April 8, 2014 at 3:10 pm #426102
Not entirely sure if this is the right place to ask this, but I can’t find a better one. So here’s my inquiry. At what point will we get a decision on where the Daytime Emmy’s will be broadcast, or even IF they’ll be broadcast at all?
I would like to see it back on NBC-they haven’t had it in 10 years (!), and they’ve been having great success with DOOL lately. Barring that, ABC, TVGN, OWN, and The CW would be great too, in that order. The head honchos at HLN have already said they don’t want it. (Thank goodness for small blessings, eh?)
The only place I really don’t want them is, ironically, the network with the most active daytme lineup. CBS utterly f*cked up the show last time they had it, and I just don’t want that for the daytime community. It’s unfortunate too, because they’ve probably got the best shot at getting them. Of course, it might not make it to the airwaves period, which would be even more tragic.
What do you guys think?April 8, 2014 at 3:19 pm #426104
I am sure we will hear something official closer to the nomination announcement.
I am betting we will get news then, or just before.April 12, 2014 at 2:08 pm #426105
After the mini-disaster that was last year’s memorable telecast, I think the Daytime Emmys are probably best off if aired back on one of the big three broadcasting networks that are home to all our televised dramas. Since GH has experienced such an incredible ratings resurgence over the past year, it would make sense for ABC to step up to the plate as host for the broadcast this year. But considering the historic win for DAYS as best drama series last year, NBC might feel compelled to step up as well. The CBS dramas are still the current ratings champs, however, and I suspect we’ll be seeing a fair amount of trophies go out to Y&R and B&B come Emmy night and at the creative arts awards ceremony just prior. So I’m really hoping CBS will reclaim the reins as host.April 12, 2014 at 10:34 pm #426106
the second year, i actually didn’t mind the hln broadcast ( except for the on stage interviews, those were cheesy )April 13, 2014 at 2:04 pm #426107
I would prefer to see the Daytime Emmys online – I only care about the “soap” categories. Boy, do I wish they would go back to pre-1990, when each show would be at a table, so all the AMC nominees would be sitting together, Ryan’s Hope, GH, OLTL, etc. I loved when the Daytime Emmys were broadcast during the daytime!
The Daytime Emmys were not televised at all in 1983 and 1984. I am pretty sure they have been the only years in which this is the case.
If they aren’t televised, I am hoping there will be YouTube clips of the various soap categories available afterwards. I so want to see Eileen Davidson, Greg Vaughan, Jane Elliot, Freddie Smith, and Days win their much deserved Emmys! (: (wishful thinking?) (;April 14, 2014 at 1:48 pm #426108
I would actually be fine with the Daytime Emmys airing during the daytime, just as long as they’re being televised. I’m really against the whole idea of a big awards show like this available for viewing strictly online. It being a once-in-a-year event, I suspect that there’s a bunch of us here who really look forward to it, and to seeing the telecast. It’s a prestigious event and currently the only awards show that honors excellence in daytime in its entire form, from the drama serials to talk, game, and variety shows. So I feel like if it were to be accessible strictly online, that would to a certain extent only detract from the glamour, excitement and entire feel of the Emmys that would otherwise come hand-in-hand with the experience of viewing them in televised form.
the second year, i actually didn’t mind the hln broadcast ( except for the on stage interviews, those were cheesy )
Yep, as crazy as it sounds, I didn’t mind it too much either! It was just such a weird night, with all the technical glitches that just kept piling on throughout the show and then all those awkward on-stage interviews with winners right after their acceptance speeches. At times, I questioned whether I really wasn’t watching a rehearsal run of the actual awards show and felt downright sorry for some of the presenters who it was obvious were lacking any stage direction. I still can’t forget the moment right after Kris Jenner presented best talk show host (to a no-show Ricki Lake) and she was hovering on the stage from right to left and back again, not knowing where to exit. But it all sure made for some entertaining television, didn’t it?! And Aisha Tyler deserves a special Emmy in her handling of Envelope-Gate with such finesse.
I did like the fact that they held last year’s ceremony at the Beverly Hilton, the home of the Golden Globes, and how that sort of provided for the same kind of relaxing awards show atmosphere, with attendees/nominees grouped by show and seated and dining together at a table. I think that’s what made for a more comfortable and intimate experience for viewers at home too.April 14, 2014 at 4:03 pm #426109
I guess I’d rather see a trainwreck show than no show at all, and to be fair, while there were a bazillion problems with last year, their hearts were actually in the right place. Those interviews after were so awkward, but I like the thought of, “Let’s give the audience more of the winners!” Plus, it’s hard to hold a grudge against the only Emmy telecast I’ve ever seen where DAYS wins best drama series. I really hope they’re televised this year.April 29, 2014 at 8:13 am #426110
Update, courtesy of DC
Sources have confirmed cable network TV Guide Network (TVGN) was prepared to air this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards telecast, and made a bid. However, that bid was rejected.
“TVGN offered a bid of $1 million to air the show, but NATAS turned it down,” says one high-level insider.
According to one TV power player, the National Academy of Arts & Sciences (NATAS) turned down TVGN’s bid, in order to pursue more lucrative pacts.
“They’ve been talking to ABC, OWN, but so far no one else has picked up,” said one source. “TVGN would have been the perfect vehicle. Soaps are doing really well for them. They wanted to save the telecast.”
TVGN airs repeats of popular soap operas The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful, and have witnessed impressive ratings growth as a result.
Daytime Confidential has reached out to NATAS for comment. The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards are set to be held Sunday, June 22 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Keep checking back with Daytime Confidential as this story develops.April 29, 2014 at 9:40 am #426111
NATAS made a dopey decision ): I strongly suspect it won’t get televised this year ):April 29, 2014 at 12:08 pm #426112
I cannot believe NATAS actually turned down TVGN in its bid! That would’ve been the perfect venue for airing the show. How is it that NATAS thinks it can afford to be choosy at a time like this?! They should be grateful TVGN reached out with its offer. This was probably NATAS’ one-and-only chance to find a home for the telecast, and they blew it. Goodness gracious.April 29, 2014 at 3:29 pm #426113
I was surprised, too, when I read this earlier. But then, I have no idea how an offer of $1M should be perceived. Is that a really low-ball offer? No clue. Maybe NATAS had/has reason to think someone else was interested, either for more money or something they thought was a better and more accessible network, since we know there are areas where TVGN isn’t really available. Here’s hoping that decision to turn down TVGN isn’t one we all end up sorry over.April 29, 2014 at 10:58 pm #426114
I’m 50/50 on this. While TVGN is a no brainer (it would’ve been like the CW year with CBS having a sister network to air them instead), if they’re aiming for highs and are feeling good about their chances, why not go for it? I am hoping that since NATAS is having ABC through GMA to announce some of the big categories is a sign. I’m sure if talks don’t pan out, they’ll stream online.