HBO took home the most 2019 NAMIC Vision Awards, which were announced Tuesday during the Multicultural TV Summit in New York.
HBO won four Vision Awards, including best comedy for its Issa Rae-led comedy Insecure, according to NAMIC. NBC Asian American won three awards, while ESPN garnered two Vision Awards, which recognize original programming that reflects the lives, spirit and contributions of people of color and represents ethnic and cultural diversity of the viewing audience, said the diversity organization.
The awards were announced during a luncheon event at the Multicultural TV Summit in New York -- hosted by Multichannel News and Broadcasting & Cable -- which explores the business of reaching diverse audiences for TV and video.
The 2019 NAMIC Vision Awards winners are as follows:
Disney Junior – Elena of Avalor
Awards & Honors
BET Networks – 2018 Soul Train Awards
Best Performance – Comedy
HBO – Dwayne Johnson: Ballers
Best Performance – Drama
TV One – Meta Golding: Behind the Movement
HBO – Sesame Street
HBO – Insecure
Digital Media – Long Form
NBC Asian America – Searching for Queer Asian Pacific America
Digital Media – Short Form
CNN – 25 Influential American Muslims
Paramount Network – Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story
Showtime – The Chi
NBC Asian America – Open the Pantry
National Geographic – America Inside Out with Katie Couric
Original Movie or Special
HBO – Icebox
FUSE – T-Pain’s School of Business
Reality – Social Issues
ESPN – ESPN Features – SC Featured: The Black 14
ESPN – ESPN Features – SC Featured: Bubba
NBC Asian America – Break Shot with Will Choi
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.
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