Other awards shows just honor the most critically acclaimed movies and TV, The Faith & Values Awards Gala also honors movies and TV programs that increase man’s love and understanding of God and that promote the Good, the True and the Beautiful.
Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) February 05, 2012
Celebrities are lining up to present some of the top awards at the 20th Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry, to be held Friday, Feb. 10 at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, near the heart of Hollywood. The announcement was made last Friday afternoon by Dr. Ted Baehr, founder and Publisher of MOVIEGUIDE®.
Heading the list of male stars is Dean Cain, who will emcee the show, which will be aired on The Hallmark Channel. Mr. Cain is famous for starring in “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Las Vegas,” “Smallville,” and the made-for-television movie “The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story.”
Other male stars presenting awards at the Gala include Joe Montegna, star of “Criminal Minds” on CBS, “Cars 2,” and beloved for his performance as the father in “Searching for Bobby Fischer”; Corbin Bernsen, star of “Psych,” “L.A. Law,” “25 Hill,” and the upcoming movie “Barlowe Man”; Kevin Sorbo, star of “Hercules,” “Soul Surfer,” and the upcoming “Abel’s Field”; actor James Patrick Stuart of “Call of Duty” and TV’s “Supernatural”; and, beloved American icon Pat Boone.
Heading the list of top female stars is vocalist and Grammy nominee Natalie Grant, who also will perform a couple songs at the Gala.
A singer-songwriter of contemporary Christian music, Grant has been named Female Vocalist of the Year by the Gospel Music Association four times, in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009, and won four consecutive Dove Awards for best female artist.
Other female stars presenting awards at the Gala include Movieguide® Award-winner Bailee Madison of “Just Go with It,” Disney Channel’s “The Wizards of Waverly Place,” “Letters to God,” and the upcoming “Cowgirls n’ Angels”; Teri Polo of the “Meet the Parents” movies and many TV shows; Bella Thorne of Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up”; Susan Ward of ABC Family Channel’s “Make It or Break It” and many other film & TV shows; Kristy Swanson of “A Christmas Wish,” a Hallmark movie, and many other roles; and, Julie Mond of “Priest,” Hallmark Channel’s “Love Begins,” and other roles.
The Gala will also feature two up and coming male stars, Jimmy Bennett, star of TV’s “No Ordinary Family” and the upcoming “The Return of Captain Kidd,” and Gregg Sulkin, who plays Selena Gomez’s boyfriend on the Disney Channel’s “The Wizards of Waverly Place.”
Also scheduled to present, is an American institution with the inclusion of Miss America 2011, Nebraska native and former Miss Nebraska, Teresa Scanlon.
Other celebrities attending the red carpet for the Gala Awards are ESPN's SportCenter anchor, Neil Everett, up-and-comers model and actress Chanel Ryan, singer and actress Jennifer Keith and actor Michael Adam Hamilton of Lionsgate's, soon-to-be-released, "Breaking Wind."
The Faith & Values Awards, also known as the “Crystal Teddy Bear” Awards, will honor the Ten Best Movies for Families, the Ten Best Movies for Mature Audiences, the $100,000 Epiphany Prizes for Most Inspiring Movie and TV Program, the Grace Awards for Most Inspiring Performances in Movies & TV, the Faith & Freedom Awards for Promoting Positive American Values in Movies & TV, and the $50,000 Kairos Prizes for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays by Beginning and First-Time Screenwriters.
The awards are sponsored by Movieguide®: The Family guide to Movies and Entertainment and the Christian Film & Television Commission®.
At the Gala, Movieguide® Publisher and internationally renowned media pundit and family advocate Dr. Ted Baehr will present highlights from Movieguide®’s 80-page 2012 Report to the Entertainment Industry. The Annual Report shows that family-friendly movies and television programs, and entertainment with Christian, redemptive, and patriotic content honoring traditional American values, are the most popular here and overseas.
The Christian Film & Television Commission® (CFTVC) ministry and its family guide to movies and entertainment, Movieguide® (http://www.movieguide.org ), 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.”