2012 NAMIC (Multi-ethnicity in Communications) Vision Award Nominees Announced
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2012 NAMIC (Multi-ethnicity in Communications) Vision Award Nominees Announced


The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications unveiled its 2012 NAMIC Vision Award nominees earlier today. The award honors original, multi-platform television programing that showcases the lives, essence, ethnic diversity and contributions of people of color globally. 

Leading the pack with 13 nominations is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., which includes CNN, along with TBS and TNT – its network's brands.  Collectively, BET Networks and BET International garnered nine nominations. ESPN and ESPN Deportes, earned a total of seven nods, as well as HBO, also with seven. Oprah Winfrey Network's newly launched OWN earned five nominations, and Scripps Networks Interactive and Universal Television each garnered four.

Check out the full list below, which includes nods for Tracee Ellis Ross for Reed Between the Lines, Tasha Smith for Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse and Jada Pinkett-Smith for Hawthorne.

2012 NAMIC Vision Awards Nominees:


Luis Guzman – How to Make It in America – HBO

Maya Rudolph – Up All Night – Universal Television

Michael-Jamal Warner – Reed Between the Lines – BET Networks

Tasha Smith – Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse – TBS

Tracee Ellis Ross – Reed Between the Lines – BET Networks


Andre Braugher – Men of a Certain Age – TNT

Jada Pinkett Smith – Hawthorne – TNT

Jenifer Lewis – Five – Lifetime

Lisa Gay Hamilton – Men of a Certain Age – TNT

Regina King – Southland – TNT

Rosario Dawson – Five – Lifetime


Dora the Explorer – Nickelodeon

El Perro y El Gato – HBO

Nick News with Linda Ellerbee: Beyond I Have a Dream – Nickelodeon

The Good Night Show – Sprout


30 Rock – Universal Television

Are We There Yet? – TBS

Glee – Fox Broadcasting Company

Let’s Stay Together – BET Networks

Reed Between the Lines – Bet Networks

The Game – BET Networks


Oprah’s Lifeclass: Live – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network


Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – Nickelodeon

Cooking Channel’s Lee Anne Wong: Appetizer Advisor – Scripps Networks Interactive

Mexican Pointy Boots – mun2

Latina Transgender Divas Compete for Orange County Pageant Crown – mun2


Alpha Man: The Brotherhood of MLK – BET Networks

Brick City – Sundance Channel

Common Dreams – CNN

Pictures Don’t Lie – CNN

Fab Five – ESPN

Sing Your Song – HBO


Army Wives – ABC Studios

Law & Order: SVU – Universal Television

Parenthood – Universal Television

Southland – TNT

Treme – HBO


Alcanza La Fama – Abel Ullon Webisodes – Time Warner Cable

Christina Cruz – ESPN

Henry Cejudo – ESPN

La Ley Del Miedo – Discovery En Español

Operación Sodoma – Discovery En Español


Cooking Channel’s Easy Chinese: San Francisco – Scripps Networks Interactive

Cooking Channel’s Heat Seekers – Scripps Networks Interactive

Cooking Channel’s Spice Goddess – Scripps Networks Interactive

Vive la Salud con la Dra. Azaret: Autismo – CNN En Español

The mun2 Look – mun2


2011 BTN LiveBIG Features – Big Ten Network

Education Makeover with CNN Education Contributor Steve Perry – CNN

Freedom Foot Soldiers: A Conversation with TJ Holmes – CNN

Inside Africa – Phoenix: Sundanese Boys Reunited – CNNi

Oprah’s Master Class – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network


Pastport: Venezuela – nuvoTV

Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story – Lifetime

The Space Between – USA Network

Thurgood – HBO


All-American Muslim – TLC

Beyond Scared Straight – A&E Network

Born to Dance: Laurieann Gibson – BET Networks

Flying Wild Alaska – Discovery Communications

Top Chef – Bravo Media

Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network


2011 BTN LiveBIG Features – Big Ten Network

E:60 Deportes Paco Rodriguez – ESPN Deportes

Prayer for a Perfect Season – HBO

The Curious Case of Curt Flood – HBO

The Color Orange: The Condredge Holloway Story – ESPN

The Promise – ESPN


Homecoming: The Killing of DJ Henry – BET Networks

MLK: Image of the Black Athlete – ESPN

Oprah’s Lifeclass – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

Welcome to America: D’Banj – BET International


ABC Studios – 1

A&E Network – 1

BET Networks – 8

BET International – 1

Big Ten Networks – 1

CNN – 4

CNN En Español – 1

CNNi – 1

Discovery Communications – 1

Discovery En Español – 2

ESPN – 6

ESPN Deportes – 1

FOX Broadcasting Company – 1

HBO – 7

Lifetime – 3

mun2 – 2

Nickelodeon – 3

nuvoTV – 1

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network – 5

Scripps Networks Interactive – 4

Sprout – 1

Sundance Channel – 1

TBS – 2

TLC – 1

TNT – 5

Time Warner Cable – 1

Universal Television – 4

USA Network – 1

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