Top Chef Keeps Bravo on the Cutting Edge

As the new season of Top Chef: Masters nears its July 24 premiere, Bravo Media has received five Primetime Emmy nominations, including four for Top Chef, which was recognized both as an unscripted television series and innovator in the digital content space.

Already decorated as one of the most successful reality shows in history, the Emmy-Award winning Top Chef continued the network’s record with nominations in an outstanding reality competition program for the ninth consecutive year.

In addition, Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen, the network’s first-ever fully integrated transmedia play, earned two Emmy noms.

Primetime Emmy Awards celebrate excellence in national prime time programming, awarding top honors at the annual creative arts gala and prime time awards telecast.

"We’re really proud to be recognized with Emmy nominations across so many of the unscripted, reality and digital categories.  It’s a testament to the creativity of our internal team and producing partners in keeping our long-running series fresh, engaging and consistently high quality," said Frances Berwick, President of Bravo and Style Media. 

In 2010, Bravo’s Top Chef became the first and only series on cable to win in the "Outstanding Reality Competition Program" category and this year’s nomination extends Bravo’s record as the only cable network with nominations in this category for nine consecutive years. Top Chef received four total nominations with additional recognitions in several other categories including outstanding cinematography and outstanding interactive program.

Additionally, Inside the Actors Studio, hosted by James Lipton, received a nomination in the new category of "Outstanding Informational Series/Special," making this the show’s 16th Emmy nomination.

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards take place Sunday, Sept. 22 in Los Angeles. In total, NBCUniversal broadcast and cable networks received a combined 84 Emmy nominations.

The new season of Top Chef: Masters premieres Wednesday, July 24 at 10 p.m. Meanwhile, the web-only companion piece Battle of the Sous-Chefs has already begun and can be enjoyed here.