HomeTV38th Annual Daytime Emmy AwardsAre You Ready For Daytime’s Biggest Night? Luke Kerr June 1, 2011 18 Comments The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards are almost upon us and TV Guide’s Michael Logan has a preview of what's in store for viewers. Logan caught up with the show's executive producer David McKenzie, who highlighted some of the broadcast's performers and guests. McKenzie has booked such Sin City faves as Marie Osmond, Gladys Knight, Penn and Teller, Criss Angel and the Cirque du Soleil hit Viva Elvis. Wayne Brady, an Outstanding Game Show Host nominee this year for Let's Make a Deal, will emcee the awards and conduct a gospel choir of surprise celebrities. As for whether-or-not All My Children and One Life to Live will receive farewells this year, McKenzie had this to say. "We'll do something very special to acknowledge what's happened — something the fans are really going to love," McKenzie says. "But these soaps are still on the air and they'll both qualify for Daytime Emmys in 2012. We are not ready to say goodbye." Find out more details about what's planned for 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at TV Guide. Photo by PR Photos 18 Responses gush900 June 1, 2011 Last week Susan Lucci hinted that another big network maybe intrested in these shows im betting that these soaps r going to nbc Log in to Reply matealestlmo June 1, 2011 Hmmmm, that would be nice except that I don’t think ABC would allow a competing network to buy those shows to compete against anything that ABC puts in AMC or OLTL’s timeslots. Log in to Reply appleridge June 1, 2011 Im Excited for The emmys I hope they show reels Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 June 1, 2011 As long as they show ACTING reels for all the nominated soap actors, I’ll be a happy camper. And I miss the days when they’d actually show the actors sitting in the audience on Emmy night. I couldn’t care less about singing and dancing. If I wanted to watch that, I’d watch “Glee” or “American Idol.” But I am sure that they’ll try TOO hard and turn this entire ceremony into a mismanaged Vaudeville mess like they did last year. KEEP IT SIMPLE AND KEEP IT FUNNY!! Log in to Reply josser June 1, 2011 [quote=gush900]Last week Susan Lucci hinted that another big network maybe intrested in these shows im betting that these soaps r going to nbc[/quote] If NBC were going to pick up AMC, by now an announcement would have been made. NBC already released its daytime schedule for Fall 2011. OLTL might have a shot at a mid-season pick up. Log in to Reply jlafferty23 June 1, 2011 Any news on whether they are actually going to show reels this time??? Because thats my favorite part. Log in to Reply AlistairCrane June 1, 2011 I’m just gonna tape it and FF to the part where Tricia Cast wins her Emmy. Log in to Reply JAQ June 1, 2011 OK guys, what is Reels?? :~ And quite honestly the past years have been disapointing to watch IMO Log in to Reply jlafferty23 June 1, 2011 JAQ When they show little clips of the actors work. Last year they didn’t do that. Log in to Reply JAQ June 1, 2011 Thank You Jlafferty!! Log in to Reply jlafferty23 June 1, 2011 No Problem JAQ! Log in to Reply east.west June 2, 2011 They are not doing clips this year and I am OK w/that. Most award shows don’t have clips of acting nominees these days anyways. I am not expecting anything great/watchable given the abortion that was last year, but I am all for being mildly pleased. Log in to Reply jlafferty23 June 2, 2011 east.west. How do you know if they are doing clips or not? If there not, I’m gonna be pissed, its the only interesting part of the show. Log in to Reply east.west June 2, 2011 Jim Romanvich (sp?), the guy w/the producing team that has been doing the Emmys in recent years, tweeted it. Though I find the reasoning behind it valid enough, they will still do the show montages. But hey, we have acts that are popular w/Vegas tourist over 60 so there’s that. Log in to Reply jlafferty23 June 2, 2011 east.west Oh really? I’m disappointed. Are the show montages going to be a minute or 10 seconds like last year. I would rather see the reels then see stupid Vegas acts Log in to Reply east.west June 2, 2011 When an award show honoring the best in daytime television has to double as free advertisement for Las Vegas, it is another sign of how irrelevant daytime television has become in this current day and age. Log in to Reply Restless Vixen June 2, 2011 I think it’s sad that the Daytime Emmys broadcast has become everything except a celebration of daytime TV. Last year was a 3 hour advertisement for Vegas. It must have worked because I went to see Lion King when it finally came to town. But regardless, what do these acts have to do with soaps, game shows, and talk shows? Maybe if they could incorporate some of the acts with montages from this past year in soap plots or something? But they don’t even bother. I’ll probably tune out this year. Log in to Reply JAQ June 2, 2011 Restless..you are correct. It was a 3 hour advertisment for Vegas. To the point it was sickening to watch already. IMO Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.