The 41st annual Daytime Emmys are shortly upon us! The nominations will be announced on May 1st with the ceremony projected to be sometime in June!
This year, the acting competition in the major daytime drama categories is some of the toughest ever in a year filled with great performances. And the question remains as it does every year, will the most deserving performances rise to the top and end up scoring a nomination?
But what about the telecast itself? Once again heading into mid-April NATAS has yet to secure a television or online home in which to broadcast the ceremonies. After the last few years on HLN, does it look like the Daytime Emmys will ever be back on network television? Or, even be aired as they were in the past during the afternoon?
Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil presided over a state of the Daytime Emmys 2014 video hangout chat where he invited Soap Opera Uncensored’s Nelson Branco, and On-Air On-Soaps Michael Fairman for some insight and Intel into the current voting process, the nominees, and just why has it become so increasingly difficult for the academy to land a home for the telecast in recent years, and much more.
Below watch the video from the chat featuring Fairman, Branco, and O’Neil and then let us know your thoughts on the topics presented during their conversation. You can also listen to the audio version as a podcast by clicking here.
And be on the lookout for On-Air On-Soaps exclusive interview with NATAS Senior Executive Director Daytime Emmy Awards, David Michaels in the days ahead for more on this year’s Daytime Emmys.