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Critics Ballistic Over Christian Film's Oscar Nod
WND ^ | 1/19/2014 | Drew Zahn

Posted on 01/19/2014 9:13:05 PM PST by unlearner

Like David versus Goliath, an upstart Christian film has shocked the world by winning an unlikely victory in the form of an Academy Award nomination.

Only this time, the crowds aren't cheering for David.

Instead, mainstream-media Oscar watchers across the nation have blasted the Academy for choosing the hymn-like testament to God’s presence over hits by pop artists like Jay-Z and Taylor Swift.

"I can’t figure any of this s— out," an unnamed competitor told the Hollywood Reporter, or THR, after learning his or her song was beaten out by "Alone Yet Not Alone," the title song from the faith-themed movie of the same name.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aloneyetnotalone; film; hollywood; hollywoodreporter; jayz; joniearecksontada; movies; oscar; taylorswift
Allow me to recommend viewing the second video clip which is Joni Eareckson Tada preparing and then singing this song. Some of you may be aware that Joni is paralyzed from the neck down due to an accident when she was 17. She is a glowing testimony to God's grace, and her performance here is inspiring.
1 posted on 01/19/2014 9:13:06 PM PST by unlearner
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To: unlearner

Beautiful song sung by an Angel, IMO.


2 posted on 01/19/2014 9:16:47 PM PST by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: unlearner

Could somebody please just perhaps mention the f n name of the film?!


3 posted on 01/19/2014 9:19:36 PM PST by stanne
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To: unlearner

Thanks for posting, I had heard about this and then forgot about it...one of my heroes...she’s very real!


4 posted on 01/19/2014 9:21:54 PM PST by porter_knorr
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To: stanne

They did.


5 posted on 01/19/2014 9:22:03 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: stanne

Alone, Yet Not Alone....same as the song title.


6 posted on 01/19/2014 9:26:47 PM PST by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: unlearner

That’s a beautiful song.


7 posted on 01/19/2014 9:27:11 PM PST by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: stanne

Did you not read the story? The film has the same name as the song.


8 posted on 01/19/2014 9:27:55 PM PST by Hootowl
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To: unlearner
FABULOUS song and performance, in my humble opinion.

And you wonder why many people complain that the entertainment industry is out of touch with the average American.

9 posted on 01/19/2014 9:28:34 PM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Hootowl

No. I’m stuck out with just a phone. Five minutes and the story won’t load.

Just a break. Title, state, if not city, a clue

Just the title in parentheses :) :)

XOXO


10 posted on 01/19/2014 9:33:10 PM PST by stanne
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To: unlearner

Amazing! Her voice will one day be a welcome addition to the Heavenly Choir!


11 posted on 01/19/2014 9:33:36 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: unlearner

Praise God...What a testimony to God’s grace...


12 posted on 01/19/2014 9:39:41 PM PST by Iscool
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To: stanne

Ummmmmmmmm
“Alone Yet Not Alone,” the title song from the faith-themed movie of the same name.


13 posted on 01/19/2014 9:40:17 PM PST by EDINVA ( m)
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To: EDINVA

Yeah. Thanks.

Ugh.

Everyone’s so jumping on the job when it comes to humiliating me. Nary a soul to inform before I stick my neck out yo ask a simple simple very easy request.

Thanks you have been ever so helpful after four others have posted snarky answers

Thanks so very very very kindly


14 posted on 01/19/2014 9:45:30 PM PST by stanne
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To: stanne

Like David verses Goliath is the title.


15 posted on 01/19/2014 10:01:53 PM PST by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: stanne

oh, I’ve been there! Worse things have happened.


16 posted on 01/19/2014 10:02:34 PM PST by EDINVA ( m)
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To: stanne
"Everyone’s so jumping on the job when it comes to humiliating me. Thanks you have been ever so helpful after four others have posted snarky answers "

Could be the way you asked it - you were pretty snarky yourself.

17 posted on 01/19/2014 10:29:15 PM PST by jackibutterfly
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To: stanne

“Alone Yet Not Alone.” Just laziness that you didn’t read the excerpted portion. It was in the 4th sentence. Nothing snarky here. Don’t expect to be spoon fed on FR.


18 posted on 01/19/2014 10:35:34 PM PST by healy61
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To: healy61
“Alone Yet Not Alone.” Just laziness that you didn’t read the excerpted portion. It was in the 4th sentence. Nothing snarky here. Don’t expect to be spoon fed on FR.

LOL, now go take another swig of Miller Lite, tough guy.

19 posted on 01/19/2014 10:37:19 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: unlearner
"I can’t figure any of this s— out," an unnamed competitor told the Hollywood Reporter

Odds are you never will.

.

20 posted on 01/19/2014 10:53:21 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: stanne

Could be that everyone here is a little taken back by your choice of the word f n when we are talking about a faith based film.


21 posted on 01/19/2014 11:00:16 PM PST by Guardian Sebastian (Mother of God, pray for us and our country.)
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To: stanne

You might have had a more gracious response to a question on a Christian thread if you had asked without an obscenity. That might not have set well with people who are discussing a beautiful Christian song and movie facing hostility from a coarse, obscene Hollywood culture.


22 posted on 01/19/2014 11:06:33 PM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: Talisker

I should get a little credit. I did answer his question. Just a little cranky here. Sorry.


23 posted on 01/19/2014 11:11:49 PM PST by healy61
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To: unlearner

...wonder how “a song that has been heard by virtually no one outside the branch from a film that hardly anyone has seen” secured an Oscar nomination”...

I seem to recall conservatives asking the same thing a few years back when Brokeback Mountain and Transamerica were nominated and Cinderella Man wasn’t.


24 posted on 01/19/2014 11:49:20 PM PST by Hugin
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To: stanne

You ask: “Could somebody please just perhaps mention the f n name of the film?!”

LOL - time for bed?

or
Ummm - reading comprehension 101?
I says: “titls song from...the movie of the same name.”

Betcha can figure that out :)

the song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWVyVMbSzM4


25 posted on 01/20/2014 1:01:55 AM PST by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: unlearner

Movie has only been in limited release and seems to be scheduled for 6/14.
http://aloneyetnotalone.com/


26 posted on 01/20/2014 4:45:01 AM PST by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: stanne

Maybe it’s because it’s a religious song and you had to ask “what’s the f name”?

As you said, “ugh.”


27 posted on 01/20/2014 5:28:10 AM PST by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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