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Fourth Annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards Nominations Unveiled

October 16th, 2019

THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM, APOLLO 11, AND THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD LEAD THE 2019 NOMINATIONS

PROPERTY BROTHERS’ JONATHAN SCOTT TO HOST GALA EVENT ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 AT BRIC IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK LEGENDARY DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER FREDERICK WISEMAN TO RECEIVE THE INAUGURAL D A PENNEBAKER AWARD

PRESENTED BY CHRIS HEGEDUS ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARIAN MICHAEL APTED TO RECEIVE THE LANDMARK AWARD FOR HIS EXTRAORDINARY WORK ON THE UP SERIES

 

LOS ANGELES, CA (OCTOBER 14, 2019) – The Critics Choice Association (CCA) has announced the nominees for the fourth annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards (CCDA). The winners will be presented their awards at a gala event, hosted by Property Brothers’ Jonathan Scott, on Sunday, November 10, at BRIC in Brooklyn, New York.

The Critics Choice Association will once again be honoring the finest achievements in documentaries released in theaters, on TV and on major digital platforms, as determined by the voting of qualified CCA members. 

The Biggest Little Farm leads this year with seven nominations, including Best Documentary Feature, John Chester for Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Score, Best Narration, and Best Science/Nature Documentary.

Recognized with six nominations each are Apollo 11 and They Shall Not Grow Old.

The nominations for Apollo 11 are Best Documentary Feature, Todd Douglas Miller for Best Director, Best Editing, Best Score, Best Archival Documentary, and Best Science/Nature Documentary,

The nominations for They Shall Not Grow Old are Best Documentary Feature, Peter Jackson for Best Director, Best Editing, Best Score, Best Archival Documentary, and Most Innovative Documentary.

One Child Nation received five nominations including Best Documentary Feature, Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang for Best Director, Best Editing, Best Narration, and Best Political Documentary.

Recognized with four nominations each are The Cave, Honeyland, American Factory, Aquarela, and Sea of Shadows.

The nominations for The Cave are Best Documentary Feature, Feras Fayyad for Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Score. In addition, the film received an honor for Dr. Amani Ballor for Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary.

The nominations for Honeyland are Best Documentary, Best Cinematography, Best First Documentary Feature, and Best Science/Nature Documentary. In addition, the film received an honor for Hatidze Muratova for Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary.

The nominations for American Factory are Best Documentary Feature, Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert for Best Director, Best Editing, and Best Political Documentary.

The nominations for Aquarela are Best Cinematography, Best Score, Best Science/Nature Documentary, and Most Innovative Documentary.

The nominations for Sea of Shadows are Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Score, and Best Science/Nature Documentary,

At the gala ceremony, a special new honor, The D A Pennebaker Award, will be presented to legendary documentarian Frederick Wiseman. The award, formerly known as the Critics’ Choice Lifetime Achievement Award, is named for prior winner D A Pennebaker, who passed away this summer. It will be presented by filmmaker Chris Hegedus, Pennebaker’s long-time collaborator and widow.

Acclaimed filmmaker Michael Apted will be presented with The Landmark Award, an honor bestowed upon him for his extraordinary and unparalleled achievement with the Up series, which has just added 63 Up, distributed by BritBox, to this historic work.

Last year, the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards introduced the Catalyst Sponsorship, a program for industry leaders to support the event. This year’s sponsors include National Geographic Documentary Films, and SHOWTIME® Documentary Films, among others.

“As the film and television industry constantly evolves, documentaries remain a vibrant creative art form that entertains as well as informs,” said CCA CEO Joey Berlin. “The CCA has the privilege to publicly support and celebrate the outstanding work of these artists, while at the same time providing media consumers with help in making informed and smart choices as they face more decisions about ‘what to watch’ than ever before. We are proud that our awards event has become a valuable way to help people ‘find the good stuff’ and to help filmmakers find their audiences.”

At last year’s third annual CCDA event, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? took home the evening’s most prestigious award for Best Documentary as well as the Best Director award for Morgan Neville. Free Solo won the awards for Best Sports Documentary, Most Innovative Documentary and Best Cinematography. The film later received many more accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

The nominees for the fourth annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards are:

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

American Factory (Netflix)

Apollo 11 (Neon)

The Biggest Little Farm (Neon)

The Cave (National Geographic)

Honeyland (Neon)

The Kingmaker (Showtime)

Knock Down the House (Netflix)

Leaving Neverland (HBO)

Maiden (Sony Pictures Classics)

One Child Nation (Amazon Studios)

They Shall Not Grow Old (Warner Bros.)


BEST DIRECTOR

Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts, For Sama (PBS)

Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, American Factory (Netflix)

John Chester, The Biggest Little Farm (Neon)

Feras Fayyad, The Cave (National Geographic)

Peter Jackson, They Shall Not Grow Old (Warner Bros.)

Todd Douglas Miller, Apollo 11 (Neon)

Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang, One Child Nation (Amazon Studios)


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Ben Bernhard and Victor Kossakovsky, Aquarela (Sony Pictures Classics)

John Chester, The Biggest Little Farm (Neon)

Fejmi Daut and Samir Ljuma, Honeyland (Neon)

Nicholas de Pencier, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (Kino Lorber)

Muhammed Khair Al Shami, Ammar Suleiman, and Mohammad Eyad, The Cave (National Geographic)

Richard Ladkani, Sea of Shadows (National Geographic)


BEST EDITING

Georg Michael Fischer and Verena Schönauer, Sea of Shadows (National Geographic)

Todd Douglas Miller, Apollo 11 (Neon)

Jabez Olssen, They Shall Not Grow Old (Warner Bros.)

Amy Overbeck, The Biggest Little Farm (Neon)

Lindsay Utz, American Factory (Netflix)

Nanfu Wang, One Child Nation (Amazon Studios)


BEST SCORE

Jeff Beal, The Biggest Little Farm (Neon)

Matthew Herbert, The Cave (National Geographic)

Matt Morton, Apollo 11 (Neon)

Plan 9, They Shall Not Grow Old (Warner Bros.)

H. Scott Salinas, Sea of Shadows (National Geographic)

Eicca Toppinen, Aquarela (Sony Pictures Classics)


BEST NARRATION

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (Kino Lorber)

   Alicia Vikander, narrator
   Jennifer Baichwal, writer

The Biggest Little Farm (Neon)
   John Chester and Molly Chester, narrators
   John Chester, writer

The Edge of Democracy (Netflix)

   Petra Costa, narrator
   Petra Costa, Carol Pires, David Barker and Moara Passoni, writers

The Elephant Queen (Apple)

   Chiwetel Ejiofor, narrator

   Mark Deeble, writer

For Sama (PBS)

   Waad Al-Kateab, narrator

   Waad Al-Kateab, writer

Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People (First Run)

   Adam Driver, narrator

   Oren Rudavsky and Bob Seidman, writers

One Child Nation (Amazon Studios)

   Nanfu Wang, narrator

   Nanfu Wang, writer

Western Stars (Warner Bros.)

