NAMIC has announced the nominees for the 2016 NAMIC Vision Awards in partnership with NAMIC – Southern California. The honors achievements in depicting diversity in original and digital television programming.

This year the leader in NAMIC Vision Awards is HBO, which collected nine nominations. OWN and BET Nets got eight each, and ESPN earned seven nods.

In terms of top nominated programs, HBO’s “Bessie” and Lifetime’s “Devious Maids” each earned three noms.

Check out the full list below:

2016 NAMIC Vision Awards Nominees


Doc McStuffins – Disney Junior    
Miles From Tomorrowland – Disney Junior   
NINA’S WORLD – Sprout  
Sanjay & Craig – Nickelodeon  
The Legend of Korra – Nickelodeon

Awards & Honors 

46th NAACP Image Awards – TV One  
BET Honors – BET Networks   
Black Girls Rock – BET Networks  
Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network   
Oprah Winfrey Presents: Legends Who Paved The Way – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

Best Performance – Comedy           

Danía Ramirez, Devious Maids – Lifetime   
Frankie J. Alvarez, Looking – HBO  
Raúl Castillo, Looking – HBO  
Judy Reyes, Devious Maids – Lifetime  
Mindy Kaling, The Mindy Project – Universal Television

Best Performance – Drama  

Omari Hardwick, Power – Starz   
Queen Latifah, Bessie – HBO  
Naturi Naughton, Power – Starz  
David Oyelowo, Nightingale – HBO  
Michael Kenneth Williams, Bessie – HBO


Dora and Friends – Nickelodeon  
Game Shakers – Nickelodeon  
Nick News with Linda Ellerbee – Nickelodeon  
Talia in the Kitchen – Nickelodeon


black-ish – ABC   
Devious Maids – ABC Studios  
Master of None – Universal Television  
Real Husbands of Hollywood – BET Networks   
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Universal Television


Oprah Winfrey Network – SuperSoul Sunday – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network   
The Talk – CBS

Digital Media – Short Form   

#BLX – BET Networks  
Ángel o Demonio – ESPN   
HelloBeautiful InterludesLIVE! – Interactive One  
The Doll Life – Myx TV  
Wise Words with DJ Khaled – Music Choice


“AFROPUNK Presents The Triptych” from AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange – WGBH, Boston  
Breakthrough “Water Apocalypse” – National Geographic Channel   
Emmett Till – Al Jazeera America  
Fault Lines: Baltimore Rising – Al Jazeera America  
Fresh Dressed – CNN


Being Mary Jane – BET Networks  
Grey’s Anatomy – ABC   
How to Get Away with Murder – ABC   
Scandal – ABC   
The Knick – Cinemax

Foreign Language      
Mexicánicos – Discovery Networks Latin America  
Viernes Futbolero Tiempo Extra – Kaza Azteca America, Inc.


BBQ Blitz – Food Network  
Home Away from Home – GMA Pinoy TV   
Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers – Cooking Channel   
Tia Mowry at Home – Cooking Channel  
Taco Trip – Cooking Channel


Katrina: 10 Years After the Storm with Robin Roberts – ABC News and Rock’n Robin Productions  
Katrina 10 Years Later: Through Hell and High Water – BET Networks  
Muhammad Ali: The People’s Champ – BET Networks  
Oprah’s Master Class – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network  
Shining a Light: Conversations on Race in America – A&E

Original Movie or Special   

Bessie – HBO  
Book of Negroes – BET Networks  
HALO Awards – Nickelodeon  
Saints & Strangers – National Geographic Channel  
With This Ring – Lifetime


Raising Whitley – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network  
Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network  
Project Runway – Lifetime  
SC Featured: Life on the Streets – ESPN  
SC Featured: No Excuses – ESPN

Reality – Social Issues          

LHH: “Out In Hip Hop” – VH1   
SC Featured: Her Voice – ESPN   
This is Life with Lisa Ling – CNN  
Vice Special Report: Fixing the System – HBO  
Women of Honor – Lifetime


Countdown to the Special Olympics World Games with Robin Roberts – ESPN and Rock’n Robin Productions   
E:60 Love Is Stronger – ESPN  
E:60 Silent Night Lights – ESPN  
Mayweather/Pacquiao: At Last – HBO  
The Offseason: Kevin Durant – HBO

Variety/Talk Show    

Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America – A&E  
Oprah Prime – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network   
OWN at the Apollo – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network   
Talk to Al Jazeera Misty Copeland Interviewed by Richelle Carey – Al Jazeera America   
Talk to Al Jazeera Spike Lee Interviewed by Sarah Hoye – Al Jazeera America

2016 NAMIC Vision Awards by Network/Distributor
A&E – 2 Kaza Azteca America, Inc. – 1
ABC – 5 Lifetime – 5
ABC Studios – 1 Music Choice – 1
Al Jazeera America – 4 Myx TV – 1
BET Networks – 8 National Geographic Channel – 2
CBS – 1 Nickelodeon – 7
Cinemax – 1 OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network – 8
CNN – 2 Sprout – 1
Cooking Channel – 3 Starz – 2
Discovery Networks Latin America -1 TV One – 1
Disney Junior – 2 Universal Television – 3
ESPN – 7 VH1 -1
Food Network – 1 WGBH, Boston – 1
GMA Pinoy TV – 1
HBO – 9
Interactive One – 1


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