Thursday, January 31, 2013


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Producer Palak Patel shared a photo of the gift basket received from MOVIEGUIDE 

On January 26, SWATH Producer Palak Patel tweeted the photo above to celebrate the nomination Snow White and the Huntsman received on behalf of MOVIEGUIDE®.

While researching the specifics of the nomination, their website was located.  It listed a host of nominees in several categories. 

Before the story was completed, the site had removed all of the nominee information replacing it with "Nominees to be announced shortly." An attempt was made to secure a recent press release. However, none could be located.

Read more after the jump

The only other option was to contact the source itself.  MOVIEGUIDE kindly responded indicating that their site "experienced a technical glitch" and they will be announcing the Semifinalists on January 30th with the finalists to be announced the beginning of next week. 

A press release was subsequently issued on January 30th regarding the Semifinalists. (Note to Self: Utilize screenshots)

MOVIEGUIDE's press release (see full release below) stated how the nominees would be determined next week:

"Over the coming week, the two semifinalist lists will be boiled down to 10 nominees each. At the Gala on February 15th, each of the nominees will receive a special award, and then one movie will be crowned as winner in each category." 

SWATH is officially nominated as one of the 10 Best Movies for Mature Audiences as indicated in the press release.  Once all of the nominees are released next week, the story will be updated accordingly.

There is no telling if MOVIEGUIDE has been scooped on the announcement of their nominees, but below is the "incomplete article" as it was going to be posted several days ago prior their site glitch. 

Note that SWATH is shown as a nominee in two categories and Kristen Stewart in one. The nominee lists were copied exactly as it was shown on their site and transposed here (pseudo screenshot).  

Hopefully, it all holds true for both SWATH and Stewart.


MOVIEGUIDE® nominated both Snow White and the Huntman and Kristen Stewart for being one of the films and actors that positively had an impact on the world community bringing an inspirational message to audiences in either film or television in 2012.

"MOVIEGUIDE® chooses movies for their moral and spiritual principles, as well as their production values. They tell a story that is both redemptive and inspiring to their audiences."

The categories which SWATH and Stewart are nominated for are:

10 Best Movies for Mature Audiences: (See nominees below)

The Grace Award (Kristen Stewart): The Grace Award is awarded annually to an actor or actress in a motion picture or television program who exemplifies God’s grace and mercy toward us as human beings through their outstanding performances.

Friess Free Enterprise Prize: The Friess Free Enterprise Prize is for the one movie that, through fine craftsmanship and inspirational storytelling,  does the most to encourage appreciation of free markets, ownership and stewardship.

The Epiphany PrizesThe Epiphany Prizes seek to create a deeper spiritual awareness in mankind and increases man's love and understanding in God.

The 21st Annual MOVIEGUIDE Awards will be held Friday, February 15th, 2013 at Universal Hilton Hotel in Universal City, CA.

10 Best Films for Mature Audiences

• ACT OF VALOR | Relativity Media
• THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN | Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Entertainment
• THE DARK KNIGHT RISES | Warner Bros. Pictures/Time Warner
• THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY | New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. Pictures/Time Warner
• LES MISERABLES | Universal Pictures/Comcast
• MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS | Paramount/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
• MEN IN BLACK 3 | Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Entertainment
• RED DAWN (2012) | FilmDistrict/Sony Pictures Entertainment
• SKYFALL | MGM/Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Entertainment
• SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN | Universal Pictures/Comcast

Friess Free Enterprise Prize

• THE DARK KNIGHT RISES | Warner Bros. Pictures/Time Warner
• HERE COMES THE BOOM | Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Entertainment
• THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN | Walt Disney Pictures/Walt Disney Company
• SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN | Universal Pictures/Comcast
• WON'T BACK DOWN | 20th Century Fox/News Corp.

Grace Award Nominees


• Hugh Jackman | LES MISERABLES
• Mauricio Kuri | FOR GREATER GLORY
• Colm Wilkinson | LES MISERABLES


Rockmond Dunbar | RAISING IZZIE

The Epiphany Prize

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The MOVIGUIDE  is "dedicated to honoring the studio executives, producers, directors, actors and writers of MOVIEGUIDE’s ‘Best of the Year’ movies and presenting the Grace Award for Inspiring Acting, The Faith & Freedom Awards for movies and television programs that positively impact the world community as well as the John Templeton Foundation supported $50,000 Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays and the celebrated $100,000 Epiphany Prizes for Film & Television."


Semifinalists for the 21st Annual Movieguide® Awards Announced Tuesday.
By Natalie Fertig
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®.

Over the coming week, the two semifinalist lists will be boiled down to 10 nominees each. At the Gala on February 15th, each of the nominees will receive a special award, and then one movie will be crowned as winner in each category.

Out of this year's semifinalists, 20th Century Fox and Walt Disney studios garnered the highest number of nominations in the Best Movies for Families category, with Fox having five semifinalists and Disney having four semifinalists. Magnolia Pictures' documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" was a surprise nomination, completing the list of family films along with New Line's "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" and DreamWorks' "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" and "Rise of the Guardians."
This year's semifinalists in the "Mature" category contain a number of big blockbusters such as "Marvel's The Avengers" and "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," lined up beside Academy Award nominees "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Les Miserables" and smaller-budget action films "Red Dawn," "Red Tails," and "Act of Valor."

The Movieguide® Awards' criteria make this the only show in Hollywood where many large-grossing popular movies have a chance at winning an award. However, smaller movies also have an equal chance. "Act of Valor" from Relativity Media and "Red Dawn" from Sony Pictures made less in the box office, but are both semifinalists for a Movieguide® Award.

Movieguide®'s Faith & Values Awards have long been a trendsetting environment in the entertainment industry. The Jonas Brothers' first major performance was at the Movieguide® Awards, and Oscar® nominee Jennifer Lawrence walked her first red carpet at the Awards Gala. Other stars to see a beginning at this event include Hayden Panettiere, Dakota Fanning and Miley Cyrus.

The focus at the Movieguide® Awards, however, is not only on the celebrities. Producers, directors and studio executives join the many actors and actresses as the movies' messages and themes themselves are honored.

"The nominations for our many other awards, including the Grace Awards for Inspiring Acting in Movies or Television and the $100,000 Epiphany Prizes, will be revealed next week," Dr. Baehr said yesterday. "The finalists for Best Movies for Families and the Best Movies for Mature Audiences will also be announced then."

The lists of semifinalists are:

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".


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