Critics Choice Real TV Awards Winners: RuPaul’s Drag Race, Netflix Dominate



RuPaul’s Drag Race remains a force to be reckoned with on the awards front.


The Critics Choice Real TV Awards unveiled winners for its third annual editions.


There were three ties among this year’s winner’s pool – RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1) and The Great British Baking Sho” (Netflix) tied for Best Competition Series, The Masked Singer (Fox) and The Voice (NBC) tied for Best Competition Series: Talent/Variety.


Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Food Network) and The Oprah Conversation (Apple TV+) tied for Best Structured Series.


RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1) was the only series to take home multiple awards, also winning for Best Ensemble Cast In An Unscripted Series.


In the fan voted categories, Phil Rosenthal – Somebody Feed Phil”(Netflix) was awarded Male Star of the Year, while Sandra Lee – Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC) was named Female Star of the Year.


Netflix, which led the networks in nominations, also led in wins, with a total of six.


Meanwhile, the incomparable Alex Trebek was honored posthumously with this year’s Impact Award, which recognizes an outstanding individual for career excellence and the positive impact they have made on the world of nonfiction content.


Alex’s children Matthew and Emily Trebek accepted the award on his behalf, with a heartfelt speech, which you can view below.


WINNERS FOR THE THIRD ANNUAL CRITICS CHOICE REAL TV AWARDS


BEST COMPETITION SERIES – TIE


**RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)


The Amazing Race (CBS)


**The Great British Baking Show (Netflix)


Top Chef (Bravo)


Tough as Nails (CBS)


BEST COMPETITION SERIES: TALENT/VARIETY – TIE


American Idol (ABC)


Legendary (HBO Max)


**The Masked Singer (Fox)


**The Voice (NBC)


World of Dance (NBC)


BEST UNSTRUCTURED SERIES


Crikey! It’s the Irwins (discovery+)


**Deaf U (Netflix)


Lenox Hill (Netflix)


RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked (VH1)


The Real World Homecoming: New York (Paramount+)


BEST STRUCTURED SERIES – TIE


A World of Calm (HBO Max)


**Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Food Network)


History of Swear Words (Netflix)


Queer Eye (Netflix)


**The Oprah Conversation (Apple TV+)


BEST BUSINESS SHOW


Restaurant: Impossible (Food Network)


**Shark Tank (ABC)


Streets of Dreams with Marcus Lemonis (CNBC)


Undercover Billionaire (Discovery Channel and discovery+)


Wahl Street (HBO Max)


BEST SPORTS SHOW


**30 for 30 (ESPN)


Defying Gravity (YouTube Originals)


Last Chance U: Basketball (Netflix)


Peyton’s Places (ESPN+)


Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)


BEST CRIME/JUSTICE SHOW


**I’ll Be Gone in the Dark (HBO)


Murder Among the Mormons (Netflix)


Murder on Middle Beach (HBO)


The Ripper (Netflix)


The Vow (HBO)


Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller (National Geographic)


BEST ONGOING DOCUMENTARY SERIES


American Masters (PBS)


Dear … (Apple TV+)


**Frontline (PBS)


POV (PBS)


The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth (Showtime)


The Vow (HBO)


BEST LIMITED DOCUMENTARY SERIES


**1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything (Apple TV+)


Amend: The Fight for America (Netflix)


I’ll Be Gone in the Dark (HBO)


Love Fraud (Showtime)


Murder on Middle Beach (HBO)


Secrets of the Whales (Disney+ / National Geographic)


BEST SHORT FORM SERIES


First Person (Snapchat)


**Issa Rae Teaches Creating Outside the Lines (MasterClass)


Lady Parts (ellentube)


OWN Your Vote (NowThis and OWN social channels)


Ready Jet Cook (Food Network Kitchen)


BEST LIVE SHOW


**Dancing with the Stars (ABC)


BEST CULINARY SHOW


Amy Schumer Learns to Cook (Food Network)


Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines (discovery+)


Nailed It! (Netflix)


**Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi (Hulu)


Top Chef (Bravo)


BEST GAME SHOW


25 Words or Less (Fox/Syndicated)


**Jeopardy! (CBS Television/Syndicated)


Supermarket Sweep (ABC)


Weakest Link (NBC)


Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (ABC)


BEST TRAVEL/ADVENTURE SHOW


Men in Kilts (Starz)


Running Wild with Bear Grylls (National Geographic)


Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix)


**Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy (CNN)


The Great Food Truck Race (Food Network)


BEST ANIMAL/NATURE SHOW


**Life in Color with David Attenborough (Netflix)


Secrets of the Whales (Disney+ / National Geographic)


That Animal Rescue Show (Paramount+)


The Incredible Dr. Pol (Nat Geo WILD)


Wizard of Paws (BYUtv)


BEST LIFESTYLE: FASHION/BEAUTY SHOW


Haute Dog (HBO Max)


**Queer Eye (Netflix)


Shine True (Fuse)


Skin Decision: Before and After (Netflix)


Stylish with Jenna Lyons (HBO Max)


BEST RELATIONSHIP SHOW


90 Day Fiancé (TLC)


Couples Therapy (Showtime)


Indian Matchmaking (Netflix)


**Love on the Spectrum (Netflix)


My Love: Six Stories of True Love (Netflix)


BEST LIFESTYLE: HOME/GARDEN SHOW


**House Hunters International (HGTV)


Martha Knows Best (HGTV)


Property Brothers: Forever Home (HGTV)


Rock the Block (HGTV)


Selling Sunset (Netflix)


BEST ENSEMBLE CAST IN AN UNSCRIPTED SERIES


Top Chef (Bravo)


**RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)


Queer Eye (Netflix)


Crikey! It’s The Irwins (discovery+)


The Real World Homecoming: New York (Paramount+)


BEST SHOW HOST


RuPaul – RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)


Oprah Winfrey – The Oprah Conversation (Apple TV+)


Stanley Tucci –  Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy (CNN)


Padma Lakshmi – Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi (Hulu)


**John Oliver – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)


MALE STAR OF THE YEAR


Trevor Noah – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)


RuPaul – RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)


Stanley Tucci – Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy (CNN)


Guy Fieri – Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Food Network)


**Phil Rosenthal – Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix)


FEMALE STAR OF THE YEAR


Nicole Byer – Nailed It! (Netflix)


**Sandra Lee – Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC)


Michelle Visage – RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)


Padma Lakshmi – Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi (Hulu)


Samantha Bee – Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)


OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NONFICTION PROGRAMMING BY A NETWORK OR STREAMING PLATFORM 


Discovery+ 


Disney+ 


**HBO Max 


Hulu 


National Geographic


Netflix 


OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NONFICTION PRODUCTION 


The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC) 


Jigsaw Productions 


Renegade 83 


**Sharp Entertainment 

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