“Breakthrough” Receives Oscar Nomination for Best Original Song

The 2019 blockbuster hit “Breakthrough” was nominated for an Academy Award on Monday, putting faith-based content on a platform where it’s rarely recognized. 

The movie, which is based on a true story, was nominated for Best Original Song for the emotional tune, “I’m Standing With You,” performed by lead actress in the film Chrissy Metz and written by award-winning songwriter Diane Warren.

“Congratulations, @warren_diane on your 11th Oscar Nomination for Best Song!” Metz wrote on Instagram after learning about the nomination. “Thank you, @devonfranklin for putting us together and making dreams come true! And a HUGE thank you to @theacademy for this incredible honor!”

The film’s producer, DeVon Franklin, who’s known for bringing faith-based content to the silver screen, also celebrated the achievement.

“@breakthroughmovie got an Oscar nomination!!! For best song for ‘I’m Standing With You!’ Huge congrats to the one and only @warren_diane and @chrissymetz,” Franklin tweeted.

Breakthrough is based on the true story of a teenage boy who is presumed dead after he falls through an icy pond and once rescued is unable to be resuscitated for 45 minutes. His heart starts beating again after his mother begins praying.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law