EMMY 2012 ~ Daytime Emmy® Awards broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton on HLN


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Emmy LogoSoapdom could not be more delighted. 

The Daytime Emmy Awards have found a broadcast home this year on HLN.  And there are surprises in store. Watch for a Special Tribute to Daytime Drama, with more than 20 daytime categories to be highlighted.

Here's the nitty gritty...

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and HLN proudly announce the live broadcast of the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards on the HLN Television Network on Saturday, June 23rd at 8 PM ET (5 PM Pacific). The ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.

"The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), is very excited to announce that the 2012 Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards will be broadcast live on HLN on Saturday, June 23, from the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California," said Malachy Wienges, Chairman of NATAS. "Working with the show's producer, Gabriel Gornell of LocoDistro, we are preparing a new, fresh, creative show that will honor all the genres that make Daytime Television part of our daily lives. These shows include Daytime Dramas, Children's and Animation Programming, Game Shows, Courtroom, Talk, Culinary, and the Morning Shows."

Wienges also noted that with Barbara Walters presenting Bill Geddie, Executive Producer of The View and the Barbara Walters Specials" with the 2012 Daytime Lifetime Achievement Award, "this will be one of the most exciting Daytime Emmy® broadcasts in years!"

"HLN is thrilled to work with NATAS to celebrate some of television's best programs and performances," said Scot Safon, Executive Vice President & General Manger, HLN. "Every day, we focus on the news and information people talk about, and that has included extensive coverage of the Daytime Emmys in the past. This year, we're very excited to also be carrying the event itself."

This year's presentation will feature thoughtful and celebratory tributes to beloved shows that recently have finished their run, including All My Children (nominated for "Outstanding Drama Series") and One Life to Live; a look back at the daytime TV landscape through the years juxtaposed with today's innovative programming lineup and platforms; surprise guests and unusual presenter pairings.

Fan input will be an integral part of the presentation with featured segments on air and online at HLNtv.com. Presenters and additional program information will be announced within a few weeks. The 39th annual daytime Emmy Awards is produced by LocoDistro. Gabriel Gornell is Chief Creative Officer and the show's producer.

"It's exciting be working with both NATAS and HLN on such an important event as the Daytime Emmy Awards," said Gornell. "I couldn't have hoped for a better fit with them as creative partners as we pay tribute to some of the very best that entertainment has to offer."