Jai Rodriguez to Host This Weekend’s Daytime Emmy Awards Livestream Honoring Digital Dramas

Jai Rodriguez is livin’ thestream…

The 41-year-old half Puerto Rican actor and former Queer Eye for the Straight Guy talent will host the Daytime Emmy Awards livestream ceremony honoring Digital Dramas this Sunday, while The Real’s Loni Love will host the ceremony for Children’s, Lifestyle & Animation programming next Sunday.

Jai Rodriguez

The host announcements were made by The National Academy of Television Arts & SciencesNATAS also said the 41st Sports Emmy Awards will livestream on Tuesday, August 11, at 8:00 pm ET, and the 41st News & Documentary awards will stream in mid-to-late September, followed by the 71st Technology & Engineering Emmys in mid-to-late October.

Two dedicated specials will also debut this fall, one recognizing Lifetime Achievement honorees in Daytime, Sports, News & Documentary and Technology & Engineering programming, and the other recognizing Spanish-Language nominees across the genres.

The new formats were designed to fit the demands of the coronavirus pandemic. 

“These unprecedented circumstances demanded new and exciting ways to recognize the great talents creating Daytime television,” said Adam Sharp, president & CEO of NATAS in a statement.

The Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony honoring Digital Dramas will livestream on Sunday, July 19, 9:00 pm ET. The ceremony for Children’s, Lifestyle & Animation programming will stream on Sunday, July 26, 8 p.m. ET. All events will be viewable on desktop, mobile, and smart TV platforms via TheEmmys.tv.

In addition to being one of the original Queer Eye hosts, Rodriguez has appeared on television in Malibu CountryThe MagiciansGrey’s Anatomy and Grace and Frankie.

Maurice Benard to Appear on the Daytime Emmy Awards

Maurice Benard has special plans this Friday…

The 57-year-old Salvadorian and Nicaraguan American actor and General Hospital star is set to appear on the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards this Friday on CBS.

Maurice Bernard

Benard, who has portrayed Sonny Corinthos on General Hospital since 1993, is a two-time Daytime Emmy Award winner, including a win last year in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category.

Bernard joins a presenters and performers roster that includes Kelly Ripa and Ryan SeacrestKelsey GrammerGayle King, Melody Scott ThomasKathie Lee Gifford, Cookie MonsterScott EvansPatrika Darbo, Kevin FrazierWayne BradyMichael Strahan, James ReynoldsJacqueline MacInnes WoodNate BurlesonSunny Hostin and Eric Braeden.

The event’s hosts will be Sharon OsbourneSheryl UnderwoodEveCarrie Ann Inaba and Marie Osmond.

This year, awards in the leading categories will be presented virtually, with recipients and other guests appearing from home. Additional categories will be announced on the Daytime Emmys’ social media accounts simultaneously with the CBS broadcast, with some immediately following the broadcast and others streamed in separate virtual ceremonies on July 19 and July 26.

The 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast Friday, June 26, 8:00 – 10:00 pm ET/PT) on CBS.

Categories scheduled for the CBS broadcast include:

Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Outstanding Entertainment News Show
Outstanding Writing Team for a Drama Series
Outstanding Digital Drama Series
Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host
Outstanding Game Show Host
Outstanding Game Show
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show
Outstanding Informative Talk Show
Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series
Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program
Outstanding Special Class Special
Outstanding Culinary Series
Outstanding Morning Show
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

SuperLatina’s Gaby Natale Wins Daytime Emmy Award

Gaby Natale is the host with the most…

The 38-year-old half- Argentinian American journalist, author, entrepreneur, host and executive producer of the television program SuperLatina has picked up another statue at this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards.

Gaby Natale

Natale, the president of AGANARmedia, was named Outstanding Daytime Talent in a Spanish Language Program for her work on SuperLatina.

The message of SuperLatina is simple and powerful, Hispanic women can have it all: beauty and intelligence, a career and a family, a good education and passion for gossip, a business plan and a great love.

At the 2016 Daytime Emmys, Natale picked up two awards, Outstanding Daytime Talent in a Spanish Language Program and Outstanding Entertainment Program in Spanish, and made history for being the first independently-produced Spanish language show to win an Emmy.

