Los Angeles, CA (January 13, 2020)
VidAngel, the family-friendly streaming app and original content studio, is honored to have earned two Movieguide Award nominations for its original production of The Chosen: Season One as reported by The Hollywood Reporter this week. The new 8-episode first season tells the stories of characters in the Gospels who encountered Jesus and were changed forever.

“More than two years of work, sacrifice and heart were baked into season one of The Chosen. These nominations from Movieguide serve as a fresh demonstration, alongside millions watching the show globally in over 150 countries, that there is a strong appetite for redemptive and authentic story-telling,” said Neal Harmon, CEO of VidAngel. “We’re grateful for the recognition of everyone’s contributions to this historic undertaking, and are honored to participate in these awards alongside so many prestigious projects.”

The Chosen joined acclaimed productions, such as Netflix’s The Crown and Dolly Parton‘s Heartstrings, to receive nominations in the following categories:
Epiphany Prize for Inspiring Television Program: The Chosen, Episode 8: “I Am He”
Grace Prize, Television: Jonathan Roumie [who plays Jesus], The Chosen, Episode 8: “I Am He”

Movieguide and Hallmark Channel unveiled the nominees on Monday, January 6, and winners will be announced Friday, January 24, during a gala held at the Avalon Theater in Los Angeles.

Global Stats for The Chosen:
The Chosen is #1 crowdfunded media project in history and the first-ever streaming TV series released globally all at one time on its own app.
The Chosen raised over $10 million from over 16,000 investors.
The Chosen has been downloaded and streamed in over 150 countries.
The Chosen has been viewed nearly 4 million times.
The Chosen app has been downloaded over 400k times.
The Chosen is currently being translated into over 50 languages.

Visit: https://studios.vidangel.com/the-chosen

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