The 3rd edition of the  MIPCOM Diversify TV Awards were again held at the Carlton Hotel, Cannes on October 14th 2019. They were hosted by Bazeli Mbo.

The 2019 awards aimed to reward programming that provides a fair and accurate representation of BAME, LGBTQ+ and disabled communities, stand out for originality and excellence in terms of storytelling, casting and production values, challenge stereotypes, and show a positive impact.

Episodes were required to have aired between 1 September 2018 and 21 July 2019 on a linear and/or non-linear platform (first broadcast of any season).

The winning programmes were chosen by charitable organisations that campaign for equality and inclusion, including GADIM, GLAAD, ILGA-Europe, Minority Rights, Race Equality Foundation, SCOPE, Show Racism the Red Card, and Sporting Equals

2019 DiversifyTV Excellence Awards Shortlist (video and written)

Representation of LGBTQIA+: Scripted

The Bold Type

Production: Universal Television
Distribution: NBCUniversal International Distribution
Original Broadcaster: Freeform
Country: USA


Production: Big Beach and Chingona Productions in association with STARZ Originals
Distribution: Lionsgate Television
Original Broadcaster: STARZ
Country: USA


Production: Darren Star Productions, Jax Media and TV Land
Distribution: Endemol Shine International
Original Broadcaster: TV Land
Country: USA

Representation of LGBTQIA+: Non–Scripted

The Spark, The Origins of Pride

Production: CAPA
Distribution: Newen Distribution
Original Broadcasters: Histoire TV/RMC Story
Country: France


Production: Medalia Productions
Distribution: MetFilm Sales – International Sales Agent
Original Broadcaster: YesDocu (DBS)
Country: Israel

You Can’t Ask That

Production: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Distribution: ABC Commercial
Original Broadcaster: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Country: Australia

Representation of Disability: Scripted


Production: Roughcut TV
Distribution: BBC
Original Broadcaster: BBC Three
Country: UK

Perfect World

Production: KANSAI TV
Distribution: KANSAI TV
Original Broadcaster: KANSAI TV
Country: Japan

This Close

Production: Super Deluxe, Killer Films
Distribution: AMC Studios International
Original Broadcaster: Sundance TV
Country: USA

Representation of Disability: Non–Scripted

If There’s Room for Two

Production: TVE, Onza Entertainment, Fisherman Media
Distribution: TVE
Original Broadcaster: TVE
Country: Spain

No Drama – Bernarda Alba

Production: Canal Encuentro
Distribution: Canal Encuentro
Original Broadcaster: Canal Encuentro
Country: Argentina

No Vacancy: Vancouver’s Housing Crisis

Production: Accessible Media
Distribution: Accessible Media
Original Broadcaster: Accessible Media
Country: Canada

Representation of Race & Ethnicity: Scripted

Ackley Bridge

Production: The Forge
Distribution: all3media international
Original Broadcaster: Channel 4
Country: UK


Distribution: Trace Content Distribution
Original Broadcaster: Africa Magic
Country: Nigeria

Kiss Me First

Production: Kindle Entertainment and Balloon Entertainment
Distribution: Lionsgate
Original Broadcasters: Channel 4, Netflix
Country: UK

Representation of Race & Ethnicity: Non Scripted

African Diaspora Diaries

Production: BBC Africa TV/Digital
Distribution: BBC
Original Broadcaster: BBC World News / BBC News Channel / BBC IPlayer
Country: UK

Breaking the Taboo – Racism and Resistance

Production: Globosat Programadora / Spray Filmes
Distribution: Globosat Programadora
Original Broadcaster: Globosat Programadora
Country: Brazil

The Curry House Kid

Production: Swan Films
Distribution: all3media international
Original Broadcaster: Channel 4
Country: UK

Minority Representation in Kids' Programming (all genres)

Rainbow Stories

Production: Hopster Studios, Cloth Cat Animation
Distribution: Hopster
Original Broadcaster: Hopster
Country: UK

The Bravest Knight

Production: Big Bad Boo Studios
Distribution: Big Bad Boo Studios
Original Broadcaster: Hulu
Country: USA

What It’s Like

Production: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Distribution: ABC Commercial
Original Broadcaster: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Country: Australia 

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