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The 47th Digital Drama Winners


NEW YORK (July 19, 2020) – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) tonight announced the honorees in the Digital Drama categories of the 47th Daytime Emmy® Awards.  Jai Rodriguez, producer and actor from the Emmy® Award-winning show, “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” hosted the hour-long ceremony live on the National Academy’s new online viewing platform.

“Tonight, we honor the outstanding work being done in the digital drama segment of the Daytime Emmy® Awards,” said Adam Sharp, President & CEO of NATAS. “Live-streaming from our new Watch the Emmys® app powered by Vimeo, the National Academy continues to recognize and embrace the new and innovative changes that are shaping the future of our great industry.”

All NATAS programming is viewable at and its apps.

This year’s Daytime Emmy® Awards received nearly 300 entries in the Digital Drama categories, representing 25 separate shows entered across the genre. The nominees included the first two transgender acting nominees in Daytime Emmy® history, as well as the first performance nomination for a drag performer.

The Daytime Emmy® Awards have recognized outstanding achievement in daytime television programming since 1974. The awards are presented to individuals and programs broadcast between 2:00 AM and 6:00 PM, as well as certain categories of digital and syndicated programming of similar content. This year’s awards honor content from more than 2,700 submissions that originally premiered in calendar-year 2019, judged by a pool of 1,000 peer professionals from across the television industry.

All voting was tabulated by the accounting firm of Lutz and Carr, LLP.

A full list of tonight’s winners follows and is also available on our website,





Paul Pillitteri (NYC)
B. Harlan Boll (LA)

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational, and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Awards for News & Documentary, Sports, and Daytime television programming, as well as achievements in television Technology & Engineering. NATAS membership consists of more than 18,000 broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the United States. Beyond awards, NATAS provides extensive educational programs through its foundation, including regional and national scholarships and Student Production Awards.


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Outstanding Performance by a
Lead Actress
in a Digital Drama Series

Jade Harlow as Lianna Ramos                                     Amazon Prime Video
      The Bay The Series 

Outstanding Performance by a
Lead Actor
in a Digital Drama Series

Kristos Andrews as Pete Garrett                                 Amazon Prime Video
      The Bay The Series

Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress
in a Digital Drama Series

Tina Benko as Helen                                             
      The Rehearsal

Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor
in a Digital Drama Series

Tristan Rogers as Doc                                                  Amazon Prime Video
      Studio City

Outstanding Guest Performer
in a Digital Drama Series

Lin Shaye as Diane                                                       Netflix

Outstanding Writing Team
for a Digital Drama Series

After Forever                                                               Amazon Prime Video
      Michael Slade, Kevin Spirtas

Outstanding Directing Team
for a Digital Drama Series

The Bay The Series                                                    Amazon Prime Video
      Gregori J. Martin
      Kristos Andrews