Meanwhile, the program Destinos picked up the Outstanding Entertainment Program in Spanish award.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Outstanding Drama Series: General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Scott Clifton, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Gina Tognoni, The Young and the Restless, CBS

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Hosts: Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, Sheryl Underwood, The Talk, CBS

Outstanding Entertainment News Program: Entertainment Tonight, CBS

Outstanding Culinary Program: Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse, Amazon

Outstanding Entertainment Program in Spanish: Destinos

Outstanding Game Show Host: Steve Harvey, Family Feud, Syndicated

Outstanding Writing Team, Drama Series: The Young and the Restless, CBS

Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Syndicated

Outstanding Talk Show/Informative: The Dr. Oz Show, Syndicated

Outstanding Talk Show/Informative Host: Steve Harvey, Steve Harvey, Syndicated

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Craig, General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Kate Mansi, Days of Our Lives,NBC

Outstanding Directing Team, Drama Series: General Hospital, ABC

Outstanding Daytime Talent in a Spanish Language Program: Gaby Natale, host, SuperLatina

Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series: Jim O’Heir, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Outstanding Game Show: Jeopardy!, Syndicated

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series: Lexi Ainsworth, General Hospital,ABC

Outstanding Morning Program: Good Morning America, ABC

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Steve Burton, The Young and the Restless, CBS

Lopez to Co-Host This Year’s Daytime Emmy Awards

Mario Lopez is the host with the most…

The 43-year-old Mexican American television host and actor has been tapped as hosts of the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards set for Sunday, April 30 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, CA.

Mario Lopez

Lopez’s co-host will be The Talk’s Sheryl Underwood.

Lopez is in his ninth consecutive year as host of Emmy-winning entertainment news program Extra. As an actor, he recently guest-starred on NBC’s breakout hit This Is Us, as well as NCIS: New Orleans, Still the King and Nashville.

The Daytime 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 2016 calendar year.

The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Manzano to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the Daytime Emmys

Sonia Manzano is getting her Emmy moment…

The 65-year-old Puerto Rican actress and writer will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ 43rd annual Daytime Emmy Awards on May 1 in Los Angeles.

Sonia Manzano

Manzano is best known for playing Maria on Sesame Street from 1971 until her retirement in 2015.

During her 45 years on Sesame Street, Manzano picked up 15 Emmys for her work as a writer on the groundbreaking public television show.

“My children and just about every child in America has grown up learning their ABC’s from the iconic character of Maria on Sesame Street played by Sonia Manzano,” said NATAS President Bob Mauro. “Sonia not only brought the life events of marriage, having a baby and being a mother to viewers young and old, she also brought a seldom-seen diversity, a Latin role model, unlike anything on television at the time.”

A borinqueña daughter of the South Bronx and graduate of NYC’s famed High School of the Performing Arts, Manzano made her professional debut in the original off-Broadway cast of Godspell before joining Sesame Street in 1971. Her own life — from teenager through growing up, marrying and becoming a mother — was integrated into the complex social fabric of Sesame Street, the Peyton Place of the pre-pubescent set.

A community activist, occasional stage actress and author, Manzano wrote a memoir, Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx, that was  published in August by Scholastic Press.

Miranda Wins His First-Ever Emmy at Saturday’s Creative Arts Emmys

Lin-Manuel Miranda has some new hardware for his mantel…

The 34-year-old Puerto Rican composer, rapper, lyricist, and actor was awarded his first-ever Emmy at this year’s Creative Arts Emmys, which were held Saturday night at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.

Tom Kitt & Lin-Manuel Miranda Emmys

The awards show took place just over a week before the Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony, set for Monday, Aug. 25.

Manuel, a Tony Award– and Grammy-winner for writing the hit Broadway musical In the Heights, won the Emmy for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics
 for penning the lyrics to the song “Bigger!” from the 67th Annual Tony Awards. He shares the award with Tom Kitt, who wrote the music to the seven-minute song.

The track was performed by host Neil Patrick Harris on the live Tony Awards telecast on CBS.

Earlier this year, Manuel was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Song for penning the Sesame Street song “Rhymes with Mando.”

Miranda Earns His First-Ever Daytime Emmy Award Nomination for His Bilingual “Sesame Street” Song

Lin-Manuel Miranda 
can tell you how to get, how to get to Sesame Street… And, he may soon have the hardware to prove it.

The 34-year-old Puerto Rican composer, rapper, lyricist and actor, a Grammy and Tony Award winner for the hit Broadway musical In the Heights, has earned the first Daytime Emmy Award nomination.

