16th Catholics In Media Awards (CIMA) to DOUBT, Lou Gossett, Jr., WITHOUT A TRACE

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Catholics in Media Associates' (CIMA) Sixteenth Mass and Awards Brunch on Sunday, March 29, 2009 will honor Louis Gossett, Jr. for Lifetime Achievement, the feature film "Doubt" and the CBS / Warner Bros Television / Jerry Bruckheimer Productions television series "Without A Trace." The celebration in the Crystal Ballroom of the Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA, will begin with a 10 AM Mass with a brunch and awards ceremony to follow, announced CIMA President Marilyn Gill. Mark Derwin, costar of ABC Family's "Secret Life of an American Teenager," will serve as MC.

Secret Life of an American Teenager

Catholics in Media Associates' (CIMA) Sixteenth Mass and Awards Brunch on Sunday, March 29, 2009 will honor Louis Gossett, Jr. for Lifetime Achievement, the feature film "Doubt" and the CBS / Warner Bros Television / Jerry Bruckheimer Productions television series "Without A Trace." The celebration in the Crystal Ballroom of the Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA, will begin with a 10 AM Mass with a brunch and awards ceremony to follow, announced CIMA President Marilyn Gill. Mark Derwin, costar of ABC Family's "Secret Life of an American Teenager," will serve as MC.

The CIMA Awards' purpose is to promote and applaud individuals, films and TV programs that uplift the spirit and help us better understand what it is to be part of the human family.

Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr. will receive the CIMA Lifetime Achievement Award for his personal and professional achievements which span a half-century. Gossett is the recipient of an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and NAACP Image Award for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film "An Officer and a Gentleman."

The CIMA Film Award will be bestowed on "Doubt," written and directed by Academy Award and WGA Award-winning screenwriter John Patrick Shanley, adapted from the author's 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Broadway play. "Doubt" is set in 1964 at a Bronx, New York Catholic elementary school and concerns the confrontation between a progressive priest (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and a strong-minded principal (SAG Award-winner Meryl Streep) over the priest's excessive interest in the school's first African-American student.

The 2009 CIMA Television Award will be presented to the CBS / Warner Bros Television / Jerry Bruckheimer Productions series "Without A Trace" which concerns a fictitious FBI missing persons unit. Each episode focuses on the search for one individual along with an examination of the personal lives of the team members and their insight -- and sometime traumatic reactions -- to certain cases.

2009 CIMA Award Master of Ceremonies Mark Derwin stars as "George Nicholson on ABC Family's "Secret Life of An American Teenager.

Tickets to the 2009 CIMA Awards can be purchase online at http://www.catholicsinmedia.org or by calling 818.907.2734.

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