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?

In a surprising move, The National Academy of Arts and Sciences announced 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.

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. They still plan to award the best in daytime television at some point this spring, but no decisions have been made at this time.

How can I watch the 2020 Daytime Emmys?

The best way to watch the ceremony is obviously in person, but sadly as the show has been postponed, there is no way of knowing if the public will be able to purchase tickets to attend whatever NATAS ends up putting together in order to distribute the awards. And sadly the Daytime Emmys are haven’t been aired on television since cable network Pop TV broadcast them in 2015. Now the ceremony is streamed online, and NATAS is developing their own permanent streaming service to host the Daytime Emmys and other awards shows. As soon as the as-yet-unnamed streaming service is released we’ll be sure to share links to you can watch.

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 are scheduled to be announced on Monday, April 27. There are some changes to the categories this year as the Outstanding Younger Actor and Actress categories are being 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.

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, although with the show currently being postponed, NATAS has not yet revealed exactly how they’re going to be handing out the trophies, let alone if there will be an actual show to require hosts.

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, it’s too early to know who will be taking home the trophies for their work this year, but 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! And if you’re curious, we’ve also got a list of all the 2018 Daytime Emmy Award winners as well as the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy winners.

For more Emmy news, keep reading Soaps In Depth magazine!

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