Family and child advocate Dr. Ted Baehr, co-founder of the Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala, announced today the nominees for the Grace Awards for Most Inspiring Movie & TV Performances in 2009.
Heading the list of six movie nominees (in alphabetical order for each title) are Sandra Bullock and Ray McKinnon for “The Blind Side,” Jim Carrey for “Disney’s A Christmas Carol,” Nicolas Cage for “Knowing,” Albert Hall for “Not Easily Broken,” and Tyler Perry for “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All by Myself.”
The seven television nominees (alphabetically, by title) include Billy Ray Cyrus and Matt Ward for “Christmas in Canaan,” Anna Paquin for “The Courageous Heart of Irene Sendler,” Robert Schuller for the pilot episode of “Everyday Life,” Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Kimberly Elise for “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story,” and Cassi Davis for the episode “Oh Christmas Payne” of “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.”
The two winners will be announced at the 18th Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala on Feb. 23, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The Grace Awards are given to the most inspiring performances in movies and television to the actors who best show God’s grace toward us as human beings