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The 21st Faith & Values Awards were celebrated on Friday, Feb, 15, at the Movieguide Awards Gala. Family movie Ice Age: Continental Drift was honored as the Best 2012 Movie for Families and Marvel’s The Avengers won the Best 2012 movie for Mature Audiences.
WND reported that Dr. Ted Baehr and his wife created Movieguide in 1985 and the first Movieguide Awards was held in 1991. The purpose of this award is to promote family movies with strong moral and Christian content.
Unlike most other awards in Hollywood, Movieguide offered cash prizes in some awards, reported The Hollywood Reporter. This year, Les Miserables received $100,000 for Most Inspiring Movie and later, a Universal executive announced the money would go to two charities.
Every attendee received a report of last year’s films, with box-office numbers and detailed ratings and descriptions. The report begins with observations including “Les Miserables presented the Biblical understanding of grace and law” and “The Avengers embraced old fashioned values and patriotism.”