Survivor, American Idol, Amazing Race nominated for reality competition Emmys.

Survivor, American Idol, Amazing Race nominated for reality competition Emmys.
The newly renamed reality TV-related Emmy categories have their first nominees. Competing for best Reality-Competition Program are Survivor (no individual seasons are specified), The Amazing Race, and American Idol. They will compete against the two other nominees, two different programs: CBS’ “AFI’s 100 Years … 100 Passions: America’s Greatest Love Stories” and NBC’s “100 Years of Hope and Humor.” Also nominated for Emmys were Trading Spaces, The Osbournes, and Cirque du Soleil: Fire Within, which compete in the Nonfiction Program Alternative category. Individual episodes of both Survivor Thailand and Survivor Amazon were nominated in the nonfiction editing, cinematography, and art direction categories.
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Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.