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The pool from which this year's Daytime Emmy nominees will be drawn has gotten a little bit smaller. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) has released this year's list of pre-screen
nominees in the performance categories of Daytime Dramas for the 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
It wouldn't be Emmy season if there weren't some sort of controversy. Just three years after the nomination process was altered to make the process more fair, comes complaints that an entire segment of the voting pool was not permitted to vote.
Mild controversy aside
, this year's Daytime Emmy nominations again showed that past changes to the nomination process has created more of a level playing field. Eight of the nine current daytime dramas received nominations in the acting categories.
It is with great pride today that I am able to announce that Soap Opera Central marks its 10th anniversary. On March 23, 1995, this site first went live on the internet as an All My Children only mini-site named The AMC Pages. At the time, the internet was still very much in its infancy. There was no Internet Explorer and anyone who was "in the know" was downloading Netscape 1.2 - on their then state-of-the-art dial-up connection.
The daytime drama series - otherwise known to many as the soap opera - has been called a dying breed. Many argue that there might not be much of a future for the entire soap opera genre. Indeed, television ratings for soaps are down as the number of people are home during the day continues to drop. Before one can truly understand the perils facing the daytime drama format, it helps to know a little bit about how the soap opera grew into what it is today.
On Friday, May 20, 2005, for the 32nd time, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) honored the best and brightest stars of daytime television with its annual Daytime Emmys ceremony. But while the yearly awards bash is meant to be a celebration, there was definitely a palpable feeling of uncertainty looming over the event, much the way the darkened, rain-filled clouds hugged the tops of Manhattan's famous skyline.
It's another sign of our ever-increasing technological world. If you are a network executive and find that your television viewing audience is shrinking, what do you do? Well at least one television station has made the decision to air soap operas in a brand new way - on cell phones. But don't expect to see Erica Kane or Reva Shayne on your Nextel any time soon.
Next year, for the first time in its 33-year history, the Daytime Emmys will not be held in New York. In a joint statement, ABC Daytime president Brian Frons and Peter Price, President of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced that the ceremony would be held clear across the country - in Los Angeles, California.
In another sign that soap operas are still struggling to find an audience, Mary Alice Dwyer-Dobbin will step down at the executive in charge of production for Procter & Gamble Productions. PGP is responsible for producing As the World Turns
and Guiding Light
and in years past Another World
, The Edge of Night, Search for Tomorrow, Somerset and Texas.