“The Voice” scores top Emmy honors

For the second year in a row the NBC reality competition series has taken home the statuette for outstanding reality competition series, awarded by The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
September 19, 2016

NBC’s The Voice has won its second Emmy in two years. NBC’s singing-based reality competition was awarded the Emmy for outstanding reality competition series  by The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night (Sept. 18).

The Voice  beat out contenders including The Amazing Race (CBS)American Ninja Warrior (NBC), Dancing with the Stars (ABC), Project Runway (Lifetime) and Top Chef (Bravo).   

The series also secured the outstanding reality competition statuette at the 2015 Emmy. It’s produced by United Artists Media Group, Talpa Media USA and Warner Horizon Television.

Earlier this month (Sept. 10 and 11), several other reality series took home hardware at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, including A&E’s Born This Way (outstanding unstructured reality program), ABC’s Shark Tank (outstanding structured reality program), and CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (outstanding information series or special). American Idol won The Governors Award, which honors exceptional achievement in the television arts and sciences, while Netflix’s Making a Murderer and A&E’s Cartel Land were the top non-fiction series winners.

The recent Primetime Emmy Awards were hosted by late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and presented at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.

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