The best in faith and family entertainment for 2018 was recognized at the 27th Annual Movieguide Faith & Values Awards show.
With a different vibe from most award shows, the stars who attend the Movieguide Awards often walk the red carpet with their spouse and children in tow. The Christian Post caught up with celebrities who explained how the family-friendly event has personally impacted them.
“Paul: Apostle of Christ” star James Faulkner, best known for his role in “Game of Thrones,” was a first-time attendee of Movieguide and admittedly on his own faith journey. The actor explained how different the Hollywood awards show is from events he has attended in the past.
“I was in Los Angeles last year for the SAG Awards for ‘Game of Thrones,’ a rather the different field of entertainment, and as marvelous and as big as it is, as you know it’s a very violent show and there’s a lot of sex and a lot of nudity but at least it’s a fantasy show, it’s not real,” Faulkner told CP on the red carpet. “I think that faith-based films, family films, films that celebrate, our better natures are important and therefore, I’m thrilled to be here as part of the Movieguide awards.”
Director Matty Rich, who broke into the film world in 1991 with the film “Straight Outta Brooklyn,” says attending the awards show in the past few years encouraged him to venture into making faith-based content.
“I’ve always had like an element of faith in what I do when I made my first film ‘Straight Outta Brooklyn.’ I’ve always tried to have an element of faith in what I do, but being here and coming here for four years and participating and learning what the Movieguide stands for – faith, family values, [showed me] it’s the money maker of the business too.”
“Just think about all the animation movies that do big business, it’s all about good versus evil. Hollywood is based on the undertones of faith, it really is, some of them say ‘Jesus,’ some of them say ‘Christ,’ some of them just don’t do it, but they still have the same feeling,” Rich added,
“La Bamba” Actor Esai Morales has not stared in a faith-based movie himself but says he definitely is hoping to do so in the near future.
“Something like this, (the awards) I like to promote positivity in entertainment, at least life-affirming messages,” Morales told CP. “The fact is, every story has a bit of a message woven inside and so I’ll do whatever I can to promote something that’s uplifting.”
Morales walked the carpet with his wife and daughter and stated that he wanted to show his child an alternative to what’s normally seen in Hollywood.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law