2019 Daytime Emmy Reels to Remain Confidential
Soap opera actors’ submitted scenes will not be released to the public.
Each year fans look forward to seeing which scenes the soap opera actors from Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital and Young and the Restless submitted into the nomination process for the 2019 Daytime Emmy Awards. Though in years past, Soaps.com has posted the reels provided by the Daytime Emmys via their YouTube channel, this year that won’t be possible. A rep from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) confirmed and explained to Soaps.com, “In consideration of requests for confidentiality, consistency, fairness and respect to all parties submitting materials for the 2019 Daytime Emmy® Awards, NATAS will not be supplying reels this year.”
Though this may not be related to the decision… Last June, it was announced that actress Patrika Darbo had been stripped of her Daytime Emmy, for her role as The Bay’s Mickey Walker in the Guest Performer in a Digital Drama Series category, due to a submission error discovered during an investigation. Though Anacostia’s Jennifer Bassey was to receive the award in Darbo’s place, hers was revoked as well. In July, all four soap operas teamed up to boycott the Daytime Emmys, demanding major accounting and voting changes to the process. It wasn’t until November when the soaps called off the boycott after providing a list of complaints and demands for changes, to which The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences worked to correct.
No matter which scenes the actors submitted, Soaps.com will be on hand during the Daytime Emmys on Sunday May 5 to honor their work and invite readers to follow @soapoperafan on Twitter, SheKnowsSoaps on Instagram and like @SheKnowsSoaps on Facebook for all of the evening’s coverage.
Take a look at photos of the Daytime Emmy nominees in our gallery…