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Hosted by Matt Murphy with Presenters Including Kelly Siegler, Camille Vasquez and Nancy Grace, Tonight’s Awards Gala Streamed Live on Law&Crime’s YouTube Channel and Social Media Platforms

Orlando, FL – (September 23, 2023) – Winners of the 2023 CrimeCon CLUE Awards were announced tonight at the World Center Marriott in Orlando, FL during a ceremony hosted by ABC News Legal Analyst Matt Murphy. Presented by notables including Nancy Grace, Kelly Siegler, Camille Vasquez and Paul Holes, among others, networks, producers and publishers receiving honors at CLUE’s 2nd annual event include Paramount+, NBCUniversal, Big Fish Entertainment, Oxygen True Crime, Shed Media, MTV Documentary Films, iHeartRadio and Algonquin Books.

The awards gala streamed live on Law&Crime’s YouTube channel (5.2M subscribers), Facebook and TikTok, and was the “Day 2” climax of CrimeCon’s annual event, which brings together experts, creators, enthusiasts and industry professionals for an immersive three-day experience.

CLUE’s 2022 “Crimefighter of the Year,” The Black and Missing Foundation (BAMFI), presented the 2023 honor to The Gabby Petito Foundation. BAMFI Co-Founders Natalie and Derrica Wilson joined Petito’s parents and stepparents onstage to present the award, and during their acceptance, the Petito Foundation co-founders announced a $15,000 donation to BAMFI.

Meanwhile, Law&Crime revealed CLUE’s first-ever “America’s Greatest Detective” recipient: Cynthia Garza, Special Bureau Chief of the Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) in Dallas County, TX. Selected from among three finalists, Garza has led Dallas’s CIU – a branch within the prosecution’s office dedicated to re-examining cases for potential wrongful convictions – to an impressive 32 exonerations (encompassing 522 years of prison time wrongfully spent) since the branch’s founding in 2007.

In 2023, CLUE also introduced its “People’s Choice: Creator of the Year” honor, with fans awarding Alice LaCour and Brett Talley, co-hosts of the wildly popular podcast “The Prosecutors.” Each week on “The Prosecutors,” Alice and Brett bring their unique perspective to the most notorious cases of all time.

The full list of winners across television, podcasting, film and publishing categories are:

(Winners BOLDED)

TV: Outstanding Docuseries

  • I Just Killed My Dad (Netflix)
    • Produced by Half Yard Productions
  • Low Country: The Murdaugh Dynasty (Max)
    • Produced by Campfire Studios
  • Secrets of the Chippendales Murders (A&E)
    • Produced by Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM company
  • Still Missing Morgan (Hulu)
    • Produced by Scott Free Productions & ABC News Studios
  • Dateline NBC “Trial of Alex Murdaugh” (NBC)
    • Produced by Dateline NBC

TV: Outstanding Episodic Series

  • 911 Crisis Center (Oxygen True Crime)
    • Produced by Warner Brothers Unscripted Television’s Shed Media in association with Green Lakes Productions
  • ABC News Studios: Death in the Dorms (Hulu)
    • Produced by ABC News Studios, The Intellectual Property Corporation
  • Accident, Suicide or Murder (Oxygen)
    • Produced by Dorsey Pictures, a Red Arrow Studios company
  • Cold Justice (Oxygen)
    • Produced by Wolf Entertainment and Magical Elves
  • Finally Caught (True Crime Network US)
    • Produced by Black Watch Entertainment 

Book of the Year

  • American Autopsy (BenBella Books)
    • Written by Dr. Michael Baden
  • The Murders of Moises Ville (Restless Books)
    • Written by Javier Sinay
  • The Science of Murder: The Forensics of Agatha Christie (Sourcebooks)
    • Written by Carla Valentine
  • Trailed: One Woman’s Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders (Algonquin Books, Hachette Book Group)
    • Written by Kathryn Miles
  • UNMASKED: My Life-Solving America’s Cold Cases (Celadon Books)
    • Written by Paul Holes

Outstanding Documentary Film

  • Murdaugh Family Murders (ABC 20/20)
  • Produced by ABC News
  • Serial Killer Capital: Baton Rouge (Oxygen)
  • Produced by Jupiter Entertainment
  • The Fatal Attraction Murder (Oxygen)
  • Produced by Entertainment One
  • The Fire That Took Her (Paramount+)
  • Produced by MTV Documentary Films and Motto Pictures
  • The Last Strike (ABC 20/20)
  • Produced by ABC News

Podcast: Outstanding Episodic Series

  • Crawlspace – True Crime & Mysteries
    • Produced by Glassbox Media & Crawlspace Media
  • Missing in America 
    • Produced by NBCUniversal-Dateline NBC
  • My Life of Crime with Erin Moriarty
    • Produced by CBS News Audio
  • Predators I Have Caught with Chris Hansen
    • Produced by Next Horizon Media/Garner Creative 
  • Zone 7 with Sheryl McCollum
    • Produced by iHeartPodcasts and CrimeOnline

Podcast: Outstanding Podcast Docuseries

  • Father Wants Us Dead
    • Produced by NJ.com
  • Finding Tamika
    • Produced by SBH Productions, Audible
  • Freeway Phantom
    • Produced by Tenderfoot TV, iHeartRadio and Black Bar Mitzvah
  • Project Unabom
    • Produced by Pineapple Street Studios in association with Apple Original Podcasts
  • The Girl in the Blue Mustang
    • Produced by Dateline NBC

CLUE winners were determined by CrimeCon’s world class selection committee comprised of producers, network and streaming executives, and other creatives and industry leaders, representing all sectors of the true crime genre. This year’s judges include executives from Wondery, Simon & Schuster, Anonymous Content, Campfire Studios, Oxygen True Crime, Access Hollywood and many others.


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