LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sharif Atkins (White Collar, ER) and Dr. Ted Baehr announced the nominations for the 21st annual Movieguide Awards today at a press conference at the Universal Hilton Hotel.
The only family-centric awards show in Hollywood, the Movieguide Awards nominates movies and television shows which most exhibit values that will attract family and faith audiences.
"We're looking for films that offer hope," Baehr, publisher of Movieguide®, said. "We need to stress the positive. People really need hope. We need a society of hope, not hopelessness."
Atkins and Baehr joked back and forth during the nominations announcement, Atkins verbalizing his admiration for Movieguide® and Dr. Baehr. "When I go to the Awards, it's a great time," Atkins said. "Everybody is smiling."
The 21st Annual Movieguide Awards Gala will take place February 15th, 2013, at the Universal Hilton. Movies, television shows, and actors can be nominated in any of the following categories: Best Family Film, Best Mature Audience Film, Epiphany Movie Prize, Epiphany Television Prize, Grace Award for Movie Acting, Grace Award for TV Acting, The Faith & Freedom Award, The Freiss Free Enterprise Prize, and the Kairos Prize for Screenwriting.
Full List of Nominations:
BEST FAMILY FILMS: CHIMPANZEE, HERE COMES THE BOOM, ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT, JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI, JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED, THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN, THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY, WON'T BACK DOWN, WRECK-IT RALPH.
BEST MATURE AUDIENCE FILMS: ACT OF VALOR, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, DARK KNIGHT RISES, THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, MISERABLES, THE AVENGERS, IN BLACK 3, RED DAWN, SKYFALL, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN
EPIPHANY PRIZE (MOVIES): FOR GREATER GLORY, LES MISERABLES, THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN.
EPIPHANY PRIZE (TELEVISION): AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE, BLUE BLOODS: THE JOB, MARRIED TO JONAS: PROM NIGHT WITH THE IN-LAWS, RAISING IZZIE, TIM TEBOW'S WILD RISE.
FAITH & FREEDOM AWARD MOVIES: ACT OF VALOR, FOR GREATER GLORY, HERE COMES THE BOOM, MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS, RED DAWN, WON'T BACK DOWN, ZERO DARK THIRTY.
FAITH & FREEDOM AWARD TELEVISION: AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE, BLOODS: THE JOB, MINDS: THE FALLEN, EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION: HARRIS FAMILY, PART 1 AND 2, A SMILE AS BIG AS THE MOON, TIM TEBOW'S WILD RISE.
GRACE AWARD (MOVIES): ANDY GARCIA (For Greater Glory), MAURICIO KURI (For Greater Glory), KEVIN JAMES (Here Comes the Boom), HUGH JACKMAN (Les Miserables), COLM WILKINSON (Les Miserables), SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (Kristin Stewart).
GRACE AWARD (TELEVISION): JEFF FOXWORTHY (American Bible Challenge), TOM SELLECK (Blue Bloods: The Job), PAIGE HEMMIS (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – Harris Family, Part 1 & 2), ROCKMOND DUNBAR (Raising Izzie), KYLA KENEDY (Raising Izzie), SOUL MAN: LOST IN THE MOVE (Cedric the Entertainer).
CONTACT: Natalie Fertig
Movieguide® is a family guide to movies published by Dr. Ted Baehr (www.movieguide.org). 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."
The Movieguide® Awards Gala will be broadcast on The Hallmark Movie Channel following the event. For more information, contact American Television International.
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