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7th Annual Reality Television Awards – Winners

- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wins Outstanding Host for NBC’s The Titan Games
- Jennifer Lopez & Derek Hough named Reality Queen & Reality King for NBC’s World of Dance
- Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson & John Legend win Best Judging Panel for NBC’s The Voice
- 495 Productions awarded Best Production Company
- FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen receives Overall Show


LOS ANGELES (June 24, 2020)  

The winners were announced tonight in the 7th Annual Reality Television Awards (#RTVAs) at RTVAs.com.  

Notable winners were Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson accepting for Outstanding Host (NBC’s The Titan Games), Jennifer Lopez and Derek Hough for Reality Queen & Reality King (NBC’s World of Dance), Amy Poehler was on hand to accept New Show (NBC’s Making It), Simon Cowell representing its third win for Best Competition Show (NBC’s America’s Got Talent), Kodi Lee, winner of NBC’s America’s Got Talent was chosen for Outstanding Reality TV Moment, Jazz Jennings and the entire cast accepted Docu-Series (TLC’s I Am Jazz), and the biggest award of the night, Overall Show was accepted by Arthur Smith of A. Smith & Co. Productions (with a little cameo by Gordon Ramsay) for FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen.

NBC’s The Voice was awarded Best Judging Panel, MTV’s Floribama Shore for Best Returning Cast, TLC’s Drag Me Down The Aisle won for Lifestyle Show, NBC’s Hollywood Game Night & World of Dance won Feel Good Show and Best Editing respectively, while Facebook Watch’s I Want My Stuff Back won for Digital Reality Series. Discovery’s Deadliest Catch took back its winning streak for Bad Ass Crew. TLC’s Dr. Pimple Popper was voted as best Guilty Pleasure and Animal Planet’s The Aquarium was rewarded Unique Concept, and both Creative Challenge and Best New Cast went to NBC’s The Titan Games.

Young reality tv stars were represented too: Nickelodeon’s Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader took Outstanding Game Show with newly-added category Kids Reality Series going to Universal Kids’ American Ninja Warrior Junior.

NBC led the pack with 11 wins and TLC brought home 3. For production companies, both Fremantle and A. Smith & Co. Productions tied for the most with 5, but 495 Productions received the statuette for Best Production Company.

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… even during a pandemic. We could not have pulled this off without the enthusiasm of our incredible team: John Barra, Co-EP, David S. Robert, Art Director - Branding & Creative Producer - Branding and Constantin Preda, Editor.” said Moss & Ward.


To view the entire show, full list of winners, statuette orders and to submit for the 8th Annual Reality TV Awards 2021,
visit RTVAS.com.

 

7th Annual Reality Television Awards – Presenters & Appearances
Winners to be announced Wednesday June 24th, 2020 at 7:00pmPST/10:00pmEST at RTVAs.com


LOS ANGELES (June 11, 2019) –Winners of the 7th Annual Reality Television Awards (#RTVAs) will be revealed Wednesday
night June 24th, 2020 at 7:00pmPST/10:00pmEST at RTVAs.com


Confirmed presenters & appearances are: Kandi Burruss (FOX’s The Masked Singer & Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta), Leah
Remini (A&E’s Scientology & The Aftermath), James Charles (YouTube’s Instant Influencer), Matt Iseman & Akbar Gbaja-
biamila (NBC’s American Ninja Warrior), Dr. Sandra Lee (TLC’s Dr. Pimple Popper), Jazz Jennings (TLC’s I Am Jazz), Joanne
& GiaNina Paleontonio (Lifetime’s Dance Moms), Wendi McClendon-Covey (ABC’s The Goldbergs & Quibi’s Reno 911),
Michele Fitzgerald (CBS’ Survivor: Winners at War), Jackson Michie & Holly Allen (CBS’s Big Brother), Jordan Wiseley & Tori
Deal (MTV’s The Challenge), Dayna Kathan (Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules), Adam Thorn & Rob “Caveman” Alleva (History’s
Kings of Pain), Geoffrey Mac & Nancy Volpe Beringer (Bravo’s Project Runway), Nina West (VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race),
Melissa Peterman (Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America), Nick Uhas (Netflix’s Blown Away), Che Spiotta (FOX’s MasterChef
Junior winner), Brad Rutter (ABC’s Jeopardy! The Greatest Of All Time). Also participating, both winners from NBC’s Making It
and The Titan Games, MTV’s Jersey Shore: Family Vacation and Floribama Shore, FOX’s Ultimate Tag, Universal Kids’
American Ninja Warrior Junior, TLC’s Drag Me Down The Aisle and Mila & Emma, Instagram Stars.
With musical segments from Jake Hoot, winner of NBC’s The Voice and Kodi Lee, winner of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, and a
special appearance by the 2020 Reality TV Awards Hall of Fame recipient, the iconic Tiffany “New York” Pollard.

 

Networks and productions companies submitted 77 reality shows for consideration in the 22 categories for the 7th Annual Reality TV Awards. Leading the pack with 10 nominations each is last year’s winner for “Docu-Series”, MTV’s Jersey Shore: Family Vacation as well as last year’s winner for “Best Judging Panel”, NBC’s World of Dance. VH1’s Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Party Challenge follows with 8 and NBC’s Songland with 7. Also of note, a three-way tie with 6 nominations each: last year’s “Feel Good Show” recipient, NBC’s American Ninja Warrior and new NBC entries Making It and The Titan Games.
 

Regarding networks, NBC leads the pack with 45 nominations, MTV has 15, TLC claims 10, Discovery has 9 and Bravo and VH1
both have 8 each. 495 Productions leads the pack in most production company nominations with 23, followed by A. Smith & Co.
Productions with 20 and Universal Alternative Studio and Fremantle, each with 13.


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,” says 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

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7th Annual Reality Television Awards - Digital Show
Winners to be announced Wednesday June 24th, 2020 at 7:00pmPST/10:00pmEST

Live.RTVAs.com

LOS ANGELES (May 26, 2020) – The worldwide public voting ballot for the 7th annual Reality TV Awards concluded on
May 8, 2020 and winners will be revealed on Wednesday June 24, 2020 at 7:00pmPST/10:00pmEST at Live.RTVAs.com
Networks and productions companies submitted 77 reality shows for consideration in the 22 categories for the
7th Annual Reality TV Awards. The shows had to air more than 50% of their episodes between July 1st 2018 and July 31st, 2019.

 

After industry members of the “Reality TV Academy” narrowed submissions down, the final nominees were
announced and the public vote commenced at RTVAs.com

 

Leading the pack with 10 nominations each is last year’s winner for “Docu-Series”, MTV’s Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
as well as last year’s winner for “Best Judging Panel”, NBC’s World of Dance. VH1’s Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Party
Challenge follows with 8 and NBC’s Songland with 7. Also of note, a three-way tie with 6 nominations each: last year’s
“Feel Good Show” recipient, NBC’s American Ninja Warrior and new NBC entries Making It and The Titan Games. Regarding networks, NBC leads the pack with 45 nominations, MTV has 15, TLC claims 10, Discovery has 9 and Bravo and VH1 both have 8 each. 495 Productions leads the pack in most production company nominations with 23, followed by A. Smith & Co. Productions with 20 and Universal Alternative Studio and Fremantle, each with 13.

 

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,”
says 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 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
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