HBO was the big winner of this year’s NAMIC Vision Awards, the diversity organization announced Monday.
The premium service won five NAMIC Vision Awards -- which honor original, multiplatform television programming that reflects the ethnic and cultural diversity of the viewing audience -- including Best Comedy Series for its freshman show Insecure as well as Best Comedy Performance for the series’ star Issa Rae.
BET Networks, ESPN, and History each won two Vision Awards, which were all presented online. Winning programs are now being showcased via the 2017 NAMIC Vision Awards Winners Gallery.
In the best drama series category, ABC's primetime series, Secrets and Lies, tied with BET Networks' Being Mary Jane for top honors, with the best drama performance award going to Anika Noni Rose for her portrayal of Kizzy in History’s miniseries Roots.
“Congratulations are extended to the winners of the 2017 NAMIC Vision Awards," said Tisha Harris, president, NAMIC – Southern California and director, Programming, Z Living in a statement. "As our industry's consumer base becomes increasingly diverse, the production of ethnically and culturally relevant content is central to our industry's sustainability. NAMIC – Southern California in collaboration with NAMIC National is pleased to continue our tradition of recognizing achievements in the advancement of multiplatform programming diversity.”
The full list of 2017 NAMIC Vision Awards winners:
Disney Junior – Sofia the First
Awards & Honors
VH1 – Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens
Best Performance - Comedy
HBO – Issa Rae: Insecure
Best Performance - Drama
HISTORY – Anika Noni Rose: Roots
Sprout – Nina’s World
HBO – Insecure
CBS – The Talk
Digital Media - Short Form
Powerhouse Productions – Harlem on My Plate
HISTORY – Roots: A New Vision
ABC – Secrets and Lies
BET Networks – Being Mary Jane
Discovery Latin America / US Hispanic – Pancho Villa: Se Busca Vivo o Muerto
CNN – Special Projects: Breakthrough Women
BET Networks – Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement
Original Movie or Special
HBO – All the Way
ESPN – SC Featured: Chubbtown
Reality - Social Issues
ESPN – Rise Up: A SportsCenter Special
HBO – Terrance Crawford: My Fight
Variety/Talk Show (tie)
HBO – Lemonade
National Geographic – StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson