Congratulations to the 2018 Winners and Honorable Mentions

On November 8, Cablefax was proud to unveil the Program & Trailer Award winners at an awards gala at the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles in addition to celebrating an impressive crop of honorable mentions.

Cablefax also inducted the 2018 honorees into our prestigious TV Hall of Fame. Congratulations to Sarah Barnett, president, entertainment networks at AMC Networks; Pop President Brad Schwartz; and Comedy Central’s irrepressible “South Park,” accepted by longtime South Park creative director Christopher Brion.

While introducing first honoree, Brad Schwartz, Comcast EVP David Clark recounted the exec’s tenacity as execs soon realized that “he’s the guy” to take on tough new gigs, leading to his current role as Pop president, with Schwartz thanking those who mentored him along the way.

And BBC America’s Sarah Barnett, who was busy in NYC absorbing her new duties after her recent promotion, sent a hilarious acceptance video in which she interacted with scenes from some the hit shows she has cultivated over the years, including “Killing Eve” and “Orphan Black.”

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TV Hall of Fame

TV Hall of Fame

Co-Winner: Sarah Barnett
BBC America
Sarah Barnett

TV Hall of Fame

Co-Winner: Brad Schwartz
Pop
Brad Schwartz

TV Hall of Fame

Co-Winner: South Park
Comedy Central
South Park

Platinum Winners

Best Actor

Winner: National Geographic
Antonio Banderas - Genius: Picasso
Antonio Banderas - Genius: Picasso
Honorable Mentions

Best Actor

Honorable Mentions
  • NetflixJason Bateman - Ozark
  • ShowtimeBenedict Cumberbatch - Patrick Melrose
  • NetflixNeil Patrick Harris - A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • AMCBob Odenkirk - Better Call Saul
  • StarzJ.K. Simmons - Counterpart
Winner

Best Actress

Winner: BBC AMERICA
Sandra Oh - Killing Eve
Sandra Oh - Killing Eve
Honorable Mentions

Best Actress

Honorable Mentions
  • HuluElisabeth Moss - The Handmaid's Tale
  • AmazonRachel Brosnahan - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Lifetime/HuluShiri Appleby - Unreal
  • HBOThandi Newton - Westworld
Winner

Best Mini-Series

Winner: Discovery Channel
Manhunt: UNABOMBER
Manhunt: UNABOMBER
Honorable Mentions

Best Mini-Series

Honorable Mentions
  • StarzThe Girlfriend Experience
  • National GeographicThe Long Road Home
  • SquadronWill & Grace: Inside Stage 22 with Max & David
Winner

Best New Program

Winner: BBC AMERICA
Killing Eve
Killing Eve
Honorable Mentions

Best New Program

Honorable Mentions
  • StarzCounterpart
  • National GeographicOne Strange Rock
  • AmazonThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • StarzVida
Winner

Best Program

Winner: Starz
Outlander
Outlander
Honorable Mentions

Best Program

Honorable Mentions
  • AMCBetter Call Saul
  • NetflixDear White People
  • EpixGet Shorty
  • NetflixOzark
  • HuluThe Handmaid's Tale
Winner

Best Showrunner

Winner: National Geographic
Mikko Alanne - The Long Road Home
Mikko Alanne - The Long Road Home
Honorable Mentions

Best Showrunner

Honorable Mentions
  • AmazonAmy Sherman-Palladino - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • National GeographicKen Biller - Genius: Picasso
  • BBC AmericaPhoebe Waller-Bridge - Killing Eve
  • The CWRachel Bloom & Aline Brosh McKenna - Crazy Ex Girlfriend
  • NickelodeonStephen Hillenburg, Vincent Waller, Marc Ceccarelli, Jennie Monica - SpongeBob SquarePants
Winner

Program Winners

Best Actor – Animated

Winner: Nickelodeon
Tom Kenny - SpongeBob SquarePants
Tom Kenny - SpongeBob SquarePants
Honorable Mentions

Best Actor – Animated

Honorable Mentions
  • FXH. John Benjamin - Archer
  • FXJudy Greer - Archer
  • Cartoon NetworkScott Menville - Teen Titans Go
Winner

Best Actor – Drama

Winner: AMC
Michael McKean - Better Call Saul
Michael McKean - Better Call Saul
Honorable Mentions

Best Actor – Drama

Honorable Mentions
  • Audience NetworkBrendan Gleeson - Mr. Mercedes
  • StarzCaitriona Balfe - Outlander
  • HBOJeffrey Wright - Westworld
  • BBC AMERICAJodie Comer - Killing Eve
Winner

Best Actor/Performer – Music

Winner: NBCUniversal
John Legend - Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
John Legend - Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Honorable Mentions

Best Actor/Performer – Music

Honorable Mentions
  • NBCUniversalBrandon Victor Dixon - Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
  • CBSBruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at Apollo
  • FoxChris Diamantopoulos - A Christmas Story Live
  • NBCUniversalSara Barielles - Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Winner

Best Host – Animals/Nature

Winner: National Geographic
Will Smith - One Strange Rock
Will Smith - One Strange Rock
Honorable Mentions

Best Host – Animals/Nature

Honorable Mentions
  • Animal PlanetJeremy Wade - River Monsters
  • BBC AMERICASir David Attenborough - Blue Planet II
Winner

Best Host – Children’s

Winner: Litton Entertainment
Mo Rocca - The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation
Mo Rocca - The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation
Honorable Mention

Best Host – Children’s

Honorable Mention
  • NickelodeonLiza Koshy - Double Dare
Winner

Best Host – Documentary

Winner: National Geographic
Katie Couric - America Inside Out with Katie Couric
Katie Couric - America Inside Out with Katie Couric
Honorable Mentions

Best Host – Documentary

Honorable Mentions
  • Curiosity StreamDr. Derek Muller - Vitamania
  • NetflixNick Denton - Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press
  • NetflixVictoria Cruz - The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
Winner

Best Host – Family Friendly

Winner: Nat Geo WILD
Dr. Jan Pol - The Incredible Dr. Pol
Dr. Jan Pol - The Incredible Dr. Pol
Honorable Mentions

Best Host – Family Friendly

Honorable Mentions
  • HGTVChip & Joanna Gaines - Fixer Upper
  • Nat Geo WILDDr. Susan Kelleher - Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER
  • Food NetworkGuy Fieri - Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Winner

Best Host – Reality

Winner: CNBC
Jay Leno - Jay Leno's Garage
Jay Leno - Jay Leno's Garage
Honorable Mentions

Best Host – Reality

Honorable Mentions
  • CNBCMarcus Lemonis - The Profit
  • MTV, VH1, LOGOMartha Stewart and Snoop Dog - Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Winner

Best Host – Reality Competition / Game Show

Winner: MTV, VH1, LOGO
RuPaul Charles - RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul Charles - RuPaul's Drag Race
Honorable Mentions

Best Host – Reality Competition / Game Show

Honorable Mentions
  • ABCAlec Baldwin - The Match Game
  • Food NetworkAnne Burrell - Worst Cooks in America
  • FoxCat Deeley - So You Think You Can Dance?
  • Food NetworkTed Allen - Chopped
Winner

Best Host – Sports

Winner: TNT
Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal and Kenny Smith - Inside the NBA
Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal and Kenny Smith - Inside the NBA
Honorable Mentions

Best Host – Sports

Honorable Mentions
  • ESPNLee Corso, Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, David Pollack and Maria Taylor - College Game Day
  • MLB NetworkMark DeRosa
  • ESPNMike Greenberg and Mike Golic - Mike & Mike
Winner

Best Host – Talk Shows

Winner: TBS
Samantha Bee - Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Samantha Bee - Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Honorable Mentions

Best Host – Talk Shows

Honorable Mentions
  • ABCJimmy Kimmel - Watch Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • HBOJohn Oliver - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  • National GeographicNeil deGrasse Tyson - StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • CBSStephen Colbert - The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Winner

Best Branded Content

Winner: Nerdist
The Impact of Black Panther
The Impact of Black Panther
Honorable Mentions

Best Branded Content

Honorable Mentions
  • National GeographicBreaking2
  • NerdistBecause Science: Could You Swing A Real Monster Hunter Sword?
  • Geek and SundrySpellslingers: Day[9] vs. Ari Stidham
Winner

Best Opening Sequence

Winner: National Geographic
Genius: Picasso
Genius: Picasso
Honorable Mentions

Best Opening Sequence

Honorable Mentions
  • Combate AmericasCopa Combate
  • NickelodeonWelcome to the Wayne - Opening Sequence
Winner

Best Show or Series – Animals/Nature

Winner: Animal Planet
The Zoo
The Zoo
Honorable Mentions

Best Show or Series – Animals/Nature

Honorable Mentions
  • Netflix72 Dangerous Animals - Latin America
  • Discovery ChannelMosquito
  • National GeographicOne Strange Rock
  • Nat Geo WILDSavage Kingdom
Winner

Best Show or Series – Animated

Winner: Kids Central
Vic the Viking on Kids Central
Vic the Viking on Kids Central
Honorable Mentions

Best Show or Series – Animated

Honorable Mentions
  • Disney ChannelDuckTales
  • Cartoon NetworkTeen Titans Go!
  • Kids CentralThe Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill on Kids Central
  • Cartoon NetworkWe Bare Bears
Winner

Best Show or Series – Children’s (Over 12)

Winner: Litton Entertainment
Rock the Park
Rock the Park
Honorable Mentions

Best Show or Series – Children’s (Over 12)

Honorable Mentions
  • NickelodeonDouble Dare
  • Fox Broadcasting Co.MasterChef Junior
  • MLB NetworkPlay Ball
Winner

Best Show or Series – Children’s (Under 12)

Winner: Nickelodeon
SpongeBob SquarePants "The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom"
SpongeBob SquarePants
Honorable Mentions

Best Show or Series – Children’s (Under 12)

Honorable Mentions
  • PBS KidsNature Cat
  • Kids CentralThe Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill on Kids Central
  • Disney JuniorVampirina
  • Kids CentralYoYo on Kids Central
Winner

Best Show or Series – Comedy

Winner: Pop TV
Schitt's Creek
Schitt's Creek
Honorable Mentions

Best Show or Series – Comedy

Honorable Mentions
  • NetflixAmerican Vandal
  • TBSSearch Party
  • Group Nine MediaThrillist's "Please Understand Me" on Facebook Watch
Winner

Best Show or Series – Comedy (Premium)

Winner: Epix
Get Shorty
Get Shorty
Honorable Mentions

Best Show or Series – Comedy (Premium)

Honorable Mentions
  • HBOBarry
  • ShowtimeShameless
  • ShowtimeSmilf
  • StarzSurvivor's Remorse
  • StarzVida
Winner

Best Show or Series – Documentary

Winner: National Geographic
Jane
Jane
Honorable Mentions

Best Show or Series – Documentary

Honorable Mentions
  • National GeographicAmerica Inside Out with Katie Couric
  • Discovery ChannelRancher, Farmer, Fisherman
  • HBOSpeilberg
Winner

Best Show or Series – Documentary (Sports)

Winner: Comcast - CN100
Mr Basketball 2017: Mark Smith
Mr Basketball 2017: Mark Smith
Honorable Mentions

Best Show or Series – Documentary (Sports)

Honorable Mentions
  • ESPN Films30 for 30 Podcasts: Bikram
  • MLB NetworkMLB Network Presents: Billy
Winner

Best Show or Series – Drama

Winner: AMC
Better Call Saul
Better Call Saul
Honorable Mentions

Best Show or Series – Drama

Honorable Mentions
  • TNTAnimal Kingdom - Turner Broadcasting System, Inc
  • Wolf Entertainment & Universal TelevisionChicago Med
  • TNTClaws - Turner Broadcasting System, Inc
  • BBC AMERICAKilling Eve
Winner

Best Show or Series – Drama (Premium)

Winner: Starz
Outlander
Outlander
Honorable Mentions

Best Show or Series – Drama (Premium)

Honorable Mentions
  • ShowtimeBillions
  • StarzCounterpart
  • HBOWestworld
Winner

Best Show or Series – Education / Instructional

Winner: Science Channel
MythBusters
MythBusters
Honorable Mentions

Best Show or Series – Education / Instructional

Honorable Mentions
  • Litton EntertainmentThe Henry Ford's Innovation Nation
  • Kids CentralUnder the Sea with Key on Kids Central
Winner

Best Show or Series – Faith Based / Religious

Winner: Crown Media Family Networks
When Calls the Heart
When Calls the Heart
Honorable Mentions

Best Show or Series – Faith Based / Religious

Honorable Mentions
  • PureflixThe Encounter
  • TV OneThou Shall Not
Winner

Best Show or Series – Family Friendly

Winner: INSP
The Cowboy Way
The Cowboy Way
Honorable Mentions

Best Show or Series – Family Friendly

Honorable Mentions
  • NetflixA Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Z LivingFinding Fido
  • Science ChannelStreet Science
  • Nat Geo WILDThe Incredible Dr. Pol
  • Kids CentralUnder the Sea with Key on Kids Central
Winner

