THE NATIONAL TELEVISION ACADEMY ANNOUNCES
Daytime Emmy Awards To Be Telecast April 28 On ABC at 8:00 p.m. (ET)
Caroll Spinney to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
New York – February 8, 2006 – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced the nominees for the 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards. The announcement was made live on ABC Daytime's The View, hosted by Barbara Walters, Meredith Vieira, Star Jones Reynolds, Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
The nominations were presented by an all-star lineup of daytime's leading actors and actresses including: five-time Emmy® Award winner David Canary (Stuart/Adam Chandler), along with fellow “All My Children” co-stars Alexa Havins (Babe Chandler) and Emmy Award winner Jacob Young (JR Chandler); Emmy Award winner Robin Strasser (Dorian Lord), Michael Easton (John McBain) and Renée Goldsberry (Evangeline Williamson) of “One Life to Live”; Scott Clifton (Dillon Quartermaine) and Emmy Award winner Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio) of “General Hospital”; Austin Peck (Austin Reed) of “Days of our Lives”; Heidi Meuller (Kay Bennett) of “Passions”; Frank Dicopoulos (Frank Cooper) of “Guiding Light,” and Terri Colombino (Katie Peretti) of “As the World Turns.”
Nominations were announced in the following categories: Outstanding Drama Series; Outstanding Lead Actor/Actress in a Drama Series; Outstanding Supporting Actor/Actress in a Drama Series; Outstanding Young Actor/Actress in a Drama Series; Outstanding Talk Show; Outstanding Talk Show Host; and Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show and Outstanding Game Show Host.
Also appearing on The View was one of daytime television's most beloved children's characters, Sesame Street's Big Bird. As previously announced, this year's Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who plays the roles of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street. Spinney was chosen for his work entertaining and educating children for nearly four decades, since the series debut in 1969. His characters have been seen on more than 4,000 episodes, as well as Sesame Street television specials that have taken Spinney to China, Japan, Australia, France, Germany, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Spinney starred in the feature film Follow That Bird and has performed on a number of other shows, including The West Wing and Hollywood Squares. His work has garnered him four Emmy Awards.
A breakdown of the awards by network, as compiled by the independent accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP, is
| CBS - 59 |
SYNDICATED - 46
ABC - 37
PBS - 31
NBC - 20
DISCOVERY KIDS - 7
FOOD NETWORK - 7
KIDS WB - 6
SOAP NET - 3
CARTOON NETWORK - 3
NICKELODEON - 3
|A&E - 2|
NICK JR. - 2
SHOWTIME - 2
WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT - 2
AMERICAN MOVIE CLASSICS - 1
DISCOVERY HEALTH - 1
DISNEY CHANNEL - 1
THE LEARNING CHANNEL - 1
THE TRAVEL CHANNEL - 1
WB NETWORK - 1
The awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2005 calendar year. This year's ceremony will be broadcast live on ABC on Friday, April 28 , from Hollywood's famed Kodak Theatre ( 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET ). This will mark the first time the Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast from Hollywood in the 33-year history of the Awards ceremonies. The program will be produced by White Cherry Entertainment.
Official Partners for the 33 rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards include American Airlines, Fiskars, glacéau smartwater®, and Star magazine. Charles Fazzino is the Official Artist of the 2006 Daytime Emmy Awards, and created the commemorative poster, which is available at www.emmyonline.tv .
The Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Awards will be presented at two black tie ceremonies on Saturday, April 22, in New York at the Marriott Marquis Hotel and in Hollywood at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland .
A complete list of nominees in all categories and a list of programs with multiple nominations, compiled by the independent accounting firm Deloitte & Touche LLP, is attached. This information is also available on the National Television Academy web site at http://www.emmyonline.tv .
The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards is a presentation of the National Television Academy in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
The National Television Academy is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime, Creative Arts, Public & Community Service, Technology & Engineering/Advanced Media and Business & Financial Reporting . Excellence in Primetime programming and international programming is recognized by its affiliate, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Regional Emmys are given in 19 regions across the United States . Beyond awards, the National Academy has extensive educational programs including National Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public. For more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv .
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