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NPACT, BTJA set categories and guidelines for Critics Choice Real TV Awards

Non-fiction entertainment trade organization NPACT and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) have unveiled the categories and submission guidelines for the Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards. As announced in November, the ...
February 12, 2019

Non-fiction entertainment trade organization NPACT and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) have unveiled the categories and submission guidelines for the Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards.

As announced in November, the inaugural 2019 show will honor programming from broadcast, cable and streaming platforms, as well as executives through awards highlighting career and lifetime achievements. The awards will replace last year’s NPACT Impact Awards.

Bob Bain and Joey Berlin will serve as executive producers.

Submission guidelines are now available on the Critic’s Choice Real TV Awards website.

The Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards categories are as follows:

  • Best Competition Series
  • Best Competition Series: Talent/Variety
  • Best Structured Series
  • Best Unstructured Series
  • Best Ongoing Documentary Series
  • Best Limited Documentary Series
  • Best Short Form Series
  • Best Interactive Show
  • Best Live Show
  • Best Talk Show
  • Best Late Night Talk Show
  • Best Entertainment News Show
  • Best Culinary Show
  • Best Game Show
  • Best Travel/Adventure Show
  • Best Business Show
  • Best Animal/Nature Show
  • Best Crime/Justice Show
  • Best Sports Show
  • Best Relationship Show
  • Best Lifestyle Show: Home/Garden
  • Best Lifestyle Show: Fashion/Beauty
  • Best Ensemble Cast in an Unscripted Series
  • Best Show Host
  • Male Star of the Year (fan voted)
  • Female Star of the Year (fan voted)

Submissions will open March 4. The deadline for early submission fee discount is March 17, and April 14 for standard submissions.

Nominations will be announced May 6, and the Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards will be held on June 2 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

About The Author
Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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