Winners Revealed For The 4th Annual NATPE Unscripted Breakthrough Awards

January 16, 2018

Recipients were announced at a special luncheon ceremony hosted by Dan Abrams during annual NATPE MIAMI Marketplace and Conference


 

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
The Voice
Top Chef

DOCUMENTARY WINNER: The Defiant Ones
Nominees:
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath
Casting JonBenet
Get Me Roger Stone
The Keepers

DOCUSOAP WINNER: The Real Housewives Franchise
Nominees:
Below Deck
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:
Beat Shazam
Hip Hop Squares
Match Game
The $100,000 Pyramid

INNOVATION WINNER: Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath
Nominees:
60 Days In
Born This Way
Live PD
RuPaul’s Drag Race

About NATPE
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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