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21 January, 2006

christians not happy with Golden Globes

Brokeback Mountain audiobookiconContinued from the Golden Globe Awards, Christians are not happy, as expected.

Awards should be approved by Christian groups? WTF.

Brokeback Mountain, a film about the love story between two gay Wyoming cowboys won four awards; Philip Seymour Hoffman, named Best Actor for his portrayal of the homosexual writer Truman Capote; and Felicity Huffman, played a transsexual with a gay prostitute son in Transamerica.

From News.com.au's report,

"Once again, the media elites are proving that their pet projects are more important than profit," Janice Crouse, of Concerned Women for America, said.

"None of the three movies - Capote, Transamerica or Brokeback Mountain - is a box office hit. Brokeback Mountain has barely topped $US25 million ($33 million) in ticket sales.

"If America isn't watching these films, why are they winning the awards?"

They can't accept those movies, don't watch them!
When did Christian group rule the world?

iTunes Anyway, you can buy Brokeback Mountain audiobook from iTunes Music Store, with special price (US$4.95).

related blog entries:
and the winners are ... (17 January, 2006)
who has crossed the line? (4 October, 2005)

A copy of No Christian hoorays for Hollywood (News.com.au 19 Jan 2006):

No Christian hoorays for Hollywood

CHRISTIAN groups have launched a furious campaign against Hollywood, claiming the Golden Globe Awards promote films with gay or "leftist" themes to serve a political agenda.

The criticism was made after Brokeback Mountain, a film about the forbidden love between gay Wyoming cowboys that stars Australian Heath Ledger, won four awards on Tuesday.
Other winners included Philip Seymour Hoffman, named Best Actor for his portrayal of the homosexual writer Truman Capote; and Felicity Huffman, the Desperate Housewives star who played a transsexual with a gay prostitute son in Transamerica.

"Once again, the media elites are proving that their pet projects are more important than profit," Janice Crouse, of Concerned Women for America, said.

"None of the three movies - Capote, Transamerica or Brokeback Mountain - is a box office hit. Brokeback Mountain has barely topped $US25 million ($33 million) in ticket sales.

"If America isn't watching these films, why are they winning the awards?"

The criticism from the American heartland carried more weight than usual this year because Hollywood suffered the biggest decline in attendance in two decades last year.
One of the few box office hits of the year was The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which appealed strongly to Christian audiences.

Oscar pundits are now wondering whether the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will also reward Brokeback Mountain, potentially souring Hollywood's relationship with the American ticket-buying public even further.

Members of the academy must hand in their nomination forms by Saturday, with the winners to be announced on March 5.

Religious groups also pointed to the alleged political agenda of winners such as George Clooney, who won for his supporting role in Syriana, a film about the ethical pitfalls of the oil business; and Mary Louise Parker, who was rewarded for her performance in Weeds, a television comedy about a suburban mother turned marijuana dealer.

Much of the anger was directed at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group of 92 journalists from non-American publications who hand out the Golden Globe Awards.

The non-profit HFPA collects as much as $US5.7 million ($7.6 million) from selling the broadcast rights to the ceremony, which is consistently one of the three highest-rated awards shows in the US, along with the Academy Awards and the Grammys.

Right-wing radio talk show hosts also took pot shots at the Globes yesterday.

Stephen Bennett of Straight Talk Radio said: "When Hollywood is pumping out anti-family movies with sexually explicit, twisted and perverse themes that glorify homosexuality, transsexuality and every other kind of sexual immorality - then awarding itself for doing so - Middle America better take note.

"Hollywood (has) exposed its own corrupt agenda. (It) is no doubt out on a mission to homosexualise America."

The Times, London, in the Australian

related blog entries:
and the winners are ... (17 January, 2006)
who has crossed the line? (4 October, 2005)

Posted by Antony on 21 January 2006 9:11 AM | newstalk

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