Bill Maher just picked up his 28th career Emmy nomination (Best Variety Series,”Real Time with Bill Maher“). However, he has lost all 27 of his previous bids and once again faces the “Daily Show with Jon Stewart” which has won this award nine years in a row.
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Maher would do well to learn from Ryan Seacrest who was repeatedly snubbed for “American Idol.” That singing contest never won Best Reality-Competition Series, and Seacrest has lost Best Reality Host every year since the category was created in 2008. But he has matching Emmy bookends.
Seacrest won a Daytime Emmy in 2006 as a co-host of the “Walt Disney World Christmas Parade” which was named Best Special Class Special and a Primetime Emmy in 2010 as executive producer of “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” which took Best Reality Series.
The same Christmas Parade also ended the losing streak of Kelly Ripa, who has been a staple of daytime television since 1990 on “All My Children” and then “Live with Regis and Kelly,” but at the time had never won for either show; she and Philbin finally won Best Talk Show Host last year and repeated this year.
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