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2013 Reality TV Emmy Nominations


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Neil Patrick Harris, who will host the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards recently announced the year's nominations with Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul.

Here are the 2013 Reality TV Emmy Award Nominations:

Outstanding Reality Competition Program: Perfectly mirroring the 2012 nominations, the series selected in the Reality Competition category are:

  • The Amazing Race--Last year's winner has taken home thirteen Emmys, having won the category every year from 2003 to 2012, except in 2010.
  • Dancing with the Stars--this dance competition has been nominated every years since 2006, but has never won.
  • Project Runway--the fashion competition has also been a long term resident of this category, receiving nominations every year since 2005.
  • So You Think You Can Dance --a frequent winner in the Outstanding Choreography category, SYTYCD has also been nominated in this category for the past three years.
  • Top Chef--the only reality competition to give Amazing Race a run for its money, Top Chef stole this award in 2010.
  • The Voice--outshining American Idol and The X Factor, The Voice received its second Emmy nomination in this category.

Outstanding Reality Program:

  • Antiques Roadshow--an old standby in the category, this travel antique appraisal show has received Emmy nominations for 11 of the past 12 years.
  • Deadliest Catch--the crab fishing show won this category in 2011, following the moving on screen death of Captain Phil Harris.
  • Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives--the popular Food Network show in which host Guy Fieri travels the country eating at local dives earned its first Emmy nomination this year.
  • MythBusters--for the past five years the myth busting science show has been nominated in this category.
  • Shark Tank--This show for inventors has received one previous nomination (last year).
  • Undercover Boss--Last year's winner, this feel-good business show has been nominated every year since it premiered in 2010.

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality Competition Program:

  • The Taste's Anthony Bourdain got his latest nomination for hosting this new cooking competition.
  • Dancing with the Stars's Tom Bergeron has been nominated in this category every year since 2008.
  • So You Think You Can Dance's Cat Deeley--has received a nomination in this category for the past three years.
  • Project Runway's Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn--Tim Gunn may not really be a host but we can forgive the Emmys for recognizing this amazing mentor (and this year he'll finally get more power on the show).
  • American Idol's Ryan Seacrest--The Voice may have got the nod for the series, but Seacrest draws the focus as host of a singing competition.
  • Betty White's Off Their Rockers's Betty White--last year's complaints that the show doesn't really have a host must have fallen on deaf ears, because the Emmys once again nominated our favorite nonagenarian.

Tune in to the Emmy Awards on CBS, Sunday, September 22, 2013.

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