FRONTLINE Wins Series’ First Critics Choice Real TV Award


June 29, 2020
Anne Husted Manager, Public Relations & Communications, FRONTLINE

The PBS documentary series was honored as “Best Ongoing Series.”

Today, the Critics Choice Association and NPACT, a trade organization serving producers of nonfiction entertainment content, announced the winners of the second annual Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards, honoring FRONTLINE with the 2020 award for “Best Ongoing Series.”

This is FRONTLINE’s first Critics Choice Real TV Award. FRONTLINE was previously nominated for a Critics Choice Documentary Award in 2016 for “Best Ongoing Documentary Series.”

“We’re honored to be this year’s Critics Choice Real TV Award winner for ‘Best Ongoing Series,’” says FRONTLINE Executive Producer Raney Aronson-Rath. “We are grateful to the critics for recognizing FRONTLINE’s past, present, and future as a documentary series serving the American public.”

As noted on the Critics Choice Awards’ website, the Real TV Awards were conceived in 2019 when the CCA (then known as the Broadcast Television Journalists Association) and NPACT “joined forces to create a large-scale awards platform dedicated to giving the robust, ever-evolving unscripted genre critical attention and support.”

The Critics Choice Awards also noted that the Real TV Awards were created to “celebrate programming across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms, and also recognize industry leaders with special awards highlighting career achievements.”

This award win comes on the heels of FRONTLINE’s Institutional Peabody Award win – an honor that also recognized the breadth of the series’ work and legacy.

You can read the full list of this years’ Critics Choice Real TV Awards here, and you can stream over 300 of FRONTLINE’s documentaries any time, here.

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