2019 Emmy Awards: Queer Eye has three nominations but sadly didn't make the cut for Best Reality Host

The Best Reality Host category in the Emmy's was established in 2008, and till date, most of those who won were anchors of competition series...


                            2019 Emmy Awards: Queer Eye has three nominations but sadly didn't make the cut for Best Reality Host

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards is just around the corner and while we can't wait to see who the winners are, there's one nomination that didn't make the cut, and we're disappointed. 

'Queer Eye' has been nominated this year for three Emmy Awards - Structured Reality Program, Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program, and Picture Editing - Structured/Competition Reality Program. Though the Netflix series has been nominated for these Emmy Awards, it is sad to know that the series didn't make the cut for Best Reality Host. 

The Fab Five - Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, and Jonathan Van Ness - were contenders for the category - Best Reality Host - but sadly they didn't make the final cut. The hosts who ended up on the list were, James Corden for 'The World's Best', Ellen DeGeneres for 'Ellen's Game of Games', Marie Kondo for 'Tidying Up with Marie Kondo', and Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman for 'Making It.' 

(L-R) Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, and Jonathan Van Ness speak onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The Best Reality Host category in the Emmy's was established in 2008, and till date, most of the hosts who got nominated and won in this category were hosts of competition series. The lack of nominating non-competition reality TV hosts is not a fair deal as they are the ones who are the main focus of their shows. They are front and center through it all unlike other reality TV competition hosts like 'American Idol', 'The Worlds Best' etc where the focus is not on its hosts but on the talent. 

The hosts' screen time in these series is minimalistic compared to the non-competition hosts. And in a fair world, it is true as we see Queer Eye's Fab Five be the center in each episode, be it a happy moment or a sad one. They bring their proficiency and caliber into the lives of people who are in real need of their help - emotionally, socially, and at times in fashion. They turn their lives around for the better.

(L-R) Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk, Tan France, and Antoni Porowski attend the Netflix FYSEE "Queer Eye" panel and reception at Raleigh Studios on May 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Netflix)

And over the past four seasons, we have seen the Fab Five do their best, especially if we take season 4 into consideration. This season, we saw a massive variety in the people whose lives they changed. There was not a dry eye at the end of each episode. The Fab Five also comprehend the impact their goodwill and efforts create on each hero whose life they transform.  

Last year, after the Netflix series won three out of its four Emmy nominations, that include Best Structured Reality Program, it did give us a ray of hope that we might get to see them being nominated as the Best Reality Host. But it is sad to see that they didn't make the cut, which is a huge disappointment. 

If they did make the cut this year, Queer Eye would have had a high chance of creating history as the first non-competition hosts to win Emmys. 

Let us know what you think? Do the Fab Five deserve to be nominated under this category at least next year? 

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