The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race. Top Chef. The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race. There you have — in chronological order — the winners of the Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Series since the category debuted in 2003.
Yep, Emmy voters love CBS’ globetrotting marathon, but as the 2010 result proves, it’s not impossible for them to go in a different direction.
Of course, The Amazing Race and Top Chef are both nominated again this year — for the eleventh and seventh consecutive years respectively — as are perennial bridesmaids Project Runway (a nine-time nominee), Dancing With the Stars (up for the eighth time) and So You Think You Can Dance (celebrating its third nod). The relative newcomer to the battle is The Voice, which is in contention for the second year running.
What would you do if you had the power to honor one of these fine shows when the Emmys are handed out? Take our poll below to vote for your favorite — TVLine voting closes Sept. 20, so act now! — then hit the comments to justify your pick!
Tomorrow, we’ll launch another “Who Should Win?” Emmy poll, so come back to TVLine.com every day to weigh in on who’s most worthy of TV’s biggest honor. And to stay up to speed on all our Emmy polls, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!