BJ lovers, another news I just got from Wikipedia: Becoming Jane just received the Truly Moving Picture Award. It means that the Heartland Truly Moving Pictures recognizes Becoming Jane as a movie that 'can move you to laughter, to tears, to make a difference. These films offer heartfelt visions of life that are as hopeful as they are entertaining.' Sounds very much like Becoming Jane. By the way, there are precedents that movies awarded with the Truly Moving Picture Award later on were nominated or received the Oscar. So here's to the hope that Becoming Jane will line herself in the Oscar nominations, at the very least.
Below is the explanation from TMP website:
Heartland Truly Moving Pictures, a non-profit organization, recognizes and honors filmmakers whose work explores the human journey by expressing hope and respect for the positive values of life.
Its flagship event, the Heartland Film Festival, launched in 1991 and runs each October in Indianapolis, Indiana, screening independent films from around the world. Every year, the Festival awards $200,000 in cash prizes and presents its Crystal Heart Awards to the Festival's top-judged submissions. Heartland has awarded more than $1.6 million to support filmmakers during the last 16 years.
The Heartland Truly Moving Picture Award was created to honor films released theatrically that align with Heartland’s mission. By bestowing a watermark to honored films, the award allows studios and distributors to inform potential audiences of a film's uplifting message and appeal. Submissions are received directly from studios and producers for consideration. The award is given prior to the film's release with the goal of encouraging moviegoers to support the film, especially on opening weekend.
What is a Truly Moving Picture Award winner?
It is a film that unlocks the vast potential of the human spirit and enables us to view stories that display courage, integrity and hope, taking entertainment to a higher level.
A Truly Moving Picture Award winner can move you to laughter, to tears,
to make a difference.
These films offer heartfelt visions of life that are as hopeful as they are entertaining.
Heartland knows filmmaking requires a leap of faith. That's why Heartland created the Truly Moving Picture Award, to honor the best of these works and to provide an incentive for studios to make more movies that have an uplifting message.