Steve Harvey, Quincy Jones, Doug Herzog, Sophie Turner Laing and Norman Lear were recently honored with unique Bennett custom recognition awards as recipients of NATPE’s 13th annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award. Named in honor of Brandon Tartikoff, one of the most esteemed programmers in the history of television, the NATPE (National Association of Television Production Executives) Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award was created to recognize a select group of television professionals who exhibit extraordinary passion, leadership, independence and vision in the process of creating television programming.
For these awards, NATPE worked with Bennett Awards to create unique custom glass desk plaque awards. These custom-made glass awards were green-tinted and featured sub-surface engraving of the NATPE logo, award name, and recipient information.
The honorees received their awards at the annual NATPE Miami Market and Conference, held January 19-21 in Miami Beach.
Also at the NATPE 2016 Conference, Bennett recognition awards were presented as part of the NATPE Reality Breakthrough Awards. These awards were created to honor those reality programs that “broke through the clutter” in the preceding year and “made some noise,” became part of the cultural conversation and generally altered our expectations of what constitutes a reality program.
The 2016 recipients of the NATPE Reality Breakthrough Awards were HBO’s “The Jinx,” Discovery’s “Naked & Afraid,” History’s “Alone,” and Tru TV’s “Billy on the Street.” For these recognition awards, NATPE used the Bennett Awards design “Breakthrough,” created by Bob Bennett.
The NATPE Reality Breakthrough Awards were presented to recipients at a special awards presentation hosted by Howie Mandel.