The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Award season is getting underway, and the official nominees will be announced a week from Thursday. As many have been wondering just exactly when/where will the ceremony will be held, an interview with David Michaels, the NATAS Senior Executive Director, was conducted with Michael Fairman. Michaels not only broke down how this year’s nomination voting process, but gave key dates as to when the award ceremonies will be held:
FAIRMAN: Finally, as all of us wait with bated breath for NATAS to close a deal with a television broadcaster, what are your thoughts on TVGN or CBS AS being a great potential home for the telecast?
DAVID: I agree with everything that was said about CBS and TVGN. I have no clue as to why CBS doesn’t want to put it on the air. I will tell you Malachy Wienges (Chairman, NATAS) is working very hard to get the show on the air this year, and there are already talks about making a deal for 2015. All I can say is we are doing everything we can to have it televised. The ceremony is going forward with or without a broadcast partner. There will be two gala banquets: the Creative Arts on Friday, June 20th at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles and The 41st annual Daytime Emmy ceremonies on Sunday, June 22nd at the Beverly Hilton. We look forward to the daytime community coming together to celebrate their achievements.
Are you looking forward to a potential broadcaster for the Daytime Emmys? What are your thoughts on the latest developments?