Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards 2019 Winners: ‘Queer Eye’ Snags 4 Awards

Queer Eye Tops Critics' Choice Real TV Awards
Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, and Tan France in ‘Queer Eye’ (Photo Credit: Denise Crew / Netflix)

Queer Eye topped the list of winners of the first Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards, earning four awards including Ensemble Cast and Structured Series. The Late Late Show with James Corden was the only other series to earn multiple awards at the inaugural Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards recognizing the best in nonfiction, unscripted, and reality TV.

The new awards show is presented by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) and NPACT. Winners were announced on June 2, 2019 during a celebrity-filled gala held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. The Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards hosted by comedian Loni Love will air on VH1 on Sunday, June 9, 2019.

Netflix easily led the pack with the most wins, taking home nine awards. CBS, CBS Television/Syndicated, Lifetime, NBC, and PBS earned two wins each during the first-ever Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards.

In addition to honoring the best in reality TV, the Broadcast Television Journalists Association and NPACT recognized Leah Remini with its first Impact Award. The special honor was given to acknowledge “her work on her groundbreaking series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.”

Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards Winners:

    Competition Series
    Making It (NBC)
    Project Runway (Bravo)
    WINNER: RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
    Survivor: David vs. Goliath (CBS)
    Top Chef (Bravo)

    Competition Series: Talent/Variety
    America’s Got Talent: The Champions (NBC)
    So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
    WINNER: The Masked Singer (Fox)
    The Voice (NBC)
    World of Dance (NBC)

    Unstructured Series
    WINNER: Born This Way (A&E)
    Deadliest Catch (Discovery)
    Intervention (A&E)
    Many Sides of Jane (A&E)
    RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked! (VH1)

    Structured Series
    Lip Sync Battle (Paramount Network)
    Magic for Humans (Netflix)
    WINNER: Queer Eye (Netflix)
    Shark Tank (ABC)
    Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (Netflix)
    Who Do You Think You Are? (TLC)

    Business Show
    Bar Rescue (Paramount Network)
    Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back (Fox)
    Selling Sunset (Netflix)
    WINNER: Shark Tank (ABC)
    T-Pain’s School of Business (Fuse)

    Sports Show
    WINNER: American Ninja Warrior (NBC)
    Losers (Netflix)
    Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)
    Sunderland ’Til I Die (Netflix)
    Warriors of Liberty City (Starz)

    Crime/Justice Show
    Betrayed (ID)
    WINNER: Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (Netflix)
    In Pursuit with John Walsh (ID)
    Making a Murderer: Part 2 (Netflix)
    The Innocent Man (Netflix)

    Ongoing Documentary Series
    Chef’s Table (Netflix)
    The Circus: Inside the Wildest Political Show on Earth (Showtime)
    United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell (CNN)
    Vice (HBO)

    Limited Documentary Series
    Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (Netflix)
    Our Planet (Netflix)
    Punk (Epix)
    Shut Up and Dribble (Showtime)
    WINNER: Surviving R. Kelly (Lifetime)

    Short Form Series
    9 Months with Courteney Cox (Facebook Watch)
    Biography Presents: History, Herstory (HISTORY)
    WINNER: Carpool Karaoke: The Series (Apple TV)
    Comeback Kids (The Dodo)
    The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Between the Scenes (Comedy Central)

    Live Show
    La Voz (Telemundo)
    So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
    WINNER: The Voice (NBC)
    Yellowstone Live (National Geographic)

    Interactive Show
    Talking Dead (AMC)
    WINNER: Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (Bravo)
    You vs. Wild (Netflix)

    Talk Show
    Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Netflix)
    WINNER: My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman (Netflix)
    Red Table Talk (Facebook Watch)
    The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Warner Bros. Television/Syndicated)
    The View (ABC)

    Late-Night Talk Show (TIE)
    Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)
    WINNER: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
    The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
    WINNER: The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)
    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

    Entertainment News Show
    Access (NBCUniversal Television/Syndicated)
    E! News (E!)
    WINNER: Entertainment Tonight (CBS Television/Syndicated)
    Extra (Warner Bros. Television/Syndicated)
    Inside Edition (CBS Television/Syndicated)

    Culinary Show
    Chopped (Food Network)
    Nailed It! (Netflix)
    Salt Fat Acid Heat (Netflix)
    WINNER: The Great British Baking Show (PBS)
    Top Chef (Bravo)

    Game Show
    Cash Cab (Discovery)
    Common Knowledge (Game Show Network)
    Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC)
    Hollywood Game Night (NBC)
    WINNER: Jeopardy! (CBS Television/Syndicated)

    Travel/Adventure Show
    Expedition Unknown (Discovery)
    Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy (Netflix)
    Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix)
    WINNER: The Great Food Truck Race (Food Network)
    The Voyager with Josh Garcia (NBC)

    Animal/Nature Show
    Amanda to the Rescue (Animal Planet)
    Dodo Heroes (Animal Planet)
    Dynasties (BBC America)
    Hostile Planet (National Geographic)
    WINNER: Our Planet (Netflix)

    Lifestyle Show: Fashion/Beauty
    Project Runway (Bravo)
    Project Runway All-Stars (Lifetime)
    WINNER: Queer Eye (Netflix)
    Say Yes to the Dress (TLC)

    Relationship Show (TIE)
    Born This Way (A&E)
    WINNER: Dating Around (Netflix)
    WINNER: Married at First Sight (Lifetime)
    The Bachelor (ABC)
    Wife Swap (Paramount Network)

    Lifestyle Show: Home/Garden
    Home Town (HGTV)
    Love It or List It (HGTV)
    WINNER: Property Brothers (HGTV)
    Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (Netflix)
    Trading Spaces (TLC)

    Ensemble Cast in an Unscripted Series
    Crikey! It’s The Irwins (Animal Planet)
    WINNER: Queer Eye (Netflix)
    RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
    The Real Housewives of New York City (Bravo)
    Trading Spaces (TLC)

    Show Host
    RuPaul Charles – RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
    Stephen Colbert – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)
    WINNER: James Corden – The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)
    Busy Philipps – Busy Tonight (E!)
    Jerry Seinfeld – Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Netflix)

    Female Star of The Year
    Nicole Byer – Nailed It! (Netflix)
    Marie Kondo – Tidying Up With Marie Kondo (Netflix)
    WINNER: Sandra Lee – Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC)
    Samin Nosrat – Salt Fat Acid Heat (Netflix)
    Chrissy Teigen – Lip Sync Battle (Paramount Network)
    Michelle Visage – RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

    Male Star of The Year
    David Attenborough – Our Planet (Netflix)
    RuPaul Charles – RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
    Hasan Minhaj – Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (Netflix)
    Phil Rosenthal – Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix)
    WINNER: Jonathan Van Ness – Queer Eye (Netflix)

    Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction by a Network or Streaming Platform
    Investigation Discovery (ID)
    WINNER: Netflix

    Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Production
    A. Smith & Co. Productions
    Big Fish Entertainment
    Endemol Shine North America
    WINNER: Kreativ Inc.
    The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC)