Emmy Awards 2010: "Top Chef" Scores an Upset

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 29: (L-R) Hosts Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons, winners of the Reality - Competition Program Award for "Top Chef" pose in the press room at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. Live on August 29, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Jason Merritt

From left, hosts Padma Lakshmi, left, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons, winners of the Reality - Competition Program Award for "Top Chef" pose in the press room at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Aug. 29, 2010, in Los Angeles.
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NEW YORK (CBS) The first upset of the 2010 Emmy ceremony Sunday night in Los Angeles came when Bravo's "Top Chef" wrestled the Outstanding Reality Competition Program award away from "The Amazing Race."

It ended a seven-year streak for the CBS Sunday night reality TV show, hosted by Phil Keoghan.

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The Nokia Theatre audience went wild, registering its surprise at the award.

The most surprised people in the audience? Perhaps the show's host Padma Lakshmi and judge Gail Simmons, who went running through the audience to meet their colleagues on stage.

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