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One-On-One Winners Press Room Video Gallery

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The 40th Annual Daytime Emmys have come and gone, and in the end it was Days of Our Lives shocking everyone winning for only the second time in the series history and their win since 1978 in the Outstanding Drama Series category in the finale of the telecast that aired for a second year on HLN!

The Bold and the Beautiful though, was the night’s big winner taking home gold for Outstanding Lead Actress winner, Heather Tom, for her portrayal of Katie Logan Spencer and her battle with post-partum depression. Emmy night marked the second year in a row for Tom that she won the Lead Actress prize. In her career, Heather has now won a total of five Daytime Emmys putting her just behind One Life to Live’s Erika Slezak (Viki) as the most decorated actress ever in the genre. B&B also picked up wins for Outstanding Directing Team, and Outstanding Writing Team headed up by the series executive producer and head writer, Brad Bell!

What would an Emmy night be without a tie! Well, there was one in the Outstanding Supporting Actor category! B&B’s Scott Clifton (Liam), who won his second straight Daytime Emmy but first in this category, tied with another previous winner, The Young and the Restless, Billy Miller (Billy Abbott)! And Miller’s cast mate, Doug Davidson finally won his first Daytime Emmy in his 35 year career with Y&R in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his moving performance as Paul Williams in the submitted episode which is the aftermath of Paul shooting and “killing” his own son, Ricky.

Days of our Lives Chandler Massey, took home the gold for the second year in a row for the Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for Will’s coming out story, and Kristen Alderson, in her first Daytime Emmy nomination ever, won for her performance as Starr Manning for a poignant performance in an episode of General Hospital! And speaking of General Hospital, another previous winner, the recently exited Julie Marie Berman took home another piece of hardware for her mantel for her portrayal of Lulu Falconeri Spencer in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category.

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On-Air On-Soaps was backstage in the One-On-One Winners/Press Room area where we were able to interview and spend some private time with the night’s big recipients. We got their initial reactions to their victory, posed some questions, and shared in their jubilation just moments after their names were called and they walked away with the prestigious gold statuette. Check our chats and special moments with newly crowned 40th annual Daytime Emmy winners: Kristen Alderson, Billy Miller, Chandler Massey, Doug Davidson, Heather Tom, Julie Marie Berman, Scott Clifton, Brad Bell and the B&B Writing Team, and Michael Stitch and the B&B Directing Team. Plus, we had the opportunity to talk to other big daytime winners of the evening including: Dr. Mehmet Oz, Ben Bailey, Mike Richards and the producing team from The Price is Right, and finally, the one and one only George Lucas who won his first Daytime Emmy in his long and decorated career.

Check out our video and photo galleries with the big winners of the 40th Annual Daytime backstage! NOTE: To see all the video and photos in their respective galleries, hit the NEXT GROUP icon to the right of the + sign in the gallery, or you can select clips and videos via the slideshow.

Below is this year’s honor roll and complete list of winners from both the Creative Arts Emmys and the 40th annual live Emmy Telecast. Congratulations to all!

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Outstanding Drama Series

Days of our Lives

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Heather Tom – The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Doug Davidson – The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Julie Marie Berman – General Hospital

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (TIE)

Scott Clifton – The Bold and the Beautiful

Billy Miller –The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series

Kristen Alderson – General Hospital

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series

Chandler Massey, Days of our Lives

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design For a Drama Series

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series

Judy Blye Wilson, The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design For A Drama Series

Danielle King, Costume Designer, The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling For A Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction For A Drama Series (TIE)

The Bold and the Beautiful

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Achievement in Live & Direct To Tape Sound Mixing For A Drama Series

Day of our Lives

Outstanding Achievement in Make-Up For A Drama Series

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Achievement In Multiple Camera Editing For A Drama Series (TIE)

General Hospital

One Life to Live

Outstanding Achievement In Music Direction And Composition For A Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control For A Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Original Song For A Drama Series

“Only Love Goes On Forever” – The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Stunt Coordination

Days of our Lives

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ATWT and ‘Vampire Diaries’ Alum, Zach Roerig Arrested For DUI

Another actor has been arrested for a DUI, and this one happened over Memorial Day Weekend.

News out of TMZ is that former As the World Turns actor, Zach Roerig (Ex-Casey), who went to appear in CW’s Vampire Diaries was taken in by the cops.

According to the report: “Zach was busted Sunday around 2:30 AM in Montpelier, Ohio. Police tell us, officers noticed Zach’s pickup truck did not have a front license plate, so they pulled him over.”

Apparently when the officer went up to the driver’s side window they noticed that Zach’s slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and say he, “reeked of booze”.

Roerig was arrested for  for a misdemeanor and was held overnight in a holding cell.  He was later released.

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Zach’s arraignment is set as of now for June 4th.

