By Lynette Rice
June 21, 2011 at 11:11 PM EDT
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Sarah Palin may be walking the red carpet at the Emmys this September if TLC manages to secure her a nomination. The network submitted Sarah Palin’s Alaska, which was executive produced by Survivor’s Mark Burnett and Palin, for consideration in four categories — Outstanding Reality, Cinematography, Picture Editing, and Music Composition. The unscripted show featured sweeping views of Alaska in all of its glory. Palin showed up brandishing a gun or two, as well.

Grammy has honored politicians like Bill Clinton and Barack Obama for spoken word albums, but previously elected officials have had little reason to submit themselves for an Emmy — until now. Should the TLC show score a nomination and actually win in the reality category, Palin would be eligible to receive her first golden statue. That begs the question: What on earth will she wear to the show?

Sarah Palin’s Alaska averaged 3.2 million viewers while it was on TLC. It ended its original run in January but repeats continue to show up on the cable net.

Emmy nominations will be announced July 14. The 63rd Annual Emmys — which will be exec produced by Burnett — will air Sept. 18 on Fox.


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