Winners of the 18th Annual NAMIC Vision Awards Announced!

Jun 7, 2012 by

Founded in 1994 by NAMIC – Southern California, the NAMIC Vision Awards recognize original programming displaying positive imagery of people of color. For the second year, NAMIC transitioned the recognition to an online event format and continued with the 2012 NAMIC Vision Awards Winners Gallery.

A total of 12 television networks were honored in the 15 award categories including Best Performance – Comedy, Best Performance – Drama, Children’s, Comedy, Digital Media – Short Form, Digital Media – Long Form, Documentary, Drama, Foreign Language, Lifestyle, News/Informational, Original Movie or Special, Reality, Sports and Variety/Talk Show.  Notably, winners Andre Braugher and Jada Pinkett-Smith tied in the Best Performance – Drama category for their portrayals in the TNT original series “Men of a Certain Age” (Braugher) and “Hawthorne” (Pinkett-Smith).  Additionally, Luis Guzman won Best Performance – Comedy for HBO’s “How to Make It in America. BET Networks’ original series “Reed Between the Lines” was this year’s Comedy category winner.  Universal Television’s original, “Parenthood” took top honors for Drama.

BET Networks, ESPN, HBO, Nickelodeon, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and TNT each garnered two awards to lead the field of winners.  Single category winners include A&E Network, Discovery En Español, mun2, Scripps Networks Interactive, Universal Television and USA Network.  Click here to read the entire list of winners.

Once again, NAMIC members had the opportunity to cast their votes and select their favorite program from the field of winning entries. NAMIC members chose Luis Guzman, winner of the 2012 NAMIC Vision Award for Best Performance – Comedy to receive this year’s Members’ Choice Award.  Guzman’s Best Performance – Comedy win was for his work in the HBO original program, “How to Make it in America.”   Click here for the entire list of winners. 

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