ESPN’s five-part documentary series O.J.: Made in America won the Oscar for best documentary feature during the 89th Academy Awards.
The Reality TV Awards are in their fourth year of recognizing reality TV stars and shows. Their producers explain how they work and respond to criticism.
The Emmy for best reality competition program went to The Voice again. Mark Burnett—the target of joking criticism from Jimmy Kimmel—accepted and stumbled.
The winners of reality TV-related Emmy Awards will nearly all be ignored Sunday night, during the big telecast on ABC. It’s time to change that.
A full list of the Emmy-winning reality TV and nonfiction television show winners, who were announced during the Creative Arts Emmy awards.
The Netflix series Making a Murderer has won the Television Critics Association award for outstanding achievement in reality television. Among the shows it beat were E!’s I Am Cait, PBS’ broadcast of The Great British Baking Show, and CBS’ Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance. Making a Murderer directors and producers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos accepted the award. Demos spoke and started by acknowledging “the incredible other nominees… continue reading
The Television Academy announced nominees for the 68th annual Emmy Awards, and in the reality TV categories, there were new shows and new people nominated.
Nominations for the 2016 TCA Awards, presented by the Television Critics Association, have been announced, and include eight nominations for reality shows.
Emmy nomination voting began yesterday, and as part of that process, the Television Academy has released its nominating ballots, showing all of the people and television shows eligible for nominations, in addition to technical categories, such as cinematography, directing, and editing. The lists below represent the unscripted shows and hosts who are eligible to be nominated… continue reading
The day before its ninth season premiere, The Voice won its second Emmy, meaning The Amazing Race did not win its 11th Emmy. The outstanding reality competition Emmy was the only unscripted category presented at the prime-time Emmy telecast, because Hollywood fails to see a significant portion of television as deserving of its time (and, yes,… continue reading
The Creative Arts Emmys were held last night, and the results were just about as predictable as the nominees. Shark Tank, Deadliest Catch, Anthony Bourdain, and Jane Lynch all won Emmys, just like they did last year. Although the winners are mostly strong programs, they also represent sameness: Anthony Bourdain, Jane Lynch, Deadliest Catch, again,… continue reading
The Television Critics Association has given two TCA awards to unscripted series, The Chair and The Jinx. Also in nonfiction, the award for outstanding achievement in news and information went to HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. The Chair, Starz’s exceptionally crafted documentary series that followed two filmmakers as they produced films from the… continue reading
Once again, it’s time for that special time of year when the Television Academy celebrates the best in television by copying and pasting the same nominees as last year. Yes, in their infinite wisdom, members have chosen from 194 shows and 56 hosts and selected pretty much the exact same ones as last year. Once… continue reading
The Television Academy revealed the 2015 Emmy nomination ballots today, which list those people or shows deemed eligible for an award in a certain category. What follows are four lists that I’ve painstakingly typed, each of which include all the potential nominees for the following categories: reality show host, unstructured reality show, structured reality show,… continue reading
The Television Critics Association Awards nominees have just been revealed, and finally, there is once again a non-competition series among the nominees: Starz’ The Chair, a show truly deserving of recognition as outstanding television. The TCA Award nominees for outstanding achievement in reality programming are: The Amazing Race, CBS The Chair, Starz Dancing with the… continue reading