**To share this story: By Kimberly Luste Maran “Hacksaw Ridge,” the film depicting the life and heroic efforts of Seventh-day Adventist Army combat medic Desmond Doss during World War II, received six Oscar nominations. The Jan. 24, 2017, Academy Award announcement listed the nominations: Best Picture, Bill Mechanic and David Permut, producers; Best Director, Mel Gibson; Best Actor in a Leading Role, Andrew Garfield; Best Film Editing; Best Sound Editing; and Best Sound Mixing. Photo: screen grab from HacksawRidge.movie “It’s an honor to have Desmond’s story recognized by the Academy,” said Terry Benedict, the Adventist filmmaker who produced and directed the award-winning documentary on Doss entitled “The Conscientious Objector.” “Everyone working on the picture knew they were on a very special film,” Benedict, also a producer on “Hacksaw Ridge,” added. “Never, as a little boy of 10 and reading his story, could I have known that this journey would culminate in such an impactful way.” These “recognitions cement the Doss story of personal heroism, courage, bravery, integrity, fidelity, faith, and love into world history as an exemplary model of a Christian character,” said Charles Knapp, chair of the Desmond Doss Council, in response to the nominations
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