Making preparations for daytime’s number one event.
Updated April 13: The Daytime Emmys will be live streamed on both Facebook Live and Twitter-Periscope Producer beginning at 8: 00 PM Eastern, 5:00 PM Pacific time. Be sure to tune in on Sunday April 30 via Facebook: Daytime Emmy Awards and Twitter: Daytime Emmy Awards for all of the excitement.
More: 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards presenters
“The National Academy is thrilled to be streaming this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards to the world,” said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “Add the great list of presenters we have for both our signature shows and I think the fans and daytime community are in for a real treat!”
“I am over-the-moon to be able to bring the Daytime Emmy Awards to all our fans,” said David Michaels, SVP, Daytime. “With Mario Lopez and Sheryl Underwood as our hosts and so many wonderful presenters, it’s going to be a great evening for daytime!”
Fans have been eagerly wondering if they'll be able to watch this year's 44th Daytime Emmy Awards and Soaps.com is happy to report that they will. In response to a fan on their Official Facebook on April 12, the Daytime Emmys stated, "The show will be live streamed - we are still working out the details." Once those details are all ironed out, Soaps.com will update readers when and where to tune in online.
On February 3 Susan Lucci co-hosted Hallmark’s Home & Family and revealed she will be taking part in a special tribute at the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" creator Agnes Nixon passed away on Wednesday September 28, 2016 and will be honored at the annual ceremony. As of yet, there is still no word on whether or not the show will be televised but Soaps.com will keep readers updated.
More: Daytime Emmy Awards hosts have been announced
Back on October 26, 2016, Soaps.com alerted fans that The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced that the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be held on Sunday April 30, 2017 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Southern California, along with the air date for the 44th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony. Call for entries and judging began today as well with drama performers pre-nominations set to be announced on Wednesday January 25, 2017 and the final nominations made public on Wednesday March 22, 2017.
Outstanding Supporting/Guest Actor and Actress in a Digital Drama Series categories have been added to the mix, which, along with the Younger Actor/Actress pre-nomination submissions, will go directly to the blue-ribbon round of voting. For pre-nominations, actors can submit two episodes max (up to 4 minutes total). In the final voting round, for nominations, actors can pick material from up to 4 episodes (20 minutes max).
Soaps.com will update readers throughout the awards season with further details as they are released, including whether or not the ceremony will be televised. For now, take a look back at the 43rd Daytime Emmy winners, along with the fun leading up to the awards from the Daytime Emmy Red Carpet.
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