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The series will go up against The Voice, Rupaul's Drag Race, The Amazing Race, The Masked Singer and Nailed It. The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Sunday, September 20.
Other nominations for the show this year include Outstanding Directing For A Reality Program, Outstanding Picture Editing For A Structured Reality Or Competition Program, as well as Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Competition Program.
Season 17 of Top Chef featured All-Stars who competed in previous seasons of the competition series. The season also featured host and judge Padma Lakshmi, as well as judges Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons.
Gail told The Daily Dish in a statement: "This season was particularly meaningful to all of us — from producers to chefs and judges to our incredible crew — not only because it was All Stars and allowed us to showcase such an extraordinary level of talent, creativity and diversity by our returning chefs, but in the midst of a pandemic that has challenged the restaurant industry physically, emotionally and economically on so many levels, Top Chef Season 17 provided a moment of hope, comfort, triumph and solidarity, for us and our viewers alike. It aired as a weekly reminder to support and take care of each other, share our cultures and our tables, and be true to ourselves. I’m immensely proud of this season and grateful to be part a show that has proven its ability for innovation, entertainment and integrity, year over year over year."
Tom said in a statement to The Daily Dish: “After 18 years the show is still going strong and it’s always special that our peers in the Academy continue to recognize our contribution to great TV.”
Padma said in a statement to The Daily Dish: “How exciting that Top Chef is nominated again this year! So proud of our entire cast and crew that continue to work so hard on our beloved show. Thank you to the Academy, for also nominating me again in the host category. I am beyond humbled.”
This marks the 14th straight year of being nominated in that category. Top Chef has won the Emmy Award in years prior for Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming in 2008, and Outstanding Reality - Competition Program in 2010.
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