Reality Television Awards Go Global

Kylie Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, and Kendall Jenner at "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" Los Angeles Premiere, Los Angeles, CA. on June 24, 2010. (Photo: S. Bukley/

The National Reality TV Awards (NRTA) was originally launched in the United Kingdom and is coming to the U.S. as the biggest and only annual television awards ceremony for Reality TV.  The official nominations were announced at a press conference in New York City May 30.

The NRTA TV Awards is set to become one of the biggest worldwide television awards shows specifically targeting the different sub-genres that make up Reality TV.

Shows like Celebrity Apprentice, American Idol, X Factor USA, The Voice, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Real Housewives of New York, and Dancing with the Stars, all battle it out at this year’s National Reality TV Awards 2012, taking place on September 24, at The Taglyan Centre in Los Angeles, California.

The NRTA was born out of the need to recognize the worldwide producers, celebrities, participants, researchers, and industry, that form part of what is now on the forefront of the global television market. And who doesn’t love a little reality TV?

The Best Reality TV Judge category sees a battle between Heidi Klum (Project Runway), Simon Cowell (X Factor USA), Ben Folds (The Sing Off), Tyra Banks (America’s Next Top Model), Randy Jackson (American Idol), Cee- Lo Green (The Voice), LA Reid (X Factor USA), and Donald Trump (The Apprentice).  

E! Television’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians is a triple nominee for Best Reality TV Show (Non-Competition), Best Docu-Soap and Kim Kardashian has been nominated for Reality TV Personality of the Year.

In the Best Business Show category, it’s a battle between; The Apprentice, Shark Tank , Secret Millionaire, Cake Boss, HGTV Design Star and Undercover Boss.

All nominations for the categories are submitted by the public and the public will decide winners of each category by voting on the official NRTA website for their favorite shows, celebrities or participants. The winners of each category will be announced at the prestigious awards ceremony taking place on September 24, 2012 in Los Angeles.

See full list of nominees below:

Best Reality TV Show (Competition)

American Idol

X Factor USA

The Voice

Strictly Come Dancing

Celebrity Apprentice

The Bachelor

So You Think You Can Dance?

Best Business Show

Celebrity Apprentice

Undercover Boss USA

Shark Tank

The Secret Millionaire

HGTV Design Star

Cake Boss

Best Talent TV Show

America’s Best Dance Crew

The Voice

America’s Got Talent

America’s Next Top Model

X Factor USA

The Voice

American Idol

Best Reality TV Judge

Heidi Klum ( Project Runway)

Simon Cowell (X Factor USA)

Ben Folds (The Sing Off)

Tyra Banks (America’s Next Top Model)

Randy Jackson (American Idol)

Cee- Lo Green (The Voice)

LA Reid (X Factor USA)

Donald Trump (The Apprentice)

Best Talk Show

The View

Chelsea Lately

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Piers Morgan Tonight

The David Letterman Show

Wendy Williams Show

Best Reality TV Show (Non-Competition)

Keeping Up With the Kardashians

Khloe & Lamar

Real Housewives of New York

Basketball Wives LA

Gene Simmons Family Jewels

Mrs. Eastwood & Company

Best TV Host

Mario Lopez

Ryan Seacrest

Nick Canon

Gulianna Rancic

Cat Deeley

Tyra Banks

Reality TV Personality of the Year

Jessica Sanchez (American Idol)

Jeremiah Jermaine Paul (The Voice)

Astro (X Factor USA)

Lamar (Khloe and Lamar show)

Kim Kardashian (Keeping Up With the Kardasians)

Ben Flajnik (The Bachelor)

Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. (America’s Got Talent)

Arsenio Hall (Celebrity Apprentice)

Tia & Tamera

Most Inspiring TV Show


The Secret Millionaire

Ice Road Truckers

The Amazing Race 20

Biggest Loser (Season 13)

Celebrity Apprentice

Tia & Tamera

Best Social Experiment Show

The Bachelorette

The Bachelor

The Bad Girls Club

Biggest Loser (Season 13)

Celebrity Wife Swap

The Challenge

Best Dating & Game Show

Hole in the Wall

The Price Is Right (CBS)

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?


The Newlywed Game


12 Corazones

Best Self-Improvement/ Makeover show

The Biggest Loser

Undercover Boss

Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition

Secret Millionaire

10 Years Younger

Best Docu-Soap

Love & HipHop (Atlanta)

Basketball Wives LA

Keeping Up With the Kardashians

Ice Loves CoCo

Mrs. Eastwood & Company


Best Celebrity Personality

Jennifer Lopez

Khloe Kardashian

LA Reid

Kathy Griffin

Howard Stern

Simon Cowell

Steven Tyler

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