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Emmy Burning Questions

Why there are, like, 20 hosts; what's up with that new category; and other revelations about TV's primo awards (Fox, Sept. 21, 8 p.m.)

Kelly Clarkson
Image credit: Kelly Clarkson: Fox
Kelly Clarkson
Image credit: Kelly Clarkson: Fox

What's the story behind the new category, Outstanding Reality/ Competition Program?Technically, yes, it is a brand-new category, although in '01 and '02 a prize was given for Non-Fiction Program (Reality). But the Academy found that competitive reality shows like ''American Idol'' and ''Survivor'' weren't quite fitting in that category (''Survivor'' won a ''special class program'' Emmy in '01), hence the new classification. In addition, the old category Non-Fiction Series (Informational) has been replaced by Non-Fiction Series (Traditional) and Non-Fiction Program (Alternative). The difference? Traditional series (nominees include ''The E! True Hollywood Story'' and ''Biography'') follow a fly-on-the-wall documentary approach, while the alternative category (''The Osbournes,'' ''Trading Spaces'') allows filmmakers to manipulate or dictate what happens on the show.
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