The reviews and feedback are coming in on last night’s Daytime Emmy Telecast on CBS which already has many soap fans and viewers in an uproar who have posted comments all over the Internet. Of note to them was: that the show was only a commercial from Vegas, there was way to much time spent on the charitable angle, that Oprah Winfrey had a huge salute and tribute segment only to not be present herself, and that there were no clip packages of nominated performances in the the soap opera categories. And that is just for starters!
Well now today, The Los Angeles Times seems to be in agreement, and has taken the whole production to task citing their review title as Daytime television deserves much better than the Daytime Emmys. Here are some excerpts below!
“From the opening act featuring host Wayne Brady dancing with JabbaWockeez, to in-show advertisements and plugs for Vegas hotels, travel show host Laura McKenzie doing a bit that would have been more appropriate for 4 a.m. on a My Network TV affiliate and having Penn & Teller present an award, it was clear that actually recognizing the stars of daytime television was going to play second fiddle to squeezing a few tourism and travel ad dollars out of Sin City.
At a time when many daytime soaps are struggling, one would think that the folks behind its biggest award show would be interested in highlighting the hard work that goes into making soap operas. Perhaps give the fans of this fading genre a look at some stars. While many soap stars were on hand, their work wasn’t. Apparently, unlike the Oscars and Prime Time Emmys, which actually show clips of the shows up for awards, that’s not how the folks behind the Daytime Emmys roll. It’s a slap to the producers and actors to deny them a platform to show the very work that this show purports to be saluting.”
So the L.A. Times gave their opinion, now its your turn, soapers. What did you think of this year’s Daytime Emmy Telecast? Let us know!