The VH1 Big in ’05 Awards proves to be a treat for reality TV fans. From beginning to end, the show is packed with skits, performances, and awards featuring reality TV stars. The first award is actually given out before the show even starts. J.D. Fortune and INXS receive the Big Old School Triumph Award on the red carpet.
For the fourth time, VH1 will pay homage to the biggest people, the biggest moments and the biggest crazes of this year with the VH1 Big in ’05 Awards, premiering Sunday, December 4 at 8PM ET/PT.
The nominees for THE 32ND ANNUAL PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS were announced recently by the show’s host, Craig Ferguson ("The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson"), Jennifer Love Hewitt ("Ghost Whisperer") and Dominic Monaghan ("Lost") at a press conference at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The winners will be revealed Tuesday, Jan. 10 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
The following reality TV shows and reality TV stars were honored during The 2005 Teen Choice Awards at the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, California. The 2005 Teen Choice Awards were taped on Sunday, August 14 but will not actually air until Tuesday, August 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Fox. However, Fox has already released the names of the winners. If you’ve been on the Internet or watched the news at all today, then probably any hint of a surprise about The 2005 Teen Choice Awards has already been spoiled, but just in case you don’t want to know the names of the winners, then you should stop reading now.
Nominations for the 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards for the period of June 1, 2004 through May 31, 2005, were announced on July 14, 2005 by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. There are two categories covering reality TV: "Outstanding Reality Program" and "Outstanding Reality-Competition Program." Reality TV shows also showed up in categories for nonfiction programming and categories for variety, music program, or special.
Reality TV Magazine has announced their winners for Top Ten Best Reality TV Moments of 2004. The winners were selected by the editors of Reality TV Magazine based on their research and opinions on the best reality TV moments of 2004.
1. Omarosa lies to Kwame on The Apprentice. – Omarosa was already well on her way to becoming the most famous reality TV villainess ever, when she told the lie heard around the reality TV world and helped end any chance Kwame had of winning The Apprentice.
2. William Hung sings his heart out on American Idol 3. – The Hong Kong Ricky Martin in an awful but energizing performance proved that sometimes reality TV losers are often the biggest winners. Does anyone even remember who won American Idol 3?
The following reality TV shows won awards in the following categories during the 31st Annual People’s Choice Awards on Sunday, January 9, 2005.
Reality Show–Competition: American Idol
Reality Show–Makeover: Extreme Makeover Home Edition
Reality Show–24/7: Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica
Reality TV Magazine’s Top Ten Best Reality TV Stars of 2004. The Donald scored a major hit with The Apprentice this year, and many a billionaire tried to copy him, but none could quite measure up. The only way Paris Hilton could have gotten more publicity this year is if she married Donald Trump.
- Donald Trump
- Paris Hilton
- Rupert Boneham
- William Hung
- Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth
- Rob Mariano
- Bill Rancic
- Flavor Flav
- Jase Wirey
- Charla Faddoul
Reality TV started off with a bang in 2004. The Apprentice 1 and Survivor: All-Stars were easily the best two reality TV shows of the year. The Apprentice 2 and Survivor: Vanuatu also stood out above the pack. American Idol 3 provided another strong season, but it didn’t quite live up to the Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard battle from season 2.
1. The Apprentice (1 & 2)
2. Survivor (All-Stars & Vanuatu)
3. American Idol 3
4. The Amazing Race (5 & 6)
5. The Simple Life 2
6. Big Brother 5
7. My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance
8. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
9. Film Fakers
10. The Real Gilligan’s Island
This is the time of year that all the major media outlets like to come our with their best and worst lists of 2004. It should come as no surprise, but reality TV provided an easy target for many critic’s worst lists. Reality TV shows appeared on lists from both the New York Daily News and Entertainment Weekly.