AGENCIES, Los Angeles: Joining the list of cancelled and postponed events is the illustrious Daytime Emmy Awards. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which hosts it, will postpone the 47th edition of the awards which was scheduled to be held from June 12-14 at Pasadena, Los Angeles.
“Given our concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided that we will not be staging the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Pasadena this coming June,” said NATAS chairman Terry O’Reilly. Their official Twitter handle confirmed it as well.
In light of #COVID19, we sadly cannot move forward with our planned trio of ceremonies for 2000+ attendees in June. We are working on alternative ways to best recognize our honorees and will share more details in the weeks ahead.
— Daytime Emmys (@DaytimeEmmys) March 19, 2020
“As there are so many unknowns right now with the flow of information changing on a daily, almost hourly, basis, it would simply be irresponsible to move forward with our annual celebration of excellence in daytime television at this time,” he further added.
There have taken a decision to postpone their Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards and Sports Emmy Awards as well. NATAS president and CEO Adam Sharp issued a statement, saying, “These were extremely difficult decisions to make, but at the end of the day the health and safety of our event attendees and staff must remain our paramount concern. We are closely monitoring public heath authorities’ guidance, seeking feedback from our awards communities, and evaluating the flexibility of our venue and production partners as we plan for the future in this unprecedented context.”
This award ceremony for television comes in the wake of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival being postponed as well due to the global coronavirus crisis.