Michael Maloney has written an interesting article about the Daytime Emmys for Variety. Industry insiders are speculating about whether the show will find a broadcast home at a television network or the web this year.
"People will be glad it's happening (if it ends up on the Web)," says DAYS OF OUR LIVES co-executive producer Greg Meng. "But awards shows for Web series should be on the Web. Awards programs honoring the best of television should be on television."
Peter Bergman of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS attended a non-televised Daytime Emmys in 1984 and says there are advantages to not airing the show.
"The Directors Guild of America Awards isn't broadcast on TV, and it's the nicest awards I've ever been to," he says. "It's done very well."
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL exec producer/head writer Bradley Bell adds, "I'd be happy either way. I love that it's been on primetime all these years, but I wouldn't mind losing some of the commercial aspects of the ceremony and bringing it back to celebrating daytime television."
What do you think? Are the Daytime Emmys better off on the internet? Would they be better not aired at all? Or is all this discussion a moot point if the ceremony doesn't celebrate the best of daytime? Share your thoughts in our Comments section.
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