The 2020 Daytime Emmys, Sports Emmys, News & Documentary Emmys and Technology & Engineering Emmys will be replaced by virtual ceremonies, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced on Wednesday. The Technology & Engineering ceremony had originally been scheduled for April 19 in Las Vegas, and had been postponed until October due to restrictions to combat the coronavirus; the Sports Emmys had been scheduled for April 28 in New York but postponed to fall; the Daytime Emmys had been scheduled for June 12-14 in Pasadena but postponed to fall; and the News & Documentary Emmys had been scheduled for September in New York.
Judge Judy Sheindlin will receive the Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards this spring, Variety has learned. Sheindlin is the first of her genre (courtroom or legal programming) to be recognized with this award.
Nominations for the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced on Wednesday on CBS’s The Talk, and it looks to be a horse race among the four surviving sudsers
Spanish-language programs will take on greater prominence at the Daytime Emmys through the introduction of new categories announced today. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences also said that the Sports Emmys and News & Documentary Emmys would also be adding awards honoring Spanish-language media.
Soap operas are an endangered species on broadcast these days, but they get a chance to shine when the Daytime Emmy nominations are announced.This morning CBS’s The Young and the Restless earned 23 nods, leading all daytime shows, and ABC’s General Hospital was second with 19. NBC’s Days of Our Lives tied for third-most with PBS’s Sesame Street, both receiving 17 nominations. And the other remaining soap, CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful, was fifth with 15.