Friday, April 23, 2010

HBO Takes Top Honors at 2010 NAMIC Vision Awards Honoring Achievements in Television Programming Diversity

LOS ANGELES, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) has announced the winners of the 16th Annual NAMIC Vision Awards. Awards were presented on Thursday, April 22 at a luncheon ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton. Presented annually by NAMIC–Southern California, the NAMIC Vision Awards honor the television industry's creators, networks and business leaders demonstrating a commitment to producing multi-ethnic original programming that reflects the rich diversity of the global viewing audience. HBO garnered four Vision Awards, topping the 27 networks and producers/distributors vying for honors in 15 award categories.


HBO's original series "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" garnered wins for Best Drama and Best Performance – Drama for the show's star, actress-recording artist, Jill Scott. Additionally, HBO won the Best Comedy and Best Documentary categories. "George Lopez: Tall, Dark & Chicano" took Best Comedy honors while "By the People: The Election of Barack Obama" was this year's Best Documentary.


NBC/Universal Media Studios and Nickelodeon also received multiple honors with a pair of victories each. NBC/Universal Media Studios tied with HBO for Best Drama, receiving one of its two Vision Awards for "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." NBC/Universal Media Studios garnered its second award in the Best Performance – Comedy category with a win by actor-comedian Tracy Morgan for his role in the primetime series, "30 Rock." Nickelodeon took top honors in the Best Animation category with a win for "The Backyardigans." Nickelodeon's second award was for "Dora the Explorer," this year's winner for Best Children's. BET Networks, CNN, Comcast, Discovery En Espanol, E:60/ESPN, EBRU TV, TNT and VH1, and were also recognized with wins in single award categories.


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