10 July 2006

Emmy Race: Reality Competition Series

The nominees are:

The Amazing Race • CBS • Amazing Race Productions, Inc. and Touchstone Television Productions, LLC in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and WorldRace Productions, Inc.

American Idol • FOX • FremantleMedia N.A., Inc. & 19TV Ltd.

Dancing With The Stars • ABC • BBC Worldwide Productions

Project Runway • Bravo • Magical Elves for The Weinstein Company/Miramax, Full Picture, Bravo

Survivor • CBS • Mark Burnett Productions in association with SEG Productions


With the show also nominated for Outstanding Art Direction For A Variety, Music Program, Or Special (the very first time it happens to a reality-competition!), and add to the fact that American Idol's most recent season (Season 5) was a huge success, with increased viewership and remaining constant in it's number one spot at the ratings, this year's winner could be American Idol.

Three-time winner, The Amazing Race, which had it's poorest run with The Family Edition during the start of last Season, may fail to win the fourth time.

What's missing this year? Donald Trump's The Apprentice, which was nominated for the last three seasons but has now been snubbed and is also suffering from a drop in viewership.

Complete List of Emmy Nominees
Eligibility Period: Episodes airing June 1, 2005 to May 31, 2006
Emmy Awards airs on September 2006