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Daytime Emmys Awards 2020 Canceled Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Daytime Emmys Awards 2020 Canceled Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

The 2020 Daytime Emmy Awards have been canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences made the announcement on Thursday (Match 19) about the ceremony that was set for June in Pasadena, Calif., Deadline reports.

“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,” NATAS chairman Terry O’Reilly said. “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.”

Daytime Emmy Awards executive director Brent Stanton added, “Judging continues, and we look forward to announcing our incredibly talented nominees later this spring. We are working on some interesting alternative ideas for how to best recognize the honorees later this year and will share more details in the weeks ahead.”

“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,” NATAS president and CEO Adam Sharp said. “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.”

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