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Oxygen, Epix take home trophies for true-crime content at Clue Awards

A week after the list of nominees was released, the winners of the inaugural Clue Awards, the first awards show dedicated exclusively to true-crime content in film, television, podcasting and ...
May 2, 2022

A week after the list of nominees was released, the winners of the inaugural Clue Awards, the first awards show dedicated exclusively to true-crime content in film, television, podcasting and publishing, were announced on Saturday (April 30) at the annual CrimeCon in Las Vegas.

Awards were presented in six categories at the event, which was hosted by Law & Crime Network founder and ABC chief legal analyst Dan Abrams (pictured). In the television bracket, the award for outstanding docuseries went to Fall River (produced by Blumhouse Television and Pyramid Productions for Epix), which covers the Massachusetts murders in 1979–80 that sparked the “satanic panic” in the U.S.

In the outstanding episodic series category, the winner was Oxygen’s Cold Justice, produced by Wolf Entertainment and Magical Elves. The series, which concluded its sixth season in January, follows a team of investigators that reopens unsolved murder cases in collaboration with local law enforcement.

Oxygen also took home the outstanding documentary film award for Escaping Captivity: The Kara Robinson Story. Produced by Marwar Junction Productions and Entertainment One, the doc recounts the story of South Carolina teenager Kara Robinson, who was kidnapped from her front yard but managed to escape after 18 hours of confinement and lead police to her attacker, Richard Marc Evonitz, who was later confirmed as the culprit in three earlier abductions and murders.

Also honored at the ceremony was the non-profit Black and Missing Foundation (BAMFI), which was presented with the Clue Awards’ inaugural Crimefighter of the Year award that recognizes individuals or organizations that have made a significant impact in seeking justice for crime victims. The award will be accompanied by a donation that the Clue Awards will make to the organization.

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