36th Annual 2009 Daytime Emmy Awards Set To Air August 30! (UPDATED!)
Updated on April 8:
On the tail of yesterday’s announcement, Soap Opera Fan Blog has some more previews for what you can expect to see at this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards! ATI’s president of Worldwide Media and Entertainment, Jim Romanovich, dishes… “I am planning a tribute to Guiding Light which will hopefully have a major star formerly of the soap along with classic clips and, if possible, as many living stars as possible on stage. That might be more difficult to achieve than I envision, but you know how we’re thinking. Also expect a memoriam to Phil Carey [Asa Buchanan] and Clint Ritchie [ex-Clint Buchanan] from One Life to Live. With the soap categories, think tribute rather than just “the nominees are…”
Previously Reported on April 7:
Although we already announced that the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will air on the CW Network, Soap Opera Fan Blog is happy to be able to give you some more details! The show will air on Sunday August 30 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, California!
Honoring the best in Daytime Entertainment Drama Series, Talk and Morning Shows, Variety, Cooking, Animation, and Courtroom Drama, we’ll also get to see Sesame Street honored with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award for bringing children everywhere forty educating and entertaining years!
So, get ready for a new year, a new network and time, while still getting to see the much anticipated red carpet event, as the show’s Executive Producers, David McKenzie and Paul Sharratt, promise a show through new approaches with hopes of making it better than ever!
“We are thrilled to be working with NATAS, MGM and the CW on this year’s special presentation,” stated Jim Romanovich, ATI’s President of Worldwide Media and Entertainment. “As the producers of many successful event specials, including The World Magic Awards, and as fans of the daytime genre, it is our quest to make this a fast paced, fun-filled entertainment special that celebrates the best of daytime.”
“We’re pleased to have this prestigious franchise on our network,” said Dawn Ostroff, President, Entertainment, The CW. “It is not only a terrifically entertaining show with a core female following similar to our own, but will also give us a promotional platform as we launch our Fall 2009 schedule.”
Jim Packer, Co-President of MGM Worldwide Television, stated: “MGM is always looking at creative ways to work with our partners in bringing compelling product to the marketplace and this is clear example of executing that strategy.”
Not only will the event coverage span worldwide, Good Housekeeping will be dedicating a multi-page insert to The Daytime Emmy Awards and its nominees in their September issue!
Our Editor-In-Chief, Christine Fix, will again be at this huge Daytime event to deliver our readers all of the scoops, interviews and photos! Stay tuned, as Soap Opera Fan Blog will keep you posted with the full nomination list when it’s announced on May 14!
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