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The Chosen and Running the Bases among Top Movieguide Awards Nominees

Michael Foust | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Wednesday, January 25, 2023
<em>The Chosen</em> and <em>Running the Bases</em> among Top Movieguide Awards Nominees

The Chosen and Running the Bases among Top Movieguide Awards Nominees


The hit television series The Chosen, Candace Cameron Bure’s new movie A Christmas … Present and the film Running the Bases are among the top nominees for this year’s Movieguide Awards, which honor the best of family-friendly films and television programs and spiritually uplifting entertainment.

The faith-based film Running the Bases received four nominations: Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring Movie, Faith and Freedom Award for Movies, Most Inspirational Independent Film and Grace Prize for Most Inspiring Performance for Movies (Brett Varvel).

The Chosen received three nominations: Best Family Movie (The Chosen Season 3: Episodes 1 & 2), Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring Movie (The Chosen Season 3: Episodes 1 & 2) and Grace Prize for Most Inspiring Performance for TV (Jonathan Roumie, “Episode 3.3: Physician, Heal Yourself”).

Great American Family’s A Christian … Present also received three nominations: Best Television for Families, Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring TV or Streaming Movie or Program, and Grace Prize for Most Inspiring Performance for TV (Candace Cameron Bure).

Other top nominees included Resistance: 1942 (four nominations), Amazon's The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (three nominations) and the Mark Wahlberg movie Father Stu: Reborn (three nominations).

The 30th annual Movieguide Awards will air on Feb. 26 on UPtv. Candace Cameron Bure, Lori Loughlin, Kate Flannery, Kathy Ireland and Bruce Davison are among the presenters.

“We are thrilled to celebrate inspirational movies, streaming, and television programs in person this year,” said Movieguide founder and publisher 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.”

Following is the complete list of 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


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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chroniclethe Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.