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8 December 12th, 2012 NATAS Announces 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Submissions Underway!


The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced this week that entries for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were well underway and that submissions were immediately open in all 75 Daytime categories.

“2013 will be an exciting year for the daytime community, fans and television audiences,” said Malachy Wienges, Chairman, NATAS. “It is the 40th anniversary of the Daytime Emmys contest, and there will be many surprises with both the telecast and the Creative Arts Ceremony. The broadcast dates and partners will be announced in the near future.”

“Aside from all of the excitement around our 40th anniversary,” said David Michaels, Senior Executive Director, Daytime Emmy Awards, “we have also added new categories for ‘Culinary Host,’ ‘Travel Program’ and ‘Pre-School Animated Program.’  Adding these to the existing categories there is truly ‘something for everyone’ in the Daytime community.”

The Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in Daytime entertainment programming broadcast between the hours of 2:00AM and 6:00PM, by conferring annual awards of merit in various categories. The presentation of these awards is intended to be an incentive for the continued pursuit of excellence.  Eligible programs must have originally aired between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012.

For more information regarding Entry Rules and Regulations and Instructions on how to enter, please go to the website:

So soapers, can in its 40th year, the Daytime Emmys have a memorable and unforgettable special telecast? Will One Life to Live finally get a Outstanding Drama Series nomination even though it only aired for only two weeks of the eligibility period?  Since submissions are underway, what performer do you want to see get a shot at Emmy gold?  Let us know!

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  1. JR says:

    Finola Hughes for so many of her scenes, and Ian Buchanan in his double role as Fuke and Duke. In supporting, perhaps Anders Hove (not sure if he qualifies–maybe as guest star), Jason Thompson, Kimberly McCullough. So many spectacular GH performances in the Robin/Faison s/l. Scrubs’ daughter Emma for younger actress


  2. Derrick says:

    Susan Flannery, Heather Tom & Sharon Case for Lead Actress
    Eric Braeden & Michael Muhney for Lead Actor
    B&B for Best Drama. Stephanie’s death did it!
    Jacqueline MacInnes Wood for Younger Actress


  3. Mary SF says:

    I know there are many great performances worthy of a Emmy nod, but my sentimental favorite, but probably doesn’t have a hope in hell of getting nominated, would be Doug Davidson on Y&R. I think that scene where he had to shoot his own son was one of the best moments on the show this year. I know no one will agree with me and tell me all the other actors who deserve a nod more than him, but I guess I like the underdog. I hope DD at least submits the scene for consideration.


    Christine replied

    Amen, Mary SF. That poor man killed those scenes and is very deserving.


  4. Paul8148 says:

    I wish they would of added the guest star categories So Hove and Kassie Deprive can win emmys.

    Lead Actor
    Jerry Ver Dorn
    Steve Burton
    Doug Davidson
    Ian Buchanon

    Lead Actress
    Susan Fanney
    Finola Huges
    Heather Toms
    Erika Slezak

    Supporting Actor
    Andrew Hoves
    Roger Howarth (GH)
    Jason Thompson
    Tristan Rogers

    Supporting Actress
    Kimberly McCullough
    Arianne Zucker
    Katherine Kelly Lang
    Kassie Depaiva (GH for the scenes Blair tells todd she is marrying Tomas)

    For Series

    OLTL Final Episode
    GH–To many to choose from….Thanksgiving? Jacks vs. Sonny/Jax showdown?..
    B&B-Stephanie’s death


    SZima replied

    Sorry, but I don’t feel anyone from OLTL should be nominated. They worked 2 WEEKS when the actors on the other shows put in a full year. I really wouldn’t be fair, no matter how deserving they may have been in the past.

    I also don’t feel a person who was on for only 7 shows should be in a supporting category, for the same reasons.

    It would be nice if there were awards for guest appearances though.


  5. Christine says:

    Of the 8 or so comments, the only ones I agree with so far that are worthy are:

    Doug Davidson (Y&R)
    Susan Flannery (B&B)
    Jason Thompson (GH)
    Finola Hughes (GH)
    Heather Tom (B&B)

    No disrespect, but I just don’t see Andre Hove’s’ acting being that mindblowing – unless it was for a guest star nomination. Sadly I don’t see what Ian Buchanan has done this far on GH that is above and beyond what anyone else has done.

    I could possibly see Sharon Case only because the way the character was written wanted me to smack her almost every day for several months, so that has to be good acting there as well.


    Christine replied

    To edit my comment, I meant ANDERS. This bugged me after I went to bed last night. I just knew I spelled the man’s name wrong. I’m sorry.


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