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Judging sign-ups are open for 47th Daytime Emmy Awards.

On October 24, 2019, Soaps.com reported that the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards would be held during three separate award shows spanning from Friday June 12 through Sunday June 14. Now, a source tells Soaps.com that The Television Academy will be partnering with The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) in New York, its sister organization, for a very important part of the process – judging. NATAS will be in charge of recruiting expert members of the community to serve as judges for various categories of expertise…

Some of the categories in question include… Drama Series, Performance by a Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Performance by a Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Performance by a Supporting Actor and Younger Performer, which will be combined into one this year. Adding to that is Guest Performer in a Drama Series, Directing Team and Writing Team in a Drama Series, Casting for a Drama or Digital Drama Series, Art Direction/Set Direction/Scenic Design for a Drama or Digital Drama Series, Lighting Direction for a Drama or Digital Drama Series, Technical Team for a Drama Series, Multiple Camera Editing for a Drama Series or Digital Drama Series, Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series, Music Direction and Composition for a Drama or Digital Drama Series, Costume Design for a Drama or Digital Drama Series, Hairstyling for a Drama Series and Makeup for a Drama Series.

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Two rounds of judging will occur with the Preliminary Round and the Blue Ribbon Round, which is the last round where the final nominees are picked. The winners are also chosen during the Blue Ribbon Round based on scores and are only known to auditors prior to the ceremonies. Judges are placed on 2 to 3 panels depending on the need for their area of expertise. Total running time for each judging panel is a max of 8 hours, which gives judges 2 to 3 weeks to complete the process. From there, judges are provided an area to log in and view entries in their area of expertise and score each on a scale of 10 to 1. Multiple entries are allowed to have the same score. As listed in the Daytime Emmys Judging FAQs, “Entries are not ranked and there is no “pick five” component. There is a minimum viewing requirement assigned to each category. Each entry opens up its individual scoring when that viewing amount is reached.”

Founded in 1955, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of television and promoting creative leadership “for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Award.”