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Miranda received the nod in the Outstanding Original Song category for composing “Rhymes with Mando” for PBS’ long-running Sesame Street program. He’s nominated alongside Luis Santeiro, the bilingual song’s lyricist.

Miranda, who appeared in the show’s season 40 premiere of Sesame Street as real estate agent Freddy Flapman and voiced a lamb in a season 42 episode, starting composing songs for the show in season 42.

“Rhymes with Mando,” performed by Ismael Cruz Córdova, the show’s new Latino character, will face off against 
“30,000 Reasons to Love Me”
from Let’s Make A Deal, the “ABC’s of Moving”
from Sesame Street, “I Belong”
from Sofia the First, and “Spring Has Sprung”
from Peter Rabbit.

Meanwhile, Joseph Rosendo could soon be expanding his Daytime Emmy collection. The 67-year-old Cuban American travel journalist and broadcaster, a three-time Daytime Emmy Award-winner, has earned two nominations this year.

Rosendo is nominated in the Outstanding Host in a Lifestyle/Travel Program and Outstanding Directing in a Lifestyle/Culinary/Travel Program categories.

Other Latino nominees include El Gordo y la Flaca’s 
Carlos Calderon, Alejandra Espinoza, Lili Estefan and Rodner Fugueroa and Nuestro Mundo’s Patricia Janiot, all nominated in the Outstanding Daytime Talent in Spanish category.

The nominations were announced by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

There is still no TV network for the ceremony, which will be held at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday, June 22

Morgan Lands a Recurring Role on The CW’s Sci-Fi Drama “The 100”

Lindsey Morgan has scored a 100 in Hollywood… 

The half-Mexican actress has landed the role of a “fiercely determined” heroine on The CW‘s midseason drama The 100.

Lindsey Morgan

Morgan, best known for portraying Sonny Corinthos and Alexis Davis’ daughter Kristina Davis on General Hospital from 2012-13, has landed a recurring role on the futuristic sci-fi drama, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, a spaceship called the Ark housing the lone human survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth to investigate the possibility of recolonizing the planet.

The series is based on Little, Brown’s The Hundred book series by Kass Morgan.

Morgan will play the “smart, skilled and fiercely determined Raven, the youngest mechanical engineer the Ark has seen in 52 years,” according to the official character description. “Upon learning about the 100, she is desperate to be reunited with her friends on the ground.”

Morgan was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for her General Hospital arc.

Her past television credits include How I Met Your Mother, Happy Endings and Franklin & Bash.

The 100 premieres midseason on The CW.

Milian Nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award…

Marilyn Milian is getting her fifth shot at a Daytime Emmy…

The 52-year-old Cuban-American former-Florida-state-circuit-court-judge-turned-television-personality has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award.

Marilyn Milian

Milian, the first female judge and first Latina to preside over the long-running court show The People’s Court, is nominated in the Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program category. It’s her fifth nomination in the category.

Milian has been presiding over the program since 2001, making her one of the longest serving judges to preside over The People’s Court. The show was nominated previously from 2008-2011.

Milian is up against the syndicated programs Judge Judy and Last Shot with Judge Gunn.

Meanwhile, Natalie Morales has been nominated in the Outstanding Morning Program category, along with her Today co-anchors Ann Curry, Willie Geist, Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb.

The NBC morning news program is up against CBS Sunday Morning, which features Mo Rocca as a correspondent, and ABC’s Good Morning America.

The 40th Daytime Emmy Awards will be held on June 16 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and be broadcast on HLN.

Click here to see the complete list of nominations.

Vilasuso to Reprise Role on “All My Children” Online Revival

Jordi Vilasuso is heading back to Pine Valley…

The 31-year-old Cuban-American actor has signed on to reprise his role as Griffin Castillo on the online version of ABC’s cancelled soap opera All My Children.

Jordi Vilasuso

The announcement comes on the heels of a deal between Prospect Park and Hollywood unions to resume production of One Life to Live and All My Children online in February.

Other returning cast members include Darnell Williams, Debbi Morgan, Lindsay Hartley, Jill Larson, Thorsten Kaye and Vincent Irizarry.

Vilasuso, who won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Tony Santos on Guiding Light in 2003, most recently guest-starred on NBC’s Parks and Recreation.

Earlier this month, Prospect Park announced plans to revive the cancelled ABC soaps after confirming deals with SAG-AFTRA and the DGA — sticking points in previous talks — and inking the soaps’ creator Agnes Nixon to a consulting agreement.