Program Awards
Delivering Great Programming in 2014

On Tuesday, October 14, Cablefax celebrated the Program Awards & Top Ops winners and honorable mentions at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. These fearless winners represent those who create amazing content and the experts who deliver it to the viewers.

The winners and honorable mentions of this annual program celebrated their successes before more than 100 executives. Chatter flowed on the #cablefax hashtag on Twitter.

A special salute went out to Cablefax’s 2014 Program Hall of Fame, consisting of four elite executives that join the exclusive ranks of our past inductees.

Cablefax congratulates all of the finalists who represent the elite professionals and organizations committed to delivering great programming. See below for the full list of winners, honorable mentions, and the 2014 Program Hall of Fame.

View profiles on the 2014 Top Operators of the Year. 

2014 Program Hall of Fame Inductees

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Best Actor in Cable

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    Peter Dinklage

    Game of Thrones - HBO
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    Kevin Hart

    Real Husbands of Hollywood - BET Networks
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    Martin Freeman

    Fargo - FX
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    Charlie Hunnam

    Sons of Anarchy - FX
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    Matthew McConaughey

    True Detective - HBO
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    Matthew Rhys

    The Americans - FX
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    Jon Voight

    Ray Donovan - Showtime
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Best Actress in Cable

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    Tatiana Maslany

    Orphan Black - BBC America
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    Katey Sagal

    Sons of Anarchy - FX
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    Allison Tolman

    Fargo - FX
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    Cicely Tyson

    The Trip to Bountiful - Lifetime Networks
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Best Actor/Actress Comedy

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    Kevin Hart

    Real Husbands of Hollywood - BET Networks
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    Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele

    Key & Peele - Comedy Central
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    Jenny Slate

    Kroll Show - Comedy Central
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Best Actor/Actress Drama

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    Idris Elba

    Luther - BBC America
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    Freddie Highmore

    Bates Motel - A&E
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    Tatiana Maslany

    Orphan Black - BBC America
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    Julia Ormond

    Witches of East End - Lifetime Networks
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    Tom Riley

    DaVinci's Demons - Starz
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Best Actor/Actress/Host Family Friendly

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    Carly, Kaitlin and Tim

    The Sunny Side Up Show - Sprout
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    Michelle Lepe as Nina

    The Good Night Show - Sprout
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    Cesar Millan

    Cesar 911 - Nat Geo Wild
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    Jason Silva

    Brain Games - National Geographic Channel
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Best Actor/Actress Movie/Miniseries

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    Emile Hirsch

    Bonnie & Clyde - Lifetime Networks
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    Richard Madden

    Klondike - Discovery Channel
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    Dominic West

    Burton & Taylor - BBC America
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    Vanessa Williams

    The Trip to Bountiful - Lifetime Networks
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Best Cable Program

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    Fargo

    FX
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    Louie

    FX
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    Masters of Sex

    Showtime
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    Rectify

    SundanceTV
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    The Americans

    FX
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    The Fosters

    ABC Family
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Best Host Comedy

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    Chris Hardwick

    @midnight - Comedy Central
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    Conan O'Brien

    Conan - TBS
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    John Oliver

    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - HBO
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    David Steinberg

    Inside Comedy - Showtime
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Best Host Food

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    Anthony Bourdain

    Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown - CNN
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    Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar

    Extra Virgin - Cooking Channel
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    Giada DeLaurentiis

    Giada at Home - Food Network
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    Florence Henderson

    Who's Cooking with Florence Henderson - RLTV
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    Chuck Hughes

    Chuck's Eat the Street - Cooking Channel
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    Mason Pettit

    Food Paradise - Travel Channel
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    Trisha Yearwood

    Trisha's Southern Kitchen - Food Network
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Best Host Music

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    Katie Daryl

    The World's Greatest Tribute Bands - AXS TV
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    Georgie Okell

    Fuse News - Fuse
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Best Host News/Public Affairs

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    Julia Boorstin

    CNBC
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    Jake Tapper

    CNN
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Best Host Other

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    Adam Ferrava, Tanner Foust and Rutledge Wood

    Top Gear USA - BBC Worldwide Productions
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    Nicole Curtis

    Rehab Addict - DIY Network
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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Hit Record on TV – Pivot
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    Dominic Monaghan

    Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan - BBC America
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    Lara Spencer

    Flea Market Flip - HGTV
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Best Host Reality Competition/Game Show

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    Alton Brown

    Cutthroat Kitchen - Food Network
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    Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn

