One reality show host isn’t too happy about a recent development from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, reports the Hollywood Reporter.
Jeff Probst of "Survivor" says the ATAS’ decision to shift the outstanding reality show host category to the Creative Arts Emmys event is "disappointing," adding that the "category represents several of the highest-rated and most popular shows on all of television," the article says.
He’s not alone in feeling snubbed. Jen Bresnan, senior vice president of alternative programming at CBS Entertainment, called the move "a slap in the face" and "a shame," according to the article.
It’s even stirred up talk of a boycott of either the Aug. 29 Primetime Emmys or the Aug. 21 Creative Arts Emmys from some in the reality business, the article says.
This year’s nominated hosts include Probst; Heidi Klum of "Project Runway"; Ryan Seacrest of "American Idol"; Phil Keoghan of "Amazing Race"; and Tom Bergeron of "Dancing With the Stars."
Some wonder if the decision was a pushback from the Primetime Emmy telecast two years ago when some of the nominated hosts acted as hosts of the awards show, which was derided by TV critics, the article says.