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Big Family Film Award Semifinalists Announced

Contact: Natalie Fertig, Movieguide®, 805-465-3573, natalie@movieguide.org

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 31, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- Movieguide® has announced the semifinalists for two of its top awards. The Ten Best Movies for Families and the Ten Best Movies for Mature Audiences will be presented Feb. 15, 2013 at the star-studded 21st Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala in Universal City, Calif.

Hosted by Joe Mantegna ("Criminal Minds") and his daughter, Gia Mantegna, the Movieguide® Awards are attended yearly by the top studio heads and executives in Hollywood, and honor films with uplifting and family-appropriate messages.

These two categories of best movies are awarded to movies suitable for families and mature audiences, respectively, which exhibit moral values and/or a redemptive storyline. Any feature film can be nominated, regardless of box office gross or number of major stars. Movies rated G or PG are eligible for the "Family" category, while those rated PG-13 or R may be nominated in the "Mature" category.

"The Movieguide® Awards are one of the only places where the greats of Hollywood walk side by side with the entertainment industry's youngest and most promising newcomers," says Dr. Ted Baehr, publisher and founder of Movieguide®.

The final Movieguide Award nominations will be released next week, according to the article on Movieguide.org.

Semifinalists for Ten Best Movies for Families -- "Chimpanzee," "Cowgirls 'N Angels," "Chasing Mavericks," "Frankenweenie," "Here Comes the Boom," "Ice Age: Continental Drift," "Jiro Dreams of Sushi," "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted," "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," "Parental Guidance," "Rise of the Guardians," "The Secret World of Arrietty," "Won't Back Down," and "Wreck-It Ralph."

Semifinalists for Ten Best Movies for Mature Audiences -- "Act of Valor," "Argo," "The Amazing Spider-Man," "The Dark Knight Rises," "For Greater Glory," "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," "Les Miserables," "Lincoln," "Marvel's The Avengers," "Men in Black 3," "Red Dawn," "Red Tails," "Skyfall," "Snow White and the Huntsman," and "Zero Dark Thirty."

Movieguide® is a family guide to movies published by Dr. Ted Baehr (www.movieguide.org). CFTVC and Movieguide® are an international non-profit ministry dedicated to "redeeming the values of the entertainment industry by influencing industry executives and by informing and equipping the public about the influence of the entertainment media."

www.movieguide.org for

  • Dr. Baehr's Bio 
  • Movieguide®'s History
  • Nominated Movie reviews
  • Select interviews with nominated stars/directors

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