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38th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations Announced!



The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations were just announced this morning by NATAS, and On-Air On-Soaps is pleased to say the waiting game is finally over! ABC’s General Hospital received the most nominations of any daytime series with 21, followed closely by CBS’s, The Young and the Restless with 20.

The Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2010 calendar year.  Associated Television International will serve for the third year in a row as executive producers of the Daytime Emmy Telecast.

So without further adieu in this morning early edition coverage… here are the Daytime Drama nominees in the major categories, including the creative crafts nominees. We will continue to bring you extended coverage throughout the day.

Outstanding Drama Series

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The Bold and the Beautiful

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Alicia Minshew All My Children

Debbi Morgan, All My Children

Colleen Zenk, As the World Turns

Susan Flannery, The Bold and the Beautiful

Laura Wright, General Hospital

Michelle Stafford,  The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Ricky Paull Goldin, All My Children

Michael Park, As the World Turns

James Scott, Days of our Lives

Maurice Benard, General Hospital

Christian LeBlanc, The Young and the Restless

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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Melissa Claire Egan, All My Children

Julie Pinson, As the World Turns

Heather Tom, The Bold and the Beautiful

Nancy Lee Grahn, General Hospital

Tricia Cast, The Young and the Restless

Bree Williamson, One Life to Live

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Jonathan Jackson, General Hospital

Jason Thompson, General Hospital

Brian Kerwin, One Life to Live

Doug Davidson, The Young and the Restless

Billy Miller, The Young and the Restless

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Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series

Brittany Allen, All My Children

Lexi Ainsworth, General Hospital

Emily O’Brien, The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series

Scott Clifton, The Bold and the Beautiful

Chandler Massey, Days of our Lives

Chad Duell, General Hospital

Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team

As the World Turns

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

The Young and the Restless

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Outstanding  Drama Series Directing Team

The Bold and the Beautiful

General Hospital

One Life to Live

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Special Class Short Format Daytime


Tasty Time with Zefronk


New Approaches – Daytime Entertainment

What If – OLTL, AMC, GH web series

The Clarence Update – The Bold and the Beautiful

Driving Jersey

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Hall of Us

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Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design

All My Children

The Bold and the Beautiful

General Hospital

One Life to Live

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Achievement In Costume Design for a Drama Series

All My Children

The Bold and the Beautiful

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Achievement for a Casting Director For A Drama Series

Judy Wilson, All My Children

Mark Teschner, General Hospital

Julie Madison, One Life to Live

Camille St Cyr, The Young and the Restless

Photo: Robert Milazzo

Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling For A Drama Series

All My Children

The Bold and the Beautiful

One Life to Live

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction For A Drama Series

All My Children

General Hospital

One Life to Live

The Young and the Restless

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

All My Children

General Hospital

One Life to Live

The Young and the Restless

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Outstanding Achievement in Makeup For A Drama Series

All My Children

The Bold and the Beautiful

One Life to Live

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing For A Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

General Hospital

One Life to Live

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition For A Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Original Song for a Drama Series

“Bad for You,” General Hospital

“Home Again,” General Hospital

“Starr X’d Lovers,” One Life to Live


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

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

The Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards will be broadcast from Las Vegas for the second year in a row on June 19th, 2011 over the CBS Television Network, hosted by Wayne Brady, the Emmy Award winning actor, singer, and comedian and host of the CBS game show, Let’s Make a Deal. The 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to game show hosts Pat Sajak of Wheel of Fortune and Alex Trebek of Jeopardy!

The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards gala, which honors the craft behind the many shows that grace the Daytime genre will return to the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles on Friday, June 17th, 2011.

A full list of all nominees in all categories can be downloaded at

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Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH) should have received a nomination for Patrick’s confession. She totally rocked that scene.

I cannot believe that Eric Sheffer Stevens did not receive a nomination!! Unbelievable!

I agree — ESS was wonderful as was ATWT. I still miss the show.

Well, I do hope that they just personally delivered an award to Eric Sheffer Steven’s house because that’s how much he deserved it. Don’t even bother with nominations for him. Just hand it over.

Days of Our Lives always get the shaft when it comes to these awards. I’ve watched those other shows, they’re not that good.

