Chicago Med’s Brian Tee is 2020 NAMIC Vision Awards winner

"Just A River In Egypt" Episode 519 -- Pictured: Brian Tee as Ethan Choi -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)
"Just A River In Egypt" Episode 519 -- Pictured: Brian Tee as Ethan Choi -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /

The 2020 NAMIC Vision Awards winners included Chicago Med actor Brian Tee, who was recognized for playing Ethan Choi in Chicago Med season 5.

Chicago Med star Brian Tee is among this year’s NAMIC Vision Awards winners, as decided by the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications.

Tee earned NAMIC’s Best Performance, Drama award for his portrayal of Dr. Ethan Choi during the fifth season of Chicago Med.

According to the organization’s website, the Vision Awards recognize television and streaming content and performances that “best reflect the increasingly diverse, multiethnic and multicultural viewing audience.”

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NBC was strongly represented on the list of nominees. NAMIC also nominated Tee’s Chicago Med colleague Marlyne Barrett and Chicago PD star LaRoyce Hawkins, while the Best Performance, Comedy award went to Kal Penn from the NBC sitcom Sunnyside.

The network’s parent company Comcast/NBCUniversal also won the Digital Media, Short Form category for “Voices of the Civil Rights Movement—Confronting America’s Broken Promise.”

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But for Brian Tee, being amongst the 2020 NAMIC Vision Awards honorees was an exclamation point on what was an incredibly dramatic and busy season.

Choi was the most prominent male character during the latest cycle of Chicago Med as his relationship with April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) was challenged by their struggles trying to start a family and her infidelity. The duo were briefly engaged, but Choi broke up with April and the two were still broken up when the season ended.

“I am deeply moved to be chosen by the NAMIC Vision Awards for Best Performance in Drama,” Tee said in a statement through Wolf Entertainment. “It’s humbling to be appreciated for my work, and within their mission to recognize multi-ethnic diversity, I am truly honored.

“I also want to think NBC and Wolf Entertainment for believing in me, and the writers and producers who have trusted in my abilities. I share this award with them and all involved who aspire to inspire diversity.”

You can see the full list of 2020 NAMIC Vision Awards winners here.

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