The Amazing Race Nominated for 6 Primetime Emmy Awards

The Amazing Race has been nominated for six Primetime Emmy Awards this year including its 12th nomination for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program.

TAR is nominated in all the categories it was nominated for last year with a return nomination in the Outstanding Directing category. Unfortunately, Phil Keoghan has been shut out of the Outstanding Host category for the 2nd year in a row. TAR went home empty-handed last year.

The episode TAR submitted this year was Season 23’s Episode 9, “Part Like the Red Sea,” probably the only Emmy-worthy episode in the last year that feature teams Racing through Indonesia and Nicole’s epic meltdown.

TAR’s six nominations for this year are:
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming
Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming
Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming
Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)
Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming

The Amazing Race 23 Wrap-Up

The 23rd Race around the world is done. This was an interesting season, yet oddly bland at the same time.

Even though this season was filmed back in July, it premiered on television right after the series’ only 2nd Emmy loss. So expectations were still a little high that this season needed to wow or at least prove that TAR still deserved to be nominated in the category it has dominated since its creation, let alone actually win it.

Unfortunately, the first half or even 2/3 of the season pretty much justified the loss. The teams were forgettable, the tasks were uninspired and the locations were uninteresting. TAR23 started off pretty much encapsulating all the criticisms fans have had about the show these last few years.

You couple the “Meh” feeling of TAR23 with the news that TAR24 was some kind of returning Racers season, it just made everything even less exciting. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race 23, Episodes 11 & 12 (Season Finale) – “Thanks for not helping me!”


Recap: The Amazing Race 23, Episodes 11 & 12 – Amazing “Crazy” Race

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The penultimate Leg begins as teams are told to fly to Tokyo. At the travel agency, Jason & Amy and Travis & Nicole try to make a pact with Tim & Marie that they will work together this Leg to ensure Leo & Jamal get eliminated and they are the final three. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race 23, Episode 10 – “My husband looks like the sexiest drag queen ever.”


Recap: The Amazing Race 23, Episode 10 – Cobra in My Teeth

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The 10th Leg of the Race begins and teams will start it off with a hearty breakfast of grilled cobra which locals enjoy for its healing benefits.

Leo & Jamal find the King Cobra House at Ciwangun Indah Camp (CIC) and realize what they must eat. While 3rd and 4th place teams Jason & Amy and Nicole & Travis find the location easily, Tim & Marie get dropped off at the South Entrance instead of the North Entrance. They start searching the area and wonder why no other teams are there. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race 23, Episode 9 – “Don’t let it ram my ass!”


Recap: The Amazing Race 23, Episode 9 – Part Like the Red Sea

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For this 9th Leg of the Race, it’s time to head to Bandung, Indonesia. All teams are on the same flights to Bandung via Bangkok and Singapore, which allows Leo & Jamal to confront Nicole & Travis at the airport about the U-Turn in the last Leg. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race 23, Episode 8 – “Ooo, you gettin’ all fancy on me!”


Recap: The Amazing Race 23, Episode 8 – One Hot Camel

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It’s time for the 8th Leg of the Race. To get going on this Leg, teams must use their satchel of Viking coins they obtained in Norway and decipher a code that will unlock a Ford Explorer. The symbols on their coins must be placed in the order that they are stenciled on the satchel. Flipped over, the coins reveal the five-digit sequence needed to open the SUV. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race 23, Episode 7 – “I suck at dates.”


Recap: The Amazing Race 23, Episode 7 – Speed Dating is the Worst

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Teams set off for the 7th Leg of the Race and must fly from Vienna to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

The other teams go straight to the airport, but Leo & Jamal stop at Continue reading