   Bruce Springsteen, narrator
   Bruce Springsteen, writer


BEST FIRST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Midge Costin, Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (Matson Films)

A.J. Eaton, David Crosby: Remember My Name (Sony Pictures Classics)

Pamela B. Green, Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (Kino Lorber/Zeitgeist Films)

Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov, Honeyland (Neon)

Richard Miron, For the Birds (Dogwoof)

Garret Price, Love, Antosha (Lurker Films)


BEST ARCHIVAL DOCUMENTARY

Amazing Grace (Neon)

Apollo 11 (Neon)

Maiden (Sony Pictures Classics)

Mike Wallace is Here (Magnolia)

Pavarotti (CBS Films)

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (Netflix)

They Shall Not Grow Old (Warner Bros.)

What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali (HBO)


BEST BIOGRAPHICAL DOCUMENTARY

David Crosby: Remember My Name (Sony Pictures Classics)

The Kingmaker (Showtime)

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (Greenwich)

Love, Antosha (Lurker Films)

Mike Wallace is Here (Magnolia)

Pavarotti (CBS Films)

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (Magnolia)


BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARY

Amazing Grace (Neon)

David Crosby: Remember My Name (Sony Pictures Classics)

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (Greenwich)

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (Abramorama)

Pavarotti (CBS Films)

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (Netflix)

Western Stars (Warner Bros.)


BEST POLITICAL DOCUMENTARY

American Factory (Netflix)

The Edge of Democracy (Netflix)

Hail Satan? (Magnolia)

The Kingmaker (Showtime)

Knock Down the House (Netflix)

One Child Nation (Amazon Studios)


BEST SCIENCE/NATURE DOCUMENTARY

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (Kino Lorber)

Apollo 11 (Neon)

Aquarela (Sony Pictures Classics) 

The Biggest Little Farm (Neon)

The Elephant Queen (Apple)

Honeyland (Neon)

Penguins (Disney)

Sea of Shadows (National Geographic)


BEST SPORTS DOCUMENTARY

Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable (Entertainment Studios)

Diego Maradona (HBO)

Maiden (Sony Pictures Classics)

Rodman: For Better or Worse (ESPN)

The Spy Behind Home Plate (Ciesla Foundation)

What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali (HBO)


MOST INNOVATIVE DOCUMENTARY

Aquarela (Sony Pictures Classics)

Cold Case Hammarskjöld (Magnolia)

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (Netflix)

Screwball (Greenwich)

Serendipity (Cohen Media)

They Shall Not Grow Old (Warner Bros.)


BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY

The Chapel at the Border (Atlantic Documentaries)

   (Director and Producer: Jeremy Raff)

Death Row Doctor (The New York Times Op-Docs)

   (Director: Lauren Knapp)

In the Absence (Field of Vision)

   (Director: Yi Seung-Jun. Producer: Gary Byung-Seok Kam)

Lost World 
   (Director and Producer: Kalyanee Mam. Producers: Adam Loften and Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee)

Mack Wrestles (ESPN)

   (Directors and Producers: Taylor Hess and Erin Sanger. Producers: Erin Leyden and Gentry Kirby)

Period. End of Sentence. (Netflix)

   (Director: Rayka Zehtabchi. Producers: Melissa Berton, Garrett K. Schiff and Lisa Taback)

The Polaroid Job (The New York Times Op-Docs)

   (Director: Mike Plante)

Sam and the Plant Next Door (The Guardian)

   (Director and Producer: Ömer Sami)

The Unconditional 
   (Director and Producer: Dave Adams. Producers: Adam Soltis, Renee Woodruff Adams, Josie Swantek Heitz, and Chris Tuss)

The Waiting Room (The Guardian)

   (Director and Producer: Victoria Mapplebeck)


MOST COMPELLING LIVING SUBJECTS OF A DOCUMENTARY (HONOR)

Dr. Amani Ballor – The Cave (National Geographic)

David Crosby – David Crosby: Remember My Name (Sony Pictures Classics)

Tracy Edwards – Maiden (Sony Pictures Classics)

Imelda Marcos – The Kingmaker (Showtime)

Hatidze Muratova – Honeyland (Neon)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin – Knock Down the House (Netflix)

Linda Ronstadt – Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (Greenwich)

Dr. Ruth Westheimer – Ask Dr. Ruth (Hulu)


About CRITICS’ CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARDS
The fourth annual awards ceremony will take place Sunday, November 10, 2019 at BRIC in Brooklyn, New York. The Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards will again be produced by Bob Bain Productions.

About CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS
The Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards are an off-shoot of The Critics’ Choice Awards, which are bestowed annually by CCA to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement. Historically, the Critics’ Choice Awards are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations.

The CW Television Network will again partner with CCA as the exclusive broadcast home for the 25th annual Critics’ Choice Awards, honoring the finest achievements in both movies and television as part of a three-hour special on The CW on January 12, 2020. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com

About FREDERICK WISEMAN
Frederick Wiseman is a director of 43 films, primarily focusing on American institutions. In 2018, he was the Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University. In 2016, he received an Honorary Award for lifetime achievement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Directors. He is a MacArthur Fellow, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has won numerous industry awards, including four Emmys. In recent years, he directed Beckett’s Happy Days and Vasily Grossman’s The Last Letter at the Comédie Française in Paris, and The Last Letter at Theatre for a New Audience in New York. A ballet, inspired by his first film, Titicut Follies (1967), premiered at the New York University Skirball Theater in 2017.

About MICHAEL APTED
Since the 1960s, Michael Apted has helmed an extensive list of feature films and documentaries. His feature films include Gorillas in the MistCoal Miner’s DaughterGorky ParkThunderheartNellThe World is Not Enough, EnigmaEnoughAmazing Grace, the third installment of C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and Unlocked.

His documentary credits include the Boris Grebenshikov film The Long Way HomeIncident at Oglala, Bring on the Night, Moving the Mountain, Me and Isaac Newton, the soccer film Power of the Game, and the official 2006 World Cup Film. But among his most widely recognized documentary directorial achievements are his internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning sequels based on the original 7 Up documentary: 7 Plus 7, 21, 28, 35, 42 Up, 49 Up, 56 Up, and soon to be released 63 Up. The films have followed the lives of 14 Britons since the age of seven in seven year increments.

Born in England in 1941, he studied law and history at Cambridge University. He has received numerous awards and nominations for his extensive body of work, including a Grammy, British Academy Awards, a DGA Award and the IDA Career Achievement Award. He was elected President of the DGA in 2003, and served three terms concluding in 2009. He has served as Secretary-Treasurer since 2011.

About JONATHAN SCOTT
Jonathan Scott is an executive producer with Scott Brothers Entertainment (SBE), an award-winning production company based in Toronto, Canada, that he founded with his twin brother, Drew. Jonathan and Drew host multiple top-rated HGTV series, includingthe Emmy-nominatedProperty Brothers and Brother vs. Brother, which air in more than 160 countries. Jonathan is also a best-selling author, Billboard-charting recording artist, and social media influencer, with millions of followers across his digital platforms. In 2017, Jonathan was named Habitat Humanitarian, thehighest recognition offered by Habitat for Humanity. Jonathan is also a longtime advocate of environmental responsibility and the advancement of clean, renewable energy. In 2019, he co-wrote and published the e-book Knowledge is Power with Vice President Al Gore and his NGO, Climate Reality, about the power and impact of solar energy on our lives and economy. Power Trip, Jonathan’s documentary on energy production and solar suppression in America, will be released in 2020. Formore information about Jonathan, follow @MrSilverScott on social.


