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WHAT ARE THE DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS?

As of the 2021 contest, the Daytime Emmys recognize the best of entertainment in the following genres, regardless of daypart: Daytime Drama, Entertainment/Informative Talk Show, Culinary, Travel, Legal/Courtroom, Lifestyle, Arts and Popular Culture, Entertainment News, Daytime Special, and Short Form Daytime Non-Fiction Special.

As of the 2021 contest, the Daytime Emmys recognize the best of entertainment in the following genres, subject to daypart mandate: Game Show (airing between the hours of 2am and 8pm ET or on a nonlinear streaming service) and Instructional/How (airing between the hours of 2am and 6pm ET or on a nonlinear streaming service).

As of the 2021 contest, all children’s and family programming (including animation) is now part of the separate Children’s & Family Emmys.

All categories at the Daytime Emmys are open to all broadcast networks and all streaming platforms. The presentation of these awards is intended to be an incentive for the continued pursuit of excellence.

HOW DO THE DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS WORK?

This year’s contest is launched as of January 10, 2022. Following approval by the National Awards Committee, the new contest rules and procedures, and a by-category submission guide for 2021-2022 are available online directly on the submission site at daytime.theemmys.tv.

A Call for Entries and notification of registration for potential judges is sent to a wide cross section of the daytime television community. Entries and judges are solicited from shows, networks, syndicators, independent producers and crafts persons.

HOW ARE THE DAYTIME EMMYS DIFFERENT FROM THE PRIMETIME EMMYS?

The Primetime Emmys, honoring the best in Primetime entertainment viewing, are administered by our sister Academy, the Television Academy. The Daytime Emmys are administered by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The Daytime Emmys have been awarded since 1974. As of the 2021 Daytime contest launch, the Daytime and Primetime contests are delineated by genre except in specific categories as noted.

The Primetime and Daytime statues are IDENTICAL. They are produced at the same manufacturer to the same specifications.

In keeping with the NATAS tradition also employed by the Children’s & Family Emmys, Sports Emmys, News & Documentary Emmys, and Regional Emmys, the Daytime Emmys use a peer judging process (see Judging section). At the outset of the contest, all submissions are accompanied by viewing/evaluation materials such as video and accompanying essays. Judges evaluate entries in their field of expertise and grade all entries in a given category.

WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE A QUESTION?

For questions regarding the administration of the contest - eligibility, entering, and judging - please contact Daytime Administration at daytime@theemmys.tv or 212-586-8424.

For questions regarding technical support and the Yangaroo submission site, please contact emmysupport@yangaroo.com or 866-992-9902.

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