Media Excellence Award for Unbelievable Netflix Limited Series

December 12, 2019 — The organization End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) is honoring five exceptional leaders with awards at their 2020 international conference in Washington DC this April. Among these awards are two Media Excellence Awards, including one for Unbelievable, the Netflix limited series released in September.

This series illuminates the stark contrast between sexual assault investigations conducted in two different jurisdictions. In Washington state, 18-year-old Marie is failed at every turn. Meanwhile, police officers left no stone unturned in their search to identify a serial rapist in Colorado. Ultimately, the difference came down to a question of belief. Marie was not believed, while the Colorado victims were.

Unbelievable shows both the destruction that ravages sexual assault victims when we respond in ways that are wrong — and the hope, healing, and accountability that can result when we are right. It creates change on the most personal and individual level, which joins to become a powerful force for reform on the institutional and global level.

This series received the PEN America Award for Television Excellence and will receive an American Film Institute Award in January. Unbelievable has also been nominated for four Golden Globes, four Critics’ Choice Awards, a Writers Guild Award, a Gotham Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

To learn more about the award, go here.

 
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