Reality series Wahlburgers and international format Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds have won awards at the 2019 Realscreen Awards.
The Realscreen Awards, which recognize the best in unscripted and non-fiction programming from around the world, were presented at a ceremony during Realscreen Summit in New Orleans on Tuesday January 29, 2019.
Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds won two awards – Reality: Constructed Reality and Best New Format. This revolutionary social experiment attempts to dramatically improve the health and well-being of elderly people in retirement communities, by bringing them together with a group of four-year-old pre-school children.
Produced by CPL Productions for Channel 4 in the UK, the show recently returned to Channel 4 for its second season, more than doubling Channel 4’s average daytime share. Red Arrow Studios International distributes the format worldwide, with local commissions including VOX Germany, Movistar+ Spain, and France, the Netherlands, Sweden and Australia.
Previous award wins for Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds include Best Constructed Documentary Series at the 2018 Grierson Awards, Factual TV Project of the Year at the 2018 Content Innovation Awards, Best Original Programme at the Broadcast Awards, Best Popular Factual Series at the 2018 Edinburgh TV Awards, and Best Factual Entertainment and Best Brand Driven Format at the International Format Awards. It was also nominated for a 2018 BAFTA award.
Also multi-season hit series Wahlburgers won the Best Reality: Docusoap award. Produced by 44 Blue Productions in association with Closest to the Hole Productions, Donnie D Productions & Leverage Entertainment for A&E, this two-time Emmy nominated series, now in its ninth season, features the escapades of the colorful and famous Wahlberg family as they blend Boston accents and saucy attitudes into a recipe for reality TV success.