And away we go! Daytime Emmy time has begun with an official announcement today from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) with some key information!
First, entries for the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards are now being accepted and submissions are open in all 86 Daytime categories. In addition, registration is open for all qualified judges to evaluate entries. And in some news for daytime fans, the dates for the 43rd annual Daytime Emmys ceremonies have been revealed. The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will take place on Friday, April 29th, 2016 while the Daytime Emmy Awards will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Both events will take place in Los Angeles, California with the venues still to be determined.
“After last year’s overwhelming response, it is with great excitement and pride that we announce, today, the opening for submissions in all Daytime Emmy Award genres,” said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “Having raised the Daytime franchise to compete with the other premier awards shows on television, we are anticipating a record year for entries and look forward to another outstanding celebration of everything that makes Daytime television special and unique.”
“Daytime television continues to evolve and each year I am humbled by the depth of talent and production that takes place day in and day out in our industry,” said David Michaels, Senior Executive Director, Daytime Emmy Awards. “With the proliferation of new programming and the continuous innovations in how, where and when we watch Daytime television, I am looking forward to another year of growth and excellence for the Daytime genre.”
The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in Daytime programming broadcast between the hours of 2:00AM and 6:00PM, by conferring annual awards of merit in various categories. The presentation of these awards is intended to be an incentive for the continued pursuit of excellence. Eligible programs must have originally aired between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015.
Regarding submissions, NATAS is offering two closing dates: an “early deadline” provides entrants a lower fee if they submit by November 23, 2015. The final deadline for all submissions is December 22, 2015. Judges of entries to the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards must be qualified as a peer in their craft and active members in either NATAS or ATAS (Television Academy). Complete rules can be found here.
So, ready to have your favorites submit for the key acting and drama categories for the upcoming Daytime Emmy Awards? Who do you hope makes sure they enter the competition? Glad to know the dates are locked in for next year’s ceremonies? Comment below!