|HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (ANS) ? Pierce Brosnan,
the late Richard Harris, Craig T. Nelson, Billy Ray Cyrus,
and James Caviezel are among the star-studded candidates
for the Grace Award for the most inspiring acting in
movies and television.
Dr. Ted Baehr, founder and chairman of the Christian
Film & Television Commission(TM), will announce the
winners at the upcoming "Christian Oscars," the 11th
Annual MOVIEGUIDE(R) Faith & Values Awards Gala, March
18 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills,
Inspired by philanthropist Morgan H. Grace, Jr., the
Grace Award for Inspiring Acting in Movies and Television
is awarded annually, in the form of a beautiful trophy, to
the actor or actress in a feature motion picture and
television show who, through their outstanding
performances, exemplify God?s grace and mercy toward us as
"Many other awards honor fine acting and entertaining
performances," Dr. Baehr said, "and some awards honor morally
distinctive portrayals by actors, but the Grace Award honors and
encourages actors who bring a loftier and more spiritual dimension
to their craft, beyond humanitarian and ethical role-playing, by
reflecting the truth of God?s grace and mercy.
"The Grace Awards also aspire to stimulate spiritual
wisdom, knowledge and growth as part of the acting craft.
We believe that by bringing a deeper understanding of and
love for God and His grace and mercy, actors and actresses
can inspire and uplift millions of moviegoers and
television viewers ? and entire families and populations ?
with a message that transcends mere entertainment and
Baehr added, "The Grace Awards intend to encourage
spiritual wisdom, knowledge and growth. We hope that by
honoring these movie and television actors and actresses,
millions of people will be uplifted and inspired to be
enthusiastic about the further study and worship of the
God of the Bible."
THE FINALISTS FOR MOVIE
Finalists for the Grace Award for Most Inspirational
Movie Acting are: Pierce Brosnan for EVELYN; Clifton David
for THE CLIMB: Richard Harris (deceased) and James
Caviezel for THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO; Anders W.
Bethelsen for ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS; and Tony Goldwyn for
THE FINALISTS FOR TELEVISION
Finalists for television are: Craig T. Nelson and Sean
Patrick Thomas for THE DISTRICT: "Faith"; Billy Ray Cyrus
for DOC: "Nobody"; Deanne Bray for the pilot episode of
SUE THOMAS: F.B. EYE.
MOVIEGUIDE(R) is a unique family guide to movies,
entertainment and culture in that it also provides insight
into spiritual and religious trends. In addition to the
Grace Award, the annual MOVIEGUIDE(R) Awards Gala also
rewards the Top Ten Family Movies and Top Ten Movies for
Mature Audiences. All awards, and Dr. Baehr?s Annual
Report to the Entertainment Industry, are based on
MOVIEGUIDE(R)?s systematic criteria based on the pioneering system
developed by Dr. Baehr 18 years ago.
For more information about MOVIEGUIDE®, the Awards
Gala and/or the Christian Film and Television Commission?
ministry, please call (800) 899-6684 or (800) 577-6684, or
write to P.O. Box 190010, Atlanta, GA 31119.
Parent's Note: If you want to train your family to be
media-wise, call 1-800-899-6684 in North America, to order
the book, DVD, video, or audio version of THE MEDIA-WISE
FAMILY, Dr. Ted Baehr's informative book on the history of
Hollywood and how you can protect your family, children
and grandchildren from the negative, powerful effects of
the entertainment industry. Also, MOVIEGUIDE® now offers
an online subscription to its magazine version, at <www.movieguide.org>. The
magazine and website contain many articles and reviews that can help
families train their children and grandchildren to be media-wise
consumers. MOVIEGUIDE® also regularly broadcasts several
international TV and radio programs hosted by Dr. Baehr.
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hosted by Dr. Baehr. Also, if you want to train your
family to be media-wise, call 1-800-899-6684 in North
America to order the book, video or audio version of THE
MEDIA-WISE FAMILY, Dr. Ted Baehr's latest book.
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