DWTS, Kate Gosselin


This past season, Dancing With the Stars inflicted Kate Gosselin's lovely graceful occasional ballroom moves on a TV nation.

Its reward?

A reality-best nine Emmy nominations today.

DWTS waltzed its way back into the Outstanding Reality-Competition race, where, if form holds, it'll lose alongside American Idol, Project Runway and Top Chef to the never-beaten Amazing Race.

For those keeping score at home, this is the fourth straight year that the category has featured those same nominees. 

Yes, if change was the way elsewhere in the Emmy field, no change was the way in the reality-TV categories.

Just like last year, American Idol's Ryan Seacrest, DWTS' Tom Bergeron, The Amazing Race's Phil Keoghan, Project Runway's Heidi Klum and Survivor's Jeff Probst are up for the Emmy for reality host. (Probst is the defending champ.) Unlike last year, Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio are not nominated, with Emmy trimming its nominee roster to five slots.

Things were a bit fresher in the Reality Program category, where Kathy Griffin's My Life on the D-List goes up against the breakout-hit Undercover Boss and the Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution experiment, as well as the old standbys, Mythbusters, Dirty Jobs and Antique Roadshow.

Food Revolution was produced by Seacreast, and netted the E! multitasker his second nomination of the day. 

Another notable reality nomination: Deadliest Catch, up for Outstanding Nonfiction Series for, in part, the final voyages of the late Captain Phil Harris.

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