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The 44th Daytime Emmy Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), "recognizes outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the 2016 calendar year". The ceremony took place on April 30, 2017 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, in Pasadena, California, and began at 5:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 p.m. EST.[2][3] The ceremony, livestreamed in the United States by Facebook Live and Periscope Producer, was executively produced by Michael Levitt, David Parks, and the Senior Vice President of the Daytime Emmy Awards, David Michaels.[4][5] Actors and television hosts Mario Lopez and Sheryl Underwood hosted the ceremony for the first time.[6][7]

44th Daytime Emmy Awards
Official poster promoting the 44th Daytime Emmy Awards in 2017.
Official poster
Awarded forOutstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television
DateApril 30, 2017 (2017-04-30)
LocationPasadena Civic Auditorium
Pasadena, California, U.S.
Presented byNational Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Hosted byMario Lopez
Sheryl Underwood
Preshow host(s)Carolyn Hennesy[1]
Most nominationsThe Young and the Restless (25)
Websiteemmyonline.com/daytime
Television/radio coverage
NetworkFacebook Live
Periscope Producer
Produced byMichael Levitt
David Michaels
David Parks

In related events, the Academy held its 44th Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony also at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 28, 2017.[2] On January 26, 2017, the Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Mary Hart.[3] Soap Opera Digest reported that former All My Children star Susan Lucci would make an appearance at the ceremony, as part of a segment paying tribute to the serial's creator, Agnes Nixon.[8]

Category and rule changesEdit

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced and implemented some category and rule changes for the 44th Daytime Emmy Awards:[9][10][11]

  • For the Blue Ribbon Final round of judging, the pre-nominees of the six Drama performer categories can create a reel of scenes/appearances that have aired during the 2016 calendar year, that is up to four episodes and reaches a length of 20 minutes long. This is a change from last year, where performers were only to submit a 20-minute reel containing just two episodes.
  • In the categories of (Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team and Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team, other than one sole episode, the series may now select 2 episodes from the 2016 Calendar year to submit for evaluation.
  • Talk Shows categories (Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment and Outstanding Talk Show/Informative) can now submit any two episodes from the 2016 calendar year, rather than from one single episode as had been done for several previous years.

Winners and nomineesEdit

The nominees for the 44th Daytime Emmy Awards were announced on March 22, 2017, during an episode of CBS's daytime talk show The Talk.[12] The Young and the Restless led all nominees with 25 nominations; The Bold and the Beautiful came in second with 23.

AwardsEdit

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger ( ).[13]

 
Scott Clifton, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series winner
 
Kate Mansi, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winner
 
Bryan Craig, Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series winner
 
Jim O'Heir, Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series winner
 
Gaby Natale, Outstanding Daytime Talent in a Spanish Language Program winner
 
Steve Harvey, Outstanding Game Show Host & Informative Talk Show Host winner
Category Winners and nominees
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Game Show
Outstanding Morning Program
Outstanding Talk Show/Informative
Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment
Outstanding Entertainment News Program
Outstanding Entertainment Program in Spanish
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series
Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series
  • Jim O'Heir as Matt Cannistra on The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)  
Outstanding Daytime Talent in a Spanish Language Program
  • Gaby Natale – SuperLatina with Gaby Natale (VmeTV)  
    • Bárbara Bermudo – Primer Impacto (Univision)
    • Jackeline Cacho – Jackeline Cacho Presenta Triunfo Latino (V-me)
    • Tanya Charry – El Gordo y la Flaca (Univision)
    • Camilo Egaña – Eucentro (CNN en Español)
Outstanding Game Show Host
Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host
Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host
Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team
  • The Young and the Restless (CBS)  
    • The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
    • Days of Our Lives (NBC)
    • General Hospital (ABC)
Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team
  • General Hospital (ABC)  
    • The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
    • Days of Our Lives (NBC)
    • The Young and the Restless (CBS)

Lifetime Achievement AwardEdit

Presenters and performancesEdit

The following individuals will present awards or perform musical acts.[8][5][14]

PresentersEdit

Name(s) Role
Christian Lanz Announcer for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
Adrienne Houghton
Loni Love
Jeannie Mai
Tamera Mowry-Housley
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Dr. Mehmet Oz Presenter of the award for Outstanding Morning Program
Kelly Monaco
Donnell Turner
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
Margaret Cho
Ross Matthews
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Game Show
Natalie Morales Special tribute of the 65th Anniversary of Today
Larry King
Garcelle Beauvais
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series
Mark Steines
Debbie Matenopoulos
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Daytime Talent in a Spanish Language Program
Chris Hansen
Erika Jayne
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team
Susan Lucci Special tribute to Agnes Nixon
Carla Hall
Daphne Oz
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Brandon McMillan Presenter of the award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series
Harry Connick Jr. Presenter of the award for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host
Tim Allen Presenter of the Lifetime Achievement Award
Sara Gilbert
Sharon Osbourne
Aisha Tyler
Sheryl Underwood
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Talk Show/Informative
Trisha Yearwood Presenter of the award for Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment
Vanna White Presenter of the award for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team
Kevin Frazier
Nancy O'Dell
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Game Show Host
Jeffrey Vincent Parise
Stephanie Reichert
Presenters of the award for Entertainment Program in Spanish
Katherine Kelly Lang
John McCook
Special tribute of the 30th Anniversary of The Bold and the Beautiful
Bryton James
Mishael Morgan
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Culinary Program
Tarek El Moussa
Christina El Moussa
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Entertainment News Program
Alex Trebek Presenter of the In Memoriam tribute
Chuck Dages (NATAS Chairman) Special presentation highlighting the benefits of daytime television and diversity
Billy Flynn
Marci Miller
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host
Sherri Shepherd
Blair Underwood
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Jane Pauley Presenter of the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Gladys Knight Presenter of the award for Outstanding Drama Series

PerformersEdit

Name(s) Role Performed
Caleb Martin and The Remotes Music Director Band
Nadia Bjorlin
Reign Edwards
Tristan Lake Leabu
Eric Martsolf
Karla Mosley
Robert Palmer Watkins
Jacob Young
Crenshaw High School Choir
Performers "Seasons of Love"
Max Ehrich Performer "Hallelujah" during the annual In Memoriam tribute

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ a b "Lifetime Achievement Honorees for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards". Daytime Emmy Awards. New York City: National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. January 26, 2017. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
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  7. ^ "Mario Lopez & Sheryl Underwood announced as Hosts for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" (PDF). Daytime Emmy Awards. New York City: National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 2017. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  8. ^ a b SOD (February 2, 2017). "Susan Lucci returns to Daytime Emmys". Soap Opera Digest. United States: American Media, Inc. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  9. ^ "The 44th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award: What's New?" (PDF). Daytime Emmy Awards. New York City: National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 2, 2017. Retrieved January 29, 2016.
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