Friday, May 2, 2008

Emmy Award for Hosts of Reality TV Program

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The Emmy Awards continue to embrace alternative programming, adding a statuette for the host of a reality or reality-competition program.

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences voted to approve the additional category in time for September’s Emmy broadcast.

According to the resolution, eligible nominees serve as “the proactive master of ceremony host” on a reality show, but may not be simply reactive participants, panelists or judges.

“Reality television has become such an integral part of television and our culture,” said ATAS Chairman John Shaffner in a statement, “so it only made sense for us to create this new highly competitive category.” -- TV Week

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