A. Smith & Co. Productions and Magical Elves received a combined total of 25 nominations for this year’s third-annual Reality TV Awards.
Tinopolis Group-owned companies A. Smith & Co. Productions and Magical Elves received a combined total of 25 nominations for this year’s third-annual Reality TV Awards, with both companies nominated for Best Production Company.
A Smith & Co.’s Hell’s Kitchen topped the list with its ten nominations in the categories: Reality King (Gordon Ramsay); Best Host/Hostess (Gordon Ramsay – Hell’s Kitchen/Master Chef), Best Guilty Pleasure; Best Competition Show; Best Editing; Best Creative Challenge; Best Shocking Moment; Best New Cast; and Best Overall Show. Its popular series American Ninja Warrior is up for seven awards: Bad Ass Crew; Best Host/Hostess (Matt Iseman); Best Competition Show; Outstanding Performance (Kacy Catazaro); Best Creative Competition; Best Feel Good Show; and Best Heartfelt Moment. Magician competition series Wizard Wars also received nominations for Best New Show and Best Unique Concept, and Kitchen Nightmares was nominated for Best Villain and Best Shocking Moment.
In addition to Magical Elves’ nomination for Best Production Company, its series Top Chef has been nominated for Best Competition Show; Best Judging Panel; and Best Host/Hostess (Padma Lakshmi).
Arwel Rees, CEO, Tinopolis Group, says: “A.Smith and Co and Magical Elves are industry leaders when it comes to the reality television genre and we are incredibly proud to see their hard work and expertise being recognised through this impressive number of nominations across a variety of categories. On behalf of the Tinopolis Group, we wish them all the best on the awards night.”
Arthur Smith, CEO, A. Smith & Co, says, “We cannot be more pleased that the Reality TV Awards are recognizing our work across so many categories. One of the things we pride ourselves on at A. Smith & Co. is the diversity and depth of our slate – these nominations demonstrate how we create quality programming across a broad range of genres that audiences love. We can’t wait for awards night.”
Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz, Co-founders, Magical Elves, say, “We were thrilled to hear the news of our Reality TV Awards nominations. For a show like Top Chef, going into its 13th season, to continue to be recognized means a lot to everyone. And the nomination for Magical Elves itself is a true testament to the creativity, passion and hard work of every single person at our company. We are grateful for the recognition."
Award winners will be announced at the Reality TV Awards ceremony on 13 May at Avalon-Hollywood in Los Angeles. Fans can vote for the nominees online at realitytelevisionawards.com until 30 April.
The Tinopolis Group is a world-class international media producer and distributor of factual, entertainment, sport, drama, reality and branded content. It is one of the largest remaining independent television producers with significant business bases in London, Wales, Glasgow and LA, producing high quality content for all key networks in both the US and the UK and for a fast-growing stable of brands and agencies.