Jeff Probst (pictured at right) of “Survivor” is my pick to win that new category that will be added to the lineup for the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards airing live at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 on ABC.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Board of Governors voted to create that new category, and the announcement was made today (April 22).
“Reality television has become such an integral part of television and our culture, so it only made sense for us to create this new highly competitive category,” said John Shaffner, chairman and chief executive of
According to the rules and regulation of the Television Academy, “Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program” (category 66) is for the proactive master of ceremony host and does not include reactive participants or judges.”
Probst will probably get beat out by Phil Keoghan (pictured at right) of “The Amazing Race,” though. The “Race,” after all, has defeated all competitors (even ratings hog “American Idol”) to win five straight Emmys for outstanding reality/competition program.
— Penny TV
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