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Erica Galindo
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Last edited on: February 1, 2014.

Unexpectedly, the Academy rescinded its Oscar nomination for “Alone Yet Not Alone” as Best Original Song. It was found that the composer had sent a short email alerting Oscar voters of the track, causing some suspicion.

Joni commented on this recent turn of events, saying: “While I can only imagine the disappointment of music writer Bruce Broughton and lyricist Dennis Spiegel in the rescinding of their Oscar nomination, it in no way detracts from either the song’s beauty or its message.

“I was humbled and honored to have been asked to sing it for the film, and was as surprised as anyone when I learned of the song’s nomination.

"Alone Yet Not Alone" movie poster. Image courtesy of Enthuse Entertainment.

“I was grateful for the attention the nomination brought to this worthy song and the inspirational film behind it, as well as to the ongoing work of Joni and Friends to people affected by disabilities. The decision by the Academy to rescind the nomination may well bring even further attention, and I only hope it helps to further extend the message and impact of the song.

“Regarding the reasons for the nomination being rescinded, it is not my place to speculate as I have no insights into the workings of the entertainment industry. I was honored to be invited to sing the song and it will always be a treasured experience.”


The Joni and Friends International Disability Center

For nearly 35 years, Joni and Friends has worked to accelerate ministry to the disability community, offering a wide array of life-affirming ministries to people with disabilities around the world. Joni and Friends does this through many different channels.

Joni and friends. Photo courtesy of Ambassador.

These include the International Disability Center; the CID; international radio and television programs filled with inspirational stories; Wheels for the World, which every year sees thousands of individuals receive wheelchairs and the life-giving message of the Gospel; and Family Retreats held in the U.S. and around the world, where families affected by disability learn that they are not alone.


More information cabout Joni’s ministry can be found at Joni and Friends

To see more about the Christian film that was nominated, please check out Alone Yet Not Alone – Official Trailer


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