6 Reality-Competition Shows Competing for Emmy Awards

Posted 07/15/2017 1255 0

The list of Emmy nominations has been announced. Check it out and let us know your pick!


1. The Amazing Race • CBS

Emmy-nominated host Phil Keoghan returns for Season 29 of the reality-adventure series featuring 11 globe-traveling teams competing for the $1 million prize. This season features 22 racers who are complete strangers before meeting on the starting line and competing in a challenge that determines the order for picking a teammate. Each location along their route includes new challenges, some physical and some mental, and as each task is completed, the next destination is revealed. The teams that fall the farthest behind are eliminated, and the first team to make it to the final destination wins the game.


2. American Ninja Warrior • NBC

Comic and actor Matt Iseman returns to host the ninth season of the action-packed competition series alongside former professional football player Akbar Gbaja-Biamila and reporter Kristine Leahy. Contestants tackle challenging obstacle courses in cities across the country. As the competition progresses, competitors continue toward the highly anticipated national finals in Las Vegas, where they take on a four-stage course modeled after Japan's famed Mt. Midoriyama. The series is based on international hit "Sasuke."


3. Project Runway • Lifetime

The 15th season of "Project Runway" brings 16 new designers to the competition that gives the budding designers a chance to launch their fashion careers. Mentor Tim Gunn guides the contestants through the challenges as they try to win over judges Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia and Zac Posen. Guest judges include actress Nina Dobrev, journalist Savannah Guthrie and "Project Runway Junior" judge Kelly Osbourne. As in the past, Gunn has the opportunity to save one designer from elimination during the season. The prize package for this year's winner includes $100,000 to launch a business, $25,000 cash, a car and a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine.


4. RuPaul’s Drag Race • VH1

After airing for years on Logo, "RuPaul's Drag Race" struts over to VH1 for Season 9, exposing Emmy-winning host RuPaul and a cast of talented drag queens to a broader audience. While the outlet is different, the show itself remains essentially unchanged, with 13 cutthroat queens competing for the coveted title of America's Next Drag Superstar and a cash prize of $100,000. Regulars Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews join Ru on the judges' panel to decide who stays, who lip synchs for his or her life, or who "sashays away." This season's celebrity guest judges are headed by none other than Mother Monster herself, Lady Gaga, and also includes Meghan Trainor, Kesha, Lisa Kudrow, Tori Spelling, Naya Rivera and Andie MacDowell.


5. Top Chef • Bravo

Old versus new is the theme of the 14th season of "Top Chef." Sixteen cheftestants begin the competition, eight of whom are playing for the first time, while the other eight are veterans from previous seasons. Charleston, S.C., is the setting for this season that features the return of the Sudden Death Quickfire challenges in which a chef could face immediate elimination. Challenges include preparing a holiday-themed Feast of Seven Fishes dinner, cooking for a room full of culinary luminaries, and a shrimp-and-grits cook-off. "Top Chef Masters" alum Graham Elliot joins the judging panel with head judge Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons. The chef who makes it through the season and is named the winner earns a prize package highlighted by $125,000, a feature in Food & Wine magazine, and a showcase at the Food & Wine classic in Aspen, Colo. Emmy nominee Padma Lakshmi again serves as host.


6. The Voice • NBC

The thirteenth season of the American reality talent show The Voice brings the strongest vocalists from across the country to compete in teams led by music superstars: Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Jennifer Hudson.