"I don't take the movies seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache." --Bette Davis (Opinions Expressed Are My Own)
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
2012 Emmy Predictions: Best Reality Host
Will Win/Should Win - Cat Deeley "So You Think You Can Dance?" Could Win - Betty White "Off Their Rockers", Ryan Seacrest "American Idol", Phil Keoghan "The Amazing Race", Tom Bergeron "Dancing With the Stars"
Commentary - This is one of those categories that was thrown into a tailspin in the aftermath of the nomination annoucement. No one had won this category except Jeff Probst. But shockingly, he was left off the list, turning the category into a dog fight. Ryan Seacrest has been helming AI for years, and it still, despite its ratings drop this year, remains a television and ratings juggernaut that has never won either top award at the Emmys. Tom Bergeron is charming, and Phil Keoghan helms the perennial winner of the Compeititon category, The Amazing Race. But I think it comes down to the women. Betty White is an easy choice because of her popularity. But she was left off the list for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Hot in Cleveland, and I get the feeling this was a consolation nomination. So while she could hear her name called again. I am going out on a limb for Cat Deeley, who is really a star on So You Think You Can Dance, and will have a good episode to look at for voters.