64th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Predictions Part 1: Reality and Variety   5 comments

Hi everyone! It’s Emmy season once again. Come Thursday, the choices for TV’s best of the best will be trimmed down when Scandal’s Kerry Washington and Parks and Recreation’s Nick Offerman announce the nominees for this year’s Emmy awards. I feel somewhat pressured because I did somewhat good last year with my nominee predictions so it’s really a challenge to perform the same this year. Just like the actual Emmy ceremony, the predictions will be divided into four parts: comedy, drama, miniseries, reality and variety. Here’s the first of the four part series:


• The Amazing Race (CBS)
• American Idol (Fox)
• Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
• So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
• Top Chef (Bravo)
• The Voice (NBC)

Seventh nominee: Project Runway (Lifetime)

After the new rule that changes the number of nominees in this category last year, the only change we saw was the inclusion of So You Think You Can Dance on its roster. However, it seems that we’ll see another newbie to get nominated in this category this year: NBC’s singing hit show The Voice that features Adam Levine, Cee-Lo Green, Blake Shelton, and Christina Aguilera as its coaches. The show’s eligible season debuted after the Superbowl and has maintained relevant throughout the TV season. This will definitely end up with a nomination for the show. Eight time champs The Amazing Race and one time winner Top Chef will of course get it in again while dancing shows Dancing with Stars and So You Think You Can Dance will gain another nomination. The last spot  definitely goes to perennial nominee American Idol for its eleventh season as the show still gets commercial support and that will be enough to give the show a chance for the trophy. Leaving out of the race this year is FX’s Project Runway as ratings and critical reactions decrease as each season passes.


• Tom Bergeron, “Dancing with the Stars”
• Cat Deeley, “So You Think You Can Dance”
• Phil Keoghan, “The Amazing Race”
• Jeff Probst, “Survivor”
• Ryan Seacrest, “American Idol”

Sixth nominee: Betty White, “Betty White: Off the Rockers.”

There seems to be no changes at all in this category and from the looks of it, probably no change in the winner as well.  Jeff Probst might win his fifth Emmy yet the show still can’t make a breakthrough in the other reality/competition category. The weakest link here is probably Tom Bergeron, and if the voters want to see some new blood, they might nominate RuPaul’s Drag Race “RuPaul Charles” or an easy nomination for Betty White in “Betty White: Off the Rockers.”


• Antiques Roadshow (PBS)
• Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel)
• Dirty Jobs (Discovery Channel)
• Hoarders (A&E Network)
• Mythbusters (Discovery Channel)
• Undercover Boss (CBS)

Seventh nominee: Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (ABC)

This is a very difficult category to predict especially after Kathy Griffin’s departure in this category. My nominees were based on last year’s nominees mixed with past winners and nominees. All I’m hoping is Mythbusters to get a deserved win though this is a good bunch of nominees.


• The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
• Conan (TBS)
• The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
• Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
• Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
• Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Seventh nominee: Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

It seems such a foolish prediction to remove Real Time with Bill Maher after being a perennial nominee for so many years, but I think it’s time for the Emmys to recognize Jimmy Kimmel and with him hosting the ceremonies this year, a nomination might be his early reward. I expect the same bunch of nominees especially Colbert, Daily Show, Late Night, and SNL. The weakest link here is probably Conan who, one might argue, was given a pity nomination last year after his NBC hullaballoo two years ago. If Bill Maher somehow finds his way to a nomination, Conan might take the sacrificial lamb status.

Next up: Movie/Mini Series categories

Agree or disagree? What are your predictions here? Pipe them in at the Comments Section! 🙂


Posted July 16, 2012 by Nicol Latayan in Awards, TV

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5 responses to “64th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Predictions Part 1: Reality and Variety

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  3. “The Amazing Race” and “Dancing with the Stars” are some of my favorite prime time shows to watch. I would love to go on a TV show to win cash and travel around the world. Since I got the Hopper I’ve been able to watch more prime time shows like these without having to be home during prime time hours. I work for Dish and I can tell you that my Hoppers PrimeTime Anytime feature automatically records all of my prime time shows that come on CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX everyday in HD. I’m also able to record up to six shows at once, so my family can record what they want without conflicts.

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  5. I get pleasure from, result in I found just what I was looking for. You have ended my 4 day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye

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