ATAS Adds Emmy for Reality Show Host

Apr 22, 2008  •  Post A Comment

The Emmy Awards continue to embrace alternative programming, adding a statuette for the host of a reality or reality-competition program.
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences voted to approve the additional category in time for September’s Emmy broadcast.
According to the resolution, eligible nominees serve as “the proactive master of ceremony host” on a reality show, but may not be simply reactive participants, panelists or judges.
“Reality television has become such an integral part of television and our culture,” said ATAS Chairman John Shaffner in a statement, “so it only made sense for us to create this new highly competitive category.”


  1. Howie Mandel has this one in the bag!

  2. I would think that he would have competition from Mike Rowe, Ira Glass or the “Mythbusters” guys–all those shows are considered reality.
    Not to mention Probst, Seacrest and Bergeron (although he may have that large-breasted albatross of Samantha Harris if ABC has to enter them together as hosts of “Dancing”).

  3. I thought “Deal or No Deal” was a “conventional” game show, because you had to guess which case held the big money. A “reality” game show is more like “Survivor” or “Big Brother” or even–ugh!–“America’s Next Smartest Model.” Should Jeff Probst win for “Survivor,” or Phil Keoghan for “Amazing Race,” or Julie Chen for “Big Brother 9”? Hmmmm?

  4. Keoghan or Probst for sure. Why would anyone think to give Chen an Emmy for her wooden script-reading?

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