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Posted on 18 April 2013 The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), today announced the nominees for the 2013 NAMIC Vision Awards. The live nominations announcement was staged as a segment of the Multiethnic TV Leadership Awards held on April 17, 2013 at the Hilton New York in Manhattan. Now in its 19th year, the awards recognize original, multi-platform television and digital programming content illustrating the rich diversity of the multiethnic and multicultural global viewing audience. The 19th Annual NAMIC Vision Awards will be held on May 23, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Pacific Design Center Silver Screen Theater in Los Angeles.
TNT led the Best Performance – Drama category with on-air talent earning nominations for their roles in three of the network's original series. Nominees include Lee Thompson Young for "Rizzoli & Isles," Jordana Brewster earned a nod for "Dallas" with Corey Reynolds garnering a nomination for "The Closer." Other nominees for Best Performance – Drama include Michael Kenneth Williams for HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" and Queen Latifah for her role in Lifetime's Steel Magnolias. The Lifetime original movie, Steel Magnolias garnered a total of two nominations with a second nod for Best Original Movie or Special. Other networks vying for Best Original Movie or Special include CNN with two nominations for the original programs, "Special Projects: Leaders with Heart," and "Kids on Race: The Hidden Picture." GMC TV also received two nods for the originals "Raising Izzie" and "Somebody's Child."