'It's A Sin', & Dreaming While Black' Among the Top Ten at Mipcom Diversify TV Excellence Awards
At the Mipcom Diversify TV Excellence Awards 2021, Russell T. Davies acclaimed mini-series Its a Sin, the British reality series The Money Maker, and French drama Special Honors: Welcome to Adulthood have won top honors.
The awards recognize international television programming that challenges stereotypes and provides a more equal representation of marginalized populations.
Its a Sin, which tells the story of London gay community during the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, won for LGBTQIA+ characters, while The Money Maker won in race and ethnicity, and Special Honors: Welcome to Adulthood for disability for best-scripted programming.
In the non-script categories, VICE Studios Shine True received the top prize for excellence in the representation of LGBTQIA+, the BBCs Dreaming Whilst Black won for outstanding representations of race and ethnicity, and Film 4 s Summer in Lockdown received top honors for exceptional representation for disability.
Childrens programs were also honored, with Canada series 16 Hudson receiving the Mipcom Diversify TV Excellence Award for representation of diversity preschool programming, and FYIS Kidversation from SkyKids receiving top honors for diversity in programming for older children.
Mipcom also honored British actor Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal, Mogul Mowgli) for his contribution to creating inclusive stories. The Oscar-nominated filmmaker addressed the British parliament in 2017 on the issue of diversity in the creative industries and was appointed this year to the Mayor of Londons 2021 Commission for Diversity in The Public Realm.