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
The Amazing Race 10 and All-Stars Coming to DVD!
Seasons 10 and 11 are coming!
TV Shows on DVD have reported that The Amazing Race 10 and The Amazing Race All-Stars are coming soon to DVD!
While there is no release date yet, you can already pre-order the DVDs on Amazon. Like the previous seasons, the DVDs will only be available through Amazon.
Are you excited to relive two classic seasons?
I have been a fan of The Amazing Race since it premiered on September 5, 2001. For 21 and a half seasons and 12 years, The Amazing Race has brought teams of two to some of the most beautiful and eye opening destinations around the world to compete in a Race for a million dollars. Not only are teams merely competing on a reality show, they are also experiencing different worlds, different cultures and different people; so different from their everyday lives here in the United States. But alongside those differences, teams have found that the world really is a small place. That even crazy Americans have something in common with people who live half away around the world.
And because their experiences are being filmed and broadcast, millions and millions of viewers, not just in the United States, but around the world where the show is broadcast, also get to enjoy these experiences. The viewers are able to live vicariously through the contestants, able to learn about people and places they might have never even heard of.
The Amazing Race has been able to open many eyes to the world around us while also being a breathtaking travelogue and great TV.
So it is very conflicting and saddening to see The Amazing Race being accused of being anti-American and of disrespecting and insulting Vietnam War veterans. Continue reading