Talk about your bad timing! The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences revealed news on their upcoming 39th Daytime Emmy Awards presentation slated for June 23rd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. While we are still awaiting word on what type of ceremonies will actually occur, a decision has been made this year to present two mainstay awards of the Daytime Emmy acting categories, the Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series, have been bumped to the Creative Arts Ceremonies to be handed out on June 17th, instead of the bigger and more prestigious Daytime Emmy Awards themselves!
And in a year when one of the most hotly contested categories occurs in the Younger Actor category, nominees such as Eddie Alderson of One Life to Live, who has a shot at winning in One Life’s final year with his episode where Matthew reveals he shot and killed Eddie Ford to Nora and Bo, Chandler Massey of Days of our Lives, who has done stellar work in Will’s coming out storyline, Chad Duell, who was so heartbreaking as Michael admits he was raped on General Hospital, and GH’s Nathan Parsons, so wonderfully introspective in his Emmy reel as Ethan, will not have their name called in front at the Beverly Hills main event. Same goes for the gals, with Y&R’s Christel Khalil, B&B’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood and DAYS, Shelley Hennig and Molly Burnett!
Here is the current list of categories slated for presentation at the 39th Daytime Emmys though: Drama Series, Lead Actress, Lead Actor, Supporting Actress, Supporting Actor, Writing Team and Directing Team.Outstanding New Approaches in Daytime Entertainment, along with the best in talk show, legal/courtroom show, culinary and game show (and hosts), morning program, children’s performer and children’s animated program for the series and the hosts.
So what do you think about NATAS shifting the Younger Actor and Actress categories to the Creative Arts Emmys? Weigh-in! And then, let us know who you want to win the gold in the two Younger categories!