MIAMI, FL – The winners of the 4th Annual Unscripted Breakthrough Awards were revealed last Tuesday during the NATPE MIAMI Marketplace and Conference, which was 3 day event closed on January 18th. Hosted by Dan Abrams, chief legal analyst for ABC News and host of Big Fish Entertainment’s hit series Live PD on A&E, the winners were revealed during a special luncheon ceremony at the Eden Roc Miami Beach Resort.
The NATPE Unscripted Breakthrough Awards are designed to honor programs and celebrate people that broke through the clutter in the preceding year, as well as becoming part of the cultural conversation and generally altering the expectations of what constitutes a reality program.
The 2018 awards were given out in the following categories, including a newly added category for Innovation: Competition; Documentary; Docusoap; Factual; and Game Shows. The newly added category is in line with this year’s theme for NATPE MIAMI: A Changing Industry in a Changing World.
2018 Unscripted Breakthrough Awards Winners:
|COMPETITION WINNER: RuPaul’s Drag Race
America’s Got Talent
American Ninja Warrior
DOCUMENTARY WINNER: The Defiant Ones
DOCUSOAP WINNER: The Real Housewives Franchise
FACTUAL WINNER: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
GAME SHOWS WINNER: The Wall
INNOVATION WINNER: Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath
Celebrating 55 years of service to the global television industry, NATPE inspires the growth and success of content development, creation, production, financing and distribution across all platforms through interdependent marketplaces where industry powers gather to offer insight and make deals.
NATPE is the largest U.S. based global content association and a leader in developing international markets and conferences for the entire spectrum of the dynamic content business.
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