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The Banff World Media Festival on Monday unveiled the international winners of its Rockie Awards, which continued a traditional shootout between American and British TV producers in the Canadian Rockies.
BBC’s Bodyguard thriller was tapped as best drama, while HBO’s Barry took home the best comedy crown and BBC’s Doctor Who won for best sci-fi and genre-based series.
Elsewhere, HBO’s Sharp Objects won the prize for best limited series, while VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race won for best reality series. Also on the comedy front, IFC Films and CBC’s Baroness von Sketch Show collected the Rockie for best comedy and variety program.
The Rockie Awards, for which U.S. TV shows compete against international fare, also gave Baroness von Sketch Show the Rogers Prize for Excellence in Canadian Content.
In all, U.S. producers picked up nine Rockie Awards, followed by U.K. producers with eight and Canadian producers with seven.
The Banff World Media Festival will continue through Wednesday.
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