    Project Runway - Lifetime Networks
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    Padma Lakshmi

    Top Chef - Bravo Media
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    Todd Newton

    Family Game Night - Hub Network
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    Drew & Jonathan Scott

    Brother vs. Brother - HGTV
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    Mo Rocca

    My Grandma’s Ravioli - Cooking Channel
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Best Host Regional Program

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    Phil Wood

    Mid Atlantic Sports Network (MASN)
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    Pat Kiernan

    NY1 - TWC News
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Best Host Talk Shows

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    Sunny Anderson, Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro, Marcela Valladolid and Geoffrey Zakarian

    The Kitchen - Food Network
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    Andy Cohen

    Watch What Happens Live - Bravo Media
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    Suze Orman

    The Suze Orman Show - CNBC
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    Matt Vasgersian

    MLB Network
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Best Miniseries

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    Klondike

    Discovery Channel
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    Luther

    BBC America
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Best New Cable Program

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    AMERICA with Jorge Ramos

    Fusion Network
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    Bring It!

    Lifetime Networks
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    Broad City

    Comedy Central
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    HITRECORD ON TV

    Pivot
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    Life Below Zero

    National Geographic Channel
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    Please Like Me

    Pivot
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    True Detective

    HBO
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    Wahlburgers

    A&E
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Best Opening Sequence

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    Combate Americas

    mun2
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    Life Below Zero

    National Geographic Channel
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    Ooh La Lam

    ABS-CBN International/The Filipino Channel
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    Spooksville

    Hub Network
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Best Online/Mobile Extras for a Linear Show

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    Banshee

    Cinemax
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    Chopped After Hours

    Food Network
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    Spooksville Freak Files

    Hub Network
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    The Starters podcast

    NBA Digital
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    The Walking Dead Story Sync

    AMC
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    Top Chef: Padma's Picks

    Bravo Digital
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    Vikings Season 2

    HISTORY
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Best Online-Only/Mobile-Only Show

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    Bobby Flay Fit

    Food Network
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    Cooking in the Fast Lane

    Food Network
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    Derek

    Netflix
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    Drop the Mic with Becky G

    Flama
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    Live from E!

    E! Entertainment
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Best Showrunner

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    Marc Cherry

    Devious Maids - Lifetime Networks
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    Travis Shakespeare

    Life Below Zero - National Geographic Channel
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Best Show or Series Animals/Nature

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    Big Cat Week

    Nat Geo WILD
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    Black Mamba: Kiss of Death

    Smithsonian Channel
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    Wild Burma

    Smithsonian Channel
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    Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan

    BBC America
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Best Show or Series Animated

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    Archer

    FX
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    Rick and Morty

    Adult Swim
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    Zou

    Sprout
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Best Show or Series Children’s

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    Stella & Sam

    Sprout
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    Adventure Time

    Cartoon Network
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    Drive, Chip and Putt Championship National Finals

    Golf Channel
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    Harry the Bunny

    BabyFirst
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    Transformers Rescue Bots

    Hub Network
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Best Show or Series Comedy

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    Devious Maids

    Lifetime Networks
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    Fashion Police

    E! Entertainment
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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    FXX
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    The League

    FXX
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    Louie

    FX
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    Real Husbands of Hollywood

    BET Networks
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Best Show or Series Documentary

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    Against the Odds

    American Heroes Channel
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    Arnie

    Golf Channel
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    Capturing Oswald

    Military Channel
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    JFK: The Final Hours

    National Geographic Channel
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    Murder in Enchanted Hills

    LMN
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    The Day Kennedy Died

    Smithsonian Channel
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    Wild Arabia

    Animal Planet
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Best Show or Series Drama

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    Bates Motel

    A&E
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    Fargo

    FX
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    Orphan Black

    BBC America
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    Suits

    USA Network
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    The Fosters

    ABC Family
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    Vikings

    History
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Best Show or Series Education/Instructional

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    Brain Games

    National Geographic Channel
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    Bookmark

    RLTV
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    Irish Writers in America

    CUNY TV
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    The Bitcoin Uprising

    CNBC
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    The Golf Fix with Michael Breed

    Golf Channel
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Best Show or Series Faith Based/Religious

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    Preachers' Daughters

    Lifetime Networks
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    Super Soul Sunday

    OWN/Harpo Studios
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    The American Bible Challenge

    GSN
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    The Gospel of Jesus's Wife

    Smithsonian Channel
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Best Show or Series Family Friendly

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    Apple Mortgage Cake

    UP
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    Backstage: Richard Sherman

