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Realscreen Awards unveils nominees for 2021 virtual edition

Realscreen is excited to reveal the nominees vying for honors at the upcoming 11th annual Realscreen Awards. The awards ceremony, which recognizes the best in unscripted and non-fiction programming from around the ...
November 23, 2020

Realscreen is excited to reveal the nominees vying for honors at the upcoming 11th annual Realscreen Awards.

The awards ceremony, which recognizes the best in unscripted and non-fiction programming from around the world across 21 genre-specific categories, will be presented virtually on Tuesday, January 26, as part of the 2021 Realscreen Summit.

For more information, visit awards.realscreen.com.

The shortlisted nominees for the 2021 Realscreen Awards, with credits supplied by submitting companies, are listed below:

COMPETITION: GAME OR QUIZ SHOW

Brain Games
Production Company: Magical Elves
Produced for: National Geographic

Don’t
Production Company: Banijay Studios North America, Maximum Effort
Produced for: ABC

The Misery Index
Production Company: Grandma’s House Entertainment, Bongo Pictures and 3Arts Entertainment
Produced for: TBS

The Wall
Production Company: Universal Television Alternative Studio, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Glassman Media, CORE Media and SpringHill Entertainment
Produced For: NBC

COMPETITION: LIFESTYLE COMPETITION

Beat Bobby Flay
Production Company: Rock Shrimp Productions
Produced for: Food Network

Making It
Production Company: Universal Television Alternative Studio, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with 3 Arts Entertainment and Paper Kite Productions
Produced For: NBC

MasterChef Australia
Production Company: Endemol Shine Australia
Produced For: Network Ten

Nailed It! Holiday!
Production Company: Magical Elves
Produced for: Netflix

COMPETITION: REALITY COMPETITION

Moonshiners: Master Distiller
Production Company: Magilla Entertainment
Produced For: Discovery Channel

Shark Tank
Production Company: MGM Television in association with Sony Pictures Television
Produced for: ABC

The Challenge
Production Company: Bunim/Murray Productions
Produced for: MTV

The Circle
Production Company: Studio Lambert, Motion Content Group
Produced for: Netflix

COMPETITION: TALENT & STUDIO-BASED 

Floor is Lava
Production Company: Haymaker Media, Gang of Wolves
Produced for: Netflix

Legendary
Production Company: Scout Productions
Produced for: HBO Max

RuPaul’s Drag Race
Production Company: World of Wonder
Produced for: VH1

The Masked Singer
Production Company: FOX Alternative Entertainment Studios
Produced for: FOX

DIGITAL CONTENT: SHORT-FORM CONTENT – NON-FICTION

Almost Famous
Production Company: Breakwater Studios
Produced for: New York Times

Blackballed
Production Company: District 33, Will Packer Media and Strike Anywhere
Produced for: Quibi

NightGowns
Production Company: Good Egg Entertainment, Electus
Produced for: Quibi

You Ain’t Got These
Production Company: Boardwalk Pictures, Hillman Grad Productions
Produced for: Quibi

DIGITAL CONTENT: SHORT-FORM CONTENT – REALITY & LIFESTYLE

Carpool Karaoke: The Series
Production Company: CBS Television Studios, Fulwell 73
Produced for: AppleTV+

Centerpiece with Maurice Harris
Production Company: Le Train Train, Bloom & Plume, Alldayeveryday
Produced for: Quibi

Chrissy’s Court
Production Company: Suit & Thai, Alfred Street, 3 Arts Entertainment
Produced for: Quibi

Punk’d
Production Company: STX Entertainment, MTV Studios
Produced for: Quibi

LIFESTYLE: DOCUREALITY-STYLE FOOD PROGRAM

Made From Scratch
Production Company: Fuse Content Studio
Produced for: Fuse

Somebody Feed Phil
Production Company:  Zero Point Zero Productions, Lucky Bastard
Produced for: Netflix

Somewhere South
Production Company: Markay Media
Produced for: PBS

Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi
Production Company: Hulu, Delicious Entertainment, Part2 Pictures
Produced For: Hulu

LIFESTYLE: STUDIO-BASED FOOD PROGRAM

Amy Schumer Learns To Cook
Production Company: It’s So Easy Productions, Big Fish Entertainment
Produced for: Food Network

Giada at Home
Production Company: Linguine Pictures
Produced for: Food Network

Guy’s Ranch Kitchen
Production Company: Pre-Sliced Productions
Produced for: Food Network

Pati’s Mexican Table
Production Company: Mexican Table LLC, Frank Productions
Produced for: WETA Washington, D.C. / nationally distributed by American Public Television

LIFESTYLE: HOME PROGRAM

Celebrity IOU
Production Company: Scott Brothers Entertainment
Produced for: HGTV

Design At Your Door
Production Company: JV Productions
Produced for: HGTV

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Production Company: Endemol Shine North America
Produced for: HGTV

Home Town
Production Company: RTR Media
Produced for: HGTV

LIFESTYLE: TRAVEL & EXPLORATION PROGRAM

High Road Low Road
Production Company: Green Inc Film & Television
Produced For: RTE 1

Lost on Everest
Production Company: National Geographic Studios
Produced For: National Geographic

Mighty Trains
Production Company: Exploration Production Inc.
Produced For: Discovery Channel

Ride with Norman Reedus
Production Company: Left/Right Productions, AMC Studios
Produced For: AMC

