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Mel, Jamie Fox Win Christian Oscars
Newsmax.com ^ | Feb. 26, 2005

Posted on 02/27/2005 9:18:39 AM PST by ArmyBratproud

The secular Hollywood establishment may have turned its back on Mel Gibson, denying him a nomination for an Oscar for his blockbuster film "The Passion of the Christ," but he won the top honors at the 13th Annual MOVIEGUIDE® Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry, held in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton on Thursday, February 24.

According to the ASSIST News Service (ANS), the award amounts to a Christian Oscar. ANS reported that "The Passion" took home the $50,000 John Templeton Foundation Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring Movie while Jamie Foxx's The "Happy Trails" episode of PAX-TV's series DOC won the $50,000 John Templeton Foundation Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring TV Program.

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Jim Caviezel won the Grace Award for Most Inspiring Movie Performance of 2004 for his portrayal of Jesus Christ in "The Passion." As he came on stage, to receive the award, ANS reported he received a huge round of applause from his Hollywood peers at the event.

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KEYWORDS: awards; melgibson; oscars; thepassion

1 posted on 02/27/2005 9:18:39 AM PST by ArmyBratproud
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To: ArmyBratproud
As he came on stage, to receive the award, ANS reported he received a huge round of applause from his Hollywood peers at the event.

Which Hollywood peers were there??
2 posted on 02/27/2005 9:23:12 AM PST by Phocion
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To: ArmyBratproud
...while Jamie Foxx's The "Happy Trails" episode of PAX-TV's series DOC won the $50,000 John Templeton Foundation Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring TV Program.

You had a small glitch during the snippage there. Jamie Foxx won the Grace Award for Most Inspiring Television Performance of 2004, for REDEMPTION: THE STAN TOOKIE WILLIAMS STORY. DOC is Billy Ray Cyrus' series on PAX and won the Epiphany, as noted.

3 posted on 02/27/2005 9:38:51 AM PST by macbee ("Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." - Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: ArmyBratproud

Ooops! My bad. It was NewsMax.com that biffed the report, not you. My apologies.


4 posted on 02/27/2005 9:40:52 AM PST by macbee ("Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." - Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: ArmyBratproud
Newsmax articles aren't required to be excerpted.

Reprinted from NewsMax.com
Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005 5:42 p.m. EST

Mel, Jamie Fox Win Christian Oscars

The secular Hollywood establishment may have turned its back on Mel Gibson, denying him a nomination for an Oscar for his blockbuster film "The Passion of the Christ," but he won the top honors at the 13th Annual MOVIEGUIDE® Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry, held in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton on Thursday, February 24.

According to the ASSIST News Service (ANS), the award amounts to a Christian Oscar. ANS reported that "The Passion" took home the $50,000 John Templeton Foundation Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring Movie while Jamie Foxx's The "Happy Trails" episode of PAX-TV's series DOC won the $50,000 John Templeton Foundation Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring TV Program.

The Epiphany Prize, ANS explained, is given to the movie and television program that "greatly increases man's love and understanding of God."

Jim Caviezel won the Grace Award for Most Inspiring Movie Performance of 2004 for his portrayal of Jesus Christ in "The Passion." As he came on stage, to receive the award, ANS reported he received a huge round of applause from his Hollywood peers at the event.

The awards ceremony, known as "The Christian Oscars", was held just days before Sunday's 77th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood.

Dr. Ted Baehr, founder of MOVIEGUIDE® and chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission, gave his Annual Report to the Entertainment Industry at the Awards Gala. He said that the detailed box office statistics in his report proves that moviegoers all over the world prefer clean, morally uplifting movies with strong Christian values.

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5 posted on 02/27/2005 9:44:22 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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What would be a great sign tonight is if people stood for any award the Passion might win as a gesture.But it will never happen.


6 posted on 02/27/2005 9:49:25 AM PST by My Favorite Headache ("I I think she did too much coke...ahh you think so Doctor?)
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