ATWT fans will remember Zach as part of the younger set in Oakdale comprised of: multi-Daytime Emmy winner Jennifer Landon (Ex-Gwen), Jesse Sofer (Ex-Will) and Alexandra Chando (Ex-Maddie), all who went on to primetime fame during their careers.

So, what do you think about the latest past or present soap star receiving a DUI? Remember Zach on ATWT? Comment below.

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Michael Swan and Margaret Reed Set For ATWT Reunion

More As the World Turns former cast members come forth during the COVID-19 pandemic to participate in Alan Locher;’s weekly ‘Locher Room’ virtual chats.

Newly announced on Thursday are former on-screen lovebirds, Michael Swan (Ex-Duncan) and Margaret Reed (Ex-Shannon).

Look for the twosome to appear on the upcoming Thursday June 4th edition of the reunion series, at 2 p.m. ET/11 a. m. PT.

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Remember Duncan and Shannon’s ATWT love story? Looking forward to seeing Michael and Margaret? Comment below.

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ABC and PEOPLE’s ‘The Story of Soaps’: What Was Your Review Of It?

Tuesday’s night airing of ABC and PEOPLE’s two-hour special The Story of Soaps featured many notable daytime and primetime soap stars, past and present, clips from backstage to classic memorable moments, and some participants who were providing commentary on the erosion of the daytime soaps in our culture.  Still others, maintained and realized that everything today is serialized from the news we watch, to some of Netflix’s most binge-watchable series, and of course, the birth of reality-programming.

Throughout the airing of the special, The Story of Soaps was trending on Twitter and social media either at the #2, #3 or #4 spots for the entire duration of the broadcast presentation, and the cancelled and beloved All My Children was also at one point trending.

However, known soap writers, journalists, ardent fans, and actors of the genre, were all on Twitter last night live-tweeting their thoughts as the special went down, and there was definitely mixed reactions and reviews, when all was said and done.

What the special did not shy away from, but tackled, was Luke’s rape of Laura at the campus disco on General Hospital. and how that moment now, as Genie Francis (Laura), so eloquently put, would be considered as ‘date rape’ in our culture.  The series even included a pivotal moment where Laura addresses Luke (Tony Geary) about the rape years later, after helping Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) through her rape ordeal.

John Stamos (Ex-Blackie Parrish, GH) got a bevy of “Right On’s!” for his comment that the soaps do not get the credit that they deserve and clearly came through as one of the soaps greatest supporters, as did former The Doctors and Knots Landing star, Alec Baldwin.

However, throughout the two-hours, Andy Cohen’s commentary was thread throughout; mostly citing soap’s demise and the creation of reality-programming and his “Real Housewives” franchise, that the special touted as the new soap operas.  It continued on the narrative that people preferred to see real-life drama then made-up drama on a fictional soap.  And while, that has been a trend in American culture for decades, the commentary came off as often out of place in a celebration of the soaps; and bringing in a lot of negativity to the special that soap fans were tired of hearing.

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In a lighting rod moment, Cohen stated: “I know Susan Lucci doesn’t agree with me, but I think that the Housewives have replaced soap operas because truth is stranger than fiction. Soaps became kind of unnecessary because you could do it with real people, and they’re writing the drama themselves.”

The special did also address the cancellations of All My Children and One Life to Live, (which many were not sure they were going to do – given this special was airing on ABC), where One Life’s leading lady and six-time Daytime Emmy winner, Erika Slezak (Ex-Viki) said what we all wanted to sa ywhen the ax fell on the towns of Llanview and Pine Valley, “People were horrified”.

Clearly, OJ Simpson and his murder trial and reality-programming were also given a chunk of time to show where the once mighty landscape of daytime soaps which once had 13 shows on the air, dwindled town to 4.  But, it would have been nice to see more time spent on how in this day and age, the people in this current landscape of the genre work so hard to get episodes done at an unbelievable pace, and how in that climate the performers still deliver gut-wrenching performances.

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Former Loving, OLTL and Breaking Bad star, Bryan Cranston, did point out how the once powerful soaps, just don’t have the dollars they used to, and need to, to help with production costs and their taping schedule.

Viewers were reminded of soaps’ socially relevant storylines including hankie-inducing moments from: Robin (Kimberly McCullough) and Stone’s (Michael Sutton) HIV/AIDS storyline on General Hospital, to Billy Douglas being a gay teen coming out on One Life to Live, played by a young Ryan Phillippe.

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There also did not seem time spent on the contributions of William J. Bell; one of the most prominent writers of the soap genre of all-time.

For many commenting on social media last night, there seemed to be a feeling of some glaring omissions of participants who could speak on this genre, who have been in the trenches as soap producers, soap writers, pundits, actors, and more, who were not included in the special.

So, what was your review of The Story of Soaps? How would you grade it? Do you feel it accurately reflected the history of the genre?  Were you happily surprised,  or when it came to the end where you over it, or somewhere in between? Sound off in the comment section below.  Below are some tweets from notables who have worked as an actor, a writer, and a journalist in the soaps.  

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