The Ravers – The Annual Reality Ravings Reality TV Awards – 2010
It is that time again for the annual Reality Ravings awards (The Ravers) , again they are completely biased and not oversighted by Price Waterhouse Coopers.
Reality Ravings Reality TV Awards – 2010
The Inaugural Jesus H Christ Award
Winner: Kyle Sandilands, just when his enemies thought his career was dead he rises from the ashes to be bigger and more popular then ever.
After Kyle’s sacking from Australian Idol in 2009 he went to star in two reality TV shows in 2010 Australia’s Got Talent, and The X Factor.
Matthew Newton is hoping to win this award next year.
“Yes We Know It Really Wasn’t Your Fault” Award
Winner: Australia’s Next Top Model. After the most memorable finale of the show ever, with host Sarah Murdoch announcing the wrong winner a plethora of media releases were sent out to tell us it wasn’t her fault. For the record no one ever thought it was.
The Best Australia Reality TV Show
Winner: Masterchef Australia – The winner of the 2009 award in this category. But again four million viewers cannot be wrong, and was the overwhelming choice on the viewers poll. It was on our TV screens for three and a half months, six nights a week, and people did not know what to do with their time when the series finished nor what to tweet about.
Runner Up: Beauty and The Geek – One of those shows the thought of it is off putting but certainly punches above its intellectual weight in the ratings.
Honourable Mention: The X Factor – Even though it did not rate as well as they hoped, any station that spends over $20 million on a reality show has to be applauded. Altiyan Childs became a household name due to his avante garde performances, Guy Sebastian proved he has a career beyond just singing, Ronan Keating was inspired casting, and Kyle Sandilands proved he was the master manipulator but not such a great mentor.
Best New Reality TV Show
Winner: Four Weddings – this gets the title because this low budget Channel 7 show proved to be highly entertaining, with Bridezilla’s bitching about each others weddings. An unexpected hit.
Runner Up: Junior Masterchef – this offshoot of Masterchef Australia proved much more successful than Celebrity Masterchef of 2009. The kids really knew how to cook, however at times it got sickly sweet, and I am talking about the judges, not the cooking.
Honourable Mention: Undercover Boss Australia – taken from the US version, it was interesting to see the CEO’s back at the coalface. I am sure they thought it was good PR, but one of the highlights was a worker bitching to the CEO of Boost Juice about how the company did not like to pay overtime. Don’t expect to see any of bosses of the top four banks posing as tellers listening to disgruntled punters bitch about their interest rate rises on the next series.
Best Reality Show On Pay TV
Winner: Come Dine With Me Australia – there were fears the Australia version would not be as good as the much loved UK version however it matched it and raised it one. Casting was gold with a good mix of straight people and fruit loops to create some fabulous reality TV frission.
Runner Up – Australia’s Next Top Model – The only thing anyone will remember from the series will be host Sarah Murdoch announcing the wrong winners name before she was told Amanda Ware was the actual winner.
Worst Reality Show On TV
Winners: Fame –The Ultimate High School Musical – Just never lived up to the hype. It was boring and in hindsight it may have been better to involve a performing arts high school, and the cast were
Freshwater Blue – I have to confess I have only managed to watch five minutes of this show, but even I have standards. Did the casting directors take IQ tests of the cast to ensure they were dim witted, to ensure they are vacuous and boring?
Honourable Mention: The Boss Is Coming To Dinner – the premise was a potential boss comes to dinner. I still am trying to work out the point of the show, but it also created the greater sin of not being entertaining.
Best International Reality Show:
Winner: Celebrity Rehab – Avoids being too exploitative, and ensures you have empathy for the cast who are so open about their addictions. Heartwrenching at times. And yes it is always the mothers fault.
Runner Up: The Apprentice UK – Alan Sugar shows Donald Trump how it is done. Great cast, great challenges, and diverse contestants, a highlight on the TV calendar.
Honourable Mention: 9 By Design – a hip Bravo production about a designer with seven kids living in New York City. Only downside is Courtney the wife appeared to do most of the hands on work both with the kids and the designing, as dad was busy cultivating his hipster image.
The Douche of the Year Award
Deryck Ward. Who you ask? Well he was the reality star that never was as he was edited out of this season of The Biggest Loser, after he was arrested on child pornography charges. The result two weeks of the show was shown in two episodes.