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“Hoarders,” “Undercover Boss” vie for Critics’ Choice prize

Hoarders (pictured), Pawn Stars, Sister Wives and Undercover Boss are among the shows that will be battling for the Best Reality Series prize at the second annual Critics' Choice Awards in LA later this month.
June 6, 2012

Hoarders (pictured), Pawn Stars, Sister Wives and Undercover Boss are among the shows that will be battling for the Best Reality Series prize at the second annual Critics’ Choice Awards later this month.

Also competing in the category are Fox series Kitchen Nightmares and Travel Channel series Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.

The nominees were unveiled by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), an offshoot of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, and the winner will be announced on the evening of June 18 at a gala awards dinner in LA.

In the other two non-fiction categories, the nominees for Best Reality Series – Competition are AMC’s The Pitch, ABC’s Shark Tank, NBC’s The Voice, Food’s Chopped, CBS’s The Amazing Race and Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance.

Meanwhile, the nominees for Best Reality Show Host are Dancing with the Stars‘ Tom Bergeron, America’s Got Talent‘s Nick Cannon, So You Think You Can Dance‘s Cat Deeley, The Amazing Race‘s Phil Keoghan and RuPaul’s Drag Race‘s RuPaul.

RuPaul heads into the latter category having last week won the Best Host prize at Realscreen’s Factual Entertainment Awards in Santa Monica.

“We are very excited by these nominations, reflecting the amazing diversity and creativity that is exploding on the small screen today,” said Joey Berlin, acting president of BTJA.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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