THE 39TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS Airing Saturday, June 23, 2012 on HLN @ 8/7C w/a Red Carpet Show the hour before.
PRESENTERS Kristian Alfonso Anderson Cooper The hosts of "The Doctors" Jack Hanna Rachael Ray Caroll Spinney Barbara Walters
CATEGORIES TO BE PRESENTED Outstanding Drama Series Outstanding Children's Animated Program Outstanding Culinary Program Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program Outstanding Morning Program New Approaches - Daytime Entertainment Outstanding Talk Show - Entertainment Outstanding Talk Show - Informative Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series Outstanding Younger Actress In A Drama Series Outstanding Younger Actor In A Drama Series Outstanding Game Show Host Outstanding Lifestyle/Culinary Host Outstanding Performer In A Children's Program Outstanding Talk Show Host Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team Lifetime Achievement Award to Bill Geddie
Daytime Emmy Presenters: Kristian Alfonso, Barbara Walters Among First Confirmed
HLN will exclusively air the Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards, on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 8 p.m. ET recognizing outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m. – 6 p.m. Barbara Walters will present this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award to Bill Geddie, Executive Producer of THE VIEW.
Kristian Alfonso, Anderson Cooper, Jack Hanna, Rachael Ray, Caroll Spinney, Barbara Walters and the cast of talk show THE DOCTORS are confirmed to present.
Expected to attend: GENERAL HOSPITAL: Maurice Benard, Sean Blakemore, Bradford Anderson, FInola Hughes and Anthony Geary
ALL MY CHILDREN (now YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS): Melissa Claire Egan and Darnell Williams
DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Matthew Ashford, Molly Burnett, Crystal Chappell, Shelley Hennig and Peter Reckell
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: John McCook, Heather Tom and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood
ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Erika Slezak and Robert S. Woods
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: Elizabeth Hendrickson and Christel Khalil
Others include Food Network’s Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis; Ben Bailey of CASH CAB; JEOPARDY's Alex Trebek; Leslie Carrara -Rudolph from SESAME STREET; THE TALK's Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Sara Gilbert; Wayne Brady, LET'S MAKE A DEAL; and Oscar the Grouch, with many more to be announced shortly.
Daytime Creative Arts Emmys: Byron Allen To Host, Presenters Announced!
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced Byron Allen, Host of “Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen” and Founder, Chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios, as the Host of the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy® Awards at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 17, 2012.
“With talent like Byron Allen hosting and so many stars here to salute those that work so hard behind the scenes, it will be a wonderful night for Daytime Television,” said Malachy Wienges, Chairman, NATAS.
Allen will be joined by an illustrious group of presenters including Kevin Clash with Elmo from SESAME STREET, Melissa Claire Egan and Vincent Irizarry of ALL MY CHILDREN, Lauren Koslow and James Scott of DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Julie Marie Berman and Dominic Zamprogna of GENERAL HOSPITAL, Michelle Stafford and Christian LeBlanc of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Kristolyn Lloyd and John McCook of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Kristen and Eddie Alderson of ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Richard Wiese from BORN TO EXPLORE Chris Kratt from WILD KATS, Gloria Allred from WE THE PEOPLE WITH GLORIA ALLREAD, Judge Kevin Ross from AMERICA'S COURT WITH JUDGE ROSS, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri of KITCHEN COUSINS, Ted Barba, Actor and Stunt Coordinator, and the remarkable June Foray, actress and legendary animation voice performer.
For the drama winners, I do like how the awards were spread out w/the eligible six soaps winning. Though the win for GH in original song has me confused. Since this won't be an imediate thing, unlike the Primetime one since I remember this forum pretty much pointed out something and ATAS removed "Parks and Rec" from a creative arts nomination for something like this, but I could've sworn I heard that song on either AMC or OLTL, so how does that work. Does it has to be an original song specifically written for that show? Oh well I guess. ONLY A COUPLE MORE DAYS UNTIL THE CEREMONY!
Yeah the drama winners were pretty good, and I was especially happy that GH took the casting award as well as the Promo category for "Brenda's wedding and kidnapping" because they went all out with that campaign (and got a nice ratings boost too to show for it).
Nancy Lee Grahn will not be attending the ceremony because of a prior commitment but she will be live tweeting her reactions.
I know this is harsh, but if she cannot be bothered to show up to the ceremony where (a) her peers are honouring her work, and (b) to support the industry that has provided her a steady paycheck for almost 30 years, then I do not care what her live tweeted reactions are.
Also, DAYS' two creative arts wins are both good news and bad news. If IMDb is correct, DAYS has won a total of six actual Emmys (not counting those "Special Fan Awards" that were voted on by the public) since 1998, so starting off with two before the main ceremony is great. Unfortunately, during that same time, the show's never won more than two in one year, and that year was 2009 when Tamara Braun and Darrin Brooks both won acting awards after leaving the show. It makes the chances of a Chandler Massey win look a little slimmer.
NLG will be in Chicago this weekend attending a charity event she committed to before the nominations were announced. It's hardly the first time a nominee won't be able to attend the ceremony. Really not a big deal.
But this is her seventh nomination, and as far as I know, the first time she's not attending. It'd suck if she finally won for this character/show after showing up and losing 5 times and isn't there to accept.