Extreme Makeover: Home Edition wins Oustanding Reality Show Emmy

At Sunday’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards, reality TV shows were mostly scorned. While we have to wait until the real Emmys this coming Sunday to see which show wins in the reality series — competition category, the winner of the Oustanding Reality show was announced Sunday, and it went to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The Amazing Race also pulled out an editing-related win.

However, in four other categories–Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera), Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera), Outstanding Direction For Nonfiction Programming, and Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera)–the nominated reality shows were all beaten by non-reality noninees.

Here are the two reality TV-related Creative Arts Emmy winners (underlined and listed first) and the other nominees in that category:

  • Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera): The Amazing Race, The Apprentice, The Contender and two different episodes of Survivor.
  • Outstanding Reality Program: Antiques Roadshow, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, Project Greenlight, and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
  • 57th Annual Emmy Awards results [Academy of Television Arts & Sciences]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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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.