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Rockie wins for Black-ish, Big Little Lies

HBO’s Big Little Lies was named best TV miniseries

BANFF: HBO’s Big Little Lies, the BBC’s Peaky Blinders and ABC’s Black-ish took the top prizes at the 2018 Rockie Awards Program Competition during Banff World Media Festival this week.

Big Little Lies took the prize for best TV miniseries, Peaky Blinders was named best English-language drama series and Black-ish took the gong for best comedy series in English, with BBC1’s The Child in Time named best TV movie.

Elsewhere, the Netflix/Corus series Travelers picked up the award for best sci-fi, fantasy and action series; HBO’s Sesame Street was named best preschool programme; A&E’s Undercover High won the reality programme prize; and Arte France’s Bury Me, My Love (Enterre-moi, Mon Amour) won the interactive content award, as well as the Francophone Program of the Year award.

On the foreign-language front, Encore Télévision’s Freefall (Lâcher Prise) won best non-English-language comedy series, while Hokuto: The Conversion of a Killer, from Japan’s Wowow, took the award for best non-English drama series.

Finally, the history and biography programme prize went to Story House Entertainment’s Residente; the melodrama award went to Sony Pictures Television’s The Good Doctor; the crime and investigative show award went to BBC Storyville’s Silk Road: Drugs, Death & the Dark Web; and the award for children and youth non-fiction series went to Sinking Ship Entertainment’s Giver.

The Rogers Prize for Excellence in Canadian Content, which brings C$25,000 and is awarded to the highest-scoring Canadian programme or property in the Rockies Program Competition, was awarded to Peacock Alley Entertainment’s Netflix series Travelers.

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