The 22nd Annual Movieguide® Faith & Values Awards will celebrate American values Friday (February 7, 2014) at its annual awards gala, to be held at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, reports Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST Ministries.
According to a news release, twelve movies and television programs have been nominated for the Faith & Freedom Awards, which are given to the best, most inspiring movie and television program of the past year that promoted American, western values such as freedom of speech, religious freedom, property rights, the right to life, the rule of law, and personal responsibility.
“This is one of our best group of nominees ever,” said Dr. Ted Baehr, co-founder and chairman of Movieguide®. “This year we had a strong list of contenders in both television and film.”
2013 Movie Nominees
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Iron Man 3
Man of Steel
2013 Television Nominees
Blue Bloods: Bad Blood
Christmas in Conway
Duck Dynasty: Till Duck Do Us Part
Last Man Standing: Back to School
Secret Millionaire: George & Kym Rapier: Oakridge, Oregon
Other awards to be presented Friday include the $100,000 Epiphany Prizes for Inspiring Movies & TV, the $50,000 Kairos Prizes for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays by First-Time and Beginning Screenwriters, the $50,000 Chronos Prize for Most Inspiring Screenplay by Established Filmmakers, the $50,000 Friess Free Enterprise Prize, the Best 2013 Movie for Families, the Best 2013 Movie for Mature Audiences, and the Grace Awards for Inspiring Performances in Movies & TV.
Author of “The Culture-Wise Family” and “How To Succeed in Hollywood (Without Losing Your Soul),” Dr. Baehr is chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission® (CFTVC) and its family guide to movies and entertainment, Movieguide®. CFTVC and Movieguide® are an international, non-profit ministry dedicated to “redeeming the values of the entertainment industry by influencing industry executives and by informing and equipping the public about the influence of the entertainment media.”
At the Faith & Values Awards, Dr. Baehr will present highlights from Movieguide®’s 2014 Report to the Entertainment Industry, a comprehensive financial analysis of the movie business showing what kinds of movies and what kinds of movie content moviegoers favor the most with their hard-earned money.
Each year, the Annual Report shows that moviegoers prefer family-friendly movies with positive American content and values.