It’s almost time for daytime’s biggest night as the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards approaches, and we’ve got answers to all your burning questions about this year's ceremony!
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The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has revealed that the Daytime Emmy Awards will be held on Sunday, April 30. The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be held two days earlier on Friday, April 28.
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Both the Daytime Emmy Awards and the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards are being held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, CA. “The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is excited to be moving our signature show to the historic Pasadena Civic Center,” said Chuck Dages, Chairman, NATAS. “With its grand lobby and world class architecture, it is a fitting location for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.”
This year’s Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony is being held by Mario Lopez and Sheryl Underwood. Lopez is the host of the entertainment news series EXTRA but also appeared on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL as Dr. Christian Ramirez in 2006. Underwood is one of the co-hosts of THE TALK but has also acted on soaps, with a resume that includes THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ Clarice Collins and B&B’s Emmy.
NATAS has announced that they will be live-streaming the entire Daytime Emmy ceremony starting at 8 p.m. ET on Facebook Live and Twitter-Periscope Producer. For more details, you can click here.
In addition, GENERAL HOSPITAL's Carolyn Hennesy (Diane) has been tapped to host the red carpet pre-shows as well as special visits to the Emmy Gifting Suites, all of which will be streamed via Facebook and Twitter. Click here for more information on all the pre-shows!
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The full list of Daytime Emmy nominees can be found at this link.
Harry Friedman, producer of the legendary game shows JEOPARDY and WHEEL OF FORTUNE, will be honored at the Creative Arts Emmys. Mary Hart, former host of ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, will receive her Lifetime Achievement Award at the Daytime Emmys on Sunday, April 30. There will also be a special tribute to ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE creator Agnes Nixon, who passed away in September of 2016.
Check out the gallery below to see all of last year’s Daytime Emmy winners!
For more Emmy news, keep reading Soaps In Depth magazine!
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