During a ceremony which was broadcast online on October 13 during Mipcom Online+, Reed Midem announced the winners for the fourth annual Mipcom Diversify TV Excellence Awards 2020.
During a ceremony which was broadcast online on October 13 during Mipcom Online+, Reed Midem announced the winners for the fourth annual Mipcom Diversify TV Excellence Awards 2020. For the first time, this year’s ceremony was open to all delegates, and it is now available to view until November 17.
The star-studded awards ceremony, a highlight of the digital Mipcom Week (October 12-16), was hosted by French singer, DJ, actor and LGBTQ icon Kiddy Smile - thanks to a collaboration with Midem -, and presented in association with founding partner Diversify TV, A+E Networks, FilmRise and Telefilm Canada/Canada Media Fund as presenting partners, All3media International as sponsor of the LGBTQ+ category, and Variety as media partner.
This year also featured a special prize, the Variety Creative Change Award, recognising an individual who uses their platform in the arts to create inclusive stories. This new award was presented to creator, showrunner, executive producer, writer and star of HBO’s “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” Robin Thede.
The awards are dedicated to championing and promoting diversity and inclusion in all its forms across the international television industry. The winning programmes were chosen by charitable organisations and specialized publications that campaign for equality and inclusion, including Fondation Mozaïk, GADIM, GLAAD, Mencap, Minority Rights Group, OutRight Action International, SCOPE, Show Racism the Red Card, and Stonewall.
“We had a record number of entries to the awards this year and these winning programmes stood out as exceptional even in a very competitive field. These awards recognize and champion the huge impact such powerful storytelling can have on audiences around the world and we are very proud to celebrate this year’s brilliant award winners,” said Laurine Garaude, Director of the Television Division at Reed Midem.
To see the full list of Mipcom Diversify TV Excellence Awards winners, click here.
● MIPCOM BUYERS' AWARDS 2020
During Mipcom Online +, there were also announced the winners of the Mipcom Buyers' Awards for Japanese drama 2020, held in partnership with the Bureau of International Drama Festival in Tokyo. These awards are specifically dedicated to presenting and promoting Japanese content, and recognise exceptional Japanese dramas as selected by European, American, and Middle Eastern buyers based on the notion of "what they want to buy".
Mipcom Buyers' Awards winners were: "Harassment Games" (TV TOKYO Corporation) with the Mipcom Buyers' Award for the Grand Prix; and "The Secrets" (Kansai Television Co. Ltd.) with the Mipcom Buyers' Award for the Honorable Mention.
We had a record number of entries to the awards this year and these winning programmes stood out as exceptional even in a very competitive field” Laurine Garaude Director of the Television Division at Reed Midem