HBO Takes Home Visions


Home Box Office took home the lion's share of the National Association of
Minorities in Communications' 'Vision Awards,' which highlight excellence in
cable programming that reflects cultural diversity.

At a ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif., Friday, HBO won awards in five of the
eight Vision categories, including music/variety (The Chris Rock Show),
comedy (David Chappelle: Killing Them Softly) and best comedy performance
(Sandra Oh, Arli$$).

Disney Channel, Cable News Network and TBS Superstation also took home
awards, show organizers said.

Showtime Networks Inc. received NAMIC's 'North Star Award' for exceptional
efforts toward developing projects and programming that reflects diversity. The
award cited such Showtime fare as Resurrection Blvd., Soul Food
and Queer as Folk.

KNBC-TV president and general manager Paula Madison received the 'Quasar
Award' for work to advance the cause of diversity.

The 2001 Vision Award winners, by category:

\u0007 Children's:The Color of Friendship (Disney Channel).

\u0007 Documentary:The Tulsa Lynchings of 1921: A Hidden Story (HBO);
Ali-Frazier: One Nation Divisible (HBO).

\u0007 News:Larry King Live interview with Nelson Mandela

\u0007 Music/Variety:The Chris Rock Show (HBO).

\u0007 Comedy:David Chappelle: Killing Them Softly (HBO).

\u0007 Drama:Freedom's Song (TBS).

\u0007 Best Comedic Performance: Sandra Oh, Arli$$ (HBO).

\u0007 Best Dramatic Performance: Khandi Alexander, The Corner