2011 Daytime Emmys
The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards airs from Las Vegas on Sunday June 19, but before the main event goes live the industry gathered in Los Angeles to find out which shows would take home the golden statuette in the Creative Arts categories. See more photos from the red carpet after the jump!
GH Earns Most 2011 Creative Arts Daytime Emmys; Crystal Chappell’s Venice Wins Special Class Short Format EmmyBy Daytime Confidential on June 18, 2011
The 2011 Creative Arts Daytime Emmys were handed out on Friday, June 17 in Los Angeles at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. While broadcast soaps General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful and All My Children took home various technical awards; it was Crystal Chappell’s Venice that picked up the Outstanding Special Class Short Format Daytime Creative Arts Emmy. General Hospital took home the most wins at the Creative Arts Daytime Emmys.
Check out a list of the 2011 Creative Arts Daytime Emmy winners after the jump.
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."
Major props to the creative forces behind webisoaps Venice and Gotham. Both sudsers received nominations for Oustanding Special Class Short Format, and will go up against Disney Channel's Tasty Time With Zefronk. In light of the recent blows the daytime soap opera industry and its fans have endured, I expect more and more soap fans to be flocking online for their sudsy fix, and shows like Venice and Gotham could find even more popularity and support as a result. Congrats to Venice co-creators Crystal Chappell (Carly, DAYS) and Kimmy Turrisi, and Gotham's Martha Byrne.