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40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards: New Format Will Make Award Show History


When the Daytime Emmy Awards air live Sunday, June 16th on HLN, winners will sit down for live on-stage interviews immediately after accepting their awards.

HLN has announced that it will change the format of the Daytime Emmy Awards by adding LIVE on-stage interviews with the night’s biggest winners. Instead of waiting for post-show interviews, fans will see their favorite stars interviewed directly following their acceptance speech – a first for award show history! The following celebrities have will interview the winners of the top seven categories: Giada De Laurentiis (Outstanding Best Supporting Actor & Actress), Sheryl Underwood (Outstanding Lead Actor), Julie Chen (Outstanding Lead Actress), Sam Champion (Outstanding Game Show Host & Outstanding Talk Show Host), and A.J. Hammer (Outstanding Culinary Host).

The LIVE red carpet special, “Showbiz @ the Daytime Emmys” will be hosted by A.J. Hammer of HLN’s “Showbiz Tonight” along with HLN’s Christi Paul. Look for them to interview stars such as Rachael Ray, Peter Bergman, Heather Tom, Sharon Osborne, Sara Gilbert, Kris Jenner, and many, many more. On Monday, June 17th, Hammer and Robin Meade will do a post-show wrap up on “Morning Express with Robin Meade.”

Full list of presenters and their corresponding categories follow below:

•Alex Trebek (Smithsonian)

•Bethenny Frankel (Outstanding Culinary Host & Culinary Program)

•Betty White (Lifetime Achievement to Bob Stewart)

•Bryton James (Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series)

•Chandler Massey (Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series).

•Corbin Bernsen (In Memoriam)

•Don Diamont (Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series)

•Dr. Drew Pinsky (Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment)

•Erika Slezak (Outstanding Drama Series)

•Freddie Smith (Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series)

•Hunter King (Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series)

•IL Volo (Performance- In Memoriam)

•Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series)

•Jason Thompson (Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series)

•Jess Walton (In Memoriam)

•Kathy Griffin (Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team)

•Kris Jenner (Outstanding Talk Show Host)

•Kristen Alderson (Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series)

•Lindsay Hartley (Outstanding Young Actor In A Drama Series)

•Lindsey Morgan (Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series)

•Max Ehrich (Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series)

•Nancy Lee Grahn (Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series)

•Rachael Ray (Outstanding Achievement In Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control For A Drama Series)

•Robin Meade (Outstanding Original Song)

•SPECIAL GUEST-TBD (Outstanding Special Class Animated Program)

•Steve Harvey (Outstanding Morning Program)

•“The Talk” Cast– Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne, Sara Gilbert, Aisha Tyler & Sheryl Underwood (Outstanding Talk Show/Informative)

• Todd Newton (Outstanding Game Show & Game Show Host)

•Vincent Irizarry (Outstanding Young Actress In A Drama Series)

•Wayne Brady (Lifetime Achievement to Monty Hall)

2013 is the landmark 40th anniversary of the Daytime Awards, which represents four decades of achievement in the daytime television industry.

The Daytime Emmy Awards airs LIVE June 16th on HLN with host, Sam Champion.

Amber Cunigan
Amber Cunigan is a sarcastic mid-twenties undergrad, extreme book hoarder, Netflix addict, and reality TV aficionado. She enjoys excessive amounts of chocolate and caffeine, tweeting, and all things Ezra Fitz and Ryan Gosling. When it comes to TV, she expects to be thoroughly entertained and when not, she will slam and mock you, but still tune in next week. She's a glutton for punishment. Basically, she's awesome.

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