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Fourth Annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards Set For Sunday, November 10, 2019

September 18th, 2019

Legendary Documentarian Frederick Wiseman to Receive the Inaugural Pennebaker Award

Los Angeles, CA (September 18, 2019) — The fourth annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards gala will take place on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at BRIC in Brooklyn, New York. The Critics Choice Association (CCA) will once again be honoring the finest achievements in documentaries, released in theaters, on TV and on major digital platforms, as determined by the voting of qualified CCA members. 

In addition to the 16 award categories listed below, a special new honor – The Pennebaker Award – will be presented to legendary documentarian Frederick Wiseman. This award is named for Critics’ Choice Lifetime Achievement Award winner D A Pennebaker, who passed away this summer.

Critics Choice Association CEO Joey Berlin notes, “For the fourth year in a row, we look forward to shining the spotlight on the outstanding documentary filmmaking of the year. We continue to highlight the importance and cultural value of documentaries and are thrilled to give the creative filmmakers the recognition and acknowledgment that they deserve.”

Stand-alone and two-part documentaries are eligible for awards consideration. To qualify for consideration, documentaries must have a theatrical or television/streaming premiere between November 1, 2018 and December 31, 2019. 

Last year, the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards introduced the Catalyst Sponsorship, a program for industry leaders to support the event. This year’s sponsors include National Geographic Documentary Films and SHOWTIME® Documentary Films.

At last year’s third annual CCDA event, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? took home the evening’s most prestigious award for Best Documentary as well as the Best Director award for Morgan Neville.  Free Solo took home the awards for Best Sports Documentary, Most Innovative Documentary and Best Cinematography. The film later received many more accolades and awards, including an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Award Categories at the fourth annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards will include:

  • Best Documentary Feature
  • Best Director
  • Best First Documentary Feature
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Narration
  • Best Score
  • Best Editing
  • Best Archival Documentary
  • Best Political Documentary
  • Best Biographical Documentary
  • Best Science and Nature Documentary
  • Best Sports Documentary
  • Best Music Documentary
  • Best Documentary Short
  • Most Compelling Living Subject
  • Most Innovative Documentary

Nomination committee deliberations will begin on Monday, September 23, with nominations announced on Monday, October 14. Winners will be chosen by qualified members of the Critics Choice Association and announced at the fourth annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards gala on November 10, 2019 at BRIC in Brooklyn.

About CRITICS’ CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARDS
The fourth annual awards ceremony will take place Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Brooklyn, New York. The Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards will be produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment. 

November 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019: Eligibility Period
October 14, 2019: Nominations Announcement
November 10, 2019: Awards Gala

About CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS
The Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards are an off-shoot of The Critics’ Choice Awards, which are bestowed annually by CCA to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement. Historically, the Critics’ Choice Awards are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations. 

The CW will partner with CCA as the exclusive broadcast home for the 25th annual Critics’ Choice Awards. Accolades for the finest achievements in both movies and television will be presented as part of a three-hour ceremony on The CW on January 12, 2020. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com.

About FREDERICK WISEMAN
Frederick Wiseman is a director of 43 films, primarily focusing on American institutions. In 2018, he was the Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University. In 2016 he received an Honorary Award for lifetime achievement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Directors. He is a MacArthur Fellow, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has won numerous awards, including four Emmys. In recent years, he directed Beckett’s Happy Days and Vasily Grossman’s The Last Letter at the Comédie Française in Paris, and The Last Letter at Theatre for a New Audience in New York. A ballet inspired by his first film, Titicut Follies (1967), premiered at the New York University Skirball Theater in 2017.

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“Queer Eye” Leads Winners Of The Inaugural Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards

June 3rd, 2019

“QUEER EYE” LEADS WINNERS OF THE INAUGURAL CRITICS’ CHOICE REAL TV AWARDS

Leah Remini Receives First Ever Impact Award at Loni Love Hosted Ceremony

Netflix Tops Networks with Nine Awards
Show Will Air on VH1 on Sunday, June 9

Los Angeles (June 2, 2019) – 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.  Television’s brightest shined at the gala event, which 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.

“Queer Eye” led the winners, taking home four awards for Ensemble Cast in an Unscripted SeriesLifestyle Show: Fashion/BeautyMale 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.

Created to give the thriving, ever-evolving genre critical attention and support, the BTJA- and NPACT-developed awards show was adapted from, and replaced, the NPACT Impact Awards held last year.

Bob Bain and Joey Berlin served as Executive Producers.  Ed Martin serves as President of the BTJA.  John Ford is General Manager of NPACT, where Michelle Van Kempen is Head of Policy & Development.  Tiny Horse was on board as Social Media Producer.  The BFCA and BTJA are represented by Dan Black of Greenberg Traurig.

About BFCA/BTJA
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) is a partner organization to the Broadcast Film Critics Association and is made up of TV, Radio and Internet journalists who cover television on a regular basis. The two groups will join to present the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, honoring the finest achievements in film and scripted television, on January 12, 2020 on The CW Television Network.  For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com.

About NPACT
NPACT serves as the voice for the non-fiction creative community, helping producers tackle the challenges they face in an age of media disruption, and offering a forum for producers to address critical business issues. NPACT’s 100+ member companies collectively produce the majority of all non-fiction content for US broadcast, cable television and digital platforms, and NPACT membership encompasses production companies of all sizes, as well as allied services companies. The organization maintains offices in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.  Visit www.NPACT.org for more information.

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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 REAL 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


Announcing The Nominees for the Inaugural Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards

May 6th, 2019

VH1’S “RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE” LEADS FIRST EVER “CRITICS’ CHOICE REAL TV AWARDS” NOMINATIONS

NETFLIX LEADS NETWORKS WITH 33 POSSIBLE WINS

VH1 CONFIRMED AS MEDIA PARTNER FOR INAUGURAL AWARDS SHOW HONORING NONFICTION AND REALITY CONTENT

Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards Takes Place Sunday, June 2 in Beverly Hills

 

Los Angeles (May 6, 2019) – The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) and NPACT, the trade organization serving the producers of nonfiction entertainment content, unveiled today the nominees for the inaugural Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards, which recognize excellence in nonfiction, unscripted and reality programming across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms.  Additionally, they announced VH1 as their media partner who will air the show on Sunday, June 9.

The awards ceremony takes place Sunday, June 2 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1) leads this year’s field with five nominations including Competition Series,  Ensemble Cast in an Unscripted Series, Female Star of the Year (Michelle Visage), Male Star of the Year (RuPaul Charles), and Show Host (RuPaul Charles).  Additionally, “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked!” (VH1) earned a nod of its own for Unstructured Series.

