Dancing with the Stars has seen its darkest day since its debut back in 2005. The long-running ABC celebrity ballroom competition failed to receive a Primetime Emmy nomination in the coveted outstanding reality competition category. According to Variety, the Tom Bergeron-hosted reality competition was overlooked in favor of The Amazing Race, Project Runway, Top Chef, The Voice, American Ninja Warrior and newcomer to the category, RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Up until now, Dancing With the Stars had been nominated every single year since its debut back in 2005 (starting with the 2006 Emmy season) and Tom Bergeron was a mainstay in outstanding reality host category. But this year, Bergeron was also snubbed in the best host category for Alec Baldwin (Match Game), W. Kamau Bell (United Shades of America) RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn (Project Runway), Gordon Ramsay (MasterChef Junior), and Martha Stewart and Snoop Dog (Martha & Snoop’s Pot Luck Dinner Party).
Dancing with the Stars wasn’t entirely overlooked for this year’s Emmy Awards. The show’s production team received a total of seven well-deserved nominations in categories that include best costumes, hairstyling, lighting, makeup, technical direction, and camera work. In addition, longtime Dancing with the Stars choreographers Mandy Moore and Derek Hough, received nominations for the routines “Kairos” and “On Top of the World/Carol of the Bells,” respectively.
Always a class act, Tom Bergeron tweeted congratulations to his deserving Dancing with the Stars co-stars.
Congratulations!!! ???????? https://t.co/ct400drPm0
— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) July 13, 2017
While the major Emmys snubs are a blow for Dancing With the Stars diehards, Tom Bergeron does have a few Emmy statuettes at home already. In 2000, Bergeron won an Emmy for his hosting duties on Hollywood Squares, and in 2012 he finally won a trophy for Dancing with the Stars after a 14-season hosting gig.
At the time, Bergeron thanked perennial best host winner, Survivor host Jeff Probst, for not being nominated that year.
“I wasn’t kidding when I thanked him for not being nominated,” Bergeron told the Hollywood Reporter of the Survivor host, who had swept the category since its inception in the early 200s. “I was stunned when he wasn’t nominated.”
Dancing With the Stars fans are stunned Tom wasn’t nominated this time around. But there’s always next year, because this show’s not going anywhere.
Take a look at the video below to see Tom Bergeron talking about Dancing With the Stars and if he’ll host the upcoming spin-off, Dancing With the Stars Junior.
Dancing with the Stars returns to ABC this fall.
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