'19-2' crowned best Francophone show
MONTREAL — Helmer Greg Barker’s “Sergio,” which already won two non-fiction Rockie Awards Monday at the Banff World Media Festival, nabbed two more prizes at the Rockies Gala Tuesday.
The Silverbridge Prods./Passion Pictures docu won the best in docu prize, along with the Grand Jury Prize.
The film was produced in partnership with BBC Storyville and HBO Documentary Films, and aired on HBO in the U.S. It is a docu on the late U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Vieira de Mello.
It won for best history and biography program Monday night at Banff.
The Rockie for Best Francophone show went to “19-2,” the most buzzed about series on Quebec TV this past season. It’s a gritty cop drama produced by Films Zingaro 2 and was broadcast on pubcaster Radio-Canada.
The prize for Best in Entertainment was won by “2010 MTV Video Music Awards,” produced by MTV Networks and Den of Thieves. The Rockie for Best in Drama went to “Sherlock: A Study in Pink,” a Hartswood Films Production for BBC Wales. The award for Best in Kids and Animation was won by “Sid the Science Kid,” produced by the Jim Henson Company in association with KCET Los Angeles. It aired on PBS in the U.S.
The Rockies Gala was hosted by Caroline Rhea, and it also honored special achievement award winners Ed Asner, Eugene Levy, and Howie Mandel.