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‘The Chosen,’ Candace Cameron Bure, Dolly Parton Win at This Year’s Movieguide Awards

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“The Chosen,” Season 3, Episodes 1 and 2 won the Epiphany Prize for Most Uplifting Movie at the 30th annual Movieguide Awards, which aired Sunday, Feb. 26. Candace Cameron Bure and Dolly Parton were among the other winners at the ceremony.

“Wow,” tweeted The Chosen on Feb. 27. “Last night, Movieguide awarded its Epiphany Prize for Most Uplifting Movie to The Chosen Season 3, Episodes One and Two. It’s an honor, and we’re thankful.”

‘The Chosen’ Among Winners at Movieguide Awards

The Movieguide Awards takes place every year around the same time as the Academy Awards, which typically air in March (this year’s Academy Awards ceremony will air on March 12). The 2023 Movieguide Awards took place on Feb. 10 and aired on Sunday.

Sometimes referred to as “The Christian Oscars,” the Movieguide Awards honors “the best family-friendly movies and TV shows of the previous year.”

“Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV,” said Movieguide in a press release announcing the 2023 nominees. “Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.”

Terry Crews hosted the ceremony, which was held at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood.  “The Chosen,” Season 3, Episodes 1 and 2 was nominated in the Best Family Movies and the Epiphany Prize Movies categories. Jonathan Roumie, who plays Jesus in the series, was nominated for the Grace Award in Television, but Candace Cameron Bure took home the award in that category for her movie, “A Christmas…Present.” 

“This award honors the most inspirational performance that best displays God’s grace toward us as human beings,” said Bure in an Instagram post celebrating the news. “My heart is full of gratitude and love.”