March 21, 2006 -- Is it the wide, shiny front of his pate? Or is it the way the short swaths of chestnut-colored hair wrap around the sides of his head and create a half-smile under his bald top?
Whatever the reason, Dr. Phil McGraw's hairdressers can be proud of what they have done with so little to work with. The show has been nominated for best hairstyling.
The New York Post speculated that McGraw's moustache had helped to earn the series its nod. But could it just be that bald is so in, that it's the best hairstyle possible? Or does this now mean baldness has jumped the shark? Say hello to the toupee for 2007?
The therapist's series faces some strong competition in the category from supermodel Tyra Banks' self-titled show -- which, along with Tony Danza's self-titled daytime talker, was dissed in both major talk show categories -- and McGraw TV mentor Oprah Winfrey's talk show, among others. McGraw was also denied a talk show host nomination.
Game show "The Price Is Right" was also nominated in the hairstyling category.
The trophies will be awarded on April 28, during a live televised ceremony on ABC.