Although “The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” will take place as scheduled on Sunday, May 1, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced today that the awards show will not be televised as expected, citing a lack of sponsorship as the reason.
“After last year’s critically successful Daytime telecast, it is with great disappointment that The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announces that there will not be a broadcast of the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy ® Awards,” said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS, in a statement. “After months of negotiations to find show sponsorship, the NATAS Executive Board has decided that the current climate for awards shows prohibits the possibility of a telecast this year. With that said, we will be putting on a world-class awards celebration honoring the best and brightest of Daytime television and look forward to an exciting show. All efforts regarding returning the annual gala to television in 2017 are underway.”
“We are especially grateful for our passionate Daytime fans and are looking forward to producing a grand gala that honors the talents and artistries of all the professionals that represent Daytime television,” said David Michaels, SVP, Daytime Emmy Awards.
As was the case last year, NATAS announced that Michael Levitt of Michael Levitt Productions has once again signed on as Executive Producer of the awards show. Mike Rothman will also serve as Executive Producer.