Phil Keoghan “honored,” glad to not “be home still scraping my wall … in my underpants.”

Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan was finally nominated for an Emmy, and he has characteristic good humor about it. He told the AP that last year, “I missed out and I felt like the orphan in the production,” but “I was relieved that I wasn’t up there, to be honest with you, because I don’t think it worked out as well as anybody wanted,” he said of the reality hosts hosting. This year, he says, “I’m in good company and I feel honored to be part of the group. Obviously it’s a lot better to be part of it than not, you know. I could be home still scraping my wall, right? In my underpants.”

Phil Keoghan keeps it real during Emmy nominations [AP]

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.