“What a fantastic evening to be celebrating Daytime television in the magnificent Pasadena Civic Auditorium,” said Chuck Dages, Chairman, NATAS. “The National Academy is excited to be honoring the men and women who make Daytime television one of the staples of the entertainment industry.”
The evening’s show was hosted by the charming and talented Mario Lopez (EXTRA) and Sheryl Underwood (The Talk), and included many star-studded presenters such as Marie & David Osmond, Jane Pauley (CBS Sunday Morning), Loretta Swit and Jamie Farr, Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars), Peter Marshall, Larry King (Larry King Now), Chris Harrison (Who Wants to be a Millionaire/The Bachelor), Nancy O’Dell and Kevin Frazier (ET), Valerie Bertinelli (Valerie’s Home Cooking), Julie Chen, Eve, Sara Gilbert (The Talk), Adrienne Houghton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, and Jeannie Mai (The Real), Gaby Natale (Super Latina), Mark Steines, Debbie Matanopoulis (Home and Family), A.J. Gibson, Viveca A. Fox, Martha Byrne and Elizabeth Hubbard, and Gloria Allred, plus Brandon McMillan (Lucky Dog), Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron (Pickler & Ben). Also presenting were cast members from the four daytime soaps, including Deidre Hall, Suzanne Rogers, Sal Stowers and Greg Vaughan (Days of Our Lives), Carolyn Hennesy, Finola Hughes, Michelle Stafford, Chris Van Etten and Laura
Wright (General Hospital), Katherine Kelly Lang, Heather Tom and Rena Sofer (The Bold & the Beautiful), and Sharon Case and Kristoff St. John (The Young & the Restless) and from the digital soaps, James Bland (Giants), Molly Burnett (Relationship Status), Anne Marie Cummings (Conversations in LA) and Kristos Andrews (The Bay). There was a special musical performance by Joely Fisher. Caleb Nelson and The Remotes provided music.