Netflix Dominated the Critics Choice Real TV Awards 2020




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The Critics Choice Real TV Awards 2020 were announced today, and Netflix lead the winner’s list for titles including its unscripted series Cheer, Queer Eye, and Love is Blind, as well as the crime and justice series Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich.

Overall, Netflix took home eight wins and had the most nominations of any network or streaming service. Other big winners include RuPaul’s Drag Race (competition series), ESPN’s The Last Dance (sports show), Hulu’s Hillary (limited doc series), and HGTV’s A Very Brady Renovation (lifestyle: home/garden show). The culinary show category ended in a tie with two winners – Food Network’s Chopped and Bravo’s Top Chef.

Unfortunately, The Critics Choice Real TV Awards had to forego an in-person ceremony this year over current pandemic concerns. But you can watch the winner’s recorded acceptance speeches here.

Here are the winners for the second annual Critics Choice Real TV Awards:

Competition Series

WINNER: RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
LEGO Masters (Fox)
Making It (NBC)
Survivor (CBS)
Top Chef (Bravo)

Competition Series: Talent/Variety

WINNER: The Voice (NBC)
American Idol (ABC)
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
La Voz (Telemundo)
Songland (NBC)

Unstructured Series

WINNER: Cheer (Netflix)
Couples Therapy (Showtime)
Intervention (A&E)
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked! (VH1)
We’re Here (HBO)

Structured Series

WINNER: The World According to Jeff Goldblum (Disney+)
Encore! (Disney+)
Prop Culture (Disney+)
Queer Eye (Netflix)
Shark Tank (ABC)

Business Show

WINNER: Shark Tank (ABC)
Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back (Fox)
The Profit (CNBC)
T-Pain’s School of Business (Fuse)
Undercover Boss (CBS)

Sports Show

WINNER: The Last Dance (ESPN)
Blackballed (Quibi)
Cheer (Netflix)
Last Chance U (Netflix)
Peyton’s Places (ESPN+)
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)

Crime/Justice Series

WINNER: Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich (Netflix)
Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children (HBO)
The Innocence Files (Netflix)
The Pharmacist (Netflix)
Trial by Media (Netflix)
The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez (Netflix)

Ongoing Documentary Series

WINNER: Frontline (PBS)
Abstract: The Art of Design (Netflix)
The Circus: Inside the Craziest Political Campaign on Earth (Showtime)
Last Chance U (Netflix)

Limited Documentary Series

WINNER: Hillary (Hulu)
Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children (HBO)
Cheer (Netflix)
Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich (Netflix)
The Last Dance (ESPN)
Trial by Media (Netflix)
The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez (Netflix)

Short Form Series

Carpool Karaoke: The Series (Apple)
Comeback Kids (The Dodo)
Creating Saturday Night Live (NBC)
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Between the Scenes (Comedy Central)
The Impossible Row (Discovery)
While Black with MK Asante (Snap)

Live Show

WINNER: Chasing the Cure (TNT)
Build (Yahoo)
Live PD (A&E)
Talking Dead (AMC)
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (Bravo)

Interactive Show

WINNER: Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (Bravo)
Chasing the Cure (TNT)
Enamorándonos (Univision)
Talking Dead (AMC)

Culinary Show – TIE

WINNER (TIE): Chopped (Food Network)
WINNER (TIE): Top Chef (Bravo)

Nailed It! (Netflix)
Tournament of Champions (Food Network)
Ugly Delicious (Netflix)

Game Show

WINNER: Jeopardy!: The Greatest of All Time (ABC)
25 Words or Less (Fox/Syndicated)
Brain Games (National Geographic)
Cash Cab (Bravo)
Mental Samurai (Fox)

Travel/Adventure Series

WINNER: Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix)
Expedition Unknown (Discovery)
Extinct or Alive (Animal Planet)
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted (National Geographic)
The Great Food Truck Race (Food Network)

Animal/Nature Show

WINNER: Seven Worlds, One Planet (BBC America)
Dodo Heroes (Animal Planet)
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet (Nat Geo WILD)
Crikey! It’s the Irwins (Animal Planet)
Serengeti (Discovery)

Lifestyle: Fashion/Beauty Show

WINNER: Queer Eye (Netflix)
The Goop Lab (Netflix)
Making the Cut (Amazon)
Next in Fashion (Netflix)
Project Runway (Bravo)

Relationship Show

WINNER: Love Is Blind (Netflix)
90 Day Fiancé (TLC)
Are You the One? (MTV)
Black Love (OWN)
Couples Therapy (Showtime)

Lifestyle: Home/Garden Show

WINNER: A Very Brady Renovation (HGTV)
Celebrity IOU (HGTV)
Home (Apple TV+)
Home Town (HGTV)
Selling Sunset (Netflix)

Ensemble Cast in an Unscripted Series

WINNER: Queer Eye (Netflix)
Making the Cut (Amazon)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
A Very Brady Renovation (HGTV)
Crikey! It’s the Irwins (Animal Planet)

Female Star of The Year

WINNER: Dr. Sandra Lee – Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC)
Nicole Byer – Nailed It! (Netflix)
Dr. Orna Guralnik – Couples Therapy (Showtime)
Gwyneth Paltrow – The Goop Lab (Netflix)
Michelle Visage – RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Monica Aldama – Cheer (Netflix)

Male Star of The Year

WINNER: Jerry Harris – Cheer (Netflix)
The Fab Five – Queer Eye (Netflix)
Trevor Noah – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Between the Scenes (Comedy Central)
RuPaul Charles – RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Hasan Minhaj – Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (Netflix)
Kevin Hart – Kevin Hart: What the Fit (YouTube Originals)

Show Host

WINNER: Alex Trebek – Jeopardy! (CBS Television Distribution)
Will Arnett – Lego Masters (Fox)
RuPaul Charles – RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Jeff Goldblum – The World According to Jeff Goldblum (Disney +)
Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler – Making It (NBC)
Jeff Probst – Survivor (CBS)

Outstanding Achievement In Nonfiction Programming By A Network Or Streaming Platform

WINNER: Netflix
A+E Networks
National Geographic

Outstanding Achievement In Nonfiction Production

Anvil 1893 Entertainment
Big Fish Entertainment
Florentine Films
Kinetic Content
Smart Dog Media

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