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When the nominees for the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences also revealed the shocking news that the 2016 ceremony will not be televised!
“After last year’s critically successful Daytime telecast, it is with great disappointment that The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announces that there will not be a broadcast of the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” said Bob Mauro, President. “After months of negotiations to find show sponsorship, the NATAS Executive Board has decided that the current climate for awards shows prohibits the possibility of a telecast this year. With that said, we will be putting on a world-class awards celebration honoring the best and brightest of Daytime television and look forward to an exciting show. All efforts regarding returning the annual gala to television in 2017 are underway.”
“We are especially grateful for our passionate Daytime fans and are looking forward to producing a grand gala that honors the talents and artistries of all the professionals that represent Daytime television,” added David Michaels, SVP, Daytime Emmy Awards.
The Daytime Emmys aired on cable network Pop last year, following the ill-fated 2014 attempt at a live webcast. However, according to Variety, the academy is believed to be in discussions for another webcast partner. If they announce a way for fans to watch this year's ceremony, we’ll let you know!
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