Jeff Probst, time to prepare that acceptance speech. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has created a new category for “Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program” that will be presented for the first time on Sept. 21 at the 60th Annual Primetime Emmys. According to Academy rules, the new category is only for the “proactive master of ceremony” and does not include reactive participants or judges (tough luck, Paula and Bruno). “Reality TV has become such an integral part of TV and our culture, so it only made sense for us to create this new, highly-competitive category,” said Academy chair John Shaffner.
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