Daytime Emmy Awards 2020: Air date, hosts, important changes and all you need to know about the virtual event

Daytime Emmy Awards 2020: Air date, hosts, important changes and all you need to know about the virtual event
Sheryl Underwood, Sharon Osbourne, Carrie Ann Inaba (Getty Images)

The 47th Daytime Emmy Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), is almost here. The event, which will honor the best in US daytime television programming in 2019, was initially scheduled to happen over the course of three days from June 12 to June 14 before being commuted to a single-day virtual event due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Here's everything you need to know about the ceremony.



The 2020 Daytime Emmy Awards will be conducted on June 26 at 8/7 c.

Where to watch

The annual event will be aired on CBS, marking the first time the ceremony has aired on network television in years.


Marie Osmond attends the 13th Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 06, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.


In an interesting turn of events, this year's Daytime Emmys will be hosted by Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Marie Osmond, the hosts of CBS's daytime talk show 'The Talk'. 

Important changes

Due to the remotely produced nature of this year's event, only the leading categories will be announced on the CBS telecast. Other categories shall instead be announced on Twitter while the stream is running on TV so we'd recommend you keep your phones out during the ceremony for a change.


Additionally, the NATAS is taking a big step towards a gender progressive world. Starting with the 47th edition of the Daytime Emmys, there will be a single, gender-neutral category in place of the Young Actor and Young Actress categories. The new category shall simply be called Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series and the nominees in the category include Sasha Calle as Lola Rosales ('The Young and the Restless'), Olivia Rose Keegan as Claire Brady ('Days of Our Lives'), Katelyn MacMullen as Willow Tait ('General Hospital'), Eden McCoy as Josslyn Jacks ('General Hospital'), and Thia Megia as Haley Chen ('Days of Our Lives'). 


Biggest nominations

ABC's 'General Hospital' has the top spot in terms of nominations with a whopping 23 nominations in seven categories including multiple nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, and Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series.

CBS is the network with the most nominations, with 57 nods to their name. Amazon Prime Video is second with a close 55.


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