Netflix’s “Queer Eye” follows close behind with four nominations for Ensemble Cast in an Unscripted Series, Lifestyle Show: Fashion/Beauty, Male Star of The Year (Jonathan Van Ness), and Structured Series. Two other Netflix programs, “Our Planet,” and “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” were nominated for three awards each: the former for Animal/Nature Show, Limited Documentary Series, and Male Star of The Year (David Attenborough), and the latter for Female Star of the Year (Marie Kondo), Lifestyle Show: Home/Garden, and Structured Series.  The streaming platform leads this year’s network tally with 33 total nominations.

“There is such a tremendous amount of great reality programming, and we are thrilled to be recognizing this vital segment of the television world alongside our wonderful partners at NPACT,” said BFCA President and Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards executive producer Joey Berlin.  “And to be reunited with our friends at VH1 ensures that this ceremony will be a night for guests, and viewers, to remember!”

Added NPACT General Manager John Ford, “It is beyond gratifying to see NPACT – an organization conceived just five years ago as a voice for the unscripted creative community – now fully engaged with the BFCA in a robust awards program celebrating all facets of nonfiction content, entertainment and production. We’re honored to be in this endeavor with Joey, Bob and VH1 as they deliver this exciting new awards show to the myriad fans of our genre.”

Created to give the thriving, ever-evolving genre critical attention and support, the BTJA- and NPACT-developed awards show is adapted from, and replaces, the NPACT Impact Awards held last year. In addition to the critics’ choices, the show will feature two fan-voted awards, and three peer-selected awards given to those who have made significant contributions to the industry.

Bob Bain and Joey Berlin will serve as Executive Producers.  Tiny Horse is on board as Social Media Producer. The BFCA and BTJA are represented by Dan Black of Greenberg Traurig.

To apply for PRESS credentials for this event, interested outlets can visit:

PRESS CREDENTIAL – Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards
DEADLINE:  FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2019

To apply for PUBLICIST credentials for this event, interested publicists can visit:

PUBLICIST CREDENTIAL – Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards
DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2019

About BFCA/BTJA
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) is a partner organization to the Broadcast Film Critics Association and is made up of TV, Radio and Internet journalists who cover television on a regular basis. The two groups recently joined to present the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, honoring the finest achievements in film and scripted television, on January 13 on The CW Television Network.  For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com.

About NPACT
NPACT serves as the voice for the non-fiction creative community, helping producers tackle the challenges they face in an age of media disruption, and offering a forum for producers to address critical business issues. NPACT’s 100+ member companies collectively produce the majority of all non-fiction content for US broadcast, cable television and digital platforms, and NPACT membership encompasses production companies of all sizes, as well as allied services companies. The organization maintains offices in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.  Visit www.NPACT.org for more information.

CONTACTS:

Andy Gelb / Elyse Weissman
SLATE PR (for BFCA/BTJA)
[email protected] / [email protected]
310-461-0111

Leslie Oren
Babygrande PR (for NPACT)
[email protected]
310-300-3195

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NOMINATIONS FOR 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 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

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

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)

 

NOMINEES BY PROGRAM FOR THE INAUGURAL CRITICS’ CHOICE REAL TV AWARDS

9 Months with Courteney Cox (Facebook Watch) – 1

Short Form Series

Access (NBCUniversal TV/Syndicated) – 1

Entertainment News Show

Amanda to the Rescue (Animal Planet) – 1

Animal/Nature Show

America’s Got Talent: The Champions (NBC) – 1

Competition Series: Talent/Variety

American Ninja Warrior (NBC) – 1

Sports Show

Bar Rescue (Paramount Network) – 1

Business Show

Betrayed (ID) – 1

Crime/Justice Show

Biography Presents: History, Herstory (HISTORY) – 1

Short Form Series

Born This Way (A&E) – 2

Relationship Show

Unstructured Series

Build (AOL) – 1

Live Show

Busy Tonight (E!) – 1

Show Host (Busy Philipps)

Carpool Karaoke: The Series (AppleTV) – 1

Short Form Series

Cash Cab (Discovery) – 1

Game Show

Chef’s Table (Netflix) – 1

Ongoing Documentary Series

Chopped (Food Network) – 1

Culinary Show

Comeback Kids (The Dodo) – 1

Short Form Series

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Netflix) – 2

Show Host (Jerry Seinfeld)

Talk Show

Common Knowledge (Game Show Network) – 1

Game Show

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (Netflix) – 2

Crime/Justice Show

Limited Documentary Series

Crikey! It’s The Irwins (Animal Planet) – 1

Ensemble Cast in an Unscripted Series

Dating Around (Netflix) – 1

Relationship Show

Deadliest Catch (Discovery) – 1

Unstructured Series

Dodo Heroes (Animal Planet) – 1

Animal/Nature Show

Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC) – 1

Female Star of the Year (Sandra Lee)

Dynasties (BBC America) – 1

Animal/Nature Show

E! News (E!) – 1

Entertainment News Show

Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC) – 1

Game Show

Entertainment Tonight (CBS Television/syndicated) – 1

Entertainment News Show

 

Expedition Unknown (Discovery) – 1

Travel/Adventure Show

Extra (Warner Bros. TV/Syndicated) – 1

Entertainment News Show

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS) – 1

Late-Night Talk Show

Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back (Fox) -1

Business Show

Hollywood Game Night (NBC) – 1

Game Show

Home Town (HGTV) – 1

Lifestyle Show: Home/Garden

Hostile Planet (National Geographic) – 1

Animal/Nature Show

In Pursuit with John Walsh (ID) – 1

Crime/Justice Show

Inside Edition (CBS Television/Syndicated) – 1

Entertainment News Show

Intervention (A&E) – 1

Unstructured Series

Jeopardy! (CBS Television/Syndicated) – 1

Game Show

La Voz (Telemundo) – 1

Live Show

Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy (Netflix) – 1

Travel/Adventure Show

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) – 1

Late-Night Talk Show

Lip Sync Battle (Paramount Network) – 2

Structured Series

Female Star of The Year (Chrissy Teigen)

Losers (Netflix) – 1

Sports Show

Love It or List It (HGTV) – 1

Lifestyle Show: Home/Garden

Magic for Humans (Netflix) – 1

Structured Series

Making a Murderer: Part 2 (Netflix) – 1

Crime/Justice Show

Making It (NBC) – 1

Competition Series

Many Sides of Jane (A&E) – 1

Unstructured Series

Married at First Sight (Lifetime) – 1

Relationship Show

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

Talk Show

Nailed It! (Netflix) – 2

Culinary Show

Female Star of The Year (Nicole Byer)

Our Planet (Netflix) – 3

Animal/Nature Show

Limited Documentary Series

Male Star of The Year (David Attenborough)

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (Netflix) – 1

Male Star of The Year (Hasan Minhaj)

POV (PBS) – 1

Ongoing Documentary Series

Project Runway (Bravo) – 2

Competition Series

Lifestyle Show: Fashion/Beauty

Project Runway All-Stars (Lifetime) – 1

Lifestyle Show: Fashion/Beauty

Property Brothers (HGTV) – 1

Lifestyle Show: Home/Garden

Punk (Epix) – 1

Limited Documentary Series

Queer Eye (Netflix) – 4

Ensemble Cast in an Unscripted Series

Lifestyle Show: Fashion/Beauty

Male Star of The Year (Jonathan Van Ness)

