ABC TO BROADCAST THE 33RD ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS FROM HOLLYWOOD FOR THE FIRST TIME ON APRIL 28, 2006
The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on the ABC Television Network during primetime on Friday, April 28, 2006, from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre, it was announced jointly by Brian Frons, president, ABC Daytime and Peter Price, president, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This will mark the first time the Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast from Hollywood in the 33-year history of the award ceremonies.
Additionally, Mr. Frons announced that ABC Daytime's popular talk show, "The View," will host the nomination ceremony at a date to be announced. The nominees in all major categories will be announced live on the air by "The View" co-hosts, Barbara Walters, Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck, along with a stellar lineup of Daytime performers.
ABC Daytime consists of "The View," "All My Children," "One Life to Live" and "General Hospital." ABC Daytime is number one among the key demographic of Women 18-49. "General Hospital" was the recipient the 2005 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Daytime Drama.
Kodak Theatre is the crown jewel of the Hollywood & Highland Center retail, dining and entertainment complex located in the heart of historic Hollywood. The 3,400 seat theatre opened in November 2001 and soon thereafter became known to more than one billion people across the globe as the first permanent home of the Academy Awards(r). Kodak Theatre is operated by TheatreDreams LA/CHI, LP.
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 Craft, 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. Local 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 of 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.