Canadian TV series took big wins at the 2022 Diversity Television Awards, which celebrate excellence in diversity and inclusion in reality and scripted television shows around the world. .
The awards, considered the television industry’s only accolade “to celebrate, champion and promote diversity and inclusion through exemplary representation in television series and award shows international position,” was awarded at the MIPCOM international television market on Wednesday.
Two of the top prizes go to Canadian works. Pour you Floraa Radio Canada television series that explores the legacy of trauma inflicted on Canada’s indigenous communities, won the title of Diversification for Best Screenplay of Racial and Ethnic Expression, while the CBC/HBOMax millennium drama Sort won the award for best screenplay for LGBTQ+ representative. Classifythe story of the youngest child in a large Pakistani family, working as a nanny for a downtown hipster family and bartender at an LGBTQ+ bar, beats the Netflix hit Heartstoppers and TF1’s French drama (She in category.
Another Canadian program, CBC’s Proud to be me also won in one of the children’s categories for best representation of diversity in early childhood programming.
The best rendition of LGBTQ+ in an unscripted show went to a PBS documentary LA (History of the Seeker) while the Australian SBS original Our African Rootswhich features African-Australian author and journalist Santilla Chingaipe exploring Australia’s forgotten Black African history, won the trophy for best screenplay of ethnicity and ethnicity.
The award for the disabled with the best screenplay went to the Israelis Especially from Kan 11, a teen drama about a girl with autism. The award for people with disabilities for non-scripted presentations has been delivered Ellie Simmonds: A World Without Dwarfsa documentary film hosted by a Paralympic swimmer (and currently Seriously come to dance candidate) considers a controversial treatment that could potentially end dwarfism.
BBC youth sports series Jamie Johnson won the Diversify award for best representation of diversity in children’s programming for older children.
This year, MIPCOM introduced two new categories for the Diversity Television Awards. The Behind the Scenes Impact Award, which recognizes an off-screen person or group who has been influential in promoting diversity and inclusion “is an inspiration to all television creators and audiences around the world.” gender”, went to FWD-DOC, a group of filmmakers working to increase the visibility, support and access of opportunities for filmmakers with disabilities. Actress and activist Alyssa Milano presents the award.
The inaugural Premio MIP Cancun Award, presented in partnership with MIP Cancun, MIPCOM’s partner marketplace, and honors programs originating in and for, Latin America, the Caribbean and/or territories of origin. U.S. Spain presents diverse and encompassing stories across the region, went to Amazon Prime’s Argentinian Comedy Because Victoria.
British TV presenter and diversity advocate, Femi Oke hosted the awards.
Winner of the Diversification Television Awards 2022
Representing Race and Ethnicity – Wrote
Bangla – The Series
Cover Peru (“Che Peruano”)
Personal (Argentina), Flixxo
Pour you Flora (WINNER)
Presentation on race and ethnicity – No script
Our African Roots (WINNER)
Race around England
Amazon Prime Video
Representing LGBTQIA+ – Wrote the script
Heart stops beating
CBC / HBO Max
Representing LGBTQIA+ – Unscripted
Freddie Mercury: The Last Act
LA (History of the Seeker) (WINNER)
Queens To The Rescue
Presentation on People with Disabilities – Scripted
Quebecor / Club Illico
CBBC and BBC iPlayer
Presentation on People with Disabilities – Unscripted
Ellie Simmonds: A World Without Dwarfs (WINNER)
We don’t play Dolly
Representing Diversity in Programming for Kids – Preschool
CBeebies and BBC iPlayer
Lili & Lola
Proud to be me (WINNER)
Representing diversity in programming for children – Older children
The first day
Hulu, ABC ME
Jamie Johnson (WINNER)
Onyx family dinner
Premio MIP Cancun
Because Victoria (WINNER)
Amazon Prime Video
Amazing Latin American women
YouTube / BILLIKEN
Behind-the-scenes Impact Award
FWD-DOC: Documentary filmmakers with disabilities