Best Show or Series – Food

Winner: MTV, VH1, LOGO
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Honorable Mentions

Best Show or Series – Food

Honorable Mentions
  • Food NetworkBeat Bobby Flay
  • Food NetworkDiners, Drive-Ins and Dives
  • NetflixUgly Delicious
  • Cox CommunicationsUntapped VA
Winner

Best Show or Series – Music

Winner: NBCUniversal
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Honorable Mentions

Best Show or Series – Music

Honorable Mentions
  • FoxA Christmas Story Live
  • Paramount NetworkLip Sync Battle
  • CMTNashville
  • Nat Geo WILDSymphony for Our World
Winner

Best Show or Series – Other

Winner: National Geographic
Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist
Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist
Honorable Mentions

Best Show or Series – Other

Honorable Mentions
  • Cox CommunicationsDestination Virginia
  • National GeographicDiana: In Her Own Words
  • Discovery ChannelFirst In Human
Winner

Best Show or Series – Public Affairs

Winner: C-SPAN
Landmark Cases: Season 2
Landmark Cases: Season 2
Honorable Mentions

Best Show or Series – Public Affairs

Honorable Mentions
  • Spectrum News NY1In Focus with Cheryl Wills
  • Pennsylvania Cable NetworkPA Books
Winner

Best Show or Series – Reality

Winner: National Geographic
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
Honorable Mentions

Best Show or Series – Reality

Honorable Mentions
  • A&EBorn This Way
  • Discovery ChannelGold Rush
  • Animal PlanetJeremy Wade's Mighty Rivers
  • MTV, VH1, LOGOMartha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Winner

Best Show or Series – Reality Competition / Game Show

Winner: MTV, VH1, LOGO
RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race
Honorable Mentions

Best Show or Series – Reality Competition / Game Show

Honorable Mentions
  • NBCAmerican Ninja Warrior
  • Food NetworkChopped
  • SyFyFace Off
  • NetflixNailed It!
  • MTV, VH1, LOGOThe Challenge: Vendettas
Winner

Best Show or Series – Regional Program

Winner: Cox Communications
Destination Virginia
Destination Virginia
Honorable Mentions

Best Show or Series – Regional Program

Honorable Mentions
  • Comcast - CN100Backstage Chicago: Blue Man Group
  • Comcast - CN100Backstage Chicago: Spamilton
  • Cox CommunicationsUntapped VA
Winner

Best Show or Series – Sports

Winner: El Rey Network
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
Honorable Mentions

Best Show or Series – Sports

Honorable Mentions
  • National GeographicBreaking2
  • Comcast - CN100Inside Game of the Week - 4A Super-Sectionals
  • MLB NetworkMLB Central
Winner

Best Show or Series – Talk Shows

Winner: Crown Media Family Networks
Home & Family
Home & Family
Honorable Mentions

Best Show or Series – Talk Shows

Honorable Mentions
  • PeopleTVCouch Surfing
  • TBSFull Frontal with Samantha Bee
  • National GeographicStarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Winner

Best Online-Only/Mobile-Only Show

Winner: WE tv
Goo Ru Style
Goo Ru Style
Honorable Mentions

Best Online-Only/Mobile-Only Show

Honorable Mentions
  • The Knit ShowThe Knit Show series
  • ThrillistThrillist's United States of Awesome, Season 1
Winner

Best Video on Demand Program or Special

Winner: Comcast - CN100
Spotlight on the Finals - 3A & 4A Championships
Spotlight on the Finals - 3A & 4A Championships

Mobile/Online & Short Form - Branded/Marketing Campaign/Advertising

Winner: FX Networks
Comic-Con 2017: An FX Networks Experience
Comic-Con 2017: An FX Networks Experience
Honorable Mentions

Mobile/Online & Short Form - Branded/Marketing Campaign/Advertising

Honorable Mentions
  • BravoBravo Upfront Fandom Reel 2018
  • Smart Girls#SmartGirlsAsk With The Cast of Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time
  • Smart GirlsWhat Makes YOU Like Moana? And #SmartGirlsAsk With Auli’i Cravalho
  • Comcast - CN100Xfinity Chicago Cubs Announcement
Winner

