Press Release: May 30, 2019
Winners to be announced Sunday June 9th, 2019 at 8:00pmPST/11:00pmEST
Live.RTVAs.com 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.
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