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The 'Christian Oscars'

Hmmm. I think if I were at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, I might be feeling a little litigious right now about this outfit calling itself the Christian Oscars©.

Actually, the awards are officially called the roll-off-your-tongue MOVIEGUIDE® Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry, and the award is not a gold naked dude, but something called the Crystal Teddy Bear. Movieguide, by the way, is “a ministry dedicated to redeeming the values of the mass media according to biblical principles, by influencing entertainment industry executives and helping families make wise media choices.” (AgapePress):

The glittering event, also dubbed “The Christian Oscars,” was held just days before the 78th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood and attracted more than 150 celebrities, Hollywood executives, producers, writers, and directors and their guests. The evening began with red carpet media interviews with many of the stars, including Pat Boone and Stephen Collins, as well as many other actors and actresses who were attending the event and who openly shared their faith in Jesus Christ.

Pat Boone, legendary singing star and actor, received a “Special Lifetime Faith & Values” Crystal Teddy Bear Award for Dedication to Redeeming the Values of the Mass Media of Entertainment. The Crystal Teddy was given to Boone for his “tireless and superior efforts over many years to redeem the values of the mass media and to present the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the mass media.”

So, who won Crystal Teddies? Here’s a list of some noms and winners (and you won’t see Brokeback, Capote or Transamerica here, folks):

$50,000 WARE FOUNDATION LIBERTAS PRIZE FOR PROMOTING POSITIVE AMERICAN VALUES IN 2005 – (Tie) EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION and SUE THOMAS F.B. EYE

Other Nominees: 7TH HEAVEN, LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE and THREE WISHES

Best Film for Families – THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE

TEN BEST 2005 FILM FOR FAMILIES (Best is first, etc.)
1. THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
2. MADAGASCAR
3. DREAMER
4. MARCH OF THE PENGUINS
5. CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
6. ROBOTS
7. CHICKEN LITTLE
8. THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED
9. SKY HIGH
10. VALIANT

Best Film for Mature Audiences – PRIDE & PREJUDICE

TEN BEST 2005 FILMS FOR MATURE AUDIENCES (Best is first, etc.)
1. PRIDE & PREJUDICE
2. BATMAN BEGINS
3. MILLIONS
4. THE INTERPRETER
5. THE GREAT RAID
6. THE ISLAND
7. THE NINTH DAY
8. CINDERELLA MAN
9. HITCH
10. DOWNFALL

Other TV Nominees: Stephen Collins for the “X-Mas” episode of 7TH HEAVEN, Bruce Greenwood in SAVING MILLIE, and Jon Voight and Cary Elwes for POPE JOHN PAUL II

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