47th Daytime Emmy Awards
Please note: On March 19, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced that all three ceremonies, including the 47th Daytime Emmy Awards have been canceled for Covid-19.
On February 12, 2020 we confirmed that there will be no Daytime Emmy Awards pre-nominations announced this year.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ SVP, Operations & Communications Paul Pillitteri shared.
“There is a pre-nomination round of judging but we are no longer announcing those that are chosen to move on to the “blue ribbon” second round as we have in the past. This was the unanimous request of the Daytime Drama community that we serve and as such, we decided to discontinue and honor their wishes.”
NATAS President/CEO Adam Sharp further explained to Soaps.com, “Our rules require a minimum of 14 entries in a category to proceed to a pre-nomination round of judging. Several drama performance categories did not meet this administrative threshold, and concerns were rightfully raised regarding the potential for some performance categories to undergo pre-nomination judging or announcement and others not. So in consultation with the participating programs, whose feedback was unanimous, we determined that none of these categories would proceed to a pre-nomination round.”
Stay tuned for the final nominees to be announced in April.
Also, though the ceremony dates will run Friday June 12, Saturday June 13 and Sunday June 14 (details still to be determined), Variety is reporting that soap opera fans will be able to watch them on The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences new streaming service this year and years to follow. The platform is not yet named but will launch in 2020’s first quarter and will most likely have ‘Emmy’ in its title. Stay tuned for more details as they come…
On October 24, 2019, we reported, each year Soaps.com covers daytime’s annual awards show and we have some exciting news surrounding next year’s ceremony. Announced by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2020 will be divided into three award shows on Friday June 12, 2020 (most likely the Daytime Creative Arts Emmys ceremony) and then the others on Saturday June 13, 2020 and Sunday June 14, 2020 in Pasadena, California. “Categories to be presented at each program to be determined and announced at a future date.” The past few years, soap opera fans of Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital and Young and the Restless have been able to watch the red carpet show and live awards ceremony through various online venues such as the Daytime Emmys’ official Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as their YouTube channel and website. Though viewing details have yet to be revealed for the 2020 event, it’s very likely the festivities will again be available online – but not televised.
“We are thrilled to add a third night of celebrating the diversity and talents of our Daytime community,” says NATAS President/CEO, Adam Sharp. Adding, “We have seen how the Television Academy’s expansion of the Primetime Creative Arts ceremonies has made room for more honorees to have their well-earned moment in the sun, and we hope to replicate their success.”
Back in August, Soaps.com reported some changes being made coming into 2020’s voting process. Soap opera actors under the age of 25 will no longer be able to separately submit to the Outstanding Younger Actor or Outstanding Younger Actress category since the Daytime Emmys Outstanding Younger Actor/Actress category will be combined into one, and actors may enter any of the acting categories as per their gender identity. There was also some behind the scenes changes announced in July for The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences New York-based leadership team with David Michaels leaving the role of Senior Vice President and Executive Producer of the Daytime Emmy Awards.
Soaps.com will continue to update our readers as more details surrounding the 47th Daytime Emmy Awards are released and we will be back to report the pre-nominations, the final nominations and other related news such as ceremony presenters, Lifetime Achievement recipients, red carpet hosts and so much more.
Daytime Emmy Awards Will Expand to Three Nights in 2020
The National Academy of TV Arts and Sciences is spreading out next year’s Daytime Emmy Awards over three days — mirroring what its west-coast counterpart already does with the Primetime Emmys.
NATAS, the East Coast-based academy handling most non-Primetime Emmys, announced Tuesday that the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be divided into three awards shows on Friday, June 12, 2020, Saturday, June 13th, 2020 and Sunday, June 14th, 2020.
“We are thrilled to add a third night of celebrating the diversity and talents of our daytime community,” said NATAS President/CEO Adam Sharp. “We have seen how the Television Academy’s expansion of the Primetime Creative Arts ceremonies has made room for more honorees to have their well-earned moment in the sun, and we hope to replicate their success.”
All three shows will be held in Pasadena, Calif. Categories to be presented at each program to be determined and announced at a future date. In recent years, none of the Daytime Emmys ceremonies have been telecast; it’s also unclear if there are any plans to add a TV partner this year.
