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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.

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66th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Predictions Part 1: Reality and Variety   Leave a comment

Hi everyone! This week is a special week long Emmy coverage here at Tit for Tat! Before Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly announce the official 66th Emmy nominees on Thursday, I’ll be doing a four-parter prediction post to cover who I think will be nominated in 30 different categories. And like in the past three years, we’ll begin with the Reality and Variety categories.


Reality Competition

• The Amazing Race (CBS)
• Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
• Project Runway (Lifetime)
• Survivor (CBS)
• Top Chef (Bravo)
• The Voice (NBC)

Seventh nominee: So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)

This category rarely does some major shake up if history is to be looked at. The Amazing Race has consistently been nominated since the inception of the award and has a perfect track record of 11 nominations by far. Project Runway meanwhile has been nominated 9 times, Dancing with the Stars got in eight times, while one time winner Top Chef  has stayed in this category for the past seven years. Thus, it’s easy to assume all will be getting in easily again. And then there’s current champion The Voice. With no other singing competition in the mix right now (Idol hew?), it’ll easily grab a spot as well and try to be the other multiple winning show here. Now as for the last spot, I’d say it’s between Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance and Survivor from CBS. SYTYCD has been nommed here for the last three years and it makes sense that we’ll have the same line up again considering how barren this category is, but Survivor has achieved a creative resurgence in terms of critical and commercial aspects that I think this once 4x nominee will make a comeback since it last got in back in 2006.


Variety Host

• Tom Bergeron, “Dancing with the Stars
• Anthony Bourdain, “The Taste
• Carson Daly, “The Voice
• Cat Deeley, “So You Think You Can Dance
• Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, “Project Runway
• Jane Lynch, “Hollywood Game Night

Seventh nominee: Phil Keoghan, “The Amazing Race

Despite six slots in contention this year, this still feels like a very crowded race. Probably it’s because they combined reality show with reality competition hosts in here. Let’s start with the last two champs in this category: 2011 winner Tom Bergeron and last year’s pair of winners, Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn. With both their shows still showing signs of strength in the Reality/Competition category, I think they are shoo-ins thus far. Cat Deeley seems like another good bet, though I won’t be surprised if both she and her show would miss this year. Then there’s also Anthony Bourdain from The Taste. After getting the surprise nod last year, I think he’ll be a consecutive nominee for it. And while it’s no sure thing, I’ve quite grown confidence with Carson Daly because one, he’s the host of the current Reality/Competition winner. Second, he will be doing the Emmy nomination announcement and more often than not, it bodes well to one of the two announcers. Lastly, I’m predicting Jane Lynch to cross over with a nod here. After her last year’s surprise comeback in Comedy Supporting Actress, it’s clear she has her fans within the voting bloc. I think that will translate to a support here just like how Betty White got in here after being shafted in the acting races.


Variety Series

The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
• The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Seventh nominee:  Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)

There’s a huge chance we’d be getting the same line up as from last year. The only possible factor I can see making waves is if David Letterman’s retirement. And that’s a real possibility. But for now, don’t fix if it ain’t broken – when predicting at least.


Reality Series

• Antiques Roadshow (PBS)
• Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives (Food Network)
• Mythbusters (Discovery Channel)
• Shark Tank (ABC)
• Undercover Boss(CBS)
• Who Do You Think You Are? (NBC)

This category is very much confusing in terms of possible nominees since some winners suddenly get left out the following year. That said, I’m sticking with the same line up form last year except for the ineligible Deadliest Catch. In its place, I’m going with the NBC celebrity story Who Do You Think You Are? which was nominated also back in 2012.

There you have it! 🙂 Tomorrow, I’ll be going on the eight categories in the longform section (TV Movie, Miniseries, four acting categories, Writing and Directing). Do not hesitate to write your predictions in the Comments section as well.

And by the way, you can follow me on Twitter: @nikowl