The Voice, The Masked Singer Winners Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) and NPACT, the trade organization serving the producers of nonfiction entertainment content, announced the winners of the inaugural Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards tonight, live from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. The event will air on VH1 on Sunday, June 9, and was hosted by comedian Loni Love. Leah Remini received the first ever Impact Award, recognizing her work on her groundbreaking series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.

The Masked Singer won in the Competition Series Talent/Variety category, and The Voice won in the Live Show category, 

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.

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.


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

  • 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)

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