Movieguide exclusively revealed to Faithwire the nominees for the organization’s awards for most inspiring performances in film and TV — honors that will be doled out at the group’s annual awards show and gala next month.
Founded by Ted Baehr, Movieguide — a nonprofit that works to bring positive values back to Hollywood — holds its Faith & Values Awards Gala each year, with the 25th annual event unfolding on Feb. 10 at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
This year’s “Grace Awards for the Most Inspiring Performances in Movies and TV” will honor the “most inspiring performances in movies and television demonstrating God’s grace and love toward us as human beings,” according to a statement issued to Faithwire.
Feature film nominees include Melissa Joan Hart and David A.R. White for “God’s Not Dead 2” as well as Andrew Garfield of “Hacksaw Ridge,” among others. See the full nominee list below:
GOD’S NOT DEAD 2
David A.R. White
Melissa Joan Hart
Robert Pike Daniel
MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN
THE YOUNG MESSIAH
As for television performances, Natalia Cordova-Buckley of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” and Dolly Parton of “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” are among the nominees. See the complete TV list below:
AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.LD.: SEASON 3: EPISODES: 20-22: Emancipation, Absolution, Ascension
THE BRIDGE PART 2
DOLLY PARTON’S CHRISTMAS OF MANY COLORS: CIRCLE OF LOVE
Alyvia Alyn Lind
THE PASSION: NEW ORLEANS
A TIME TO DANCE
The Movieguide Annual Faith & Values Gala will include other categories as well, including one that honors films that promote “positive American values.” Baehr recently told TheBlaze that he wants to encourage Hollywood to make more movies about both “faith and freedom.”
“Faith and freedom are the foundation in the building blocks of the American vision,” he said. “Since the beginning of the film industry in the 1890s, movies that focused on faith and freedom not only succeeded at the box office, but also called the American people to defend these precious fundamental building blocks of the republic.”
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