The 2018 Daytime Emmys are being handed out this weekend at two ceremonies: the Creative Arts Awards on Friday, April 27, and then the main event on Sunday, April 29. The Sunday telecast will be hosted again by Emmy winners Mario Lopez (“Extra”) and Sheryl Underwood (“The Talk“). And now the television academy has announced the presenters for both events.
On Friday night the Creative Arts prizes will be handed out by David Arquette, David Osmond, animator Rodrigo Blaas, writer Marc Guggenheim and producer Chad Hammes (“Trollhunters”), Emily Calandrelli (“Xploration Outer Space”), Steve Spangler (“Xploration, DIY”), Michael Stevens (“Mind Field”), Tom Kenny (“SpongeBob SquarePants”), Vanessa Lachey, Curtis Stone, and Tiffany Derry (“Top Chef Jr.”), Michela Luci (“Dino Dana”), Raven-Symone (“Raven’s Home”), Danny Seo (“Naturally Danny Seo”), Josh Garcia (“The Voyager with Josh Garcia”), Alie Ward (“The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation”), Maureen Fan and Eric Darnell (“Baobab”).
Representing the world of soaps at the Creative Arts Awards will be Annika Noelle and Jeremy Ray Valdez (“The Bold and the Beautiful”), Victoria Konefal and Lamon Archey (“Days of Our Lives”), Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey (“General Hospital”), Kate Linder and Christian LeBlanc (“The Young and the Restless”), Kit Williamson (“Eastsiders”), Anne Marie Cummings and Gustavo Velasquez (“Conversations in LA”), Vanessa Baden Kelly (“Giants”), and Richard Brooks (“The Rich and the Ruthless”).
Then the Daytime Emmy Awards show will be streamed live on Facebook Live, Twitter and emmyonline.tv on Sunday night with presenters including Marie Osmond and David Osmond, Jane Pauley (“CBS Sunday Morning”), Loretta Swit and Jamie Farr, Tom Bergeron (“Dancing with the Stars”), Peter Marshall, Larry King (“Larry King Now”), Chris Harrison (“Who Wants to be a Millionaire” and “The Bachelor”), Nancy O’Dell and Kevin Frazier (“Entertainment Tonight”), Valerie Bertinelli (“Valerie’s Home Cooking”), Julie Chen, Eve and Sara Gilbert (“The Talk”), Adrienne Houghton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love and Jeannie Mae (“The Real”), Gaby Natale (“Super Latina”), Mark Steines, Debbie Matanopoulis (“Home and Family”), A.J. Gibson, Vivica A. Fox, Martha Byrne and Elizabeth Hubbard, and Gloria Allred, plus Brandon McMillan (“Lucky Dog”) and Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron (“Pickler and Ben”).
In addition, all four broadcast soap operas will be represented. From “Days of Our Lives,” Deidre Hall, Suzanne Rogers, Sal Stowers and Greg Vaughan will present. “General Hospital” stars Carolyn Hennesy, Finola Hughes, Michelle Stafford, Chris Van Etten and Laura Wright will be on hand. “The Bold and the Beautiful” actors Katherine Kelly Lang, Heather Tom and Rena Sofer will be in attendance. And from “The Young and the Restless,” Sharon Case and Kristoff St. John will announce prizes. And representing digital soaps among the presenters will be James Bland (“Giants”), Molly Burnett (“Relationship Status”), Anne Marie Cummings (“Conversations in LA”) and Kristos Andrews (“The Bay”).
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