Soaps Lift Emmy Boycott!
Now that the results of the National Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences’ independent investigation of the Daytime Emmy Awards has been completed, the network soaps have agreed to participate in next year’s competition.
The In Depth Story: Dissat- isfied with the state of the Emmy competition, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, GENERAL HOSPITAL, DAYS OF OUR LIVES and THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS came together in an unprecedented show of unity and presented NATAS with a list of demanded changes. Those complaints ultimately prompted NATAS to conduct an investigation of its practices and present proposed altera- tions to the Emmy rules.
After the investigation was completed and a report issued, the soaps told Deadline in a joint statement that, “as a group, we are not in agreement with all of the conclusions that NATAS reached. However, in the spirit of working with NATAS and the TV Academy on improving the integrity of the Daytime Emmys, we have lifted our boycott.”
But that’s not the end of the drama. Though the network dramas are willing to work with NATAS moving forward, many digital series aren’t. Producers for both THE LADIES OF THE LAKE and VENICE told Deadline that they still won’t be participating in the competition.
The 46th-annual ceremony is scheduled to take place in the spring.
Y&R will be competing in this year’s Emmys after all.