‘Queer Eye,’ ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ James Corden Win at First Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards

Other winners at the inaugural ceremony include “Surviving R. Kelly,” “American Ninja Warrior” and “Jeopardy!”

Last Updated: June 2, 2019 @ 10:08 PM

The first annual Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards, a new awards show devoted to nonfiction, unscripted and reality programming, has given prizes to “Queer Eye,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “Jeopardy!” and “The Late Late Show With James Corden,” among other shows.

Netflix’s “Queer Eye” reboot took awards as the best structured reality series, fashion/beauty lifestyle show and ensemble cast in an unscripted series, while cast member Jonathan Van Ness won the fan-voted award for Male Star of the Year.

The Female Star of the Year award, also voted on by fans, went to Sandra Lee from “Dr. Pimple Popper.”

Overall, programs from Netflix dominated the awards, with nine wins to two each for CBS, CBS Television/Syndicated, Lifetime, NBC and PBS. Netflix also won in the Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction by a Network or Streaming Platform category.

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” won for competition series, “The Masked Singer” for talent/variety competition series and “Born This Way” for unstructured series.

James Corden won the award for best host, while his CBS late-night series “The Late Late Show With James Corden” tied with HBO’s “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” as best late-night show.

The awards were a joint production of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association and NPACT, the trade organization for nonfiction producers.

Other winners included “The Great British Baking Show” (Best Culinary Show), “Entertainment Tonight” (Best Entertainment News Show), “The Great Food Truck Race” (Best Travel/Adventure Show), “Our Planet” (Best Animal or Nature Show), and “Shark Tank” (Best Business Show).

Nonfiction series awards went to “POV,” “Surviving R. Kelly” and “Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes.”

Leah Remini was given the Critics’ Choice Impact Award.

The ceremony took place on Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, and will air on VH1 on Sunday, June 9.

Going into the show, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” led all shows in nominations with five, followed by “Queer Eye” with four and “Our Planet” and “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo” with three each.

The winners:

Competition Series: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)
Competition Series: Talent/Variety: “The Masked Singer” (Fox)
Unstructured Series: “Born This Way” (A&E)
Structured Series: “Queer Eye” (Netflix)
Business Show: “Shark Tank” (ABC)
Sports Show: “American Ninja Warrior” (NBC)
Crime/Justice Show: “Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes” (Netflix)
Ongoing Documentary Series: “POV” (PBS)
Limited Documentary Series: “Surviving R. Kelly” (Lifetime)
Short Form Series: “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” (Apple TV)
Live Show: “The Voice” (NBC)
Interactive Show: “Watch What Happens with Andy Cohen” (Bravo)
Talk Show: “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman” (Netflix)
Late-Night Talk Show:  (TIE) “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO) and “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS)
Entertainment News Show: “Entertainment Tonight” (CBS Television/Syndicated)
Culinary Show: “The Great British Baking Show” (PBS)
Game Show: “Jeopardy!” (CBS Television/Syndicated)
Travel/Adventure Show: “The Great Food Truck Race” (Food Network)
Animal/Nature Show: “Our Planet” (Netflix)
Lifestyle Show: Fashion/Beauty: “Queer Eye” (Netflix)
Relationship Show: (TIE) “Dating Around” (Netflix) and “Married at First Sight” (Lifetime)
Lifestyle Show: Home/Garden: “Property Brothers” (HGTV)
Ensemble Cast in an Unscripted Series: “Queer Eye” (Netflix)
Show Host: James Corden, “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS)Female Star of The Year: Sandra Lee, “Dr. Pimple Popper” (TLC)
Male Star of The Year: Jonathan Van Ness, “Queer Eye” (Netflix)
Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction by a Network or Streaming Platform: Netflix
Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Production: Kreativ Inc.