Quaid, Laughlin, Faith Films Honored at Movieguide Awards

Quaid, Laughlin, Faith Films Honored at Movieguide Awards March 7, 2024

Movieguide, which covers and promotes faith and family entertainment, recently 31st Annual MOVIEGUIDE® Faith & Values Awards Gala & Report, honoring the best releases and performances of the year. The broadcast aired this evening at 8pm ET on Great American Family. Dennis Quaid, Lori Laughlin and the films “Journey to Bethlehem” and “Jesus Revolution” were highlighted, among others.

Dennis Quaid image courtesy of Movieguide.

Movie and television winners of the night included:

Best Family Movie – “Super Mario Bros Movie”
Best Family TV– “A Paris Christmas Waltz”
Best Movie for Mature Audiences- “Jesus Revolution”
Best TV for Mature Audiences- Chicago P.D. “New Life”
Faith & Freedom Award for Movies – “Sound of Freedom”
Faith & Freedom Award for TV – “A Million Miles Away”
Grace Prize for Movie Performance – Dennis Quaid for “On a Wing and a Prayer”
Grace Prize for TV Performance – Lori Loughlin for “A Christmas Blessing”
Visionary Award– Brad Krevoy, Emmy Award-Winning Producer
Epiphany Prize for TV – “Divine Influencer”
Epiphany Prize for Movies – “Journey to Bethlehem”

The star-studded event was hosted by Great American Family’s Trevor Donovan and Danica McKellar who shared the stage with fellow actors and filmmakers, including Candace Cameron Bure, Lori Loughlin, Cameron Mathison, Matthew Morrison, Jen Lilley, Eric Close, Jack Wagner, Corbin Bernsen, Pat Boone, Donna Mills, Mike Rowe, Jesse Hutch, and many more.

“I didn’t ever see this happening…I love making movies, I’m really blessed to do what I love, so thank you.” shared Lori Loughlin as she received the Grace Prize for TV Performance for her role in “A Christmas Blessing.

The unforgettable evening included a captivating musical performance by Dennis Quaid, kicked off by calling his good friend and actor Kris Kristofferson on the phone:

“I am singing two songs for you tonight that they both have to do with Kris Kristofferson, who was the biggest box office star in 1974, 1975, and 1976, and I thought before I do this song I thought we could all call him,” as Quaid proceeded, he had the audience join him in saying ‘We love you Kris!’”

Additionally, two-time Grammy nominated artist Blessing Offor took the audience to church with his performance of his hit “Brighter Days”. The evening ended with a prayer lead by actress and Chief Creative Officer at Great American Family, Candace Cameron Bure.

Dr. Ted Baehr, executive producer and publisher of MOVIEGUIDE®, notes that, “This was the most entertaining, enthusiastic and blessed MOVIEGUIDE® in 31 years. I am grateful for God’s grace and everyone involved who made it great!”

“Content that is inspiring is foundational to the Great American brand,” said Bill Abbott, President & CEO, Great American Media. “It is an honor to work with Ted and the team at MovieGuide Awards to showcase and celebrate the highest quality family friendly entertainment.” Abbott concluded.

The 31st Annual Movieguide Faith & Values Awards Gala took place on Friday, February 9th at the iconic Avalon Theatre in Hollywood and debuted on Great American Family at 8pm ET earlier this evening. Great American Family will replay the Gala Awards several times before the program goes to streaming.

For more information on the MOVIEGUIDE® Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala & Report to the Entertainment Industry,  visit www.movieguideawards.com.

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