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Buzz In: Who's Your Favorite Reality TV Judge?

Buzz In: Who's Your Favorite Reality TV Judge?

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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tv-addict tv-addict 8 years
Thats all fine just as long the first five judges up don't go on to host the emmys.
Allyace Allyace 8 years
I would go Tim Gunn if we could, but since we can't, my vote is Tom Colliccio.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Simon Cowell gets my vote too. But Nigel Barker is very pretty too look at on ANTM. Please don't give Tyra an award, it will only enhance her obnoxiousness.
a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 8 years
Simon still gets my vote. Idol would've tanked if it weren't for him.But I *adore* Nigel Lythgoe.
a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 8 years
Simon still gets my vote. Idol would've tanked if it weren't for him. But I *adore* Nigel Lythgoe.
lrakins54 lrakins54 8 years
definitely Kors.
lrakins54 lrakins54 8 years
definitely Kors.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Nigel Lythgoe gets my vote as well.
ep24 ep24 8 years
i don't really watch AI too often, but i think simon's great. my faves are "elle magazine editor-at-large" nina garcia and "top american designer" michael kors on PR.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i like nygel, but i like another nigel actually - the one from ANTM - he's soo pretty to look at!
Yv Yv 8 years
Nigel Lythgoe
Yv Yv 8 years
Nigel Lythgoe
mannylove mannylove 8 years
Tom Colliccio from Top Chef!
mannylove mannylove 8 years
Tom Colliccio from Top Chef!
Mykie7 Mykie7 8 years
It's gotta be Miss J from ANTM. LMAO He cracks me up and the fact is, he's usually right on.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Michael Kors, for his wonderful snarkiness (slutty, slutty, slutty anyone?), and I have to say I sort of love Gail from Top Chef because she's got this hidden bitchy streak that occasionally bursts through.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
I don't watch any reality TV, except that I do flip to Idol during commercials of whatever else I'm watching. And that's because I love Simon. He's a total douche but fun to watch.
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