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“Hoarders,” “Undercover Boss” vie for Critics’ Choice prize

Hoarders (pictured), Pawn Stars, Sister Wives and Undercover Boss are among the shows that will be battling for the Best Reality Series prize at the second annual Critics' Choice Awards in LA later this month.
June 6, 2012

Hoarders (pictured), Pawn Stars, Sister Wives and Undercover Boss are among the shows that will be battling for the Best Reality Series prize at the second annual Critics’ Choice Awards later this month.

Also competing in the category are Fox series Kitchen Nightmares and Travel Channel series Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.

The nominees were unveiled by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), an offshoot of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, and the winner will be announced on the evening of June 18 at a gala awards dinner in LA.

In the other two non-fiction categories, the nominees for Best Reality Series – Competition are AMC’s The Pitch, ABC’s Shark Tank, NBC’s The Voice, Food’s Chopped, CBS’s The Amazing Race and Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance.

Meanwhile, the nominees for Best Reality Show Host are Dancing with the Stars‘ Tom Bergeron, America’s Got Talent‘s Nick Cannon, So You Think You Can Dance‘s Cat Deeley, The Amazing Race‘s Phil Keoghan and RuPaul’s Drag Race‘s RuPaul.

RuPaul heads into the latter category having last week won the Best Host prize at Realscreen’s Factual Entertainment Awards in Santa Monica.

“We are very excited by these nominations, reflecting the amazing diversity and creativity that is exploding on the small screen today,” said Joey Berlin, acting president of BTJA.

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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