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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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