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Honoring the Good, the True and the Beautiful: MOVIEGUIDE®’s Teddy Bear Awards™ Versus the 2018 Oscars

Honoring the Good, the True and the Beautiful:

MOVIEGUIDE®’s Teddy Bear Awards™ Versus the 2018 Oscars

By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher, and Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor

Looking at this year’s 90th Annual Oscar nominations for the March 4 ceremony in Hollywood, MOVIEGUIDE® finds there’s a lot of junk up for awards this year, but there are a few precious gems among the baubles.

Two of the strongest, most redemptive movies reflecting the Good, the True and the Beautiful are DARKEST HOUR and DUNKIRK, which received six and eight Oscar nominations, respectively. Both movies are wonderfully directed, and Christopher Nolan of DUNKIRK has even received a nod for Best Director from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Of course, Gary Oldman’s magnificent performance as Winston Churchill in DARKEST HOUR is up for Best Actor, and, hopefully, Mr. Oldman will win that Oscar, because it truly is the best performance among the competitors, not just the most inspiring.

Sadly, despite all of Hollywood’s crocodile tears about promoting the power and presence of women in the entertainment industry, no nominations went to the movie WONDER WOMAN, not even a Best Director nomination to the woman who directed the movie, and none of the Best Actress nominations went to an actress in an inspiring, redemptive role. Even the nomination for Meryl Streep playing the new female publisher of the Washington Post in THE POST involved a lot of superficial, self-righteous political propaganda that whitewashed the leftist “news” media and its disdain for America’s national security and prestige.

Other positive, inspiring, redemptive nominees receiving Oscar nominations included THE BOSS BABY, FERDINAND, WONDER, and a unique animated movie called LOVING VINCENT about the impressionist painter, Van Gogh.

In fact, THE BOSS BABY, one of the top-grossing family movies of the year, not only was pro-life and pro-family, it was also pro-Jesus Christ!

What about the other big Oscar nominees such as THE SHAPE OF WATER, GET OUT, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, LADY BIRD, and THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI?

Not only did some of these movies contain extreme sex, violence and foul language, they also promoted such things as abortion, seduction of a teenager by an adult, bestiality, Anti-Christian bigotry, teenage promiscuity, and hatred for America.

Strangely, none of the nine movies nominated for Best Picture were popular animated family movies, movies that year in and year out are some of the biggest money makers as well as some of the best-crafted movies Hollywood now makes.

The good news is that you don’t have to watch the Oscars on March 11 to see some quality entertainment. You can wait until Easter Sunday, April 1, when MOVIEGUIDE® will honor the best, most inspiring, most redemptive, and most family-friendly movies of the year, including the most family-friendly, inspiring and redemptive movies for mature moviegoers.

That’s when the REELZChannel will feature our program on MOVIEGUIDE®’s 26th Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala, with interviews of the top actors and directors who made those movies, 4 pm Eastern Time and 1 pm Pacific Time.

Below is a list of the categories and nominees for MOVIEGUIDE®’s Teddy Bear Awards™:

Final Nominees for MOVIEGUIDE®’s 26th Annual Faith & Values Awards

(In Alphabetical Order)

Best Movies for Families

The Boss Baby (DreamWorks/20th Century Fox)

Cars 3 (Pixar/Walt Disney Studios)

The Case for Christ (PureFlix Films)

Despicable Me 3 (Illumination/Universal Studios)

The Emoji Movie (Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Ent.)

Ferdinand (Blue Sky/20th Century Fox)

The LEGO Batman Movie (Warner Bros. Pictures)

The Man Who Invented Christmas (Bleecker Street Media)

Smurfs:  The Lost Village (Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Ent.)

The Star (Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Ent.)

Note:  The Best Movie for Families will be awarded the $25,000 Ware Foundation Prize.

Best 2017 Movies for Mature Audiences

All Saints (Sony Affirm/Sony Pictures Ent.)

Bitter Harvest (Roadhouse Attractions)

Darkest Hour (Focus Features/Comcast)

Dunkirk (2017) (Warner Bros. Pictures/Time Warner)

Justice League (Warner Bros. Pictures/Time Warner)

Pirates of the Caribbean:  Dead Men Tell No Tales (Walt Disney Studios)

The Promise (2017) (Open Road Films)

Thor:  Ragnarok (Marvel/Walt Disney Studios)

Wonder (Lionsgate Films)

Wonder Woman (Warner Bros. Pictures/Time Warner)

Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring Movie

All Saints

Bitter Harvest

The Boss Baby

The Case for Christ

Let There Be Light

The Promise (2017)

The Star

Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring TV Program

Blue Bloods:  Cutting Losses

The Crown:  Vergangenheit

Last Man Standing:  Take Me to Church

Little Big Shots:  Tiny Dancer

The Long Road Home:  Black Sunday, Part 2

Victoria:  An Ordinary Woman and The Queen’s Husband

Faith & Freedom Award for Movies

Bitter Harvest

The Boss Baby

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk (2017)

The LEGO Batman Movie

The Promise

Wonder

Faith & Freedom Award for TV

Blue Bloods:  Cutting Losses

The Crown:  Vergangenheit

Five Came Back

The Long Road Home:  Black Sunday, Part 2

The Middle:  The 200th

Victoria:  An Ordinary Woman and The Queen’s Husband

Grace Award Nominees for Movies

Erika Christensen for The Case for Christ

John Corbett for All Saints

Oscar Isaac for The Promise (2017)

Kevin Sorbo for Let There Be Light

Sam Sorbo for Let There Be Light

Terrence Stamp for Bitter Harvest

Dan Stevens for The Man Who Invented Christmas

Mike Vogel for The Case for Christ

Christie Peters Grace Award Nominees for TV

Tim Allen for Last Man Standing:  Take Me to Church

Len Cariou for Blue Bloods:  Cutting Losses

Jenna Coleman for Victoria:  An Ordinary Woman and The Queen’s Husband

Bill Engvall for Last Man Standing:  Take Me to Church

Claire Foy for The Crown:  Vergangenheit

Steve Harvey for Little Big Shots:  Tiny Dancer

Tom Hughes for Victoria:  An Ordinary Woman and The Queen’s Husband

Michael Kelly for The Long Road Home:  Black Sunday, Part 2

Tom Selleck for Blue Bloods:  Cutting Losses

Paul Sparks for The Crown:  Vergangenheit

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