Down Syndrome Reality Show Wins Critics’ Choice Award
A reality show about the lives of several young adults with Down syndrome is picking up another award.
“Born This Way” won a Critics’ Choice Award Thursday night for Best Unstructured Reality Series during a ceremony in Santa Monica, Calif.
The awards are handed out annually by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, two groups representing journalists who cover film and television.
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“Born This Way” follows seven young adults with Down syndrome as they seek out employment, friendships, romantic relationships and independence. In addition, the reality series has included a look at the life of a young boy with the chromosomal disorder and his family.
Since debuting in 2015, the A&E Network show has netted multiple Emmy Awards and was named to the Television Academy Honors, which highlights programs that “tackle complex issues and advance social change.”
“Born This Way” is set to return for a fourth season, but no air dates have been announced.