Daytime Emmys go virtual in age of coronavirus pandemic

Daytime Emmys go virtual in age of coronavirus pandemic

LOS ANGELES — The coronavirus pandemic has turned day by day life right into a drama of untold proportions. The stars and exhibits that supply up afternoon leisure by good instances and dangerous are gathering remotely at hand out trophies in the night on the Daytime Emmys.

The girls of “The Talk” — Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba and Marie Osmond — will preside over the two-hour telecast airing Friday at eight p.m. EDT on CBS. The 47th annual awards are again on a broadcast community for the primary time since 2011 after being relegated to cable or streaming in current years.

It’s additionally the primary virtual Daytime Emmys, with nominees, presenters and hosts checking in remotely as an alternative of gathering on the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, the place the present was to be held June 12.


Presenters and company are set to incorporate Eric Braeden and Melody Thomas Scott of “The Young and the Restless,” Kelsey Grammer, Cookie Monster, Maurice Bernard of “General Hospital” and speak present hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest and Michael Strahan.

ABC’s “General Hospital” headed into the present with a number one 23 nominations, together with greatest daytime drama, lead actress nods for Finola Hughes and Maura West, and lead actor nods for Steve Burton and Jon Lindstrom.


Other high nominees are NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” with 22 bids, and the CBS dramas “The Young and the Restless” with 21 and “The Bold and the Beautiful” with 13.

“Days of Our Lives” star Susan Seaforth Hayes was nominated for greatest supporting drama actress. Hayes, 76, is the one forged member to seem in the sequence in all of the almost 55 years that it has been on the air.


Singer Kelly Clarkson acquired a nod for the primary season of her eponymous speak present. Alex Trebek of “Jeopardy!” vies for greatest sport present host, a class he gained final 12 months.

Beth Harris, The Associated Press

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