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2020 RNCI RED NATION AWARDS SHOW – Watch Here
Don’t miss this annual Global Celebration during American Indian Heritage Month in the month of November with the support from The City and County of Los Angeles.
2020 will be the eighth year of broadcasting LIVE the RNCI Red Nation Awards on Red Nation Television Network, this November 29th, RNCI Red Nation Awards will be held virtually on Red Nation Television Network.
Red Nation International Film Festival & Awards buzz has began!
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YOU can attend this year’s Star-Studded Awards Show Red is Green Carpet Event on November 29, 2020.
Cementing native image at the forefront of the industry, highlighting the very best American Indian & Indigenous contributions in film, television, comedy, music and the arts.
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN LEADING ROLE
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN LEADING ROLE
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE
BEST SPORTS FEATURE
BEST TELEVISION SERIES
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN SUPPORTING ROLE TV MOVIE, MINISERIES, SPECIAL, COMEDY, SERIES
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN SUPPORTING ROLE TV MOVIE, MINISERIES, SPECIAL, COMEDY, SERIES
RNCI LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
THE CHIEF DAN GEORGE AWARD
THE MARLON BRANDO AWARD
THE EDWARD R ROYBAL AWARD
THE EDWARD ALBERT JR AWARD
THE COURAGE AWARD
THE JOANELLE ROMERO HUMANITARIAN AWARD
THE AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH AWARD
THE INDIGENOUS JOURNALIST AWARD
Since 1995, the RNCI Red Nation Awards has honored outstanding artistic achievements in television, film, comedy, music and the arts. The show is an integral part of RNCI’s mission and is held on the last day closing the Red Nation International Film Festival. RNCI’s mission is to create greater opportunities for American Indian & Indigenous families in the United States. As a national television special with a cause, the RNCI Red Nation Awards demonstrates how inclusion strengthens the entertainment industry and diversity strengthens our country by promoting fair, accurate, and representative portrayals of American Indian & Indigenous image.
Each November, in celebration of American Indian Heritage Month, the entertainment community and film fans around the world turn their attention to RNCI Red Nation Awards. Interest and anticipation builds as we lead up to the RNCI Red Nation Awards LIVE telecast on Red Nation Television Network, when hundreds of movie lovers tune in to watch the glamorous ceremony and learn who will receive the highest honors in native filmmaking.
RNCI HISTORIC TIMELINE
RNCI Red Nation Awards first broadcast was in November 2013 televised broadcast. In 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018 Live broadcast on Red Nation Television Network.
In 2013, RNCI Red Nation Awards Ground-Breaking Historic event was a televised broadcast, marking the FIRST EVER televised broadcast of an American Indian Awards Show, reaching 19 million homes with our partnership with Comcast | NBC Universal and on Red Nation Television Network – Native is Here reaching 10 million viewers in 37 countries, marking RNCI Red Nation Awards, the first American Indian Awards Show broadcast on cable television and the internet. A-list talent included Benicio Del Toro, A. Martinez, Alma Martinez, Tantoo Cr Cardinal, Saginaw Grant, Sage Galesi, Zahn McClarnon, Lenore Andriel, Charlie Soap, Theda NewBreast, Bill Billingiere, Michelle Thrush, The Baker Twins, Crazy Dog Society, Scatter Their Own, Various Native Leaders, and dozens of other American Indian & Indigenous stars joined our host and executive producer Joanelle Romero.
November 2007 at Hollywood Roosevelt (dinner gala).
November 2009 and 2010, at C.B.S Studio Lot (dinner gala).
From 2003 to 2011, and in 2017 RNCI Red Nation Awards were announced online without a live broadcast and from 1995 to 2002 RNCI Red Nation Awards were given in person.
Subsequent ceremonies were held at various venues, including Harmony Gold Theatre, Laemmle Music Hall, Laemmle Fine Arts, Crest Theatre, Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute and in Santa Fe New Mexico.
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