First, reality TV hosts got their own Emmy category. Now, it looks like judges aren't far behind. The head of the group in charge of the Emmys recently told reporters that reality TV judges soon will be eligible for an Emmy of their own.
After I stopped marveling at the injustice that Tim Gunn still isn't eligible for an Emmy (seriously, what will it take to get that man a statuette?), I started thinking about reality judges who deserve to be recognized for what they do. This may be a controversial choice, but honestly, I'd put Simon Cowell out there; he's hated as much as he's loved, but I don't think American Idol would be what it is without his caustic comments.
What about you? Who's your favorite reality TV judge — and do you think he or she deserves an Emmy?
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