    Comcast CN100 Chicago
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    Brain Games

    National Geographic Channel
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    Puppy Bowl X

    Animal Planet
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    Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off

    Food Network
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    R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series

    Hub Network
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    Seriously Amazing Objects

    Smithsonian Channel
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Best Show or Series Food - Competition

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    Beat Bobby Flay

    Food Network
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    BBQ Pitmasters

    Destination America
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    Cutthroat Kitchen

    Food Network
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    Guy's Grocery Games

    Food Network
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    Top Chef Canada

    Insight Production Company Ltd.
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Best Show or Series Food - Instructional

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    Extra Virgin

    Cooking Channel
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    Giada at Home

    Food Network
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    The Pioneer Woman

    Food Network
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    Who's Cooking with Florence Henderson

    RLTV
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Best Show or Series Food - On Location

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    Chuck's Eat the Street

    Cooking Channel
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    Food Paradise

    Travel Channel
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    Restaurant: Impossible

    Food Network
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    Restaurant Redemption

    Cooking Channel
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    Road Trip with G. Garvin

    Cooking Channel
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Best Show or Series Music

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    Crossroads

    CMT
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    Fuse News

    Fuse
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    Revolt Live

    Revolt
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Best Show or Series News

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    AMERICA with Jorge Ramos

    Fusion Network
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    E! News

    E! Entertainment
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    Oprah: Where Are They Now?

    OWN/Harpo Studios
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Best Show or Series Other

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    Bonnie & Clyde

    Lifetime Networks
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    Hello Beautiful Interludes Live with John Legend

    TV One, LLC
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    Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

    Investigation Discovery
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    I'm Asian American and...

    Myx TV
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    TechKnow

    Al Jazeera America
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    Untold Stories of the ER

    Discovery Fit & Health
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Best Show or Series Public Affairs

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    Critical Condition: Saving America's Cities

    CNBC
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    The Stream - Blood Avocados: Cocaine, Meth and Weapons

    Al Jazeera America
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    The Stream - Hacking Hospitals

    Al Jazeera America
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Best Show or Series Reality - Autobiographical

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    Bring It!

    Lifetime Networks
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    Duck Dynasty

    A&E
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    R&B Divas LA

    TV One, LLC
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    The Curse of Oak Island

    History
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    Vanilla Ice Goes Amish

    DIY Network
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    Welcome to Los Vargas

    mun2
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Best Show or Series Reality/Competition/Game Show

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    Brother vs. Brother

    HGTV
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    Project Runway

    Lifetime Networks
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    The American Bible Challenge

    GSN
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    The Fashion Fund

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    Ultimate Survival Alaska

    National Geographic Channel
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    Guy’s Grocery Games

    Food Network
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Best Show or Series Reality - Professions

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    American Pickers

    History
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    Cesar 911

    Nat Geo WILD
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    Deadliest Catch

    Discovery Channel
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    Rehab Addict

    DIY Network
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    The Profit

    CNBC
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    Total Divas

    E! Entertainment
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    Wahlburgers

    A&E
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Best Show or Series Reality - Wilderness

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    Life Below Zero

    National Geographic Channel
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    Mountain Men

    History
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    Mountain Monsters

    Destination America
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    Swamp People

    History
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Best Show or Series Regional Program

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    Broadway in Chicago Backstage

    Comcast Cable
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    Fandemonium Chicago

    Comcast CN100 Chicago
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    Inside Game of the Week

    Comcast CN100 Chicago
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    Mariano Rivera's Final Game

    YES Network
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    Preachers of L.A.

    Oxygen Media
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    The Broadway Channel Presents Broadway Profiles

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Best Show or Series Sci Fi

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    Falling Skies

    TNT
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    Orphan Black

    BBC America
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    Witches of East End

    Lifetime Networks
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Best Show or Series Sports

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    2014 McDonald's All-American Games

    Comcast Cable
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    Bleacher Report on Super Bowl Boulevard

    CNN
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    Chicago White Sox Spring Training 2014

    Comcast CN100 Chicago
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    Jabari Parker: 2013 Mr. Basketball

    Comcast CN100 Chicago
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    Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda

    Discovery Channel
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    The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013

    Big Ten Network
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Best Show or Series Talk Shows

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    CenterStage

    YES Network
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    Intentional Talk

    MLB Network
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    Oprah Prime

    OWN/Harpo Studios
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    The Kitchen

    Food Network
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    Watch What Happens Live

    Bravo Media
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