The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards entry and judge registration process has begun! Now through November 22nd is a key deadline for early submissions with the final date for daytime drama performer pre-nomination tape submissions December 16th. The final deadline for everything related to registration and more is on December 21st.
This year brings some new developments in the acting categories. NATAS has added the Oustanding Supporting/Guest Actor and Actress in a Digital Drama Series categories. Contenders for this category will go directly to the blue ribbon round. Younger Actor and Actress submissions, as in the last few years, will also go directly to the blue ribbon round.
As for the rules for pre-nomination submissions for the daytime drama performer categories, actors can choose material from one or two episodes max … and up to 4 minutes in total. However in a new rule change this year, during the blue ribbon final round of judging, daytime drama pre-nominated performers can choose scenes from up to 4 episodes creating a reel that is up to 20 minutes long.
NATAS’ David Michaels, Sr. VP Daytime Emmy Awards, said of the exciting road to Emmy gold ahead: “In watching all the incredible performances this year on your favorite daytime dramas, I am very excited to see what scenes the actors will choose to represent the best of their work for the competition.”
So, what do you think of the rule change allowing the pre-nominees to create a reel utilizing scenes from up to four episodes for the blue-ribbon round? Who do you think is a standout thus far this year that deserves an Emmy nod? Share your thoughts below!