Bravo Racks Up 7 Emmy Nominations

Bravo Racks Up 7 Emmy Nominations

Bravo once again dominated cable's unscripted television landscape as the network received seven Primetime Emmy® Nominations from the Academy of Television Arts & Science for the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy® 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® Awards celebrate excellence in national prime time programming, awarding top honors at the annual creative arts gala and prime time awards telecast. 

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 • • 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 • • 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.
Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information, visit