The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Finally Divulges 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Nominations!

Photo Courtesy of NATAS

Photo Courtesy of NATAS

Well, if you were watching CBS’ The Talk yesterday, they made a BIG announcement.  So you already know what I am going to tell you (or you might’ve just read the headline above to divine such a revelation). But in case you need a repeat (or are somehow just not very sharp or observant): The nominees for the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards have finally been announced!!! And that’s no small feat considering The Daytime Emmy Extravaganza recognizes over 65 craft categories comprising each show under the umbrella of the daytime genre; the hours of broadcast encompassing the 2 am-6 pm time slot.

And if you enjoyed last year’s Daytime Emmys pertaining to their all too apt production value anyway—and who didn’t really?—You will be happy to know that last year’s executive producers Michael Levitt of Michael Levitt Productions and Mike Rothman have graciously afforded their skills in showmanship once again in 2016!

Select honorees are as follows in the form of Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation:

Michael Granberry, Supervising Animator for Tumble Leaf on Amazon Instant Video

Mike Houston, Lead Artist for Mind of a Chef on PBS

Benjamin Sanders, Storyboard Artist for Peter Rabbit on Nickelodeon

Chad Weatherford, Character Designer of Dinotrux on Netflix

Presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the much awaited gala, set to take place this coming May 1st right on the heels of its sister ceremony The Creative Daytime Emmy Awards on April 29th, will cater unto all broadcast-obsessed nail biters across the land from Downtown L.A.’s lovely Westin Bonaventure!

Stay tuned at either ceremony’s end to divine any and all winners online as determined by accounting firm Lutz & Carr.

“After last year’s critically successful Daytime Telecast, it is with great disappointment that the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announces that there will not be a broadcast of the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy ® Awards,” confessed President Bob Mauro. “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.  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 underway.”

“We are especially grateful for our passionate Daytime fans and aer looking forward to producing a grand gala that honors the talents and artistries of all the professionals that represent Daytime television,” declared Senior Vice President of the Daytime Emmys David Michaels.

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Jennifer K. Hugus

About Jennifer K. Hugus

Jennifer K. Hugus was born at a very young age. At an even earlier age, she just knew she would one day write for the LA Beat! Having grown up in Massachusetts, France, and Denmark, she is a noted fan of Asian Cuisine. She studied ballet at the Royal Danish Ballet Theatre and acting at U.S.C. in their prestigious BFA drama program. She also makes her own jewelry out of paints and canvas when she isn’t working on writing absurdist plays and comparatively mainstream screenplays. Jennifer would like to be a KID when she grows up!
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