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Although it has been announced that this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards will not be televised, David Michaels, senior vice-president of the Daytime Emmys, tells Soaps In Depth that they’re still working on alternative solutions so fans can still enjoy the ceremony.
Although the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences was unable to raise the money to air the Daytime Emmys on television, there is still hope that it may be broadcast online. “I don’t know if there’s going to be anything official about streaming,” Michaels admits. “That’s still in the works.”
And thankfully, things are looking a lot brighter for next year’s ceremony. “There’s such an outcry about this that now, all of a sudden, people are stepping up,” he reveals. “Of course, it’s too late for this year, but we may have some exciting news about next year. I totally believe in miracles, but being realistic, we skip one year of having the show televised.”
The Daytime Emmy Awards will take place at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel on Sunday, May 1. We’ll be sure to let you know if they announce a way to watch the ceremony live, but we will have full coverage of all the winners, fashion, and drama here at SoapsInDepth.com!
For more from Michaels, don’t miss his interview in the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine on sale next week!