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The Black and Missing Foundation wins CLUE’s ‘Crime Fighter of the Year’ award – Crime Online

LAS VEGAS, NV – (April 30, 2022) – The Black and Missing Foundation (BAMFI) was the first recipient of HINT‘s “Crime Fighter of the Year”, hosted by Dan Abrams at CrimeCon 2022.

A first of its kind, the CLUE Awards are a way to highlight the significant impact individuals or organizations have had in pushing for justice for victims of crime. BAMFI co-founders Natalie and Derrica Wilson accepted the award last Saturday night at a special ceremony.

Founded in 2008, BAMFI is a non-profit organization dedicated to the continued search for and awareness of missing people of color. The organization also provides resources to family members and friends of victims to help educate and raise awareness in the minority community.

“To be honored with the ‘Crimefighter of the Year’ award for doing the work we are passionate about is incredible,” Wilson said. “When we started the Black and Missing Foundation, we said when we could bring someone home, we were doing our job.”

“But 14 years later and nearly 400 closed cases, we are only scratching the surface.”

*Learn more about BMAF here*

The following categories were represented at the CLUE Awards, with winners announced in bold.

Television: “Outstanding Docuseries”

  • Dr Death: The Untampered History (Peacock)
    • Produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group
  • Epstein’s Shadow: Ghislaine Maxwell (Peacock)
    • Produced by Blue Ant Studios
  • Autumn River (EPIX)
    • Produced by Blumhouse Television, Pyramid Productions – WINNER
  • Missing children (subject)
    • Produced by Subject, True Vision, Nevision
  • The Way Down: God, Greed and the Worship of Gwen Shamblin (HBO Max)
    • Produced by Campfire Studios, Huntley Productions

Television: “Outstanding Episodic Series”

  • Accident, Suicide or Murder (Oxygen Network)
    • Produced by Dorsey Pictures, a Red Arrow Studios company
  • Cold Justice (Oxygen Network)
    • Produced by Wolf Entertainment, Magical Elves -WINNER
  • Deadline (NBC)
  • Evil Lives Here (Discovery/Discovery+ Survey)
    • Produced by Red Marble Media
  • True Crime Story: It couldn’t happen here (Sundance TV / AMC+)
    • Produced by Authentic Entertainment, Mischief Farm, Bungalow Media + Entertainment

Podcast: “Outstanding Episodic Series”

  • Body bags with Joseph Scott Morgan (CrimeOnline)
  • Crime Show (Spotify’s Gimlet Media)
  • DISAPPEARANCES (Spotify / Parcast)
  • My Life of Crime with Erin Moriarty (CBS Audio)
  • Stolen: The Search for Jermain (Spotify and Gimlet Media) – WINNER

Podcast : “Outstanding Docuseries”

  • CBC Podcasts: Carrie Low VS. (Radio Canada Podcasts)
  • CBC Podcasts: The Next Call with David Ridgen: The Case of Melanie Ethier (CBC Podcasts)
  • Addicted (Apple TV + Original / Campside Media)
  • The Followers: House of Prayer (USG Audio)
  • The Followers: Madness for Two (USG Audio)

“Outstanding Documentary Film”

  • Broken Harts (discovery+)
    • Produced by Jupiter Entertainment and Condé Nast Entertainment
  • Escaping Captivity: The Story of Kara Robinson (Oxygen)
    • Produced by Marwar Junction Productions and Entertainment One – WINNER
  • The Doomsday Files (NBC)
  • The New York Times Presents: To Live and Die in Alabama (FX)
    • Produced by The New York Times, Left/Right (a Red Arrow Studios company)
  • What Ever Happened to Amy (NBC)

“True Crime Book of the Year”

  • Do Not Disturb: The Story of Political Murder and an African Regime Gone Wrong (Public Affairs, Hachette Book Group)
  • Killer By Design (Hachette Book Group)
  • Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York (Celadon Books)
  • Two truths and a lie: a murder, a private detective and his quest for justice (Random House)
  • The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream: The Hunt for the Victorian Era Serial Killer (Algonquin Books)

the HINT AwardsThe nominees and winners were determined by a world-class judging committee, comprised of numerous producers, network and streaming executives, creatives, and industry leaders who represent all sectors of the true-crime genre.

“True crime programming has always captivated audiences, but since CrimeCon launched in 2017, the genre has grown significantly,” CrimeCon founder and executive producer Kevin Balfe told Variety.

“The true crime community is incredibly passionate and supportive, and we felt it was time to recognize the exceptional content in this space and the creators who tell these stories responsibly and impactfully.”