Very interesting — Amazing Race and SYTYCD submitted the same episodes here as they did for series
“The Amazing Race,” Phil Keoghan (“Let
Them Drink Their Haterade”)
“Dancing with the Stars,” Tom Bergeron – Sept.
20, 2011, First live results show of Season 13
“So You Think You Can Dance,” Cat Deeley – (“Top
“American Idol,” Ryan Seacrest – Visit to
Portland, Oregon, Audition Day
“Betty White’s Off Their Rockers,” Betty White –
Pilot, Jan. 16, 2012
I didn’t watch Idol this past season, but it seems weird that Ryan Seacrest submitted one of the audition episodes, instead of one where he’s actually hosting a performance or results show. What am I missing here?
I don’t think Ryan Seacrest is winning, but this is a very interesting decision. He hasn’t won yet by hosting a regular show (performance or results) where his duties are traditional and similar to those of other nominees in the category, so it doesn’t hurt to try a different approach.
Betty White picks well again! The Pilot was one of ( If not the best ) Episodes of the series so far! 🙂
Hosting live has not won the award. It’s all been Jeff Probst with his taped and edited built a narrative type shows. It has obviously helped to have some kind of narrative and not be live.
This is definitely Betty White’s award…
I don’t watch any of these shows regularly except “The Amazing Race,” but I decided to watch these episodes. Based strictly on the episodes submitted, Cat Deeley should win this in a walk. She has the most screentime by far. She does pretty much the same thing Ryan Seacrest does from week to week, but with a lot more infectious charm. Honestly, when Seacrest interacts with the judges and contestants, he always seems insincere to me. (And his audition episode this year is a nonstarter.)
Another clever moment: Deeley’s episode aired after last year’s Emmy nominations came out. At one point a judge mentions the nominations in order to praise the choreographers (who got most of them), and then gives a shout-out to Deeley for her first nomination, and Deeley gets a very sheepish and sweet look when mentioned as an Emmy-nominee.
That said, the “MythBusters” could beaten this field easily with their “Duct Tape Island” episode (or most of their episodes), which makes this category still very frustrating. They just refuse to nominate anyone who doesn’t host a competition show (unless, of course, you’re Betty White).
Surprised Tom Bergeron would wind up winning!