Structured Series

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO) – 1

Sports Show

Red Table Talk (Facebook Watch) – 1

Talk Show

RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1) – 5

Competition Series

Ensemble Cast in an Unscripted Series

Female Star of The Year (Michelle Visage)

Male Star of The Year (RuPaul Charles)

Show Host (RuPaul Charles)

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked! (VH1) – 1

Unstructured Series

Salt Fat Acid Heat (Netflix) – 2

Culinary Show

Female Star of The Year (Samin Nosrat)

Say Yes to the Dress (TLC) – 1

Lifestyle Show: Fashion/Beauty

Selling Sunset (Netflix) – 1

Business Show

Shark Tank (ABC) – 2

Business Show

Structured Series

Shut Up and Dribble (Showtime) – 1

Limited Documentary Series

So You Think You Can Dance (Fox) – 2

Competition Series: Talent/Variety

Live Show

Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix) – 2

Male Star of the Year (Phil Rosenthal)

Travel/Adventure Show

Sunderland ’Til I Die (Netflix) – 1

Sports Show

Surviving R. Kelly (Lifetime) – 1

Limited Documentary Series

Survivor: David vs. Goliath (CBS) – 1

Competition Series

Talking Dead (AMC) – 1

Interactive Show

The Bachelor (ABC) – 1

Relationship Show

The Circus: Inside the Wildest Political Show on Earth (Showtime) – 1

Ongoing Documentary Series

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central) – 1

Late-Night Talk Show

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Between the Scenes (Comedy Central) – 1

Short Form Series

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Warner Bros. TV/Syndicated) – 1

Talk Show

The Great British Baking Show (PBS) – 1

Culinary Show

The Great Food Truck Race (Food Network) – 1

Travel/Adventure Show

The Innocent Man (Netflix) – 1

Crime/Justice Show

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

Late-Night Talk Show

Show Host (James Corden)

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS) – 2

Late-Night Talk Show

Show Host (Stephen Colbert)

The Masked Singer (Fox) – 1

Competition Series: Talent/Variety

The Real Housewives of New York City (Bravo) – 1

Ensemble Cast in an Unscripted Series

The View (ABC) – 1

Talk Show

The Voice (NBC) – 2

Competition Series: Talent/Variety

Live Show

The Voyager with Josh Garcia (NBC) – 1

Travel/Adventure Show

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (Netflix) – 3

Female Star of the Year (Marie Kondo)

Lifestyle Show: Home/Garden

Structured Series

Top Chef (Bravo) – 2

Competition Series

Culinary Show

T-Pain’s School of Business (Fuse) – 1

Business Show

Trading Spaces (TLC) – 2

Ensemble Cast in an Unscripted Series

Lifestyle Show: Home/Garden

United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell (CNN) – 1

Ongoing Documentary Series

Vice (HBO) – 1

Ongoing Documentary Series

Warriors of Liberty City (Starz) – 1

Sports Show

Watch What Happens With Andy Cohen (Bravo) – 1

Interactive Show

Who Do You Think You Are? (TLC) – 1

Structured Series

Wife Swap (Paramount Network) – 1

Relationship Show

World of Dance (NBC) – 1

Competition Series: Talent/Variety

Yellowstone Live (National Geographic) – 1

Live Show

You vs. Wild (Netflix) – 1

Interactive Show

 

NOMINEES BY NETWORK FOR THE INAUGURAL CRITICS’ CHOICE REAL TV AWARDS

Netflix – 33

NBC – 10

CBS – 5

Bravo – 7

VH1 – 6

A&E – 5

FOX – 5

TLC – 5

ABC – 4

Paramount Network – 4

Animal Planet – 3

CBS Television/Syndicated – 3

Discovery – 3

HBO – 3

HGTV – 3

Investigation Discovery – 3

Lifetime – 3

Comedy Central – 2

E! – 2

Facebook Watch – 2

Food Network – 2

National Geographic – 2

PBS – 2

Showtime – 2

Warner Bros. Television/Syndicated – 2

AMC – 1

AOL – 1

Apple TV – 1

BBC America – 1

CNN – 1

Epix – 1

Fuse – 1

Game Show Network – 1

HISTORY – 1

NBCUniversal Television/Syndicated – 1

Starz – 1

TBS – 1

Telemundo – 1

The Dodo – 1


Announcing the categories and submissions guidelines for the first-ever Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards

February 12th, 2019

BROADCAST TELEVISION JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION AND NPACT UNVEIL CATEGORIES, SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES FOR INAUGURAL
“CRITICS’ CHOICE REAL TV AWARDS” TAKING PLACE SUNDAY, JUNE 2

Submissions Open Monday, March 4; Nominations to be Announced Monday, May 6

Awards Show Honoring Nonfiction and Reality Content to be Held at Beverly Hilton Hotel

Los Angeles (February 12, 2019) – The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) and NPACT, the trade organization serving the producers of nonfiction entertainment content, unveiled today the categories and submissions guidelines for the first-ever Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards, which recognize excellence in nonfiction, unscripted and reality programming across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms.  The awards show takes place Sunday, June 2 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Created to give the thriving, ever-evolving genre critical attention and support, the BTJA- and NPACT-developed awards show is adapted from, and replaces, the NPACT Impact Awards held last year.  The new event also will recognize leaders in the industry.

In addition to the critics’ choices, the show will feature two fan-voted awards, and three peer-voted awards, that will be given to those who have made significant contributions to the industry. 

Submission Guidelines can be found at http://realtvsubmissions.criticschoice.com/

Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards categories are:

  • Best Competition Series
  • Best Competition Series: Talent/Variety
  • Best Structured Series
  • Best Unstructured Series
  • Best Ongoing Documentary Series
  • Best Limited Documentary Series
  • Best Short Form Series
  • Best Interactive Show
  • Best Live Show
  • Best Talk Show
  • Best Late Night Talk Show
  • Best Entertainment News Show
  • Best Culinary Show  
  • Best Game Show
  • Best Travel/Adventure Show
  • Best Business Show
  • Best Animal/Nature Show
  • Best Crime/Justice Show
  • Best Sports Show
  • Best Relationship Show
  • Best Lifestyle Show: Home/Garden
  • Best Lifestyle Show: Fashion/Beauty
  • Best Ensemble Cast in an Unscripted Series
  • Best Show Host
  • Male Star of the Year (FAN VOTED)
  • Female Star of the Year (FAN VOTED)

The timeline for the Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards is as follows:

  • Submissions Open: Monday, March 4, 2019
  • Deadline for Early Submission Fee Discount: Sunday, March 17, 2019
  • Deadline for Submissions: Sunday, April 14, 2019
  • Nominations Announced: Monday, May 6, 2019
  • Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards: Sunday, June 2, 2019

Bob Bain and Joey Berlin will serve as Executive Producers.

About BFCA/BTJA

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) is a partner organization to the Broadcast Film Critics Association and is made up of TV, Radio and Internet journalists who cover television on a regular basis. The two groups recently joined to present the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, honoring the finest achievements in film and scripted television, on January 13 on The CW Television Network.  For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com.

