NEW YORK, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The NationalAssociation 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 thetrade 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." [email protected]'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
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.