Mobile/Online & Short Form - Children’s / Family Friendly

Winner: Litton Entertainment
Naturally, Danny Seo
Naturally, Danny Seo
Honorable Mentions

Mobile/Online & Short Form - Children’s / Family Friendly

Honorable Mentions
  • Tsum TsumDisney Channel
  • Food NetworkDo You Even Food?
Winner

Mobile/Online & Short Form - Comedy

Winner: Bravo
Odd Mom Out - Happy F'ing Mother's Day
Odd Mom Out - Happy F'ing Mother's Day

Mobile/Online & Short Form - Educational / Instructional

Winner: E! Entertainment
Face Forward
Face Forward
Honorable Mentions

Mobile/Online & Short Form - Educational / Instructional

Honorable Mentions
  • TastemadeTastemade Recipes
  • ThrillistYou're Doing It Wrong
Winner

Mobile/Online & Short Form - News / Information

Winner: E! Entertainment
The Rundown
The Rundown

Mobile/Online & Short Form - Online / Mobile Extras for a Linear Show

Winner: FX
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story: America’s Obsessions
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story: America’s Obsessions
Honorable Mentions

Mobile/Online & Short Form - Online / Mobile Extras for a Linear Show

Honorable Mentions
  • FXSnowfall: How Crack Began
  • INSPThe Cowboy Way Season 3: Fireside Chats
Winner

Mobile/Online & Short Form - Podcast / Videocast

Winner: ESPN Films
30 for 30 Podcasts: Bikram
30 for 30 Podcasts: Bikram

Mobile/Online & Short Form - Preview / Sneak Peek

Winner: FX Networks Presents FX Networks Presents
Honorable Mention

Mobile/Online & Short Form - Preview / Sneak Peek

Honorable Mention
  • BravoBravo Spring Break Preview - RHNYC
Winner

Mobile/Online & Short Form - Social / Viral

Winner: Bravo
Below Deck 5: Launch - U Can't Touch This
Below Deck 5: Launch - U Can't Touch This
Honorable Mentions

Mobile/Online & Short Form - Social / Viral

Honorable Mentions
  • BravoMillion Dollar Listing New York - Kid Edition
  • National GeographicOne Strange Rock - Will Smith / ISS Instagram Chat
  • INSPThe Cowboy Way Season 2: Booger & Jaclyn’s Wedding
Winner

Mobile/Online & Short Form - VR / AR

Winner: National Geographic
One Strange Rock ISS
One Strange Rock ISS
Honorable Mention

Mobile/Online & Short Form - VR / AR

Honorable Mention
  • National GeographicThe Long Road Home VR: Memories of War
Winner

Trailer Winners

Best Directing

Winner: AMC
Lodge 49
Lodge 49

Branded Network

Winner: Bravo
Couch, Robbery, Treadmill, Store
Couch, Robbery, Treadmill, Store

Documentary

Winner: ESPN Films
30 for 30 Podcasts: Bikram
30 for 30 Podcasts: Bikram

Drama

Winner: INSP Films
County Line
County Line

Integrated / Cross-Platform Show/Series

Winner: Bravo
Top Chef/Downsizing Integration
Top Chef/Downsizing Integration

Most Creative / Surprising

Winner: The Walt Disney Company
Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins

Most Intriguing / Mysterious

Winner: Amazon Studios
Suspiria
Suspiria

Most Viral / Shareable

Winner: Bravo
Million Dollar Listing New York - Kid Edition
Million Dollar Listing New York - Kid Edition

Movie / Mini-Series

Winner: National Geographic
Genius: Picasso - "Muses" and "Mark of Genius"
Genius: Picasso -

New Show / Series

Winner: Hulu
Castle Rock
Castle Rock

Reality / Docu-Series

Winner: Bravo
Below Deck Mediterranean 3: Launch - Captain Sandy
Below Deck Mediterranean 3: Launch - Captain Sandy

Returning Show / Series

Winner: Nat Geo WILD
Sharkfest - "Lochte"
Sharkfest -

Sports

Winner: El Rey Network
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground

Technology

Winner: CTV Beam
Why BEAM?
Why BEAM?

Top Network Sizzle Reel

Winner: INSP
2018 Upfront ‘Feel It Still'
2018 Upfront ‘Feel It Still'

Top Trailer

Winner: El Rey Network
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground

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