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“Skywire Live,” “Deadliest Catch” triumph at 2014 Realscreen Awards

Discovery's long-running series Deadliest Catch picked up five prizes at the Realscreen Awards in Santa Monica tonight (June 4), with RuPaul's Drag Race and Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda (pictured) among the other winners.
June 4, 2014

Discovery’s long-running series Deadliest Catch picked up five prizes at the Realscreen Awards in Santa Monica tonight (June 4), with RuPaul’s Drag Race and Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda (pictured) among the other winners.

Deadliest Catch cleaned up in the technical categories, taking awards for best editing, directing and music, as well as the Docureality prize and the Award of Excellence – Reality.

Meanwhile, Logo show RuPaul’s Drag Race was victorious in the Competition – Talent and Studio-Based Program category; as well as the Best Host/Presenter category, recognizing RuPaul Andre Charles.

Also a double winner was Channel 4′s Rebuilding the World Trade Center, which took the prizes for Best Cinematography and Non-Fiction – Social Issues and Current Affairs Program.

Elsewhere, live stunt special Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda won the prizes for Digital and Branded Content – Multi-Platform Project; and for Most Original Concept. High wire walker Wallenda also won the prize for Personality of the Year, as previously reported.

Other award winners included Discovery Channel’s All the President’s Men Revisited, which won for Non-Fiction – History and Biographical Program; CBS’s The Amazing Race, which triumphed in the Competition – Game category; and NBC’s Million Second Quiz, which won in the new category of Competition – Shiny Floor Game Show.

Finally, and as previously announced, Undercover Boss creator Stephen Lambert was inducted into the Realscreen Hall Of Fame; A+E Networks president and CEO Nancy Dubuc received the inaugural Television Trailblazer award; and Wallenda was named Personality of the Year.

The full list of award winners, who were honored during the first day of Realscreen West 2014, follows below:

COMPETITION – GAME

The Amazing Race
Produced by: World Race Productions
Broadcaster: CBS

COMPETITION – LIFESTYLE

Iron Chef America
Produced by: Triage Entertainment
Broadcaster: Food Network

COMPETITION – TALENT AND STUDIO-BASED PROGRAM

RuPaul’s Drag Race
Produced by: World of Wonder Productions
Broadcaster: Logo TV

COMPETITION – SHINY FLOOR GAME SHOW

Million Second Quiz
Produced by: Studio Lambert, all3media america and Universal Television
Broadcaster: NBC

LIFESTYLE – FOOD

Choccywoccydoodah: Starstruck
Produced by: TwoFour
Broadcaster: Good Food Channel – UKTV

LIFESTYLE – HEALTH AND WELL BEING

Oprah’s Lifeclass
Produced by: Harpo Studios
Broadcaster: OWN – The Oprah Winfrey Network

LIFESTYLE – DESIGN

Écho-Logis (Greenest Stories)
Produced by: TV ONLY
Broadcaster: France 5

LIFESTYLE – HOME

Vanilla Ice Goes Amish
Produced by: Juma Entertainment
Broadcaster: DIY Network

DIGITAL AND BRANDED CONTENT – MULTI-PLATFORM PROJECT

Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda
Produced by: Discovery Channel, Discovery Digital Media and the Discovery Agency (digital); Peacock Productions (linear)
Broadcaster: Discovery Channel

DIGITAL AND BRANDED CONTENT – BRAND-FUNDED PROGRAM

Verses and Flow
Produced by: McMann, Tate & Stephens
Broadcaster: TV One

DIGITAL AND BRANDED CONTENT – WEB SERIES

Casualties of the Gridiron
Produced by: Conde Nast Entertainment and Football Film
Broadcaster: GQ Channel

NON-FICTION – ARCHIVE-BASED PROGRAM

JFK: The Final Hours
Produced by: Creative Differences Productions
Broadcaster: National Geographic Channel

NON-FICTION – HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHICAL PROGRAM

All the President’s Men Revisited
Produced by: Partisan Pictures in association with Sundance Productions
Broadcaster: Discovery Channel

NON-FICTION – SOCIAL ISSUES AND CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAM

Rebuilding the World Trade Center
Produced by: Lion Television
Broadcaster: Channel 4

NON-FICTION– ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL HISTORY PROGRAM

How To Build A Planet
Produced by: BBC Television
Broadcaster: Science Channel

NON-FICTION– SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

The Incredible Bionic Man
Produced by: Darlow Smithson Productions
Broadcaster: Smithsonian Channel

NON-FICTION– ARTS AND CULTURE PROGRAM

Esquire’s 80th
Produced by: World of Wonder Productions
Broadcaster: Esquire Network

REALITY – DOCUFORMAT

The Millionaire Matchmaker
Produced by: Intuitive Entertainment
Broadcaster: Bravo

REALITY – DOCUSOAP

Connected
Produced by: Koda Communications
Broadcaster: HOT

DOCUREALITY

Deadliest Catch
Produced by: Original Productions
Broadcaster: Discovery Channel

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Rebuilding the World Trade Center
Produced by: Lion Television
Broadcaster: Channel 4

BEST CASTING/TALENT/SUBJECTS

(tie)

Cast of Catfish: The TV Show
Cast of Duck Dynasty

BEST DIRECTING

Deadliest Catch
Produced by: Original Productions
Broadcaster: Discovery Channel

BEST EDITING

Deadliest Catch
Produced by: Original Productions
Broadcaster: Discovery Channel

BEST MUSIC

Deadliest Catch
Produced by: Original Productions
Broadcaster: Discovery Channel

BEST HOST/PRESENTER

RuPaul Andre Charles
RuPaul’s Drag Race

MOST ORIGINAL CONCEPT

Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda
Produced by: Discovery Channel, Discovery Digital Media and the Discovery Agency (digital); Peacock Productions (linear)
Broadcaster: Discovery Channel

MOST COMPELLING CHARACTER

“Mama June” Shannon
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – NON-FICTION

Rebuilding the World Trade Center
Produced by: Lion Television
Broadcaster: Channel 4

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – REALITY

Deadliest Catch
Produced by: Original Productions
Broadcaster: Discovery Channel

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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