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Presenters and Categories Announced for The 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on CBS

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On Tuesday, just how the 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards might look virtually this year, became a bit clearer as presenters, additional appearances and the categories that will be presented on the broadcast on CBS were revealed.

Presenters include” Gayle King (CBS This Morning), Kelsey Grammer (Light as a Feather, Cheers, Frasier), Melody Thomas Scott (The Young and the Restless), Kathie Lee Gifford (Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee, Today Show), Cookie Monster (Sesame Street), Scott Evans (Access Hollywood), Patrika Darbo (Studio City, Days of our Lives, The Bold and the Beautiful), Kevin Frazier (Entertainment Tonight), Wayne Brady (Let’s Make a Deal, The Bold and the Beautiful), Michael Strahan (Good Morning America, GMA3 Strahan, Sara & Keke), James Reynolds (Days of our Lives), Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (The Bold and the Beautiful), Maurice Benard (General Hospital), Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest (Live with Kelly and Ryan), Nate Burleson (EXTRA), Sunny Hostin (The View), and Eric Braeden (The Young and the Restless).

The awards will feature the following main categories with recipients and other special guests appearing from home in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Categories scheduled for the CBS broadcast include:

  • Outstanding Drama Series
  • Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Drama Series
  • Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Drama Series
  • Outstanding Entertainment News Show Outstanding Writing Team for a Drama Series
  • Outstanding Digital Drama Series
  • Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host
  • Outstanding Game Show Host
  • Outstanding Game Show
  • Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
  • Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show
  • Outstanding Informative Talk Show
  • Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series
  • Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program
  • Outstanding Special Class Special
  • Outstanding Culinary Series
  • Outstanding Morning Show
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

The following additional categories will be announced immediately following the broadcast on The Daytime Emmys social media accounts here: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

  • Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series
  • Outstanding Makeup for A Drama Series
  • Outstanding Makeup
  • Outstanding Hairstyling for a Drama Series
  • Outstanding Hairstyling
  • Outstanding Costume Design for a Drama or Digital Series
  • Outstanding Costume Design
  • Outstanding Art Direction/Set Direction/Scenic Design for a Drama or Digital Series
  • Outstanding Art Direction/Set Direction/Scenic Design
  • Outstanding Promo – Topical
  • Outstanding Promo – Brand Image Campaign – Network or Program
  • Outstanding Directing for a Game Show
  • Outstanding Directing for Talk, Entertainment News, Morning Show
  • Outstanding Music Direction & Composition for a Drama or Digital Drama Series
  • Outstanding Original Song
  • Outstanding Casting for a Drama or Digital Drama Series
  • Outstanding Technical Team for a Drama Series
  • Outstanding Technical Team
  • Outstanding Lighting Direction for a Drama or Digital Drama Series
  • Outstanding Lighting Direction
  • Outstanding Multi-Cam Editing for a Drama or Digital Drama Series
  • Outstanding Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series
  • Outstanding Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing
  • Outstanding Writing for a Special Class Special

In updated information: the Digital Drama categories will be streamed in a separate virtual ceremony on July 19th.  Children’s, Animation, Family Viewing and Lifestyle Programming categories will be streamed in an additional virtual ceremony on July 26th. More details regarding these virtual ceremonies will be released at a future date.

So, what do you think about the presenters list and the categories for this Friday night’s Daytime Emmys on CBS? Comment below.

 

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I like that half of the awards are 8 of the 9 daytime drama categories. I am hoping for a telecast that gets on with the actual awards and doesn’t have the unnecessary filler that grinds it all to a halt. I do hope they show clips from all the performer nominees. I am actually quite pleased with this announcement. Now all I need personally is for the blue ribbon panelists to be sensible and give the actual awards to deserving recipients!!!! (;

I miss the old days when the Daytime Awards were mostly Soap awards and did not include everything else that is on during the day.

I would also like to add, That I am not at all enjoying this new format. I’m really missing all our friends and do not understand the change.

I’m going to record it.

If they’re having a separate ceremony for ALL digital drama awards, why is Outstanding Digital Drama Series being broadcast tonight? I’d much rather see them broadcast Outstanding Guest Performer as those nominees deserve to have their category with the rest of the Acting Awards. I’m not knocking the Digital Drama’s …. I just don’t understand why they’re only presenting one of those awards. Ya feel me? 🙂

It appeared that Maurice Bernard and Jacqueline MacInnes wood we’re in the same living room as presenters was that just an Illusion?

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