Daytime Emmy 2009 updates

daytime_emmy_x01This years Daytime Emmy Awards will have a new look, a new sound, and a prime-time host. Consulting executive producer Al Schwartz talked to Soap Opera Weekly Magazine and shared some the highlights that will make this year’s show an event to remember.

Host Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty) will do an opening number traditional of the recent Oscar Awards ceremony hosted by Hugh Jackson earlier this week. “We’re doing a fashion show that we’ve never done before. …Seven soaps will be featured in the fashion show. It won’t be a runway fashion show; it’ll be more like a photo op, with photographers snapping pictures of them in front of the audience. It will be capped by the all-time diva, Susan Lucci (Erica, All My Children). ”

To read the full article loaded with details about the show, pick up the September 1 issue of Soap Opera Weekly Magazine on newstands now.

The Daytime Emmy Awards air on Sunday, August 30 at 8pm on the CW.

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