The 9th Annual American Reality Television Awards will air on November 17

The 9th Annual American Reality Television Awards will premiere Thursday, November 17 on OUTtv and there are some very exciting nominations this year.

Many of your favorites from TLC, Bravo, ABC and more are up for the award which specifically honors those involved in the reality TV genre.

Actress Vivica A. Fox will host the ceremony, with the 60-minute TV show being produced in partnership with Reel Mood. There are 21 categories that celebrate all that is involved in unscripted and digital shows.

Network, cable, streaming shows, and reality personalities are eligible each year.

Here are some of the categories we find most interesting. You can click here to see the full list of nominees.

EXCEPTIONAL DOCU-SERIES

    1000 pounds. Sisters (TLC)
    90 Day Fiance (TLC)
    Deadliest Catch (Discovery)
    Kilted Men (STARZ)
    Murder in the Heartland (Inv. Discovery)
    NY Real World Reunion (Paramount+)

EXCEPTIONAL NEW SHOW

    Empire Bling (Netflix)
    Celebrity Dating Game (ABC)
    Celebrity Wheel of Fortune (ABC)
    Full Bloom (HBO Max)
    Kilted Men (STARZ)
    Six Degrees with Mike Rowe (discovery+)

Netflix Series empire bling finally gets the recognition it deserves with Outstanding New Show nomination.

ROYALTY REALITY

    Cynthia Bailey, The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo)
    Chantel Everett, The Chantel Family (TLC)
    Melody Holt, Love and Marriage: Huntsville (OWN)
    Ray J, love and hip-hop (VH1)
    Pedro Jimena, The Chantel Family (TLC)
    90 Day Fiancé Colt Johnson: The Single Life (TLC)
    Dr. Sandra Lee, Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC)
    Natalie Nunn, ATL Villains (Zeus Network)
    Darcey and Stacey Silva, Darcey and Stacey (TLC)

EXCEPTIONAL DISTRIBUTION

    90 Day Fiance (TLC)
    American Ninja Warrior S12 (NBC)
    Chopped (Food Web)
    Crikey! It’s the Irwins (Animal Planet)
    Growing Up in Hip-Hop: Atlanta (WEtv)
    Hell’s Kitchen S19 (FOX)
    The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City (Bravo)

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City are named for Outstanding Cast after only 3 seasons

BEST OVERALL SHOW

    90 Day Fiance (TLC)
    American Ninja Warrior S12 (NBC)
    The baccalaureate (ABC)
    The Bachelorette (ABC)
    Chopped (Food Web)
    Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC)
    Hell’s Kitchen S19 (FOX)
    Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
    Do (NBC)
    Shark Tank (ABC)

The virtual telecast will also be available to stream for free on OUTtv.com. The telecast will also simulcast on Monsters and Critics, as well as in VR on ReelMood.com.

Ashley Marie is a staff writer for Starcasm and the personality behind Twitter @RealityByAshley. You can contact Ashley via Twitter or email realitybyashley(at)gmail.com

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