‘Blind Side’ wins top Movieguide award

Family values films continue to dominate industry’s top money-makers
WorldNet Daily February 24, 2010

The Sandra Bullock surprise blockbuster movie “The Blind Side” from Warner Bros. Pictures won the top prize at Movieguide’s 2010 sold-out annual dinner and awards gala last night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

The award to the unabashedly Christian adaptation of Michael Lewis’s bestselling book “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game” tells the story of real-life Leigh Anne Tuohy, a wealthy supermom who, through her Christian faith, saves a homeless black teenager from an almost certain life of drugs and despair and challenges him to become a star football player. The film’s touting of the power of evangelical Christian beliefs has once again upended Hollywood conventional wisdom that sex, violence and spectacular special effects are what sells in today’s big-budget American cinema, said Ted Baehr, founder and publisher of Movieguide and chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission