‘War Room,’ ‘Coat of Many Colors’ Take Top Prizes at Movieguide Awards

Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors
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War Room” and “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” were named the most inspiring movie and TV program, respectively, of 2015 at the 24th annual Movieguide Faith & Values Awards.

Each won an Epiphany Prize, which includes a $100,000 honorarium, supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The awards are sponsored by the Christian Film & Television Commission and recognize uplifting and inspiring movie-television work.

Other winners include Kairos Prizes for spiritually uplifting screenplays by first-time and beginning screenwriters, with the grand prize (worth $25,000) going to Wayne Sable and Christopher Lovick for “Heaven’s Messenger.” First runner-up (worth $15,000) was Harry Keinman for “Wind and a Prayer”; second runner-up (worth $10,000) was Birgit Myaard for “The Hands of a Woman.”

The Chronos Prize for inspiring screenplay by established artists went to Katherine Craddock for “American Exodus.”

Fox’s “Joy” took home the Bradley Foundation faith and freedom award for movies. Also on the film side, Karen Abercrombie of “War Room” received the Grace Award for most inspiring performance by an actress, while Ted McGinley of “Do You Believe?” nabbed the Grace for an actor.

In TV, Grace Awards for actress and actor went to Alyvia Alyn Lind for “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” and to Juan Pablo Di Pace for “A.D. The Bible Continues.”

Ken Wales was honored with a lifetime achievement award for his work as producer on such titles as “Christy,” “Captive,” “Amazing Grace,” “The Party,” The Tamarind Seed” and “Revenge of the Pink Panther.”

The ceremony was taped at the Universal Hotel and will air on Reelz Feb. 22.

The org also named the 10 best movies for families: “Home,” “The Peanuts Movie,” “Cinderella,” “The Good Dinosaur,” “Inside Out,” “Max,” “Shaun the Sheep Movie,” “War Room,” “Paddington” and “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.”

Its 10 best movies for mature audiences: “The 33,” “Joy,” “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2,” “McFarland USA,” “The Martian,” “Captive,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Jurassic World” and “Ant-Man.”