July 17, 2003

"The Osbournes", the hit MTV reality show starring Ozzy Osbourne and his family, has received an Emmy nomination in the "Alternative Programming" category for reality-competition programs.

Other nominees in the "Alternative Programming" category were "Da Ali G Show" and "Cirque Du Soleil Fire Within".

A total of 435 nominations in 89 categories were announced by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

The Emmy Awards are scheduled to air on September 22. A host has yet to be announced for the Shrine Auditorium (Los Angeles) ceremony.

"The Osbournes" won the "Outstanding Non-Fiction Programming (Reality)" Emmy Award at last year's Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Creative Arts Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

Sharon Osbourne was present to accept the award for the family.

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