NON-FICTION: ARCHIVE-BASED PROGRAM

Afghanistan. The Wounded Land
Production Company: LOOKSfilm
Produced For: NDR/Arte, Aljazeera Documentary Channel, Česká televize, Format TV, DR, Knowledge Network, Mediawan Thematics for Toute l’Histoire, NRK, VPRO

Be Water
Production Company: ESPN Films in association with Dorothy Street Pictures and East Films
Produced For: ESPN

Putin: A Russian Spy Story
Production Company: Rogan Productions
Produced For: Channel 4

The Story of Drug Trafficking
Production Company: YAMI 2
Produced For: Arte

NON-FICTION: ARTS & CULTURE PROGRAM

Abstract: The Art of Design
Production Company: A Radical Media Production in association with Tremolo Productions & Godfrey Dadich Partners
Produced For: Netflix

Free Meek
Production Company: Roc Nation and The Intellectual Property Corporation
Produced for: Amazon Prime Video

Spelling The Dream
Production Company: Exit Zero Productions
Produced for: Netflix

The Happy Days of Garry Marshall
Production Company: Crew Neck Productions
Produced for: ABC

NON-FICTION: CRIME & INVESTIGATION PROGRAM

Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting An Internet Killer
Production Company: Raw TV
Produced for: Netflix

Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez
Production Company: Blackfin, MakeMake Entertainment
Produced for: Netflix

The Pharmacist
Production Company: A Netflix Original Documentary Series in association with The Cinemart
Produced for: Netflix

The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez
Production Company: A Luminant Media Production in association with Investigative Reporting Productions and Common Sense Media
Produced for: Netflix

NON-FICTION: ENVIRONMENTAL & NATURAL HISTORY PROGRAM

Australia’s Ocean Odyssey
Production Company: Wild Pacific Media, ginclear film
Produced for: Australian Broadcasting Corporation and ARTE France

Chris Packham: Plant A Tree To Save The World
Production Company: ITN Productions
Produced for: Channel 5 

Night on Earth
Production Company: Plimsoll Productions
Produced for: Netflix

Seven Worlds, One Planet
Production Company: BBC Studios Natural History Unit with BBC America, Tencent Penguin Pictures, ZDF, France Télévisions and China Media Group CCTV9
Produced For: BBC America

NON-FICTION: HISTORY & BIOGRAPHY PROGRAM

AKA Jane Roe
Production Company: Ventureland, Monomania Productions, FX Productions in association with Vice Studios
Produced for: FX

Cheating Hitler: Surviving the Holocaust
Production Company: Saloon Media, Blue Ant Studios
Produced for: History Canada

Liberty: Mother of Exiles
Production Company: World Of Wonder
Produced for: HBO

The Food That Built America
Production Company: Lucky 8 TV
Produced for: History Channel

NON-FICTION: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

Cosmos: Possible Worlds
Production Company: Possible Worlds, LLC., in association with FOX
Produced For: National Geographic

NASA & SPACEX: Journey To The Future
Production Company: Storied Media Group
Produced For: Discovery Channel and Science Channel

The Age of A.I.
Production Company: Network Entertainment, Team Downey, Sonar Entertainment
Produced For: YouTube Originals

The Great Hack
Production Company: Noujaim Films, The Othrs
Produced For: Netflix

NON-FICTION: SOCIAL ISSUES & CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAM

Blackfeet Boxing: Not Invisible
Production Company: ESPN Films
Produced For: ESPN

Lost & Found
Production Company: National Geographic Documentary Films in association with The Nobel Prize / A Rideback and Grain Media Production
Produced For: National Geographic

The Cave
Production Company: A Danish Documentary Production, in Co-Production with Ma.Ja.De Hecat Studio Paris Madam Films
Produced For: National Geographic

Why We Hate
Production Company: Amblin Television and Jigsaw Productions in association with Escape Artists
Produced For: Discovery Channel

NON-FICTION: SPORTS DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM

Basketball or Nothing
Production Company: WorkShop Content Studios
Produced for: Netflix

D.Wade: Life Unexpected
Production Company: ESPN Films in association with Imagine Documentaries, Metelus Studios, 59th and Prairie Entertainment
Produced for: ESPN

LANCE
Production Company: ESPN Films in association with DLP Media Group
Produced for: ESPN

The Last Dance
Production Company: A Mandalay Sports Media Production in Association with NBAEntertainment, ESPN Films and Netflix
Produced for: ESPN

REALITY: CONSTRUCTED REALITY

Dating Around
Production Company: Eureka Productions
Produced for: Netflix

Flirty Dancing
Production Company: Second Star
Produced for: Channel 4

Love Is Blind
Production Company: Kinetic Content
Produced for: Netflix

Naked and Afraid
Production Company: Renegade 83
Produced for: Discovery Channel

REALITY: DOCUREALITY

Cheer
Production Company: One Potato Productions, Boardwalk Pictures, Caviar
Produced for: Netflix

Jay Leno’s Garage
Production Company: Original Productions, a Fremantle Company, and Kitten Kaboodle
Produced for: CNBC

Love on the Spectrum
Production Company: Northern Pictures
Produced For: Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Netflix

Taken At Birth
Production Company: Good Caper Content, an ITV company
Produced for: TLC

REALITY: DOCUSOAP

90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days
Production Company: Sharp Entertainment
Produced for: TLC

Family Karma
Production Company: Truly Original
Produced for: Bravo

I Am Jazz
Production Company: This Is Just A Test
Produced for: TLC

Shaq Life
Production Company: Shaq Productions, The Content Group
Produced for: TNT

About The Author
Jillian Morgan is the Associate 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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