PASADENA, Calif. (AP) _ The wildly popular reality TV genre received its first Emmy Awards recognition Saturday, with trophies going to ``Survivor'' and ``American High.''

The awards were part of the Emmy creative arts ceremony honoring technical achievements and other accomplishments. Major prime-time awards will be given at the Sept. 16 ceremony, to air on CBS with host Ellen DeGeneres.

``Survivor,'' the CBS program whose success spurred the reality series craze in America, was honored as the best among programs in which the show's participants competed for a prize.

PBS' ``American High'' received an Emmy Award for best reality program that didn't involve a competition. The documentary program tracked a group of high school students during their senior year.

``Survivor'' competed for the award with VH1's ``Bands on the Run,'' USA's ``Eco-Challenge: Borneo,'' TLC's ``Junkyard Wars'' and MTV's ``Road Rules: Maximum Velocity Tour.''

``American High'' was in competition with Bravo's ``The Awful Truth With Michael Moore,'' ``The E! True Hollywood Story'' on E!, HBO's ``Taxicab Confessions'' and TLC's ``Trauma: Life in the ER.''