The Movieguide Awards: Honors That Will Actually Talk About Hollywood?

The Movieguide Awards: Honors That Will Actually Talk About Hollywood? February 9, 2017

movieguide-faith-values-award-reelz-benhur-hacksaw-ridge-risen-andrew-garfield-joseph-fiennes-patheosIt’s an irony that two of the groups Hollywood generally despises — political conservatives and orthodox Christians — might put on an awards show that keeps its focus on the screen.

On Feb. 10, Christian media group Movieguide offers the 25th Annual Faith and Values Awards Gala, an awards show that will definitely be upbeat and positive — and probably mostly about showbiz.

The awardees might even talk about their TV and movie roles rather than hectoring viewers on their latest political stance or electoral disappointment.

What a concept, eh?

This would stand in contrast to the recent Golden Globes and SAG Awards, which were little more than fundraisers for liberal causes, dressed up in couture gowns and borrowed jewels.

On the docket for Movieguide’s kudocast, which features host Terry Crews, are Epiphany Awards for a TV show and a movie that “greatly increased man’s love or understanding for God,” according to the press release.

Here’s a peek:

The movie nominees are (in alphabetical order):

  • “Ben-Hur (2016)”
  • “God’s Not Dead 2”
  • “Hacksaw Ridge”
  • “Hail, Caesar!”
  • “Miracles From Heaven”
  • “Risen”
  • “Silence”
  • “The Young Messiah”

And the TV nominees:

  • “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”: Season 3, Episodes 20-22, “Emancipation,” “Absolution,” “Ascension”
  • “The Bridge Part 2”
  • “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love”
  • “Operation Christmas”
  • “The Passion: New Orleans”
  • “Pocahontas: Dove of Peace”
  • “A Time to Dance”

Also, the Grace Awards honor an actor from one movie and one TV program for offering, as the release says, the “most inspiring performances in movies and television demonstrating God’s grace and love toward us as human beings.”

For movies:

  • Roderigo Santoro (“Ben-Hur (2016)”)
  • David A.R. White (“God’s Not Dead 2”)
  • Melissa Joan Hart (“God’s Not Dead 2”)
  • Andrew Garfield (“Hacksaw Ridge”)
  • Josh Brolin (“Hail, Caesar!”)
  • Robert Pike Daniel (“Hail, Caesar!”)
  • Jennifer Garner (“Miracles From Heaven”)
  • Kylie Rogers (“Miracles From Heaven”)
  • Cliff Curtis (“Risen”)
  • Joseph Fiennes (“Risen”)
  • Adam Greaves-Neal (“The Young Messiah”)

And TV:

  • Natalia Cordova-Buckley (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”)
  • Faith Ford (“The Bridge Part 2”)
  • Ted McGinley (“The Bridge Part 2”)
  • Alyvia Alyn Lind (“Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love”)
  • Gerald McRaney (“Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love”)
  • Dolly Parton (“Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love”)
  • Tyler Perry (“The Passion: New Orleans”)
  • Devielle Johnson (“A Time to Dance”)

And, there’s more!

For 32 years, Movieguide and Companion Christian Film and Television Commission have been “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.”

The honors will be telecast on Easter Sunday, April 16, on the REELZ cable channel.

Check back with the Faith & Family Media Blog for a report on the winners.

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