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Moet & Chandon Celebrates RuPaul, Leah Remini and Netflix’s Queer Eye Cast at the Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards

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Last night, Hollywood gathered at the Beverly Hilton for the first-annual Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards and in commemorative fashion, Moet & Chandon was there to celebrate the nominees, award recipients and inaugural ceremony. Comedian Loni Love hosted the star-studded ceremony, which recognizes excellence in nonfiction, unscripted and reality programming across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms.


Show highlights included: Leah Remini receiving the first ever Impact Award, recognizing her work on her groundbreaking series Leah Remini: Scientology and the AftermathRuPaul’s Drag Race winning for Best Competition Series, and Netflix’s Queer Eye took home four awards overall including Ensemble Cast in an Unscripted Series, Lifestyle Show: Fashion/Beauty, Male Star of the Year for Jonathan Van Ness, and Structured Series.

Additional attendees included: RuPaul, Lisa KudrowTerri BindiAlfonso RibeiroColton Underwood and more. VH1 will broadcast the show on Sunday, June 9.

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