Third Annual Beliefnet Film Award Winners Announced
Amazing Grace Wins Best Spiritual Film of 2008
Caren Browning/Elizabeth MacEnulty
The Morris + King Company
New York, NY – February 22, 2008 – Beliefnet.com, the leading online community for faith and spirituality, announced today the winners of the third annual 2008 Beliefnet Film Awards. Winners were chosen in two categories, the People’s Award?given to the film receiving the most votes from visitors to the site, and the Judge’s Award, based on quality and spiritual impact of the films and performances, as determined by Beliefnet editors and a panel of judges. Video clips of all nominees can be viewed at www.beliefnet.com. The 2008 Beliefnet Film Award winners are:
Best Spiritual Film
- Amazing Grace – Winner of both the Judge’s Award and the People’s Award
Best Spiritual Performance
- Emile Hirsch for his role in Into the Wild – Winner of the Judge’s Award
- Will Smith for his role in I am Legend – Winner of the People’s Award
Best Spiritual Documentary
- Into Great Silence – Winner of the Judge’s Award
- For the Bible Tells Me So – Winner of the People’s Award
Beliefnet editors considered many films in selecting this year’s nominees. To view clips of all nominated films, please visit: http://www.beliefnet.com/bfa/. Full coverage of the 2008 Oscars is also available at Beliefnet.com.
Beliefnet, winner of the 2007 National Magazine Award for General Excellence Online, is the largest online community for spirituality and inspiration. Its mission is to help people find and walk a spiritual path that instills comfort, hope, clarity, strength and happiness for people who are exploring their own faith or curious about other spiritual traditions. Beliefnet offers a wide variety of resources including social networking tools, articles, quizzes, devotionals, sacred text searches, photo galleries and intimate interviews with noted politicians, celebrities and spiritual leaders. Beliefnet has approximately three million unique visitors each month and a daily email newsletter readership of nearly 11 million subscribers. The company, which is a subsidiary of Fox Digital Media and Fox Entertainment Group, is not affiliated with any spiritual organization or movement, and has partnerships with TIME magazine, Yahoo!, and Chicken Soup for the Soul.