UNITED SHADES

OF AMERICA

DOCUMENTARY SERIES   |   6 SEASONS  |   CNN | 

3 TIMES EMMY WINNER FOR OUTSTANDING UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM

Comic and political provocateur W. Kamau Bell hosts this CNN original documentary series in which he travels to the far corners of America to explore race-based subcultures. Using humor to soften his experiences, Bell willingly subjects himself to awkward situations -- like attending a cross-burning, hate-mongering Ku Klux Klan session -- to demonstrate "the many diverse and colorful definitions of America," CNN says. Bell also visits a gated retirement community, experiences inner-city policing, spends time with spring break revelers, speaks to prison inmates, and travels to the Last Frontier.

AWARDS

| NOMINEE - 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards - Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
| NOMINEE - 2016 TCA Awards  - Outstanding Achievement in News and Information

| NOMINEE - 2016 IDA Award - Best Episodic Series
| WINNER - 2017 
Primetime Emmy Awards - Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program

| NOMINEE - 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards - Outstanding Host for a Reality/Reality-Competition Program

| NOMINEE - 2017 OFTA Television Award - Best Individual Host in a Reality or Non-Fiction Program

| NOMINEE - 2017 Image Awards (NAACP) - Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series

| WINNER - 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards - Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program

| WINNER - 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards - Outstanding Host for a Reality/Reality-Competition Program

| NOMINEE - 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards - Outstanding Host for a Reality/Reality-Competition Program

| NOMINEE - 2018 OFTA Television Award - Best Individual Host in a Reality or Non-Fiction Program

| NOMINEE - 2018 Image Awards (NAACP) - Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series

| WINNER - 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards - Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program

| WINNER - 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards - Outstanding Picture Editing for an Unstructured Reality Program

| NOMINEE - 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards - Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special

| NOMINEE - 2021 Image Awards (NAACP) - Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series