The NATAS, the group responsible for the Daytime Emmys, has continued to try to keep up with the changing times in modern-day television. So this year, the Daytime Emmys will present two new categories:
1) Entertainment News Program - I did not know that there were now categories for shows like Extra and Entertainment Tonight, but now they will be eligible for this new category which will focus on: "programs covering the entertainment industry with a focus on human interest, popular culture and celebrity gossip and interviews." This is actually a large group of shows that have previously been excluded, so it is not a bad addition.
2) New Approaches Drama Series - In order to enter the Daytime Drama Series category you have to have aired at least 35 episodes. So the Daytime Emmys have added a category for newer daytime programs that don't air that many episodes. I don't particularly like the phrase "new approaches", but as more series move to this format, this will be an interesting category to watch.
The full press release is here: http://emmyonline.org/day_41st_new_categories