The nomination ballots for the 2014 Daytime Emmys have officially closed, and this year, the four remaining network soaps- General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, The Young and the Restless, and The Bold and the Beautiful-have added competition this year. The National Academy of Television Arts and Science (NATA) has ruled that the short-lived online reboots of One Life to Live and All My Children are eligible to compete for the awards. NATAS senior executive director David Michaels told TV Guide Magazine that, “From the look of Prospect Park’s submissions, I think they’ll give the four network soaps a run for their money….”
This is great news for the casts and crews at One Life and All My Children, because this is likely the last chance OLTL and AMC will ever be eligible for a Daytime Emmy, unless things at Prospect Park take a major turn. As most of you know, PP announced in late 2013 that they were “shelving” future episodes of One Life to Live and All My Children.
There has still been no mention of whether or not the Daytime Emmys will actually broadcast on television this year. Former host, HLN, has opted out of airing the awards this year, citing commitment issues as their reason for bowing out. Still, SoapCentral reports that an announcement regarding a new broadcast partner will made this spring, along with this year’s pre-nomination list. The pre-nom list will be announced on March 1, while the final nominations will be shared on May 1.
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