67th Primetime Emmys: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program   Leave a comment

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You’re still reading Tit for Tat’s 2015 Emmy coverage, as I try to predict who’ll end up winning an Emmy come September 20th. Let’s close the reality categories with the award for Outstanding Host for Reality/Reality Competition Program where we have the same lineup last year save for non-eligible Betty White.

Let’s begin with current champ Jane Lynch who’s aiming a back to back win for her turn as the host of Hollywood Game Night. In her submission “A Hollywood Scandal”, she has Scott Foley, Leah Remini, Krysten Ritter, and Wynona Judd. Lynch was her usual hilarious self providing the counter balance to her crazy guests even poking fun at herself. She’s a tad upstaged by the guests, but a lot of why this hour went smoothly was because of how she handles them.

In Project Runway, the submitted episode “Klum of Doom” had Tim Gunn announcing to the designers that they will be designing Heidi Klum‘s Creative Emmys dress last year, and it’s a bit wise to submit a tape that focuses on the Emmy prospect. That said, there’s not much new this episode offered in terms of the usual Gunn and Klum bits, though I won’t be surprised if they win.

Tom Bergeron, now the most nominated person in this category, gets his 8th consecutive nomination which means he’s nominated since the category’s inception back in 2008. While he won once already in 2012 after Jeff Probst domination, I don’t think his episode “Episode 2007” of Dancing with the Stars will be his ticket to the second Emmy win.

The Emmys seem to like Cat Deeley a lot that she’s now on her fifth consecutive nomination, yet she still has to win one. This year she submitted “Top 4 perform”, the close to finale episode of So You Think You Can Dance. The thing with Deeley is that she doesn’t do the heavy lifting with her hosting as she’s mostly relegated to the introducing of performances, but what she has is rapport with the judges which was highlighted a lot in this episode.

Lastly, The Taste judge and coach Anthony Bourdain is on his third nod for this year. In his submission “New Year’s Day”, he gets to fulfill both his coach duties and his judge duties as he gets snarky with his reactions on the other teams. The highlight, however, was when one of his contestants ended up in the bottom two and he had to assist him to be saved.

Ever since Jeff Probst four-peat domination, no one has won this category twice. So that’s a plus for both Cat Deeley and Anthony Bourdain. However, if there’s one person who can be a repeat winner for this, I think that’s Jane Lynch so I’m sticking with her for now. That said, Bourdain and Deeley are just waiting right around the corner if they prefer to spread the wealth.

Prediction: Jane Lynch, “Hollywood Game Night
Alternate: Anthony Bourdain, “The Taste

Full Rankings:
01. Jane Lynch, “Hollywood Game Night
02. Anthony Bourdain, “The Taste
03. Cat Deeley, “So You Think You Can Dance”
04. Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, “Project Runway”
05. Tom Bergeron, “Dancing with the Stars

Here are my other 2015 Emmy prediction analysis.

For more Emmy talk, you can also follow me on Twitter: @nikowl

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