So who should be nominated for the Emmy for Nonfiction Program (reality/competition)?ATAS adds reality TV categories to Emmys
Feb. 21, 2003
Reflecting the growth of the reality genre this season, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has voted to add new categories for writing and directing nonfiction programs to the annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The ATAS board on Thursday agreed to add the new categories and slightly revise the definition of its nonfiction series and specials award categories. The category of nonfiction series (informational), introduced in 2001, has been revised as nonfiction series (traditional), to encompass traditional documentary and informational series. The category formerly known as nonfiction programming (special class) has been divided into nonfiction program (alternative/unscripted) and nonfiction program (reality/competition) to better reflect the trends in the genre that ranges from "Survivor"-like elimination shows to talent competitions a la "American Idol." The new writing and directing categories will be limited to the traditional nonfiction categories. The nonfiction categories in question are so-called area awards that are not part of the broader Emmy voting pool but are selected by ATAS' relevant peer group panels. (Cynthia Littleton)
My picks are:
The Amazing Race 3
and Survivor: The Amazon (Thailand sucked, IMO)
What are your picks? Remember, I believe the Emmy eligiblity period for this year's awards are August/September 2002 to July/August 2003. Correct me if I'm wrong.