Oscar winner sees “faith-based bigotry”

A Hollywood heavyweight weighs in on the “Alone Yet Not Alone” controversy.  From the Hollywood Reporter:

Gerald Molen, an Oscar-winning producer of Schindler’s List, is accusing the Academy of discriminating against a religious movie in revoking its nomination in the best song category. [Read more...]

Oscars rescind “Alone Yet not Alone” nomination

The Academy Award nomination of the small-budget Christian movie Alone Yet Not Alone for best song was rescinded.  The composer of the music, a former member of the Board of Governors, was said to have improperly promoted the song by e-mailing the current board about it.

That the Academy is taking back the nomination because of this seems strange, given the elaborate and costly promotional campaigns that studios currently wage to win votes.  I wonder if this is the whole story.  Once word got out about the evangelical nature of the movie, could that have sabotaged it with the Academy?  The nomination was widely criticized in Hollywood circles not for the song but because the film had been praised by Christians characterized as being “anti-gay.” [Read more...]

“Alone yet Not Alone” gets Oscar nomination

Alone yet not Alone is one of those small but ambitious “faith-based-films” that usually get little traction in the Hollywood world.  Some of my students and people I know here at Patrick Henry College worked on it.  But I don’t think anybody expected it to win an Oscar nomination, which it did for “best original song.”  Listen to All 5 Tunes Nominated for the ‘Best Original Song’ Oscar.

The music is by Bruce Broughton, the lyrics are by Dennis Spiegel, and the performance is by the remarkable Joni Eareckson Tada.  After the jump, you can hear the song. [Read more...]


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