Monday, June 24, 2019

2019 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Reality Competition Series and Best Reality Host

Best Reality Competition Program
The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Project Runway
RuPaul's Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

Other Contenders - The Masked Singer, America's Got Talent, Ellen's Game of Games, Survivor, Chopped, So You Think You Can Dance?, Making It, American Idol, Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, Hollywood Game Night

Commentary - So this category rarely changes. When it does, its one show different than the last year. A lot of commentators think that the popularity and the notoriety of The Masked Singer will land it in this race. It may. In a crowded field, sometimes the most talked about show is the one that can break through. But, I'll remind those commentators that The Masked Singer was reviled by critics, who thought it was awful, and it may have turned off voters. Which means they will settle back into their old patterns. I know there is a possibility of a change, but with this category, you are guaranteed at least five predictions to be correct if you stick with the same six as the year before.

Best Reality Host
W. Kamau Bell "United Shades of America"
Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness "Queer Eye"
RuPaul Charles "RuPaul's Drag Race"
Ellen DeGeneres "Ellen's Game of Games"
Jane Lynch "Hollywood Game Night"

Other Contenders - Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman "Making It", Jeff Probst "Survivor", Phil Keoghan "The Amazing Race", Nick Cannon "The Masked Singer", Tom Bergeron "Dancing with the Stars", Marie Kondo "Tidying Up", Karlie Kloss and Christian Siriano "Project Runway", Cat Deeley "So You Think You Can Dance", Carson Daly "The Voice", James Corden "The World's Best"

Commentary - Once again, this is race that doesn't fluctuate much. I think there are six contenders for five slots. Yes I know that that means folks like Jeff Probst, Phil Keoghan, Tom Bergeron, Marie Kondo, the new Project Runway duo,  James Corden, Cat Deeley, and Carson Daly. I am sticking with four previous nominees, adding in Queer Eye, who were shockingly left off last year. But that leaves off Poehler and Offerman, who are beloved veterans. Let's face it, I hope they get in, but Parks and Recreation had an interesting history with Emmy voters that was inconsistent. They may go for them, or they may stick with what they know. In this category, I'm sticking with the known.

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