Have you ever wondered what it would be like to win an Oscar?
The big moment your name is read and you walk up to claim that super prestigious golden idol you know you secretly deserve? Mark David Christenson certainly had, but he was through with pretending. This year, he was going to be an Oscar winner, even if meant lying to a whole bunch of people.
To prepare for such a stunt, Christenson first created some fake footage of himself receiving an Oscar with the help of New Media Rockstars, along with a fake version of the award he could walk around with (to really help ward off those naysayers).
Now clad in a tuxedo, he hit the streets, first seeing if he could score free tickets to the show he supposedly won an Oscar for at a local movie theatre (he did). But soon, he found himself inside exclusive bars, parties—even the Oscars VIP event at the Roosevelt Hotel.
“I feel like I own this town right now!” an excited Christenson yelled.
As the clip goes on, a number of people see his fake award and begin approaching him claiming to have seen Christenson’s movie and even his acceptance speech.
“I saw your speech,” one woman says.
“Dude, I saw your movie!”
But the grand finale of deception comes when the fake award winner is able to convince the bar’s valet service into letting him drive home in someone else’s car (he did give it back though, don’t worry).
“At the start of this, I felt a little bad,” Christenson concedes. “But as the night went on and everybody was treating me so nice—like I had one of the best nights of my life tonight.”
And that, friends, is what it’s like to win an Oscar. But what do you think of his prank? Smart, or mean-spirited? Weigh in below: