Monday, February 23, 2009

Family-Friendly Voting

There is less than a week to get your votes in for the 2008 Crystal Dove Seal awards. The Dove Foundation created the Crystal Dove Seals to honor the best family-friendly movies of the year.

The Dove Foundation says that "
Somehow Hollywood insiders continually seem to dismiss the family audience when choosing their favorite films each year." Dove goes on to list this year's Oscar nominees for Best Picture -- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, MILK, The Reader, and Slumdog Millionaire -- apparently as examples of movies that are offensive to family values.

Dove says "
There are plenty of wholesome alternatives to the adult-oriented fare that industry insiders favor." Breaking films out into six categories -- Best Adventure, Best Animated, Best Comedy, Best Documentary, Best Drama, Best Limited, and Best Musical -- they give the family the chance to vote on Dove's selection of family-friendly movies.

Among such gems are Journey to the Center of the Earth, Space Chimps, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Has anyone seen these movies? What would you vote for for best family-friendly movie?

Also, do you think that the Oscars are anti-family?

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