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Reality-show hosting is a tough gig, Emmy recognition for it even tougher

Reality-show hosting is a tough gig, Emmy recognition for it even tougher

During the course of hosting more than 200 episodes of "America's Got Talent," Nick Cannon has (by his own accounting) sung, danced, mimed and pranked.

"I've risked my life, stood on top of the Grand Canyon and the Golden Gate Bridge, and scuba dived with sharks," he says.

And he has zero reality host Emmy nominations to show for it. Cannon may be one of the longest-running reality show hosts, but he's not alone among the reality show host veterans who've been left behind by Emmy voters. Ever since the category of host for a reality or reality-competition category was introduced in 2007, only five people have earned the prize. And none of them has been...

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