The Amazing Race Nominated for 5 Emmys; Phil Keoghan Snubbed!
The Emmy nominations are out and The Amazing Race is once again nominated in the category it has dominated, Outstanding Reality-Competition Program.
But this year, TAR is only nominated in five categories, down from seven last year. And the two omissions are big ones. Phil Keoghan is not nominated for Outstanding Host, the first time since 2009 Phil was not nominated when the category was introduced in 2008. And Bertram Van Munster is not nominated for Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming after five previous nominations.
TAR submitted Episode 22.07, “Be Safe and Don’t Hit a Cow.”
Phil’s snub seems to have made way for Anthony Bourdain to sneak into the category for The Taste, while Survivor scores two nominations in Directing for Nonfiction Programming for its two finales.
The nominees in the main Reality-Competition Program category are unchanged from last year; Dancing With the Stars, Project Runway, So You Think You Can Dance, Top Chef, and The Voice.
The Emmys will be handed out on Sunday, September 22nd on CBS
The Amazing Race‘s Emmy Nominations are:
OUTSTANDING REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRPAHY FOR REALITY PROGRAMMING
OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR REALITY PROGRAMMING
OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING
OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING