April 15, 2019 at 7:05 am #1202853715
Last year they were already released at this time. When are we getting them released?April 15, 2019 at 11:42 am #1202854227
I’m pretty surprised we haven’t gotten them yet. The ceremony is essentially a week later this year than it was in the last few years, but still. Given that the voting was done before nominations were announced, I’m not sure what the holdup could be.April 15, 2019 at 1:32 pm #1202854433
I’m sure whichever of us finds them first will let the rest of us know. I check every single day to see if they are up yet; so far I haven’t been able to find them ): Really looking forward to them! My memory of last year is they put up new reels one category at a time every two to three days… Michael Fairman did say he would put them up on his site but he hasn’t as of yet…April 17, 2019 at 10:05 am #1202856690April 17, 2019 at 2:01 pm #1202856988
That’s ridiculous they took the engagement of fans out of the process. Can anyone else here still see them? How can critics do their jobs if they cant obtain them? I wish we could get them leaked unofficially.April 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm #1202857054
It’s fairly impossible to predict without seeing the Emmy reels ): This is really terrible. What on earth is their reason?April 17, 2019 at 3:38 pm #1202857061
Maybe we can piece together a list? And make our own links like we used to do when they never released them before?
I agree completely that this move SUCKS hard. I believe their reasoning is “privacy” (*side glare*)April 17, 2019 at 3:45 pm #1202857067
Goldderby should go to war over this.
What a disgrace.
Why even have predictions for this?April 17, 2019 at 4:14 pm #1202857088
So they can be even more secretive when there is a screw up like last year they can cover their tracks. SHADY SHADY SHADY!!!April 17, 2019 at 7:56 pm #1202857321
When dumb decisions like this are made, I imagine them being made by a bunch of people in a boardroom that need to release gas, but do not.April 17, 2019 at 8:29 pm #1202857341
What was the screw up last year?
To sum up, that David Michaels was overseeing what was being submitted for the nominations and wins. This was mostly for the digital drama acting categories. The rules for those categories were specific and he didn’t consider them when selecting the nominees and winners. So it ended up with the winner being disqualified and the runner-up also being disqualified too. This was for The actresses. The actors weren’t penalized. There was also rumors of winners knowing in advance that they won. This caused the four network soaps to boycott the show until an investigation came out. Deadline ran the story and if you do a Google search you can find the story.April 18, 2019 at 9:36 am #1202857967
This feels like absolute bullsh*t to me.
“In consideration of requests for confidentiality, consistency, fairness and respect to all parties submitting materials for the 2019 Daytime Emmy(R) Awards, NATAS will not be supplying reels this year to the public or the press,” said a rep from the organization to Soap Opera Network.
What is confidential? By definition anything that was submitted to them aired on national television. By all means, be consistent and fair and release everything at the same time. The four network soaps demanded transparency, and this is the exact opposite of that. The organization wants to be able to select its nominees and winners and just have no one have a good idea of what the basis for those decisions were? And what a bad idea to have a group of fans who want to be more engaged with these awards, which focus on a struggling medium and can’t even find a television network to air them, and to basically stonewall them. Even fewer people are going to care about this now. It frankly feels like someone already made a mistake somewhere and they’d rather just hide it than acknowledge and try to fix it. I’m furious about this.April 19, 2019 at 3:55 am #1202858732
While I agree that their reasons are stupid and it’s really disappointing I also realize that we never used to get to see the Emmy reels until very recently. We have some information about who submitted what scenes for a majority of the nominees but seeing the reels certainly helps and I have changed my predictions based on them in year’s past (sometimes successfully, sometimes not!). It’s definitely going to be harder to predict this year.
When I asked them a few years ago why they don’t let us know who submits for Guest Performer they told me that they weren’t telling us because it would hurt the feelings of the ones who didn’t get nominated. Since then they have been at least telling us who the pre-nominees are in that category. So this may be to assuage the big egos of soap stars? Hmmm…
I think they should make an agreement to televise a two-hour broadcast on a broadcast network (ABC, CBS and NBC), rotating each year, during the daytime! It’s the DAYTIME Emmys! Television is different now and people can watch whenever they wish but I miss when they were on during the day and I loved how each soap had their own table and all their shows nominees would all be together!
I am still looking forward to the Emmys and am looking forward to seeing who wins in each category but it’s definitely not as good as it used to be.April 19, 2019 at 8:15 am #1202858912
I can’t see the shows shutting down production for a day for this. Time is $$ and every minute counts when you’re filming a soap these days. Same goes for the talk shows, especially the non LA based ones like Kelly & Ryan.
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