The Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series is an award presented annually by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. It is given to honor an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role while working within the daytime drama industry. The 1st Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony was held in 1974, with Elizabeth Hubbard receiving the award for her role as Althea Davis on The Doctors. The award has undergone several name changes, originally honoring actresses in leading and supporting roles. ...
The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series is an award presented annually by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. It is given in honor of an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a guest starring role on a television drama series for the primetime network season. The award was first presented at the 27th Primetime Emmy Awards on May 19, 1975 to Zohra Lampert for her performance on Kojak and Cloris Leachman for her role on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. It has undergone several name changes, originally honoring single leading and supporting ...
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The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series is an award presented annually by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. It is given in honor of an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in a guest starring role on a television drama series for the primetime network season. The award was first presented at the 27th Primetime Emmy Awards on May 19, 1975 to Patrick McGoohan for his performance on Columbo: By Dawns Early Light. It has undergone several name changes, originally honoring leading and supporting actors in single appearances on drama and come ...
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ⓘ Daytime Emmy Award
The Daytime Emmy Award is an American accolade bestowed by the New York–based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming. Ceremonies generally are held in May or June.
Emmys are considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards for film, Tony Awards for theatre, and Grammy Awards for music.
The first Emmy award ceremony took place on January 25, 1949. The first daytime-themed Emmy Awards were given out at the primetime Emmy awards ceremony in 1972, when The Doctors and General Hospital were nominated for Outstanding Achievement in a Daytime Drama. That year, The Doctors won the first Best Show Daytime Emmy. In addition, the award for Outstanding Achievement by an Individual in a Daytime Drama was given to Mary Fickett from All My Children. A previous category "Outstanding Achievement in Daytime Programming" was added once in 1968 with individuals like Days of Our Lives star Macdonald Carey nominated. Due to voting rules of the time, judges could opt to either award one or no Emmy, and in the end they decided that no one nominated was deserving of the golden statuette. This snub outraged then- Another World writer Agnes Nixon, causing her to write in The New York Times, ".after viewing the recent fiasco of the Emmy awards, it may well be considered a mark of distinction to have been ignored by this group."
Longtime General Hospital star John Beradino became a leading voice to have daytime talent honored with special recognition for their work. The first separate awards show made just for daytime programming was broadcast in 1974 from the Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center in New York. The hosts that year were Barbara Walters and Peter Marshall. For years, the gala was held in New York, usually at nearby Radio City Music Hall, with occasional broadcasts from Madison Square Garden. In 2006, the Daytime Emmys was moved to the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, the first time they had ever been held outside of New York. The Kodak Theatre also hosted the 2007 and 2008 ceremonies, before it was moved again in 2009 to the Orpheum Theatre across town. In 2010 and 2011, the Daytime Emmys were instead held in Las Vegas. From 2012 onward, the Daytime Emmys have been held at various venues in Los Angeles, never to return again to New York.
Due to the relatively small talent pool in daytime television, it has become common for the same people to be nominated repeatedly. The most infamous of these is All My Children star Susan Lucci, whose name became synonymous with being nominated for an award and never winning, after having been nominated 18 times without receiving an award before finally winning a Daytime Emmy for Best Actress in 1999.
In 2003, in response to heavy criticism of bloc voting in favor of shows with the largest casts, an additional voting round was added to all the drama acting categories. Known as the "pre-nominations", one or two actors from each show is selected to then move on and be considered for the primary nominations for the awards.
With the rise of cable television in the 1980s, cable programs first became eligible for the Daytime Emmys in 1989. In 2013, in response to All My Children being moved from broadcast to web television, NATAS began accepting nominations to web-only series. The ATAS also began accepting original online-only web television programs in 2013.
In October 2019, as part of several initiatives regarding gender identity, the NATAS decided to replace both the younger actor and actress in a drama categories with a single gender-neutral one for 2020.
Among the Daytime Emmy rules, a show must originally air on American television during the eligibility period between January 1 and December 31. In order to be considered a national daytime show, the program must air between 2 a.m. and 6 p.m., and to at least 50 percent of the country. A show that enters into the Daytime Emmys cannot also be entered into the Primetime Emmy Awards or any other national Emmy competition. For shows in syndication, whose air times vary between media markets, they can either be entered in the Daytime or Primetime Emmys provided they still reach the 50 percent national reach, but not in both. For game shows that reach the 50 percent threshold, they can be entered into the Daytime Emmys if they normally air before 8 p.m including the former "access hour" from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.; otherwise, they are only eligible for the Primetime Emmys. For web television shows, they must be available for downloading or streaming to more than 50 percent of the country, and like shows in syndication they can only enter in one of the national Emmy competitions.
Entries must be submitted by late December. Most award categories also require entries to include DVDs or tape masters of the show. For example, most series categories require the submitted DVD to include any one or two episodes that originally aired during the eligibility period.
Voting is done by peer judging panels. Any active Academy member, who has national credits for at least two years and within the last five years, is eligible to be a judge. Depending on the category, voting is done using either a ratings score criteria or a preferential scoring system.
The show originally aired during the daytime hours except for the 1983 and 1984 awards, which werent televised but moved to primetime in 1991. For many years, the show was produced by one of its own Lifetime Achievement honorees, Dick Clark. Each show from 2004 to 2008 was produced by White Cherry Entertainment.
