|'Narnia' and '7th Heaven' win Epiphany Prizes|
|Sunday, 05 March 2006 07:00 PM America/New_York|
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
, The WB Television Network's 7th Heaven, ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and I network's Sue Thomas F.B. Eye won the three biggest honors at the 14th Annual MOVIEGUIDE Faith & Values Awards.
The Beverly Hills, Calif., event Thursday evening attracted more than 150 Hollywood personalities.
Narnia and the “X-Mas” episode of 7th Heaven took home the two $50,000 John Templeton Foundation Epiphany Prizes for Most Inspiring Movie and Most Inspiring TV Program of 2005. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Sue Thomas F.B. Eye tied for the first $50,000 Ware Foundation Libertas Prize for Promoting Positive American Values, to be given annually.
Other awards given included Pat Boone, who received a Lifetime Faith & Values Crystal Teddy Bear Award for Dedication to Redeeming the Values of the Mass Media of Entertainment; and Deanne Bray of Sue Thomas F.B. Eye, Grace Prize for Most Inspiring TV Performance and a special Crystal Teddy for her “winsome, faithful, gracious, and wise efforts to help audiences and entertainers understand God's Love for the physically challenged,” MOVIEGUIDE said.
A first-time screenwriter, David M. Anthony, won the First Bi-Annual $25,000 John Templeton Foundation Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays, for his script titled John, The Revelator. Heather Hughes took the $15,000 prize for second place for her script Coincidental Miracles. Harrison Graham Moes won $10,000 for third place for his script Men of Iron.
Narnia also was chosen by MOVIEGUIDE as the Best Family Movie of 2005, from a list including Madagascar, Dreamer, March of the Penguins, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Pride & Prejudice was named Best Film for Mature Audiences of 2005. Other nominees included Batman Begins, Millions, The Interpreter and The Great Raid.
For a full list of winners, see www.movieguide.org/index.php?s=news&id=151 .