There is some good news today for fans, performers, and production personnel, when it comes to the revivals and online versions of Prospect Park’s All My Children and One Life to Live, and it comes from NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) and its new rule changes for the Daytime Emmys!
One of which defines how many episodes a series must have to be eligible for inclusion in all the major daytime drama categories from here on forward. These changes have now been approved and implemented for the upcoming 2014 Emmy campaign!
According to NATAS and being announced today: “Daytime Drama programs which have produced at least 35 original episodes in the calendar year of 2013 will be eligible to enter the same category as the Network Daytime Dramas. This will result in Prospect Park’s One Life to Live and All My Children competing against The Young & The Restless, (CBS) The Bold & The Beautiful, (CBS) General Hospital (ABC) and Days of Our Lives (NBC). All of the actors and crafts people on these shows will also be eligible to compete in their appropriate related categories.”
In addition for web series that do not meet the minimum requirement of 35 episodes there is also a new category adopted for them named “Outstanding New Approaches Drama Series”. So, here is where you could see shows such as Venice, etc land a nomination.
Finally, for the first time, there will be a category in the 2014 contest honoring “Entertainment News” programs which have not had a specific category to enter in the Daytime Emmy Awards. This category will honor programs covering the entertainment industry with a focus on human interest, popular culture and celebrity gossip and interviews. Programs such as the syndicated Entertainment Tonight and Extra are two examples of “Entertainment News” programs. Moving forward, these “Entertainment News” programs may choose to enter this new Daytime Emmy Awards category or enter the Primetime Emmy Awards in the “Outstanding Informational Series or Special” category, competing with a variety of different kinds of shows. Programs entering in this genre may enter in only one competition; those choosing to enter in the Primetime category would not be eligible for the “Entertainment News” category in Daytime Emmy Awards.
David Michaels, Senior Executive Director, Daytime Emmy Awards stated on the category changes,“I am very pleased to include these new categories in the Daytime Emmy contest. I strongly believe that every broadcast entity should have a chance to compete for an Emmy Award in a true peer to peer competition.”
So what do you think about seeing your favorites from AMC and OLTL getting to participate in the Daytime Emmy process? Who do you think deserves a nomination? There were some powerful performance in season one of AMC and OLTL! What do you think about all the other rule changes?