U.S., U.K. Shows Dominate Banff Rockie Award Nominations

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The canceled Banff World Media Festival released the contenders for its juried TV awards, the winners of which will be unveiled via live stream June 15.

The canceled Banff World Media Festival on Tuesday revealed the nominations for its Rockie Awards, with American and British TV producers dominating the competition.

U.K. TV shows earned 44 nominations, followed closely by American series with 43 nominations. The Banff Rockies prize-giving will be streamed live June 15.

The best drama category will see BBC and HBO's Gentleman Jack challenging BBC and NBC Universal's The Capture and WGN America's Pure from Canada's Cineflix Studios. British series dominate the comedy competition as BBC's Fleabag, Motherland and This Time With Alan Partridge series will challenge A24's Ramy and Channel Four's This Way Up.

The Rockie Awards nominations were announced after the 2020 Banff World Media Festival, set to run June 14-17 in the Canadian Rockies, was canceled and delayed for a year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Despite that disruption, jury members for the festival's Rockie Awards continued their deliberations. Canadian TV shows received 37 nominations, mostly as co-productions or in arts, science and lifestyle categories.

The limited series competition at the Rockie Awards will see HBO's Chernobyl and Showtime's The Loudest Voice compete against BBC's Dublin Murders and Years and Years and the Belgian show Studio Tarara.

The Rockie Awards each year sees U.S. TV shows compete against international fare. In the documentary categories, the crime and investigation competition will pit the American shows The Case Against Adnan Syed, Sea of Shadows and The Trial of Ratko Mladic against the Canadian-U.S. co-production Children of the Snow and the Taiwanese series The Negotiators: Taipei Hostage Crisis.

A complete list of Banff Rockie Awards nominations follows:

 

DOCUMENTARY & FACTUAL STREAM

 

History & Biography:

The Accountant of Auschwitz​ — documentary channel, Good Soup Productions, TLNT Productions (CANADA)

Cheating Hitler: Surviving the Holocaust​ — History, Saloon Media (CANADA)

Free Solo​ — Image Nation, Itinerant Media, Little Monster Films, National Geographic, Parkes+MacDonald (USA)

The Green Book: Guide to Freedom​ — Impossible Factual, Smithsonian Channel (USA)

Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo​ — Abrupt Films, BKS Creative, BKS Crew Productions, Eldon Road Productions, Score G Productions, Sophia Entertainment, Super Channel, Upstream Flix (CANADA, USA)

 

Crime & Investigation:

The Case Against Adnan Syed​ — HBO, Instinct Productions, Sky Atlantic (U.K., USA)

Children of the Snow​ — Cineflix Inc., Investigation Discovery (CANADA, USA)

The Negotiators: Taipei Hostage Crisis​ — CNA, Mediacorp Pte Ltd., Peddling Pictures (SINGAPORE, TAIWAN)

Sea of Shadows​ — Appian Way, Malaika Pictures, National Geographic Documentary Films, Terra Mater Factual Studios, The Wild Lens Collective (USA)

The Trial of Ratko Mladic​ — BBC, PBS Frontline, Peggy Pictures, Sandpaper Films, Sant&Usant (CANADA, GERMANY, THE NETHERLANDS, U.K., USA)

 

Science & Technology:

Climate Change: The Facts​ — BBC Studios The Science Unit, IWC Media (AUSTRALIA, U.K., USA)

Coded World​ — CNA, Peddling Pictures (JAPAN, SINGAPORE, SWEDEN, U.K., USA)

The Planets​ — BBC Studios, Nova, PBS, Tencent Penguin Pictures, WGBH Boston (CHINA, U.K., USA)

Science Fair​ — Muck Media, National Geographic, Univision (USA)

War in the Blood: The Cure for Cancer?​ — BBC Two, Minnow Films (U.K.)

