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Emmys add two more nonfiction categories, rename reality TV categories.

Emmys add two more nonfiction categories, rename reality TV categories.
Reality TV shows will still compete for Emmy awards in one of two categories, but those categories have been renamed: Nonfiction program (alternative/unscripted), formerly known as nonfiction program (special class) will be for shows without game elements, while Reality/competition programs, formerly nonfiction programming (special class), will include those shows with game or prize elements. Additionally, traditional nonfiction shows such as documentaries have their own categories: nonfiction series (traditional) and nonfiction special (traditional). Finally, two new categories have been added for writers and directors of nonfiction programs.

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