Emmys: Caitlyn Jenner's 'I Am Cait' Moves Categories

The E! show, which was submitted for consideration as a documentary or nonfiction series, has been reclassified by the TV Academy as an unstructured reality series.
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I Am Cait, the E! show about Caitlyn Jenner's new life, has been rejected by the TV Academy from the Emmy category in which its backers wished for it to compete, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Prior to the start of Emmy nomination voting on Monday, as THR reported at the time, the high-profile show was submitted for the ballot under the best documentary or nonfiction series category, perhaps as a measure of its higher ambitions. But the TV Academy concluded that it actually belongs in the best unstructured reality series category, along with Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and that is where it currently appears on the online ballot for the organization's roughly 20,000 members.

No Kardashian-connected show has ever received an Emmy nom — something that Kanye West finds outrageous. Kris Jenner and her daughters, however, will almost certainly be a presence at the Emmys regardless of I Am Cait's fate — if only in the sense that they are portrayed in FX's American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson, which is expected to land a massive number of noms.

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