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HBO Tops NAMIC Vision Awards Nominations

Nick@Nite’s ‘Instant Mom’ Top Nominated Show 3/14/2014 12:59 PM Eastern

HBO earned the lion’s share of NAMIC Vision Awards nominations, the diversity organization announced Friday.

The pay TV service drew 10 nominations for the 20th annual Vision Awards, which recognize multiethnic and cross-cultural television programming that depicts the lives, spirit and contributions of people of color and best reflects the diversity of the global viewing audience. ESPN, Al Jazeera Networks, CNN and OWN/Harpo Studios drew four nominations, while Nick@Nite, Disney Channel, Discovery En Espanol, HLN, Lifetime, Mun2, Nickelodeon, and TV One drew multiple nods. Overall 30 networks generated 66 nominations for Vision Awards in 17 different categories, according to the organization.

Nick@Nite’s freshman comedy series Instant Mom earned an industry-high three nominations, including Best performance in a Comedy nods for series co-stars Tia Mowry-Hardict and Michael Boatman.

Winning programs will be showcased online via the 2014 NAMIC Vision Awards Winners Gallery beginning in mid-April, said the organization.

 

2014 NAMIC Vision Awards Nominees

ANIMATION

Doc McStuffins - Disney Junior

NFL Rush Zone - NickToons

The Legend of Korra - Nickelodeon

 

AWARDS & HONORS

2013 HALO Awards - Nickelodeon

Centric Presents Soul Train Awards 2012 - Centric TV/BET Networks

 

BEST PERFORMANCE – COMEDY

Michael Boatman: Instant Mom - Nick@Nite

Tia Mowry-Hardrict: Instant Mom - Nick@Nite

James Lesure: Men at Work - TBS

China Anne McClain: A.N.T. Farm - Disney Channel

 

BEST PERFORMANCE - DRAMA

Khandi Alexander: Treme - HBO

Sarayu Rao: Monday Mornings - TNT

Michael Kenneth Williams: Boardwalk Empire - HBO

Jeffrey Wright: Boardwalk Empire - HBO

 

CHILDREN’S

A.N.T. Farm - Disney Channel

Bobby McFerrin: A YoungArts Masterclass - HBO

Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts Masterclass - HBO

Dora the Explorer - Nick Jr.

 

COMEDY

Devious Maids - Lifetime

Instant Mom - Nick@Nite

The Rickey Smiley Show - TV One

The Mindy Project - Universal Television

 

DIGITAL MEDIA - SHORT FORM

East Los High - Hulu

Larry Hernandez: El Presidente - mun2

It's Kymplicated! - NickMom

World According to Michael - TV One

 

DOCUMENTARY

Fault Lines: America's Infant Mortality Crisis - Al Jazeera America

Girl Rising - CNN

Great Expectations: A Black in America Special - CNN

Valentine Road - HBO

 

DRAMA

Grey's Anatomy - ABC

Scandal - ABC

The Bible - History

Treme - HBO

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Historias Detrás del Diamente: Yasiel Puig - Time Warner Cable Deportes

Huesos Que Hablan - Discovery en Español

Trata de Mujeres: De Tenancingo a Nueva York - Discovery en Español

Triquis - ESPN Deportes

 

LIFESTYLE

CNN Special Projects: Small Business Success - HLN

Cooking Channel's Road Trip with G. Garvin - Scripps Networks Interactive

Inside Africa: Lalibela: Rooted in Faith - CNN

Leading Women: Helene Gayle, CEO CARE USA - CNN

 

NEWS / INFORMATIONAL

America Tonight: Gangs of Chicago - Al Jazeera America

America Tonight: The Other America - Al Jazeera America

mun2 News Special: Hecho en America - mun2

Super Soul Sunday - OWN/Harpo Studios

 

ORIGINAL MOVIE OR SPECIAL

Being Mary Jane (Two Hour Movie Pilot) - BET Networks

CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story - VH1

CNN Special Projects: Power of She - HLN

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight - HBO

Twist of Faith - Lifetime

 

REALITY

Raising Whitley - OWN

Six Little McGhees - OWN

Sunday Best - BET Networks

Welcome to Sweetie Pie's - OWN

 

REALITY - SOCIAL ISSUES

Iyanla: Fix My Life - OWN/Harpo Studios

NBA TV’s Open Court: Basketball & Society - NBA Digital

Urban Dove Team - ESPN

Vice - Killer Kids – HBO

 

SPORTS

America Tonight: Fists of Fury - Al Jazeera America

Richie Parker: Drive - ESPN

Sapelo Island - ESPN

Tony Gonzalez All-In - E:60/ESPN

 

VARIETY / TALK SHOW

12 Years A Slave: A TV One Special with Cathy Hughes - TV One

Oprah's Lifeclass - OWN/Harpo Studios

Oprah's Next Chapter - OWN/Harpo Studios

Real Time with Bill Maher - HBO

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