“Born This Way” is back in the Emmy race. The A&E reality series has been a hit with the TV industry since it premiered in 2015. It received a Television Academy Honor in 2016 for exploring the lives of young men and women with Down syndrome. A few months later it earned three Emmy nominations and won Best Unstructured Reality Program. And in 2017 it earned six more Emmy bids and won two, though it didn’t claim the Unstructured Reality prize again. Will it take back its title in 2018?
Last year “Born This Way” won Best Reality Cinematography, and it made history by winning the first ever Emmy for Best Reality Casting. Three of its other nominations were for Best Picture Editing (Unstructured Reality). With all those nominations it seemed to have a good shot at winning Best Unstructured Reality Program again, but it was defeated by CNN’s “United Shades of America” hosted by W. Kamau Bell, who also contended for Best Reality Host.
Emmy voting for the 2018 nominations started on June 11, and both “Born This Way” and “United Shades” are back on the ballot again, along with other past contenders like “Walhburgers,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked,” and three-time Best Reality Program winner “Deadliest Catch” (2011, 2014-2015).
“Born This Way” could pick up six nominations again this year as it’s also on the ballot for Best Short Form Nonfiction/Reality Series (“Born This Way: Life Lessons”) and for its casting, cinematography, picture editing and sound mixing. How many of those do you think the show will be nominated for? And how many will it win? Check out its list of submissions below.
Best Unstructured Reality Program
Best Short Form Nonfiction/Reality Series
“Born This Way: Life Lessons”
Best Reality Casting
Best Cinematography (Reality)
Best Picture Editing
“Series Body of Work”
Best Sound Mixing (Nonfiction)
“What Love Means”
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