2020 Daytime Emmy Awards Scrapped Amid Uncertainty Caused by Coronavirus Crisis
‘We are working on some interesting alternative ideas for how to best recognize the honorees later this year,’ announces executive director Brent Stanton in a released statement.
- Mar 20, 2020
AceShowbiz – America’s 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony has been axed over coronavirus fears.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences event was set for June in Pasadena, California.
“Given our concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided that we will not be staging the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Pasadena this coming June,” NATAS chairman Terry O’Reilly said on Thursday, March 19. “As there are so many unknowns right now with the flow of information changing on a daily, almost hourly, basis, it would simply be irresponsible to move forward with our annual celebration of excellence in daytime television at this time.”
However, judging continues and nominees for the top honours will be announced later this spring.
“We are working on some interesting alternative ideas for how to best recognize the honorees later this year and will share more details in the weeks ahead,” Daytime Emmy Awards executive director Brent Stanton said in a statement.
NATAS officials have already postponed their annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards and their Sports Emmy Awards due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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