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Banff ’19: “Live PD,” “One Strange Rock” rack up Rockies

A&E’s hit ride along series Live PD, Nat Geo’s ambitious One Strange Rock and VH1′s RuPaul’s Drag Race were among the factual and reality winners at the Banff Rockie Awards ...
June 11, 2019

A&E’s hit ride along series Live PD, Nat Geo’s ambitious One Strange Rock and VH1′s RuPaul’s Drag Race were among the factual and reality winners at the Banff Rockie Awards International Competition, announced on Monday (June 10).

In the documentary and factual category, Live PD (pictured), produced by Big Fish Entertainment for A&E, nabbed the best crime and investigative program honor, while the BBC’s Dynasties miniseries was named best environmental and wildlife program.

The Clinton Affair from Jigsaw Productions and Instinct Productions for A&E claimed the history and biography prize, and One Strange Rock from Nutopia and Protozoa Pictures for National Geographic was awarded as best science and technology program. The Elor Azaria Case: Hero or Murderer from WDR in Germany was named best social and current affairs program, and Cosmos: The Universe in Five Minutes from YLE in Finland took the honor for best web non-fiction series.

Elsewhere, Elvis Presley: The Searcher, from Old Farm Road Films and Sony Pictures Television for HBO, was named best arts and music program; the Canadian version of the UK format Employable Me, produced by Employable Me Productions and Thomas Howe Associates and airing on TVO, grabbed the lifestyle program prize; and RuPaul’s Drag Race, produced by World of Wonder for VH1, claimed the best reality program title. Also, My Life: Hike to Happiness from Nine Lives Media for CBBC was named best children and youth non-fiction series.

The Jury Prize went to the documentary You Are Here, from MDF Productions for HBO Canada.

For a full list of winners, click here. The program of the year and Grand Jury Prize winners will be announced this evening (June 12).

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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