Daytime Emmy Noms: CBS' 'Young And The Restless' Leads Field; Ceremony Won't Be Televised

CBS dominated its network rivals as nominations for the Daytime Emmy Awards, which will not be televised for the second time in the past three years.

Cost is behind the decision not to air the trophy show. “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,” said NATAS president Bob Mauro in a statement. “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 under way.”

CBS scored 77 noms, more than double its closest broadcast rival, ABC’s 37. CBS’ venerable soap The Young and The Restless bagged the most nominations (27), followed by longtime daytime-drama rival General Hospital on ABC (24) — which led the field last year — and its own venerable The Bold and the Beautiful (23).

Lauralee Bell, who has played Christine Bell on Young And Restless for 30 years, received her first Emmy nom for acting. She’s up for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

sesame-streetPBS made its usual strong showing, landing a second-most 56 noms, including 10 for its final season of Sesame Street, which moved to HBO after 45 years on the pubcaster. Streaming services continued their push into awards prominence as Netflix scooped 33 noms — fourth overall — and Amazon got 14. Both were led by kids programs, with Netflix’s All Hail King Julien nabbing seven noms and Amazon’s Annedroids getting 10.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show is the top talker, also taking 10 nominations.

For the complete list of nominations, including noms by program and network, click here.

  1. Could this event be live streamed? I wonder if that might be possible – even a ‘Periscope’ type process. It would give us a chance to see if the technology could hold up under this type of event, and would give fans a chance to see the event.

  2. Is broadcast tv, the primetime hours, headed in this direction as more and more people abandon broadcast network programming, and primetime award shows, all together? So many ABC, FOX, NBC, and CBS programs getting renewed as their ratings flat line suggests that hardly anyone will be able to deliver a show to advertisers that can get above a 1.0 demo rating in the coveted age categories. There’s no way these networks are making the same amounts of ad revenue that they use to make because they have demonstrated an inability to create new hits in the live viewing market, save for sports programming.

  3. While I’m sure many members of the daytime family are bummed that the Emmys aren’t televised (again) perhaps they can agree on a silver lining. The announcements and speeches aren’t under restrictive time limits. No music cues forcing winners off stage. And, no FCC-pleasing censorship.
    No panics in the booth about the televised sight of “empty seats” at various points in the program.
    While honoring the high caliber of their work, the talent, execs, participants and guests can be loose and carefree (as much as possible for the anxious nominees), while still being respectful of the Academy.
    Dressing for the occasion and not the limelight of the national, live TV exposure will be a relief for some.
    To the nominees I wish, “Good Luck;” and to all, I offer, “have a good time!”
    A daytime sidebar:
    While many of us have been saddened by, and are reflecting on, the onslaught of recent deaths — Garry Shandling, Robert Horton, Joe Garagiola, Peter Brown, Earl Hamner, Ken Howard, George Kennedy, James Douglas — I was stunned that the recent “Days of Our Lives” 50th anniversary coffee table book and the People special issue chose not to include mention of Brenda Benet. For three years (1979 – 82) she was a beloved member of the cast. And to many of the “DOOL” faithful, a fan favorite. Inexcusable, IMO.
    Brenda Benet’s charm, poise and talent impressed me in primetime shows of the ’60s and ’70s where she was capably guest starring on both dramas and sitcoms.

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