The Hollywood Reporter recently did an interview with Malachy Wienges, the chair of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The article gave some insight as to what goes on behind the scenes at the Daytime Emmy Awards, the voting process, as well what lies ahead for this year’s ceremony. He even described the difference between NATAS and ATAS. It was announced earlier this year that Spanish-language shows are able to compete this year if the programs are shown in the U.S. However, Wienges made mention of other programs that could enter the race.
“What will be new and exciting about this year’s race in particular?
I think the competition among the top three morning programs — Good Morning America, Today and CBS Sunday Morning — is an exciting rivalry. Also this year, for the first time, syndicated entertainment news shows like Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood have a chance to compete. And we’re also expanding into including Spanish-language programs as long as the shows are produced and shown in the U.S.”
Wienges continued to say that while a date has not officially been set, they have been talking to two broadcasters in reference to it being aired. However, rumors have been speculated to THE BUZZ that the event will be held on June 22 at the Beverly Hilton, and two possible broadcast options are E! or TVGN. Also, no host has been lined up yet, but Wienges admits to having an interest for Kathy Griffin.
We’ll keep you posted about the Daytime Emmys when more information becomes available.