Each year for the past 26 years, MovieGuide® has held an awards show where they award films and television shows using a completely different set of criteria than most awards shows. While shows like the Oscars and the Golden Globes highlight films and television programs based on their artistic merit, MovieGuide® looks at the “moral and spiritual principles as well as… production values… movies that tell a story that is both redemptive and inspiring to their audiences.”
I’m pleased to announce the winners of the 25th Annual MovieGuide® Faith & Falues Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry (gasp) which was held this past weekend at the Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City. You can see the entire list of nominees here.
And the winners are:
The Jeannette Clift George Award for Furthering Entertainment with Faith & Values
Given to Rich Peluso of Affirm Films
Epiphany Prize to the Most Inspiring Movie of 2017
Epiphany Prize to the Most Inspiring Television Program of 2017
The Long Road Home: Black Sunday, Part 2
The Faith & Freedom Award for Movies
The Faith & Freedom Awards for Promoting Positive American Values are awarded for entertainment value, for craftsmanship, and for creating programming that is uplifting, moral, insightful, compassionate, and that shows America and its people in a positive light.
Best Movie for Families
The Boss Baby
Best 2017 Movies for Mature Audiences
Grace Award for Most Inspiring Performance for Movies
John Corbett for “All Saints”
Christie Peters Grace Award Nominees for TV
Paul Sparks for “The Crown: Veregangenheit”
Interestingly, in the past, MovieGuide® has given awards to actors in both the male and female categories. This year, they only gave to performers, regardless of gender. This is an interesting and progressive step for MovieGuide®, although the result was that the women were shut out from receiving awards.
Secondly, this is only the second time an animated movie has won MovieGuide®’s big award, the Epiphany Prize. The last time was 1999’s Prince of Egypt.
And finally, I’ll end this post by asking the three big questions I ask each year:
Who decides the nominees?
Who decides who wins?
And finally, and perhaps most importantly, is it just a coincidence that your award statue is a crystal teddy bear and the founder of MovieGuide®’s name is Ted Baehr?