Karamo Brown & His Fellow “Queer Eye” Fab Five Win Big at the Critics Choice Real TV Awards

Karamo Brown is the critics’ choice…

The second annual Critics Choice Real TV Awards have been announced, with the 39-year-old Afro-Cuban American reality television star and his fellow Queer Eye members repeating as winners.

Queer Eye Fab Five

Brown and his fellow Fab Five members, who appear in Lizzo’s new animated lyric video for “Soulmate,” won their second consecutive award for Ensenble Cast in an Unscripted Series.

The Netflix series also repeated as the winner in the Lifestyle: Fashion/Beauty Show category.

Here’s the full list of winners for the event, organized by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association and nonfiction producer trade organization NPACT:

Competition Series RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Competition Series: Talent/Variety The Voice (NBC)
Unstructured Series Cheer (Netflix)
Structured Series The World According to Jeff Goldblum (Disney+)
Business Show Shark Tank (ABC)
Sports Show The Last Dance (ESPN)
Crime/Justice Series Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich (Netflix)
Ongoing Documentary Series Frontline (PBS)
Limited Documentary Series Hillary (Hulu)
Short Form Series Carpool Karaoke: The Series (Apple)
Live Show Chasing the Cure (TNT)
Interactive Show Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (Bravo)
Culinary Show – TIE Chopped (Food Network) & Top Chef (Bravo)
Game Show Jeopardy!: The Greatest of All Time (ABC)
Travel/Adventure Series Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix)
Animal/Nature Show Seven Worlds, One Planet (BBC America)
Lifestyle: Fashion/Beauty Show Queer Eye (Netflix)
Relationship Show Love Is Blind (Netflix)
Lifestyle: Home/Garden Show A Very Brady Renovation (HGTV)
Ensemble Cast in an Unscripted Series Queer Eye (Netflix)
Female Star of The Year Dr. Sandra Lee – Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC)
Male Star of The Year Jerry Harris – Cheer (Netflix)
Show Host Alex Trebek – Jeopardy! (CBS Television Distribution)
Outstanding Achievement In Nonfiction Production Raw TV

Arbos Among the Five Latinos in American Idol’s Top 20

The future looks oh-so-bright for the Latino competitors like Lazaro Arbos on American Idol this season…

Following two weeks of intense Sudden Death episodes in Las Vegas, Mariah Carey and her fellow Idol judges have picked their Top 20 girls and guys to advance to the next round on Fox’s hit singing competition.

Lazaro Arbos

This season five Latinos, including the 21-year-old Cuban American hopeful with a speech impediment who has consistently impressed judges since his first audition, have made it through.

Arbos, who performed Keith Urban’s “Tonight I Want to Cry,” was the last Latino to make it through. He was the only Hispanic singer in this Thursday’s Sudden Death round.

Nicki Minaj said Arbos played it safe “in a good way” and called his performance very truthful, while Randy Jackson said there’s a “sweet spot” in Arbos’ voice and it’s like no one else’s in the competition.

Earlier this week, Breanna Steer was the last Latina to make the cut following her performance of Jazmine Sullivan’s “Bust Your Windows.” The 18-year-old part-Honduran American singer impressed the judges with her powerful performance.

Minaj called her “sexy on a stick,” while Carey told her she though Steer was “extremely marketable and gorgeous and talented.”

Last week, Devin Velez and Elijah Liu survived their extremely competitive Sudden Death round to advance.

Velez, an 18-year-old Chicago native performed a bilingual version of Beyonce’s “Listen” that earned kudos from the judges.

Minaj called his decision to sing in English and Spanish a “smart choice,” making him more marketable.

Liu, an 18-year-old half-Mexican American singer from California, performed Bruno Mars’ “Talking To The Moon.”

The half-Mexican/half-Chinese American hopeful had Minaj declaring, “I would sign you today!”

The first Hispanic hopeful to advance in the competition last week was Tenna Torres. The 28-year-old Puerto Rican & African American singer performed Natasha Bedingfield‘s “Soulmate.”

Minaj praised Torres on her 1990’s R&B tone, while Urban called it “a beautiful song for you to do,” adding, “It’s also a deceptively big song that requires a lot of control, which you mostly had throughout that performance.”

The Top 20 will all perform next week, with the public vote set to decide their fate for the first time.

Here’s the complete list of the Top 20 Guys & Girls:

Adriana Latonio
Amber Holcomb
Angela Miller
Aubrey Cleland
Breanna Steer
Candice Glover
Janelle Arthur
Kree Harrison
Tenna Torres
Zoanette Johnson

Burnell Taylor
Charlie Askew
Cortez Shaw
Curtis Finch, Jr.
Devin Velez
Elijah Liu
Lazaro Arbos
Paul Jolley
Nick Boddington
Vincent Powell