JUST IN: Daytime Emmys to be divided into three award shows; 2020 event dates announced

Posted Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:40:19 PM

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) has announced the dates for the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards and the news that the 2020 event will be divided into three nights instead of the usual two.

Hot on the heels of the recent rebrand unveiled for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) comes news that the organization is making a big change to the upcoming 2020 Daytime Emmy Awards.

NATAS has announced that this year's event will be divided into three award shows set to happen on Friday, June 12; Saturday, June 13; and Sunday, June 14, in Pasadena, California. Though the categories being presented at each program will be announced at a future date, a quote from NATAS President and CEO, Adam Sharp, hints that the Creative Arts ceremony will be expanded into two evenings rather than its usual one.

"We are thrilled to add a third night of celebrating the diversity and talents of our Daytime community," Sharp says in an official NATAS press release. "We have seen how the Television Academy's expansion of the Primetime Creative Arts ceremonies has made room for more honorees to have their well-earned moment in the sun, and we hope to replicate their success."

As Soap Central reported previously, Sharp has implemented many changes to the Daytime Emmy Awards since becoming a leader at NATAS. He commissioned an independent investigation into the Daytime Emmy voting process and instituted changes after The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, and The Young and the Restless threatened a boycott after losing confidence in the Daytime Emmys voting system. He also recently gave the show new production oversight. In the future, the Outstanding Younger Actor and the Outstanding Younger Actress categories may be merged into one gender-neutral category.

Soap Central will continue to bring updates regarding the 47th Daytime Emmy Awards as they happen, including the pre-nominees, final nominations, ceremony presenters, and much more.

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