Apple TV+ bags awards for The Oprah Conversation and 1971

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Oprah Winfrey interviews thought leaders in an Apple TV+ series debuting Thursday, July 30. ‘The Oprah Conversation’ hits Apple TV+ this week.
Oprah Winfrey interviews thought leaders in an Apple TV+ series debuting Thursday, July 30.
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Apple TV+ scored two wins and two nominations in the third annual Critics Choice Real TV Awards, announced Monday.

The Critics Choice Association – better known for the Critics Choice Awards — and the nonfiction producers’ organization NPACT present the honors. The awards recognize excellence in nonfiction, unscripted and reality programming across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms.

Apple TV+ wins

The network took home a win for 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything in the Best Limited Documentary Series category. The title beat out entries from Netflix, HBO, Showtime and Disney+. Watch the acceptance comments by the director and executive producers.

The Oprah Conversation tied for a win in the Best Structured Series category with The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Watch Host and Executive Producer Oprah Winfrey’s acceptance remarks. She focuses mainly on her episode featuring an in-depth interview with former President Barak Obama.

Apple TV+ nominations

Apple TV+ received a nomination for Dear… in the Best Ongoing Documentary Series category, though PBS’ longtime news analysis stalwart “Frontline” took the prize.

In addition to the overall win for her show, The Oprah Conversation, Winfrey got a nomination for Best Show Host. But John Oliver won the category for his HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

See the full list of Critics Choice Real TV Award nominees and winners.