Magazine article Variety

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Magazine article Variety

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Hosts can get overlooked, because their job is to make guests and contestants on their shows shine. There's an art to that, and not everyone can pull it off. The group vying for Emmy this year has that talent and more.

TOM BERGERON

'Dancing With (he Stars'(ABC)

Six-time nominee won in 2012 and the hard-working host is again one of the top contenders given that "Stars," although down in the ratings, still taps its way to ratings gold.

ALTON BROWN

'Cutthroat Kitchen' (Food Network)

Brown brings devilish glee to his new show, a cooking competition that makes the curves thrown on "Chopped" look like easy pitches down the middle. Emmy would do well to recognize this multitalented foodie.

TIM GUNN

'Project Runway'/ 'Under (he Gunn'(Lifetime)

Last year's winner (he won with "Project Runway" colleague Heidi Klum) has a very good shot of repeating although his frosh series "Under the Gunn" didn't ignite the fervor that "Runway" did and does.

CHRIS HARRISON

The Bachelor'(ABC)

Much online gossip and speculation about Harrison's true feelings about the series' last bachelor pushed the host's profile higher than ever. But will Emmy recognize the harder edge he brought to the last season?

HEIDI KLUM

"Project Runway'(Lifetime)

The 2013 winner in this category with "Runway" colleague Tim Gunn, Klum became more assertive leading the judges' panel, introducing spicier deliberations that made better TV. …

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