CNN Wins Four NAMIC Vision AwardsHBO’s ‘Treme’ Wins Best Drama Award; TV One’s `Rickey Smiley Show’ Garners Best Comedy Honors 7/11/2013 8:47 PM Eastern
Cable news network CNN was the big winner at the 19th annual NAMIC Vision Awards Thursday night.
The cable news network won four Vision Awards during the live ceremony -- the first for the Vision Awards in two years – at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles. The 2011 and 2012 Vision Awards were presented online.
HBO won three Vision Awards, including best drama honors for Treme (pictured), according to the diversity organization. Nickelodeon, TV One, and Mun2 also won multiple Vision Awards, which recognize original, multi-platform television programming that depicts the lives, spirit and contributions of people of color and best reflects the diversity of the global viewing audience, according to NAMIC.
Oprah Winfrey was the recipient of NAMIC Member’s Favorite Personality, while actor/director/producer Bill Duke won the organization’s 2013 Creative Legacy Award. Fox Deportes executive vice president and general manager Vincent Cordero was also awarded the 2013 Corporate Leadership Diversity Award, according to the organization.
The complete list of 2013 NAMIC Vision Award Winners appears below:
Animation Nickelodeon – Dora the Explorer
Awards & Honors BET Networks – Black Girls Rock!
Best Performance – Comedy Showtime – Don Cheadle – “House of Lies”
Best Performance – Drama HBO – Michael Kenneth Williams – Boardwalk Empire
Children’s Nickelodeon – Nick News with Linda Ellerbee
Comedy TV One – The Rickey Smiley Show
Digital Media – Long Form Mun2 – Black and Latino
Digital Media – Short Form Mun2 – The Secret of Chancla
Digital Media – Web Series CNN – Freedom Project: Mauritania Slavery’s Last Stronghold
Documentary CNN - World Sports Presents: It's Not Black and White
HBO -- The Loving Story (tie)
Drama HBO - Treme
Foreign Language Discovery en Espanol - Caras Del Odio
Lifestyle GMA Life TV - Kusina Master
News/Informational Harpo Studio – Oprah’s Master Class
Original Movie/Special CNN - CNN Special Projects: Leaders with Heart
Reality (Unscripted) Style - Tia and Tamera
Reality (Social Series) TV One – Save My Son
Sports ESPN - Busted Coverage
Travel & Adventure CNN - Inside Africa: The Himba of Namibia
Variety/Talk NuVO TV - Mario Lopez: One on One
NAMIC Members’ Favorite Personality Oprah Winfrey
2013 Creative Legacy Award Bill Duke
2013 Corp. Leadership Diversity Award Vincent Cordero, EVP and GM, Fox Deportes