MIRACLE: FAITH SONG WINS OSCAR NOMINATION! But Liberal Motion Picture Academy Rescinded It!
Hollywood, Calif. – Oscar may not want it, but the Entertainment Industry will hear the banned Christian song “Alone Yet Not Alone” at the 22nd Annual Movieguide® Faith & Values Awards Gala.
In an unprecedented move, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences rescinded its Oscar nomination for the song, which appears in the American colonial epic, “Alone Yet Not Alone." When asked about this stunning move, the Academy in a bizarre statement said they discovered that the composer, Bruce Broughton, had sent a short email bringing the song to the attention of Oscar voters.
Huh? In recent years Academy Award nominees campaign for their category awards as if there were no tomorrow!
Bruce Broughton was stunned when hearing the news that the Oscar nomination of his song performed by Joni Erickson Tada, was rescinded. When asked by The Hollywood Reporter for a comment he lamented that maybe the song "Alone Yet Not Alone" should have been called, "Nominated but not Nominated."
But as disappointing as it is, the silver lining is, as he told The Hollywood Reporter, is that The Movieguide® Awards have agreed to feature Joni Eareckson Tada performing his song at its Feb. 7, 2014 gala move awards event, to be conducted at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
Movieguide® (www.movieguide.org) is an international, non-profit ministry dedicated to “redeeming the values of the entertainment industry by influencing industry executives and by informing and equipping the public about the influence of the entertainment media.”
Dr. Ted Baehr of Movieguide.org is available for interviews on this topic.
Reference articles in the entertainment media on this unprecedented story:
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: Academy Disqualifies Oscar-Nominated Song 'Alone Yet Not Alone' http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/academy-disqualifies-oscar-nominated-song-675480
ABOUT YOUR EXPERT GUEST DR. TED BAEHR:
Dr. Baehr is chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission® (CFTVC) ministry and director of its family guide to movies and entertainment, Movieguide® (www.movieguide.org). CFTVC and Movieguide® are an international non-profit ministry, advocacy, watchdog group dedicated to “redeeming the values of the entertainment industry by influencing industry executives and by informing and equipping the public about the influence of the entertainment media.”
Dr. Baehr has the distinction of finishing 17th out of 1150 nominees in the InterviewGuests.com poll for the Top 100 Interview Guests of 2010. He has spoken at the parliaments of the European Union as well as the United Kingdom and Norway. The academic world requests him to speak at Yale, Dartmouth, University of Virginia, UC Berkley, and UCLA.
Books: How to Succeed in Hollywood (Without Losing Your Soul) (World Net Daily), The Amazing Grace of Freedom (New Leaf), The Culture-Wise Family (Regal), Narnia Beckons (Broadman & Holman), So You Want To Be in Pictures? (Broadman & Holman), Frodo and Harry: The Lord Of The Rings Versus Harry Potter (Crossway), What Can We Watch Tonight? (Zondervan), Faith in God and the Generals (Broadman & Holman)
Publications: Ted’s work has been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, L.A. Times, Washington Post, Hollywood Reporter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and U.S. News and World Report.
Television Appearances: Ted has been a featured guest on Oprah, Hannity and Colmes, CNN, ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, and Entertainment Tonight.
Events: The CTFVC sponsors the annual Movieguide® Awards Gala, which features the prestigious $100,000 Epiphany Prizes for Inspiring Movies & TV, the $50,000 Kairos Prizes for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays by First Time and Beginning Screenwriters and the $50,000 Chronos Prizes Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays by Established Filmmakers, the $50,000 Friess Free Enterprise Prize for Promoting Free Enterprise, the Grace Awards for Actors, the Faith & Freedom Awards, and the MOVIEGUIDE® Awards for Best Movies for Families and Best Movies for Mature Audiences. These are held annually before the Academy Awards.
Personal: Ted Baehr was born in 1946, son of Robert Allen and Evelyn Peirce, both successful stage and screen actors. Ted and his wife, Lili, have four children and three grandchildren.