HWD Daily – Why Are the Daytime Emmys So Weird?

Why Are the Daytime Emmys So Weird?

The Daytime Emmys: How do they work? David Canfield delves into that question in HWD today, detailing how a seemingly straightforward ceremony has become a clearinghouse for a variety of streaming projects—which may not technically air during the day (or any specific time), but do have justification for being classified where they are. “Maybe the real question,” he adds, “is why we’re automatically considering so many of these other contenders as primetime in the first place.”

Elsewhere in HWD, Richard Lawson finds little thrill in Disney’s spotty Cruella, while Rosemary Counter tells the tale of the much edgier real-life screen siren who inspired the studio’s villainess; Richard also digs into the renovation-show streaming boom; and Joanna Robinson lets fly one last Mare of Easttown theory, in advance of Sunday’s finale.

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Open Plan

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Watch Out for Ryan

Is Ryan Ross, a tormented kid on the fringes of Mare of Easttown, actually the key to everything?
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