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"Queer Eye" wins three Emmys

2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Arrivals - Night
Kamaro Brown, left, Tan France, Bobby Berk, Antoni Porowski, and Jonathan Van Ness arrive at night two of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at The Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
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Posted: Sep. 10, 2018 10:30 am Updated: Sep. 11, 2018 9:02 am

LOS ANGELES -- "Queer Eye," with Quincy native Jonathan Van Ness as one of the hosts, took home three Emmy Awards over the weekend.

The hit Netflix reboot won Outstanding Structured Reality Program, beating out "Antiques Roadshow," "Fixer Upper," "Lip Sync Battle," "What Do You Think You Are?" and "Shark Tank," which had won in the category since 2014.

The show also took home Emmys for Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program and Oustanding Picture Editing for a Structured or Competition Reality Program.

"Queer Eye" was nominated for a fourth Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program, but that award went to "Life Below Zero."

Van Ness is the grooming expert on the show which also features Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown and Tan France.

An ET online story said the Emmy wins cap off "a breakout year" for the reality series and its co-hosts. The show, a reboot of the original Bravo series, premiered on Netflix in February and returned for its second season in June.

"Queer Eye" and Van Ness are coming to Quincy to film an episode in October that will feature Quincy Public Schools Director of Music Kathi Dooley as the Fab Five's next hero. That episode will air in 2019.

Van Ness also was nominated for Funny or Die's parody web series "Gay of Thrones," where he is an executive producer, for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series. The nomination was the first "with my name on it," Van Ness told the Herald-Whig in July, and that Emmy went to "Carpool Karaoke."

The 70th Creative Arts Emmy Awards honor outstanding artistic and technical achievement in a variety of television program genres, guest performances in weekly series, as well as exceptional work in the animation, reality and documentary categories.

A telecast of the awards, handed out at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, will air at 7 p.m. Saturday on FXX.


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