September 25, 2012 05:01 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
The Amazing Race deserves its own Emmy category, because without fail (okay, there was one fail in 2010, but we’ll disregard that) the show has consistently dominated the category for Outstanding Reality-Competition. This year, Amazing Race continues its long winning streak with yet another Emmy!
As if eight Emmy Awards weren’t enough for The Amazing Race, the show has once again made history, capturing its ninth award in ten years. Other than a little blip during which Top Chef took home the prize, The Amazing Race has been the clear front runner since the reality competition category first became a part of the Primetime Emmy Awards.
There was some stiff competition from other reality shows this year. The Voice replaced American Idol (a longtime nominee) in the list of nominations, but otherwise, the other nominees mimicked those of years past: So You Think You Can Dance, Project Runway, Dancing with the Stars and, of course, Top Chef.
There was a bit of a letdown for Amazing Race in that the show once again didn’t failed to make a clean sweep of the Emmy Awards. Although he was nominated, Phil Keoghan did not win the prize for Best Reality Host. Instead, Dancing with the Star’s Tom Bergeron took home his first Emmy Award in the competitive category. Keoghan had been hoping for a shot at the award after usual winner Jeff Probst was not nominated this year, but he sadly came up short.
Another Emmy in the collection can only be a good thing for Amazing Race as it kicks off its 21st season next weekend. Stay tuned for the season premiere, which will air on September 30th!
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