Unfortunately, the 2020 Daytime Emmy Awards Ceremony has been postponed in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. “Given our concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided that we will not be staging the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Pasadena this coming June,” said National Television of Arts & Sciences chairman Terry O’Reilly in a statement. “As there are so many unknowns right now with the flow of information changing on a daily, almost hourly, basis, it would simply be irresponsible to move forward with our annual celebration of excellence in daytime television at this time.”
However, just because the casts and crews of the soaps and other daytime programs can’t all get together for a gala evening celebrating the best in the business from the past year doesn’t mean that awards will not still be handed out. “While we realize this is disappointing, this does not mean we will not be celebrating the work selected for recognition in our Awards judging processes,” said Brent Stanton, Executive Director, Daytime Emmy Awards. “Judging continues, and we look forward to announcing our incredibly talented nominees later this Spring. We are working on some interesting alternative ideas for how to best recognize the honorees later this year and will share more details in the weeks ahead.”
So even though this is disappointing news for soap fans, there is still some outstanding work from 2019 that will still be honored. Keep checking back at SoapsInDepth.com for more updates as the story continues to develop. And for more Emmy news, keep reading Soaps In Depth magazine.