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8th Annual Reality TV Awards

Since 2013, The Reality TV Awards has awarded people in front and behind the cameras in all areas in the world of unscripted television. Network, Cable and Streaming shows and stars are eligible every year and the vote is  worldwide with an average of 2,000,000 votes in all categories. The 8th Annual Reality TV Awards take place in the Spring of 2021.
 

Mission Statement

The Reality Television Awards supports, examines and redefines the art of reality in media by rewarding excellence, encouraging experimentation and recognizing that the public is the heart of our industry. We embrace the spirit of fun and camaraderie which is an inherent part of what makes this industry great. We value the rich diversity of programming that puts reality in media on the leading edge of entertainment.

History

Executive Producers Kristen Moss and Andrew Ward started the Reality Awards in 2012 to support, examine and redefine the art of reality in media by rewarding excellence, encouraging experimentation and recognizing that the public is the heart of our industry. The Reality Television Awards embrace the spirit of fun and camaraderie which is an inherent part of what makes this industry great. The RTVAs value the rich diversity of programming that puts reality on the leading edge of entertainment.

“According to The Hollywood Reporter, in 2019 more than 75% of cable TV’s 25 highest rated original series were Non-Fiction shows. We’re excited to give our industry something to celebrate during these uncertain times,” said Moss & Ward.

Winners of note have been Ellen DeGeneres accepting for “Best Game Show” and Steve Harvey for “Best Host” in 2019; Leah Remini, recipient of “Reality Queen” in 2015 and “Best Host” in 2018, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, recipient of “Reality Crossover Talent” in 2016, Gordon Ramsay receiving “Best Host” in 2015 and RuPaul claiming “Best Host” over President Donald Trump in 2016. Deadliest Catch holds the longest winning streak in any single category: “Bad Ass Crew” four years in a row. Abby Lee Miller of Dance Moms has been the recipient of “Best Villain” from 2014-2016 and Pit Bulls and Parolees took “Feel Good Show” the past three years straight.

Constantly expanding and changing, the Reality Television Awards started a Humanitarian Award that eventually birthed the Reality TV Hall of Fame. President Donald Trump was the recipient of the “Humanitarian Award" in 2014 received on his behalf by The Apprentice & Celebrity Big Brother star Omarosa Manigault-Newman. Hall of Fame inductees also include Heidi and Spencer Pratt in 2015 and Janice Dickinson in 2016. It has re-birthed the Hall of Fame recipient in 2020, who will be named soon.

Past Reality Television Awards hosts have been Michelle Visage of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Matt Iseman of American Ninja Warrior, Jonathan Bennett of Cake Wars, and Melissa Peterman of Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition.

Follow the Reality Television Awards on social media at @RealityAwardsTV or trend #RTVAs

 

What is Reality?

Reality is any and everything we can experience and reflect upon. Reality is the every day moments, great and small, from from birth to death. Reality is the challenges, successes and failures of our shared experience. To experience the real is to know what it’s like to hope, to have faith, to be challenged, to love, know heartache and to reflect on the passage of time from youth to old age. Reality is found in exotic places, the homes of the elite, the kitchens of your local eateries, the halls of your schools and in your own backyard. The real is in the here and now.

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6th Annual Reality Television Awards – Presenters & Appearances
Winners to be announced this Sunday June 9th, 2019 at 8:00pmPST/11:00pmEST
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LOS ANGELES (June 4, 2019) –With almost 2 million votes from 125 different countries, the winners in the 6th Annual Reality Television Awards (#RTVAs) will be revealed this Sunday night June 9th, 2019 at 8:00pmPST/11:00pmEST at RTVAs.com

Confirmed presenters & appearances are Ellen DeGeneres (NBC’s Game of Games), Steve Harvey (ABC’s Celebrity Family Feud), Andy Cohen (Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live), Ne-Yo & Derek Hough (NBC’s World of Dance), Howie Mandel (NBC’s America’s Got Talent), Lisa Vanderpump (Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules), Kandi Burruss (Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta & CBS’ Celebrity Big Brother), Kevin O’Leary (ABC’s Shark Tank), DJ Pauly D & Vinny Guadagnino (MTV’s Jersey Shore: Family Vacation), Drew & Jonathan Scott (HGTV’s Property Brothers), Carson Kressley (VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race), Colton Underwood (ABC’s The Bachelor) Kat Tat (VH1’s Black Ink Crew Chicago) and Tia Torres (Animal Planet’s Pit Bulls & Parolees). Also participating, cast members from Netflix Queer Eye, NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, CBS’ Big Brother, Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules, Universal Kids’ Top Chef Junior & American Ninja Warrior Junior, VH1’s RuPaul's Drag Race and a special open from the new cast of Nickelodeon’s Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader.

Networks and productions companies submitted over 100 reality shows for consideration in the 20 categories for the
6th Annual Reality TV Awards.

Leading the pack with 5 nominations is VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race followed by a four-way tie with 4 nominations each: NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, Animal Planet’s Pit Bulls and Parolees, CBS’ Big Brother and Discovery’s Gold Rush.

