Reality TV Awards Winners Announced — Some Real Shockers Ahead

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Let’s just say I was quite surprised at a number of the winners of the Critics Choice reality TV awards, but the stars continue to shine.

I know all of your are on the edge of your seats, breathlessly awaiting to find out about the winners of the inaugural Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards, held live at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.  Highlights from the show will air on VH1 on Sunday, June 9.

reality TV awardsI think some of the shows and individuals were truly worthy of reality TV awards. My boys the Property Brothers picked up a statuette, for example, and James Cordon won two. But my girl Marie Kondo did not win. Sigh. And Dr. Pimple Popper? Don’t get me started.

Among the big winners: “Queer Eye” led the winners, taking home four awards for Ensemble Cast in an Unscripted Series, Lifestyle Show: Fashion/Beauty, Male Star of The Year for Jonathan Van Ness, and Structured Series.

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” also took home multiple awards, for both Late-Night Talk Show (a tie with “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”) and Show Host for James Corden.  Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” won the Short Form Series category, sending the Brit home with three awards total.

The Relationship Show category also resulted in a tie between “Dating Around” and “Married at First Sight.” They beat out “The Bachelor.” Ha! Colton was there to accept, should his show have won.

Netflix, which led the networks in nominations, also won the most awards, topping nine categories.  CBS, CBS Television/Syndicated, Lifetime, NBC, and PBS each took home two.

Here’s the entire list of reality tv awards winners: Do you agree?

WINNERS OF THE INAUGURAL CRITICS’ CHOICE REAL TV AWARDS

Competition Series

Making It (NBC)

Project Runway (Bravo)

**RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

Survivor: David vs. Goliath (CBS)

Top Chef (Bravo)

 

Competition Series: Talent/Variety

America’s Got Talent: The Champions (NBC)

So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)

**The Masked Singer (Fox)

The Voice (NBC)

World of Dance (NBC)

 

Unstructured Series

**Born This Way (A&E)

Deadliest Catch (Discovery)

Intervention (A&E)

Many Sides of Jane (A&E)

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked! (VH1)

 

Structured Series

Lip Sync Battle (Paramount Network)

Magic for Humans (Netflix)

**Queer Eye (Netflix)

Shark Tank (ABC)

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (Netflix)

Who Do You Think You Are? (TLC)

 

Business Show

Bar Rescue (Paramount Network)

Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back (Fox)

Selling Sunset (Netflix)

**Shark Tank (ABC)

T-Pain’s School of Business (Fuse)

 Sports Show

**American Ninja Warrior (NBC)

Losers (Netflix)

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)

Sunderland ’Til I Die (Netflix)

Warriors of Liberty City (Starz)

 

Crime/Justice Show

Betrayed (ID)

**Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (Netflix)

In Pursuit with John Walsh (ID)

Making a Murderer: Part 2 (Netflix)

The Innocent Man (Netflix)

 

Ongoing Documentary Series

Chef’s Table (Netflix)

**POV (PBS)

The Circus: Inside the Wildest Political Show on Earth (Showtime)

United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell (CNN)

Vice (HBO)

 

Limited Documentary Series

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (Netflix)

Our Planet (Netflix)

Punk (Epix)

Shut Up and Dribble (Showtime)

**Surviving R. Kelly (Lifetime)

 

Short Form Series

9 Months with Courteney Cox (Facebook Watch)

Biography Presents: History, Herstory (HISTORY)

**Carpool Karaoke: The Series (Apple TV)

Comeback Kids (The Dodo)

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Between the Scenes (Comedy Central)

 

Live Show

BUILD (AOL)

La Voz (Telemundo)

So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)

**The Voice (NBC)

Yellowstone Live (National Geographic)

 

Interactive Show

Talking Dead (AMC)

**Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (Bravo)

You vs. Wild (Netflix)

Talk Show

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Netflix)

**My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman (Netflix)

Red Table Talk (Facebook Watch)

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Warner Bros. Television/Syndicated)

The View (ABC)

 

 

Late-Night Talk Show (TIE)

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)

**Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

**The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

 

Entertainment News Show

Access (NBCUniversal Television/Syndicated)

E! News (E!)

