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Sonia Manzano to Recieve Lifetime Achievement Daytime Emmy

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by Pig's Laundry, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Sonia Manzano, who of course, we all know as Maria from "Sesame Street", will recieve the highest honor any TV actor can get, a Lifetime Acievement Award. The Daytime Emmys will be held on Sunday,May 1.
    Unfortunately, according to "The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences" the awards will not be broadcast on TV this year:

    "After months of negotiations to find show sponsorship, the NATAS Executive Board has decided that the current climate for awards shows prohibits the possibility of a telecast this year."

    That being said, it's still very exciting and hopefully the ceremony will be available to watch on the internet soon.

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  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Oh, let me guess: it's going straight to Netflix. :p
  3. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Nah, Netflix doesn't do live or award shows.
  4. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Current climate not conducive to an awards show being broadcast on television? :skeptical:

    Hollywood is the most self-congratulatory industry that exists. You can't go a month without seeing a promo for this award show on such network or that other award show on the other network's competitor. Regular programming is either pre-empted for the freakin' award show, or other times we get a double-episode airing to prep for the next week's pre-emption.

    Sorry, that should have been posted in the Rant Thread.
    Congratulations to Sonia Manzano, a true pioneer in TV history for all people proudly of PR heritage. :) :excited: :electric: :D
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  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    PREACH, BROTHA! PREACH! *Raise the roof*

    No, seriously, that is the ding-dong truth. As I've said before, country music alone has like four different award shows just for them. Not only that, but we just had another music awards, right after we just had the Grammy's. Sure, Hollywood is really self-congratulatory, but the music industry is perhaps the most smug and arrogant about it.
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  6. C to the J

    C to the J Well-Known Member

    Truth be told, the people doing the most immoral acts on award shows are always defiling the American way of life. Just thinking about it leaves me repulsed.

    Those who contribute to wholesome, educational shows for a living, on the other hand, truly deserve a lot of recognition. And I sure am glad Sonia is one of those people getting the award.
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I don't even see why they bother with a Daytime Emmy Award at all. Soap Operas are gone ('cept for like, 2 of them). Judge programming certainly doesn't deserve an award by any stretch of the imagination or definition. The only thing it goes to are talk shows and kid's shows, mostly of the preschool variety. I'd say, absorb that into the main Emmys and shove that in the technical awards. But for the record, at least the children's television that qualifies for DT Emmys deserve some recognition (it usually goes to Sesame Street anyway).
  8. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    That must be a great honor for her. I look forward to watching that.
  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I can still remember way back when when Caroll was receiving the award, and Big Bird was making the talk show rounds; I forget which show it was, but I remember Big Bird exclaiming, "Yay, Caroll Spinney! Go, Caroll Spinney! Wait . . . who's Caroll Spinney?"
  10. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I still feel like all of the original cast members deserve lifetime achievement awards.
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

  12. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Well that sucks. Oh well, I suppose this was a long time coming and well deserved.

    You know something? with all this attention Sonia's been getting lately,I almost feel like her leaving Sesame Street was just a big publicity stunt, lol.
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    If it was one of the Krapdashians, or Kanye getting the Lifetime Achievement Award, you can bet your bottom they'd do whatever it took to broadcast.
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    But they're not Daytime Television.

    I really wish dwmckim (or whatever his name is) would weigh in on this, but like I said, I'm surprised they're even bothering with Daytime Emmys anymore. Soap operas still exist somehow, and their fanbases are lucky as crap they haven't all been tossed in the woodchipper. There's barely any competition for those awards, and that's what audiences tuned in for. That's why there's still the Prime Time Emmys and why they're still a big draw. THOSE are the shows people care about. And yeah, they all either go to cable or internet exclusive shows. But there's still that excitement of big name stars competing for Best actor and best TV series.Who wants to watch "Best Sleazy Talk Show Hold Out from the 90's that are still somehow relevant," "Best FCC Mandated Educational/Informational Filler We'd Give the Time Slot to an Infomercial if we could," or "Judge Shows are still a thing and somehow deserve recognition, but we'll give it to Judge Judy because the others are just that generic?"

    Sure, maybe talk shows that have actual celebrity guests pushing something or game shows should get some recognition, as do the educational kid's programs. Other than that, why would they bother airing something that no one really cares about and the ratings were slipping the second ABC and CBS were talking about taking their soap operas around back and putting them out of their misery (or rather the misery of the trust fund brats that are responsible for Daytime programming losing money)?
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    So far, Sesame Street has picked up 3 Sound Mixing Awards at the technical Emmys.

    Still in a nice little ghetto away from the actual awards even though the main one won't be broadcast. Makes sense. Wouldn't want Judge Judy to have to sit through that long an awards show. She has a busy job of entertaining people even lower class than the ones she features on her show. :rolleyes:
  16. SpinneyBigBird1

    SpinneyBigBird1 Well-Known Member

    Here is the video of the entire Daytime Emmy's broadcast. Sonia's part starts around 50:30. Alan Muraoka, Emilio Delgado, Loretta Long, Alison Bartlett, and Bob McGrath are there too.
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  17. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Awesome! Thank you for sharing this!
  18. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    That was really cool. I couldn't get a close view of all the cast members, but it was good to see Gabi Regan aka the original Gabi on SS. I'm glad they incorporated the SS Muppets as well. I liked Rosita's reaction to the word Oscar. I'm glad Mario recalled Elmo being the ring bearer at Maria's wedding. They seemed to forget about that in "The Street We Live On" special. (Recall Elmo was shown in that flashback, but he acted like he wasn't there.) Seems like this show was way better with continuity. Lol.
  19. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I always thought that was weird. They stated that they were looking at a time before Elmo was born but, we could very clearly see him at Maria and Luis' wedding. Plus, the other clips they showed of Gabi's birth and Miles' adoption, Elmo was already a main character when that stuff happened.
  20. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Okay, so I just watched the tribute. Sonia's speech was very nice , and it was great that they got Rita Moreno, one of Sonia's biggest influences and also a CTW show alum herself, to present the award. I think this is only the second time i've seen Sonia tear up like that. The only other time being the "Goodbye Mr.Hooper" scene. Really nice to see all the old cast members their, especially Alison, who very rarely makes public appearances.
    My only complaint is that the montage seemed very half-hearted. It's like whoever was making it just said, "Yeah,sure, whatever, this scene had Maria in it, so we might as well use it."
    That being said, there were a few gems in their like the clip where Maria had big hair and was talking in a thick New Jersey accent. That clip hasn't surfaced yet.

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