The 2015 Daytime Emmy nominations were announced on March 31 and I’m very disappointed that VH1’s morning talk show, ‘The Gossip Table,’ was overlooked for the second year in a row!
I know what you’re thinking, I’m totally biased because I’m one of the co-hosts of VH1’s morning TV show The Gossip Table but I really believe our show should have been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Entertainment News Program category.
VH1’s ‘The Gossip Table’ Should Have Been Nominated For A Daytime Emmy Award
Yes, we were up against some pretty stiff competition: E! News, Extra, Entertainment Tonight, and The Insider. All of these shows have been around for years and deserve to be nominated. Even though The Gossip Table has only been around for a little under two years, we deserve to be nominated in that category alongside those top-rated programs because we have something that they do not.
We are a show comprised of the top entertainment reporters in the business, all from competing outlets. We have New York Daily News, InTouch, MediaTakeOut.com and myself, the senior reporter for the past six years at HollywoodLife.com.
I promise you when I tell you, there is no show like ours on television! Each day we bring original reporting and breaking exclusives from the biggest outlets in the entertainment industry. All of the other shows have their own in-house team or they are just regurgitating what is already out there. We aren’t TV hosts, we are reporters who are busting our butts out there in the field to uncover the biggest news stories of the day. I watch all of the other shows that are currently nominated in the category, and yes they are entertaining with exciting interviews, junkets and funny segments. But our show is 30 minutes packed of breaking EXCLUSIVE news!
Our Executive Producer and creator of our show, Shane Farley is a four-time Emmy Award winner. He was formerly the EP of the Rachael Ray Show, so needless to say, this guy clearly knows good TV. Plus, we are on one of the biggest networks, VH1, yet we are totally overlooked!
I noticed when looking through the nominations today that several new shows like The Real and The Kitchen were nominated in their respective categories. So why do we keep getting pushed aside?
— Chloe Melas