Yesterday, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced Kathy Griffin will host the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday night June 22nd. The awards will be presented live to a global audience from the ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, June 22.
“We are very excited to have Kathy leading our ceremony this year,” said Malachy G. Wienges, Chairman of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. “She is a beloved figure in the community and we know that she will have audiences laughing the night away as we honor the brightest stars in our industry on a global stage.”
Griffin replied “I am beyond thrilled to be hosting what I’m told is the most important television event of the year. Knowing that over 100 million people from every corner of the planet will be watching, I will try to keep my nerves at bay and deliver a great show. I can only hope that at the end of the evening, critics and fans alike will compare it to the experience they once had watching Neil Armstrong take man’s first step on the moon. My only regret is knowing that this epic evening will distract millions of viewers from enjoying this year’s World Cup. I apologize to FIFA.
Ms. Griffin is well known for her shockingly ribald humor and one has to wonder how she will address daytime with her comedy act, also why she was chosen? It would seem that daytime should be represented by someone who understands it.
This is the first time the Emmys will be streaming , presented by Livestream LLC. It will reach audiences around the world. Viewers will be able to start watching beginning at 5:00pm on June 22. It can be viewed at http://www.daytimeemmys.net/
NATAS also intends to connect with viewers through social media platforms,such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Vine.