Presenters Announced for the Movieguide® 24th Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala

Joe Mantega and Sadie RobertsonThe MOVIEGUIDE® 24th Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry, affectionately known as the Teddy Bear Awards, will be hosted by actor Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds) and co-hosted by actress Sadie Robertson (Duck Dynasty, God’s Not Dead 2), according to a recent announcement.

The Awards Gala will take place on February 5 at the Universal Hilton in Los Angeles. An hour-long version of the awards will be telecast on the REELZ Channel February 22 and 24.The telecast is scheduled for 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET on Monday, February 22, and 9 p.m. PT/midnight ET on Wednesday, February 24, before the Oscar ceremony the following Sunday.

Viewers tuning in either evening can learn what movie will win the Crystal Teddy Bear Award for the Best Family Movie of the Year.  

With the theme “Home and Heart,” the MOVIEGUIDE® 24th Annual Faith & Values Awards will also present prizes to the Most Inspiring Movie and TV Program of 2015, along with awards for the most inspiring performances of the year and for the best movie promoting “positive American values.”

Those slated to take the stage as presenters, performers, and nominees include Dolly Parton, Andra Day, Willie Robertson, 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.

The nominees for the MOVIEGUIDE® 24th Annual Faith & Values Awards include (in alphabetical order): 

$100,000 Epiphany Prize to the Most Inspiring Movie of 2015

THE 33
BROOKLYN
CAPTIVE
DO YOU BELIEVE?
MANNY
WAR ROOM
WOODLAWN

$100,000 Epiphany Prize to the Most Inspiring TV Program of 2015

A.D.:  THE BIBLE CONTINUES
ANCIENT ROADS FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE
BLUE BLOODS:  Hold Outs
CHICAGO FIRE:  Forgiving, Relentless, Unconditional
DOLLY PARTON’S COAT OF MANY COLORS
SAINTS & STRANGERS

Bradley Foundation Faith & Freedom Award for Movies

CINDERELLA
THE GOOD DINOSAUR
THE HUNGER GAMES:  MOCKINGJAY – PART 2
JOY
MAX
McFARLAND, USA
WOMAN IN GOLD

Best Movie for Families

CINDERELLA
THE GOOD DINOSAUR
HOME
INSIDE OUT
MAX
PADDINGTON
THE PEANUTS MOVIE
SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE
THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE:  SPONGE OUT OF WATER
WAR ROOM

Best Movie for Mature Audiences

THE 33
ANT-MAN
AVENGERS:  AGE OF ULTRON
FURIOUS 7
THE HUNGER GAMES:  MOCKINGJAY – PART 2
JOY
JURASSIC WORLD
THE MARTIAN
McFARLAND, USA
MISSION:  IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION

Most Inspiring Performance for Movies

THE 33
Antonio Banderas
CAPTIVE
Kate Mara
DO YOU BELIEVE?
Ted McGinley
THE LETTERS
Juliet Stevenson
WAR ROOM
Karen Abercrombie
WOODLAWN
Sean Astin
Jon Voight

Most Inspiring Performance for Television

A.D.:  THE BIBLE CONTINUES
Emmett J Scanlan
Joe Dixon
Juan Pablo Di Pace

CHICAGO FIRE:  Forgiving, Relentless, Unconditional
Gordon Clapp

SAINTS & STRANGERS
Vincent Kartheiser

DOLLY PARTON’S COAT OF MANY COLORS
Alyvia Alyn Lind
Gerald McRaney
Jennifer Nettles

Other celebrity guests include Jen Lilley, Corbin Bernson, Charley Koontz, Liam Matthews, Johnny Whitworth, David A.R. White, Andrea Logan White, Camila Banus, Kate Linder, Bobby Batson, Darrius Cottrel, Danielle Chuckran,and Senyo Amoaku. 

For more information about the awards, visit www.movieguide.org or call 1-888-248-6689.

By NRB Staff

Published: February 4, 2016

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