Cantabrian scoops 9th Emmy
Amazing Race host picks up 9th EmmyANNA TURNER
The Amazing Race has just won its ninth Emmy for best reality television show.
The hit CBS show has taken out the Best Reality Competition Programme for the ninth time at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards.
The show, which sends teams on an around-the-world race, has won the category every year since its creation in 2003, apart from one.
The Emmys are presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in recognition of excellence in American prime-time TV programming.
The 2012 awards are under way this afternoon (NZ time) in Los Angeles.
Canterbury TV personality Phil Keoghan, 45, hosts the American show.
The Lincoln-born, St Andrews College graduate has been nominated four times for the Emmy award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Programme, but has never won.
Earlier in the day, Keoghan tweeted that he was taking his 16-year-old daughter to the Emmys.
"Now that my daughter is 16 she will be attending her first #EMMYS so excited to take her #AmazingRace #NoOpportunityWasted," he said.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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