Academy Disqualifies Oscar Nominee Joni Eareckson Tada …… | News and reports


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Update: Tada tells CT:

While I can only imagine the disappointment of songwriter Bruce Broughton and lyricist Dennis Spiegel in having their Oscar nominations canceled, that in no way detracts from the song’s beauty or its message. I was humbled and honored to be asked to sing it for the movie, and I was as surprised as anyone when I learned of the song’s name. I was grateful for the attention the nomination gave to this worthy song and the inspirational film behind it, as well as Joni and Friends’s ongoing work for people with disabilities. The Academy’s decision to quash the nomination may well garner even more attention, and I only hope it helps to further spread the song’s message and impact. As to the reasons for the cancellation of the nomination, it is not for me to speculate as I have no idea how the entertainment industry works. I was honored to be invited to sing the song and it will always be …

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