Whether on a streaming service, on broadcast TV or cable, there is a large amount of creatives and executives that made their mark on unscripted television over the last year. Despite the ups and downs of the COVID-19 pandemic, it became a time for new ideas and new programming — from documentaries and competition shows, to dating series and comfort viewing — to thrive.

Here, Variety celebrates the talent behind the scenes who have made the biggest impact across all formats of unscripted.