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Ethical and spiritual values in the Oscar-nominated films

The nominations for the 2019 Oscar Awards have been out for some time now, and once more I invite you to explore some of the ethical and spiritual values in the major nominated films. This can add to your enjoyment if you plan to watch ABC’s broadcast of the Oscars, set for 8 p.m. Eastern Time Sunday. If some fashionistas can get excited over what stars wear on the red carpet, why not show equal interest in what values are embedded in the nominated movies themselves?

‘Hidden Figures’ heroine Katherine Johnson honored at Oscars

Although “Hidden Figures,” the film about three female African-American mathematicians who were integral to the early days of NASA’s space program, didn’t take home any trophies at last night’s Oscars awards, the Academy honored the film’s main character, Katherine Johnson, during the presentation for Best Documentary.

Finding spiritual values in Oscar’s ‘Best Pictures’

Each year the Academy for Motion Pictures and Sciences nominates five to ten films for the “Best Picture” category. I wish that it were a full ten this year, with the addition of Martin Scorcese’s haunting Silence rounding out the number.