HomeTVABCBREAKING NEWS: ATI Passes on Doing Next Daytime Emmys! Jillian Bowe February 16, 2012 ABC, All My Children, CBS, Days of Our Lives, Daytime Emmys, General Hospital, NBC, News, One Life to Live, Soap Opera, The Bold and the Beautiful 21 Comments Sad news for the daytime world. Associated Television International's (ATI) President Jim Romanovich announced today on Twitter the company will not produce this year's Daytime Emmy awards. ATI has produced and broadcasted the award show since 2009. Romanovich stated: 21 Responses The_Moustache February 16, 2012 no Daytime Emmy’s this year then. Log in to Reply giogio February 16, 2012 What else is new!!! Log in to Reply AdamDrake February 16, 2012 It’s time to fold them back into the prime time broadcast, the way it used to be. Log in to Reply Katiebug9624 February 16, 2012 I’m probably gonna catch flack for this but….I’m glad they aren’t doing the Emmys. Look I enjoy watching the telecast but, the past few years have been horrible and why should I want my favorite actors to suffer through them (I can fast forward) just for my benefit? I’d rather they be held at a hotel, un televised, than force myself and the actors, directors, and writers to sit through another telecast AND then feel grateful for the tossed bone. Log in to Reply stefanstavros February 16, 2012 Sucks only because I, like many other big OLTL fans, wanted to see the soap get recognized by winning many categories this year. BUT, you never know. It could’ve been ignored regardless of the dynamic performances given last year… Log in to Reply The_Moustache February 16, 2012 i remember watching the Soap Opera Digest Awards on nbc, and thinking how fun they were. It wasn’t so serious and it was loose. but then we lost that and now we’re losing the Daytime Emmy’s too. Log in to Reply SoapyBitch February 17, 2012 I am with you Stefanstavros. I was really hoping to see one the OLTLers all dolled up en masse one last time and hopefully they would sweep. I especially want OLTL to win best show this year. Log in to Reply MsAgentProvocateur1 February 17, 2012 Strangely, I saw this as more than a possibility (a likelihood) since since the demise of so many shows. Perhaps, the Daytime Emmy’s should consolidate either with the Primetime Emmys (which may not be feasible with time restrictions on the telecast, I can see the Daytime Emmy’s being treated as a stepchild on some time of weird pre-show telecast which probably would be put on the web anyway & not on TV) or consolidate with the Indie Soap Awards next year. The Indie Awards are already being streamed online on SFN, I think. Many of the actors on indie & web shows are already from daytime and their could be a built in affinity. Log in to Reply maca42 February 17, 2012 Last years were so tacky with an hour long tribute to oprah who wasnt even there and a 30 second bunch of nonsense for susan lucci. it was so embarrassing. the only good thing was laura wright winning. i can just imagine the “tribute” to one life to live. they never give any daytime shows any dignity. Log in to Reply Soap_Stud February 17, 2012 I still love my soaps. Bummer. Log in to Reply RoseVioletDaisy February 17, 2012 I’m thrilled about this. ATI’s telecasts were pitiful and made a mockery of daytime TV. I’d rather the awards not be televised at all than see the ATI crapfests continue. Log in to Reply GHFan76 February 17, 2012 I agree with maca42 and RoseVioletDaisy completely! It was almost embarassing what the show had become. It’s a damn shame though, it truly is. Once nominees performance clips were replaced with ads for vegas hotels and shows you knew it was downhill from there. I always used to look forward to the show. Laura Wright was the best thing and only good thing about last year! Log in to Reply jphelps February 17, 2012 Wow so he was going to do a tribute to OLTL and not AMC tacky. Log in to Reply AdamDrake February 17, 2012 You’ll get no grief from me, Katiebug9624. No awards is FAR superior than that gawd-awful Vegas infomercial last year. It’s the difference between dignity and humiliation. I would rather sit in the dark and imagine an awards show than sit through that garbage again. Log in to Reply blake3b February 17, 2012 Sucks for OLTL and the actors for one last time. But the past few Emmys at Vegas sucks, those were so lame. A lot of mixed feelings about this. Log in to Reply josser February 17, 2012 I think an Internet airing would be great. We can escape that Vegas sales pitch we saw the last few years and focus on real daytime shows. Look at the Golden Globes. It had was a fun dinner with an engaging host. Let Michael Muhney host the dinner and turn it into a blast. Log in to Reply The_Moustache February 17, 2012 i liked the Emmys, when they tried to copy the Golden Globes that one year. it was when Jeanne Cooper won Best Actress. Log in to Reply marknsprmo February 17, 2012 Thank God no more Vegas commercial/telethon! I would be all for Daytime taking back the show. I enjoyed the afternoon shows in the 70s when everyone got together with Merve Griffen hosting. Have Ellen D. host the show for two hours and have it at a nice restaurant. Show clips from each of the shows, bring in a few blasts from the past and give out the awards. I personally don’t need 3000 people helping me to celebrate daytime. Log in to Reply Jon February 17, 2012 As Michael Logan joked in his interview with Melody Thomas Scott, I can see you now picking up your Emmy in Lane 6 of the local bowling alley. Sad to say that seems to be an increasing possibility. Log in to Reply soapster February 17, 2012 With no producer who is going to foot the bill? How does this work do the stars actually pay for their seats? Log in to Reply appleridge February 17, 2012 I could see this being filmed and viewed on the Net. Like On SFNtv.com like The Indie soap awards are gonna be. I bet we still see them. Just on the net and very back to basics. Just reading nominees, see clips and speeches than repeat til all categories are finished. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.