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Inaugural Critics’ Choice TV Awards names reality winners

Wins for Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe (pictured), American Idol and a tie for best reality series marked the first Critics' Choice Television Awards non-fiction categories.
June 21, 2011

Wins for Dirty Jobs’ host Mike Rowe, American Idol and a tie for best reality series marked the first Critics’ Choice Television Awards non-fiction categories.

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), a new offshoot of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, revealed the winners in Beverly Hills, during an awards ceremony hosted by So You Think You Can Dance presenter Cat Deeley.

The best reality series category had a tie, with wins going to both A&E’s Hoarders and Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Meanwhile, in the best reality series – competition category, the award went to Fox’s American Idol.

Lastly, Mike Rowe (pictured), host of Discovery’s Dirty Jobs was awarded for getting down and dirty, nabbing the best reality show host honor.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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