New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, now in its 57th year, announced the award winners at their annual Gala at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. The GrandJury panel awarded 140 Gold World Medals, 146 Silver, 112 Bronze, and 235 Finalist Certificates from entries submitted from more than 50 countries. The following prominent […]
New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, now in its 57th year, announced the award winners at their annual Gala at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. The GrandJury panel awarded 140 Gold World Medals, 146 Silver, 112 Bronze, and 235 Finalist Certificates from entries submitted from more than 50 countries. The following prominent media companies earned the prestigious Grand Award: Endemol Worldwide Distribution, Caryn Mandabach Productions & Tiger Aspect Productions for Peaky Blinders; History Channel for The Men Who Built America; and WIGS for Lauren Season 2.
Al Jazeera Network won Gold for its documentary Everest: 60th Anniversary won Gold and the network also won the Gold UNDI Award for Current Affairs.
Mubadala’s Anatomy of Hope and The Journey won the Silver and Bronze awards for direction, respectively.
ESPN USA earned the title of Broadcaster of the Year for the seventh consecutive year and took home 10 Gold World Medals, 18 Silver, 9 Bronze and nine Finalist Certificates.
The Edge Picture Company was recognised with the title of Production Company of the Year for the eighth year in a row. The UK-based company earned a total of 10 Gold World Medals, four Silver, two Bronze and nine Finalist Certificates.
New York Festivals honoured David Mazza, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for NBC Sports Group, with the fourth annual New York Festivals Lifetime Achievement Award. Gary Zenkel, President, NBC Olympics, and President, Operations & Strategy, NBC Sports Group presented the award.
Peaky Blinders Endemol Worldwide Distribution/Caryn Mandabach Productions/Tiger Aspect Productions UK, earned the Grand Trophy for their historic British crime drama. The series chronicles the lawless neighborhoods in the slums of post-war Birmingham, England.
The Men Who Built America History USA earned the Grand Trophy. The eight-hour series recounts the times and lives of the visionary men whose names are synonymous with innovation, big business, and the American Dream.
Lauren Season 2 WIGS USA was honoured with the Grand Trophy.
Entertainment categories were featured prominently in the winners circle with Hollywood blockbuster Pacific Rim Industrial Light & Magic earning the Gold World Medal in Special Effects. Other programs achieving top honors include: Peaky Blinders and Black Mirror Endemol Worldwide Distribution; Boardwalk Empire Director’s Chair HBO; and Vicente Ferrer TVE earned Gold Medals.
News coverage was in the spotlight with multiple entries earning Gold Medals. CNN scored five Gold Medals. Channel NewsAsia, MediaCorps Silent Screams and Living In The Shadows each earned Gold Medals.
HBOs promos and National Geographic Channel International won Golds. ESPN scored high with 10 entries earning Gold World Medals.
Sport-related programming scored multiple medals with Golf winning two Golds.
Dr. Doof’s Shark Tank Pitch Disney Channels Worldwide earned a Gold Medal in the Online Special Events category. Other successful Online Programming entries earning Gold include: 60 Minutes Overtime CBS Interactive; Forever Mine UFA LAB; and Lauren Season 2 WIGS.