Was so hoping ATWT would get a drama series nod but very happy for Colleen Zenk, Michael Park (Love him!), Julie Pinson, and writing team. That final hour was so well done. Disappointed Stevens was not on the ballot as he created a new and at first difficult-to-like character that was so vital to many storylines and the dramatic arc that closed the series. Likewise for the lack of love for Maura West and moreso for Kathryn Hays. Hays carried a lot of story in the final year and did so with such grace.

My other big disappointment: Why overlook OLTL in favor of B&B? OLTL has told such strong stories and done so with quality at all acting and production levels. And hooray for Brian Kerwin and Bree Williamson but there are a few other actors in Llanview deserving of nods left of the list.

As for other noms… Glad to see the roster includes Tricia Cast and Billy Miller for Y&R, Debbi Morgan and Melissa Claire Egan for AMC, and Chad Duell for GH.

I must say that I do think the nomination process is flawed. My evidence of this is B&B’s wins in recent years, mainly for storylines and moments that yes, were moving and notable, but not reflective of consistent day-to-day quality… which is what the Best Dramatic Series Award should address. I used to enjoy that series but repetitive storylines, abrupt character shifts, lack of consideration for history, and eye-rolling plot developments leave me unfulfilled.

And why are there six nominees ffor the actress categories… and five for the actor classes?

I’ve been watching B&B since my wonderful ATWT went off the air and i agree….B&B has some good stories but they’re not consistent.I love Don Diamont, He’s so good when he’s bad.But overall ATWT even at it’s worst was better than most, and the acting was usually quality.I miss it , especially my beloved Van Hansis who with Eric sheffer Stevens gave us the beautiful story of Luke and Reid!

Congrats to Julie PInson, Michael Park and Colleen Zenk! Wish that Terri Conn would have been nominated though.

Sooo thrilled for Laura Wright’s first nomination.

I can’t believe Eric Sheffer Stevens didn’t get the nomination. He really changed the “face” of ATWT ,since he took the role of Dr. Reid Oliver, and did it to perfection. I know for a fact that so many people are going to be disappointed for Eric, esp me. In my books Eric deserves it !!!!

Even though Eric was wonderful to watch as Dr. Reid Oliver and with Van Hansis i couldn’t pick out a really good scene to showcase his talents and believe me i’ve watched his scenes more than once.i think if Van would have submitted himself(which he chose not to do) I think he would have gotten an Emmy nomination.He had so many great scenes to choose from.I think there should have been an Emmy nom. for best couple of all time .To me Van and Eric as Luke and Reid would have won without a doubt.Their chemistry was off the charts and unlike anything i’ve ever seen! Congrats to Michael, Colleen, and Julie.i hope they win so we can stick our tongues out at TPTB that cancelled this wonderful soap!

I’d choose the elevator scene. There were a lot of different acting skills in this scene. As for the chemistry b/w these actors it was a real phenomenon. Something you see once in a very long time.

Michelle Stafford deserves an emmy she is the best in daytime by far.

I agree and JAMES SCOTT FOR LEAD ACTOR. However, Im surprised DAYS got a nomination for writing as their writing at the moment is shocking and horrible, hence their low ratings.

Very excited and pleased for Y&R and B&B.
DAYS…………oh dear! Feel bad for them!!!!! Should have submitted Alice Horton’s memorial! Glad they’re up for Writing!!!!!!!!!!!!

Days of Our Lives got the shaft? Ha, they were lucky to get that one nomination for James and his overacting. No, the real injustice is that Days got an outstanding writing nomination? For what??????? OMG! The idea of Dena Higley being awarded for the trainwreck that is Day of Our Lives. Wow, every year there is always one jaw dropper and that one definitely is it.

Congrats to James Scott an deserves emmy for his work. He’s the best daytime actor. I’m so happy & GH Jonathan Jackson amazing actor Congrats! Venice wow Congrats Crystal chappell very smart and talented person.


Hat’s off to AMC…..Debbie Morgan/Alicia Minshew,Melissa Claire Egan, well deserved nods, Melissa was overlooked last year…..Colleen Zenk, should win….for being ovelooked in the past….as far as the men are concerned…Eric Braden was the only actor to me that did an outstanding job of acting last year……..and he was not even nominated…General Hospital does not deserve anymore awards..the storyline is old, boring, a just twist on the old mob story…that is what is going to kill them off by ABC Television… Young and Restless will take it this year…..

