'A.N.T. Farm’ Leads NAMIC Vision Award Winners

Disney Channel’s comedy series A.N.T. Farm  was among the big winners of NAMIC’s annual Vision Awards, the diversity organization announced Wednesday.

A.N.T. Farm, which chronicles the exploits of kids attending an exceptional high school, won two Vision Awards, including Best Children’s show and a Best Comedy performance award for series star China Anne McClain. Overall, Disney was one of several networks garnering multiple 2014 Vision Awards, which recognizes achievements in multiethnic and cross-cultural television programming that best reflects the diversity of the global viewing audience.

ABC’s Scandal was the big winner in the Drama category, while Jeffrey Wright walked away with a Best Performance in a Drama award for his work in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.

The winners were announced via online, and all winning programs will be showcased via the 2014 NAMIC Vision Awards Winners Gallery, according to NAMIC.

The complete winners list for the 2014 NAMIC Vision Awards are as follows:


Doc McStuffins – Disney Junior

Awards and Honors

2013 HALO Awards – Nickelodeon


A.N.T. Farm – Disney Channel


Instant Mom – Nick@Nite

Best Performance – Comedy

China Anne McClain: A.N.T. Farm – Disney Channel

Digital Media – Short Form

East Los High – Hulu


Girl Rising – CNN


Scandal –ABC

Best Performance Drama

Jeffrey Wright: Boardwalk Empire – HBO

Foreign Language

Triquis – ESPN Deportes


Leading Women: Helene Gayle, CEO Care USA – CNN


America Tonight: The Other America – Al Jazeera America

Original Movie Or Special

CNN Special Projects: Power Of She – HLN


Six Little McGhees – OWN

Reality – Social Issues

Urban Dove Team – ESPN


Richie Parker: Drive – ESPN

Variety/Talk Show (tie)

Oprah’s Next Chaper – OWN/Harpo Studios

Real Time With Bill Maher – HBO

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