Apparently, the "honorary Oscar" presented to President Clinton
Monday evening in Los Angeles was in fact a fake but that's little consolation to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. California Gov. Gray Davis
bestowed the award upon Clinton for his "achievements as president" at a bash on the Paramount Studios lot. "Our concern is that people are commenting that the president got an honorary Oscar," John Pavlik
, the Academy's rep, told The Hollywood Reporter
. "We're not angry, but we want people to understand that it wasn't really an Oscar it was a counterfeit Oscar being used in an inappropriate way."