NATPE Unscripted Breakthrough Awards

Recipients were announced at a special luncheon ceremony hosted by Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron during annual NATPE MIAMI Marketplace and Conference

MIAMI, FL, January 22, 2019 – The winners of the 5th Annual Unscripted Breakthrough Awards were revealed today during the NATPE MIAMI Marketplace and Conference, which continues until January 24th. Hosted by country-music super-star Kellie Pickler and Emmy Award-winning journalist Ben Aaron, the winners were revealed during a special luncheon ceremony at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

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 2019 awards were given out in the following categories: Innovation, Competition, Documentary, Docusoap, Factual, and Game Shows.

2019 Unscripted Breakthrough Awards Winners:

COMPETITION WINNER: RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Nominees:
American Ninja Warrior
Big Brother
RuPaul’s Drag Race
The Voice
World of Dance

FACTUAL WINNER: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Nominees:
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

DOCUMENTARY WINNER: RBG (CNN)
Nominees:
Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath
RBG
The Staircase
Wild Wild Country

GAME SHOWS WINNER: Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC)
Nominees:
Beat Shazam
Celebrity Family Feud

Ellen’s Game of Games
Hollywood Game Night
Match Game

DOCUSOAP WINNER: Born This Way (A&E)
Nominees:
Below Deck
Born This Way
Jersey Shore
The Real Housewives Franchise
Vanderpump Rules

INNOVATION WINNER: Live PD (A&E)
Nominees:
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath
Live PD
Nailed It!
Queer Eye
Wild Wild Country

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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