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“Chopped,” “Montage of Heck,” “Deadliest Catch” take Realscreen Awards

Parts Unknown presenter Anthony Bourdain, Food Network's Chopped and documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (pictured) were among the top winners at the Realscreen Awards in Santa Monica on Thursday (June 9).
June 9, 2016

CNN’s Parts Unknown presenter Anthony Bourdain, Food Network’s Chopped and HBO Documentary Films’ Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (pictured) were the top winners at the Realscreen Awards this evening (June 9), picking up prizes for Outstanding Host, Best Lifestyle Competition and Best Non-Fiction Arts and Culture, respectively.

As previously announced, Caitlyn Jenner, star and executive producer of E!’s I Am Cait, was honored as the Realscreen Awards’ 2016 Personality of the Year, and inducted into the organization’s Hall of Fame at the annual awards ceremony in Santa Monica, California.

“I wanted to come here today to present this award because Caitlyn’s my friend,” said actor Candis Cayne when presenting the award for Personality of the Year. “Her heart, aside from a few squabbles in politics, is in the right place. She has a long way to go, but she’s done a lot for our community and our world. Here’s to you, Caitlyn Jenner.”

Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner

“It’s been quite a year to say the least,” added Jenner in a previously recorded video message, as she was unable to attend. “I’ve learned so much and I’m glad I won  [the award] this year because after this year, I don’t have a secret left in my life. There’s nothing better in life than living your life authentically.”

Also entering Realscreen’s Hall of Fame was Paul Telegdy, president of NBC’s newly formed Alternative and Reality Group, and Brent Montgomery, founder of Leftfield Entertainment and CEO of ITV America.

In addition to winning Outstanding Achievement in Hosting, Bourdain’s Parts Unknown series also picked up the award for Best Lifestyle – Food, while HBO’s Montage of Heck from End of Movie walked away with awards for Best Music, Best Editing and Best Directing, as well as the Best Non-Fiction Arts and Culture prize and an Award of Excellence for Non-Fiction.

Meanwhile, Science Channel’s Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman picked up Best Non-Fiction Science and Technology program, while the Original Productions-made Deadliest Catch for Discovery Channel was honored with Outstanding Reality Docuformat as well as the top prize for cinematography.

Elsewhere, the Condé Nast Entertainment-, Evergreen Pictures- and GQ-produced web series Magic City took the Digital and Branded Content prize for Web Series in Non-Fiction, while World of Wonder Productions’ Untucked: RuPaul’s Drag Race took home the Digital and Branded Content award for Reality and Lifestyle.

Rounding out the evening’s multiple award-winners was History’s Alone, which won Most Compelling Character for Alan Kay, along with an award for Constructed Reality, in which it tied Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid.

For a complete list of winners, please see below:

COMPETITION – GAME/QUIZ SHOW

Hollywood Game Night
Mission Control Media, Hazy Mills
NBC

COMPETITION – LIFESTYLE

Chopped
Notional
Food Network

COMPETITION – REALITY GAME

The Amazing Race
WorldRace Productions, Inc.
CBS

COMPETITION – TALENT/STUDIO-BASED

Lip Sync Battle
Matador, Casey Patterson Entertainment
Spike

DIGITAL AND BRANDED CONTENT – BRAND-FUNDED CONTENT

The Toyota Effect
Toyota, Cinelan, 360i
YouTube

DIGITAL AND BRANDED CONTENT – WEB SERIES/PROGRAMS – NON-FICTION

Magic City
Condé Nast Entertainment, Evergreen Pictures, GQ
thescene.com

DIGITAL AND BRANDED CONTENT – WEB SERIES/PROGRAMS – REALITY & LIFESTYLE

UNTUCKED: RuPaul’s Drag Race
World of Wonder Productions
YouTube

LIFESTYLE – FOOD

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown
Zero Point Zero Production Inc.
CNN

LIFESTYLE – HEALTH & WELL BEING

Anonymous: Inside The Meeting
Meetinghouse Productions, Inc.
Discovery Life

LIFESTYLE – HOME (DESIGN, RENOVATION, ETC.)

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces
Plum Pictures
Channel 4

NON-FICTION – ARCHIVE-BASED PROGRAMMING  (a tie)

One Giant Leap
Produced by: 43 Films
American Heroes Channel

The Seventies
Playtone, Herzog & Company
CNN

NON-FICTION – ARTS & CULTURE

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
End of Movie
HBO Documentary Films

NON-FICTION – CRIME & INVESTIGATION

The Murder Detectives
Films of Record
Channel 4

NON-FICTION – ENVIRONMENTAL/NATURAL HISTORY

David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef
Atlantic Productions
BBC, ABC Australia

NON-FICTION – EVENT PROGRAMMING

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
Jigsaw Productions
HBO Documentary Films

NON-FICTION – HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL

The Making of the Mob: New York
AMC Studios, Stephen David Entertainment
AMC

NON-FICTION – SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman
Revelations Entertainment
Science Channel

NON-FICTION – SOCIAL ISSUES/CURRENT AFFAIRS

Dispatches: Escape from ISIS
An ITN Productions – Ronachan Films co-production with Evan Williams Productions and Mediadante
Channel 4

REALITY – CONSTRUCTED REALITY  (a tie)

Alone
Leftfield Pictures
History

Naked And Afraid
Renegade 83
Discovery Channel

REALITY – DOCUREALITY

Deadliest Catch
Original Productions, a FremantleMedia Company
Discovery Channel

REALITY – DOCUSOAP

I Am Jazz
is Just a Test
TLC

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Deadliest Catch

BEST HOST / PRESENTER:

Anthony Bourdain
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown

MOST COMPELLING CHARACTER

Alan Kay
Alone

BEST CASTING/TALENT/SUBJECTS and MOST ORIGINAL CONCEPT

Lip Sync Battle

BEST MUSIC, BEST EDITING and BEST DIRECTING

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: NON-FICTION

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: REALITY

Deadliest Catch

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

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