BRAVO EARNS 7 EMMY(R) NOMINATIONS FOR 64th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY(R) AWARDS
Emmy-Award Winning "Top Chef" Extends Network's Record With Nominations In Outstanding Reality Competition Program For Eighth Consecutive Year
Bravo's "Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen," The Network's First-Ever Fully Integrated Transmedia Play Earns Two Noms
"Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker" Earns Outstanding Variety Special Nom And "Inside The Actors Studio" Receives Unprecedented 15th Emmy Nom
NEW YORK - July 19, 2012 - Bravo once again dominated cable's unscripted television landscape as the network received seven Primetime Emmy(R) Nominations from the Academy of Television Arts & Science for the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy(R) Awards. The network received five honors for its Emmy-Award winning series "Top Chef," earning its sixth consecutive nomination in the "Outstanding Reality Competition Program" category, plus two nominations for Bravo's first-ever fully integrated transmedia play "Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen." Additionally, two-time Emmy-Award winning Kathy Griffin received a nomination in the "Outstanding Variety Special" category for "Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker" and "Inside the Actors Studio" received its 15th nomination for Outstanding Nonfiction Series. Primetime Emmy(R) Awards celebrate excellence in national prime time programming, awarding top honors at the annual creative arts gala and prime time awards telecast. For more information, visit www.BravoTV.com and follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BravoPR.
Bravo's "Top Chef" became the first and only cable network program to win in the "Outstanding Reality Competition Program" category in 2010 and extended Bravo's record as the only cable network with nominations in this category for eight consecutive years. "Top Chef" received five total nominations with additional nods in several other categories including "Outstanding Cinematography For Reality Programming," "Outstanding Special Class - Short-format Nonfiction Programs," "Outstanding Picture Editing For Reality Programming," and "Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media - Enhancement To A Television Program Or Series."
"Bravo's nominations continue to underline the quality of our unscripted and pop culture original programming as well as our cutting edge multi-platform offerings," said Frances Berwick, President of Bravo Media and Style Media.
Following is a complete list of the categories for which Bravo was nominated:
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
Top Chef · Bravo · Magical Elves
Dan Cutforth, Executive Producer
Jane Lipsitz, Executive Producer
Nan Strait, Executive Producer
Casey Kriley, Executive Producer
Andrew Cohen, Executive Producer
Dave Serwatka, Executive Producer
Erica Ross, Co-Executive Producer
Sue Kolinsky, Co-Executive Producer
Tom Colicchio, Co-Executive Producer
Outstanding Variety Special
Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker · Bravo · Rickmill Productions
Outstanding Nonfiction Series
Inside The Actors Studio · Bravo · In The Moment Productions James Lipton, Executive Producer Shawn Tesser, Producer Jeff Wurtz, Producer
Outstanding Special Class - Short-format Nonfiction Programs Bravo's Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen · bravotv.com · Bravo Media and Magical Elves David Serwatka, Produced By Dan Cutforth, Produced By Jane Lipsitz, Produced By Lisa Hsia, Produced By Aimee Viles, Produced By
Outstanding Cinematography For Reality Programming Top Chef · Fit For An Evil Queen · Bravo · Magical Elves Ari Boles, Director of Photography
Outstanding Picture Editing For Reality Programming Top Chef · Fit For An Evil Queen · Bravo · Magical Elves Tony Rivard, Editor Chris Colombel, Editor Jeannie Gilgenberg, Editor Hans Van Ek, Editor Tony Fisher, Editor Kent Bassett, Editor Matt Reynolds, Editor
Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media - Enhancement To A Television Program Or Series Bravo's Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen · bravotv.com · Bravo Media and Magical Elves NBC Universal Bravo Media Magical Elves
Bravo Media continues its record-breaking streak by recently earning its best second quarter in network history among total viewers, and ranking as the #8 cable entertainment network among adults 18-49 and #9 among adults 25-54 for second quarter, according to Nielsen. Maintaining its position as the No. 1 network with the most upscale, educated and engaged audience in cable entertainment, the network marked a six percent growth among total viewers compared to second quarter in 2011. In addition, Bravo delivered its most watched April and May ever in primetime driven by its breakthrough original programming.
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