Daytime Emmys headed to HLN? "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. Nominations for the Daytime Emmys had been expected to be announced Friday but have been delayed until Wednesday May 9 to give NATAS time to wrap up those deals ... The last two telecasts have been on CBS but were produced by Associated Television International, which leased the airtime and sold ads and arranged produce placement deals." DEADLINE
Black Journalists Association's award to Beyonce draws criticism: "... Michael Feeney, the president of the New York chapter of the black journalists association, said Beyoncé had 'won fair and square' ... Still, some online columnists, like Amber Rose writing for the Mused online magazine, questioned whether Beyoncé had written the piece herself. 'These types of awards overlook the real journalists who write about insightful and sometimes dangerous topics,' Ms. Rose wrote. 'Beyoncé is getting an award along with Robert Naylor, a thirty-year reporter who chaired the Associated Press Diversity Council and founding member of the LGBT Task Force and the late Gil Noble, who hosted “Like It Is” since 1967 and interviewed Adam Clayton Powell, Muhammad Ali, Bill Cosby and Dr. Martin Luther King. Beyoncé wrote an article about a 9-month vacation.'" NEW YORK TIMES
"Modern Family" wins Catholic Media Group honor: "The group Catholic in Media Associates (CIMA) has awarded ABC hit show 'Modern Family' its Best Television Show of 2012 award. The awards, known as the Catholic Oscars (or in this case Emmys), seeks to recognize people and pieces of work that 'uplift the spirit and help us better understand what it is to be part of the human family.' The group formed, it has said, to 'counter the image of Catholics as people who criticize what they don’t like' ... However, 'Modern Family' has drawn the ire of religious conservatives and especially for its depiction of gay couple Cam (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) who in the show are raising their adopted daughter." CARE 2
Could the MTV Movie Awards be good this year? "It's a promising year for the MTV Movie Awards for a couple of reasons. While the last few ceremonies have been seemingly rigged by Twihards, the recent change to the voting system could finally mean some new blood (resisting a 'Twilight' joke) at the podium on June 3. Of course, it would still be nearly impossible to unseat Kristen Stewart, Rob Pattinson, or Taylor Lautner with this crowd if that franchise didn't have a formidable successor. Though 'The Hunger Games' has very little in common with the weak-kneed vampire franchise in terms of substance, it stands to inherit its fan base." SPIN
Denis Leary pokes fun at himself at the Television Academy Honors: "'I have to be very honest with you,' said Leary, who was being honored for 'Rescue Me' with fellow exec producer Peter Tolan. 'I don't ever win awards. We're 0 for 8 at Emmys (except) for Michael J. Fox, and that doesn't really count. 'I’ve won two awards. About six months after I won my Cable Ace award … they canceled the Cable Aces. I won a Blockbuster Award. About three months after that, they abolished the Blockbuster Award. Abolished. So I'd like to say thank you, and I'm really sorry – you will not be holding these awards again.'" THE VOTE
Europe's television awards set to launch in the US. From the press release: "The National Reality TV Awards launched in the UK to celebrate the best in the world of reality TV entertainment is proud to announce its official launch in the USA. NRTA USA will make history as the first ever European born awards show to launch in the USA and will be webcast live and also televised for syndicated broadcast to TV partners in over 22 countries after the awards show is launched on the 30th of August ... The National Reality TV Awards was born out of the need to recognize the worldwide producers, celebrities, participants, researchers, and industry that form part of what is now on the forefront of the global television market ... All nominations for the categories are submitted by the public by voting for their favorite shows, celebrities or participants."