NEW YORK – July 10, 2014 – Bravo Media, part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, continues to be recognized for its high quality, original content as the network received four Primetime Emmy® Nominations from the Academy of Television Arts & Science for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Bravo’s Emmy-Award winning series “Top Chef” earned its eighth consecutive nomination in the “Outstanding Reality-Competition Program” category. “Million Dollar Listing New York” and “Flipping Out” received their first Emmy nominations in the new category of “Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program.” In addition, the Emmy-Award winning series “Inside the Actors Studio,” hosted by James Lipton, was nominated for its 17th Primetime Emmy, this year for “Outstanding Informational Series or Special” category.
“Being recognized by the Television Academy in all of these unscripted categories is truly rewarding and reinforces the network’s commitment to creating high-quality and engaging content,” said Frances Berwick, President, Bravo and Oxygen Media. “These nominations build on Bravo’s momentum as we recently earned our most-watched second quarter ever in total viewers, and ranked as the #7 ad-supported cable entertainment network among adults 18-49.”
In 2010, Bravo’s “Top Chef” became the first and only series on cable to win in the “Outstanding Reality-Competition Program” category and this year’s nomination extends Bravo’s record as the only cable network with nominations in this category for ten consecutive years.
Fun Fact: A season or so ago, Bravo was begging every blogger in the universe to recap and promote Top Chef. I was a TEENY TINY board back then and the would not give up on their requests. They kept offering better and better incentives, starting with pots and pans and a cooking lesson with the possible win of a luxury cruise, then when that didn’t work they kept upping the ante with cash. I continued to refuse because Hugh Acheson was big on that season (Seattle) and Tom Colicchio voted off the Atlanta chef before the competition even started. This was back when I really didn’t understand my hormonal situation and I had a meltdown of epic proportions while writing the recap entitled TOP CHEF SEATTLE CAN EAT A BIG SACK OF DICKS. It’s sort of a must read as an inside look into the mind of an insane hormonal lady watching a cooking show. I’m passionate.