'Hugo,' 'I Am,' 'The Way,' 'Modern Family' win Catholic group's awards

By  Catholic News Service
  • March 28, 2012

STUDIO CITY, Calif. - The feature films "Hugo" and "The Way," the documentary "I Am" and the television sitcom "Modern Family" have been named winners of this year's Catholics in Media Awards.

The Martin Scorsese film "Hugo," the filmmaker's first feature given the 3-D treatment, is getting the Film Award from Catholics in Media Associates, sponsors of the prizes for the 19th year. "Hugo" won five Academy Awards in February.

"The Way," starring Martin Sheen and directed by his son Emilio Estevez, won the group's Board of Directors Award. Both films were made available on DVD in February.

"I Am," directed by Tom Shadyac, won the organization's Documentary Award. In the movie, Shadyac relates his experiences and personal journey following a devastating 2007 bicycle accident.

"Modern Family," seen Wednesdays on ABC, was chosen for the Television Award. It revolves around three families interrelated through patriarch Jay Pritchett, played by Ed O'Neill. The series has already won a Peabody Award, an Emmy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award.

The Catholics in Media Awards were created by prominent Catholics in the entertainment industry to "promote and applaud individuals, films and TV programs that uplift the spirit and help us better understand what it is to be part of the human family," according to a Catholics in Media Associates announcement.

A Mass, brunch and award ceremony honoring the winners will take place April 29 in Beverly Hills.

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