OFFICIAL WINNERS - 8th Annual American Reality Television Awards
The winners were announced tonight in the 8th Annual American Reality Television Awards (#TheARTAS) hosted by Kel Mitchell at theARTAS.com.
By: Toronado Entertainment, LLC
Notable winners were Wayne Brady of CBS's Let's Make A Deal accepting for Outstanding Host; Dr. Sandra Lee as Reality Royalty for TLC's Dr. Pimple Popper; Katy Perry, Lionel Richie & Luke Bryan received Outstanding Judging Panel for ABC's American Idol; Amy Schumer represented the win for Outstanding New Show, Food Network's Amy Schumer Learns To Cook; The entire cast of Bravo's Married To Medicine took Outstanding Docu-Series; FOX's The Masked Singer was named Outstanding Competition Show and the biggest award of the night, Best Overall Show was accepted by cast members of TLC's 90 Day Fiancé, which also took Best Unique Concept for 90 Day Fiancé: Self-Quarantined.
Animal Planet's Crikey! It's The Irwins was awarded both Best International Reality Series and Best Returning Cast; Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives won for Best Lifestyle Show; ABC's America's Funniest Home Videos won Best Feel Good Show while ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! took Outstanding Production Crew. USA Network's Chrisley Knows Best was voted as best Guilty Pleasure Show and Food Network's Restaurant: Impossible was rewarded Most Creative Challenge. Best Reality TV Moment went to Animal Planet's Pit Bulls And Parolees, while Best New Cast went to TLC's My Feet Are Killing Me. ABC's Shark Tank took Best Editing and Outstanding Digital Reality Series went to Amazon Prime's Gown and Out in Beverly Hills.
Young reality tv stars were represented too: Outstanding Kids Reality Series went to Food Network's Kids Baking Championship and Facebook Watch's Nia Sioux introduced a special dance performance from NBC's World of Dance winner, Diego Pasillas.
ABC led the pack for network wins with 5 and both Food Network and TLC brought home 4. For production companies, Sony Pictures Television won the most with Shark Tank and Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time and also received the statuette for Outstanding Production Company.
Executive Producers Kristen Moss and Andrew Ward started the American Reality Television Awards (ARTAS) in 2012 to support, examine and redefine the art of reality in media by rewarding excellence, encouraging experimentation and recognizing that the public is the heart of our industry. The ARTAS embrace the spirit of fun and camaraderie which is an inherent part of what makes this industry great. The ARTAS value the rich diversity of programming that puts reality on the leading edge of entertainment.
"According to The Hollywood Reporter, in 2019 more than 75% of cable TV's 25 highest rated original series were Non-Fiction shows. We're excited to give our industry something to celebrate during these uncertain times," said Moss & Ward.
To view the entire show, see the full list of winners, obtain information on ordering additional winner statuettes and to access submission information for the 9th Annual American Reality Television Awards, visit theARTAS.com.
Andrew Ward, Kristen Moss