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Queer Eye's Bobby Berk Hopes to Win Big at Emmy's

Queer Eye's Bobby Berk

Berk and his Queer Eye co-hosts are looking to beat out RuPaul for outstanding host for a reality or competition program at this year's Emmy Awards.

Netflix's Queer Eye has been nominated for six Emmy Awards, the Television Academy announced Tuesday.

The show is up for outstanding Sstructured reality program, outstanding production design for a variety, reality or competition series, outstanding picture editing for a structured reality or competition program, outstanding casting for a reality program, outstanding directing for a reality program cheer, and host for a reality or competition program for all five of its hosts.

One of those hosts and the show's interior design expert, Bobby Berk, spoke with E News about the nomination and what's in store for the upcoming season.

"It really is an amazing feeling to be acknowledged by the Academy and our peers," he told the outlet.

Queer Eye is a reboot of the 2008, series Queer Eye for a Straight Guy, with a modernized and more inclusive twist. The American reality show has come a long way since its premiere on Netflix in 2018 and features a new "Fab Five" with Antoni Porowski as the food and wine expert, Tan France as the fashion expert, Karamo Brown as the culture expert, Bobby Berk as the design expert, and Jonathan Van Ness as the grooming expert.

Berk said that the show, "feels even more special every single year."

Starting in Atlanta, Ga., the show has traveled throughout the U.S. in its 70 or so episodes, with its sixth season ending in Austin, Texas. The Fab Five even took their crew to Japan for an extra, 4-episode special.

"It makes me very happy to know that...we're still able to have an effect on peoples' lives in a really powerful way," Berk shared.

Currently the seventh season is being filmed in New Orleans, and the Fab Five are taking on more projects than ever. Berk told E News that each episode would typically take five days to film, but this season they have shortened it to three to four days.

"We've been condensed to doing about an episode-and-a-half a week right now. It's been a lot of fun. Very busy, especially in my department doing two homes in less than two weeks now," he said.

Berk continued saying how New Orleans offers a different experience than the previous seasons. "It's unlike any other city in the U.S. It's Cajun and Creole culture that you just don't find anywhere else. It's almost like being in a different country and I mean that in the best way. It's a very unique town, from the architecture to the food to the accents that you don't hear anywhere else in the states," he said.

After this New Orleans, they are hoping to take the show to the Pacific Northwest or internationally to the U.K.

This is not the first time the outstanding work of the hosts and crew has been nominated for an Emmy. Queer Eye has won the Emmy for Outstanding Structured Reality Program four years in a row. Having been nominated three times for Host for a Reality for Competition Program, Bobby hopes that they are able to take the win this year from RuPaul, who has won this title six years in a row for RuPaul's Drag Race.

"RuPaul is an amazing host, but he's got like 40 of them now," Berk laughed. "We're really, really hoping the third time's the charm this year."

To find out if the Fab Five win, check out the 2022 Emmy Awards on September 12 at 8 p.m. on NBC and Peacock.

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