Making plans to honor those behind the scenes.

Along with today’s announcement of the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards telecast air date, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) also revealed that the ceremony for the 44th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards would be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Southern California on Friday April 28, 2017.

The awards honor those behind the scenes, such as production designers, set decorators, costume designers, cinematographers, casting directors and sound editors, for their achievements in American television programming. This year, Producer Harry Friedman (“Jeopardy!” “Wheel of Fortune”) will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

“Harry Friedman is a force unto himself that has taken the game show world and reinvented it for the 21st Century as well as being, perhaps, the nicest man in show business,” said David Michaels, SVP, Daytime (NATAS). “With Friedman joined by Mary Hart, the woman who set the bar for those that followed in the entertainment news genre, as our Lifetime Achievement honorees, we are looking forward to two incredible celebrations of the world of Daytime television this year. Add to that the move to the historic and elegant Pasadena Civic Auditorium to host both shows and I believe this will be one of the most celebratory and exciting Daytime Emmy Award shows in a long time!”

Stay tuned to for future updates surrounding the awards and take a look back on last year’s 43rd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards winners.

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– Amy Mistretta