First presented in 1949, The Christopher Awards honor writers, producers, directors and illustrators in the publishing, film, TV and cable industries whose work affirms the highest values of the human spirit. Their goal is to encourage men, women and children to pursue excellence in creative arenas that have the potential to influence a mass audience positively. Award winners encourage audiences to see the better side of human nature and motivate artists and the general public to use their best instincts on behalf of others. “This year’s Christopher Award winners creatively demonstrate the transformative impact that faith, courage and action can have on people’s lives,” said Mary Ellen Robinson, vice president of The Christophers.
Wendy LaGuardia and Patricia Keeler were at the gala in NYC to accept the prestigious award. Other award winners included the academy award winning movie, “The King’s Speech” and author Laura Hillenbrand’s “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival.” Walt Disney Pictures “Toy Story 3” and “Secretariat” were among some of the other winners.