About NPACT

NPACT serves as the voice for the non-fiction creative community, helping producers tackle the challenges they face in an age of media disruption, and offering a forum for producers to address critical business issues. NPACT’s 100+ member companies collectively produce the majority of all non-fiction content for US broadcast, cable television and digital platforms, and NPACT membership encompasses production companies of all sizes, as well as allied services companies. The organization maintains offices in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.  Visit www.NPACT.org for more information.

CONTACTS:

Andy Gelb / Elyse Weissman
SLATE PR (for BFCA/BTJA)
[email protected] / [email protected]
310-461-0111

Leslie Oren
Babygrande PR (for NPACT)
[email protected]
310-300-3195


Critics’ Choice Awards Announce Mulit-Year Partnership With Swiss Watch Maison François Borgel

January 10th, 2019

(Los Angeles, CA – January 10, 2019) – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced today a multi-year partnership with Swiss Watch Maison François Borgel Genève.  This year, François Borgel Genève will provide customized watches to Critics’ Choice Awards nominees in the following categories: Best Director; Best Actor; Best Actress; Best Supporting Actor; Best Supporting Actress; and Best Cinematography.

“We are thrilled to partner with the BFCA and BTJA for the prestigious Critics’ Choice Awards and look forward to building a long-lasting relationship. François Borgel Genève hopes to bring value by expanding our partnership with the Critics’ Choice Awards in the future,” said Dimitri Vorontsov, President & CEO of François Borgel Genève.

“What an honor it is to be working alongside such a distinguished and innovative brand!  We are so excited to build this relationship over the coming years, and to be able to give our nominees a beautiful, and timeless, gift,” said BFCA President Joey Berlin.

The Critics’ Choice Awards will be broadcast live on The CW Network on Sunday, January 13th, from 7 – 10 p.m. ET (delayed PT).

“Critics’ Choice Awards” are bestowed annually by the BFCA and BTJA to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement.  The BFCA is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 300 television, radio and online critics. BFCA members are the primary source of information for today’s film-going public. BTJA is the collective voice of journalists who regularly cover television for TV viewers, radio listeners and online audiences. Historically, the “Critics’ Choice Awards” are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations.

The 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards show will be produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment.  The BFCA and BTJA are represented by Dan Black of Greenberg Traurig and WME. 

ABOUT FRANÇOIS BORGEL
François Borgel – Maison d’Horlogerie de Genève Depuis 1887.
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François Borgel is a leader and innovator among the Swiss manufacturers and the creator of the first waterproof watch during the late 1800s, with adopters such as Longines and IWC.

A true pioneer who fused fashion of the day with new radical designs, François Borgel launched the emergence of a classic showcase, a walk through time. With immense heritage, there is a lasting legacy through the founder’s daughter Louisa Borgel. The tradition continued, supplying famous manufacturers including the illustrious Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin.

 Now, François Borgel stands true to its heritage and delivers only the finest quality Swiss Made watches in the modern era.

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From inception to finish, all François Borgel watches are built to original design concepts and exacting standards.  After a successful design review the watch evolves through a series of processes involving part selection, assembly, quality assurance and final packaging.

These processes are all carried out using traditional skills coupled with today’s modernized working tools. Highest quality touch and feel are at the core of the company’s products, with attention to details being completed by hand.

In their completed form, François Borgel watches are subject to an extensive quality assurance process to maintain the company’s high exacting standards.

The result is a modern superior high precision product that is descended from traditional roots. All of the company’s products are infused with the passion and dedication of its staff, which is the hallmark of François Borgel.

In this constant pursuit of excellence François Borgel is proud to certify that its watches comply with the official regulations set by the Swiss Federal Council, the highest standards of watchmaking.

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Ph: 1.310.554.8984 / 1.833.FBORGEL 

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About BFCA/BTJA
The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 300 television, radio and online critics. The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) is a partner organization to the BFCA and includes TV, radio and Internet journalists who cover television on a regular basis. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com.

Follow the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards on Twitter and Instagram @CriticsChoice and on Facebook/CriticsChoiceAwards.

About The CW:
THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK launched in 2006 as America’s fifth broadcast network, with programming targeting younger viewers, a demographic highly sought after by advertisers. The CW, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, broadcasts a six-night, 12-hour primetime lineup, Sunday through Friday. The CW’s primetime programming is also available to stream for free, without authentication, on the ad-supported cwtv.com and The CW app, now available on every major OTT platform. In daytime, The CW broadcasts a Monday through Friday afternoon block, and a three-hour Saturday morning kids block. The CW’s digital network, CW Seed, launched in 2013, and offers original short-form digital content as well as past seasons of fan-favorite television series. For more information about the network and its programming, visit www.cwtvpr.com.

CONTACTS:
Andy Gelb/Elyse Weissman
SLATE PR
310-461-0111
[email protected] / [email protected]slate-pr.com 

Jodi Karp
The CW
818-977-2609
[email protected]


Presenters Announced for the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

January 9th, 2019

VIOLA DAVIS AND THE CAST OF THE BIG BANG THEORY TO PRESENT SPECIAL AWARDS AT
THE 24TH ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

AWKWAFINA, ANGELA BASSETT, KRISTEN BELL, TED DANSON, AMERICA FERRERA, STEPHAN JAMES, NICOLE KIDMAN, KIKI LAYNE, EUGENE LEVY, RICKY MARTIN, CHRISSY METZ, MANDY MOORE, SARAH SILVERMAN,

BEN STILLER, AND MORE ALSO JOIN THE BROADCAST

GALA EVENT, HOSTED BY TAYE DIGGS, WILL AIR LIVE ON THE CW NETWORK SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2019 FROM THE BARKER HANGAR IN SANTA MONICA

(Los Angeles, CA – January 9, 2019) – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced today the star-studded line up of presenters who will take the stage during the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.  Previous #SeeHer Award recipient Viola Davis will present this year’s honoree, Claire Foy, with her #SeeHer Award.  The cast of “The Big Bang Theory,” including Mayim Bialik, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Jim Parsons, and Melissa Rauch will be on hand to recognize show creator Chuck Lorre with the Critics’ Choice Creative Achievement Award, just in time to celebrate the show’s final season.  Additional stars from some of this year’s favorite films and television shows who will present throughout the evening include Awkwafina, Angela Bassett, Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, Nina Dobrev, Winston Duke, America Ferrera, Sara Gilbert, Josh Hutcherson, Stephan James, Jameela Jamil, Nicole Kidman, Joel Kinnaman, KiKi Layne, Eugene Levy, Justina Machado, Ricky Martin, Jeanine Mason, Chrissy Metz, Mandy Moore, Olivia Munn, Catherine O’Hara, Edgar Ramirez, Haley Lu Richardson, Sarah Silverman, Cole Sprouse, Ben Stiller, and Bradley Whitford.  They all join previously announced host Taye Diggs

The Critics’ Choice Awards will be broadcast live on The CW Network on Sunday, January 13th, from 7 – 10 p.m. ET (delayed PT).

“Critics’ Choice Awards” are bestowed annually by the BFCA and BTJA to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement.  The BFCA is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 300 television, radio and online critics. BFCA members are the primary source of information for today’s film-going public. BTJA is the collective voice of journalists who regularly cover television for TV viewers, radio listeners and online audiences. Historically, the “Critics’ Choice Awards” are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations. 

