2009 Fake Emmy Ballot: Reality Shows
Outstanding Host for a Reality Show or Reality Competition
Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race (CBS)
Heidi Klum, Project Runway (Bravo)
Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio, Top Chef (Bravo)
Jeff Probst, Survivor (CBS)
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol (FOX)
Although Lakshmi can at times come off as shallower than a kiddie pool, her head-up-her-ass haughtiness is a perfect fit for a show about food that costs $100 per ounce at a fancy restaurant. Colicchio adds to the appeal by being stern, yet likable, and having an expert degree of knowledge for the competition at hand.
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race (CBS)
American Idol (FOX)
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Project Runway (Bravo)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Amazing Race is the exact same thing every frickin' season, Idol feels too exploitative, DwtS is for the brain-dead, and I could give a rat's ass about fashion. This leaves Top Chef, where I occasionally learn a thing or two about food.
Outstanding Reality Program
Antiques Roadshow (PBS)
Dirty Jobs (Discovery Channel)
Dog Whisperer (National Geographic Channel)
Intervention (A&E Network)
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (Bravo)
MythBusters (Discovery Channel)
Call me a cracker-ass cracker, but I love the Roadshow (although I hate it when they get someone all excited only to use them as an example of what not to bring).