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Ten Movies Vie for Best Movie for Mature

Audiences at 22nd Annual Faith & Values Awards

Hollywood, Calif. – Family and child advocate Dr. Ted Baehr, founder of Movieguide®:  The Family Guide to Movies and the Christian Film & Television Commission®, announced a wide variety of live action movies competing for “Best Movie for Mature Audiences” of 2013 at the 22nd Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry on Feb. 7.

The “Teddy Bear” Awards, as they are affectionately called, will be held Friday, Feb. 7 at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles near the heart of Hollywood.

The list of nominees for the Best 2013 Movie for Mature Audiences in the “Papa Bear” category includes blockbuster superhero movies, personal dramas, and one of the most acclaimed science fiction movies in decades.

Heading the nominees are the most successful movie of the year, “Iron Man 3,” from Disney; the acclaimed science fiction thriller, “Gravity,” from Warner Bros.; “The Hunger Games:  Catching Fire” from Lionsgate; “Man of Steel” from Warner Bros.; “The Hobbit:  The Desolation of Smaug” from Warner Bros.; “Thor:  The Dark World” from Disney; “Jack the Giant Slayer” from Warner Bros.; two of the most successful dramas of the year, “42” from Warner Bros. and “Captain Phillips” from Sony; and, one of the most successful Korean movies of the past couple years, “The Tower,” from CJ Entertainment.

The worldwide box office totals for these “Ten Best 2013 Movies for Mature Audiences” range from $36.43 million “The Tower” to $1.2 billion for “Iron Man 3” for an average of $411.11 million per movie.

“Movies with faith and values usually do best at the box office,” Dr. Baehr said, noting that six of the nominated movies made it into the Top 10 movies at the box office worldwide!

At the Faith & Values Awards, Dr. Baehr will present highlights of Movieguide®’s 2014 Report to the Entertainment Industry, which shows Hollywood what kind of movies were most successful at the domestic and international box office as well as on home video in 2013.

Nominations for other awards will be announced soon, including the $100,000 Epiphany Prizes for Inspiring Movies & TV, the $50,000 Kairos Prizes for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays by First-Time and Beginning Screenwriters, the $50,000 Chronos Prize for Most Inspiring Screenplay by Established Filmmakers, the $50,000 Friess Free Enterprise Prize, the Best 2013 Movie for Mature Audiences, the Grace Awards for Inspiring Performances in Movies & TV, and the Faith & Freedom Awards for Promoting Western or American Values.

The Movieguide® Awards are supported by grants from the John Templeton Foundation ( and the Friess Family Foundation ().

Dr. Baehr is chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission® (CFTVC) ministry and director of its family guide to movies and entertainment, Movieguide® ( CFTVC and Movieguide® are an international non-profit ministry, advocacy group, and watchdog 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 about the Faith & Values Awards Gala, including a list of this year’s Family Movie nominees, visit or call 1-888-248-6689.


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