Though snubbed by Hollywood, The Passion is still the People's Choice.Despite vicious attacks from media critics and conspicuous snubs from Hollywood insiders, Mel Gibson Noun 1. Mel Gibson - Australian actor (born in the United States in 1956)
Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson, Gibson
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. and his enormously successful film, The Passion of the Christ, received more vindication at the 31st annual People's Choice Awards The People's Choice Awards is an awards show recognizing the people and the work of popular culture. The show has been held annually since 1975 and is one of the few to be based on the opinions of the general public. on January 9. The Passion won the People's Choice Award for best motion picture drama for 2004. It may end up being the only major award the film receives, since the movie industry, which is notoriously left wing and anti-Christian, has gone to great lengths to sabotage and stiff-arm the picture. In what is one of the most blatant examples of artistic censorship, Gibson and The Passion were almost completely shut out of the various awards programs held in January (the Golden Globes, the Directors Guild, and the Producers Guild) and were not even mentioned by most major media critics in their annual "Top 10 Movies" lists. They are expected to be shut out of Hollywood's ultimate awards spectacle, the Academy Awards (the "Oscars"), as well. The one exception to this industry ostracism ostracism (ŏs`trəsĭz'əm), ancient Athenian method of banishing a public figure. It was introduced after the fall of the family of Pisistratus. has been a nomination by the American Society of Cinematographers The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is an educational, cultural, and professional organization. It is not a labor union, and it is not a guild. Membership is by invitation and is extended only to directors of photography and special effects experts with for Passion cameraman Caleb Deschanel Caleb Deschanel (born September 21, 1944) is an American cinematographer.
Joseph Caleb Deschanel was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to a French father and an American mother, who raised him in her Quaker religion. He went to Severn School for high school. .
Gibson's proposal to make a grippingly realistic and reverent rev·er·ent
Marked by, feeling, or expressing reverence.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin rever film about the final hours in the life of Jesus Christ, including His brutal scourging and crucifixion, was rejected by every studio. Undaunted, Gibson produced the film independently, putting up $30 million of his own money to fund the project. While still in the filming process, Gibson and The Passion were subjected to a nonstop campaign of malicious attacks, principally involving charges that the film is anti-Semitic. Despite these handicaps, Gibson's profoundly moving and artistically stunning movie has set box office records and taken in more than $600 million internationally.