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‘American Idol’ Scores Eight Emmy Nominations!

Lyndsey Parker
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People may put down shows like American Idol, saying such reality programs signify the decline of quality television programming and possibly of western civilization in general.

But I just want to point out that American Idol earned EIGHT Emmy nominations today, including "Outstanding Reality - Competition Program" (it's up against Project Runway, Top Chef, Dancing With The Stars, and SIX-time winnner The Amazing Race). Not too shabby.

So...could THIS be the year that Idol finally beats The Amazing Race? Well, I personally think this was the best Idol season yet, so I certainly hope so.

Congrats to American Idol on the following nominations:

Outstanding Reality - Competition Program
American Idol - FOX - FremantleMedia N.A., Inc. & 19TV Ltd.
Ken Warwick, Executive Producer
Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Executive Producer
Simon Fuller, Executive Producer
Charles Boyd, Co-Executive Producer
Patrick M. Lynn, Supervising Producer
Megan Michaels, Supervising Producer

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality - Competition Program
American Idol - FOX - FremantleMedia N.A., Inc. & 19TV Ltd.
Ryan Seacrest, Host

Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
American Idol - Show 833 (The Final Three) - FOX - FremantleMedia N.A., Inc. & 19TV Ltd.
Bruce Gowers, Director

Outstanding Art Direction For Variety, Music Or Nonfiction Programming
American Idol - Episode 821 - FOX - FremantleMedia N.A., Inc. & 19TV Ltd.
Andy Walmsley, Production Designer
James Yarnell, Art Director

Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic, Multi-Camera) For Variety, Music Or Comedy Programming
American Idol - Finale - FOX - FremantleMedia N.A., Inc. & 19TV Ltd.
Kieran Healy, Lighting Designer
Joshua Hutchings, Lighting Director
George Harvey, Lighting Director

Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming
American Idol - 801/02 - FOX - FremantleMedia N.A., Inc. & 19TV Ltd.
Brian Riordan, Re-Recording Mixer
Adrian Ordonez, Re-Recording Mixer

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Or Music Series Or Special
American Idol - Finale - FOX - FremantleMedia N.A., Inc. & 19TV Ltd.
Ed Greene, Production Mixer
Randy Faustino, Music Mixer
Andrew Fletcher, PA Mixer
Mike Parker, Monitor Mixer
Gary Long, Playback Music Mixer
Brian Riordan, Pre-Production Packages Mixer
Adrian Ordonez, Pre-Production Packages Mixer
Christian Schrader, Audience Sweetener

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series
American Idol - Episode 834A - FOX - FremantleMedia N.A., Inc. & 19TV Ltd.
Shiran Stotland, Technical Director
Rick Edwards, Technical Director
Bill Chaikowski, Camera
Greg Smith, Camera
John Repczynski, Camera
George Prince, Camera
Danny Bonilla, Camera
Alex Hernandez, Camera
Dave Eastwood, Camera
Bobby Highton, Camera
Ken Patterson, Camera
Ken Dahlquist, Camera
Diane Biederbeck, Camera
Danny Webb, Camera
Dave Plakos, Camera
Steve Thiel, Camera
Mike Tribble, Camera
Chris Gray, Video Control

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