“The Voice,” “Amy” among Critics’ Choice winners

NBC's The Voice (pictured), ABC's Shark Tank and Asif Kapadia's Amy were among the unscripted and documentary winners at the 21st annual Critics' Choice Awards.
January 18, 2016

NBC’s The Voice (pictured), ABC’s Shark Tank and Asif Kapadia’s Amy were among the unscripted and documentary winners at the 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards.

At an awards ceremony held in Santa Monica last night (January 17) and broadcast across A&E, Lifetime and LMN, talent competition series The Voice walked away with the Best Reality Show – Competition award. The series is produced by Mark Burnett‘s One Three Media, Warner Horizon Television and Talpa Content USA.

Elsewhere, entrepreneurial reality series Shark Tank, which recently wrapped its seventh season, was bestowed with Best Structured Reality Show honors. The series is exec produced by Mark Burnett and based on the Japanese format Money Tigers, known internationally as Dragon’s Den.

Taking the Best Documentary Feature prize was Kapadia’s Amy, which last week scored an Academy Award nomination.

Other notable winners include Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, which was named Best Talk Show, and returns to HBO’s line-up for its third season on February 14; Bravo’s James Lipton, who won Best Reality Show Host for Inside the Actors Studio; and CNN’s Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, who took home the Best Unstructured Reality Show prize.

The awards – which honor the best in cinematic and television achievement – were distributed by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association.

The 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards were produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment.

The full list of winners can be viewed here.

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