THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES ANNOUNCES WINNERS FOR THE 44th ANNUAL DAYTIME CREATIVE ARTS EMMY® AWARDS

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Harry Friedman Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Los Angeles, CA – April 28, 2017 – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the winners of the 44th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards. The gala was held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Southern California.

“Tonight’s gala in the magnificent Pasadena Civic Auditorium is a tribute to the hundreds of men and women that work behind the scenes to make Daytime television glow with the brilliance, energy and enthusiasm that make viewers tune in each and every day of the year,” said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “In addition to our esteemed nominees and the more than 1,500 attendees, honoring the extraordinary accomplishments of ‘Jeopardy!’ and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Executive Producer, Harry Friedman with our Lifetime Achievement Award topped off a wonderful evening of celebrating the best there is in the Daytime television community.”

The evening’s star-studded presenters included, Alex Trebek (Jeopardy!), Pat Sajak (Wheel of Fortune), Loni Love (The Real), Judge Greg Mathis (Judge Mathis), Chris Hansen (Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen), Vivian Howard (A Chef’s Life), JD Roberto (Daily Burn 365), Karla Cavalli (Planet Primetime), Emily Calandrelli (Xploration Outer Space), Anna Cathcart, Millie Davis, Isaac Kragten (Odd Squad), Danny Jacobs (All Hail King Julien), Eric Darnell (Antz, Madagascar), Carolyn Hennesy (General Hospital/The Bay), Kristos Andrews (The Bay), Anthony Anderson (Anacostia), Anthony Wilkinson (Tainted Dreams), Reign Edwards, Courtney Hope (The Bold and The Beautiful), Lauren Koslow, Thaao Penghlis (Days of our Lives), Chloe Lanier, Chad Duell (General Hospital), Christian LeBlanc and Melissa Ordway (The Young and the Restless).

The Daytime Creative Arts 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. to 6:00 p.m. during the 2016 calendar year.

Yangaroo, Inc. provide the entry/judging software for The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and is a sponsor of the 44th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards.

United Airlines is the official airline of the Daytime Emmy Awards and The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

The 44th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. A breakdown of the awards by network, as compiled by the independent accounting firm of Lutz & Carr, LLP, follows. A full list of all nominees in all categories can be downloaded from our website at www.emmyonline.tv.

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, and Technology & Engineering. NATAS membership consists of over 15,000 broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including Regional 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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NATAS Press Contact:
Paul G. Pillitteri, SVP, Communications – ppillitteri@emmyonline.tv

NATAS PR LA /Social Media Contacts:
Harlan Boll – h.boll@dcpublicity.com 626-296-3757
Lisa England – lisa.england@dcpublicity.com

 

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