Artists for Life supports songwriter Bruce Broughton and the song "Alone Yet Not Alone", and is calling on the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to allow the song to compete with other selections for the Oscar award. Bruce Broughton, the composer of the song, former governor of the Academy and current executive committee member stated that "The marketing abilities of the other companies before and after the nomination far outstrip anything that this song was able to benefit from."
Albert Strong, Director of Artists for Life stated:
“We are saddened that the song Alone and Yet Not Alone, sung by Joni Eareckson Tada, was removed as an Oscar nomination. Bruce Broughton has a long and distinguished career which deserves better treatment at the hands of the Motion Picture Academy.
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Please allow the song Alone Yet Not Alone to fairly compete for the Original Song Oscar award. Don't punish the singer and the many talented people who produced this beautiful song who are innocent. Many leading Movie experts have now said Bruce Broughton did nothing different (in fact much smaller) from the promotional campaigns all Oscar nominees engage in.
Cheryl Boone Isaacs
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Telephone: (310) 247-3000
Facsimile: (310) 859-9619
Artists for Life
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