Today the line-up of talent that will be joining host Kathy Griffin as presenters was announced for the 41st Annual daytime Emmy Awards.
Presenters from the soaps are: The Bold and the Beautiful’sScott Clifton, Darin Brooks and Kim Matula, Days of our Lives Casey Moss and Kate Mansi. General Hospital’s Kelly Monaco, Jason Thompson, Michelle Stafford and Donna Mills and The Young and the Restless Sharon Case and Camryn Grimes.
Daytime programming presenters include: The Talk’s Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, Sheryl Underwood. Also presenting will be Mario Lopez, Billy Bush, Brooke Burns, Judge Cristina Perez, Mo Rocca, and Mark Labbett.
Malachy G. Wienges, Chairman of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences made this statement:
“The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is, this year for the first time, servicing the daytime television community within the context of a modern, multi-screen viewing environment. We are promoting the extraordinary product and talent available on daytime to the largest possible global audience, ensuring that everyone has access to the Daytime Emmys,” “Our industry cannot afford the nostalgia of a conventional TV-only broadcast. I trust that by next year, a progressive, forward thinking network will air the Daytime Emmys as a companion to our successful digital, social and mobile strategy.”
Executive Producer Spike Jones, Jr. commented on this year’s talent and new categories. “It’s a double great evening,” said Jones. “I’m thrilled to be producing the Daytime Emmys with the hilarious Kathy Griffin hosting. Plus I get to see the debut of the Entertainment News category Award. Access Hollywood going up against Extra? Entertainment Tonight versus E! News – with TMZ thrown in as a wild card. It’s going to be epic.”
Let us hope that Epic is what the Emmys turn out to be since this could be the last chance for fans to see these awards.
The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards can be viewed live at www.daytimeemmys.net and will begin at 8 p.m. eastern time on June 22nd. The red carpet pre-show with social media hosts will begin on the site at 6 p.m.