Plugged In Movie Awards: The Golden Magnifier Goes To …
BEST CHRISTIAN MOVIE
Nominees: Blue Like Jazz, Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure, October Baby, Rogue Saints, Unconditional
Plugged In's Pick: October Baby
This category came down to the wire for us, with October Baby and Unconditional vying for the final nod. We love Unconditional for presenting a strong, well-told story with acres of heart—and in a way that may raise the bar for Christian filmmaking. But October Baby's vital pro-life message propelled it over the finish line first.
Readers' Pick: Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure
Fans of Christian movies swarmed our Facebook page, driving up vote tallies for almost every movie under consideration. But much of the time it seemed almost like a rowdy vocal battle from two sides of a sports arena: One side would shout "Rogue Saints!" The other would holler "Monumental!" At the buzzer, Kirk Cameron's politically tinged but spiritually driven documentary edged out the direct-to-DVD Rogue Saints. More important than who won this friendly fight, though, is the reality that Christian filmmaking continues to get better and more diverse all the time. The category's collection of eclectic nominees simply couldn't be ignored.
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