Showtime's original movies and series captured a trio of honors at the Ninth
Annual NAMIC Vision Awards Friday night.
The National Association of Minorities in Communications presented the Vision
Awards -- which honors the best in cross-cultural programming -- Friday night in
Showtime notched three awards, including two for Keep the Faith, Baby,
an original biopic about U.S. Rep. Adam Clayton Powell Jr. of New York.
The film was recognized as best drama, while lead actor Harry Lennix shared
the individual dramatic performance accolade with Michael DeLorenzo, who played
Carlos on the premium network's now-canceled original series, Resurrection
Rival Home Box Office grabbed the documentary award for My Khmer
Heart, which was produced under the "Cinemax Reel Life" title, according to
The network's special, John Leguizamo's Sexaholic, won the award for
best comedy performance.
The coveted "North Star" went to Lifetime Television.
Also, "Quasar Awards" for individual industry accomplishment were presented
to Black Entertainment Television president and chief operating officer Debra
Lee, VH1 general manager Christina Norman, National Geographic Channel president
Laureen Ong and CNBC president and CEO Pamela Thomas-Graham.
Other NAMIC Vision Award winners included:
\u0007 Children's: Nick News Special Edition: The Faces of Hope, The Children
of Afghanistan, Nickelodeon;
\u0007 Music/Variety: Walk of Fame with Stevie Wonder, BET;
\u0007 News/Informational: Seasons of Change: The African American Athlete,
\u0007 Comedic Performance: Kyla Pratt, The Proud Family, Disney Channel;
\u0007 Foreign Language:Hawaii Arirang, The Asian