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Written by Eric Tiansay   
Tuesday, 19 February 2013 03:53 PM EST

The faith-themed Les Misérables and The American Bible Challenge were the big winners in this year's John Templeton Foundation Epiphany Prizes for inspiring movies and TV programs.

Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway, the motion-picture adaptation of the famous musical set in 19th-century France received the $100,000 Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring Movie of 2012 during the 21st Annual Movieguide Faith & Values Awards, held Feb. 15 at the Universal Hilton Hotel near Hollywood, Calif.

The American Bible Challenge, the Game Show Network's program starring Jeff Foxworthy, won the $100,000 Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring TV Program of last year.

Andy Garcia, star of For Greater Glory, was recognized with the Grace Award for Most Inspiring Performance in Movies in 2012, while Kyla Kenedy of Raising Izzie won the Grace Award for Most Inspiring Performance in Television last year.

Randall Hahn, who wrote Gideon, a story of a mysterious boy with Christ-like powers, won the $25,000 grand prize for the eighth annual Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays, also announced the during Movieguide Faith & Values Awards.

Romeo Ciolfi, who wrote Play Ball, won the $15,000 first runner up, while James M. De Vince, who penned The Basketball, received the $10,000 second runner up prize. The three winners will have their scripts read by top studio executives at major studios, including Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures.

Click here for a complete list of Movieguide Faith & Values Award winners.

 

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