News Nuggets: Daytime Emmys hope to expand beyond daytime dramas

News Nuggets: Daytime Emmys hope to expand beyond daytime dramas
Daytime Emmys hope to expand beyond soaps at Saturday's telecast: "Just as daytime television is no longer primarily defined by its soap operas, the Daytime Emmys are also expanding this year to cover the whole morning and afternoon menu. The 39th annual Daytime Emmys, to air live Saturday at 8 p.m. on Hln, will honor not just the soaps and their stars, but news shows, talk shows, food shows, lifestyle shows, children’s shows and legal shows. 'This is a coming-out party to embrace the whole spectrum of daytime programming,' says Gabriel Gornell, executive producer. Numerically, dramas still dominate the awards. 'General Hospital' has 23 nominations, the most of any show, and two canceled soaps, 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live,' have 11 apiece. But ABC’s 56 total nominations are only five more than PBS, which is the home of no soaps." New
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