‘I May Destroy You’ Wins Grand Jury Prize at Banff World Media Fest’s Rockie Awards Program Competition

I May Destroy You,” “The Flight Attendant” and “Killing Eve” were among the top winners as the Banff World Media Festival revealed the winners to this year’s Rockie Awards International Program Competition. Announced Tuesday via a live, streamed virtual event, this year’s Rockie Awards saw the United Kingdom take home the most kudos, with 11, followed by the United States with ten. Host country Canada won five.

“I May Destroy You” earned the top Grand Jury prize, which is selected from the top-scoring programs across the entire field of nominees, and chosen by the Rockies Awards Grand Jury. The Michaela Coel series, from HBO, also won the Rockie Award for limited series.

YouTube personality Jasmeet Raina hosted this virtual edition of the Rockie Awards, which featured 142 nominations from 37 countries including the UK, USA, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, and The Netherlands. Also, this year’s Banff World Media Festival Rockie Award Gala recipients include Kenan Thompson, Danielle Brooks, Simu Liu, Sinking Ship Entertainment and the team from Ava DuVernay’s Array.

A jury of 150 international industry professionals, from all major genres, chose the Rockie Awards International Program Competition winners; here they are:

Drama Series: English Language

“Killing Eve”
Sid Gentle Films Limited, BBC America (UK)

Comedy Series: English Language

“The Flight Attendant”
Berlanti Productions, Yes, Norman Productions, Warner Bros. Television (USA)

Limited Series

“I May Destroy You”
Various Artists Ltd, FALKNA Ltd, HBO (UK)

Drama Series: Non-English Language

“Caliphate (Kalifat)”
Filmlance International AB, SVT, Film Capital Stockholm (SWEDEN)

Comedy Series: Non-English Language

“El Presidente”
Gaumont, Amazon Studios (ARGENTINA, CHILE, USA)

Live Action: Children

“First Day”
Epic Films, ABC Australia (AUSTRALIA)

Live Action: Youth

“War Stories (Oorlog-Stories)”
EO Broadcasting, Stepping Stones Productions (THE NETHERLANDS)

Competition Series & Game Shows

“Alone”
Leftfield Pictures for History (USA)

Docuseries

“Filthy Rich & Homeless”
Blackfella Films, SBS (AUSTRALIA)

Lifestyle

“Love on the Spectrum”
Northern Pictures, Netflix (AUSTRALIA)

Podcast: Fiction

“Hindsight”
Kelly&Kelly, Al Jazeera Podcasts, Audible (CANADA, QATAR, UK)

Podcast: Non-Fiction

“Where Is George Gibney?”
Second Captains for BBC Sounds (IRELAND, UK, USA)

History & Biography

“Enslaved: The Lost History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade”
Associated Producers Ltd., Cornelia Street Productions, UppiTV, Anonymous Content, EPIX (CANADA, UK)

Science & Technology

“Cosmos: Possible Worlds”
Possible Worlds, LLC in association with Fox for National Geographic (USA)

Sports Documentary

“The Last Dance”
Mandalay Sports Media Production, NBAEntertainment, ESPN Films, Netflix (USA)

TV Movie

“Roald & Beatrix, the Tail of the Curious Mouse”
Hartswood Films, Sky Studios (UK)

Program of the Year

“It’s a Sin”
Red Production Company For Channel 4 and HBO Max in association with All3Media International (UK)

Rogers Prize for Excellence in Canadian Content

“Happily Married (C’est comme ça que je t’aime)”
Cineflix Media, Casablanca Productions, Ici Tou.tv (CANADA)
The $25,000 Rogers Prize is awarded to the highest-scoring Canadian program or property in the Rockies International Program Competition across two rounds of independent jury review.

Francophone Prize

“Brazen (Culottées)”
Silex Films, France Télévisions (FRANCE)
The Francophone Prize is awarded to the jury’s highest-scoring French-language video submission.

Grand Jury Prize

“I May Destroy You”
Various Artists Ltd, FALKNA Ltd, HBO (UK)
The Grand Jury Prize recognizes the “best in show” from all Rockies International Program Competition winning entries.

This year’s Banff World Media Festival is being held virtually, online between June 14 and July 16, 2021, and feature Marvel Studios president/Marvel chief creative officer Kevin Feige; “Friends’/”Grace & Frankie” exec producer Marta Kauffman; “Fresh Off the Boat”/”Young Rock” exec producer Nahnatchka Khan; Netflix co-CEO/chief creative officer Ted Sarandos; Warner Bros. TV Group chairman Channing Dungey; megaproducer Greg Berlanti; “The Flight Attendant” star and exec producer Kaley Cuoco; and more.

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