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HLN to Broadcast Daytime Emmys

Where to watch the awards show and what to expect

By TVDeeva Deanna Barnert May 24, 2012 4:06PM

It looked like the 2012 Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards would be a private affair, but the gala event has found a broadcast and online home: HLN will air the June 23 ceremony live, while will offer an online portal for all things Daytime Emmy.


BingMore about the 39th Annual Daytime Emmys

“The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), is very excited to announce that the 2012 Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards will be broadcast live on HLN on Saturday, June 23, from the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California,” said Malachy Wienges, Chairman of NATAS. “Working with the show's producer, Gabriel Gornell of LocoDistro, we are preparing a new, fresh, creative show that will honor all the genres that make Daytime Television part of our daily lives. These shows include Daytime Dramas, Children’s and Animation Programming, Game Shows, Courtroom, Talk, Culinary, and the Morning Shows.”

Wings added that with Barbara Walters presenting the 2012 Daytime Lifetime Achievement Award to "The View" and "Barbara Walters Specials" Executive Producer, Bill Geddie, "This will be one of the most exciting Daytime Emmy® broadcasts in years!”

This year’s Emmy broadcast will feature more than 20 Daytime categories, as well as tributes to the canceled series "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" and a look back at the daytime TV landscape through the years. The show also promises surprise guests and unusual presenter pairings.

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