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 As Christian Retailing reported Jan. 30, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences rescinded the Best Original Song nomination for Enthuse Entertainment’s Alone Yet Not Alone due to what the Board of Governors deemed an ethical breach by the nominated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“Regarding the reasons for the nomination being rescinded, it is not my place to speculate as I have no insights into the workings of the entertainment industry,” she concluded.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:

ICRS addresses industry concerns but sees big attendance drop

News image

Christian retailers gathered with suppliers and distributors at the Orange...

READ MORE

Integra introduces in-store kiosks to grow wall-art sales

News image

Interactive technology is redefining the way consumers can shop for...

READ MORE

Vendors display skill and scripture with new gift items

News image

Gift vendors at the 2015 International Christian Retail Show displayed...

READ MORE

General Session panelists ‘hug It out’ after heated exchange

News image

Tuesday morning's ICRS General Session was supposed to stay focused...

READ MORE

Don Piper's '90 Minutes in Heaven' draws capacity crowd at ICRS

News image

Faith-based films were big business at ICRS Orlando, with screenings...

READ MORE

Film buzz big among retailers, authors and suppliers

News image

The buzz about films at ICRS took center stage at...

READ MORE

Study: Christian fiction readers buy, read more books

News image

Christian fiction readers read more than the national average and...

READ MORE

Josh McDowell offers charge to church bookstores

News image

Church bookstore managers and staff and those considering entering the...

READ MORE

Retailers offer input in new version of children's workshop

News image

A panel of children’s suppliers and experts told retailers Monday...

READ MORE

Logos retailers celebrate the power of the book

News image

Members of the Association of Logos Bookstores have nominated and...

READ MORE

Graphic novels help stores make 'cultural connection' with fans

News image

Graphic novels continue to demonstrate tremendous growth potential in the...

READ MORE

Virtual Storehouse CEO shares tech tools for ministry

News image

Don Olson, CEO of Virtual Storehouse and Foreign Christian Books focused...

READ MORE
100%
-
+
0
Show options

a