Beliefnet Announces the Winners of the 2007 Beliefnet Film Awards

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What were the best spiritual movies and performances of last year? Beliefnet annouces the winners.

Find out below who won this year's Judges' Awards and People's Awards for Best Spiritual Film, Best Spiritual Performance, and Best Spiritual Documentary. Read the debate and watch clips of the nominees in Beliefnet's movie section.

Best Spiritual Film Winners

Judges' Award: Children of Men - In a world where all humanity is infertile, a miraculously pregnant woman brings hope.

Peoples' Award: The Pursuit of Happyness - A single dad struggles to care for his son and achieve the American Dream.

The nominees included Babel, Flags of Our Fathers and The Nativity Story.

Best Spiritual Performance Winners

Judges' Award: Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls - The "American Idol" finalist's soulful performance as Effie, the ousted lead singer of a famed R&B group.

Peoples' Award: Will Smith for The Pursuit of Happyness - The popular actor forgoes glamour for this role as a formerly homeless single dad.

The nominees included Nicolas Cage for World Trade Center, Nick Nolte for The Peaceful Warrior and Virginia Madsen for Prairie Home Companion

Best Spiritual Documentary

Judges' Award: An Inconvenient Truth - Al Gore warns of the dangers of global warming, exhorting his audience to take action before it's too late.

Peoples' Award: Shakespeare Behind Bars - A group of male prisoners form a Shakespearean acting troupe.

The nominees included The Ground Truth, The Saint of 9/11 and When the Levees Broke

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