Catholic Priests’ Oscar Predictions During Special Movie Review Show on CatholicTV

During the week beginning March 1st, two Catholic priests, Fr. Bill Kelly and Fr. “Chip” Hines, co-hosts of the CatholicTV movie review show “Spotlight”, will share their opinions of  Oscar winners and will offer commentary in preparation for the upcoming 82nd Annual Academy Awards on March 7th, 2010.

Fr. Bill and Fr. Chip will predict winners for best picture, director, actor, actress, supporting actor, and supporting actress during this episode of Spotlight. The idea of the Spotlight show originated when a fellow priest overheard Fr. Chip and Fr. Bill arguing about whether Amy Ryan deserved a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in 2008. The priest who overheard them said, “you two should have your own show”.

Spotlight premiered on CatholicTV as part of the 2009 fall season. The show has gained national attention and the two priests were invited to make a monthly appearance on Wendy Wiese’s ON CALL Relevant Radio show.

This special Oscars episode of Spotlight will air at and on CatholicTV during the week of March 1st at the following times (Eastern): Mon 6 p.m., Thurs 8 p.m., Friday, 6 a.m. Sat 12 noon and 10 p.m.

This full episode will also be viewable anytime in the archives starting the evening of March 1st. Archived episodes of Spotlight are available at

CatholicTV broadcasts across the US on Sky Angel channel 142, and selected cable outlets in New England and in Chattanooga (TN) where CatholicTV is available on FiTV channel 153. To find out where to watch CatholicTV visit:

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