The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) has officially announced the 2015 NAMIC Vision Awards nominees. Now in its 21st year, the awards recognize original television and digital programming content that depicts the lives, spirit and contributions of people of color and best reflects the ethnic and cultural diversity of the viewing audience.
Myx TV, the only English-language multicultural Asian American entertainment network in the U.S., was nominated for its first food reality show, “Eat Your Words”, under the Lifestyle category.
Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers – Cooking Channel
Eat Your Words – Myx TV
Help Desk – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
The show, which had bagged an award as the “Guilty Addiction of the Year” at the 6th Annual Taste Awards last January in Hollywood, is led by Myx TV General Manager Miguel Santos, Host Kara Birkenstock, and Executive Producers Valerie Chow and Stephen Goetsch.
A total of 27 networks and producers/distributors representing a wide variety of programming generated 75 nominations for awards presented in 16 categories: Animation; Children’s; Comedy; Documentary; Drama; Foreign Language; Lifestyle; News/Informational; Original Movie or Special; Reality; Reality – Social Issues; Sports; Variety/Talk Show; Best Performance – Comedy; Best Performance – Drama; and Digital Media (Short Form).
Original programs airing November 1, 2013 through November 30, 2014 were eligible for consideration.
Among the top nominated networks are ESPN, E:60 and ESPN Deportes with a collective 11 nominations. Nickelodeon garnered 10 nominations with HBO receiving nine. Other networks receiving multiple nominations include OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and OWN Digital with a total five noms; Universal Television also received five with CNN, Discovery Latin America/USH and TV One each earning four; BET Networks, Lifetime and NBC Universo garnered three nominations respectively with Showtime Networks Inc. receiving two.
NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) is the premier organization focusing on multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry. Founded in 1980 as a non-profit trade association, today NAMIC comprises 2,300 professionals belonging to a network of 16 chapters nationwide. Through initiatives that focus on education, advocacy and empowerment, NAMIC champions equity and inclusion in the workforce, with special attention given to ensuring that the leadership cadres of our nation’s communications industry giants reflect the multi-ethnic richness of the populations they serve. (Excerpts from NAMIC Press Release)