Emmys 2012: ‘The Amazing Race’ Host Phil Keoghan Calls Show’s New Emmy Win a ‘Badge of Honor’ (VIDEO)
The show, which has won 13 Emmys since its debut in 2001, beat out nominees The Voice, Dancing With the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, Top Chef and Project Runway during Sunday night’s awards ceremony.
“The nomination to me is a real badge of honor for any show,” Keoghan told Celebuzz on the red carpet. “It’s an acknowledgement of a lot of hard work.”
“We have been so lucky to have been nominated so many times that we really fight and work really, really hard to try to keep [the show] going.”
In fact, The Amazing Race’s decade-long success has allowed Koeghan’s daughter, Elle, to attend the Emmys thanks to a deal she struck with her father when she was a kid.
“I’ve been lucky enough to come here for 10 years and it’s the first time I’ve brought my daughter,” he revealed to Celebuzz. “I promised her if I’m lucky enough to be nominated when you’re 16 years old, you can walk the carpet with me — so this is kind of cool.”
“Time goes fast,” he added, smiling.
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