Daytime Emmys

Daytime Emmys 2020— Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s Ceremony

Soap fans are gearing up for daytime’s biggest night of the year as the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards approach. And as the event nears, we’ve got answers to all your burning questions about this year’s ceremony!

When are the 2020 Daytime Emmys?

This year, the ceremony will be held on Friday, June 26, with the main categories being handed out and the rest in another ceremony to follow in July. Originally, The National Academy of Arts and Sciences made the surprising announcement that the 2020 Daytime Emmys will be split into three separate ceremonies held on three separate nights on Friday, June 12, Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14. However, due to the global pandemic, the show was later postponed and a virtual ceremony was developed.

Where are the Daytime Emmys being held?

The original plan was to hold both the Daytime Emmy Awards and the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, CA, again. However, due to the concern over the widespread COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic spreading around the world, NATAS decided to postpone the ceremony. “It would simply be irresponsible to move forward with our annual celebration of excellence in daytime television at this time,” said NATAS chairman Terry O’Reilly. So instead, a virtual ceremony will be held with nominees accepting their awards from home.

How can I watch the 2020 Daytime Emmys?

The best way to watch the ceremony is obviously in person, but sadly as the 2020 show will not be held in public, that will be impossible this year. But for the first time since 2011 that the Daytime Emmys will be broadcast on a major television network with CBS airing the two-hour ceremony. The last time the awards aired on television was when cable network Pop TV broadcast them in 2015. Since then, the ceremony has been streamed online, and NATAS was developing its own permanent streaming service to host the Daytime Emmys and other awards shows beginning this year.

Y&R Show Emmy Win 2019
Y&R took home Emmys for Outstanding Writing as well as Outstanding Daytime Drama last year.Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Who is nominated for a Daytime Emmy This Year?

Nominations were announced on May 21, and you can find a full list of daytime drama nominees here. There have been some changes to the categories this year as the Outstanding Younger Actor and Actress categories were combined into Outstanding Younger Performer. In addition, performers are now allowed to submit to the gendered category they feel best fits their gender identity. Some craft categories have been expanded to include both the broadcast dramas as well as digital series and the makeup/costuming/hairstyling categories have been split into separate everyday and special event categories.

And while the Blue Ribbon panel selects the official winners, you can have your say on who you think should win an Emmy this year in our special online poll! And while there won’t be a red carpet this year, you can revisit some favorite outfits from recent Emmys and cast your vote for your favorites!

Who is receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award?

At this time, NATAS has not yet announced the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Who is hosting the 2020 Daytime Emmys?

The past two years, the Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony was hosted by Sheryl Underwood and Mario Lopez, but this year NATAS has announced that Underwood will be joined by her fellow co-hosts of THE TALK to helm the virtual Emmy ceremony. They also announced the actors who will be appearing as well as which categories will be presented during the broadcast.

Maurice Benard Emmy Award
GH’s Maurice Benard (Sonny) earned 2019’s award for Outstanding Lead Actor.David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Who were the Daytime Emmy winners?

You’ll find a full list of winners in the major categories at this link. And you can check out the 2019 Daytime Emmy Award winners as well as a list of all the 2019 Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award winners from Friday night’s ceremony. Nothing can top that feeling!

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