NBC's 'Miracle At Gate 213' Starring Jaci Velasquez Wins Remi Award at 2014 WorldFest Film Festival (VIDEO)
Latina Christian recording artist Jaci Velasquez, is celebrating a non-singing award this year. She co-starred in the NBC holiday movie, Miracle At Gate 213, that aired last Christmas and the film has won the prestigious platinum Remi Award at the 2014 WorldFest Film Festival in Houston, TX. Produced by Faith for Today for the National Council of Churches, Miracle at Gate 213 beat out several hundred contenders at WorldFest to take top spot in the "TV Special-Dramatic" category. Maybe this will encourage Jaci to take on more acting roles in the future!
"I am honored and humbled to be part of such an inspiring project like Miracle at Gate 213," says Velasquez. "Working with incredible actors like Shirley Jones, Louis Gossett, Della Reese, and the amazing Deniece Williams, is an opportunity I will cherish forever. The success of Miracle At Gate 213 is testament to the positive impact that interfaith, family friendly programming is having on the entertainment industry, and in the lives of viewers across the country."
Jaci Velasquez co-stars in Miracle At Gate 213 as flight attendant, Elena Craig, who along with other Christmas Eve travelers, is stranded at the airport due to an unexpected weather delay. As the night unfolds, the fortuitous interactions between the travelers allow for each to be gifted their own "miracle" at Gate 213. Miracle At Gate 213 aired Christmas Day 2013 on NBC stations around the country.
Storyline: A group of travelers, all in need of their own miracle, are stranded at the airport on Christmas Eve due to a weather delay. Through their interactions with each other they each receive the gift of their own 'miracle' at Gate 213.
Jaci has accumulated an impressive resume' over the years including three RIAA® certified Platinum® albums, three RIAA® certified Gold® albums, 16 number one singles, 6 singles in the top 10, 7 Dove Awards, 2 Latin Grammy® Award nominations, 3 Grammy® Award nominations, has graced more than 50 magazine covers including Teen People, Latin Girl, Teen Beat, Parade, and People In Espanol, has appeared in ads for Pepsi, Doritos, Target, and is the co-host of the syndicated morning show, "The Family Friendly Morning Show with Doug and Jaci Velasquez" on Today's CMR Network with more than 1.5 million daily listeners.