If you were too busy soaking in the Oscar Nomination awards to notice, you might have missed the Movieguide award nominations, which were announced on January 11 at the Universal Hotel in Los Angeles by Movieguide founder, Dr. Ted Baehr.

The 24th Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry will be held on Friday, February 5 at the Universal Hotel in Los Angeles, and it is sure to be a star-studded affair – at least for those who love the “faith-and-family” genre of filmmaking.

(Feb. 6, 2014 - Source: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images North America)

Duck Dynasty wins in 2014… (Source: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images North America)

Movieguide is an “international family guide to movies and entertainment”, and the awards show exists to help celebrate that aspect of the entertainment industry. That means that these awards aren’t necessarily for the best films of the year (no The Revenant or Mad Max to be found here), but for those films that exhibit the best in “family friendly” qualities.

The big prizes of this awards show are the coveted Epiphany Prizes. Past winners of this prize (given for film and television) are an eclectic group of films, including God’s Not Dead, Les Miserables, The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and Fireproof. The Epiphany Prizes are $100,000 prizes that are awarded annually to the movie and television program that resulted in a “great increase in man’s love or understanding of God,” although I’m not really sure who makes that call – after all, it’s really not clear who votes for these awards.

The long-short of it is – this is one of thew few places where faith based films and television typically get any recognition, although the awards recognize secular films as well.

And because everyone is awards-show crazy right now, here are the nominees for the 24th Annual Movieguide Faith & Values Awards, and you may do with them what you will:

The $100,000 Epiphany Prize to the Most Inspiring Movie of 2015,

The 33

Brooklyn

Captive

Do You Believe

Manny

War Room

Woodlawn

The $100,000 Epiphany Prize to the Most Inspiring TV Program of 2015:

A.D.: The Bible Continues

Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine

Blue Bloods: Hold Outs

Chicago Fire: Forgiving, Relentless, Unconditional

Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors

Saints & Strangers

The Bradley Foundation Faith & Freedom Award:

Cinderella

The Good Dinosaur

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

Joy

Max

McFarland, USA.

Woman in Gold

The Best Movie for Families:

Cinderella

The Good Dinosaur

Home

Inside Out

Max

Paddington

The Peanuts Movie

Shaun the Sheep Movie

The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

War Room

The Best Movie for Mature Audiences:

The 33

Ant-Man

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Furious 7

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

Joy

Jurassic World

The Martian

McFarland, USA.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

The Most Inspiring Performance for Movies:

Antonio Banderas, The 33

Kate Mara, Captive

Ted McGinley, Do You Believe

Juliet Stevenson, The Letters

Karen Abercrombie, War Room

Sean Astin and Jon Voight, Woodlawn

The Most Inspiring Performance for Television:

Emmett J Scanlan, Joe Dixon, and Juan Pablo Di Pace, A.D.: The Bible Continues

Gordon Clapp, Chicago Fire: Forgiving, Relentless, Unconditional

Alyvia Alyn Lind, Gerald McRaney, and Jennifer Nettles, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors

Vincent Kartheiser, Saints & Strangers

I would say see you on February 5, but I’m not sure if this show is able to be viewed. If you know where one could watch the Movieguide awards, let me know and I’ll add it!

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