The tribe has spoken: CBS' back-stabbing, pig-skinning reality smash may now be referred to as CBS' Emmy-winning, back-stabbing, pig-skinning reality smash.
Mark Burnett's hit series Survivor picked up its first Emmy award Saturday, one of two new trophies capitalizing on TV's reality-show craze.
Survivor won for Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Special Class), a category honoring "reality" shows with a game-show element. The hit series was nominated alongside VH1's Bands on the Run, USA's Eco-Challenge: Borneo, TLC's Junkyard Wars and MTV's Road Rules: Maximum Velocity Tour. The show also picked up a second trophy for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Non-Fiction Program.