Presenters announced for 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
Posted Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:46:47 PM
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Some major daytime favorites have been plucked to present at this year's Daytime Emmy Awards, set to unfold this Friday in a fun-filled virtual ceremony. And they'll be joined by big stars like Frasier's Kelsey Grammer.

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 Makeup

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Drama Series

Outstanding Hairstyling

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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