 

Social & Current Affairs:

Broken​ — NPO, VPRO Television (THE NETHERLANDS)

Inside Our Enemies Life​ — Al-Arabia Channel, Capa Presse, France Televisions, RTBF (FRANCE, SYRIA)

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)​ — A+E IndieFilms, Grain Media (USA)

Surviving R. Kelly​ — A+E, Kreative Inc., Lifetime (USA)

Undercover: Inside China’s Digital Gulag​ — Hardcash Productions, ITV (U.K.)

 

Environmental & Wildlife:

Dragons & Damsels​ — Hooded Crow, Terra Mater Factual Studios (AUSTRIA)

The Elephant Queen​ — Apple TV+, Deeble & Stone, Wild Inspiration Ltd. (KENYA, U.K., USA)

Meat: A Threat to Our Planet​ — BBC, Raw (U.K.)

Seven Worlds, One Planet​ — BBC America, BBC Studios, China Media Group, CCTV9, France Televisions, Tencent Penguin Pictures, ZDF (CHINA, GERMANY, U.K., US)

Tigerland​ — Bloomfish Media, Discovery Channel, Fictionless, Oxygen, RadicalMedia (INDIA, RUSSIA, USA)

 

Web Nonfiction: 

Devout + Out​ — Archipelago Productions, CBC Gem (CANADA)

Insignificant — ARTE France, Duck Factory, Lumento (FRANCE)

Sober House: A Sign of Change in Cree Nation​ — CBC Gem, Wanderer Entertainment Inc. (CANADA)

Stonewall OutLoud​ — World of Wonder Productions (USA)

True Dating Stories​ — CBC Gem, LaRue Entertainment (CANADA)

 

CHILDREN & YOUTH

 

Children & Youth: Animation:

The Amazing World of Gumball​ — Cartoon Network Europe Ltd., Great Marlborough Productions (GERMANY, U.K., USA)

Moominvalley​ — Gutsy Animations, Sky Kids, Yle (FINLAND, U.K.)

The Most Magnificent Thing​ — Corus, Nelvana Ltd., YTV (CANADA)

Sherwood​ — Baby Octopus — Giant Animation, Toybox, YouTube Originals (IRELAND, NEW ZEALAND, USA)

The Snail and the Whale​ — BBC, Magic Light Pictures (U.K.)

 

Children & Youth: Fiction:

The Athena​ — Bryncoed Productions, Sky Kids (U.K.)

Find Me in Paris​ — BE-FILMS, Cottonwood Media GmbH, Federation Kids & Family, Hulu, Opera National de Paris, ZDF, ZDF Enterprises (FRANCE, GERMANY, ITALY, USA)

Hardball​ — ABC iview, ABC ME, Australian Children's Television Foundation, Northern Pictures (AUSTRALIA, UK)

Hetty Feather​ — BBC, CBBC (U.K.)

Young Nomads​ — Tou.tv, Trio Orange (CANADA)

 

Children & Youth: Nonfiction:

Blacklist​ — De Mensen, Ketnet, VRT (BELGIUM)

FYI​ — Fresh Start Media, Sky Kids (U.K.)

Mammouth 2019​ — Attraction Images, Pamplemousse Media, Télé-Québec (CANADA)

My Life: I Will Survive​ — Blakeway North, CBBC (U.K.)

Skids​ — Barbershop Films Inc., Rich Walters, Ridgeline Sound, Telus Optik TV (CANADA)

 

Children & Youth: Interactive:

CBC Kids News​ — Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CANADA)

Clio’s Cosmic Quest​ — Pollen, PRELOADED, Within (U.K., USA)

Dino Dana — Sinking Ship Interactive (CANADA)

Odd Squad​ — Sinking Ship Interactive (CANADA)

Own It​ — BBC Children's (SWITZERLAND, U.K.)

 

Children & Youth: Preschool:

Bing​ — Acamar Films, Brown Bag Films, CBeebies (IRELAND, U.K.)

Oddbods​ — Boomerang, One Animation Pte Ltd., Turner LATAM (MEXICO, SINGAPORE)

Peppa Pig​ — ABC, Entertainment One, Gaston's Cave (AUSTRALIA, U.K.)

