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“The Voice,” “No Reservations” take Critics’ Choice TV Awards

Dancing and singing competitions, as well as Anthony Bourdain (pictured), were winners with the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, which gave out awards to U.S. reality series and hosts on June 18.
June 19, 2012

Dancing and singing competitions, as well as CNN host Anthony Bourdain (pictured), were winners with the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, which gave out awards to U.S. reality series and hosts yesterday (June 18).

The second annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards named Travel Channel’s Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations the best reality series winner, beating out fellow nominees A&E’s Hoarders, History’s Pawn Stars, TLC’s Sister Wives, CBS’s Undercover Boss and FOX’s Kitchen Nightmares.

Meanwhile, in the competition reality series category, NBC’s The Voice bested AMC’s The Pitch, ABC’s Shark Tank, Food’s Chopped, CBS’s The Amazing Race and Fox’s So You  Think You Can Dance.

There was a tie for the best reality show host, with both Tom Bergeron, host of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars; and Cat Deely, presenter for FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance taking the prize.

The duo beat America’s Got Talent’s Nick Cannon, The Amazing Race‘s Phil Keoghan and RuPaul’s Drag Race‘s RuPaul.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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