47th annual daytime emmy awards postponed

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Honorees will be recognized via remote video productions later this year…

Back in March, Soaps.com updated soap opera fans on news that the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards had been postponed by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). We can now confirm that the awards will be recognized via remote video production for the remainder of the 2019 – 2020 awards cycle and will be available on all leading ‘Smart TV’ platforms via the Academy’s forthcoming apps, as well as through other distribution partners.

Though the 2020 Daytime Emmy Awards ceremonies were scheduled to run from Friday June 12 through Sunday June 14 in Pasadena, California, its virtual ceremony is planned for sometime this fall. The multiple remote video production technologies will involve nominees and presenters. The actual time and date will be determined following the upcoming Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital and Young and the Restless nomination announcements in May.

A release sent out via NATAS today further explained, “The Academy had previously determined that the Daytime Emmy® Awards would proceed without in-person ceremonies but had continued to plan for Sports, News & Documentary, and Technology & Engineering events. Recent comments and proposed economic reopening timetables released by federal, state, and local officials in New York and Los Angeles indicate events of more than 1,000 attendees in close proximity will remain restricted as a result [of the current health state].”

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“While it appears unlikely that officials would even permit these large-crowd events to be held this year, it is also clear that there will be a lag of time between being permitted to have an event and being able to provide an environment in which all attendees feel safe and comfortable attending it,” said NATAS President & CEO Adam Sharp. “Ultimately, a single person-to-person transmission resulting in serious infection would be devastating evidence of mistaken judgment in proceeding.”

Soaps.com will update our readers on the date and time for the annual event once it’s announced.

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