A hearty congratulations to Tricia Cast and Doug Davidson who prove that – even after all of these years – they still got it!! 🙂 I’ve always thought Cast was an underappreciated talent. Very happy for all of the nominees, but still dismayed at the lack of love for the amazing Stacey Haiduk on Y&R last year. She was omni-present on the GC canvas for so long and shined in every one of her scenes. WTF?! Also, the snub of Melody Thomas Scott has me convinced that the PTB at the Daytime Emmy’s are smoking crack.

So Thrilled that Venicetheseries got a nomination for an Emmy. This soap is awesome and everyone involved is pure talent! Congrats to Crystal Chappell and Kimmy T.

Congrats to Crystal Chappell and Kimmy T for you Venice nomination and good luck <3

Glad to see that both Nancy Lee Grahn and Johnathan Jackson got nominated from GH cause out of that entire cast they are by far the best actors

I was sad to see that there will be no Sammi Brady award speech, but I am sure Michelle Stafford will give a brilliant acceptance speech

Lexi Ainsworth should win but the fact that MOLLY BURNETT was not nominated should be a crime that young woman had a fab year and deserves all the credit.

Happy to see laura wright finally get a nod… a little upset not too see steve burton… and what happed to OLTL it is clearly the best show!!!!!!

very dissapointed Jacob Young didn’t receive a nomination for the cancer story.

Whats with only 3 noms for the younger set. I thought oltl kristen and eddie alderson would get nominations. Kristen drives story year round. She is badically lead, and by far the best of the teen set.

I was afraid that Eric Sheffer Stevens would not be recognized for his wonderful performances on ATWT because of his short tenure. I really hate it. I think some of these actors just chew on the scenery. There is no nuance. I’ve also heard that politics is involved, but who can really say. It is what it is. Maybe his primetime show will be a hit and he’ll be nominated for a primetime Emmy.

I don’t think it was because of his short tenure.I think he had no really strong scenes by themselves..If more of his story could have been submitted he would have had a chance because Reid evolved from a snarky self absorbed Doctor who became a tender , caring person because of his love for Luke and his love from Luke! Truthfully the Luke / Reid story deserved an Emmy because it was wonderful to see Eric and Van and the chemistry they had!

I do think that tenure in the soap genre had something to do with it. I also read or heard from several sites that the voting is political. I read that GH and The Young and the Restless voted in a bloc, hence the large numbers for those shows. That doesn’t mean I think those actors are bad. It just means that they had a better chance to be nominated in the first place. The bottom line is that the awards lack credibility and they need to do things differently if they continue. They need to find a process that garners more respect.

First off OLTL summited the musical episode, so they got what they had coming. My early guess base on the stuff I saw

Lead Actor
Favorite: James Scott (strongest reel from start to finish)
Spoiler: Bernard (great screens with Lexi at the end but in over the top sonny mode to start the reel) Ricky Paul (Just plays the nicest game in daytime)

Lead Actress:
Favorite: Susan Flanney (I think those reels are going to sweep anything they up for)
Spoiler: Morgan (strong in the reels but should of summited the standalone)

Supporting Actor:
Farvorite: Jackson
Spoiler: None, thorugh it not for trying as I think this is the one group that each choose their best work.

Best Series
Farvorite: B&B
Spoiler: none

Best Writing:
Favorite: B&B
Spoiler: GH (It would be spoiler for lead if their summited the shooting too).

Congratulations, also, to Emily O’Brien who caps an inredible six year run as Jana Hawkes-FIsher with an Emmy Nomination! This must be a very bittersweet moment for her, to be sure! I will miss her contributions to Y&R, but know she’ll be successful in her next endeavor. Wishing her all the best!

Congratulations to all the nominees – particularly James Scott, who really had his work cut out for him making silk out of a sow’s ear on Days. Can’t believe the abysmal writing on that show actually got a nomination. GO JAMES, GO!

There is no possible way that the people nominated in Eric’s category are more deserving. It seems they’ve chosen to select a certain group of people by favor rather than talent since noone is more talented than Eric Sheffer Stevens and no two people more engaging and giving of their profession than Mr. Stevens and Van Hansis.

i don’t think anyone was more deserving to be singled out more than Van and Eric…in Vans case he chose not to submit himself, but in Erics case I don’t think his reels really showed what he could do in the time they allowed.In my mind there are no actors more talented and more endearing on and off the screen than the wonderful van and eric!

