Thom O’Neill of The Gold Derby learned exclusively that the Daytime Emmys will be held in Los Angeles in late summer, probably on Aug. 31 at the Orpheum Theatre, and telecast by the CW Network. Some details are still sketchy, but NATAS hopes to have everything ironed out and unveiled by late next week.
Nominees will be announced May 14. About a half-dozen top categories, like drama series, talk shows and lead acting, will be unveiled during the fourth hour of the TODAY show on NBC. Another half-dozen categories, like supporting acting, will be announced during a reception at the Hearst Building in New York that evening, followed by the release of the full list of nominees a few minutes later.
Following this post from Thom O’Neill, Broadcasting & Cable ran the update as well as some information on the next round of judging:
“The National Association of Television Arts and Sciences this week is sending out DVDs for judging. The judges are divided into categories and judge based on their own expertise: for example, set designers evaluate set design, and make-up artists evaluate make-up. All judges – and there are nearly 1,000 – can vote in some broad categories, such as Outstanding Drama Series. The top-five vote-getters in any category are the nominees, and the leading vote-getter is the winner.”