Thursday, July 24, 2014

2014 Emmy Predictions: Best Reality-Competition Series

Will Win - The Voice

Could Win - The Amazing Race or Project Runway

Should Win - Project Runway (well actually RuPaul's Drag Race, but Emmy voters once again screwed that one up).

Commentary - After so many years of The Amazing Race dominating this category, The Voice, the new hot reality show on television, beat it out at last year's ceremony. Of course, Top Chef pulled off that feat once as well, and then voters went right back to Race. Will they do the same thing this time around? I am kind of hoping that as The Amazing Race ages, and shows like The Voice continue to only get stronger that Emmy voters have found a new favorite. Although one to really watch for is Project Runway. After Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn won last year's Host category, I think it brought renewed Emmy attention to one of the better reality programs on television. Honestly, I just think this race needs a shakeup overall. The same six nominees got in again, and even when there have been changes in the category it is usually one or two nominees here and there, and then stagnant for awhile. There are other options out there (what about all the Food Network programs like Iron Chef and Chopped?), and it is time that the Emmys address this stagnation or risk these categories becoming a waste of air time on the telecast. But for now, we are where we are, and while The Amazing Race can never be counted out, I think The Voice will repeat.

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