As HLN is in preparations to bring you the exciting 39th Annual Daytime Emmys on June 23rd, some changes are already being implemented. One of those is the presentation of the final award of the evening, which up till now has been the Outstanding Drama Series award given out to the soaps.
However this year, HLN has announced via its Twitter page, that the final award of the evening will be for the Outstanding Morning Show which includes nominees such as The Today Show and Good Morning America.
HLN tweeted: “For the first time, the Daytime Emmy award for best morning show will be the final award of the night. Will it be Today Show or GMA?”
Now while soap fans may immediately want to jump and feel this could be a slight to soaps, there is a bright side! The Daytime Drama Series category won’t be cut off at the end of the program, as has happened many times over, if the live show should be running late! NATAS and HLN have already let it be known that their goal is to present as many categories as they can in all fields of daytime programming.
So how do you feel about the change? Are you cool with Outstanding Drama Series being handed out inside the broadcast? Or, do you feel it should be designated for the final award of the evening, without question? Let us know!