Winners of CrimeCon’s 2023 CLUE Awards Announced (Exclusive)
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CrimeCon’s CLUE Awards is currently underway at the World Center Marriott in Orlando.

CrimeOnline’s Nancy Grace joins as a notable presenter, alongside Kelly Siegler (Cold Justice), Camille Vasquez, and this year’s host, ABC News legal analyst Matt Murphy.

CLUE also introduced its inaugural “America’s Greatest Detective” award, which aims to recognize the exceptional investigative efforts of law enforcement dedicated to solving crimes nationwide. From now until September 15, voting is open for the award.

Also this year, the Gabby Petito Foundation received the prestigious “Crimefighter of the Year” award, which shines a spotlight on people or organizations that have made a substantial impact and demonstrated unwavering dedication to pursuing justice for crime victims. The award presentation will be conducted by Derrica and Natalie Wilson, the co-founders of The Black and Missing Foundation (BAMFI), which received this honor in 2022.

CrimeCon 2022 CLUE Awards: The Black and Missing Foundation Wins CLUE’s ‘Crimefighter of the Year’ Award

The nominees in CLUE’s 2023 categories are below (refresh page for updated results).

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 – WINNER
  • Still Missing Morgan (Hulu)
    • Produced by Scott Free Productions & ABC News Studios
  • Dateline NBC “Trial of Alex Murdaugh” (NBC)

TV: Outstanding Episodic Series

  • 911 Crisis Center (Oxygen)
    • Produced by Warner Brothers Unscripted Television’s Shed Media in association with Green Lakes Productions – WINNER
  • 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)
  • 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 – WINNER
  • UNMASKED: My Life-Solving America’s Cold Cases (Celadon Books)

Outstanding Documentary Film

  • Murdaugh Family Murders (ABC 20/20)
  • 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 – WINNER
  • The Last Strike (ABC 20/20)

Podcast: Outstanding Episodic Series

  • Crawlspace – True Crime & Mysteries
    • Produced by Glassbox Media & Crawlspace Media
  • Missing in America “Keeshae Jacobs”
    • Produced by NBCUniversal-Dateline NBC – WINNER
  • 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
  • Finding Tamika
    • Produced by SBH Productions, Audible
  • Freeway Phantom
    • Produced by Tenderfoot TV, iHeartRadio and Black Bar Mitzvah – WINNER
  • Project Unabom
    • Produced by Pineapple Street Studios in association with Apple Original Podcasts
  • The Girl in the Blue Mustang


  • Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, Nancy Grace
  • Crime Weekly, Derrick Levasseur and Stephanie Harlowe
  • Defense Diaries, Bob Motta
  • The Prosecutors, Brett Talley and Alice LaCour – WINNER
  • A Date With Dateline, Kimberly Arnold and Katie Mitchell

The CLUE Awards’ nominees and winners were determined by a world-class selection committee, comprised of numerous producers, network and streaming executives, creatives, and industry leaders who represent every sector of the true-crime genre.

Check back CrimeOnline as we cover the event in real-time, starting at 9 p.m. EST. The event will also be live-streamed via Law&Crime’s YouTube, Facebook and TikTok.

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