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2024 Movieguide Award Winners Include Dennis Quaid, ‘Sound of Freedom,’ ‘Jesus Revolution,’ Lori Loughlin

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The winners of the 31st Annual Movieguide Faith & Values Awards Gala have been revealed and include the films “Jesus Revolution,” “Sound of Freedom,” and “The Super Mario Bros Movie.” Actors Dennis Quaid and Lori Loughlin were also honored. 

Movieguide, whose mission is “to redeem the values of the entertainment industry, according to biblical principles, by influencing industry executives and artists,” held its award ceremony on Feb. 9 at the Avalon Theatre in Hollywood, California, and aired the event on Great American Family Thursday (March 7). 

“Content that is inspiring is foundational to the Great American brand,” said Bill Abbott, president and CEO of Great American Media, in a press release. “It is an honor to work with [Movieguide founder] Ted [Baehr] and the team at Movieguide Awards to showcase and celebrate the highest quality family friendly entertainment.”

Great American Family actors Trevor Donovan and Danica McKellar hosted the event.

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“The Super Mario Bros Movie” took home the award for best family movie, while “Jesus Revolution,” which tells the story of how Southern California pastor and evangelist Greg Laurie came to faith under the leadership of Chuck Smith and became a minister during the Jesus Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, was honored as the best film for mature audiences. 

“Sound of Freedom,” the controversial but commercially successful film depicting the life of Tim Ballard and his mission to end child sex trafficking, took home the Faith & Freedom Award for Movies.

Dennis Quaid earned the Grace Prize for Movie Performance for his role in “On a Wing and a Prayer,” a film based on the true story of a pharmacist who successfully landed an airplane after the pilot died of a heart attack mid-flight.

During the award ceremony, Quaid, who last year released his debut Gospel album “Fallen: A Gospel Record For Sinners,” also performed two songs. 

Before singing, Quaid made mention of his friend, singer-songwriter and actor Kris Kristofferson. Quaid recounted an evening he spent with Kristofferson after the two spent time in the recording studio together and said that Kristofferson’s wife, Lisa, told him that “nobody calls Kris anymore because they think he’s such a legend and, you know, he wouldn’t possibly accept their call.”

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“So I thought that, maybe, before I sing this song,” Quaid went on to say, “we could all call him.”