|AJ Michalka ("Best Film Actress") and James Denton|
("Best Film Actor") from "Grace Unplugged."
MOVIESGrace Unplugged is an underappreciated of 2013, received some respect last weekend during Movieguide’s 22nd Annual Faith and Family Awards presentation as it took home the top prize. “What an exciting and humbling honor,” said Brad J. Silverman, who wrote and directed the movie. “Our goal from the beginning was to make a movie that would entertain and inspire families – and to have Movieguide recognize us for doing just that is more special than I can put into words.”
In addition to the Epiphany Prize, Grace Unplugged took home two other awards: Best Film Actress for AJ Michalka and Best Film Actor for James Denton. The movie was also nominated as Family Film of the Year.
Other movies being celebrated include, Frozen, Despicable Me 2, Monsters University, Turbo, The Croods, 42, Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, Black Nativity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Captain Phillips and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. “2013 was also the year that explicit sex and nudity did not sell – again,” says Baehr. “2013 was also the year that foul language did not sell – again. However, it WAS the year that the Good, the True, and the Beautiful reached new heights at the box office and in the TV ratings.”Grace Unplugged, whose release nicely comes out today in Blu-Ray and DVD, won the Epiphany Prize as the Most Inspiring Film of the Year, beating out such box-office powerhouses as Man of Steel and 42. The victory puts Grace Unplugged in the company of such past winners as Les Miserables, The Blind Side, The Passion of the Christ, Fireproof, The Nativity Story, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Amistad and Courageous.