Movieguide® presents the best in family and redemptive movies and TV to the nation and the rest of the world in its awards show that is elegant, gracious, and ethnically diversified. In contrast, on January 22, the Austrailia Network reports on some of the recent controversy over the lack of ethnic diversity in the American Oscar nominations. This issue adds more fuel to the fire of controversy over awards show that also includes issues related to vulgarity, other offensive content, and “dirty laundry” of many awards shows. However, standing out like a bright Light in the midst of this darkness, is the annual beautiful, family-friendly, as well as ethnically diverse annual Movieguide® awards and gala.
On January 22, Movieguide® announces presenters, performers and nominees for their 24th annual Movieguide® Faith & Values Awards Gala. Those to take the stage as presenters along with Actor Joe Mantegna as host and Sadie robertson as co-host are the following: Dolly Parton, Andra Day, Willie Robertson, Priscilla Shirer, DeVon Franklin, Ricky Schroder, Tamar Braxton, Jane Seymour, Cody Linley, Ernie Hudson, John Schneider, David Henrie, Lorenzo Henrie, Kevin Sorbo, Pat Boone, Caleb Castille, Cory Oliver, Nic Bishop, Gatlin Green, Karen Abercrombie, Tony Nathan, Kevin Downes, Keenan Kampa, Sloane Morgan Siegel, Jenna Ortega, Alyvia Alyn Lind and Bruno Gunn.
Other celebrity guests include the following: Jen Lilley, Corbin Bernson, Charley Koontz, Liam Matthews, Johnny Whitworth, David A.R. White, Andrea Logan White, Johnny Whitworth, Camila Banus, Kate Linder, Bobby Batson, Darrius Cottrel, Danielle Chuckran, and Senyo Amoaku
The Movieguide® 24th Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry will take place on February 5 at the Universal Hilton in Los Angeles. An hour-long version of the awards will be telecast on the REELZ Channel February 22 and 24.The telecast is scheduled for 4 pm Pacific Time and 7 pm Eastern on Monday, February 22, and 9 pm Pacific Time and 12 Midnight Eastern on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, before the Oscar ceremony the following Sunday.
Viewers tuning in Feb. 22 or 24 will learn what movie will win for Best Family Movie of the Year: “The Peanuts Movie,” Pixar’s “Inside Out,” DreamWorks’ “Home,” “Cinderella,” about courage and kindness, “Paddington,” about the lovable bear from the Amazon Forest.
With the theme “Home and Heart,” the Movieguide® 24th Annual Faith & Values Awards will also present prizes to the Most Inspiring Movie and TV Program of 2015, as well as awards for the most inspiring performances of the year and for the best movie promoting “positive American values.”
The nominees for the Movieguide® 24th Annual Faith & Values Awards’ $100,000 Epiphany Prize to the Most Inspiring Movie of 2015 include (in alphabetical order) :The 33,” “Brooklyn,” “Captive,” “Do you believe,” “Manny,” “War Room,” and “Woodlawn.” The nominees for the Movieguide® 24th Annual Faith & Values Awards’ $100,000 Epiphany Prize to the Most Inspiring TV Program of 2015 include: “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,” and “Saints & Strangers.”
The Bradley Foundation Faith & Freedom Award for Movies includes the following nominees: “Cinderella,” “The Good Dinosaur,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” “Joy,” “Max,” “McFarland, USA” and ” Woman in Gold.” The Best Movie for Families nominees includes: “Cinderella,” “The Good Dinosaur,” “Home,” “Inside Out,” “Max,” “Paddington,” “The Peanuts Movie,” “Shaun the Sheep Movie,” and “The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water,” and “War Room.”
Nominees for Best Movie for Mature Audiences include: “The 33,” “Ant-Man,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Furious 7,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” “Joy,” “Jurassic World,” “The Martian,” “McFarland, USA,” and “Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation.” For Most Inspiring Performance for Movies the nominees include: “The 33,” Antonio Banderas; “Captive,” Kate Mara; “Do You Believe,” Ted McGinley; “The Letters,” Juliet Stevenson; “War Room,” Karen Abercrombie; and “Woodlawn,” Sean Astin and Jon Voight.
For Most Inspiring Performance for Television the nominees include: “A.D.: The Bible Continues,” Emmett J. Scanlan, Joe Dixon, and Juan Pablo Di Pace; “Chicago Fire: Forgiving, Relentless, Unconditional,” Gordon Clapp; “Saints & Strangers.” Vincent Kartheiser; and “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors,” Alyvia Alyn Lind, Gerald McRaney, and Jennifer Nettles.