It's almost here: on Thursday, July 16, the Television Academy — represented by Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley — will announce the Emmy nominations for 2015's iteration of the awards show. If you're a television junkie like me, you're probably itching to find out who and what will receive a nod this year, as well as who's received a nod in the past and is affiliated with the show this year: For instance, will Tatiana Maslany finally get her day in the sun and be nominated for Orphan Black? Will Parks and Recreation score a nod for their final season? Does Cat Deeley have an Emmy? Will Jon Hamm's Don Draper be honored one last time? Most of answers are almost upon us, and we will be given them Thursday by the hilarious Aduba of Orange Is The New Black and the also lovely host of So You Think You Can Dance, Deeley. We don't just watch the show to find out who took home an Emmy nomination — we watch it to be entertained, and these hosts are a part of that.
But, what about the answer of whether or not Deeley has an Emmy? She is, after all, co-hosting the nominations ceremony this year — it's a valid thing to wonder.
We know that Aduba scored the Outstanding Guest Star In A Comedy Series Emmy in 2014 for her role of Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on the hit Netflix drama OITNB, but what about Deeley? It certainly seems likely that Deeley, who is hosting everything lately (she hosted the Critic's Choice Television Awards) would be a frontrunner for an Emmy, specifically in the category of Outstanding Host For A Reality or Reality-Competition Program. So, has Deeley ever scored an Emmy herself? Here's your answer...
Deeley actually does not have an Emmy of her own, but it's not because she's been totally snubbed. Deeley should be quite skilled at announcing the Emmy nominations, mainly because she has scored a few Emmy nods of her own.
Deeley is perhaps best known for her work on So You Think You Can Dance, which is also where those Emmy nods came from. As Deadline reports, she was nominated consistently from 2010 to 2014 alongside seriously notable hosts, including Survivor's Jeff Probst, Project Runway's Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, and Hollywood Game Night's Jane Lynch. All of these hosts are crazy talented, but I have to say that I'm a little bummed that Deeley hasn't yet taken home an Emmy of her very own. When will the Academy decide that she's the host with the most? (Had to, sorry)
Deeley will prove her hosting chops when delivering the Emmy nominations on Thursday, and let's hope that she also calls out her own name at some point. Fifth time could totally be the charm for her!
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