Leading the show.
In a press release announced by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Kathy Griffin will be hosting this year's live streaming of the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Griffin, a two-time Emmy Award winner and comedian will lead the awards show as viewers around the globe watch online for the first time on Sunday June 22.
"I am beyond thrilled to be hosting what I'm told is the most important television event of the year. Knowing that over 100 million people from every corner of the planet will be watching, I will try to keep my nerves at bay and deliver a great show. I can only hope that at the end of the evening, critics and fans alike will compare it to the experience they once had watching Neil Armstrong take man's first step on the moon. My only regret is knowing that this epic evening will distract millions of viewers from enjoying this year's World Cup. I apologize to FIFA," said Griffin of her hosting duties.
"We are very excited to have Kathy leading our ceremony this year," said Malachy G. Wienges, Chairman of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. "She is a beloved figure in the community and we know that she will have audiences laughing the night away as we honor the brightest stars in our industry on a global stage."
Keep an eye on Soaps.com's Daytime Emmy Coverage section, as we'll be live blogging from the red carpet and the ceremony, bring our readers interviews, photos and more!
- Amy Mistretta