For the primary time because the class was launched in 1974, the Emmy for excellent recreation present will probably be handed out on the primetime ceremony, having graduated from the daytime counterpart as a part of a realignment of classes between the Nationwide Academy of Tv Arts and Sciences (which presents the daytime awards) and the Academy of Tv Arts and Sciences (which distributes the primetime awards). The syndicated hits Household Feud, Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune will face off towards NBC’s That’s My Jam and CBS’ The Value Is Proper.
Awards prognosticators can flip to the historical past of the class to evaluate which aggressive present might take residence the inaugural primetime prize. Jeopardy! holds the information for probably the most wins (18) and probably the most nominations (38) and has received for finest recreation present previously three years. It additionally notably earned probably the most noms for a recreation present this season, with Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings each incomes nods for his or her internet hosting duties.
The Value Is Proper has additionally been a frequent winner over the course of its 51 seasons; the present debuted two years earlier than the sport present class was created and has landed 9 sequence wins since. Bob Barker earned 13 profession Emmys as excellent recreation present host — a feat that might not be achieved by present host Drew Carey, who has by no means obtained a internet hosting nomination since taking on for Barker in 2007.
One other recreation stalwart is the seven-time Emmy-winning Wheel of Fortune, which additionally earned Pat Sajak — who introduced his upcoming retirement after the 2024 season — his nineteenth nod for internet hosting, having already received the prize thrice.
Household Feud, which has picked up one Emmy for finest recreation present and three for host Steve Harvey because the comic took over in 2010, returns to the sphere this season with two nods for the present and its host.
The outliers are the beforehand talked about That’s My Jam, impressed by The Tonight Present‘s musical recreation segments and hosted by Jimmy Fallon, and NBC’s Password, the just lately rebooted model of the traditional that received the primary Emmy for finest recreation present in 1974. Whereas Password was handed over for a sequence nom, its vibrant host Keke Palmer — a 2021 Emmy winner for the shortform sequence Turnt Up With the Taylors — did snag a nod for her work on the sequence.
This story first appeared within the Aug. 9 subject of The Hollywood Reporter journal. Click on right here to subscribe.