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How does "Emmy winner Simon Cowell" sound? Or better yet — "Emmy winner Paula Abdul"?

It could happen. According to The New York Post, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will create a new Emmy award category honoring reality show judges.

Finally, someone is giving them the recognition they deserve! Or aren't they?

A spokesperson for the Academy tells TVGuide.com that "nothing is confirmed."

Should the category be coined, it will follow on the heels of the monumental cringe-fest that was the addition of Outstanding Reality Show Host at this year's ceremony. Can't you just see a drawn-out, death-inducing "judging" bit now?

The Academy first started acknowledging reality competition shows in 2003 with the creation of Outstanding Reality Competition Program, a category that's been monopolized by The Amazing Race.

Should the ATAS award reality show judges, or should they prolong their Emmy-less suffering? And if they do recognize them, who is the top dawg, er, judge?