Kim Kardashian named Personality of the Year for Factual Entertainment Awards

The star of Keeping Up with the Kardashians will be inducted into the realscreen Factual Entertainment Awards Hall of Fame during the ceremony in Santa Monica on May 30.
May 8, 2012

When it comes to reality television, one would be challenged to think of another star who continues to generate as much buzz as Kim Kardashian. Thus, as part of its third annual Factual Entertainment Awards ceremony in Santa Monica on May 30, realscreen will induct Ms. Kardashian into the Factual Entertainment Awards Hall of Fame as Personality of the Year.

The TV star, entrepreneur, fashion designer and best-selling author first burst onto the scene in 2007, with the debut of her hit E! Entertainment reality series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The show follows the exploits of the Kardashian/Jenner family, which includes father Bruce Jenner, mom Kris Jenner, Kim, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian Odom, Robert Kardashian, and younger sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner.

Recently wrapping its sixth season, the show is the highest-rated program on the E! Network. She also stars alongside her sister Kourtney in Kourtney and Kim Take New York.

Most recently, Kardashian shared her wedding with the world in a two-part special, Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event. The special ranks as E!’s most-watched event to date, bringing in 10.5 million viewers. E! Entertainment has recently renewed Keeping Up with the Kardashians for three more seasons.

Kardashian’s official website,, gets six million page views a month, making it the fastest growing celebrity blog on the web. She also has more than 10 million followers on Twitter, putting her atop reality’s social media A-list.

“I’m honored to be recognized by realscreen with this award,” said Kardashian. “I’m blessed to have a career where I work with my family every day and I can’t believe that we’re already shooting season seven of our show. Thank you for this recognition.”

The inaugural Personality of the Year award was presented at last year’s Factual Entertainment Awards to Kiss bassist/singer Gene Simmons, star of A&E’s Gene Simmons Family Jewels. The award is given to individuals who have made their mark on the factual entertainment/reality landscape.

Thom Beers, executive producer and CEO at Original Productions, will also be inducted into the Factual Entertainment Awards Hall of Fame this year. The ceremony will take place during the upcoming Realscreen West conference, to be held at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica on May 30 and 31. For more information, click here.


About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.