BANFF: ‘It’s A Sin’ and ‘I May Destroy You’ take top prizes at 2021 Rockie Awards

It’s A Sin

It’s A Sin was named program of the year at the 2021 Rockie Awards International Program Competition at this year’s Banff World Media Festival.

The five-part 1980s-set drama, was developed by UK-based Red Production Company, for Channel 4 and HBO Max, in association with All3Media International. The show follows a decade in the lives of a group of gay men and their friends living in London during the AIDS crisis.

Michaela Coel followed up her recent double Bafta win by taking two Rockie Awards for her drama I May Destroy You, including the title for best limited series, as well as the Grand Jury Prize, which recognises the “best in show” from all Rockies International Program Competition winning entries.

Coel created, wrote, co-directed and exec-produced the incredibly personal drama for BBC One and HBO inspired by her own experience of being sexually assaulted. The series was produced by Various Artists Limited and Falkna Productions.

Sid Gentle Films’ British black comedy-drama Killing Eve, meanwhile, took the prize for English-language drama series, while Filmlance International’s Stockholm’s Swedish thriller Kalifat was named the best non-English drama series.

Further wins included Berlanti Productions’ The Flight Attendant as best English-language comedy series, Northern Pictures’ Love On The Spectrum as the best lifestyle programme and Blackfella Films’ Filthy Rich & Homeless as the best docuseries.

The full list of Rockie Awards International Program Competition Winners is available here.

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