Shimajiro: A World of WOW!​ — Benesse Corporation, DASH CO., The Answerstudio Co., TXN Network, ZenWorks Co. (JAPAN)

True and the Rainbow Kingdom​ — FriendsWithYou, Guru Studio, Homeplate Entertainment, i am OTHER, Netflix (CANADA, USA)

 

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

 

Arts & Music:

The Curry House Kid​ — all3media, Channel 4, Swan Films (U.K.)

Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On​ — A+E, Endeavor Content, Film 45 (USA)

Hanne Dances​ — Canvas, VRT (BELGIUM)

Josephine Baker: The Story of an Awakening ​— ARTE France, Kepler 22 Production, Novak Production, RTBF (BELGIUM, FRANCE)

Skindigenous​ — 7th Screen, APTN, CBC, Nish Media (CANADA)

 

Competition Series & Game Shows: 

Blown Away​ — Blue Ant Media, Makeful, marblemedia, Netflix (CANADA)

The Greatest Dancer​ — BBC One, Endemol Shine International, Syco Entertainment, Thames (U.K.)

Holey Moley​ — ABC, Eureka Productions, Unanimous Media (USA)

Portrait Artist of the Year​ — Sky Arts, Storyvault Films Ltd. (U.K.)

RuPaul’s Drag Race​ — MPRM Communications, VH1, World of Wonder (USA)

 

Docusoap & Docuseries:

24 Hours in A&E​ — Channel 4, Endemol Shine International, The Garden Productions (U.K.)

Free One Day​ — VIER, Woestijnvis NV (BELGIUM)

Life Below Zero​ — BBC Studios, National Geographic (USA)

Pit Bulls & Parolees​ — 44 Blue Productions, Animal Planet, Red Arrow Studios, Rive Gauche Television (USA)

Who Are You Calling Fat?​ — BBC, Love Productions (U.K.)

 

Lifestyle:

Dating Around​ — Eureka Productions, Netflix (USA)

Difficult Destinations​ — Eén, De Mensen, VRT (BELGIUM)

Employable Me​ — Accessible Media Inc., all3media, Thomas Howe Associates Inc. (CANADA)

The World According to Jeff Goldblum​ — Disney+, National Geographic Studios, Nutopia (USA)

Your Home Made Perfect​ — BBC Two, Remarkable TV Fluid Pictures (U.K.)

 

Comedy & Variety:

Baroness Von Sketch Show​ — CBC, Frantic Films (CANADA)

The Beaverton​ — CTV, Pier 21 Films Ltd. (CANADA)

The Ranganation​ — BBC, Zeppotron (U.K.)

Still Standing​ — CBC, Frantic Films (CANADA)

Trevor Noah @ JLF: Volume II​ — Bell Media, Juste Pour Rire TV Inc., The Comedy Network (CANADA)

 

Interactive Content:

Apollo’s Moonshot AR App​ — 1895 Films, National Geographic (USA)

Click 1000​ — BBC (U.K.)

East of the Rockies​ — Jam 3, National Film Board of Canada (CANADA)

 

SCRIPTED

 

Drama Series: English Language:

The Capture — ​BBC, Heyday Television, NBC Universal (U.K.)

Departure​ — Corus Entertainment, Greenpoint Productions Ltd., Shaftesbury, Universal TV (CANADA, U.K.)

Gentleman Jack​ — BBC, HBO, Lookout Point (DENMARK, U.K., USA)

Pure​ — Cineflix Studios, Two East Productions, Super Channel, WGN America (CANADA)

Total Control​ — ABC, Blackfella Films Pty Ltd. (AUSTRALIA)

 

Drama Series: Non-English Language:

1994​ — Beta Film, Sky Italia, Wildside (ITALY)

Behind the Door​ — TELEPACK Co., WOWOW INC. (JAPAN)

Giri/Haji (Duty/Shame)​ — BBC Two, Netflix, Sister Pictures (JAPAN, U.K.)