**Entertainment Tonight (CBS Television/Syndicated)

Extra (Warner Bros. Television/Syndicated)

Inside Edition (CBS Television/Syndicated)

 

Culinary Show

Chopped (Food Network)

Nailed It! (Netflix)

Salt Fat Acid Heat (Netflix)

**The Great British Baking Show (PBS)

Top Chef (Bravo)

 

Game Show

Cash Cab (Discovery)

Common Knowledge (Game Show Network)

Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC)

Hollywood Game Night (NBC)

**Jeopardy! (CBS Television/Syndicated)

 

Travel/Adventure Show

Expedition Unknown (Discovery)

Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy (Netflix)

Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix)

**The Great Food Truck Race (Food Network)

The Voyager with Josh Garcia (NBC)

 

Animal/Nature Show

Amanda to the Rescue (Animal Planet)

Dodo Heroes (Animal Planet)

Dynasties (BBC America)

Hostile Planet (National Geographic)

**Our Planet (Netflix)

 

Lifestyle Show: Fashion/Beauty

Project Runway (Bravo)

Project Runway All-Stars (Lifetime)

**Queer Eye (Netflix)

Say Yes to the Dress (TLC)

 

Relationship Show (TIE)

Born This Way (A&E)

**Dating Around (Netflix)

**Married at First Sight (Lifetime)

The Bachelor (ABC)

Wife Swap (Paramount Network)

 

Lifestyle Show: Home/Garden

Home Town (HGTV)

Love It or List It (HGTV)

**Property Brothers (HGTV)

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (Netflix)

Trading Spaces (TLC)

Ensemble Cast in an Unscripted Series

Crikey! It’s The Irwins (Animal Planet)

**Queer Eye (Netflix)

RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

The Real Housewives of New York City (Bravo)

Trading Spaces (TLC)

 

Show Host

RuPaul Charles – RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

Stephen Colbert – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

**James Corden – The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

Busy Philipps – Busy Tonight (E!)

Jerry Seinfeld – Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Netflix)

 

Female Star of The Year

Nicole Byer – Nailed It! (Netflix)

Marie Kondo – Tidying Up With Marie Kondo (Netflix)

**Sandra Lee – Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC)

Samin Nosrat – Salt Fat Acid Heat (Netflix)

Chrissy Teigen – Lip Sync Battle (Paramount Network)

Michelle Visage – RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

 

Male Star of The Year

David Attenborough – Our Planet (Netflix)

RuPaul Charles – RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

Hasan Minhaj – Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (Netflix)

Phil Rosenthal – Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix)

**Jonathan Van Ness – Queer Eye (Netflix)

 

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction by a Network or Streaming Platform

A&E

Bravo

FOX

Investigation Discovery (ID)

NBC

**Netflix

 

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Production

A. Smith & Co. Productions

Big Fish Entertainment

Endemol Shine North America

**Kreativ Inc.

The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC)

 

 

WINNERS BY PROGRAM FOR THE INAUGRUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE REAL TV AWARDS

American Ninja Warrior (NBC) – 1
Sports Show

 

Born This Way (A&E) – 1

Unstructured Series

 

Carpool Karaoke: The Series (Apple TV) – 1

Short Form Series

 

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (Netflix) – 1

Crime – Justice Show

 

Dating Around (Netflix) – 1

Relationship Show (TIE)

 

Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC) – 1

Female Star of The Year – Sandra Lee

 

Entertainment Tonight (CBS Television – Syndicated) – 1

Entertainment News Show

 

Jeopardy! (CBS Television – Syndicated) – 1

Game Show

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) – 1

Late-Night Talk Show (TIE)

 

Married at First Sight (Lifetime) – 1

Relationship Show (TIE)

 

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman (Netflix) – 1

Talk Show

 

Our Planet (Netflix) – 1

Animal/Nature Show

 

POV (PBS) – 1

Ongoing Documentary Series

 

Property Brothers (HGTV) – 1

Lifestyle Show: Home/Garden

 

Queer Eye (Netflix) – 4

Ensemble Cast in an Unscripted Series

Lifestyle Show: Fashion/Beauty

Male Star of The Year – Jonathan Van Ness

Structured Series

 

RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1) – 1

Competition Series

 

Shark Tank (ABC) – 1

Business Show

 

Surviving R. Kelly (Lifetime) – 1

Limited Documentary Series

 

The Great British Baking Show (PBS) – 1

Culinary Show

 

The Great Food Truck Race (Food Network) – 1

Travel/Adventure Show

 

The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS) – 2

Late-Night Talk Show (TIE)

Show Host – James Corden

 

The Masked Singer (Fox) – 1

Competition Series: Talent/Variety

 

The Voice (NBC) – 1

Live Show

 

Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (Bravo) – 1

Interactive Show

 

 

WINNERS BY NETWORK FOR THE INAUGURAL CRITICS’ CHOICE REALITY  TV AWARDS

 

Netflix – 9

CBS – 2

CBS Television/Syndicated – 2

Lifetime – 2

NBC – 2

PBS – 2

A&E – 1

ABC – 1

Apple TV – 1

Bravo – 1

Food Network – 1

Fox – 1

HBO – 1

HGTV – 1

Kreativ Inc. – 1

TLC – 1

VH1 – 1

Let’s just say I was quite surprised at a number of the winners of the Critics Choice reality TV awards, but the stars continue to shine.

 

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Lisa Johnson Mandell

Lisa Johnson Mandell is an award winning journalist, author and film/TV critic. She can be heard regularly on Cumulus radio stations throughout the US, and on BBC Radio.

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