Friday, August 31, 2012

National Reality TV Awards 2012 winners announced

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London, UK, 31/08/12- Xfactor, Dragon’s Den, The Apprentice, Made in Chelsea and Strictly Come Dancing win big at last night’s National Reality TV Awards. The National Reality TV Academy yesterday (30.08.12) announced winners for this year’s prestigious 2nd annual National Reality TV Awards. The National Reality TV Awards was born out of the need to [...]

London, UK, 31/08/12- Xfactor, Dragon’s Den, The Apprentice, Made in Chelsea and Strictly Come Dancing win big at last night’s National Reality TV Awards.
The National Reality TV Academy yesterday (30.08.12) announced winners for this year’s prestigious 2nd annual National Reality TV Awards. The National Reality TV Awards was born out of the need to recognize the worldwide producers, celebrities, participants, researchers, and industry that forms part of what is now on the forefront of the global television market.
The Best Entertainment category in association with St. Moriz saw a battle between The Only Way is Essex (Lime Pictures / ITV 2) , Made in Chelsea ( Monkey Kingdom / E4) , I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (ITV 1) , Britain’s Got Talent (Syco TV/ ITV 1) , The Biggest Loser (Shine Ltd ITV 1) , The X Factor (Syco TV/ ITV 1) , Dirty Sexy Things ( Betty TV/ E4) , Strictly come Dancing ,Hot Like US (BBC 3) , The Gadget Show (North One TV/ Five) , The Choir Military Wives (BBC 2) . XFactor came out triumphant taking home the best Entertainment Show award and Best International TV Show for Xfactor USA. The Only Way is Essex and Made In Chelsea went head to head with Secret Millionaire, The World’s Strictest Parents, Supersize vs. Superskinny, Don’t tell the Bride battle it out for Best Reality Non-Competition Show with the award going to Made in Chelsea. BBC’s hit show Strictly Come Dancing was voted Best Reality Competition show.
The National Reality TV Awards 2012 was dominated by business shows topping the winning list and nominations. In the Best Business Show category, it’s a battle between; The Apprentice, Dragon’s Den, Secret Millionaire, Mary’s Bottom Line, Undercover Boss, Young Apprentice and The Exclusives. Dragon’s Den, was voted ‘Best Business Show’ . The Apprentice also came out on top winning the Most Inspiring TV Show category and Best Reality TV Judge won by Karren Brady
All nominations for the categories are submitted by the public and the public decided winners of each category by voting on the official NRTA website for their favourite shows, celebrities or participants. Over 2.5 miillion votes were submitted by fans nationwide a double the amount of votes received last year.
A surprise Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to legendary TV Presenter, Keith Chegwin . With over 45 years in the TV business, Chegwin was brought to tears on stage as he received his prestigious award.
Keith Chegwin commented “The National Reality TV Awards are well ahead of it’s time. This awards ceremony captures the biggest genres in television worldwide watched by millions of viewers. It’s unlike any other TV awards ceremony and it’s only set to become even bigger in the future and I am extremely overwhelmed to receive this Lifetime Achievement Award’
Team GB, also made an appearance at the awards show taking home the Outstanding Contribution to Sports award. The team headed by Greg Rutherford, Mo Farrah, Jessica Innis and more pick up this special new award for their inspirational performances and their domination on TV for the month of August capturing the minds of viewers with their genuine achievement all across Great Britain.
Celebrity Presenter, Pat Sharp commented “Team GB are now the new role models for young people across Britain and clearly kept millions of viewers glued during London 2012 and I was very happy to see them win an award here at the National Reality TV Awards”
National Reality TV Awards is the only worldwide Television awards shows specifically targeting the different sub-genres that make up Reality TV and the only TV awards show with all categories nominated and voted for by Television fans nationwide. The National Reality TV Awards is also used as a vehicle to raise awareness for several charities including DCT (Diamonds Children Trust). The National Reality TV Awards embarks on a journey accross the atlantic to Los Angeles next month as 24th of September 2012 sees the launch of the National Reality TV Awards USA at the Crescent Hotel, in Beverley Hills.

Please, find full winners list of this year’s National Reality TV Awards 2012 below:
Best Docu-Soap sponsored by Grain of Salt
o Secret Millionaire (RDF Television/ Channel 4)

Best Entertainment Show sponsored by St. Moriz
o The X Factor (Syco TV/ ITV 1)

• Celebrity Personality of the Year
Russell Howard (Good News, BBC 3)

• Best International TV Show
The X Factor U.S.A

• Best Business Show
Dragon’s Den (BBC 2)

• Most Inspiring TV Show sponsored by Rocktails
The Apprentice

• Best Reality TV Judge
Karren Brady (The Apprentice)

• Best TV Presenter
Rick Edwards (Tool Academy, E 4)

• Best Reality Competition Show
Strictly Come Dancing (BBC 1)

Best Reality Non-Competition Show
o Made in Chelsea (Monkey Kingdom/ E4)

• Best Social Experiment Show sponsored by Exclusive Transfer
o Tool Academy

• Reality Personality of the Year sponsored by St. Moriz
o Spencer Matthews (Made in Chelsea)

• Best Game and Dating Show
o Take Me Out (ITV)

• Best Talk Show
o The Graham Norton Show (So Television/ BBC 1)

• Best Self Improvement/ Makeover Show
o Supersize vs. Superskinny (Remarkable TV/ Channel 4)

• Best Music Act
o The Military Wives

• Best Production Company
o RDF Television

• Best Female Personality sponsored by St. Moriz

o Millie Mackintosh (Made in Chelsea)

• Best Male Personality
o Gareth Malone (Military Wives)

Outstanding Achievement Award 2012
Team GB (London 2012)

Lifetime Achievement Award 2012
Keith Chegwin

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About NRTA
National Reality TV Awards UK , National Reality TV Awards USA and the brand Reality TV Awards is owned and produced annually by the National Reality Television Academy.
About the National Reality TV Academy:
The National Reality Television Academy was formed in June 2003 to provide support, guidance and representation to aspiring and established filmmakers, talent, and independent production companies within the Reality Television industry in Europe, USA, North America, South America and Africa.
The Academy launched the first global National Reality Television Awards in 2011 as the only global TV awards ceremony with all nominees and winners decided by reality television fans worldwide. The NRTA (National Reality TV Awards) is currently being held in the United Kingdom and USA and syndicated to over 22 countries worldwide.
The National Reality TV Academy has also re-defined and re-structured how Reality TV is perceived worldwide by introducing definitions of the different genres that make up this genre. The awards show acts as a vehicle to celebrate the achievements of the Pre/Post -Production staff and the shows plus talent that have made Reality TV the most watched genre by millions worldwide. 

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