Showtime, MTV Top NAMIC Vision Awards

Mar 29, 2007  •  Post A Comment

The 13th Annual NAMIC Vision Awards was a celebration of variegation on Tuesday as it honored several shows for their efforts to increase diversity in original cable programming. MTV and Showtime championed the night, bringing home three awards a piece.

MTV’s triple crown included best animation for Nickelodeon’s “The Backyardians,” best actor-comedy to Carlos Mencia for Comedy Central’s “Mind of Mencia,” and best variety/talk show for TV Land’s “That’s What I’m Talking About.”

Showtime’s trio of honors came from best drama for “Sleeper Cell,” best actress-drama for “Dexter’s” Lauren Velez and best actress-comedy for “Weeds’” Tonye Patano.

Proceeds from the awards benefited the NAMIC Foundation and its Digital Bridge Alliance project.

WINNERS – 13th ANNUAL NAMIC VISION AWARDS

SPECIAL HONOREES
Robi Reed, Legacy Award
Raven-Symoné, North Star Award

BEST ANIMATION
“The Backyardigans,” “Mission to Mars” – MTV Networks: Nickelodeon

BEST ACTOR COMEDY
“Carlos Mencia: Mind of Mencia” – MTV Networks: Comedy Central

BEST ACTOR DRAMA
Forest Whitaker, “The Shield,” “Kavanuagh” – FX Networks

BEST ACTRESS COMEDY
Tonye Patano: “Weeds” – Showtime Networks

BEST ACTRESS DRAMA
Lauren Velez: “Dexter” – Showtime Networks

BEST CHILDREN’S (Tie)
“That’s So Raven,” “The Four Aces” – Disney Channel
“Lisa Knight and the Roundtable” – Black Family Channel

BEST COMEDY
“Comic View with Sheryl Underwood” – BET

BEST DOCUMENTARY
“When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts” – HBO

BEST DRAMA
“Sleeper Cell” – Showtime Networks

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE
“El Reto Final Nissan” – Fox Sports en Español

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
“Strut” – Cheetah Girls 2 – Disney Channel

BEST NEWS/INFORMATIONAL
“Race & Hollywood: Black Images on Film” – Turner Classic Movies

BEST ORIGINAL MOVIE/SPECIAL
“Tsunami, the Aftermath” – HBO

BEST REALITY
“Mo’Nique’s F.A.T. Chance” – Oxygen Media

BEST VARIETY/TALK SHOW
“That’s What I’m Talking About” – MTV Networks: TV Land