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ABC Studios, CNN, Time Warner Cable Have Vision

ABC Studios, CNN and Time Warner Cable each won multiple National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications Vision Awards during the diversity organization's 15th annual awards event

The April 17 Beverly Hills-based luncheon ceremony for the Vision Awards, which honors excellence in multi-ethnic and culturally-relevant original television programming, drew more than 350 attendees, according to the organization.

ABC Studios took home two Vision Awards -- which this year expanded its eligibly rules to include broadcast and online content - in the categories of drama for Grey's Anatomy and comedy for Ugly Betty.

Time Warner Cable's Spanish-language on-demand show Time Warner Cable's Futbol Mania garnered two awards in the category of foreign language and long-form digital media, while CNN took top honors in the documentary category for its CNN Presents: Black in America, as well as in the news/informational category for Black in America: Suicide Survivor.

Overall, Disney/ABC Television Group and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. each garnered a total of three wins.

The awards luncheon was held in conjunction with NAMIC-Southern California's West Coast Creative Summit event, according to the organization.

The Vision Awards winners are as follows:


Handy Manny - Disney Channel

Best Performance - Comedy:

Larramie Doc Shaw: Tyler Perry's House of Payne - TBS

Best Performance - Drama:

Benito Martinez: The Shield -- FX Networks


Ni Hao, Kai-Lan - Nickelodeon

Comedy (tie):

Ugly Betty - ABC Studios

Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger - HBO

Digital Media - Long Form:

Time Warner Cable's Futbol Mania -- Time Warner Cable

Digital Media - Short Form:

Yes We Can, Essence Election '08 -- Essence Communications


CNN Presents: Black in America -- CNN


Grey's Anatomy - ABC Studios

Foreign Language:

Time Warner Cable's Futbol Mania - Time Warner Cable


Down Home With The Neelys: "Pass It On" -- Scripps Networks / Food Network

News /Informational (tie):

Black in America: Suicide Survivor -- CNN

In Conversation: The Michelle Obama Interview -- TV One

Original Movie or Special:

The Africa Channel Presents: A Night of Tribute -- The Africa Channel


The mun2 Hook Up: Frankie J -- mun2


The Secret Game - ESPN

Variety /Talk Show:

The BET Honors -- BET