Just two years ago, Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn won Best Reality Hosts at the Emmys for Lifetime’s “Project Runway.” But if you look at the current Gold Derby’s overall Emmy rankings for this category, they’re down in fourth place with only 33/1 odds of winning again. Are our odds-makers underestimating this loveable Emmy duo?
After all, “Project Runway” is airing new episodes this month, including during Emmy voting (Aug. 17 to Aug. 28). So, even though Klum and Gunn are being judged on last season of the show, the current cycle means they’ll be fresh in voters’ minds as they begin marking their ballots next week.
Klum and Gunn have decided to submit episode six of season 13, “The Klum of Doom,” in which the remaining contestants have to design a dress for Heidi to wear to the Creative Arts Emmys. Talk about perfect cross-promotion.
Though none of Gold Derby’s Experts or Editors are currently predicting a victory for Klum and Gunn, one member of our Top 24 Users (those who did best predicting last year’s Emmy Awards) is sticking his neck out for them — Noe.
When I asked Noe why he was predicting the “Project Runway” duo, he explained, “Well, plain and simple because the lack of a clear frontrunner. I’m betting for them to be the ones to take advantage of the relatively closed race.”
The other nominees for Best Reality Host are Jane Lynch (“Hollywood Game Night”), Anthony Bourdain (“The Taste”), Tom Bergeron (“Dancing with the Stars”) and Cat Deeley (“So You Think You Can Dance”).
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Last year, our Experts had an accuracy rate of 58.62% when it came to predicting the Emmy winners. That score tied them with both Gold Derby’s Editors and the Top 24 Users (those two dozen folks who did the best at predicting last year’s Emmys). Our Users scored 51.72% (Click on any of these groups to see what they got right and wrong last year.)
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Photo: Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn in 2014. Credit: MediaPunch/REX