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‘Mind of a Chef’ and ‘Emeril’ Dominate Daytime Emmy Award Nominations

Here are the chefs and restaurateurs who are nominated this year

[Sean Brock and April Bloomfield in the Emmy-Nominated Mind of a Chef — Potluck Music Special.]
[Mind of a Chef]

On Sunday, April 30, a slew of producers and stars from game shows, soap operas, morning TV, chat programs, and cooking series will gather at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium for the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. This year, a number of very famous chefs and restaurateurs are nominated, including Emeril Lagasse, Ina Garten, Mario Batali, Lidia Bastianich, and Guy Fieri. The shows Mind of a Chef and Eat the World With Emeril Lagasse nabbed a staggering number of nominations in technical categories, and the Food Network racked up a total of nine nominations for its various programs.

The awards recognize “outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individual and programs broadcast from 2 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the 2016 calendar year.” So even if a show like Mind of a Chef premieres at night, it’s considered for a Daytime Emmy because the program also regularly airs during the day.

Here’s a roundup of the chefs and food shows that got nominated this year:

Outstanding Culinary Program
America’s Test Kitchen
Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics
Eat the World With Emeril Lagasse
Guy’s Big Bite
Mind of a Chef
Trisha’s Southern Kitchen

Outstanding Talk Show/Informative
The Chew
The Kitchen

Outstanding Culinary Host
Lidia Bastianich for Lidia’s Kitchen
Rick Bayless for Mexico One Plate at a Time With Rick Bayless
Guy Fieri for Guy’s Big Bite
Bobby Flay for Brunch @ Bobby’s
Ina Garten for Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics
Vivian Howard for A Chef’s Life

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host
Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, Daphne Oz, and Michael Simon for The Chew
Sunny Anderson, Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro, Marcela Valladolid, and Geoffrey Zakarian for The Kitchen

Outstanding Directing in a Lifestyle/Culinary/Travel Program
Eat the World With Emeril Lagasse
Giada’s Holiday Handbook
The Mind of a Chef

Outstanding Directing Special Class
The Mind of a Chef — Potluck Music Special

Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design
The Mind of a Chef

Outstanding Single Camera Editing
Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse
The Mind of a Chef

Outstanding Sound Mixing
Eat the World With Emeril Lagasse
Mind of a Chef

Outstanding Sound Mixing Live Action
Eat the World With Emeril Lagasse

Check out the full list of nominees here (PDF).

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