Movieguide and its founder, Ted Baehr, who provide reviews from a conservative Christian perspective, will present $100,000 Epiphany Prize for the Most Inspiring Movie of 2011 and the $100,000 Epiphany Prize for the Most Inspiring TV Program of 2011 on Friday.
The prizes, supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, are awarded to "the best, most inspiring programs that resulted in a great increase in man's love or understanding of God."
The movie nominees are:
• "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never"
• "Of Gods and Men"
• "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"
• "Seven Days in Utopia"
• "The Tree of Life"
And the television nominees are:
• "Buck Denver Asks. . . Why Do We Call It Christmas?"
• "A Christmas Wish"
• "Donata Wenders"
• "The Book that Changed the World"
• "The Lost Valentine"
• "Love Begins"
• "Mitch Albom's Have a Little Faith"
• "A Princess for Christmas"
Movieguide is "an international non-profit organization dedicated to redeeming the values of the entertainment industry by influencing industry executives and by informing and equipping the public about the influence of the entertainment media."
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