Friday, July 12, 2024

You Tube Host Sean Evans (Who?) Gets Daytime Emmy Nomination, Beating Famous Names Like Ellen DeGeneres, Tamron Hall, Whoopi Goldberg


Sean who? Some guy named Sean Evans who hosts a show on YouTube was nominated for a Daytime Emmy award for Outstanding Talk Show Host last night.

Such is the power of YouTube that this Evans, whose name we’ll learn now, beat out Ellen DeGeneres, Tamron Hall, and a number of marquee names. Also, Sean Evans isn’t even on television! He’s on YouTube. His show, called “Hot Ones,” is on the internet.

That’s a big deal, I’d say. While syndicators are scrambling to find new faces for talk shows, this guy has an Emmy nod and no one knows who he is.

The Daytime Emmys for some reason released two categories last night the others will come today at noon. The actresses from “General Hospital” got three of the five top spots. (They could have had all five, really, as Maura West and Laura Wright didn’t make it, which is unusual.) There were no lead actresses from “Days of our Lives.”

Here are the two categories so far:

The nominees for Outstanding Talk Show Host are: Drew Barrymore (The Drew Barrymore Show); Sean Evans (Hot Ones); Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager (Today Show with Hoda and Jenna); Kelly Clarkson (The Kelly Clarkson Show); and Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest (LIVE with Kelly and Ryan).

The nominees for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Drama Series are: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy, The Bold and the Beautiful); Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, The Young and the Restless); and from General Hospital, Genie Francis (Laura), Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), and Finola Hughes (Anna/Alex).

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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