The 2012 Primetime Emmy nominations were announced this morning, and a few food reality shows made the cut. Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations got four nominations, for "Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming" (specifically the U.S. Desert episode) "Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming" (the Mozambique episode), "Outstanding Nonfiction Series," and "Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming" (the Cuba episode).
Season two of Jamie Oliver's ABC series Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution was nominated in the "Outstanding Reality Program" category. Back in 2010 season one of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution won the Emmy for "Outstanding Reality Program."
And it looks like Padma Lakshmi's sexy ad paid off: Top Chef got three nominations, for "Outstanding Reality - Competition Program," "Outstanding Cinematography For Reality Programming," and "Outstanding Picture Editing For Reality Programming." Top Chef also got nominations for the "Last Chance Kitchen" online thing in the "Outstanding Special Class - Short-format Nonfiction Programs" and "Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media - Enhancement To A Television Program or Series" categories.