'Y&R,' 'General Hospital' lead Daytime Emmy Award nods, but ceremony won't be televised

By Karen Butler   |   March 24, 2016 at 9:14 PM
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LOS ANGELES, March 24 (UPI) -- This year's Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony will not be broadcast on television, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Thursday.

The gala is to take place at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in Los Angeles on May 1.

"After last year's critically successful Daytime [Emmys] 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," Bob Mauro, president of NATAS, said in a statement. "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, senior vice president of the Daytime Emmy Awards.

The Daytime Emmy Award nominees were announced on Thursday's edition of The Talk.

CBS' The Young and the Restless led the field with 27 nominations, while ABC's General Hospital is up for 24 prizes, CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful earned 23 nods and NBC's Days of Our Lives scored 16. The shows are all contenders for Outstanding Drama Series.

The nominees for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show are CBS' The Talk, ABC's The View and the syndicated programs The Wendy Williams Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Real.

Up for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program are Divorce Court, Hot Bench, Judge Judy, Lauren Lake's Paternity Court and The People's Court.

Shortlisted for Outstanding Game Show are Jeopardy, Let's Make a Deal, Monopoly Millionaires' Club, The Price Is Right and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

In the running for Outstanding Morning Program are CBS Sunday Morning, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America and Today.

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