Netflix has continued to win big at the second annual Critics Choice Real TV Awards as ‘Cheer’ and ‘Queer Eye’ dominated the winners list.

Queer Eye

The Critics Choice Real TV Awards is organized by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association and nonfiction producer trade organization NPACT.

‘Cheer’ nabbed trophies for Unstructured Series and Male Star of The Year Jerry Harris, and ‘Queer Eye’ for Lifestyle: Fashion/Beauty Show and Ensemble Cast in an Unscripted Series. The Culinary Show category resulted in a tie, with both ‘Chopped’ and ‘Top Chef’ honored. ‘Queer Eye’ also topped the winners’ list last year.

Netflix won eight awards in all including Jeffrey Epstein: ‘Filthy Rich’ (Crime/Justice Series), ‘Somebody Feed Phil’ (Travel/Adventure Series), ‘Love Is Blind’ (Relationship Show), as well as Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Programming by a Network or Streaming Platform.


ABC and Bravo followed Netflix with two awards each. Survivor host and executive producer Jeff Probst received this year’s Critics Choice Real TV Impact Award, for his ongoing contributions to the unscripted television.

Here is the full list of winners for the event:

  • Competition Series: RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
  • Competition Series (Talent/Variety): The Voice (NBC)
  • Unstructured Series: Cheer (Netflix)
  • Structured Series: The World According to Jeff Goldblum (Disney+)
  • Business Show: Shark Tank (ABC)
  • Sports Show: The Last Dance (ESPN)
  • Crime/Justice Series: Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich (Netflix)
  • Ongoing Documentary Series: Frontline (PBS)
  • Limited Documentary Series: Hillary (Hulu)
  • Short Form Series: Carpool Karaoke: The Series (Apple)
  • Live Show: Chasing the Cure (TNT)
  • Interactive Show: Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (Bravo)
  • Culinary Show – TIE: Chopped (Food Network), Top Chef (Bravo)
  • Game Show: Jeopardy!: The Greatest of All Time (ABC)
  • Travel/Adventure Series: Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix)
  • Animal/Nature Show: Seven Worlds, One Planet (BBC America)
  • Lifestyle (Fashion/Beauty Show): Queer Eye (Netflix)
  • Relationship Show: Love Is Blind (Netflix)
  • Lifestyle: Home/Garden Show: A Very Brady Renovation (HGTV)
  • Ensemble Cast in an Unscripted Series: Queer Eye (Netflix)
  • Female Star of The Year: Dr. Sandra Lee – Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC)
  • Male Star of The Year: Jerry Harris – Cheer (Netflix)
  • Show Host: Alex Trebek – Jeopardy! (CBS Television Distribution)
  • Outstanding Achievement In Nonfiction Production: Raw TV