An inaugural award category and two categories in cinematography and picture editing highlight the Survivor Emmys 2017 nominations.
There was once a time where Jeff Probst, time and time again, would win Emmys for his role as the host of Survivor. He had secured the Emmy in each of his category’s first four years, and it’s expected that he didn’t put himself up for nomination so that there’s diversity in the award’s winners.
While Jeff Probst isn’t nominated for any of the 2017 Emmys nominations, that doesn’t mean CBS and MGM aren’t well represented this year! The Television Academy presented their full list of the 69th Emmy Nominations earlier today, with Survivor being represented in three separate categories.
While casting for comedy, drama and limited series’, movies or specials have all been Emmys categories in the past, this year marks the debut of the “Outstanding Casting For A Reality Program” award. CBS’ Lynne Spillman is nominated in the category’s debut, facing off against casting for The Voice, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Project Runway and Born This Way. No season was listed, but it will have to pertain to at least Millennials vs. Gen X and Game Changers.
“Outstanding Cinematography For A Reality Program” is the second nomination, with the cinematography team behind “The Stakes Have Been Raised” from Game Changers getting the nomination. That’s the debut double-elimination episode, making sure to get as much Tony Vlachos and Sandra Diaz-Twine in front of the cameras as possible.
The last nomination comes in the “Outstanding Picture Editing For A Structured Or Competition Reality Program” category. The editors for “About to Have a Rumble” from Millennials vs. Gen X that saw Adam Klein’s sole Individual Immunity win are Mike Greer (Supervising Editor), Chad Bertalotto, Tim Atzinger, Evan Meduich, David Armstrong, James Ciccarello and Jacob Teixeira.
The 2017 Emmys will air live on Sunday, September 17 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on CBS and CBS.com.