HBO Garners Eight NAMIC Vision Awards Nominations

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 HBO leads a list of 27 networks nominated for 2010 NAMIC Vision Awards, the diversity organization announced Wednesday.
HBO garnered eight nominations for NAMIC Vision Awards, which honor original, multi-ethnic and cross-cultural television programming that best reflects the diversity of the global viewing audience. The NAMIC Vision Awards will be presented at a luncheon ceremony scheduled for April 22 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif.

HBO's nominations include two for the pay channel's The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, which received a nod in the Drama category and a Best Performance Drama nomination for actor and recording artist, Jill Scott. HBO also received a nod in the drama category for actor Russell Hornsby's performance in the network's drama series In Treatment. Hornsby also garnered a best drama nod for his starring role on ABC Family's Lincoln Heights. Hornsby is the first actor in NAMIC Vision Awards history to receive multiple nominations in a single performance category.

Jill Scott

CNN, BET Networks and ESPN garnered five award nominations each, while Nickelodeon drew four nods and ABC Family, Discovery en Espanol, Lifetime Television, MTV Networks, and NBC/Universal Media Studios all netted three nominations.
"The television viewing audience is becoming more ethnically and culturally diverse," said Marco Williams, vice president, Affiliate Marketing, The Africa Channel and president, NAMIC-Southern California in a statement. "NAMIC is proud to continue recognizing those entities that remain committed to producing original content across all digital entertainment platforms that accurately reflects the full spectrum of our world's populace."

A complete list of NAMIC Vision Award nominees appears below:

Animation
Handy Manny - The Disney Channel
The Backyardigans - Nickelodeon

Best Performance - Comedy
Dana Davis: 10 Things I Hate About You - ABC Family
Dilshad Vadasaria: Greek - ABC Family
Dule Hill: Psych - USA Network
Margaret Cho: Drop Dead Diva - Lifetime Television
Tracy Morgan: 30 Rock - NBC/Universal Media Studios

Best Performance -- Drama
Cicely Tyson: Relative Stranger - Hallmark Channel
Jill Scott: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - HBO
Russell Hornsby: In Treatment - HBO
Russell Hornsby: Lincoln Heights - ABC Family

Children's
Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices - HBO
Dora The Explorer - Nickelodeon
Go, Diego, Go! - Nickelodeon
Nick News with Linda Ellerbee: We Shall Not Be Moved - Nickelodeon

Comedy
30 Rock - NBC/Universal Media Studios
George Lopez: Tall, Dark & Chicano - HBO
Sherri - Lifetime Television
Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me - HBO

Digital Media - Short Form
Buppies - BET Networks
Comcast Celebrates South Florida Black History - Comcast
John Legend; Obama - Most American President - MTV Networks
Will.i.am Pea Pod Foundation - MTV Networks

Documentary
Breast Cancer Examined: An African American Perspective - TV One, LLC
By The People: The Election of Barack Obama - HBO
CNN Presents: Black in America 2 - CNN
CNN Presents: Latino in America - CNN

Drama
Grey's Anatomy - ABC Network
Hawthorne - TNT
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - NBC/Universal Media Studios
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - HBO

Foreign Language
El Rescate Perfecto - Discovery en Espanol
La Gripe Letal - Discovery en Espanol
La Marcha De Las Uvas - Discovery en Espanol
Major League Baseball Pre-Game Show - Fox Sports en Espanol

Lifestyle
Adrenalina - Si TV
Black Canvas - Gail & Okamoto - EBRU TV
Rajo Red: The Business of Elegance - GMA Network, Inc.
World in America - Guyana - EBRU TV

News/Informational
Anderson Cooper 360: Black in America 2 Preview - CNN
CNN Presents: Reclaiming the Dream II - CNN
Critical Condition: What's at Stake in Health Care Reform - BET News
Up From a Past: African American Firsts - CNN

Original Movie Or Special
America - Sony Pictures Television
Gifted Hands - TNT
The BET Honors 2009 - BET Networks
TV ONE Night Only: Live From the Essence Music Festival - TV One, LLC

Reality
MADE - MTV Networks
Monica: Still Standing - BET Networks
Project Runway - Lifetime Television
The T.O. Show - VH1

Sports
Carry On - ESPN
James Stewart: King of the Hill - E:60/ESPN
Kim NG - Kim Possible - E:60/ESPN
The Enough Project - ESPN Deportes

Variety/Talk Show

Lens on Talent: Johnson & Johnson Presents a Filmmaker's Challenge - BET Networks
Soundtracks at Red Kiva - The Africa Channel
Sunday Best 2 - BET Networks
We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at Lincoln Memorial - HBO

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