‘Vigil’ & ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ among 2022 Rockie Awards winners


RuPaul’s Drag Race and hit UK drama Vigil were among the winners at the 2022 Rockie Awards International Programme Competition.

The annual ceremony, which took place as party of the BANFF World Media Festival, handed out prizes for 28 categories spanning documentary & factual, arts & entertainment, children & youth, scripted and podcast.

The competition featured 148 nominations from 45 countries including the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, France, China, Germany, Italy and Norway, with a panel of 150 international industry execs deciding the winners.

Best Comedy & Variety Programme
Friends: The Reunion
HBO Max, Warner Bros. Unscripted Television, Warner Horizon, Fulwell 73 Productions, Bright, Kauffman, Crane Productions

Best in Competition Series & Game Shows
RuPaul’s Drag Race
World of Wonder, VH1

Best Docuseries
The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet
Silverback, BBC, Discovery Channel

Best Lifestyle Programme
Employable Me
Thomas Howe Associations

Best Reality Series
Running Wild with Bear Grylls
Electus, National Geographic

Best in Animation: Children
Karma’s World
Netflix, 9 Story Media Group, Brown Bag Films, Karma’s World Entertainment

Best in Animation: Preschool
Sixteen South, Letko

Best in Animation: Youth
The Case (La Custodia)
Graphilm Entertainment, Rai Ragazzi

Best in Interactive Content: Children
CBC Kids Tokyo 2020 Olympic Website
CBC Kids, Hypersurge

Best in Live Action: Children
Jamie Johnson
Short Form, BBC

Best in Live Action: Youth
Six Degrees (Six Degrés)
Encore Télévision

Best Arts & Culture Program
Introducing, Selma Blair
Discovery+, LD Entertainment, Liddell Entertainment

Best Crime & Investigative Program
Miracle Fishing: Kidnapped Abroad
Three-three-four, XTR, Kilometric Productions, Discovery+

Best Environmental & Wildlife Program
Tiny World
Plimsoll Productions

Best History & Biography
Surviving 9/11
Top Hat, BBC, Keshet

Best Non-Fiction Podcast
Have You Heard George’s Podcast?
BBC Sounds, BBC Radio 5 Live, George the Poet

Best Science & Technology Programme
Own The Room
National Geographic Documentary Film, Saville Productions

Best Short Non-Fiction Programme
A Nation and Her Mother
Animiki See Digital Production Inc, Media RendezVous, Wookey Films Inc, APTN

Best Social Issues & Current Affairs Programme
Dying to Divorce
Dying to Divorce Ltd, Aldeles, Tigerlily Productions, Freak Productions

Best Sports Documentary
National Geographic Documentary Films, Lightbox, Wilderpeople Productions

Best Comedy Series: English Language
We Are Lady Parts
Working Title Television, Universal International Studios, Universal Studio Group

Best Comedy Series: Non-English Language
Countrymen (Jordbrukerne)
Rubicon TV

Best Drama Series: English Language
World Productions

Best Drama Series: Non-English Language
Profile Pictures, HBO Max

Best Feature Length Film
The Forge, Channel 4, All3Media International

Best Limited Series
HBO, SISTER, South of the River Pictures, Sky Studios

Best Fiction Podcast
The Orchard
Princess Pictures, Audible

Best Short Fiction Programme
@IAmSophieScholl (@IchbinSophieScholl)
Sommerhaus Serien GmbH, VICE Media GmbH, Unframed Productions GmbH, SWR, BR

Rogers Prize for Excellence in Canadian Content
Antica Productions

Prix Francophone (Francophone Prize)
Audrey est revenue (Audrey’s Back)
Pixcom, Quebecor Content

Emerging Talent Prize
Rebekah Miskin (Night Owl)

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