Cannes, 17 October 2018 – Reed MIDEM today announces the winners for the MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards 2018.
Dedicated to championing and promoting diversity and inclusion in all forms across the international television industry, the second edition of the MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards took place on Tuesday 16 October 2018 in the Grand Salon of the Intercontinental Carlton Hotel, Cannes, France, during the global entertainment content market, MIPCOM.
The awards reward new and worthy shows launched in the past twelve months or with a season presenting a marked change to the storyline embracing representation and contributing to the evolution of diversity and inclusion on all screens.
The winning programmes have been chosen by charitable organisations and specialised publications that campaign for equality and inclusion including Gadim, Gay Star News, GLAAD, Minority Rights Group International, Race Equality Foundation, and Scope.
The MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards Winners are:
MIPCOM Diversify TV’s Excellence Award for Representation of Race and Ethnicity, Scripted
“The Boy with the Topknot”, BBC Two (UK), produced by Kudos Film & Television and Parti Productions, distributed by Endemol Shine International
MIPCOM Diversify TV’s Excellence Award for Representation of Race and Ethnicity, Non-Scripted
“Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class”, PBS (USA), produced by Public Square Media, distributed by Scorpion TV
MIPCOM Diversify TV’s Excellence Award for Representation of LGBTQ, Scripted
“Home and Away”, Seven Network Australia (Australia), produced by Seven Studios Australia, distributed by Endemol Shine International
MIPCOM Diversify TV’s Excellence Award for Representation of LGBTQ, Non-Scripted
“My House”, VICELAND (USA), produced and distributed by VICE MEDIA
MIPCOM Diversify TV’s Excellence Award for Representation of Disability, Scripted
“Blind Donna”, YLE (Finland), produced by Production House, distributed by YLE Sales
MIPCOM Diversify TV’s Excellence Award for Representation of Disability, Non-Scripted
“Different Like Me”, BBC Three (UK), produced by Hello Halo, distributed by BBC Studios
New: MIPCOM Diversify TV’s Excellence Award for Kids’ Programming (all genres)
“First Day”, ABC ME (Australia), produced and distributed by Epic Films
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