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.
PBS 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.