'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
Best Performance Drama
Jeffrey Wright: Boardwalk Empire – HBO
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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