40th Daytime Emmy Awards: ‘Days Of Our Lives’ Named Best Drama; George Lucas, ‘Ellen DeGeneres’ Score – Winners List

By | Sunday June 16, 2013 @ 7:45pm PDT

The 40th Daytime Emmy Awards named Days Of Our Lives Outstanding Drama Series at the annual awards held Sunday at the Beverly Hilton, where the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored the best in daytime programming. It was a big win at the end of the night for the NBC soap after all previous statuettes had gone to its competitors, CBS’ Young and the Restless and Bold and the Beautiful and ABC’s General Hospital. CBS led this year’s winners with seven major wins while George Lucas took home his first Emmy for his animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. (See full list of nominees here.) Meanwhile, it took three co-hosts – Robin Meade, Sam Champion, and AJ Hammer – to emcee a snafu-laden telecast that one Tweeter appropriately deemed “must watch train wreck TV.” (Just scroll down for the laundry list of HLN network flubs that ran 35 minutes late and had viewers irate on both coasts.)

Related: ‘Ellen,’ ‘Sesame Street,’ CBS Lead 40th Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards

George Lucas EmmyIn his first Emmy win, George Lucas accepted the award for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program for his Star Wars: The Clone Wars series from presenter Carrie Fisher who joked before opening the envelope, “Our nominees haven’t taken acid, at least not with me – which is, as most of you know, the only way to go. Right, George?” Lucas thanked the TV Academy for including animation in their annual program and gave a shout out to “all those poor souls who toil over their computers.”

It wasn’t the smoothest of award shows. The Talk co-host Aisha Tyler was handed the wrong envelope presenting for Best Informative Talk Show and had to use her comic chops to stall while the correct winner was relayed to her onstage. Mic and audio issues dotted the HLN telecast – including mics completely turned off and an errant audio feed of co-host Meade shouting into her backstage mic, “Can you guys hear me? You can? This is my song from my album!” over an HLN network ad playing between commercial breaks. And that was before presenter Corbin Bernsen dropped an uncensored f-bomb on live TV. Read More »

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CBS, ‘The Young And The Restless’ Top Daytime Emmy Nominations

Nellie Andreeva

CBS was the most nominated network at the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards announced this morning with 50 nominations, almost half of them for soap The Young And The Restless, which was the most nominated program with 23. All surviving soaps on the broadcast networks received a best drama series nomination, plus One Life To Live for its final episodes on ABC. (The Daytime Emmy Awards cover the previous calendar year. OLTL and All My Children‘s reboots by Prospect Park will be eligible next year.) Among talk shows, stalwart The Ellen DeGeneres Show again leads the way with 10 noms and will square off for best talk show with Live!, The View and The Talk. Katie Couric’s freshman syndicated talk show was the only newcomer in the top talk show categories, nominated for best talk show/informative alongside The Doctors and Dr. Oz. However, fellow rookie talk show host Steve Harvey snagged a nomination for his game show host duties on Family Feud.

The National Academy Of TV Arts & Sciences kept with tradition in the morning show category, nominating the three broadcast network morning programs including the embattled Today. Speaking of embattled, Kevin Clash, subject of multiple sexual abuse lawsuits, landed his last nomination as Elmo puppeteer. This year’s Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award for lifetime achievement will be presented to game show veterans Monty Hall and Bob Stewart. The 40th Daytime Emmys will he held June 16 at the Beverly Hilton and air on HLN. Here is a full list of the nominees and tallies by network and by program: Read More »

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Daytime Creative Arts Emmys June 14

By | Thursday April 11, 2013 @ 11:30am PDT

June is booking up fast for TV awards seasonm with the third annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards just settling on June 10. The National TV Academy said today the 40th annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards are set … Read More »

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HLN Will Air Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards On June 16

By | Thursday April 4, 2013 @ 8:13am PDT

HLN returns as the host network of the annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards show, now in its 40th year, presented live from The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 16, 8-10 p.m., ET/PT, it was announced by Scot Safon, Executive Vice President & General Manager, HLN, and Malachy Wienges, Chairman, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

“Last year, HLN’s first-ever presentation of the Daytime Emmy® Awards was the #1 most-watched, regularly-scheduled non-news broadcast in the network’s history, and received terrific viewer feedback both on-air and online. Our audiences thanked us for tapping into that vital part of American pop culture,” said Safon. “HLN is the news channel that focuses on stories at the forefront of the American conversation, and daytime programming often tackles those same themes and stories. We are so happy to again present the program that honors the best work in daytime.”

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Daytime Emmys Draw Fewer Than 1 Million Viewers On HLN

By | Monday June 25, 2012 @ 2:49pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

That dismal audience of 2.7 million viewers for the 2009 Daytime Emmy Awards on the CW looks pretty damn good compared with this year’s viewership for the awards show, … Read More »

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‘General Hospital’, ‘Live With Regis & Kelly’, ‘Today’ Win Top Daytime Emmys; Susan Lucci Delivers ‘All My Children’ Tribute

By | Saturday June 23, 2012 @ 5:29pm PDT

General Hospital, the only surviving daytime drama on ABC, won Best Drama Series at the 39th Daytime Emmy Awards tonight and the entire cast took to the stage (pictured) to accept the soap’s 11th win in the category. Earlier in the show, which took place at the Beverly Hilton and was carried live on HLN, General Hospital‘s Anthony Geary accepted his award for best lead actor in a drama series and thanked ABC for renewing the bubble show “instead of canceling it to make room for Celebrity Boob Jobs Gone Wrong,” a reference to the broadcast network replacing all canceled soaps so far with unscripted fare.

