LAS VEGAS — New York Festivals Television & Film Awards on Tuesday night revealed its 2019 award winners, with the 2019 NAB Show serving as the grand stage for a ceremony celebrating “blockbuster entertainment” from 50 countries around the globe.
This year’s entries represent leading-edge content from around the world including primetime entertainment, documentaries, investigative journalism, sports coverage, promos, and brand image films.
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“Peaky Blinders” Drama (BBC Two) was recognized for the drama series about the most feared and powerful local gang in 1919 Britain, the Peaky Blinders.
“30 for 30” Best Nonfiction Series (ESPN) received the Grand for their programs that explore transformational events, issues, games, trends and teams with in the sports sphere.
“Momentum Generation” Sports (HBO, Priority Pictures, All Rise Films) Filmmakers Jeff & Michael Zimbalist were honored for their documentary that tells the story of the core members of surfing’s most legendary crew.
“Who?” Camerawork: Promotion/Open & IDs (FOX Networks Group Latin America) The Grand award-winning film starring Darin Cooper as a down on his luck assassin hired to take out Norman Reedus from The Walking Dead.
“Mr. Renton” Corporate Social Responsibility NFP (Media Zoo Ltd.) was recognized for their corporate image film created to raise awareness and encourages employees to find better ways of helping vulnerable customers.
For the third consecutive year, Al Jazeera English’s news analysis and investigative programming earned the network the prestigious title of Broadcaster of the Year.
The network’s award-winning entries explored a robust number of global topics and garnered an impressive number of medals for programming including Al Jazeera Investigations, Witness, 101 East, Faultlines, People in Power and Earthrise.
“We are delighted to receive this special award from the New York Festivals,” said Giles Trendle, Managing Director of Al Jazeera English. “Around the globe our journalists work hard to inform and empower people with accurate, impartial and compelling content. It’s not always an easy job and, like other media organizations, we face challenges in the context of increasing attacks on journalists. So, this award represents, for us, a validation from our industry peers of the professionalism of our work and the importance of what we do.”
ESPN EVP/Content Connor Schell was recognized with the 2019 New York Festivals Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the executive producer and co-creator of the Emmy, Oscar, and Peabody Award-winning 30 for 30 documentary series and the Emmy-winning 30 for 30 Shorts digital series. Schell was also a recipient of a DuPont Award.
Fox Networks Group Latin America was recognized with the 2019 Program Promotion Team of the Year Award. The special industry award honors the creative team with the highest scores for entries and largest medal count across all promotion categories and all platforms. The Argentina-based network earned a Grand Award, 6 Gold Medals, 2 Silver, 4 Bronze and 1 Finalist Certificate.
Primetime entertainment earning Gold: “The Durrells” (Sid Gentle Films), El Recluso (NBCUniversal International/Telemundo), “KURARA: The Dazzling Life of Hokusai’s Daughter” (NHK ENTERPRISES, Inc. for NHK), and Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” and “Naked and Afraid.”
Sports entries scoring Gold include: “MLB Network Presents: Only In Hollywood” (MLB Network), Andre the Giant” (WWE/HBO Sports), “Al Jazeera Investigations – Football’s Wall of Silence” (Al Jazeera Media Network), “SEC Storied: Rowdy Gaines.” (ESPN) and “Game On 2.0 Campaign” (beIN SPORTS),
Promos earned top honors, Gold Medalists include:” Patrick Melrose: London Calling (Showtime Networks, Inc.), “MTV’s +1 the Vote Anthem” (MTV), “This Is CBS News” (CBS), “Elsa and Sarah” (ABS-CBN Channel 2) and “BBC Earth Launch New Zealand” (BBC Earth Launch New Zealand).