The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) has announced the presenters and categories that will be given out at the upcoming 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, set to hit the airwaves this Friday, June 26, at 8PM on CBS.
As Soap Central previously reported, the ladies of The Talk -- Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Marie Osmond -- will be hosting the broadcast. They will be joined by several presenters from soap operas, including: Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman, The Young and the Restless), Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy Wesley, Days of our Lives; ex-Shirley Spectra, The Bold and the Beautiful), Wayne Brady (ex-Reese Buckingham, B&B), James Reynolds (Abe Carver, DAYS), Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester, B&B), Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital), Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley Santos, All My Children; Live! with Kelly and Ryan), and Eric Braeden (Victor Newman, Y&R).
Non-soap presenters will include Gayle King (CBS This Morning), Scott Evans (Access Hollywood), Kelsey Grammer (Light as a Feather, Cheers, Frasier), Kathie Lee Gifford (Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee, Today Show), Cookie Monster (Sesame Street), Kevin Frazier (Entertainment Tonight), Michael Strahan (Good Morning America; GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke), Ryan Seacrest (Live! with Kelly and Ryan), Nate Burleson (EXTRA), and Sunny Hostin (The View).
The above names will be presenting Daytime Emmy Awards virtually to the winners of leading categories, with recipients and other special guests appearing from home in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Categories scheduled for the CBS broadcast include the following:
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Outstanding Entertainment News Show
Outstanding Writing Team for a Drama Series
Outstanding Digital Drama Series
Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host
Outstanding Game Show Host
Outstanding Game Show
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show
Outstanding Informative Talk Show
Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series
Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program
Outstanding Special Class Special
Outstanding Culinary Series
Outstanding Morning Show
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Additional categories will be announced immediately following the broadcast on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Those include:
Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series
Outstanding Makeup for A Drama Series
Outstanding Hairstyling for a Drama Series
Outstanding Costume Design for a Drama or Digital Series
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Art Direction/Set Direction/Scenic Design for a Drama or Digital Series
Outstanding Art Direction/Set Direction/Scenic Design
Outstanding Promo ≠ Topical
Outstanding Promo ≠ Brand Image Campaign ≠ Network or Program
Outstanding Directing for a Game Show
Outstanding Directing for Talk, Entertainment News, Morning Show
Outstanding Music Direction & Composition for a Drama or Digital Drama Series
Outstanding Original Song
Outstanding Casting for a Drama or Digital Drama Series
Outstanding Technical Team for a Drama Series
Outstanding Technical Team
Outstanding Lighting Direction for a Drama or Digital Drama Series
Outstanding Lighting Direction
Outstanding Multi-Cam Editing for a Drama or Digital Drama Series
Outstanding Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing
Outstanding Writing for a Special Class Special
Digital Drama categories will be streamed in a separate virtual ceremony on July 19th. Children's, Animation, Family Viewing, and Lifestyle Programming categories will be streamed in an additional virtual ceremony on July 26th. More details and information regarding these programs will be released at a future date.
UPDATE: NATAS has corrected its initial statement to indicate that winners in the non-televised categories will be announced after the CBS broadcast has ended.
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