Emmys

Emmys 2011: The Reality-Competition Race In Review - Including Our 5 Dream Nominees

Secretariat is widely considered the greatest thoroughbred of all time, and yet not even he retired undefeated. Similarly, the Emmy race for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program turned into a real horserace last year when Top Chef claimed the top prize and broke The Amazing Race‘s stunning streak of seven consecutive victories.

Which shows are most likely to enter the starting gate when the Emmy Derby begins with nomination announcements on July 14? We handicap the likeliest contenders… after this.

More 2011 Emmy Races In Review: Supporting Comedy ActorSupporting Comedy Actress | Lead Comedy Actor | Lead Comedy Actress | Outstanding Comedy Series

Review this slideshow of the major contenders — including TVLine’s Dream Nominees — then vote below for who you think are the FIVE best. And check back Wednesday for our review of the Outstanding Drama Series race!