Daytime Emmy ceremony to be broadcast in June -- in primetime on CBS!

Posted Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:30:23 PM
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The Daytime Emmys will once again be broadcast in primetime. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced that the annual awards ceremony will be broadcast in June on CBS.

The 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be presented in a two-hour special on Friday, June 26 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. This will mark the 14th time CBS has broadcast the Daytime Emmys -- and the first time a major network has broadcast the ceremony since 2011.

"The Daytime Emmys are coming home," said Adam Sharp, President & CEO of NATAS. "For generations, daytime television has been a source of comfort and continuity that's never been more important. We're delighted to join with CBS in celebrating the programs and professionals who never cease to brighten our days."

"As a leader in Daytime, we are thrilled to welcome back the Daytime Emmy Awards," said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events for CBS. "Daytime television has been keeping viewers engaged and entertained for many years, so it is with great pride that we look forward to celebrating the best of the genre here on CBS."

The announcement was unexpected considering NATAS had announced earlier this year that it would be rolling out its own digital streaming channel to broadcast the Daytime Emmys ceremony.

With stay-at-home orders still in place that prohibit large gatherings, this year's ceremony will look different than ceremonies in years past. Nominees, recipients, and other special guests will be appearing from home. The awards presented during the CBS telecast will be from leading categories -- the daytime drama categories, talk shows categories, and more. Additional categories will be announced simultaneously on Twitter, and others will be presented in a separate ceremony in July.

"In these challenging times, daytime has been a primary influence in staying connected with its audience, entertaining them, and keeping them informed," said 47th Annual Daytime Emmys executive producer and director David McKenzie of Associated Television International. "We are honored to be a part of it. We are also excited for the challenge of introducing a new format that will celebrate the contributions of daytime television."

In addition to being broadcast on network television, the Daytime Emmys ceremony will also stream live on connected devices on CBS All Access in each market. Anyone who misses the show will be able to watch on demand for 30 days after the broadcast on, CBS All Access, and on the CBS app for mobile and tablet viewing.

Nominations, meanwhile, will be announced tomorrow, May 21, on CBS's The Talk. This year saw more than 2,700 submissions that originally premiered in calendar year 2019, judged by a pool of 1,000 peer professionals from across the television industry.

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