The Men of West Hollywood have been nominated for an American Reality Television Award (ARTAS). The 10th Annual ARTAS announced its official nominees in 27 distinct categories, and The Men of West Hollywood are up against Lisa Vanderpump’s Vanderpump Rules in the category of Guilty Pleasure Show. The category is described as “a show you watch and don’t talk about…until someone else brings it up, then it’s game on. This is the water cooler show, the one your girlfriend has no idea you’re watching or following. This series is your own personal ‘must see tv’.”
The worldwide vote is open now until Thursday, July 20th, 2023, by either texting ARTAS to 40691 or going to http://vote.theARTAS.com
The Men of West Hollywood series delivered reality TV drama produced by Get Me Out Productions. Three gay guys and three straight guys gave us a lot to talk about while they ran amuck in a city that wasn’t really West Hollywood. Cameras followed “Mr. California” David Barta, a model and personal trainer; Justin Jedlica, a plastic surgery consultant, known around the world as the “human ken doll”; Darren Tieste, a celebrity photographer; Murray Swanby, a club promoter and top underwear model; Brennen Taylor, a YouTube star; and Landon Wetterstrom, a luxury property owner. All six characters fancy themselves well-known power players living, working, and partying in the hippest ZIP Code in Los Angeles County, 90069. The series put together one of the most drama-driven, polarizing friend groups in WeHo last year and according to the nod by ARTAS, people watched it with guilty abandon.
The Men have some pretty stiff competition in the Guilty Pleasure department. The full list includes some big reality names:
Bachelor In Paradise (ABC)
Hell’s Kitchen (FOX)
Love Is Blind (NETFLIX)
Men of West Hollywood (CRACKLE)
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (BRAVO)
Savage x Fenty Show (PRIME VIDEO)
Vanderpump Rules (BRAVO)
Welcome To Plathville (TLC)
Last year’s Guilty Pleasure winner was 1000-Lb. Sisters (TLC), and Dr. Pimple Popper took the prize the year before last.
41 broadcast, cable and streaming networks and 165 reality production companies are represented in this year’s nominations. Leading the pack with 7 nominations is NETFLIX’s Floor is Lava, followed by a 6-nomination tie between NBC’s American Ninja Warrior and FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen. PRIME VIDEO’s Lizzo’s Watch Out For The Big Grrrls garnered 5 nominations, as did NETFLIX’s The Mole. ABC’s Shark Tank has been granted 4 nominations.
Superstar talent David Dobrik, Zac Efron, Morgan Freeman, Selena Gomez, Chris Hemsworth, Paris Hilton, “Judge Judy” Sheindlin, Dan Levy, Lizzo, Demi Lovato, Sebastian Maniscalco, Bill Nye, Jack Osborne, Keke Palmer, Maya Rudolph and Andy Samberg are also receiving their very first ARTAS nominations.
Executive Producers Kristen Moss and Andrew Ward started the American Reality Television Awards in 2012 to support, examine, and redefine the art of reality in media by rewarding excellence, encouraging experimentation and recognizing that the public is the heart of reality TV. ARTAS value the rich diversity of programming that puts reality on the leading edge of entertainment. Joining a few months before the 1st awards began, John Barra, 2-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning producer for Jeopardy! serves as the showrunner and talent producer for all nine years.
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