aside Movieguide Awards Nominees revealed

During Hollywood’s award season, movies that are both well-made and uplifting can often go overlooked. However, the 27th Annual Movieguide® Awards Gala will celebrate just such movies on Feb. 8, 2019 at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and will air on Hallmark Channel later in the month.

Dr. Ted Baehr, founder and publisher of Movieguide®, announced the ten movies which will compete for a $25,000 prize for Best Family Movie of the Year, an award supported by a grant from the Ware Foundation.

MovieGuide Awards

In addition, the event will honor the Best 2018 Movies for Mature Audiences, the Epiphany Prizes for the Most Inspiring Movie and Television Program, The Faith & Freedom Awards for Movies and Television, and the Grace Awards for Most Inspiring Performance in Movies and Television.

“These movies are not only family-friendly, entertaining and well crafted,” Dr. Baehr said. “They also have strong stories which reveal the good, the true and the beautiful. That’s what the Movieguide Awards are all about.”

At the event, Dr. Baehr will present highlights of Movieguide®’s 2019 Report to the Entertainment Industry, which analyzes all movies from the major and independent studios in regard to their box   performance and the movie’s content across thousands of data points. This annual report is a barometer of what kinds of stories and messages deliver the best box office returns.

Nominees for the 27th Annual Movieguide® Awards, in alphabetical order:

Best Movies for Families

  • God’s Not Dead: A  Light in Darkness
  • The Grinch
  • I Can Only Imagine
  • Incredibles 2
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Paddington 2
  • Paul, Apostle of Christ
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Spider-Man:  Into the Spider-Verse

Best Movies for Mature Audiences

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Chappaquiddick
  • Jurassic World:  Fallen Kingdom
  • Little Pink House
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  • A Quiet Place
  • Skyscraper
  • Solo:  A Star Wars Story
  • Unbroken:  Path to Redemption
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring Movie

  • God’s Not Dead:  A Light in Darkness
  • The Grinch
  • I Can Only Imagine
  • Paul, Apostle of Christ
  • Unbroken:  Path to Redemption

Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring Television Program

  • Billy Graham:  An Extraordinary Journey (Fox Network)
  • Daredevil:  Episode 3.13, “A New Napkin” (Netflix)
  • Elvis Presley:  The Searcher:  Part I and Part II (HBO)
  • Manifest:  Pilot Episode (NBC-TV)
  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.:  Episode 5.22, “The End” (ABC Entertainment)
  • Medal of Honor:  “Hiroshi Hershey Miyamura” (Netflix)
  • A Shoe Addict’s Christmas (Hallmark Channel)
  • When Calls the Heart:  The Greatest Christmas (Hallmark Channel)

Faith & Freedom Award for Movies

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Chappaquiddick
  • Incredibles 2
  • Jurassic World:  Fallen Kingdom
  • Little Pink House
  • Paddington 2

Faith & Freedom Award for Television

  • Daredevil:  Episode 3.13, “A New Napkin”
  • Manifest:  Pilot Episode
  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.:  Episode 5.22, “The End”
  • Medal of Honor:  “Hiroshi Hershey Miyamura”

Grace Award Nominees for Movies

  • God’s Not Dead:  A Light in Darkness,  David A.R. White
  • I Can Only Imagine,    Dennis Quaid, Michael Finley
  • Paul, Apostle of Christ,   Jim Caviezel
  • A, Quiet Place,  John Krasinski, Emily Blunt
  • Unbroken:  Path to Redemption, Samuel Hunt,  Merritt Patterson

Grace Award Nominees for Television

  • Little Women, Emily Watson
  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.:  Episode 5.22, “The End”,  Henry Simmons,  Chloe Bennet
  • Daredevil:  Episode 3.13, “A New Napkin”,  Joanne Whalley
  • A Shoe Addict’s Christmas, Candace Cameron Bure, Jean Smart
  • When Calls the Heart:  The Greatest Christmas, Lori Loughlin

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s