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Daytime Emmys to Hold At-Home Virtual Ceremony This Year

Fern Siegel

The awards must go on — even remotely.

The 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards won’t have a traditional event this year. Instead, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will produce an at-home virtual ceremony for various awards.

Those include daytime, sports, news & documentary, and technology & engineering. NATAS is trying to determine when it can create a streaming show for all Emmy categories, reports Variety.

There is no formal date as yet — it was previously slated for June 12-14 — but nominations will be announced mid-May.

The 71st Technology & Engineering Emmys originally slated for April 19 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas is expected in October. The 41st Sports Emmys will also be scheduled in the fall. The News & Documentary Emmys, originally set for September, will still take place then — but virtually.

“The most important factors for us are twofold: To properly recognize the talents and achievements of those in our community and to do it in a safe way,” said NATAS president-CEO Adam Sharp.

There are many factors in play — including the best way to corral nominees. Once that’s understood, “then we’ll get a sense for the capacity and capability to do things live or pre-recorded and the different types of formats we can experiment with,” Sharp told the trade.

Major streamers, such as Netflix, are no strangers to Daytime Emmys. Netflix has won a total of 41 such awards, while Amazon Prime Video nabbed two in 2019.

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