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HBO, ESPN nab NAMIC Vision Awards

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and ESPN were among the winners of the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications' NAMIC Vision Awards.
April 25, 2012

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and ESPN were among the winners of the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications’ NAMIC Vision Awards.

The awards, recognizing original, multi-platform television programming that best reflects the diversity of the global viewing audience, gave out a total of 11 television awards.

Non-fiction winners included Sing Your Song, the HBO film on Harry Belafonte, in the documentary category; while OWN’s Oprah’s Master Class won in the news/informational category.

Another OWN series, Oprah’s Lifeclass: Live, took the prize for digital media – longform; while the lifestyle winner was Cooking Channel’s Easy Chinese: San Francisco. The NAMIC reality award went to A&E Network’s Beyond Scared Straight, and in the sports category, ESPN’s The Promise took the award.

Discovery En Espanol’s La Ley Del Miedo, a doc on illegal immigration, took the prize for foreign language.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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