HBO, NBC Top NAMIC Vision Awards Nominations

HBO topped all cable and streaming services in garnering the most 2020 NAMIC Vision Awards nominations, the diversity organization announced Thursday.

The premium network garnered 17 nominations for NAMIC Vision Awards -- which honors programming that reflects the lives, spirit and contributions of people of color that mirrors the diverse composition of the viewing audience. -- to lead all nominees.

NBC's 'Sunnyside'

NBC's 'Sunnyside'

NBC finished second with 10 nominations, followed by BET with eight nods.

NBC’s comedy Sunnyside was the most nominated show with four, according to NAMIC. The broadcast networks fared well in generating NAMIC Vision Awards nominations, garnering at least one nomination in the major comedy and drama series categories and sweeping the Best Performance for a Drama category, according to NAMIC. 

The Vision Awards winner will be announced in late April. Below are the 2020 NAMIC Vision Awards nominees:


DuckTales – Disney Channel

Elena of Avalor – Disney Junior

Fancy Nancy – Disney Junior

Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures – Disney Junior

The Casagrandes – Nickelodeon

Awards & Honors

2019 BET Awards – BET Networks

2019 Black Girls Rock! – BET Networks

Kids’ Choice Sports 2019 – Nickelodeon

2019 Soul Train Awards – BET Networks

Best Performance – Comedy

Kal Penn: Sunnyside – NBC

Kiran Deol: Sunnyside – NBC

Lin-Manuel Miranda: DuckTales – Disney Channel

Moses Storm: Sunnyside – NBC

Robin Thede: A Black Lady Sketch Show – HBO

Best Performance – Drama

Brian Tee: Chicago Med – NBC

Hill Harper: The Good Doctor – ABC

LaRoyce Hawkins: Chicago P.D. – NBC

Marlyne Barrett: Chicago Med – NBC

Shemar Moore: S.W.A.T. – CBS | Sony Pictures Television


America’s Most Musical Family – Nickelodeon

Sesame Street 50th Anniversary Special – HBO


A Black Lady Sketch Show – HBO

Ballers – HBO

Los Espookys – HBO

Sunnyside – NBC

Will & Grace – NBC

Digital Media – Short Form

Robin Roberts Presents Thriver Thursday: Dr. Okanlami – Rock’n Robin Productions | ABC

Robin Roberts Presents Thriver Thursday: Yusuf Dahl – Rock’n Robin Productions | ABC

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement – America’s First Daily Black Newspaper – Comcast

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement – Confronting America’s Broken Promise – Comcast

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement – Our Accountability: Learning to Lead From Dr. King– Comcast


Finding Justice – BET Networks

Martin: The Legacy of a King – BET Networks

The Apollo - HBO

True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality – HBO

What’s My Name | Muhammad Ali – HBO


My Brilliant Friend – HBO

S.W.A.T – CBS | Sony Pictures Television

Godfather of Harlem - EPIX

The Twilight Zone – CBS All Access

The Good Fight – CBS All Access

Foreign Language

Caravanas – Discovery Networks Latin America

Our Boys – HBO


Christmas Cookie Challenge – Food Network

CNN’s Turning Points with Dr. Sanjay Gupta – CNN Special Projects

Delicious Miss Brown – Food Network

Man Fire Food – Cooking Channel

No Passport Required – PBS


American Injustice: A BET Town Hall – BET Networks

Life Inside: Angola – Dateline NBC

MSNBC’s Justice for All Town Hall – NBC News Group

VICE News Tonight: Blackface Hunters – HBO

Young, Gifted and Broke: Our Student Debt Crisis – A BET Town Hall – BET Networks

Original Movie or Special

Collisions – Fuse

I am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story – Lifetime

Native Son – HBO

O.G. – HBO


Made from Scratch – Fuse

Sunday Best – BET Networks

T-Pain’s School of Business – Fuse

Untold Stories of Hip Hop – WE tv

World of Dance – NBC

Reality – Social Issues

Rough Places Made Smooth – CBS Sports

Truth About Murder with Sunny Hostin – Investigation Discovery

VICE News Tonight: Lifesize Mourning – HBO

VICE News Tonight: Trans Activist Miss Major Revisits the Stonewall Riots – HBO

Unapologetic – ESPN


Althea & Arthur – CBS Sports Network

Definition of a Hero – ESPN

Israel Adesanya – ESPN

Special Olympics 50 Game Changers: Inclusion in UAE – ESPN

The Shop: Uninterrupted – HBO

Variety/Talk Show

Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin’ – HBO

Desus & Mero – SHOWTIME

First Take HBCU Special – ESPN

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons – ABC

The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live! – ABC

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.