Awards for 1997

Christopher Award

Best Film


Old Man: John Kent Harrison (director), Horton Foote (writer), Richard Welsh (executive producer), Brent Shields (executive producer)

Motion Pictures


Marvin's Room: Jerry Zaks (director), Scott McPherson (writer), Scott Rudin (producer), Jane Rosenthal (producer), Robert De Niro (producer), Tod Scott Brody (executive prodcuer), Lori Steinberg (executive prodcuer)

Fly Away Home: Carroll Ballard (director), Robert Rodat (writer), Vince McKewin (writer), Carol Baum (producer), John Veitch (producer)

Mr. Holland's Opus: Stephen Herek (director), Patrick Sheane Duncan (writer), Robert W. Cort (producer), Ted Field (producer)

The Spitfire Grill: Lee David Zlotoff (director/writer), Forrest Murray (producer)

Television Specials


Turning Point: unknown
For episode "Race for a Miracle: The Brad and Vicki Margus Story".

The American Experience: unknown
For episode "TR, The Story of Theodore Roosevelt".

ABC News Nightline
For the feature "The Gift".



Special Christopher Award


Touched by an Angel
Heavenly messengers help human beings as they grapple with life's problems and promise. Deep respect for personal and spiritual beliefs is a trademark of this quality family series from CBS Television.

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