via press release:
BRAVO’S EMMY WIN FOR “TOP CHEF” ENDS ‘AMAZING RACE’ STREAK AT THE 62nd ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS
First Ever Cable Network Win In Outstanding Reality Competition Program Category
NEW YORK – August 30, 2010 – Bravo’s “Top Chef” took home the Emmy as it broke the “Amazing Race’s” seven-year winning streak for “Outstanding Reality Competition Program” at The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards ceremony on Sunday, August 29th in Los Angeles. Bravo continues to dominate the Reality Competition Category by being the first cable network ever nominated and the only network – broadcast or cable – to have had more than one nomination per year (2007 –2009 for “Top Chef” and “Project Runway”). In this category, this is the first cable network win, “Top Chef’s” fourth consecutive nomination and Bravo’s overall ninth nomination in six years.
“Since the beginning, ‘Top Chef,’ has delivered quality, expertise and passion that has resonated with our foodie fans and critics alike,” said Lauren Zalaznick, President, NBCU Women & Lifestyle Entertainment Networks. “In this highly competitive television landscape, we’re incredibly proud that Bravo was the first cable network to be nominated in this category and now the only one to win. That alone is a testament to the strength and talent of the network’s quality programming that resonates with our audience.”
“‘Top Chef” beat out “Amazing Race,” “American Idol,” “Dancing With The Stars” and “Project Runway.”
Primetime Emmy® Awards celebrate excellence in national prime time programming, awarding top honors at the annual creative arts gala and prime time awards telecast.
The Emmy-nominated Magical Elves produced “Top Chef: Las Vegas.” Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz (“Top Chef Masters,” “Project Runway,” “Top Design”), Liz Cook and Casey Kriley served as executive producers. Nan Strait served as co-executive producer.
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