Updated on January 22:
TV Guide is reporting that numerous actors from the online versions of "All My Children" and "One Life To Live" have submitted for Emmys this year. Both MIA online soaps will be mixed in with the current four televised soaps in each category. Look for pre-nominations, to include ten names per category, to be announced on March 3 followed by the final nominations on May 1.
Updated on December 3:
Debbi Morgan, who played Angie in "All My Children's" ABC series and reboot, has distanced herself from the Daytime Emmys this year and will not submit her name in any Emmy category.
The actress stated on Twitter, "I've decided not to have my name submitted for Emmy consideration this year because I just really, really want to move on. The many months of being told we're on hiatus but would be coming back and then snatching the rug from under us and the fans has been very emotional. So right now the head space I'm in is just completely distancing myself from 'AMC' with regards of an Emmy consideration. I will forever be grateful for the years of playing 'Angie' beautifully created by our beloved Agnes Nixon and our most amazing cast will always hold a special place in my heart… Darnell, Mickey, Sal, Cady, Thorsten, Vincent… just to name a few! However, with the end happening in the way that it did, for right now, I just want to remove any reminders of our untimely end and to be honest I don't need an Emmy to recognize how much you all loved the work I was able to bring to you… Your tweets said it all and that's 'Emmy' enough for me… Smile!"
Previously Reported on October 24:
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) has confirmed to Soaps.com that a new rule change will allow Prospect Park's "All My Children" and "One Life To Live" to compete alongside "The Bold And The Beautiful," "Days Of Our Lives," "General Hospital" and "The Young And The Restless." Paul Pillitteri, Chief Administrative & Information Officer/National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, shared, "In all categories related to Outstanding Drama series – technical and actors and all."
This eligibility for the 2014 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards is due to the number of series episodes aired per year. The NATAS stated, "Daytime Drama programs which have produced at least 35 original episodes in the calendar year of 2013 will be eligible to enter the same category as the Network Daytime Dramas. This will result in Prospect Park's 'One Life to Live' and 'All My Children' competing against 'The Young & The Restless', (CBS) 'The Bold & The Beautiful', (CBS) 'General Hospital' (ABC) and 'Days of Our Lives' (NBC). All of the actors and crafts people on these shows will also be eligible to compete in their appropriate related categories."
Other web series that air under 35 episodes, such as "Venice: The Series," could find themselves competing under a new category: Outstanding New Approaches Drama Series. There will also be another new category for 2014 to honor 'Entertainment News'.
"I am very pleased to include these new categories in the Daytime Emmy contest. I strongly believe that every broadcast entity should have a chance to compete for an Emmy Award in a true peer to peer competition," stated David Michaels, Senior Executive Director, Daytime Emmy Awards.
Soaps.com will keep readers updated as more news comes in surrounding the upcoming annual event.
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