Christian Retailing

NEWSLETTERS Current Issue Joni Eareckson Tada ‘humbled and honored’ despite song’s Oscar disqualification
Joni Eareckson Tada ‘humbled and honored’ despite song’s Oscar disqualification PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeremy Burns   
Friday, 31 January 2014 05:17 PM EST

JoniEarecksonTada-webJoni Eareckson Tada issued a statement in response to the surprise withdrawal of her song’s Oscar nomination. As Christian Retailing reported Jan. 30, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences rescinded the Best Original Song nomination for Enthuse Entertainment’s Alone Yet Not Alone due to what the Board of Governors deemed an ethical breach by the nominated song’s composer, Bruce Broughton, who is also a member of the Academy’s executive committee.

“While I can only imagine the disappointment of music writer Bruce Broughton and lyricist Dennis Spiegel in the rescinding of their Oscar nomination, it in no way detracts from either the song's beauty or its message,” Tada said. “I was humbled and honored to have been asked to sing it for the film, and was as surprised as anyone when I learned of the song's nomination.”

“I was grateful for the attention the nomination brought to this worthy song and the inspirational film behind it, as well as to the ongoing work of Joni and Friends to people affected by disabilities,” the Joni and Friends founder added. “The decision by the Academy to rescind the nomination may well bring even further attention, and I only hope it helps to further extend the message and impact of the song.”

In her statement, Tada refused to get upset about the Academy’s controversial retraction.

“Regarding the reasons for the nomination being rescinded, it is not my place to speculate as I have no insights into the workings of the entertainment industry,” she concluded. “I was honored to be invited to sing the song and it will always be a treasured experience.”

 

In this current issue:

Word Weavers forms alliance with BelieversTrust

News image

Word Weavers International, an 18-year-old organization for writers founded and...

READ MORE

Eerdmans longtime editor in chief to retire

News image

Jon Pott, vice president and editor in chief of Wm....

READ MORE

Zondervan hosts dinner for NIV’s 50th

News image

Zondervan, Biblica and the Committee on Bible Translation welcomed more...

READ MORE

Munce partners with SuzyQ to host writers conference

News image

The Munce Group and SuzyQ have announced a new writers...

READ MORE

Fire destroys Los Angeles Christian store

News image

A Christian retail store was gutted by fire Friday evening,...

READ MORE

Family Christian partners to assist widows for Thanksgiving

News image

Family Christian Stores has announced its partnership with author Miriam...

READ MORE

LifeWay to stay closed Thanksgiving

News image

While the "war on Christmas" generates more headlines, Thanksgiving has...

READ MORE

Britt Beemer: Retailers ‘control their own destinies’

News image

The mood of the American consumer is surprisingly gloomy, according...

READ MORE

GMA Canada presents Covenant Awards

News image

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) Canada honored singer-songwriter Dan Bremnes...

READ MORE

Holley Gerth’s ‘Amazing’ becomes best-seller

News image

Holley Gerth’s You’re Already Amazing (Revell/Baker Publishing Group) has landed...

READ MORE

Hachette to set e-book prices under new Amazon deal

News image

Hachette Book Group and Amazon announced Thursday that the companies...

READ MORE

Nazarene Publishing House restructures

News image

Nazarene Publishing House (NPH) will not close for business, but...

READ MORE
100%
-
+
0
Show options

a