NBC leads the pack with 16 nominations, CBS has 13, VH1 claims 10 and Bravo and Discovery both have 8 each.

Executive Producers Kristen Moss and Andrew Ward started the Reality Awards in 2012 to support, examine and redefine the art of reality in media by rewarding excellence, encouraging experimentation and recognizing that the public is the heart of our industry. The Reality Television Awards embrace the spirit of fun and camaraderie which is an inherent part of what makes this industry great. The RTVAs value the rich diversity of programming that puts reality on the leading edge of entertainment.

Winners of note have been Leah Remini, recipient of “Reality Queen” in 2015 and “Best Host” in 2018, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, recipient of “Reality Crossover Talent” in 2016, Gordon Ramsay receiving “Best Host” in 2015 and RuPaul claiming “Best Host” over President Donald Trump in 2016. Deadliest Catch holds the longest winning streak in any single category: “Bad Ass Crew” four years in a row. Abby Lee Miller of Dance Moms has been the recipient of “Best Villain” from 2014-2016 and Pit Bulls and Parolees took “Feel Good Show” the past three years straight.

Constantly expanding and changing, the Reality Television Awards started a Humanitarian Award that eventually birthed the Reality TV Hall of Fame. President Donald Trump was the recipient of the “Humanitarian Award" in 2014 received on his behalf by The Apprentice & Celebrity Big Brother star Omarosa Manigault-Newman. Hall of Fame inductees also include Heidi and Spencer Pratt in 2015 and Janice Dickinson in 2016.

Past Reality Television Awards hosts have been Michelle Visage of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Matt Iseman of American Ninja Warrior and The Celebrity Apprentice, Jonathan Bennett of Cake Wars, Dancing with the Stars and Mean Girls, and Melissa Peterman of The Singing Bee, Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition, Baby Daddy and Reba.


 

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6th Annual Reality Television Awards - Digital Announcement
Winners to be announced Sunday June 9th, 2019 at 8:00pmPST/11:00pmEST
Live.RTVAs.com

LOS ANGELES (May 28, 2019) – The worldwide public voting ballot for the 6th annual Reality TV Awards concluded on March 19, 2019. With almost 2 million votes from 125 different countries, the winners have been tallied and will be revealed on Sunday June 9, 2019 at 8:00pmPST/11:00pmEST at Live.RTVAs.com

Networks and productions companies submitted over 100 reality shows for consideration in the 20 categories for the
6th Annual Reality TV Awards. The shows had to air more than 50% of the episodes between April 1st 2017 and March 31st, 2018. After submissions were narrowed down by the industry members of “We Work In Reality TV”, the final nominees were announced and the public vote commenced at Vote.RTVAs.com

Leading the pack with 5 nominations is VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race followed by a four-way tie with 4 nominations each: NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, Animal Planet’s Pit Bulls and Parolees, CBS’ Big Brother and Discovery’s Gold Rush.

Regarding networks, NBC leads the pack with 16 nominations, CBS has 13, VH1 claims 10 and Bravo and Discovery both have 8 each.

Executive Producers Kristen Moss and Andrew Ward started the Reality Awards in 2012 to support, examine and redefine the art of reality in media by rewarding excellence, encouraging experimentation and recognizing that the public is the heart of our industry. The Reality Television Awards embrace the spirit of fun and camaraderie which is an inherent part of what makes this industry great. The RTVAs value the rich diversity of programming that puts reality on the leading edge of entertainment.

Winners of note have been Leah Remini, recipient of “Reality Queen” in 2015 and “Best Host” in 2018, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, recipient of “Reality Crossover Talent” in 2016, Gordon Ramsay receiving “Best Host” in 2015 and RuPaul claiming “Best Host” over President Donald Trump in 2016. Deadliest Catch holds the longest winning streak in any single category: “Bad Ass Crew” four years in a row. Abby Lee Miller of Dance Moms has been the recipient of “Best Villain” from 2014-2016 and Pit Bulls and Parolees took “Feel Good Show” the past three years straight.

Constantly expanding and changing, the Reality Television Awards started a Humanitarian Award that eventually birthed the Reality TV Hall of Fame. President Donald Trump was the recipient of the “Humanitarian Award" in 2014 received on his behalf by The Apprentice & Celebrity Big Brother star Omarosa Manigault-Newman. Hall of Fame inductees also include Heidi and Spencer Pratt in 2015 and Janice Dickinson in 2016.

Past Reality Television Awards hosts have been Michelle Visage of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Matt Iseman of American Ninja Warrior and The Celebrity Apprentice, Jonathan Bennett of Cake Wars, Dancing with the Stars and Mean Girls, and Melissa Peterman of The Singing Bee, Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition, Baby Daddy and Reba.

Follow the Reality Television Awards on social media at @RealityAwardsTV or trend #RTVAs

For more information including sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at info@RTVAS.com
For talent inquiries, please contact the Co-EP and Head of Talent, John Barra at John@RTVAs.com