The 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards show will be produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment.  The BFCA and BTJA are represented by Dan Black of Greenberg Traurig and WME.

About BFCA/BTJA
The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 300 television, radio and online critics. The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) is a partner organization to the BFCA and includes TV, radio and Internet journalists who cover television on a regular basis. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com. 

Follow the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards on Twitter and Instagram @CriticsChoice and on Facebook/CriticsChoiceAwards.

About The CW:
THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK launched in 2006 as America’s fifth broadcast network, with programming targeting younger viewers, a demographic highly sought after by advertisers. The CW, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, broadcasts a six-night, 12-hour primetime lineup, Sunday through Friday. The CW’s primetime programming is also available to stream for free, without authentication, on the ad-supported cwtv.com and The CW app, now available on every major OTT platform. In daytime, The CW broadcasts a Monday through Friday afternoon block, and a three-hour Saturday morning kids block. The CW’s digital network, CW Seed, launched in 2013, and offers original short-form digital content as well as past seasons of fan-favorite television series. For more information about the network and its programming, visit www.cwtvpr.com.  

CONTACTS:
Andy Gelb/Elyse Weissman
SLATE PR
310-461-0111
[email protected] / [email protected] 

Jodi Karp
The CW
818-977-2609
[email protected]


Taye Diggs To Host 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

January 3rd, 2019

TAYE DIGGS TO HOST 24TH ANNUAL
CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

GALA EVENT WILL AIR LIVE ON THE CW NETWORK SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2019
FROM THE BARKER HANGAR IN SANTA MONICA

(Los Angeles, CA – January 3, 2019) – Acclaimed film, television, and stage star Taye Diggs will host the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards, the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced today.  Diggs is currently starring in The CW drama “All American” and was recently seen in the romantic comedy “Set It Up.”

As previously announced, Best Supporting Actress nominee Claire Foy will accept the #SeeHer Award, while Chuck Lorre, creator of such acclaimed TV comedies as “The Big Bang Theory,” “Mom,” “Young Sheldon” and “The Kominsky Method” (which all received Critics’ Choice Award nominations last month), will receive the Critics’ Choice Creative Achievement Award.

The star-studded Critics’ Choice Awards will be broadcast live on The CW Network on Sunday, January 13th, from 7 – 10 p.m. ET (delayed PT).

“I am truly honored and ridiculously excited to be hosting the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, especially since, as an actor, I recognize what a vital role the critics play in the entertainment industry today,” said Diggs.  “We are all looking forward to a big night celebrating the best of the best in TV and film!”

“We are thrilled to have Taye hosting this year’s ceremony,” said BFCA President Joey Berlin.  “Taye is a star of both film and television, plus his illustrious stage career makes him especially qualified to lead our show.  He promises to infuse the Critics’ Choice Awards with his infectious charm and humor, and enrich what already promises to be a memorable night!”

In The CW’s new drama “All American,” Taye Diggs plays Billy Baker, the head coach of Beverly High’s football team, who can’t let go of his glory days in the NFL. He recruits Spencer (Daniel Ezra) from South Crenshaw, maybe because he sees himself in Spencer, maybe because he wants to win, or maybe a bit of both.

Diggs recently starred in the romantic comedy “Set It Up” opposite Zoey Deutch and Lucy Liu. He also completed the independent film “River Runs Red,” featuring John Cusack and George Lopez.

He was most recently seen on season four of “Empire” as Angelo Dubois. Diggs starred in three seasons of “Murder in the First,” alongside Kathleen Robertson. For his role in the series, Diggs earned a 2014 NAACP Image Award nomination in the category of “Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series.”

His television credits include “Private Practice” (NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor), “Rosewood,” “The Good Wife,” “Daybreak,” “Kevin Hill” (NAACP Image Award for Best Actor– Television), “Ally McBeal,” “Will & Grace,” “Ed,” “The West Wing,” “New York Undercover” and “Law & Order.”

Earlier this year, Diggs and collaborator Shane Evans released their third children’s book, “I Love You More Than.” This book is a follow up to his first two children’s books, “Chocolate Me” and “Mixed Me!,” through Macmillan Publishers.

An acclaimed stage actor, Diggs was the first African American to star as the title role on Broadway in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” Additional theatre credits include “A Soldier’s Play” (Second Stage Theatre), “Wicked,” “Chicago,” “The Wild Party” (Manhattan Theatre Club), “Rent” and “Carousel.”

Diggs’ film credits include “The Best Man Holiday,” “Baggage Claim,” “Rent,” “Chicago,” “Brown Sugar,” “Equilibrium,” “Basic,” “The Way of the Gun,” “The Best Man,” “Just a Kiss,” “The House on Haunted Hill,” “Go,” “Drum,” “Cake” and “Malibu’s Most Wanted.”

“Critics’ Choice Awards” are bestowed annually by the BFCA and BTJA to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement.  The BFCA is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 300 television, radio and online critics. BFCA members are the primary source of information for today’s film-going public. BTJA is the collective voice of journalists who regularly cover television for TV viewers, radio listeners and online audiences. Historically, the “Critics’ Choice Awards” are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations.

The 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards show will be produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment.  The BFCA and BTJA are represented by Dan Black of Greenberg Traurig and WME.

To apply for PRESS credentials for this event, interested outlets can visit:
PRESS CREDENTIAL – 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards
DEADLINE:  THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2019 

To apply for PUBLICIST credentials for this event, interested publicists can visit:
PUBLICIST CREDENTIAL – 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards
DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019

About BFCA/BTJA

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 300 television, radio and online critics. The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) is a partner organization to the BFCA and includes TV, radio and Internet journalists who cover television on a regular basis. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com.

Follow the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards on Twitter and Instagram @CriticsChoice and on Facebook/CriticsChoiceAwards.

About The CW:

THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK launched in 2006 as America’s fifth broadcast network, with programming targeting younger viewers, a demographic highly sought after by advertisers. The CW, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, broadcasts a six-night, 12-hour primetime lineup, Sunday through Friday. The CW’s primetime programming is also available to stream for free, without authentication, on the ad-supported cwtv.com and The CW app, now available on every major OTT platform. In daytime, The CW broadcasts a Monday through Friday afternoon block, and a three-hour Saturday morning kids block. The CW’s digital network, CW Seed, launched in 2013, and offers original short-form digital content as well as past seasons of fan-favorite television series. For more information about the network and its programming, visit www.cwtvpr.com 

CONTACTS:

Andy Gelb/Elyse Weissman
SLATE PR
310-461-0111
[email protected] / [email protected]

Jodi Karp
The CW
818-977-2609
[email protected]


Inaugural ‘Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards’ Honoring Nonfiction And Reality Content

November 16th, 2018

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BROADCAST TELEVISION JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION AND NPACT JOIN FOR INAUGURAL “CRITICS’ CHOICE REAL TV AWARDS” HONORING NONFICTION AND REALITY CONTENT

Awards Show to Take Place Sunday, June 2, 2019

Los Angeles, CA (November 16, 2018) – The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) and NPACT, the trade organization serving the producers of nonfiction entertainment content, announced today they have joined forces and will spin off the Critics’ Choice Awards “Reality Show” categories to create a brand new, stand-alone awards show dedicated to nonfiction, unscripted and reality television content.

