While there won’t be any ONE LIFE TO LIVE actors nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award when the contenders are named next Wednesday — even though the show did have three weeks of eligibility from the 2012 calendar year before their final ABC broadcast last January, none of their stars made the pre-nomination list — castmembers from the soap, as well as ALL MY CHILDREN, will be able to compete next year!
David Michaels, senior executive director of the Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, tells Soaps In Depth that the beloved soaps (set to relaunch on Monday from The OnLine Network), will be eligible for consideration in 2014… it’s just a matter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences deciding in which category to place them! “In May, we have an awards committee meeting. We’re going to start discussing that now,” Michaels reveals. “There are a bunch of different ways to go. They are obviously going to be eligible for the contest; we’re just trying to decide how they should be eligible.”
Nominations for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be announced on Wednesday, May 1, so check back here that day to see who made the cut! And then tune in to the live broadcast on Sunday, June 16, on HLN to see who takes home the gold.