Basically the same people every year… What exactly did Michelle Stafford do this past year to get a nom??? Her character hasn’t done anything but chase Sharon around. Same goes to Christian Leblanc (who I love btw) , Michael did nothing.

I don’t think you guys get how the nomination process works – each show/performer submits an Emmy reel, and all of the judging is done based on the reels submitted. It relies on nothing more than the one reel. The sensational Michelle Stafford submitted the reel where she finally told Nick to get lost (at that time, anyway) after months of running back and forth between Phyllis & Sharon. It’s really a powerful, powerful scene with tremendous skill and poignancy – definitely Emmy material. I think that Christian LeBlanc must have entered one of the episodes from the Lauren/doppleganger s/l.

Well I definitely understand the Emmy nom process, and think it stinks! Michelle Stafford has one good episode all year long and that earns a nomination but Maura West on ATWT had a solid YEAR and gets robbed. And the process is a little different than just submitting reels. I read other soap actors vote for their peers on other shows just to get pre-nomed. So you don’t have to be the best or most deserving – all you have to be is popular among your friends. It’s very disappointing that talent like Maura West, Sharon Case, Eileen Davidson and Melody Thomas Scott gets overlooked for others who are nomed every year and have one good scene to submit.

Those were powerful reels!!!!

How in the WORLD was Michael Muhney (Adam Newman) NOT nominated? I don’t understand…

So Christian La Blanc and Michelle Stafford get nominated for having their noses up the characters backside all year you know Sharon and Victor. It is rigged they both are not that good Yuck!


arianne zucker/Nicole should get best actress on Days

Very disappointed that Eric, Trent, and Maura didn’t get nominated, but the worst part of the nominations is the writers at ATWT did get a nomination. The only thing that saved their lousy writing (especially in the show’s last few months) was the incredible cast. I really hope B&B takes the writing award, well, really, any of the others in that category, just NOT As the World Turns!
Hoping Michael and Colleen take trophies home.

As a long time watcher of ATWT i don’t want the writers to win at all.They had a storyline for Luke and Reid and they destroyed two of the best loved characters ever….Reid by killing him off and Luke by leaving him alone and grieving after he finally found a grown up love with Reid.Not to mention that they left long time viewers like me and all viewers who loved the LuRe story totally devastated.So i don’t think they deserve an emmy, but they certainly deserve the worlds biggest Booby prize!

That scene when phyllis played by michelle stafford tells nick its over was breathtaking! She is a brilliant actress that deserves that emmy!.

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Billy Miller Memorial Scholarship Endowment Created at His Alma Mater to Help Others ‘Realize Their Dreams’

Two months since three-time Daytime Emmy-winning actor, Billy Miller passed away, the beloved All My Children (ex-Richie), General Hospital (ex-Jason/Drew) and The Young and the Restless (ex-Billy) star, will now have a permanent scholarship endowment in his honor at the University of Texas at Austin which was Miller’s alma mater.

Through the scholarship, it will be able to help radio/television and film undergraduate students with financial need. Billy’s family and friends have established this permanent scholarship in his memory, naming it the William Jon Miller II “Billy Miller” Memorial Scholarship. They hope the endowment will be a legacy to his life and love of acting.

Before becoming soap-famous, Billy graduated from the the university’s department of Radio-Television-Film (RTF) at the Moody College of Communication. On its official website, they shared the news of this special memorial scholarship and how Miller died at the age of 43 after surrendering his life to bipolar depression, which he struggled with his whole life.

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Megan Hubbell, Billy’s sister, expressed, “We want something positive to be held in his name in perpetuity through the University he loved. He would be honored to know that even in death, he can help someone else realize their dreams.”

She added how she hoped her immensely talented brother will be remembered: “I hope BJ (as Billy was known by to his friends and family) is remembered for the kind-hearted, silly, funny, goofy, generous, beautiful soul that he was His megawatt smile, deep belly laugh and gorgeous mug were gifts on screen, but his true self was a bright light that will be carried with us forever.”

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According to Miller’s family, Billy had his picks of schools and UT was his first choice. When he first came to the university, Billy started in the zoology program before switching to radio-television-film, where he felt he belonged. Miller was one of just 20 students at the time accepted into the department’s prestigious production-sequence program.

“BJ was extremely proud to be a Texas Longhorn and always remembered his time there fondly,” Hubbell said. “The time he spent at UT allowed him the space to explore who he wanted to be and what he wanted to accomplish.”

