Catholic Media group honors Hurt Locker, Glee

Catholics in Media Associates (CIMA) 17th Annual Awards honor ‘The Hurt Locker’ and Fox Television’s ‘Glee’

(Los Angeles, Calif.)—The Catholics in Media Associates (CIMA) 17th Annual Mass and Awards Brunch on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, will honor “The Hurt Locker” and Fox Television’s “Glee,” with film reviewer and veteran Venice Film Festival jury member Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP to receive the CIMA 2010 Board of Directors Award. The celebration at the Crystal Ballroom of the Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA, will begin with a 10 a.m. Mass, presided over by His Eminence, Cardinal Roger Mahony, with a brunch and awards ceremony to follow, announced CIMA President Jane Abbott. Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe-winning actress Samantha Eggar (“The Collector”) will host.

The CIMA Awards were created in 1992 by former DGA President Jack Shea and other prominent Catholics in the entertainment industry. Their purpose is “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.”

The CIMA 2010 Film Award will be given to “The Hurt Locker” directed by 2010 Oscar nominee and DGA Award-winner Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal (2010 Oscar nominee), who was embedded with an actual EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) bomb squad. “The Hurt Locker” follows the tour of a U.S. Army EOD team (Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie and Brian Geraghty) as they defuse bombs, deal with the threat of insurgency and the growing tensions which develop among their unit.

The 2010 CIMA Television Award will be presented to Fox Television’s “Glee.” Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, “Glee” focuses on a high school Spanish teacher who becomes director of a glee club at a fictional Midwest high school and who hopes to restore it to its former glory.

The 2010 CIMA Board of Directors Award will be given to Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP, MEd Media Studies, Director, Pauline Center for Media Studies (PCMS) and media literacy education specialist, film and television journalist and author.

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