Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Emmy award for 'Born This Way'

We have not seen this show in Australia yet, but we will be watching out for it on free to air or pay-TV. Let us know if you spot it first:

Reality TV's 'Born This Way' ... wins Emmy
Peter Larsen, Orange County Register, 12 September 2016
“Born This Way,” the A&E reality television series that includes three Orange County residents in its cast of young adults with Down syndrome, pulled off a minor upset at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday, defeating bigger and better-known shows to take home the Emmy for outstanding unstructured reality program.

“Born This Way” debuted its first season of six episodes in December and is midway through a second season of 10 episodes. It won the Emmy over shows such as “Deadliest Catch,” which had taken home the trophy the past two years, “Intervention” and “Project Greenlight.” ...

‘Born This Way’ completely deserves its unstructured reality show Emmy
Marc Silver, Washington Post, 12 September 2016
Congratulations! You got it right by giving the Emmy for outstanding unstructured reality program to “Born This Way.”

“Born This Way” is the rare reality show that features characters who are neither petty nor inane and that has a greater purpose than keeping up with the Kardashians — which is ironic, because the same production company, Bunim/Murray, also brings us “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”

The program, now finishing up Season 2 (10 p.m. Tuesdays on A&E), looks at a group of people who are practically invisible on TV: the 400,000 Americans with Down syndrome. And what the show does is remarkable ...

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