- Associated Press - Sunday, August 29, 2010

LOS ANGELES (AP) - “Top Chef” has won best reality show at the Emmys, ending the seven-year winning streak of “The Amazing Race.”

Bravo’s “Top Chef” was honored with its second-ever Emmy on Sunday night.

The cooking competition show won its first Emmy in 2008, and has been nominated 13 times, including three this year.

CBS’ “The Amazing Race” had dominated the reality category since winning its first trophy in 2003. It collected 12 Emmys over the last seven years. The show earned seven nominations this year.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Jim Parsons of “The Big Bang Theory” won the Emmy Award for best actor in a comedy series for his portrayal of a scientist as nerdy as he is brilliant.

Parsons ended fellow nominee Alec Baldwin’s two-year winning streak for “30 Rock” and beat out other heavyweights including Tony Shalhoub, nominated for the final season of “Monk” and a three-time winner, and Steve Carell of “The Office.”

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