30th Annual Movieguide® Awards Announce Nominees, Celebrating the ‘Best in Family Friendly’ and ‘Spiritually Uplifting’ Entertainment


Published: January 25, 2023

30th Annual Movieguide® Awards Announce Nominees, Celebrating the ‘Best in Family Friendly’ and ‘Spiritually Uplifting’ Entertainment

MOVIEGUIDE AWARDS ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR 30TH ANNUAL CEREMONY TO BE HELD ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2023 AT THE AVALON THEATER IN HOLLYWOOD

UPTV TO AIR TELECAST ON FEBRUARY 26, 2023

DOLLY PARTON, MARK WAHLBERG, REBA MCENTIRE, TOP GUN: MAVERICK, JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION, UNCHARTED, STAR WARS: ANDOR, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER, DOLLY PARTON’S MOUNTAIN MAGIC CHRISTMAS, AND SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 AMONG NOMINEES

(Los Angeles – January 19, 2023) The Movieguide Awards announced the nominees for its 30th annual ceremony honoring the best of family-friendly movies and television programs and spiritually uplifting entertainment. The ceremony will take place on Friday, February 10, 2023 at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood, California. Candace Cameron Bure, Lori Loughlin, Kate Flannery, Kathy Ireland and Bruce Davison are among the presenters. The telecast will air on UPtv on February 26, 2023. 

Awards will be presented to the most inspirational projects in Hollywood released in 2022, honoring actors, directors, producers, studio executives, and others who made these projects a reality. “We are thrilled to celebrate inspirational movies, streaming, and television programs in person this year,” said Movieguide Founder and Publisher Dr. Ted Baehr.   

“It’s so encouraging to see that families are continuing to vote with their dollars…they’re choosing to watch content that promotes forgiveness, self-sacrifice, teamwork, redemption, and more positive attributes” Baehr said. 

“We are excited to be the television home of the Movieguide Awards this year,” said Charles Humbard, Founder and CEO, UP Entertainment. “The audience alignment is perfect with our uplifting entertainment brand. Ted Baehr has done a fantastic job helping keep Hollywood focused on what is important for families while making quality entertainment.” 

Dr. Ted Baehr will also present highlights of Movieguide’s 2022 Report to the Entertainment Industry, which analyzes the box office performance of all movies, including from both major and independent studios, and each movie’s content across thousands of data points. This annual report is a barometer of what kinds of stories and messages deliver the best box office returns. 

The Movieguide  Awards represents the viewing preferences of millions of families across the country with a Top 100 iPhone app with 1 in 3 parents using Movieguide to determine what content they choose to see. 

The Grace Prize for Most Inspiring Performances in Movies & TV is the most prestigious Movieguide Award given to an actor or actress for the best performance in a movie or a television program. Previous winners include Robert Duval for THE APOSTLE, Jim Carrey for his role in THE TRUMAN SHOW, Whoopi Goldberg for KINGDOM COME, Jean Smart for A SHOE ADDICT’S CHRISTMAS, Oscar Isaac for THE NATIVITY STORY, and Jim Caviezel for PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST. 

Other honors will include the Faith & Freedom Awards for movies and television, best family movies and television, best movie and television for mature audiences, and the Epiphany Prizes for most inspiring movie and television program.  

The Kairos Prize will also announce the winner of the 2022-2023 competition at this year’s Movieguide Awards. The Kairos Prize® is a scriptwriting competition that focuses exclusively on uplifting screenplays. Since its inception, more than 17 scripts submitted have moved into production and/or been released. 

UPtv is the trusted network for adults seeking positive programming with relatable stories about relationships, filled with love and laughter, through exclusive premiere movies, box-office hit films and beloved series. UP Entertainment, home to UPtv, AspireTV, AspireTV Life, UP Faith & Family and Cine Romántico, is the destination for uplifting entertainment for passionate and diverse audiences across the leading cable, satellite and streaming platforms. 

30TH ANNUAL MOVIEGUIDE AWARDS NOMINEES: 

 

BEST FAMILY MOVIES 

THE CHOSEN SEASON 3: EPISODE 1 & 2 

LYLE, LYLE CROCODILE 

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH  

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 

 

BEST MATURE AUDIENCE MOVIES 

FATHER STU: REBORN  

JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION  

MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS  

TOP GUN: MAVERICK  

UNCHARTED 

 

BEST FAMILY TELEVISION 

A CHRISTMAS… PRESENT 

INSTANT DREAM HOME: Episode 1.8: “Four Years in One Day”  

REBA MCENTIRE: MY CHAINS ARE GONE 

RESCUED BY RUBY 

A WALTONS THANKSGIVING 

WINGFEATHER SAGA: CHAPTER 1: “Leeli And The Sea Dragon”  

 

BEST MATURE AUDIENCE TELEVISION 

BLOOD AND TREASURE: Season Two 

BLUE BLOODS: Episode 12.20: “Silver Linings” 

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER: Episode 1.8: “Alloyed” 

STAR WARS-ANDOR: Episode 1.12-Rix Road  

STYLED WITH LOVE 

 

EPIPHANY PRIZE MOVIES 

THE CHOSEN SEASON 3: EPISODE 1 & 2  

FATHER STU: REBORN 

RESISTANCE: 1942  

RUNNING THE BASES  

UNCHARTED 

 

EPIPHANY PRIZE TELEVISION  

BLOOD AND TREASURE: Season Two  

A CHRISTMAS… PRESENT 

DOLLY PARTON’S MOUNTAIN MAGIC CHRISTMAS 

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER: Episode 1.8: “Alloyed”  

RISE 

 

FAITH & FREEDOM AWARD MOVIES 

DEVOTION 

MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS  

RESISTANCE: 1942 

RUNNING THE BASES 

TOP GUN: MAVERICK 

 

FAITH & FREEDOM AWARD TELEVISION 

BLOOD AND TREASURE: Season Two 

BLUE BLOODS: Episode 12.20: “Silver Linings” 

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER: Episode 1.8: “Alloyed”  

RISE 

STAR WARS-ANDOR-Episode 1.12-Rix Road 

 

MOST INSPIRATIONAL INDEPENDENT MOVIE 

FAMILY CAMP 

I HEARD THE BELLS  

THE MULLIGAN  

RESISTANCE: 1942  

RUNNING THE BASES 

 

MOST INSPIRATIONAL INDEPENDENT STREAMING/TELEVISION 

5000 BLANKETS 

COMENIUS: LIFE AND LEGACY OF JOHN AMOS COMENIUS  

DAVID 

LEGACY PEAK 

WHY THE NATIVITY? 

 

GRACE AWARD MOVIES 

FATHER STU: REBORN – Mark Wahlberg  

I HEARD THE BELLS – Stephen Atherholt  

THE MULLIGAN – Pat Boone 

RESISTANCE: 1942 – Cary Elwes 

 RUNNING THE BASES – Brett Varvel 

 

GRACE AWARD TELEVISION  

REBA MCENTIRE: MY CHAINS ARE GONE – Reba McEntire 

BLOOD AND TREASURE: Season Two – Mark Gagliardi  

DOLLY PARTON’S MOUNTAIN MAGIC CHRISTMAS – Dolly Parton 

A CHRISTMAS… PRESENT – Candace Cameron Bure 

THE CHOSEN: Episode 3.3: Physician, Heal Yourself – Jonathan Roumie 

 

CONTACTS: 

Marleah Leslie & Associates 

Marleah Leslie – [email protected]   

Alison Leslie – [email protected]  

Main # 323-464-9669 



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