Fox Searchlight's 'Conviction' to Be Honored by Catholics in Media Associates

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The Hilary Swank drama will receive the 2011 Film Award.

Fox Searchlight’s Conviction, starring Hilary Swank, will receive the 2011 Film Award from the Catholics in Media Associates.

The annual CIMA Awards were created in 1002 by former DGA president Jack Shea and other prominent Catholics in the entertainment industry. Their purpose is to promote individuals, films and TV shows that “uplift the spirit and help us better understand what it is to be part of the human family.”
The awards ceremony, preceded by a Mass, will be held Feb. 20th at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
“Our film celebrates the power of love within a family, and the ultimate triumph of justice. These are qualities which resonated with CIMA, and we are very proud of this acknowledgement,” said Andrew Sugerman, one of the producers of Conviction
Directed by Tony Goldwyn, Conviction is based on the real-life story of Betty Ann Waters, who became a lawyer in order to prove her brother was innocent of murder. The battle lasted years before his conviction was overturned.
CBS’ Blue Bloods will be honored with CIMA’s top television award, while CBS’ soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful will receive the 2011 Humanitarian Award for its ongoing storyline about the homeless population in Los Angeles.