The Oscar’s governor’s board has voted to rescind the nomination of faith-based film, “Alone Yet Not Alone” from the best original song list due to an unfair advantage by Bruce Broughton. The song by the same title was sung by Joni Eareckson Tada.
The Hollywood Reporter has a breaking story regarding the recent nomination of the faith-based film, “Alone Yet Not Alone,” which recently was awarded an Oscar nomination for best original song. The Oscar’s Governor Board has rescinded the nomination because of an unfair advantage taken by former board member and film’s songwriter, Bruce Broughton.
Moments after the announcement was made, Broughton said in a statement to THR: “I’m devastated. I indulged in the simplest grassroots campaign and it went against me when the song started getting attention. I got taken down by competition that had months of promotion and advertising behind them. I simply asked people to find the song and consider it.”
“No matter how well-intentioned the communication, using one’s position as a former governor and current executive committee member to personally promote one’s own Oscar submission creates the appearance of an unfair advantage,” said Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the Academy president.
From Entertainment Weekly:
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences didn’t think his actions were so innocent. In a meeting of its Governors Board on Tuesday night, the panel voted to rescind the Original Song nod for Alone Yet Not Alone — only the fifth time in history the Oscars organization has yanked one of its nominations.
What I find highly disturbing is all of the Christian media and Christian leaders who pooh-poohed the idea that Broughton did anything wrong. When secular groups are calling out Christians for impropriety, Christians better take a look at their practices. #Facepalm
I am looking forward to seeing the “Christian” response now!