The Daytime Emmys have set a new airdate, after being postponed by the Hollywood writers’ strike. CBS posted on X: “And the #Emmy goes to…The 50th Annual @DaytimeEmmys Awards returns LIVE Friday, December 15 at 9/8c on CBS.” The Daytime Emmys honor excellence in soap operas, talk, game, legal and culinary shows, and children’s programming that air before the evening primetime hours.
The Daytime Emmys were originally set for June 16; they were postponed in May because of the strike by the Writers Guild of America (which ended Sept. 26). The actors union also went on strike on July 14 before finally ending their labor dispute last week.
The 50th annual ceremony, hosted by Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner of “Entertainment Tonight,” will air live on Dec. 15 from the Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles, on CBS as well as livestreamed on Paramount +. It will be the first major awards show since the writers and actors went on strike.
Adam Sharp, president and CEO of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, said in a statement: “We know the loyal fans of daytime television have waited patiently to properly honor and recognize all of the deserving nominees and we look forward to the celebration we have all been waiting for.”
Daytime dramas General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful, and The Young and the Restless lead the field with 19, 14 and 11 Emmy nods apiece going into the competition. ‘All My Children’ soap legend Susan Lucci will be presented with the event’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
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