09/23/2012 09:03 pm ET

Tom Bergeron Wins Outstanding Reality Host Emmy For 'Dancing With The Stars'

Tom Bergeron took home the Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program for "Dancing With the Stars."

Bergeron beat out "The Amazing Race's" Phil Keoghan, Emmy favorite Betty White of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers," Ryan Seacrest of "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance" host Cat Deeley for the award.

This is Bergeron's seventh Emmy nomination and first win for "Dancing With the Stars." He previously won a Daytime Emmy for hosting "Hollywood Squares."

During his speech Bergeron referenced White and her industry dominance -- especially in their martial arts class.

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Emmy Award Winners 2012