Winners Of The 20th Anniversary NAMIC Vision Awards Announced 2014 Vision Awards Winners Gallery Now Available Online

NEW YORK, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) today announced the winners of the 2014 NAMIC Vision Awards. Founded in 1994 by NAMIC - Southern California, this year awards presentation marks the trade association's 20th anniversary of recognizing achievements in multiethnic and cross-cultural television programming that best reflects the diversity of the global viewing audience.  Presented via an online event format, winning programs will be showcased via the 2014 NAMIC Vision Awards Winners Gallery. http://namicvisionawards.com

Original programs having aired from November 1, 2012 to November 10, 2013 were recognized in 17 award categories.  Eligibility to compete for NAMIC Vision Awards is extended to national broadcast and cable networks, local affiliates, local origination programs from cable operators and VOD content produced for digital platforms.  Entries were judged by a distinguished panel of entertainment industry executives.  Judging is focused on overall imagery (creative merit, originality, and presentation quality), sensitivity (the consideration given to cultural nuances), writing (the depiction of issues relevant to people of color) and the quality of acting in the performance categories.

Notably, ABC's primetime series "Scandal" was this year's Drama category winner.  Best Performance - Drama was awarded to actor Jeffrey Wright for his role in HBO's "Boardwalk Empire."  Nick@Nite's original series "Instant Mom" is this year's Comedy category winner.  Top honors for Best Performance - Comedy were awarded to China Anne McClain for her role in Disney Channel's "A.N.T. Farm."  Additionally, "A.N.T. Farm" garnered a second win in the Children's category.  The complete winners list for the 2014 NAMIC Vision Awards is as follows:

ANIMATION        
Doc McStuffins - Disney Junior    
   
AWARDS & HONORS      
2013 HALO Awards - Nickelodeon     
   
BEST PERFORMANCE – COMEDY    
China Anne McClain: A.N.T. Farm - Disney Channel 

BEST PERFORMANCE - DRAMA     
Jeffrey Wright: Boardwalk Empire - HBO    

CHILDREN'S       
A.N.T. Farm - Disney Channel   

COMEDY
Instant Mom - Nick@Nite

DIGITAL MEDIA - SHORT FORM
East Los High - Hulu

DOCUMENTARY
Girl Rising - CNN

DRAMA
Scandal - ABC

FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Triquis - ESPN Deportes

LIFESTYLE        
Leading Women: Helene Gayle, CEO CARE USA - CNN  

NEWS / INFORMATIONAL     
America Tonight: The Other America - Al Jazeera America  

ORIGINAL MOVIE OR SPECIAL     
CNN Special Projects: Power of She - HLN    

REALITY
Six Little McGhees - OWN

REALITY - SOCIAL ISSUES
Urban Dove Team - ESPN

SPORTS
Richie Parker: Drive - ESPN

VARIETY / TALK SHOW (tie)
Oprah's Next Chapter - OWN/Harpo Studios
Real Time with Bill Maher - HBO

For more information on the 2014 NAMIC Vision Awards visit http://namicvisionawards.com or contact Sandra Girado, senior director of Meetings and Events, at NAMIC National, 212-594-5985.

ABOUT NAMIC
NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) is the premier organization focusing on multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry. Founded in 1980 as a non-profit trade association, today NAMIC comprises 2,200 professionals belonging to a network of 16 chapters nationwide. Through initiatives that focus on education, advocacy and empowerment, NAMIC champions equity and inclusion in the workforce, with special attention given to ensuring that the leadership cadres of our nation's communications industry giants reflect the multi-ethnic richness of the populations they serve. For more information, please visit www.namic.com and stay connected to NAMIC on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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