Annoyed that your favorite actor of color, network or television show was not honored at the Emmy’s, Golden Globes, or Screen Actors Guild awards shows? The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) has you covered. For the past 21 years, the association has celebrated programming and content that reflects accurate depictions of cultural diversity.
And this year’s nominees have nailed that mission.
“As the landscape of the viewing audience becomes more ethnically and culturally diverse through shifting demographics and the expansion of content distribution, the creation and green lighting of diverse original content is an imperative,” said Eglon E. Simons, president and CEO, NAMIC. “NAMIC National in partnership with NAMIC – Southern California is pleased to continue our tradition of recognizing networks, talent and content creators for their achievements in programming diversity and we extend sincere thanks to all of those within the industry that continue to support this awards initiative.”
Some of the 2014 Vision award winners included Jeffrey Wright for Boardwalk Empire; Scandal on ABC; Six Little McGhees on OWN; and the documentary Girl Rising on CNN.
Simons added: “The original content nominated for this year’s awards and the success of shows featuring diverse talent and storytelling is reflective of an evolving viewing audience. The favorable ratings and growing popularity of multiethnic and multicultural programming will greatly contribute to the continued profitability and sustainability of our industry.”
The 2015 NAMIC Vision Awards Winners Gallery will be unveiled online in mid-May.
Some of this year’s nominees include Don Cheadle: House of Lies – Showtime Networks Inc. for Best Performance in a Comedy; Alfre Woodard: State of Affairs – Universal Television for Best Performance – Drama; Who Am I – OWN Digital for Best Digital Media – Short Form; and News One Now – TV One for Best News/Informational; and Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers – Cooking Channel for Lifestyle.