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The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences just announced nominations for Daytime Emmys, and Create® TV's programming ranks among the best. Seven of Create TV’s popular how-to shows earned eight 2011 Daytime Emmy Award nominations for excellence in television.
Create's programs landed nominations in five categories ranging from Outstanding Culinary Program to Outstanding Lifestyle/Culinary Host. Categories and nominations are listed below:
OUTSTANDING CULINARY PROGRAM America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated
Public television’s most watched cooking show follows host Chris Kimball and his test-kitchen crew as they test and compare foods, recipes and kitchen tools while sharing delicious and well-thought out recipes.
Cook's Country From America's Test Kitchen
Chris Kimball’s second series, featuring regional home cooking from across the country, approaches food in a practical, no-nonsense way. In a renovated 1806 farmhouse, the cast scientifically re-imagines family-friendly recipes for the modern home cook.
Lidia Bastianich journeys around Italy, celebrating her homeland’s delicious culinary treasures. Back in her kitchen, Lidia – frequently joined by family, friends and guest chefs – re-creates the simple and delicious dishes seen during her travels.
Hosted by popular French chef Eric Ripert, Avec Eric goes behind the scenes at Ripert’s famous restaurant Le Bernadin and around the world to explore the flavors that influence his signature dishes.
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING IN A LIFESTYLE/CULINARY PROGRAM Rough Cut – Woodworking With Tommy Mac
This woodworking series invites viewers into the world of respected furniture maker Tommy MacDonald, as he travels to historic landmarks to gain design inspiration and then returns to his workshop to demonstrate the steps and techniques needed to create future family heirlooms.
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SINGLE CAMERA PHOTOGRAPHY Travelscope
Award-winning travel journalist Joseph Rosendo explores the world's treasures and provides cultural insights and useful information for making travelers’ dreams a reality. Rosendo also encourages conscientious travel, believing it has the power to connect disparate cultures.
OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS WRITING Equitrekking
This unique travel series is hosted by equestrian journalist and expert Darley Newman. Equitrekking follows Darley as she travels on horseback in exciting locations, including picturesque Ireland, Iceland, Hawaii, California, Spain and Jordan.
OUTSTANDING LIFESTYLE/ CULINARY HOST Chris Kimball
Chris Kimball, nominated for his hosting role on America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated, has been woking with his test kitchen crew for 11 seasons to shed light on the best recipes, ingredients and kitchen tools.
The Daytime Emmy Awards will be announced at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles on Friday, June 17, 2011.