"Top Chef" finally came up with a recipe to end The Amazing Race's amazing Emmy run.
Bravo's cooking competition series dethroned CBS's The Amazing Race, which had dominated this category since inception in 2003, as the best reality show.
Top Chef, which won the award for Outstanding Editing in a Reality Series at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2008, has spawned spinoff series Top Chef:Junior, Top Chef: Masters and the upcomingTop Chef: Just Desserts on Bravo.
While The Amazing Race's win streak ended at seven, Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart pushed its Emmy string to eight consecutive year in the comedy/variety show category.
Elsewhere, Steve Shill won the Emmy for directing for a drama series for Showtime's Dexter.