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UPDATED: August 19, 2022



“Love is Blind,” the streaming sensation with Nick and Vanessa Lachey guiding the viewer has tickled the zeitgeist by finding people willing to get engaged before seeing each other’s faces. The second season had plenty of twists and turns, and it managed to return after a brief hiatus due to COVID. The nom might be another stepping stone toward an eventual win, but it doesn’t look like it’ll be this year.

Queer Eye” is tied with “Shark Tank” as the most awarded in this category, it’ll be a photo finish to see who gets to set the record and keep the notoriety all for themselves. The Fab 5’s sixth season performed very well on the streamer and continues to be a fan favorite, spreading positive messages all around, something our world desperately needs more of. The record could be well within reach.

“Shark Tank” is the second most nominated series ever behind “Antiques Roadshow,” it’s also tied for the most wins alongside “Queer Eye.” The “sharks” (Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O’Leary) continue to make dreams come true and dash them in the wake of their movement. With the economy having a seemingly strange and downward turn, will that affect whether voters pull away from voting for the ABC series — especially since it hasn’t won since 2017?

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Chip and Joanna Gaines portrait, as seen on Silos Baking Competition, Season 1. Rob Pryce

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The first nomination for Chip and Joanna Gaines is priceless, but it also came with the launch of their own Magnolia Network. Not just renovating homes, they continue to renovate the TV landscape and the Academy voters are noticing. They could be a dark horse in the race and start a winning trend.

The sole nomination for “Antiques Roadshow,” the PBS series, it’s garnered 20 Emmy nominations across multiple categories shifting from non-fiction to reality program and finally into structured reality program in 2015; it has yet to win a single statuette. Will the Public Broadcasting Service ever go beyond collecting noms and move to trophies? The appraisal seems to be low at the moment.

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The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Monday, Sept. 12, and air on NBC.

2021 category winner: “Queer Eye” (Netflix)


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Queer Eye. (L to R) Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Terri White, Bobby Berk, Tan France in episode 601 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021 Courtesy of Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix
And The Nominees Are:
Rank Show Network Key Facts & Producers
1 “Queer Eye” Netflix Season 6
RuPaul Charles, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Mandy Salangsang, Steven Corfe, Michele Mills and Tim Palazzola, executive producers; John Polly, Thairin Smothers, Lisa Steele and Camilo Valdes, co-executive producers; Sara Kordy, Jeremy McGovern and Jen Passovoy, supervising producers; Michael Seligman and Michelle Visage, senior producers; Alicia Gargaro-Magana, producer
2 “Shark Tank” ABC Season 13
Mark Burnett, Clay Newbill, Yun Lingner, Max Swedlow, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Kevin O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec and Brandon Wallace, executive producers; Becky Blitz, supervising producer; Shaun Polakow and Shawn Aly, senior producers
3 “Fixer Upper: Welcome Home” Magnolia Season 1
To be determined.
4 “Love is Blind” Netflix Season 2
Chris Coelen, Ally Simpson, Eric Detwiler, Kimberly Goodman and Jill Goslicky, executive producers; Leif Lindhjem, co-executive producer
5 “Antiques Roadshow” PBS Season 26
Marsha Bemko, executive producer; Sam Farrell, senior producer; Sarah K. Elliott, producer

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About the Primetime Emmy Awards (Emmys)

The Primetime Emmy Awards, better known as the Emmys, are given out by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). Since 1949, the awards have recognized excellence in American primetime television programming. They are divided into three classes – Primetime Emmy Awards, the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (honors artisan achievements), and the Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards (recognizes significant engineering and technological contributions). The typical eligibility period is between June 1 and May 31 of any given year. The Television Academy comprises over 25,000 members, representing 30 professional peer groups, including performers, directors, producers, art directors and various artisans and executives.

  • The 74th Emmy Awards will take place on Monday, Sept. 12, and air on NBC.