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Inaugural Critics’ Choice TV Awards names reality winners

Wins for Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe (pictured), American Idol and a tie for best reality series marked the first Critics' Choice Television Awards non-fiction categories.
June 21, 2011

Wins for Dirty Jobs’ host Mike Rowe, American Idol and a tie for best reality series marked the first Critics’ Choice Television Awards non-fiction categories.

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), a new offshoot of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, revealed the winners in Beverly Hills, during an awards ceremony hosted by So You Think You Can Dance presenter Cat Deeley.

The best reality series category had a tie, with wins going to both A&E’s Hoarders and Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Meanwhile, in the best reality series – competition category, the award went to Fox’s American Idol.

Lastly, Mike Rowe (pictured), host of Discovery’s Dirty Jobs was awarded for getting down and dirty, nabbing the best reality show host honor.

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Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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