Daytime Emmys

Daytime Emmys 2021— Everything You Need to Know

Soap fans are gearing up for daytime’s biggest night of the year as the 48th 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 2021 Daytime Emmys?

This year, the Daytime Emmys will be held on Friday, June 25. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony will once again be held virtually, so there will be no in-person audience or red carpet fashions. There has been no announcement yet as to when the Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Awards will be held in 2021.

Where are the 2021 Daytime Emmys being held?

Like the 2020 ceremony, the 2021 Daytime Emmys will be held virtually with the winners accepting their trophies from their homes. The last in-person show was held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in 2019, and the hope is that the 2022 Daytime Emmys will return to that venue and the show can return to the way it used to be.

How can I watch the 2021 Daytime Emmys?

Fans were thrilled when the Daytime Emmys returned to television last year, with CBS airing the show, and the network has penned a new deal that will see them broadcasting both the 2021 and 2022 Daytime Emmys! 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 even developed its own streaming service to host the Daytime Emmys and other awards shows.

Y&R Show Emmy Win 2019
Y&R took home Emmys for Outstanding Writing as well as Outstanding Daytime Drama at the last in-person ceremony.Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Who is nominated for a Daytime Emmy This Year?

Submissions for the 2021 Daytime Emmy Awards began back in January 2021, and preliminary judging ran from March 24 until April 11 with the Blue Ribbon judging happening between April 26 and May 16. During the May 24 episode of ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, a special Daytime Emmys preview revealed the nominees in two categories, including Outstanding Lead Actress, and the following day the full list of Daytime Emmy Award nominees were announced.

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 2021 Daytime Emmys?

The virtual ceremony for the 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be hosted by Sheryl Underwood. This will be the first time she will handle the hosting duties solo, after previously hosting three times with Mario Lopez and in 2020 with her co-hosts from THE TALK.

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?

Obviously, the 2021 winners are not yet known, but you can vote for your favorites in our special Daytime Emmys Poll. And you can click these links to see a full list of the 2020 Daytime Emmy Award winners and also the winners of last year’s Digital Drama categories! Nothing can top that feeling!

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