For the third year in a row, the Emmy race for Best Reality Competition Program is a battle between the same six reality series. Will this year’s winner be nine-time record-holder “The Amazing Race,” reigning champ “The Voice,” 2010 victor “Top Chef,” or might we see an all-new winner?
Below, titles of the all-important episodes chosen by nominees for submission to the Emmy judges.
Since this category’s creation in 2003, only the above three series have claimed the ultimate prize, thanks mostly to “The Amazing Race’s” dominance between 2003 and 2009 and then again from 2011 to 2012. This CBS juggernaut has now been nominated every year of this category’s existence, for a record 12 bids in this race.
Just behind it with 10 total series nominations is perennial also-ran “Project Runway.” While the Heidi Klum/Tim Gunn series has never won the top prize, it did score a victory last year for Best Reality Host. (See this year’s episodes selections for Best Reality Host here.)
With nine series nominations, “Dancing With the Stars” hopes to hear its name called for the first time. And 2010 champ “Top Chef” hopes to win again; it’s now been nominated in this race a total of eight times.
BEST REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM
“The Amazing Race” – “Part Like The Red Sea” (Season 23)
“Dancing with the Stars” – “Finale” (Season 17)
“Project Runway” – “Tie the Knot” (Season 12)
“So You Think You Can Dance” – “Finale” (Season 10)
“Top Chef” – “Oui Si a Challenge” (Season 11)
“The Voice” – “Blind Auditions” (Season 6)
Click here for our earlier report about episode submissions for Anna Chlumsky, Jeff Daniels, Peter Dinklage, Adam Driver, Lena Dunham, Tony Hale, Woody Harrelson, Lena Headey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Matthew McConaughey, and the series “Game of Thrones,” “Silicon Valley,” “True Detective,” and “Veep.”
Click here for our earlier report about episode submissions for Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Paul, and the series “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men.”
Click here for our earlier report about episode submissions for Fred Armisen, Christine Baranski, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Lizzy Caplan, Josh Charles, Louis C.K., Claire Danes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Allison Janney, William H. Macy, Julianna Margulies, Jim Parsons, Mandy Patinkin, and the series “Louie.”
Click here for our earlier report about episode submissions for Mayim Bialik, Andre Braugher, Don Cheadle, Edie Falco, Matt LeBlanc, Amy Poehler, Jon Voight, Kerry Washington, and the series “The Big Bang Theory.”
Click here for our earlier report about episode submissions for Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt, Melissa McCarthy, Maggie Smith, and the series “Downton Abbey” and “Modern Family.”