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1 March 14th, 2011 “Steamboat” disallowed from Daytime Emmy Web Competition!

Bad news out this morning via Twitter from creator, producer and actor, Michael O’Leary, and Steamboat the Series. Seems as though the web soap attempted to enter the Web Series category at the Daytime Emmys and was not allowed to compete.

In a series of tweet on the SteamboatSeries twitter page, it stated, ”We’re sorry to inform our fans the @DaytimeEmmys has rejected our submission in new Webseries Cat, stating the reason is we are a comedy. Thank you for encouraging us in this new category. We share yr disappointment @DaytimeEmmys will not accept comedy for Webseries Category.”

What followed today was several tweets of disgruntled twitter followers who were shocked, and saddened by the Academy’s decision.   More on this developing story in the days to come.

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  1. Jessi says:

    What does a comedy have to do with anything? If its a series and its on the Web then its a WEBSERIES! WTF?


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