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In honoring her brother’s work and strength to persevere in the often heartbreaking world of entertainment, Megan related: “I always admired the guts it took to go after a dream in Hollywood that so many people tried to discourage. He heard, ‘You’ll never make it’ more times than I care to count, but he used those comments as fuel and said, ‘Watch me.’”

Miller’s roles went far beyond those on daytime soap operas, as throughout his career he played major parts in primetime’s Suits, Ray Donovan and Castle to name but a few.

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In his death, Billy’s family is encouraging people to take stock of their own mental health. “BJ would want anyone struggling with intrusive thoughts to seek professional help,” Hubbell said. “Do not suffer in silence or try to muscle through on your own. Mental health is vitally important and shouldn’t be spoken about in silos behind closed doors but rather in open forums with open arms. Shame has no place in the discussion to seek help.”

To donate to the William John Miller II “Billy Miller” Memorial Scholarship click here.

Share your thoughts on Billy’s family and friends, along with his alma mater, setting up this memorial scholarship endowment to help other talented young people in financial need get a shot at realizing their dreams via the comment section below.

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‘Live with Kelly and Mark’ Scores Touchdown in Ratings with Taylor Swift-Inspired ‘Halloween: The Eras Show’ Delivering Largest Audience In Over A Year

More great numbers for Live with Kelly and Mark. The talk shows Live’s Halloween: The Eras Show scored an impressive 2.9M total viewers on October 31, making it the most-watched Halloween episode in four years, according to the Nielsen ratings.

The episode also delivered some of the highest ratings in seven months for the morning show, particularly among women 18-49 and 25-54. Live’s Halloween: The Eras Show also pulled in a 1.92 household rating, as well as a 0.47 among women in the key 18 to 49 demo and a 0.69 among women 25 to 54. Those are up over the last two years of Halloween episodes and since Consuelos first started in the co-host chair back in April.

According to Deadline, Live’s Halloween: The Eras Show, also pulled in the largest audience numbers for a single episode in more than a year and half.

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As is tradition with “Live’s Halloween” episodes, they are always filled with costume and pop culture moments and special guest surprises. Ripa and Consuelos were right in step with the biggest social media love story at the moment; that of Swift and her burgeoning romance with Kansas City Chiefs Tight End, Travis Kelce.

During Halloween week which started on Monday, October 30, Live was up up 11% versus the week prior in total viewers, and averaged 2.6 million viewers throughout the week.  Year-over-year, the talk show was up that week by 15% in terms of total viewers.  It looks like the former All My Children’s alum on-screen chemistry is just as palpable as it off-screen; as the two marrieds are making quite a successful run together on morning television.

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So, what do you think of the impressive numbers for the Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos on ‘Live’? Did you enjoy their recent Halloween episode? Share your comments below.

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‘All My Children’ Star Peter White Dead at 86

Peter White, best known to soap fans as All My Children’s Linc Tyler, passed away this week at the age of 86. The cause of death was revealed to be melanoma.

The late actor’s former AMC co-star Kathleen Noone (ex-Ellen Shepherd Dalton) confirmed the news to multiple outlets sharing that White died in his home in Los Angeles of melanoma on Wednesday, November 1st. His death was first reported by Soap Hub.

White’s first soap opera role was actually on The Secret Storm in 1965-66. Then in 1971, he joined CBS’ Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, where he took on the role of Dr. Sanford Hiller. However, he became soap-famous for his role as Linc on All My Children which he began in 1976 and it would be a role he would play on and off till 2005.

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In story, Linc was in love with Kitty Cole and later her sister Kelly (both played by Francesca James), despite his mother Phoebe’s constant interference and disapproval.

Peter later appeared in numerous primetime shows including: The Colbys, Knots Landing, Dallas, Sisters, Hill Street BluesThe JeffersonsThe Paper ChaseThe West WingStar Trek: Deep Space Nine, Sisters, and more.  His film roles included: Dave, Flubber, Armageddon, Thirteen Days and First Daughter.  

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However, White jumpstarted his entire acting career in 1968 with the starring role as Alan McCarthy in Matt Crowley’s original Off-Broadway production of The Boys in the Band.  Later, the drama was made into a landmark 1970 film, White and his original co-stars were all featured in it.

Share your condolences and remembrances of All My Children’s Peter White via the comment section below. But first, check out this clip when Linc was trying to help Kelly after the murder of Eddie Dorrance.

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