Bravo’s Project shows, The Contender score Emmy nominations

The Emmy nominations are in, and that includes the two categories of reality television shows. Now that the Academy has finally gotten the categories right, we have nominees in two major categories and a bunch of sub-categories. With some notable exceptions, such as the addition of , the list is very similar to last year’s nominations.

Here are the nominees, with non-reality show nonfiction programs excluded from this list (see the full list for all nominees):

  • Reality Series — Competition: The Amazing Race, American Idol, The Apprentice, Project Runway, and Survivor.
  • Outstanding Reality Program: Antiques Roadshow, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, Project Greenlight, and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
  • Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera): The Amazing Race, The Contender, and Survivor Palau.
  • Outstanding Direction For Nonfiction Programming: American Idol (finale), The Apprentice, and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (The Dore Family).
  • Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera): The Amazing Race, The Apprentice, The Contender and two different episodes of Survivor.
  • Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera): The Amazing Race
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera): The Amazing Race, American Idol, and Survivor.
57th Annual Emmy award nominations [Academy of Television Arts & Sciences]

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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.