Indian American Anthea Bhargava Wins First Emmy

Anthea Bhargava, won her first Emmy Award for “Outstanding Reality-Competition Program” for the reality singing competition as part of the production team for ‘The Voice’, at the 67th Annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 20.

The Voice pulled off an Emmy upset by winning the outstanding reality-competition award beating out CBS’ The Amazing Race, ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, Lifetime’s Project Runway, Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance and Bravo’s Top Chef to take home the award.

The 37-year-old Supervising Producer of ‘The Voice’ was also associated with the 45th and 46th annual Grammy Awards, the BET Awards and Latin Grammy Awards, according to IMDB.

Indian American model and television personality Padma Lakshmi’s reality cooking show “Top Chef,” was also nominated in the same category, reports Indiawest.

Producer Mark Burnett and host Carson Daly were among the cast and crew members to take the stage and accept the award.

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“Times have changed. The Voice is kinder and the coaches get so personally invested in these people,” Burnett said. “Think of it, these people have come from all over America. They’re great singers in their communities and they’re now on the big stage. They’re working with artists they never thought they would ever, ever meet. And these superstar coaches really, really care, and we’re so grateful to the coaches and all of the contestants.”

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