'The Muppets,' 'The Help,' 'The Way' among Christopher Award winners
Published: April 25, 2012
NEW YORK (CNS) -- The feature films "The Muppets," "The Help," "The Way" and "War Horse" were among the winners of this year's Christopher Awards. Another winner: Mother Dolores Hart, who once starred alongside Elvis Presley, then became a cloistered Benedictine nun. She has been tapped as the winner of the 2012 Christopher Life Achievement Award. Her latest movie appearance was as the subject of the Oscar-nominated documentary "God is the Bigger Elvis." This year's awards, the Christophers' 63rd, will be presented May 24 in New York. In addition to "The Muppets," "The Help," "The Way" and "War Horse," cinema winners of Christopher Awards included "Of Gods and Men," which dramatized the true story of French monks in Algeria torn between their desire for safety and their commitment to serving the medical and social needs of the local populace during the nation's civil war. The other film winner was the documentary "Buck," about real-life horse whisperer Buck Brannaman. The Emmy Award-winning "American Experience" documentary "Freedom Riders" was one of several TV and cable winners of Christophers. Another PBS entry, Father Robert Barron's 10-part miniseries "Catholicism," also was awarded a Christopher. Other TV and cable Christopher winners included the Oprah Winfrey Network's first original documentary, "Serving Life;" HBO's Oscar-winning documentary "Strangers No More;" and a Hallmark Hall of Fame made-for-TV movie, "Have a Little Faith," which aired on ABC.
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