A bit under a week before the 88th Annual Academy Awards telecast, cable channel REELZ will air the 24th Annual Movieguide® Faith & Values Awards, which were held on Feb. 5 at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Universal City in Los Angeles.
Here’s the info straight from REELZ:
(Albuquerque, NM) Monday, February 8, 2016— REELZ today announced the Movieguide® 24th Annual Faith & Values Awards telecast will air Monday February 22 at 7pm ET/ 4pm PT with an additional chance to watch on Wednesday, February 24 at 9pm PT/ 12am ET. Both airings are a one-hour version of the telecast. The 24th Annual Faith & Value Awards recognize the best family-friendly movies and TV shows of 2015.
Co-hosting the awards this year are actress Sadie Robertson from Duck Dynasty and actor Joe Mantegna of Criminal Minds. Those slated to take the stage as presenters, performers and nominees include Dolly Parton, Andra Day, David Oyuelowo, Priscilla Shirer, DeVon Franklin, Ricky Schroder, Tamar Braxton, Jane Seymour, Cody Linley, Ernie Hudson, John Schneider, David Henrie, Lorenzo Henrie, Kevin Sorbo, Pat Boone, Caleb Castille, Cory Oliver, Nic Bishop, Gatlin Green, Karen Abercrombie, Tony Nathan, Kevin Downes, Keenan Kampa, Sloane Morgan Siegel, Jenna Ortega, Alyvia Alyn Lind and Bruno Gunn among many others.
Among the telecast highlights will be the presentation of two $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.
Also, Crystal Teddy Bears will be given to the best family movies and the best movies for mature audiences of the year. Finally, special awards will be given to the winners of the Faith & Freedom Awards for Promoting Positive American Values in Movies & TV.
REELZ is available in 70 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238, DISH Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 233, Time Warner Cable channel 128, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and cable systems nationwide. Find REELZ in your area by visiting www.reelz.com.
As previously announced by Movieguide® founder Dr. Ted Baehr, “Home & Heart” is the theme for this year’s gala.
Said Baehr in a press release:
“There’s no place like home,” Dr. Baehr noted, quoting the famous line from MGM’s THE WIZARD OF OZ. “Great movies are great stories well told, with inspiring, morally uplifting messages, that appeal to the heart, the center of one’s values, passion and soul.
“Box office numbers and statistical surveys show that moviegoers prefer family-friendly movies and entertainment with faith and values,” he added.
At the awards gala, Dr. Baehr also presented the organization’s annual report examing how well family-suitable movies — and movies with uplifting, moral and redemptive content — did at the box office and on home video, especially in comparison with the usual Hollywood fare.
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