NBC’s Today show, which after a long run comfortably at the top of the ratings is enduring a formidable ratings challenge from rival nominee Good Morning America, took the award for Best Morning Show. It was a welcome reprieve for the embattled NBC show, which also is facing a shakeup, with co-host Ann Curry expected to exit. The syndicated Live With Regis and Kelly, which has aired as Live With Kelly with Kelly Ripa and guest co-hosts since Regis Philbin’s November departure, landed its first Emmy for best entertainment talk show. Neither Philbin or Ripa, who later in the show were awarded the Emmy for Best Talk Show Host, were present. The best informative talk show trophy went to the syndicated The Doctor Oz Show for a second straight year, while The View executive producer Bill Geddie received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Susan Lucci of the cancelled ABC soap All My Children took the stage at the awards show to express her gratitude for being a part of the series and for the privilege of playing the “glamorous” and “deliciously flawed” Erica Kane for 41 years. “The part of a lifetime.” In a nod to all the fans — and they are legion — who’ve told her how much they miss the show and Erica, she said she recently read an appropriate response for its loss: “Don’t cry because something is over, smile because it was.”
(General Hospital cast, Susan Lucci photos by Wire Image via Getty)

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HLN Set To Air Daytime Emmy Awards

By | Thursday May 24, 2012 @ 3:56pm PDT

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and HLN made it official on their respective websites today that the 39th Daytime Emmy Awards will air live on the cable news network June 23 at 5 PM PT/8 PM … Read More »

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ABC And ‘General Hospital’ Top Daytime Emmy Award Nominations

2012 Daytime Emmy AwardsThe nominations for the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced this morning. ABC received 56 nominations, ahead of PBS (51), syndication (46), Nickelodeon (40), CBS (33), and NBC (24). General Hospital‘s 23 nominations topped Sesame Street (16), The Young And The Restless (16), Days Of Our Lives (15), and The Ellen DeGeneres Show(12). National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Chairman Malachy Wienges says that negotiations are still taking place to have the June 23 awards telecast. The awards are presented by NATAS in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Here are the nominees in the main categories:

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Daytime Emmys Headed To HLN?: Report

The Daytime Emmy Awards are headed to Time Warner’s HLN/Headline News network, according to Broadcasting & Cable. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences also hopes to secure AOL as the awards show’s social media parter. … Read More »

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Daytime Emmy Awards Producer Departs

By | Thursday February 16, 2012 @ 2:17pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

The Daytime Emmy Awards are in the market for both a network and a producer as Associated Television International, which produced the awards telecast the last 3 years, won’t return. The company’s Jim Romanovich made the announcement today in a lengthy and somewhat controversial statement on Twitter that had not been authorized by ATI and took his bosses by surprise. He stressed multiple times that he and his colleagues are soap fans, a genre that is rapidly vanishing from daytime and the Daytime Emmy Awards. He acknowledged that producing the Daytime Emmy Awards was “quite challenging” and “never a money making project for us.” The Daytime Emmys got in trouble when ABC and CBS didn’t renew their deals to alternate carrying the Daytime Emmys past 2008. ATI stepped in as a producer and made a deal with the CW where the awards show drew a very small audience. For the past 2 years, it aired on CBS in a time buy-type deals. In his post today, Romanovich said that “CBS did want it again as well as two cable networks for second run.” His statement then took a bizarre “what could’ve been” turn. “Creatively this year, we were planning to do a more intimate Golden Globes style production to include a tribute to One Life To Live that really was going to be a souvenir to the daytime fans.” He blamed the decision to pull out on shows the company is working on, including “two very big series for two different networks which will be announced in the next two weeks.” Here is the post:

Regretfully, we have today officially passed on doing The Daytime Emmys for television this year. As fans of the soaps in particular, as well as being daytime producers ourselves, we have immensely enjoyed being a part of your celebration these past three years. In 2009, there was not going to be a Daytime Emmys for television, as you know. It was over. we felt it was important for it to continue on television for as long as possible to give actors, producers, writers and so forth the night of recognition they so deserve. It wasn’t always easy. In fact, it was quite challenging on many levels. Although it was never a money making project for us, it was prestigious, first and foremost, plus we wanted to do something important for the daytime community.

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Miss USA Pageant Up, Daytime Emmys Down From Last Year

By | Monday June 20, 2011 @ 9:24am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Two television specials with decades-long traditions took opposite ratings directions last night. NBC’s telecast of the 61st Miss USA Pageant (2.2/6 in 18-49, 7.2 million viewers) was up 57% in the demo and 37% in total viewers from last year … Read More »

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CBS To Air The Daytime Emmy Awards

By | Monday March 21, 2011 @ 11:16am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: For a second consecutive year, CBS will carry the Daytime Emmy Awards. The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will air live on the network on June 19 from the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, which also hosted the … Read More »

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