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THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES ANNOUNCES The 36th ANNUAL DAYTIME ENTERTAINMENT EMMY® AWARD NOMINATIONS

Daytime Emmy Awards to Be Telecast August 30th, 2009
On The CW Television Network at 8:00 p.m. (ET)
from The Historic Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles

Sesame Street to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award for 40 Years of Educational Television

NATAS Celebrates Nominees with Good Housekeeping at the Hearst Tower

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New York – May 14, 2009 – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominees for the 36th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards.  Nine major categories were announced this morning on “The Today Show,” including the host of the telecast, Vanessa Williams, recording and television star, currently seen on the hit show, “Ugly Betty.”  The show will be telecast on the CW Television Network on Sunday, August 30th, 2009 from the historic Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.  A complete list of all nominees is available on today.msnbc.msn.com and on emmyonline.tv.

The nine categories announced on the Today show were:
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment
Outstanding Talk Show/Informative
Outstanding Talk Show Host
Outstanding Morning Program
Lifetime Achievement Award

The show is a unique partnership between NATAS, Associated Television International (ATI), The CW Network and MGM Worldwide Television, which is handling distribution of the telecast.   Good Housekeeping is the official print partner of the Daytime Emmy Awards.

Vanessa Williams
Vanessa Williams Host of the 36th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards

As previously announced, this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Sesame Street for its 40 years of educating and entertaining our children, their children and most of us!
 
Good Housekeeping will co-host the nomination party at the Hearst Tower this evening to salute the honorees.  In addition, a special style section, “Winning Looks” will appear in the September 2009 issue of Good Housekeeping to celebrate the Daytime Emmy Awards.“Winning Looks”will spotlight daytime actresses and personalities, highlighting must-have products.  The September issue will be available on newsstands on August 11. 

The Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2008 calendar year.
The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

A breakdown of the awards by network, as compiled by the independent accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP, follows:
 
PBS                                        56           ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT        2
ABC                                        50           DISCOVERY CHANNEL              2
SYNDICATED                        49           THE TRAVEL CHANNEL            2
CBS                                        30           FOX REALITY                              1
NBC                                        20           MTV U                                          1
NICKELODEON                    13           INTERNET                                    1
DISNEY CHANNEL               10           HERE! NETWORKS                    1
FOOD NETWORK                10           SPEED TV                                    1
THE STYLE NETWORK       5             NYTIMES.COM/TMAGAZINE     1
DISCOVERY KIDS                5            4KIDS ON FOX                             1
CARTOON NETWORK        4            CW TELEVISION NETWORK     1
MTV                                       4             DIRECTV                                       1
KIDS WB                               3             FOX                                               1
MTV TR3S                            2             NOGGIN                                         1
YOUTUBE                             2                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

The Standard Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles, is the official hotel, Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards.  American Airlines is the official airline with Bermuda Limousine as the official limousine. 

You can follow the 36th Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards on our Twitter page at: www.twitter.com/theemmys

About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) 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 Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, Technology & Engineering, and Business & Financial Reporting.  Regional Emmy® Awards are given in 19 regions across the United States. NATAS also presents the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Global Media Awards™ which recognizes excellence in the world-wide intersection of digital entertainment and technology. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including National Student Television and its Student Award for 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

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For More Information:

Paul Pillitteri, Director Communications, NATAS
212-484-9414
ppillitteri@emmyonline.tv



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