The Amazing Race Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmy Awards!

The Amazing Race Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmy Awards!

It’s that time of year again.  The Emmy nominations were just announced and The Amazing Race has again been honored with noms.

TAR is nominated in seven categories, all of which the same categories they were nominated last year, including Outstanding Reality-Competition Program and Phil Keoghan for Outstanding Host.

Betram van Munster returns as a nominee for Directing as well as nominations for Cinematography, Picture and Sound Editing and Sound Mixing.

After going home empty handed in 2010, TAR returned to the Emmy winners circle last year.  This is TAR’s 10th series nomination and will go for its 9th series Emmy with the season 20 episode “Let Them Drink Their Haterade.”

While TAR’s nominations mirror the last two years, its fellow nominees have drastically changed.  This year, TAR goes up against familiar foes, Dancing With the Stars, Project Runway, So You Think You Can Dance, and Top Chef, but also new nominee The Voice, taking the slot previously held by American Idol.  This now makes The Amazing Race the longest running nominee in the category since it was introduced in 2003.

Meanwhile, host Phil Keoghan gets a new fellow nominee as well with Betty White taking Jeff Probst’s slot amongst those tapped in the Outstanding Host category.  Ryan Seacrest, Tom Bergeron and Cat Deeley return as nominees.

The Emmys will air on ABC on Sunday, September 23rd.

The Amazing Race’s 2012 Emmy Nominations:
OUTSTANDING REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING
OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR REALITY PROGRAMMING
OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR REALITY PROGRAMMING
OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING (SINGLE OR MULTI-CAMERA)
OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING

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