MIAMI, FL, January 16, 2018 – The winners of the 4th Annual Unscripted Breakthrough Awards were revealed today during the NATPE MIAMI Marketplace and Conference, which continues until January 18th. Hosted by Dan Abrams, chief legal analyst for ABC News and host of Big Fish Entertainment’s hit series Live PD on A&E, the winners were revealed during a special luncheon ceremony at the Eden Roc Miami Beach Resort.
The NATPE Unscripted Breakthrough Awards are designed to honor programs and celebrate people that broke through the clutter in the preceding year, as well as becoming part of the cultural conversation and generally altering the expectations of what constitutes a reality program.
The 2018 awards were given out in the following categories, including a newly added category for Innovation: Competition; Documentary; Docusoap; Factual; and Game Shows. The newly added category is in line with this year’s theme for NATPE MIAMI: A Changing Industry in a Changing World.
2018 Unscripted Breakthrough Awards Winners:
COMPETITION WINNER: RuPaul’s Drag Race Nominees:
America’s Got Talent
American Ninja Warrior
DOCUMENTARY WINNER: The Defiant Ones Nominees:
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath
Get Me Roger Stone
DOCUSOAP WINNER: The Real Housewives Franchise Nominees:
Born This Way
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
My 600 lb. Life
FACTUAL WINNER: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Nominees:
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
VICE News Tonight
GAME SHOWS WINNER: The Wall Nominees:
Hip Hop Squares
The $100,000 Pyramid
INNOVATION WINNER: Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath Nominees:
60 Days In
Born This Way
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Celebrating 55 years of service to the ever-evolving global television industry, NATPE inspires the growth and success of content development, creation, production, financing and distribution across all platforms through interdependent marketplaces where industry powers gather to offer insight and make deals. NATPE is the largest U.S. based global content association and a leader in developing international markets and conferences for the entire spectrum of the dynamic content business. For more information, please visit www.natpe.com.
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