NBC often aired special primetime episodes of its soaps such as Another World: Summer Desire as a lead-in to the ceremony. In 2002, 2005, and 2007, CBS aired special primetime editions of The Price Is Right as a lead-in.
In August 2009, The CW broadcast the Daytime Emmys for the first time, due to the other networks declining to carry it at the time the network did have one daytime program, Judge Jeanine Pirro. The airing delivered the ceremonys lowest ratings ever 0.6/2 in 18–49, 2.72m, but it did outperform The CWs weak averages on the night that summer. The second time around, Associated Television International brought the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards to CBS, as well as the 38th, the following year. On May 3, 2012, it was announced and confirmed that HLN would air the 39th ceremony on June 23, 2012. In that ceremony, an additional non-Emmy award was awarded by the programs social media partner, AOL, for Best Viral Video Series. With 912.000 viewers not counting four repeat broadcasts which brought the total to 2 million, the broadcast was "the most watched regularly scheduled, non-news telecast" ever on HLN, but by far the least-watched Daytime Emmy ceremony ever.
For the first time in the events four-decade history, the 2014 Daytime Emmy ceremony was not broadcast on TV and instead aired only online, but the Daytime Awards telecast eventually returned to television the following year thanks to a two-year deal with basic cable channel Pop. However, for 2016, the Academy announced that ceremony would not be televised for the second time, citing the "current climate for awards shows".
4. Award categories
Daytime Emmys are awarded in the following categories:
- Outstanding Talk Show – Informative
- Outstanding Drama Series
- Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series
- Outstanding Game Show
- Outstanding Talk Show – Entertainment
- Outstanding Talk Show ended in 2007, when the award was split into two categories:
- Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program
- Outstanding Entertainment News Program
- Outstanding Musical Performance in a Daytime Program
- Outstanding Morning Program
- Outstanding Culinary Program
- Outstanding Special Class Special
- Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series starting in 2020, replacing these two categories:
- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
- Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series 1985–2019
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
- Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series 1985–2019
- Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series
- Outstanding Talk Show Host ended in 2014, when the award was split into two categories:
- Outstanding Game Show Host
- Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host
- Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host
- Outstanding Culinary Host
- Directing for a Drama Series
- Writing for a Drama Series
- Outstanding Entertainment Program in Spanish
- Outstanding Daytime Talent in Spanish
- Outstanding Morning Program in Spanish
5. Creative Arts Daytime Emmys
Creative Arts Emmy Awards are awarded in the following categories:
- Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design for a Series
- Art Direction
- Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design for a Drama Series
- Casting Director for a Drama Series
- Casting for an Animated Series or Special
- Costume Design/Styling for a Series
- Costume Design for a Drama Series
- Directing in a Preschool Animated Program
- Special Class Directing
- Directing in a Game/Audience Participation Show removed in 2006
- Directing in a Childrens Series
- Directing in a Talk Show/Morning Program
- Directing in a Lifestyle/Culinary/Travel Program
- Directing in an Animated Program 2008-
- Single Camera Editing for a Series
- Multiple Camera Editing for a Series
- Multiple Camera Editing for a Drama Series
- Hairstyling for a Drama Series
- Hairstyling for a Series
- Individual Achievement in Animation multiple winners
- Lighting Direction
- Lighting Direction for a Drama Series
- Lighting Direction for a Series
- Main Title and Graphic Design
- Makeup for a Series
- Makeup for a Drama Series
- Music Direction and Composition for a Series
- Original Song for a Series
- Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series
- Original Song – Drama
- Original Song – Main Title and Promo
- New Approaches
- New Approaches – Original Daytime Program or Series
- New Approaches – Enhancement to a Daytime Program or Series
- Performer in a Childrens Series
- Performer in a Children/Youth/Family Special 1989–2007
- Host in a Lifestyle/Travel Program
- Performer in an Animated Program
- Performer in a Preschool Animated Program
- Outstanding Childrens Series
- Outstanding Lifestyle Program
- Outstanding Travel Program
- Outstanding Pre-School Childrens Series
- Outstanding Children/Youth/Family Special removed in 2008
- Outstanding Childrens Animated Program
- Outstanding Special Class Series
- Outstanding Special Class – Short Format Daytime Program
- Outstanding Pre-School Childrens Animated Program
- Outstanding Special Class Animated Program
- Promotional Announcement
- Promotional Announcement – Episodic
- Promotional Announcement – Institutional
- Sound Editing – Live Action
- Sound Mixing – Animation
- Sound Mixing – Special Class 1996–2002
- Film Sound Editing 1985–1995
- Sound Editing – Live Action or Animation 2003–2011
- Film Sound Mixing 1985–1995
- retired categories
- Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series
- Sound Mixing for a Preschool Animated Program
- Sound Mixing – Live Action
- Sound Editing and Mixing
- Sound Editing – Animation
- Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Series
- Sound Mixing – Live Action or Animation 2003–2011
- Sound Editing 1996–2002
- Sound Editing – Special Class 1996–2002
- Sound Editing for a Preschool Animated Program
- Sound Mixing 1996–2002
- Technical Team for a Drama Series
- Technical Team for a Series
- Stunt Coordination
- Technical Direction
- Single Camera Photography
- Writing in an Animated Program 1992-1994, 2009-
- Writing in a Childrens Series
- Writing in a Preschool Animated Program
- Special Class Writing