44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards to include Agnes Nixon tribute image

Making preparations for daytime’s number one event.

Updated February 3: This week 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.

Related: 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Award pre-noms

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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- Amy Mistretta