The inaugural Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards will take place Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.  Bob Bain and Joey Berlin will serve as Executive Producers.

Collaborating on an event that gives the thriving, ever-evolving genre its due respect and support, the BTJA- and NPACT-developed awards show recognizes excellence in nonfiction, unscripted and reality programming across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. Adapted from and replacing the first NPACT Impact Awards held earlier this year, the new event also will recognize leaders in the industry with awards highlighting careers and honoring lifetime achievements.

The Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards categories will be announced in January.

“The time has come for the best nonfiction, unscripted and reality television programming to have its own, large-scale awards show, which recognizes the fact that superlative creative work is being done in this area,” said BFCA President and Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards executive producer Joey Berlin. “The industry has matured over the last two decades, and nonfiction and reality have never been more relevant. They deserve their own night of celebration.”

Added NPACT General Manager John Ford, “The community of creative entrepreneurs that inspired NPACT drives our industry to expand its influence. As the producers of this compelling content across myriad genres, we are honored to work with BTJA to launch this robust awards program.”

To ensure the integrity of the awards, BTJA will monitor all awards submissions and select the nominees in all competitive categories. NPACT will lead the selection of non-competitive discretionary awards. A call for submissions in all competitive categories will take place in early 2019. A blue ribbon nominating committee made up of BTJA members with expertise in nonfiction, unscripted and reality television will determine the nominees, who will be announced in early May. Winners will be chosen by a vote of the BTJA membership and announced at the Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards gala on June 2.  Submission details and official show categories will be announced in January.


About BFCA/BTJA

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) is a partner organization to the Broadcast Film Critics Association and is made up of TV, radio and Internet journalists who cover television on a regular basis. The two groups will again join to present the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards, honoring the finest achievements in film and scripted television, on January 13 on The CW Television Network.  For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com.


About NPACT

NPACT serves as the voice for the non-fiction creative community, helping producers tackle the challenges they face in an age of media disruption, and offering a forum for producers to address critical business issues. With 100+ member companies, including production companies of all sizes, as well as allied services companies, NPACT members collectively produce the majority of all non-fiction content for US broadcast, cable television and digital platforms. NPACT maintains offices in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.


CONTACTS:

Andy Gelb
SLATE PR
310-461-0111, [email protected] 

Leslie Oren
Babygrande PR (for NPACT)
310-300-3195, [email protected]


Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Named Best Documentary At Third Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

November 10th, 2018

WON’T YOU BE BY NEIGHBOR? NAMED BEST DOCUMENTARY
AT THIRD ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARDS

MORGAN NEVILLE WINS BEST DIRECTOR

FREE SOLO TAKES HOME THREE AWARDS

(Brooklyn, NY – November 10, 2018) – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced the winners of the third annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards tonight at a gala event, hosted by Bill Nye at BRIC in Brooklyn.

“As the documentary world is exploding with great works, we are thrilled to shine a light on the best of the best,” said BFCA President Joey Berlin. “In The Year of the Documentary this was a very special night celebrating the giants in our business and some amazing newcomers.”

During the awards show, filmmaker Michael Moore was honored with the Critics’ Choice Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Robert De Niro. Renowned documentarian Stanley Nelson was honored with the Critics’ Choice Impact Award, presented by Joe Berlinger, who received the same honor last year.

Presenters and attendees at the gala event included Rashida Jones, Pamela Adlon, Matt Dillon, Natasha Lyonne, Steve James, D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus, Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, Bing Liu, and Morgan Neville.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? took home the evening’s most prestigious award for Best Documentary as well as Best Director for Morgan Neville and the award for Best Editing.

Free Solo took home the award for Best Sports Documentary, the award for Best Innovative Documentary and was honored for Best Cinematography.

The award for Best Limited Documentary Series went to The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling.

The Best Ongoing Documentary Series award went to Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.

The Best Political Documentary winner was RBG.

Quincy took home the award for Best Music Documentary.

There was a tie for Best First Time Director between Bing Liu for Minding the Gap and Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster for Science Fair.

Host Bill Nye lead the celebration of this year’s honorees for Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary  — Scotty Bowers (Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG), Alex Honnold (Free Solo), Joan Jett (Bad Reputation), Quincy Jones (Quincy), David Kellman and Bobby Shafran (Three Identical Strangers), John McEnroe (John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection) and Leon Vitali (Filmworker).

This year, the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards introduced the Catalyst Sponsorship, a program for industry leaders to support the event. The inaugural sponsors included Focus Features, National Geographic Documentary Films, Netflix, CNN FIlms, and CuriosityStream.

The Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards are determined by qualified members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), and feature multiple categories across both television and film.

About CRITICS’ CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARDS
The third annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards honor the finest achievement in documentary features and non-fiction television. The nominees are determined by two committees, made up of BFCA and BTJA members with a background and expertise in the documentary field, chaired by Jennifer Merin and Christopher Campbell. Winners are chosen from among the nominees by a vote of qualified members of the BFCA and BTJA. The third annual awards ceremony is produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com.

The eligibility period for the third annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards runs from January 1, 2018 and includes any film or television program scheduled to premiere on or before December 31, 2018.

About CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS
The Critics’ Choice Awards are bestowed annually by the BFCA and BTJA to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement. The BFCA is the largest film critics’ organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 300 television, radio and online critics. BFCA members are the primary source of information for today’s film-going public. BTJA is the collective voice of journalists who regularly cover television for TV viewers, radio listeners and online audiences. Historically, the Critics’ Choice Awards are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations.

The CW will partner with the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) as the exclusive home to The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. Accolades for the finest achievements in both movies and television will be presented as part of a three-hour ceremony on The CW on Sunday, January 13, 2019. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com

About BFCA/BTJA
The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 300 television, radio and online critics. The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) is a partner organization to the BFCA and includes TV, radio and Internet journalists who cover television on a regular basis. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com

About CURIOSITYSTREAM
Launched by Discovery Communications founder and media visionary John Hendricks, CuriosityStream is the award-winning global streaming and on demand destination that ignites the world’s curiosity. Immersive experiences showcase world-class filmmakers, stunning visuals, and unrivaled storytelling with the best in science, nature, history, technology, society, and lifestyle documentary features and series. With over 1,800 binge-worthy titles, including exclusive originals, many in Ultra HD 4K, CuriosityStream is available to watch on most devices and platforms worldwide.

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WINNERS OF THE THIRD ANNUAL
CRITICS’ CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARDS

Best Documentary: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Best Limited Documentary Series: The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling

Best Ongoing Documentary Series: Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

Best Director: Morgan Neville for Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Best First Time Director: TIE: Bing Liu for Minding the Gap, and Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster for Science Fair

Best Political Documentary: RBG

Best Sports Documentary: Free Solo

Best Music Documentary: Quincy

Most Innovative Documentary: Free Solo

Best Cinematography: Free Solo

Best Editing: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

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