Movieguide® and Hallmark Movie Channel Celebrate

Most Inspiring Movie & TV Program Monday Night

 Hollywood, Calif. – Hallmark Movie Channel will televise the presentation of the $100,000 Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring Movie of 2010 and the $100,000 Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring TV Program Monday at 7 pm Eastern and Pacific Time.

It’s all part of the 19th Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry, which honors family entertainment and entertainment with inspiring, redemptive themes.

Supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation (www.templeton.org), the $200,000 Epiphany Prizes for Inspiring Movies & TV honor the best movie and television program that “greatly increases man’s love or understanding of God.”

“This kind of entertainment is becoming more and more popular,” said Dr. Ted Baehr, founder of the Christian Film & Television Commission® and Movieguide®, which sponsor the Annual Awards Gala. “And, we have a wonderful variety of great nominees this year that not only are truly inspiring, redemptive and spiritually uplifting but that also focus on our Divine Creator, who enlightens all people and blesses us with His grace.”

The nominees, in alphabetical order with major distributor, for the $100,000 Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring Movie are:


“The Book of Eli” – Warner Bros.

“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” – 20th Century Fox

“Get Low” – Sony Pictures Classics

“Letters to God” – Vivendi Entertainment

“The Secret of Kells – GKIDs Inc.

“To Save a Life” – Samuel Goldwyn Films

“What If. . .” – Pure Flix Entertainment


The nominees, in alphabetical order with major distributor, for the $100,000 Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring TV Program are:

“Amish Grace” – Lifetime Network

“Christmas with a Capital C” – Pure Flix Entertainment/Gospel Music Channel

“Ice Dreams” – The Hallmark Channel

“November Christmas” – Hallmark Hall of Fame

“The Way Home” – Gospel Music Channel

“When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story” – Hallmark Hall of Fame

Highlights of the Faith & Values Awards will air Monday, May 16, on the Hallmark Movie Channel at 7 pm (note the new time!).

Actor Kevin Sorbo of TV’s “Hercules” is the emcee. Mary Mary, Ace Young and the Greater Los Angeles Gospel Choir will also perform.


The John Templeton Foundation (www.templeton.org) serves as a philanthropic catalyst for research relating to what scientists and philosophers call the Big Questions. It supports work at the world’s top universities in such fields as theoretical physics, cosmology, evolutionary biology, cognitive science, and social science relating to love, forgiveness, creativity, purpose, and the nature and origin of religious belief. It also seeks to stimulate new thinking about wealth creation in the developing world, character education in schools and universities, and programs for cultivating the talents of gifted children.


The Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala is sponsored by Movieguide®: The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment and the Christian Film & Television Commission® ministry, both founded by Commission Chairman Ted Baehr 26 years ago. The Commission and its sister organization, Movieguide®, is an international non-profit advocacy group 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.”


For more information, visit www.movieguide.org or call 1-888-248-6689.


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