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NATAS Announces Category Changes, Inclusiveness & More For 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

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A move towards more inclusion, revising some categories into new ones, and combining network dramas with digital dramas in some areas of the competition were the order of the day, when The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the call for entries for the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards and released these statements as to what’s ahead for the competition in 2020.
“The changes we have instituted for this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards reflect the increasing diversity of the programs and individuals honored, as well as that of daytime television’s many fans,” said Adam Sharp, President & CEO, NATAS.  “Our Academy is determined to remain on the forefront of inclusiveness in our industry and we’re grateful to GLAAD and other organizations and voices who give their time and wisdom to help shape our competitions.”
Now, performers eligible in gendered acting categories are encouraged to enter the one that best fits their gender identity.  For the Primetime Emmys, administered by NATAS’s sister Academy, non-binary performer Asia Kate Dillon entered Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in keeping with “actor” being a historically non-gendered word.  The Daytime Emmys will honor the category all eligible performers select to best represent themselves.
Additionally, what were formerly separate Younger Actor and Younger Actress in a Drama Series categories, respectively, have been combined into a singular non-gendered Younger Performer in a Drama Series.  This new category, along with the previously existing non-gendered children’s and animation performer categories, gives Daytime the opportunity to assess over time the effects of both methodologies with regards to gender in the awards show space.  NATAS is continuing to seek guidance from LGBTQ community leaders, including GLAAD, regarding the new policy and language.
“Transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people consistently find ourselves on the outside in Hollywood, in a variety of ways,” said Scott Turner Schofield, the first openly transgender actor on a daytime drama (The Bold and the Beautiful).  “This thoughtful inclusion shows NATAS paying attention, listening, and doing the work of increasing inclusion-which will increase acceptance in Hollywood and beyond.  I know I am not the only one who feels more proud than ever to be a member of the daytime community because of this positive change.”
In addition, to account for competition growth and emerging industry trends, the Daytime Emmys will be adding, breaking out, and/or changing eligibility in several different sectors.  The newly formed Limited Performance in a Daytime Program welcomes performers from non-dramas who appear onscreen for 25% or less of a program or season and will allow leading performances to compete in the re-named Principal Performance in a Daytime Program category.  Six craft categories formerly exclusive to broadcast dramas will now also accept entries from digital dramas.
The Daytime Emmys is introducing three brand new categories: Outstanding Young Adult Program, Outstanding Picture Editing for an Animated Program, and Outstanding Special Effects Costumes, Makeup and Hairstyling.
As previously noted the Daytime Emmys will be presented over three nights Friday through Sunday on June 12-14th, 2020 to be held once again at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.
So, what do you think of some of the changes for the 47th edition of the Daytime Emmys? Comment below.

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It doesn’t compute to me that anybody actually cares about day time awards, day time anything LOL
Really?

there are only 2 things worth a watch on day time;
Soaps and
Judge Judy..

I watch my 2 soaps during late evening online (not during the day
and Judge Judy, if I happen to be home, not often..

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Good grief.

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LMAO!That sums it up well.

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Jacob Young Joins Cast of ‘The Walking Dead’ For Its Final Season

Daytime alum, Jacob Young (Ex-All My Children, The Bold and The Beautiful and General Hospital) has landed a role on the upcoming final season of the hit series, The Walking Dead.

According to Deadline: Young will play the role of Deaver.  However, details on who Deaver is, or may be related to, are being kept under wraps.

The upcoming AMC series final season will include a 24-episode order and it is set to premiere on August 22.

Jacob took to Twitter once the casting announcement was made and shared: “Beyond excited to be apart of such amazing and long running franchise!”

Young has won a Daytime Emmy for his role as Lucky Spencer on General Hospital and has also recently been hosting and producing his own podcast, Real Conversations with Jacob Young.  You can listen to the episodes here.

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‘Hollyoaks’, ‘EastEnders’, ‘Coronation Street’ and ‘Casualty’ Receive BAFTA TV Award Nominations in Soap and Continuing Drama Category

The nominations have been announced for Britain’s the 2021 BAFTA TV Awards, and while dramas, Small Axe and The Crown, nabbed the most nominations with 15 and 10 each respectively, there was also a soap opera and continuing drama category which saw many beloved favorites from across the pond scoring a nomination.

The BAFTA TV awards ceremony are set to take place June 6 on BBCOne and BBC One HD, while the craft awards will be streamed on BAFTA’s social channels on May 24.

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In the Soap and Continuing Drama category the nominees are:

CASUALTY Simon Harper, Loretta Preece, Sarah Beeson, Jenny Thompson – BBC Studios/BBC One
CORONATION STREET Production Team – ITV Studios/ITV
EASTENDERS Jon Sen, Kate Oates, Sharon Batten, Liza Mellody – BBC Studios/BBC One
HOLLYOAKS Bryan Kirkwood, Hannah Sowden, Josie Day, Gary Sewell, Colette Chard – Lime Pictures/Channel 4

View the entire list of nominations here.

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Carrie Ann Inaba Takes Leave of Absence from ‘The Talk’

In a surprising announcement on Monday, Carrie Ann Inaba has revealed that she will be stepping away from her co-hosting duties on The Talk for now by taking a leave of absence to concentrate on her health and well-being.

This was also echoed by The Talk co-host Sheryl Underwood who let viewers know of the change and Inaba’s exit for now with the series.

In a post on her Instagram, Inaba shared: “I have decided to take a leave of absence from @TheTalkCBS to focus on my health and well being. I appreciate the support from you and my family at The Talk and hope to be back soon!”  Then in a follow-up post, Carrie Ann added: “I appreciate your support. I appreciate the love and support for The Talk family and I hope to be back soon. Take care and I’ll keep you updated.”

Underwood expressed: “We’d like to let you all know at home, Carrie Ann is taking a leave of absence from the show to focus on her well-being. She appreciates the support from all her fans and her family at ‘The Talk.’ We miss you Carrie Ann, and we look forward to having you back with us soon.”

Inaba’s departure for the moment comes on the heels of Sharon Osbourne departing the series for good, following the controversy that arose with remarks Osbourne made to Underwood on the March 10th episode of the afternoon series.

No word yet on who will replace Inaba temporarily.

So, what do you think of Carrie Ann’s decision to take a leave of absence? Comment below.

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