13. Roger Ross Williams, Best Documentary (Short Subject) Music By Prudence (2009)
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Rarely does the Oscar speech for Best Documentary (Short Subject) get much attention. When Elinor Burkett took the stage to add her two cents during Roger Ross Williams' acceptance speech for Music By Prudence, she was dubbed a "Lady Kanye" for interrupting him.
Further investigation proved the situation was far more complicated than that. Burkett had been removed from the project, but retained credit as a producer. She felt strong-armed out of Oscar press by Williams, and felt that she should be a part of the win. For Williams' part, he maintained, "I own the film. She has no claim whatsoever. She has nothing to do with the movie."