Beard Awards Will Finally Determine ‘Best TV Food Personality’

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That “Outstanding Chef” nomination may not be the only one Tom Colicchio snags at the Beard Awards this year. We’re told that in a nod to these Top Chef times, the Foundation is adding the category of “Best TV Food Personality,” and will announce nominees when all finalists are unveiled March 22 (the winner will then be announced at the Book & Media Awards on Sunday, May 2). Adding to that, the “TV Show” category has been split into “TV Show: In Studio or Fixed Location” and “TV Show: On Location,” and the “TV Special” category will now be named “TV Special/Documentary.” Gotta wonder if awards host Alton Brown will be up for any of these.