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‘The Voice’ Vs ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Which Show Will Do Better At The Primetime Emmy Awards?

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The highly anticipated Emmy nominations for the 75th Emmy Awards have been announced, and among the exciting categories is the battle between two popular reality competition programs: The Voice and RuPaul’s Drag Race. Both shows have garnered immense popularity and have consistently entertained audiences worldwide.


Which Show Will Do Better At The Emmys?

In the category of Outstanding Reality Competition Program, the nominations include perennial favorites like The Amazing Race, Survivor, and Top Chef. However, the two frontrunners in this category are undeniably The Voice and RuPaul’s Drag Race. Both shows have captivated viewers with their unique formats and talented contestants, making it a tough call to determine who will win this award.

While the Outstanding Reality Competition Program category showcases the overall success of both shows, it’s worth exploring the individual performances recognized by the Emmys. The Voice features host and beloved personality Carson Daly, who has charmed audiences with his wit and charisma. Aside Daly last season was show veteran, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, and newcomers Niall Horan and Chance The Rapper.

Meanwhile, RuPaul’s Drag Race presents the talented and charismatic RuPaul, who also serves as the host and mentor to the aspiring drag queens on the show. We’ve seen Drag Queens galore since this series began in 2009, each season of the show is more entertaining than the last.


With nominations across multiple categories, both The Voice and RuPaul’s Drag Race have shown their influence on television. While the ultimate winners will be revealed on the night of the 75th Emmy Awards, it is clear that both shows have made a remarkable impact on the reality competition genre and have earned their places among the nominees.

Other Notable Shows That Received Emmy Award Nominations

Last year, in 2022, America’s Got Talent got an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Series. The talent competition, currently in its season 18, continues to captivate audiences with its diverse array of performers and the engaging dynamic among judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Sofía Vergara, and host Terry Crews.

Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls made a significant impact at the Emmys in 2022, securing wins and nominations across multiple categories. This show, available on Prime Video, won the prestigious award for Outstanding Competition Program.


Additionally, it received accolades for Outstanding Picture Editing, Outstanding Directing, Outstanding Casting, Outstanding Sound Mixing, and Outstanding Choreography. The empowering series, executive-produced by Lizzo herself, celebrates body positivity, self-expression, and the talent of plus-size dancers.

Dancing With The Stars Receives Nominations, In Different Categories

Dancing with the Stars has continually proven to be a fan favorite, and it received Emmy nominations for its exceptional work. The show got recognition for Outstanding Choreography for Variety or Reality Programming, including Derek Hough’s nomination for his choreography in the routine “Higher.”

In addition, the series received nominations for Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction and Outstanding Technical Direction and Camerawork. With its captivating performances and professional dancers, DWTS continues to shine as a staple of the reality competition genre.

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