Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards

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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


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]