Perennial Emmy-winner 'The Amazing Race 14' crosses the finish line
Undefeated Emmy champ "The Amazing Race" wrapped up its 14th installment Sunday night with another nail-biter to the finish. Battling brother and sister Victor and Tammy Joh crossed the finish line first to win the $1 million. At the final roadblock in Maui, Hawaii, the pair of Harvard lawyers were quick to piece together a puzzle about memorable events over the first 11 legs of this race around the world.
Their success meant that former NFL cheerleaders Cara Rosenthal and Jaime Edmondson failed to become the first all-female team to win and had to settle for second. And in third place were mother Margie and son Luke Adams, who was the race's first deaf contestant. "Amazing Race" host Phil Keoghan learned sign language so he could tell Luke where he ranked in the race at each pit stop.
The show continues to generate good ratings and great buzz. "The Amazing Race" has never lost the Emmy Award for best reality/competition show. Among those shows it has shut out of TV's biggest prize for six years running is TV's top-rated "American Idol."
Our forum posters were quick to pipe in on the results. GH thought, "Yup, happy to see Tammy/Victor win. Well deserved but I would have been fine with Margie/Luke winning as well. That last task was amazing. I thought Margie/Luke had it in the bag considering their lead and how well Luke started out. I was impressed with how fast Jamie did it as well." For jdb1131978, "I'm happy for Tammy/Victor. They totally deserved the win. Amazing Race should have no problem snagging another emmy this year." And seanflynn said, "There winners were deserving, and most of the time I'm OK with them, far more than Survivor."