October 19, 2022

Sort Of receives Diversify TV Award at MIPCOM

The series is a CBC/HBO Max Original

Sphere Media is proud to announce that award winning series Sort Of received the MIPCOM Cannes Diversify TV Award for LGBTQIA+ representation in a scripted program. These awards aim to embrace excellent representation in exemplary shows.

Billed as ‘a big-hearted series’, Sort Of tells the story of Sabi Mehboob, a fluid millennial who straddles various identities from bartender at an LGBTQ bookstore/bar, to the youngest child in a Pakistani family, to the de facto parent of a downtown hipster family. Sabi feels like they’re in transition in every aspect of their life, from gender to love to sexuality to family to career.

“We couldn’t be happier about this award” said EP Jennifer Kawaja, “we tried to be true to the story we were telling in every way”.

Sort Of is a Sphere Media produced CBC and HBO Max original created by BiIal Baig and Fab Filippo who also serve as showrunners. The second season will begin airing in Canada on CBC  and CBC Gem November 15th and in the US on HBO Max on December 1st.

Sort Of was produced with the participation of the Canada Media Fund (CMF) and is distributed Internationally by Abacus Media Rights.

In the last few days, Sort Of has also made the shortlist of prestigious Rose d’Or awards, alongside Sphere’s The Porter, both being recognized among 200 programmes from 30 countries for their excellence and achievement in International TV programme making. Earlier this year, Sort Of joined the ranks of the best storytelling in international broadcasting and digital media by winning a Peabody Award in the Best Comedy category.

Sort Of is one of Sphere’s most celebrated shows – winning three Canadian Screen Awards including Best Comedy Series and Writing and the ACTRA Members’ Choice Series Ensemble Award as well as taking home Program of the year at the 2022 Rockie Awards.

Season 1 of Sort Of is currently available to stream in Canada on CBC Gem, and in the USA on HBO Max.