Reality Television Awards Go Global

Teri Schure, June 5, 2012

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

Ms. Teri Schure is the founder of, lectures on issues pertaining to publishing, and is a consultant in the magazine, web development and marketing industries.

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