MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Award Winners Unveiled


Reed MIDEM has revealed the recipients of the second annual MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards—meant to recognize diversity and inclusion across the TV industry—which were presented yesterday in Cannes.

The winner for representation of race and ethnicity, scripted, was The Boy with the Topknot (BBC Two, U.K.), produced by Kudos Film & Television/Parti Productions and distributed by Endemol Shine International. The non-scripted recipient was Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class (PBS, U.S.), produced by Public Square Media and distributed by Scorpion TV.

Taking home the LGBTQ, scripted, prize was Home and Away (Seven Network, Australia), produced by Seven Studios Australia and distributed by Endemol Shine International. The non-scripted victor was My House (VICELAND, U.S.), produced and distributed by VICE Media.

The award for representation of disability, scripted, went to Blind Donna (YLE, Finland), produced by Production House and distributed by YLE Sales. The non-scripted winner was Different Like Me (BBC Three, U.K.), produced by Hello Halo and distributed by BBC Studios.

New this year was the kids’ programming (all genres) category, which was won by First Day (ABC ME, Australia), produced and distributed by Epic Films.