After rule technicalities forced soap veteran Patrika Darbo to give up her Daytime Emmy this year for Outstanding Guest Performer In A Digital Series (The Bay), the four remaining network soaps are fighting back.
In a letter sent to NATAS, the television academy that runs the awards, Days of Our Lives (a big winner at this spring’s ceremony), General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, and The Bold and the Beautiful, sent NATAS a letter with a list of demands.
The soaps threaten if their demands are not met, there’s a good chance the soaps will refuse to be a part of The Daytime Emmys in 2019. Considering, soaps and its stars are the main draw for this awards show, this wouldn’t bode well for NATAS at all.
The letter, which was obtained by Deadline, states the following:
“We are disheartened by the recent events involving NATAS and the 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards competition and the decisions made by NATAS regarding the Digital categories of Supporting Actor and Guest Star.
“We feel the time is appropriate to bring to your attention our serious concerns about the Daytime Emmy Awards competition.”
The spokespeople who wrote the letter said the soaps “are united in their decision not to participate in the Daytime Emmy Awards moving forward …continue reading on the next page —>