Outspoken daytime thespian Peter Bergman doesn't mince words when talking about the most recent Daytime Emmy telecasts. The award-winning The Young and the Restless actor spoke with TV Guide'sMichael Loganregarding his take on the future of the telecast and its most recent incarnations:
It was a vulgar, Vegas nightmare. The awards need to return to what they were years ago, a private, elegant event.
Ouch! Meanwhile fans and actors alike are asking the question: Will the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards even be aired this year? Given the huge reform the pre-nominations recently underwent, it would be a shame if we didn't get to see our faves take home the gold this year!
Logan also spoke with Jim Romanovich, president of ATI, which produced the awards show the previous three years. Said Romanovich:
CBS wanted the show, but at the last minute, the deal fell through," says Jim Romanovich of Associated Television International, which produced the awards on The CW in 2009 and CBS in 2010 and 2011. "Money-wise, it was just too prohibitive, and that's a shame because this year is the last chance to honor [canceled soaps] All My Children and One Life to Live.