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: www.emmyonline.tv/daytime.
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!