After highlighting Clint Eastwood's extraordinary film "Gran Torino", I would like to offer here a list of worthy films which have been given awards by the Madrid archdiocesan weekly magazine, Alpha and Omega, which is distributed by the newspaper ABC. It has given special awards for the production of recent films in defense of life.The Alpha and Omega awards highlighted five pro-life films released in 2008, four related to abortion and one to euthanasia: "Juno", "Bella", "4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days", "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" and "The Princess of Nebraska".
Other awards which have been given are:
Best Leading Actor: Tommy Lee Jones, "In the Valley of Elah"
Best Supporting Actor: Ciarán Hinds, "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day"
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Clarkson, "Lars and the Real Girl"
Best Cinematography: Sergey Trofimov and Rogier Stoffers, "Mongol"
Best Film With Christian Theme: "Guadalupe," director Santiago Parra
Best Soundtrack: Alberto Iglesias, "The Kite Runner"
Best Family Film: "Horton Hears a Who!," directors Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino
Best Historical Drama: "O, Jerusalem," directed by Chris Kraus
Best Educational Film: "The Wave," director Dennis Gansel
Best Animated Film: "Wall-E," director Andrew Stanton
These should keep us going for a while!