Yesterday morning, here! became the first LGBT network to win a nomination for a Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award. here! Networks' Ribbon of Hope Celebration was nominated in the Outstanding Special Class Special category. here's press release:
“We are grateful to receive our first Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award nomination for the ‘Ribbon of Hope Celebration.’ As we continue to fight this deadly pandemic our program recognizes the excellent work done by the television industry to promote HIV/AIDS awareness and education,” said Paul Colichman and Stephen P. Jarchow, co- founders of here! Networks and executive producers of the “Ribbon of Hope Celebration.” “We continually work to entertain and inform, and the ‘Ribbon of Hope Celebration’ represents an important part of our mission. To be the first gay and lesbian network nominated for a Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is truly an honor.”Also of note, after two Outstanding Younger Actor nominations, Van Hansis earned his first nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Luke Synder on As the World Turns. The Ellen DeGeneres Show again led the pack in talk show nominations with 12. The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be telecast on August 30, 2009 on The CW and will be hosted by Vanessa Williams.