Faith and Family Awards Reach Epiphany
Nominations Announced for $200,000 Prizes for Most Inspiring Movie and TV Program of 2014 at 23rd Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala, Set for Feb. 6
Epiphany is coming!
Dr. Ted Baehr, media critic and founder of Movieguide®: The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment and the Christian Film & Television Commission®, announced the nominees for the $100,000 Epiphany Prize for the Most Inspiring Movie of 2014 and the $100,000 Epiphany Prize for the Most Inspiring TV Program of 2014.
The Epiphany Prizes will be the highlight of the 23rd Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry, to be held Friday, Feb. 6, at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Universal City, in the heart of Hollywood. The REELZChannel will broadcast the Awards on Saturday, Feb. 21, and Monday, Feb. 23.
The Epiphany Prizes are supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation (www.templeton.org). They are given every year to the best, most inspiring movie and television program that resulted in a “great increase in man’s love or understanding of God.”
Traditionally, an epiphany is a special manifestation or revelation from God.
The nominees for the $100,000 Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring Movie are (in alphabetical order with major distributor):
|THE GIVER||GOD’S NOT DEAD||THE GOOD LIE|
|HEAVEN IS FOR REAL||LITTLE HOPE WAS ARSON||SON OF GOD|
The nominees for the $100,000 Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring TV Program are (in alphabetical order with major distributor or network):
|DUCK DYNASTY: A Home for the Holidays||THE GABBY DOUGLAS STORY||THE LAST SHIP: Phase Six|
|LOUIS ZAMPERINI: CAPTURED BY GRACE||LOVE FINDS YOU IN SUGARCREEK||PAPER ANGELS|
|WHEN CALLS THE HEART|
The prize money in each category will be equally divided among the major filmmakers, television artists and studio executives behind the winners, including the director, the writer, and the top producers.
“This year, we had even more top contenders for the Epiphany Prizes than ever before,” Dr. Baehr said. “It was very hard to narrow down the nominees. 2014 was a tremendous year for Godly, inspirational content.”
Past movie winners have included “Grace Unplugged,” “Les Misérables,” “The Blind Side,” “Fireproof,” “The Nativity Story,” “The Passion of the Christ,” “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “Amistad,” and “Courageous.”
Past TV winners have been “Amish Grace,” “The Bible,” “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story,” “7th Heaven,” “Touched by an Angel,” “Doc,” “Love Comes Softly,” “Christy,” “J.A.G.,” and “Walker, Texas Ranger.”
For more information about the Epiphany Prizes, please visit the website at www.epiphanyprizes.com.
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