2024 Emmys Reality Competition Program Predictions

Emmys: Reality Categories – ‘The Traitors,’ ‘Love is Blind,’ ‘Welcome to Wrexham’ and ‘Survivor’ Among Top Contenders
Emmys: Reality Categories – ‘The Traitors,’ ‘Love is Blind,’ ‘Welcome to Wrexham’ and ‘Survivor’ Among Top Contenders

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Reality Categories (Competition Program, Structured, and Unstructured)

LOVE ON THE SPECTRUM. Connor in episode 6 of LOVE ON THE SPECTRUM. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024
LOVE ON THE SPECTRUM. Connor in episode 6 of LOVE ON THE SPECTRUM. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024

Weekly Commentary (Updated: June 6, 2024): Peacock’s “The Traitors” has become a cultural hit, with host Alan Cumming lighting up the screen as this season’s emcee that included the talents of legendary reality stars such as Phaedra Parks, Kate Chastain, Trishelle Cannatella and Parvati Shallow. Peacock has been leaning into it, as announced with an immersive Castle activation at The Grove in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 8. They’re ready to break into the competition and host races significantly.

Netflix’s “Love is Blind” and FX’s “Welcome to Wrexham” are sure to be competitive in their respective categories, but whether or not they can take home the statuette will depend on their competition.

Netflix’s Emmy-winning reality series “Love on the Spectrum,” which follows people on the autism spectrum as they explore the dating world, gives parents multiple images of how their children can interact and communicate when they’re older. Director and co-creator Cian O’Clery got the idea for the series after working on an Australian docuseries called “Employable Me,” which followed people with physical or neurological disabilities trying to find jobs. Renewed for a third season, Netflix‘s U.S. version of “Love on the Spectrum” soared into the Global Top 10 for three weeks. Now entering its fifth installment, including two for the Australian series, the franchise continues to captivate audiences with its heartfelt exploration of love and relationships among people on the autism spectrum.

The eligibility deadline for all series concluding their runs is May 31. The nominations-voting-round is open from June 13 to June 24.

The predictions for reality competition program, host, structured reality and unstructured reality are below.

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Reality Competition Program

Reality Competition Program
Reality Competition Program


And the Predicted Nominees Are

Rank

Series

1

Survivor” (CBS)

2

The Traitors” (Peacock)

3

RuPaul’s Drag Race” (MTV)

4

The Amazing Race” (CBS)

5

Squid Game: The Challenge” (Netflix)

Next in Line

6

“Top Chef” (Bravo)

7

“The Voice” (NBC)

8

“The Golden Bachelor” (ABC)

9

“Chopped” (Food Network)

10

“Is It Cake?” (Netflix)

Host for a Reality or Competition Program

Host for a Reality or Competition Program
Host for a Reality or Competition Program


And the Predicted Nominees Are

Rank

Series

1

Alan Cumming — “The Traitors” (Peacock)

2

Jeff Probst — “Survivor” (CBS)

3

RuPaul Charles — “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (MTV)

4

Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness — “Queer Eye” (Netflix)

5

Guy Fieri — “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” (Food Network)

Next in Line

6

Phil Keoghan — “The Amazing Race” (CBS)

7

Kristen Kish — “Top Chef” (Bravo)

8

Michelle Buteau — “The Circle” (Netflix)

9

Ted Allen — “Chopped” (Food Network)

10

Ryan Seacrest — “American Idol” (ABC)

Structured Reality Program

Structured Reality Program
Structured Reality Program


And the Predicted Nominees Are

Rank

Series

1

Queer Eye” (Netflix)

2

Love is Blind” (Netflix)

3

Antiques Roadshow” (PBS)

4

We’re Here” (Max)

5

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” (Food Network)

Next in Line

6

“Shark Tank” (ABC)

7

“Couples Therapy” (Paramount+)

8

“The Golden Wedding” (ABC)

9

“Twin Love” (Prime Video)

10

“Kitchen Nightmares” (Fox)

Unstructured Reality Program

Unstructured Reality Program
Unstructured Reality Program


And the Predicted Nominees Are

Rank

Series

1

Welcome to Wrexham” (FX)

2

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked” (MTV)

3

Love on the Spectrum” (Netflix)

4

Selling Sunset” (Netflix)

5

The Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show” (Max)

Next in Line

6

“Life Below Zero” (National Geographic)

7

“Vanderpump Rules” (Bravo)

8

“Vanderpump Villa” (Bravo)

9

“Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge” (National Geographic)

10

“The Kardashians” (Hulu)

More Information (Reality Programs)

More Information (Reality Programs)
More Information (Reality Programs)


2023 category winners:

Outstanding Reality Competition Program: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (MTV)
Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program: RuPaul, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (MTV)
Outstanding Structured Reality Program: “Queer Eye” (Netflix)
Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program: “Welcome to Wrexham” (FX)

2024 Emmy Awards Calendar and Timeline (all dates are subject to change)

  • Eligibility period: June 1, 2023 – May 31, 2024

  • Feb. 29: Submissions open

  • May 9: Deadline for programs identifying as Primetime programming to upload all entry materials.

  • June 13: Nominations-round voting begins

  • June 24: Nominations-round voting ends at 10:00 p.m. PT

  • June 28 – July 8: Voting for peer group-specific top ten rounds panels (if applicable)

  • July 17: Primetime Emmy nominations are announced.

  • July 24: Deadline for errors and omissions to the nominations.

  • August 5: Find-round videos available for viewing.

  • August 15: Final-round voting begins.

  • August 26: Final-round voting ends at 10:00 p.m. PST.

  • Sept. 7-8: Creative Arts Emmy Awards and Governors Gala

  • Sunday, Sept. 15: 76th Primetime Emmy Awards to air on ABC.

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About the Primetime Emmy Awards

The Primetime Emmy Awards, commonly known as the Emmys, are awarded by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). Established in 1949, these celebrate outstanding achievements in American primetime television. The Emmys are categorized into three divisions: the Primetime Emmy Awards for performance and production excellence; the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, recognizing achievements in artistry and craftsmanship; and the Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards, which honor significant engineering and technological advancements. The eligibility period typically extends from June 1 to May 31 each year. The Television Academy hosts the Emmys and has over 20,000 members across 30 professional peer groups, including performers, directors, producers, art directors, artisans and executives.

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