“Friends Reunion,” RuPaul’s Drag Race Among the Rockie Awards Winners

The Banff International Media Festival revealed the winners of its international program competition 2022 Rockie Awards Monday, with big winners including ‘Friends’ Reunion, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’, ‘We Are Lady Parts’ and more.

The event, which took place in Banff and hosted by comedian Raki Morzaria (“Run the Burbs”), featured winners selected by a panel of 150 international industry professionals. The International Rockie Awards Program competition presented awards in 28 categories including documentaries and factual, arts and entertainment, children and youth, scripts, and podcasts.

The competition had 148 nominations from 45 countries including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, France, China, Germany, Italy and Norway.

On Tuesday, the Banff World Media Festival will honor late director Jean-Marc Vallee posthumously with the Canadian Excellence Award. Vale will be joined at the Rockie Awards in Banff by “American Auto” star Anna Gasteyer, who will receive the Sir Peter Ustinov Comedy Award, and the “Yellowjackets” team made up of Ashley Lyle, Bart Nickerson and Jonathan Lisco, who were named Showrunners. of the Year (Provided by Variety).

The Rockie Award Gala takes place on Tuesday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. MT at the Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff, Alberta, Canada, in the middle of the Banff World Media Festival. Canadian R&B star Jully Black will host the awards programme.

Among the winners of Monday’s international program competition:

Best comedy and variety show
“Friends: Reunion”
HBO Max, Warner Bros. Unscripted Television, Warner Horizon, Fulwell 73 Productions, Bright, Kauffman, Crane Productions (USA)

Best in competition series and game shows
“RuPaul’s Drag Race”
World of Wonders, VH1 (USA)

Best Documentary Series
Earthshot Award: Fixing Our Planet
Studio Silverback, BBC, Discovery Channel (USA, UK)

Best Lifestyle Program
“employ me”
Thomas Howe Societies (Canada)

Best reality series
“Running in the Wild with Bear Grylls”
Electus LLC, National Geographic (USA)

Best Animation: Kids
“The world of vine”
Netflix, 9 Story Media Group, Brown Bag Films, Karma’s World Entertainment (USA, Canada, Ireland)

Best in Animation: Preschool
Sixteen South, Letko (UK, Poland)

Best Animation Award: Youth
“The Case (La Custodia)”
Graphilm Entertainment, Rai Ragazzi (Italy)

Best in Interactive Content: Kids
CBC Kids Tokyo 2020 Olympic Website
CBC Kids, Hypersurge (Canada)

Best in Live Streaming: Kids
“Jimmy Johnson”
Short Form, BBC (UK)

Best in Live Broadcasting: Youth
Six degrees (six degrees)
Encore Télévision (Canada)

Best Arts and Culture Program
Introducing Selma Blair
Discovery+, LD Entertainment, Liddell Entertainment (USA)

Best crime and investigation program
“Miracle Hunting: Abduction Abroad”
Three-three-four, XTR, Kilometric Productions, Discovery+ (USA)

Best Environmental and Wildlife Program
“small world”
Plimsoll Productions (UK)

Best History & Biography
Surviving September 11th
Top Hat, BBC, Keshet (UK)

Best non-fiction podcast
Have you heard of George’s podcast?
BBC Sounds, BBC Radio 5 Live, George Shaer (UK)

Best Program in Science and Technology
“own the room”
Documentary Film from National Geographic, Savile Productions (USA)

Best short story programme
A nation and its mother
Animiki See Digital Production Inc, Media RendezVous, Wookey Films Inc, APTN (Canada)

Best Program for Social Issues and Current Affairs
“Death to Divorce”
Dying to Divorce Ltd, Aldeles, Tigerlily Productions, Freak Productions (UK and Norway)

Best Sports Documentary
“tear it”
National Geographic Documentaries, Lightbox, Wilderpeople Productions (USA)

Best Comedy Series: English
“We are lady parts”
Working title Television, Universal International Studios, Universal Studio Group (UK)

Best Comedy Series: Non-English Language
“The Citizens (Gurdbrookrn)”
Rubicon TV AS (Norway, France)

Best Drama Series: English
World Productions (UK)

Best Drama Series: Non-English Language
Profile Pictures, HBO Max (Denmark, Canary Islands, South Korea, UK)

Best Feature Film
The Forge, Channel 4, All3Media International (UK)

Best Limited Series
“natural views”
HBO, SISTER, South of the River Pictures, Sky Studios (USA, UK)

Best fiction podcast
Pictures of Princess Audible (Australia)

Best short fiction program
AmSophieScholl (IchbinSophieScholl)”
Sommerhaus Serien GmbH, VICE Media GmbH, Unframed Productions GmbH, SWR, BR (Germany)

Rogers Award for Excellence in Canadian Content
Antica Productions (Canada)

Francophone Prize (Francophone Prize)
“Audrey is the revenue (Audrey Returns)”
Pixcom and Quebecor Content (Canada)

Emerging Talent Award
Rebecca Maskin (night owl)

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