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Daytime Emmys Return to Live In-Person Show, ‘Y&R’ Leads Noun | News about Stars

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – After two years of real-life drama and isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic, daytime television stars and shows are gathering in person to hand out trophies at the Daytime Emmys.

Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner will host the awards show, which returns to a full capacity live ceremony at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The 2020 edition was held virtually for the first time due to COVID-19. Last year’s show was pre-taped with a limited audience.

The 49th Annual Awards will air Friday at 9 p.m. ET on CBS and stream on Paramount+.

Presenters include Drew Barrymore, Deidre Hall, Tamron Hall and Cameron Mathison. Michael Bolton will sing his new song “Beautiful World” and perform during the In Memoriam segment.

For the first time, a soap opera and its spinoff compete in the daytime drama series category. NBC’s Days of Our Lives contradicts Peacock streamer Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem. Also competing are The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless, both on CBS, and ABC’s General Hospital.

“The Young and the Restless” entered the show with 18 leading nominations, including six in the major acting categories. “General Hospital” has 17 pitches. That’s two of four remaining soaps still airing on the broadcast networks.

Pat Sajak competes against himself and three others in the Game Show Host category. He was nominated for his long-running appearance on the syndicated Wheel of Fortune as well as the Celebrity Edition, which airs on ABC.

After Ellen DeGeneres recently retired from her talk show, Kelly Clarkson is ready to take her mantle in addition to DeGeneres’ old time slot. The singer could snag a third straight trophy as host of an entertainment talk show, and her syndicated show is vying for the second straight honor.

Jennifer’s father, John Aniston, will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his 37-year role as Victor Kiriakis on Days of Our Lives.

A number of famous names were crowned at last week’s Creative Arts and Lifestyle ceremony.

Patti Scialfa, wife of Bruce Springsteen, has her own trophy for the family shelf. She was an executive producer on PBS’ Shelter Me: Soul Awakened, which won the daytime special.

Previous EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) winner John Legend added a Daytime Emmy as executive producer of PBS’ The Black Church, which won for short-form daytime programming.

The DeGeneres show of the same name won the writing team for a daytime nonfiction series, earning the comedian the final Daytime Emmy of her distinguished 19-year career.

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