The Los Angeles Times featured an editorial cartoon illustrating the "David-versus-Goliath" confrontation that's taken place when the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences first nominated "Alone Yet Not Alone" for best song then revoked its nomination two weeks later.
The Academy said that song creator Bruce Broughton improperly emailed "members of the branch to make them aware of his submission during the nominations voting period."
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Disability activist. Quadriplegic. Oscar-nominated singer.
Up until last Wednesday, all three of those titles could have accurately described 64-year-old Joni Eareckson Tada. But on Jan. 29, the Academy announced it would be rescinding its Oscar nomination that it had given to the film "Alone Yet Not Alone" for Best Original Song.
"I'm still quite amazed. I'm still fascinated and interested to see how all this will pan out," Tada told The Christian Post earlier this week. more >>
2 years ago, Lacey Buchanan created a video that told the story behind her decision on keeping her baby boy, Christian. This encouraging video has inspired millions of people all over the world. By leaving such wonderful comments, Lacey's fans let her know how much this video meant to them. Especially the people from her hometown in Nashville, who look up to her for inspiration.
Nashville's best musicians got on board and created something special for Lacey and Christian. After spending hours in the studio, they came up with a BEAUTIFUL song called "No Night." They included little Christian in the video because he was the inspiration behind the song. The lyrics below are from this touching song that was created:
"There is no night so dark that it could hide your precious light." more >>
Hollywood Prayer Network answers the question, "Why pray for Hollywood?" in this video. The group, which is an incredible ministry that many people can vouch for experiencing in tangible ways, says it is "a movement of prayer for the people, the projects, and the powerful impact of Hollywood: the world's most influential mission field."
HPN continues, "We are a nonprofit ministry led by industry Christians. HPN believes that by mobilizing people around the world to pray for entertainment professionals, we can be part of God's work in changing the spiritual climate of Hollywood, from the inside out. Whether you're an industry professional who wants prayer and support or a Christian who has a heart to pray for Hollywood, you can join the movement!"more >>
When this four-year-old boy hears the song "Say Something" by Great Big World and Christina Aguilera on the radio, it becomes very hard for him to hold back his emotions. A tear jerking video filled with love that is a MUST SEE for all.
According to Jackson's dad, this is the first time he has ever seen his son "moved" by anything. Moments like this are priceless and great to have recorded on tape as a memory.
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is being criticized for rescinding the Oscar nomination of the song "Alone Yet Not Alone," which is from the Christian film of the same name. Calls are being made to allow the song to compete.
Artists for Life, a project of Cherish Life Ministries and whose affiliated artist Joni Eareckson Tada has sung the song, has issued a statement calling on the Academy to allow "Alone Yet Not Alone" to compete with other selections for the Oscar award.
The song was nominated for Best Original Song on Jan. 15, but the Academy rescinded the nomination on Jan. 29 on accusations that its composer, Bruce Broughton, used his leadership position in the Academy to improperly influence members to select the film. It is the Academy's first such action on ethical grounds. more >>