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[07/16/09 - 09:08 AM]
Bravo Earns a Record Breaking 12 Nominations for 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
"We are honored that Bravo's quality programming continues to resonate with the Academy's voting members," said Bravo's Frances Berwick.

[via press release from Bravo]

BRAVO EARNS A RECORD BREAKING 12 NOMINATIONS FOR 61ST ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS

Network Dominates Outstanding Reality Competition Category For A Third Consecutive Year - "Top Chef" And "Project Runway" Score Nods For Series And Hosts

Emmy-Award Winning Kathy Griffin Receives Two Nominations

NEW YORK - July 16, 2009 - Bravo was recognized with a record-breaking 12 Primetime Emmy Nominations from the Academy of Television Arts & Science for the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. This marks the network's third consecutive year to dominate the Outstanding Reality Competition program category garnering nominations for both "Top Chef" - the No. 1 food show on cable - and "Project Runway." The series' hosts Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio ("Top Chef") and Heidi Klum ("Project Runway") were also honored with nominations for Outstanding Host for a Reality Competition Program. Bravo continues as the only cable network to ever receive an Emmy nomination in both these categories, and the only network, including broadcast, to have two shows nominated in the Competition category - also tied with the most noms for Host with CBS. Both "Project Runway" and "Top Chef" are produced by Magical Elves.

"We are honored that Bravo's quality programming continues to resonate with the Academy's voting members," said Frances Berwick, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Bravo Media. "We had 11 nominations last year and to surpass that number as the only cable nominee in these categories is remarkable given the tough competition we faced."

The two-time Emmy-Award winning "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" currently airing its fifth season on Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, received its fourth consecutive nomination in the Outstanding Reality Program category. Griffin, who also will serve as the host of the 2009 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy´┐Ż Awards, is nominated for her Bravo stand-up special "She'll Cut A Bitch" for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special. The fourth season of "D-List" was produced by Picture This Television and "She'll Cut A Bitch" was produced by Rickmill Productions for Bravo.

With "Top Chef's" third consecutive nomination in the Outstanding Reality Competition program category and the additional four nominations announced this morning, Bravo's "Top Chef" has received a total of 10 Emmy nominations and one win since its premiere. Other nominations include Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming, Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming and Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming. The sixth installment, "Top Chef: Las Vegas," kicks off on Wednesday, August 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. with a new cast of 17 hopeful chef'tesants. Magical Elves' Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Liz Cook and Casey Kriley are executive producers. Nan Strait serves as co-executive producer.

"Project Runway" on Bravo earned its fifth consecutive nod in the Reality Competition category, Heidi Klum is nominated in the Reality Host category and the series scored two more nominations for Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming and Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming, marking the series' sixteenth nomination. "Project Runway" is co-produced by The Weinstein Company and Miramax Films.

Bravo Digital Media was also honored with a nomination for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media - Nonfiction for digital efforts on "Top Chef."

Following is a complete list of the categories for which Bravo was nominated:

Outstanding Reality - Competition Program

Top Chef . Bravo . Magical Elves, Bravo
Dan Cutforth, Executive Producer
Jane Lipsitz, Executive Producer
Shauna Minoprio, Executive Producer
Andrew Cohen, Executive Producer
Frances G. Berwick, Executive Producer
Dave Serwatka, Executive Producer
Rich Buhrman, Co-Executive Producer
Liz Cook, Co-Executive Producer
Fred Pichel, Co-Executive Producer
Casey Kriley, Co-Executive Producer
Gaylen Gawlowski, Co-Executive Producer
Nan Strait, Supervising Producer
Kevin Leffler, Supervising Producer

Project Runway . Bravo . Magical Elves for The Weinstein Company, Full Picture, Bravo
Harvey Weinstein, Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein, Executive Producer
Dan Cutforth, Executive Producer
Rich Bye, Executive Producer
Jane Lipsitz, Executive Producer
Jane Cha, Executive Producer
Desiree Gruber, Executive Producer
Heidi Klum, Executive Producer
Frances Berwick, Executive Producer
Andrew Cohen, Executive Producer
Shari Levine, Executive Producer
Casey Kriley, Co-Executive Producer
Rich Buhrman, Co-Executive Producer
Michael Rucker, Co-Executive Producer
Andrew Wallace, Co-Executive Producer
Barbara Schneeweiss, Producer

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program

Top Chef . Bravo . Magical Elves, Bravo
Padma Lakshmi, Host
Tom Colicchio, Co-Host

Project Runway . Bravo . Magical Elves for The Weinstein Company, Full Picture, Bravo
Heidi Klum, Host

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special

Kathy Griffin: She'll Cut A Bitch . Bravo . Rickmill Productions, Bravo

Outstanding Reality Program

Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List . Bravo . Picture This Television, Bravo
Marcia Mule, Executive Producer
Bryan Scott, Executive Producer
Lisa M. Tucker, Executive Producer
Kathy Griffin, Executive Producer
Cori Abraham, Executive Producer
Andrew Cohen, Executive Producer
Jenn Levy, Executive Producer
Amy Kohn, Co-Executive Producer

Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media - Nonfiction

Bravo Digital Media: Top Chef . BravoTV.com
Bravo Digital Media

Outstanding Cinematography For Reality Programming

Top Chef . The Last Supper . Bravo . Magical Elves, Bravo
Tim Spellman, Director of Photography

Outstanding Picture Editing For Reality Programming

Top Chef . The Last Supper . Bravo . Magical Elves, Bravo
Annie Tighe, Edited By
Alan Hoang, Edited By
Adrienne Salisbury, Edited By
Kevin Leffler, Edited By
Katherine Griffin, Edited By
Sue Hoover, Edited By
LaRonda Morris, Edited By

Project Runway . Finale (Part 1) . Bravo . Magical Elves for The Weinstein Company, Full Picture, Bravo
Jamie Pedroza, Edited By
Mary DeChambres, Edited By
Spiro C. Lampros, Edited By
Richie Edelson, Edited By
Maris Berzins, Edited By
Matthew Moul, Edited By
Steve Lichtenstein, Edited By

Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming

Top Chef . The Last Supper . Bravo . Magical Elves, Bravo
Steve Hrynewicz, Director

Project Runway . Finale (Part 1) . Bravo . Magical Elves for The Weinstein Company,
Full Picture, Bravo
Paul Starkman, Director

Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBC Universal cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information, visit www.BravoTV.com. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BravoPR.





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· KATHY GRIFFIN: MY LIFE ON THE D-LIST (BRAVO)
· PROJECT RUNWAY (LIFETIME)
· TOP CHEF (BRAVO)





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