EMMY 2006 ~ 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Features In

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A New Exciting Addition to the Inaugural Broadcast from Hollywood

Hosted by "All My Children's" Cameron Mathison, Sponsored by John Frieda(r) Luminous Color Glaze(tm)
This year's Daytime Emmys are filled with firsts. For the first time in its history, the show will be broadcast from Hollywood, and for the first time ever the telecast will interact with its enthusiastic fans during the live broadcast.

"The Luminous Color Glaze(tm) Fan Zone," an exciting new component, has been added to "The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy(r) Awards," and will be hosted by fan favorite Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery, "All My Children"). "The Luminous Color Glaze Fan Zone" will serve as an interactive element incorporated into the live ceremony on FRIDAY, APRIL 28 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT; taped-delayed on the West Coast) on the ABC Television Network. Fans will have the opportunity to watch, interact with and meet the night's Emmy Award winners immediately following their acceptance speeches from bleachers that will line Babylon Court in the Hollywood & Highland Complex. In addition, the telecast will open from this exciting new amphitheater-like setting with a rock-the-house performance by "General Hospital" actor and musician Rick Springfield ("Jesse's Girl"), as he sings a mix of his best songs. During the show, fans won't miss a moment as they watch live feeds of the ceremony taking place in the Kodak Theater. The announcement was made today by Brian Frons, president, ABC Daytime, and Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss, executive producers of "The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards."

"Daytime fans are the most dedicated viewers in all of television. 'The Luminous Color Glaze Fan Zone' will allow them to share Emmy night with the stars they love in a way that has never been done before," said Mr. Frons. "In the past you have only heard the fans' enthusiastic screams from the balcony. This is a chance for the viewers to connect with their energy and passion."

"We are thrilled Cameron Mathison will host in this exciting new addition to the ceremony. Cameron's charm and energy are certain to resonate with both fans and viewers alike," added Mr. Kirshner and Mr. Weiss.

Cameron Mathison created the role of Ryan Lavery on ABC Daytime's "All My Children" in 1989. He is the host of SOAPnet's original reality series, "I Wanna Be a Soap Star," and is currently a correspondent for the television show "Extra."

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