UPDATE: 2020 DAYTIME EMMYS CANCELED
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It has has been announced that the 2020 Daytime Emmys ceremony will be canceled in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
According to the show’s organizers, they are are “working on some interesting alternative ideas for how to best recognize the honorees later this year and will share more details in the weeks ahead.”
That said, Daytime Emmy nominees are still expected to be announced in April.
Meanwhile, keep it here for more updates big winners when they are announced in June.
2019 Daytime Emmy Awards rewind
Leading the pack of 2019 Daytime Emmy nominees was “Days of Our Lives” with 27 nods, followed by “General Hospital” with 25. Both, of course, are in the running for Outstanding Drama Series competing against “The Young and the Restless” with 20 nominations and The Bold and the Beautiful” with 12.
Judge Judy will get Lifetime Achievement honors at the 2019 Daytime Emmys.
This year’s Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award winner — was none other than Judge Judy!
Along with special guest appearances, an all-star lineup of presenters was also on hand during the night’s presentation including Joely Fisher, Anita Gillette, Robin Givens, Nancy O’Dell, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Jesse Palmer, Lou Diamond Phillips, Kellie Pickler, Rachel Ray, Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, Sharon Osborne and many more.
Just up ahead, check out a complete list of 2019 Daytime Emmy nominees & WINNERS along with fun facts and trivia on daytime TV’s biggest night.
• The first Emmy Awards for daytime were given out at the primetime ceremony in 1972, when The Doctors won the first “Best Show Daytime” Emmy.
• Actress Susan Lucci was famous for her iconic role as Erica Kane in All My Children, due in part for being nominated 19 times and never winning. In an emotion-filled ceremony, Lucci finally won for Best Actress in 1999.
• Talk show host Ellen Degeneres holds the record for most Daytime Emmy Awards with 29.
• Actress Erika Slezak has received the most wins (six) for Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Victoria Lord on One Life to Live.
• For Best Actor in a Drama Series, Anthony Geary has won a record eight times for his role as Luke Spencer on General Hospital.
• The most awarded game show ever at the Daytime Emmys? That would be Jeopardy! with 15 wins.
2019 Daytime Emmy Award Nominations & WINNERS
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
The Bold and the Beautiful
Days of Our Lives
The Young and the Restless — WINNER
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Marci Miller (Abigail, Days)
Heather Tom (Katie, B&B)
Maura West (Ava, GH)
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy, B&B) — WINNER
Laura Wright (Carly, GH)
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH)
Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R)
Tyler Christopher (Stefan, Days)
Billy Flynn (Chad, Days)
Jon Lindstrom (Ryan/Kevin, GH)
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Kassie DePaiva (Eve, Days)
Linsey Godfrey (Sarah, Days)
Martha Madison (Belle, Days)
Beth Maitland (Traci, Y&R)
Mishael Morgan (Hilary, Y&R)
Vernee Watson (Stella, GH) — WINNER
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Max Gail (Mike, GH) — WINNER
Brynton James (Devon, Y&R)
Eric Martsolf (Brady, Days)
Greg Rikaart (Leo, Days)
Dominic Zamprogna (Dante, GH)
OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Hayley Erin (Kiki, GH) — WINNER
Olivia Rose Keegan (Claire, Days)
Victoria Konefal (Ciara, Days)
Chloe Lanier (Nelle, GH)
Eden McCoy (Josslyn, GH)
OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Lucas Adams (Tripp, Days)
William Lipton (Cameron, GH)
Kyler Pettis (Theo, Days) — WINNER
Garren Stitt (Oscar, GH)
Zach Tinker (Fenmore, Y&R)
OUTSTANDING GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES
Philip Anthony-Rodriguez (Miguel, Days)
Patricia Bethune (Mary, GH) — WINNER
Wayne Brady (Dr. Buckingham, B&B)
Kate Mansi (Abigail, Days)
Thaao Penghlis (Andre, Days)
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES WRITING TEAM
Y&R — WINNER
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES DIRECTING TEAM
Y&R — WINNER