Joint Venture​ — HBO Latin America Originals, O2 Filmes (BRAZIL)

Invisible Heroes​ — Kaiho Republic Oy, Yle (CHILE, FINLAND)

 

Comedy Series: English Language: 

Fleabag​ — all3Media, BBC Three, Two Brothers Pictures (U.K.)

Motherland​ — BBC, Delightful Industries, Merman Television Ltd. (U.K.)

Ramy​ — A24, Cairo Cowboy, Foxera, Hulu, Lionsgate (EGYPT, USA)

This Time With Alan Partridge​ — Baby Cow Productions, BBC (U.K.)

This Way Up​ — Channel 4, Merman Television Ltd. (U.K.)

 

Comedy Series: Non-English Language: 

Almost True​ — Aito Media, Yle (FINLAND)

Boomerang​ — Encore Télévision, TVA (CANADA)

Freefall​ — Encore Télévision, Radio-Canada (CANADA)

Mytho​ — ARTE France, Netflix (FRANCE)

Other Parents​ — eitelsonnenschein GmbH, TNT Comedy, Turner Broadcasting System Deutschland GmbH (GERMANY)

 

Limited Series:

Chernobyl​ — HBO, Sister Pictures, Sky Atlantic, The Mighty Mint, Word Games (LITHUANIA, U.K., UKRAINE, USA)

Dublin Murders​ -- BBC, Starz, Element Pictures, Euston Films, Veritas Entertainment Group (IRELAND, U.K., USA)

The Loudest Voice​ — Blumhouse Television, Showtime (USA)

Studio Tarara​ — DPG Media, Shelter, Toreador BVBA, VTM (BELGIUM)

Years and Years​ — BBC, Red Production Company (U.K., USA)

 

Television Movie:

Elizabeth Is Missing​ — BBC, STV Productions (U.K.)

Enemy Aliens: The Refugee Ship MS St. Louis​ — UFA FICTION GmbH (GERMANY)

The Fox Dancing in the Dusk​ — Nihon Eiga Broadcasting Co., Ltd., TI ComNet Japan (JAPAN)

Khata​ — BNNVARA, Interakt, NPO, NTR, VPRO 2019 (THE NETHERLANDS)

Mollami​ — Italian International Film, Sky Italia (ITALY)

 

Sci-Fi & Genre-Based:

Future Man​ — Hulu, Matt Tolmach Productions, Point Grey Pictures, Sony Pictures Television, Turkeyfoot Productions (USA)

His Dark Materials​ — Bad Wolf, BBC, HBO (CANADA, U.K., USA)

The Order​ — Netflix, Nomadic Pictures (CANADA)

The War of the Worlds​ — BBC, Mammoth Screen Ltd. (U.K.)

Wu Assassins​ — Flame Ventures, Netflix, Nomadic Pictures, Wirthwhile (CANADA, USA)

 

Web Fiction: 

Bit Playas​ — CBC Gem, LaRue Entertainment (CANADA)

Lost in Traplanta​ — ARTE France, Resistance Films, RTBF, Temps Noir (BELGIUM, FRANCE)

Save Me​ — CBC Gem, iThentic, Smiley Guy Studios (CANADA)

Swipe​ — KRO-NCRV, NPO3.nl, VERTOV (THE NETHERLANDS)

Warigami​ — CBC Gem, CW, First Love Films, New Form (CANADA, USA)

 

PODCAST OF THE YEAR

Call Me God: The Untold Story of the DC Sniper Investigation​ — Audible, XG Productions (USA)

Confronting: O.J. Simpson​ — Glass Entertainment Group, Wondery (USA)

Hunting Warhead​ — CBC Podcasts, Verdens Gang (CANADA, NORWAY)

The Story Store — CBC (CANADA)

This Sounds Serious ​— Castbox, Kelly&Kelly (CANADA, USA)