Wayne Brady won an Emmy award for “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and two for his own daytime talk show. However, he’s been nominated eight times for hosting the CBS game show “Let’s Make a Deal” and has yet to win.
Brady did win an Emmy in 2014 in the Original Song category for “30,000 Reasons to Love Me”, performed on “Deal”, but he still hasn’t earned a win as host.
Since 2010, Brady has been nominated in the Game Show Host category every year except 2015, losing to “Cash Cab”‘s Ben Bailey (three times), “Family Game Night”‘s Todd Newton, “Family Feud”‘s Steve Harvey (twice) and “Celebrity Name Game”‘s Craig Ferguson.
Brady’s 8 noms to date make him the most nominated person ever in this category without a win.
The late Monty Hall, the host of the original “Let’s Make a Deal”, was nominated once in this category – in 1975 – the year after it was established. Hall was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 (which Brady presented).
Brady is quite the talent. His ad-lib skills have been amazing over the years and he brings an ease to each contestant and game on a show with constant moving parts. Television Academy, it’s time to recognize him.
Find out if Brady wins during The 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, live streaming this Sunday, April 29th, on the Daytime Emmys Twitter and Facebook pages.