Soaps Lift Emmy Boy­cott!

CBS Soaps In Depth - - News -

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: Dis­sat­is­fied 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 al­ter­ations 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.

GH will be com­pet­ing in this year’s Em­mys after all.

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