The television series “Bones,” the miniseries “The Bible” and motion picture “Flight” are the recipients of annual awards presented by Catholics in Media Associates (CIMA), which this year marks its 20th anniversary. The April 14 celebration at the Bel-Air Bay Club will start with an open-air Mass at 10 a.m., followed by the awards ceremony and buffet. Event executive producers are Nancy Norton Bevins and John Kelly, CIMA’s president and vice-president.The 2013 CIMA Board of Directors award will be presented to the History Channel miniseries, “The Bible,” whose lead executive producers are husband and wife Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, who created the series “to honor God with the hope to bring millions of people closer to His Word.” “Flight,” which earned Academy Award nominations for best actor (Denzel Washington) and best original screenplay (John Gatins), will receive the CIMA Motion Picture award for its portrayal of a functioning alcoholic that “gives hope to anyone who struggles with pride and addiction.”The Fox television series “Bones” will receive the CIMA TV award. Inspired by the crime novels written by real-life forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, the series follows Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan (Emily Deschanel) as she works with FBI special agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) and her forensic team to solve mysteries surrounding human remains.“An important ongoing dynamic between Brennan and Booth is their disagreement about the roles of science and faith,” said CIMA’s statement. “Where Brennan focuses on the physical evidence, Booth, a practicing Roman Catholic, looks for clues in human behavior and beliefs.”“Yes, these characters are flawed, but as they deal weekly with the reality of death and the sinful consequences of fallen humanity, their search is alive and their journey ongoing,” said Daughter of St. Paul Sister Rose Pacatte, a film reviewer for the National Catholic Reporter and a CIMA member for the last 10 years. Sister Pacatte described “The Bible” as a “masterpiece of epic proportions,” and said “Flight” is a “complete analogy for the courage it takes to begin the spiritual journey.” For 2013 CIMA Award tickets and information, visit, or call (818) 907-2734.{gallery width=100 height=100}gallery/2013/0329/cimabible/{/gallery}