‘Born This Way’ Scores Emmy Win
A reality show following the lives of seven young adults with developmental disabilities has come out on top, winning an Emmy for outstanding unstructured reality program.
The A&E hit “Born This Way” took home the prize Sunday night at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.
The show focuses on the everyday experiences of its stars, all of whom have Down syndrome, following them through the ups and downs of dating, employment and the quest for independence.
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“Born This Way” debuted late last year and is already in the midst of its second season after seeing viewership increase 67 percent over the course of its initial six-episode run.
The documentary series bested a field of nominees that included Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch,” HBO’s “Project Greenlight” and CNN’s “United Shades of America,” among others, for the award.
“Born This Way” also received two nominations for outstanding picture editing for reality programming, but did not win in that category.
The reality programming awards were among several creative arts Emmys given out over the weekend ahead of the main Emmys, which will take place this coming Sunday. A broadcast of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards will air Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on FXX.
“Born This Way” airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on A&E.
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