NBC’s “The Voice” picks up second Emmy

NBC's The Voice (pictured) picked up its second win in the reality-competition category at the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night (September 20).
September 20, 2015

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has awarded NBC’s The Voice with its second Emmy award.

The singing reality series was awarded the statuette for outstanding reality-competition program at the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night (September 20), beating out fellow nominees Dancing With the Stars (ABC), Project Runway (Lifetime), So You Think You Can Dance (Fox), Top Chef (Bravo) and The Amazing Race (CBS).

The Voice – produced by United Artists Media Group, Talpa Media USA and Warner Horizon Television – last took home the trophy in 2013. Accepting the prize for the program was executive producer Mark Burnett.

The win for The Voice marks only the third time The Amazing Race hasn’t topped the group since the category’s addition to the telecast in 2003.

In the non-fiction realm, The Voice joins Creative Arts Emmy Award winners The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (HBO), Deadliest Catch (Discovery) and Alex Gibney‘s documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (HBO), which headed the non-fiction and reality TV series pack during the September 12 broadcast.

Hosted by Brooklyn Nine-Nine star and Saturday Night Live alumnus Andy Samberg, the Primetime Emmy Awards were presented at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.

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