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The New York-based National Academy of TV Arts & Sciences, which runs the Daytime Emmys, has announced that it will pay for only one statuette per category winner this year, meaning that those who share a victory would have to shell out $350 apiece for their own statuettes.
As Hollywood press reports, the West Coast-based Academy of TV Arts & Sciences - even though it doesn't administer the Daytime Emmys - plans to dig into its own pockets and reimburse any West Coast winners who are asked to pay for their statuette.
In a letter sent over the weekend to its members ATAS says: "The Los Angeles-based Television Academy wants you to know that, as a matter of principle, we do not agree with this decision and do not believe that any Emmy winner should have to pay for their award."
ATAS and NATAS have battled off and on since the TV Academy split into two separate orgs in 1977. The Daytime Emmys will take place on June 15 in Hollywood.
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