Queer Eye is back in a big way, receiving an Emmy nomination for Best Structured Reality Series this morning – 14 years after the series took home its first Emmy for Best Reality Show.
The original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy was a TV phenom at the turn of the century, debuting on Bravo in July 2003 – the year before Massachusetts became the first state to recognize same-sex marriage. It was nommed again the next year but did not nab the statuette, and the series was thought to have run its course in 2007.
In its first season on Netflix, the shorter-titled Queer Eye scored its first Structured Reality TV series nom this morning, as gay marriage is recognized nationwide but under threat with President Donald Trump’s pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.
Queer Eye will compete for the Emmy with returning nominees PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, HGTV’s Fixer Upper, Paramount Network’s Lip Sync Battle (formerly on Spikme), ABC’s Shark Tank and TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are?
On Netflix, Queer Eye stars Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine), Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Karamo Brown (Culture), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming) and Tan France (Fashion), who all are returning for Season 2.