Daytime Emmy Awards 2013
Sunday, June 16
HLN, 8pm Live
Times may be tough in soap operas, but that won’t stop the party at the Daytime Emmy Awards 2013, which also celebrates the best from talk, food, courtroom programs and game shows. Good Morning America weather anchor Sam Champion is hosting along with HLN’s A.J. Hammer (Showbiz Tonight) and Robin Meade (Morning Express With Robin Meade) from The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles.
Meade won’t just be introducing presenters, however. The accomplished country artist (Brand New Day) will also perform both best song nominees, “This Day” by Sheryl Crow (Katie), and “Good Afternoon” by Little Big Town (Good Afternoon America). Hammer is also performing double duty, as he will host this year’s live red carpet special Showbiz @ The Daytime Emmys (which will begin at 7:30pm) with HLN’s Christi Paul, where they will interview some of the evening’s biggest stars. Monday’s edition of Morning Express will be broadcast from The Beverly Hilton and act as a wrap-up for the event.
Presenters include the likes of Steve Harvey, Kathy Griffin, Rachael Ray, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Alex Trebek, Bethenny Frankel, Kris Jenner, Erika Slezak, Kristen Alderson, Nancy Lee Grahn, Lindsey Morgan, Freddie Smith, the ladies of The Talk including Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne, Sara Gilbert, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood, Jason Thompson, Chandler Massey and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood. Adding a little high culture to the proceedings is powerhouse Italian Opera trio IL Volo, who will perform their hit song “Mas Que Amor” during the “In Memoriam” tribute, which will be presented by Corbin Bernsen, Jess Walton, and Young and the Restless stars Max Ehrich, Bryton James and Hunter King.
In Lifetime Achievement Awards, Wayne Brady will present Game Show Icon winner Monty Hall, while the unparalleled Betty White will present Legendary Producer Bob Stewart.
For a full list of nominees, click here.
Photo: (A.J. Hammer) © 2011 Cable News Network. A Time Warner Company. Credit: Jeremy Freeman