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40th Annual Daytime Emmy Nominations Announced! Did Your Favorites Make It Into The Finals?



The nominations for the 40th annual Daytime Emmys were announced this morning on Good Morning America and by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).

The Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, as they are known, 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 2012 calendar year.  This year’s gala will return to the prestigious Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA and be telecast on the Turner Broadcast Networks, HLN on Sunday evening, June 16, 2013.  The Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards gala, which honors the crafts behind the many shows that grace the Daytime genre will return to the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles on Friday, June 14, 2013.

“These exciting nominations officially launch the 40th Anniversary of the Daytime Emmy Awards,” said David Michaels, Senior Executive Director, Daytime.  “This will be a true celebration of the 40 years of Daytime Television focusing on the past, the present and the future of Daytime.  Congratulations to all the nominees!”

In the Daytime Drama Categories it was The Young and the Restless who topped all the shows in daytime scoring 23 nominations, followed by General Hospital with 19 nods, Sesame Street with 17 Days of our Lives with 17 and The Bold and the Beautiful with 15.   One Life to Live also received 3 nominations.

Congratulations to all the nominees! Here now are the nominees in all of the Daytime Drama Categories:

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Outstanding Drama Series:

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

One Life to Live

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Susan Flannery, The Bold and the Beautiful

Peggy McKay, Days of our Lives

Michelle Stafford, The Young and the Restless

Heather Tom, The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

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Peter Bergman, The Young and the Restless

Doug Davidson, The Young and the Restless

Michael Muhney, The Young and the Restless

Jason Thompson, General Hospital

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Julie Marie Berman, General Hospital

Melissa Claire Egan, The Young and the Restless

Jessica Collins, The Young and the Restless

Katherine Kelly Lang, The Bold and the Beautiful

Arianne Zuker, Days of our Lives

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

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Bradford Anderson, General Hospital

Jeff Branson, The Young and the Restless

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

Hunter King, The Young and the Restless

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, The Bold and the Beautiful

Lindsey Morgan, General Hospital

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series

Max Ehrich, The Young and the Restless

Bryton James, The Young and the Restless

Chandler Massey, Days of our Lives

Freddie Smith, Days of our Lives

Outstanding Series Writing Team:

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The Bold and the Beautiful

General Hospital

One Life to Live

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Series Directing Team

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

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

Days of our Lives

The Young and the Restless

General Hospital


Outstanding  Casting  For A Drama Series

Judy Blye Wilson, The Young and the Restless

Marnie Saitta, Days of our Lives

Mark Teschner, General Hospital

Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design For A Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling For A Drama Series


The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction For A Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

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

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

Outstanding Achievement in Make-Up For A Drama Series

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Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing For A Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

One Life to Live

Outstanding Achievement In Music Direction and Composition For A Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

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Outstanding Original Song

“Just Like That” General Hospital

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

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

Outstanding Stunt Coordination

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

Terry James

What do you think of the  performers and the shows that made it into the finals?  Who do you think should win? Who do you think got snubbed?   Let us know!  We will have more Daytime Emmy news throughout the day!

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Wow……………Y&R really cleaned up the nominations!
FINALLY, Katherine Kelly Lang made the list of nominations.
Why in the world is Bryton James nominated for Younger Actor??? He didn’t do anything!

B&B will win Best Drama!!!

How in the world did KKL get nominated. She is not a good actress. Guess they didn’t have too many to pick from.

KKL was LONGGGGG overdue. I’m happy she’s nominated!!


Why are you getting mad at the show? Ms Case submitted a reel, she got a pre nom. It was the final panel from the Academy that decided on the nominations, and it will be members of the Academy that will vote for the winner. It has nothing to do with the show. If you want to protest something — don’t watch the Emmy broadcast, complaini about the way nominations are selected, but don’t stop watching the show, that is a little like cutting off your nose to spite your face.


Sharon Case is the best actress why are these nobody untalented there? Sharon case was robed like no other! I am sick of this this must stop! i will not watch!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHARON CASE DESERVES THE WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


REALLY????? WTF? What happened to the star of Young and the Restless best actress Sharon Case as Sharon Newman!!!!!!! You MUST of forgot her name I pray! She is the best actress!

What? Michelle Stafford? NOOOOO MCE aka Chelsea con artist! NOOOOO! That Avery cry baby! OKAY HELLO! Were is Sharon case? You forgot Sharon case the winner of course!

Yeah what about Sharon case she has really delivered that time she was on the run and that lady took her car wrecked and got killed and when Sharon was in the diner and saw it on the news that look on her face was classic and where she burned down victors house. Then again not all actors submit their work for an emmy I know Robin Strasser from one life to live doesn’t.

You forgot Sharon Newman aka Sharon Case! That is the winner! She was outstanding! She was put through more than I have every seen in 34 years of soaps. What a fantastic actress. I see people on there like MS MCE and JC all suck! #Y&R If Sharon does not win I protect the show enough already the writing has gotten so bad!!!!!!!

Your joking! PLEASE tell me this is a bad joke! it’s April fools Day right??? Okay why is it I do not see my favorite Sharon case in lights with stars rainbows and hearts around it? HUH? But I do see Ms. Cry baby EZ bake oven Avery and the worst character and Con artist who’s only talent is to complain and get pregnant on the show is up there!!! Im so disappointed! In the academy of Daytime for not recognizing the stellar performances by Sharon Case aka Sharon Newman Young and The Restless this year! I can not tell you the shock and dismay I have . Very upset! SHAME ON DAYTIME ACADEMY!

Sharon Case snubbed. Shameful! Doug Davidson Snubbed Shameful yet they have these idiots like MCE aka Chelsea and JC Avery who I can’t stand. Also MS really aka Phyllis. Again??? She will never win. We know its going to SF. Susan F. B&B

Yes, I agree Sharon Case was BADLY snubbed!!!!!
I was upset about that!!! 🙁 🙁

Bill, DD is nominated for Lead Actor!!! Look at the list!

In the Supporting I will be real shocked if KKL does not take this one home if she had put herself in lead she would of had to go up against Flannery I am sure that is why she put herself in supporting. I can’t see where ME or JC had the material to get the nomination. I guess cooking class and crayons were the motive yuck.

Doug Davidson didn’t get snubbed- he is on the list for Best Performance by a Lead Actor– Hopes he wins it– he deserves it.

It’s almost 35 years I’m watching Y&R. It most definitely was Sharon Case’s year. This was supposed to be her second win! Very disappointed in what is going on. MCE and JC who play Chelsea and Avery are the worst characters I can’t even deal with it. 🙁 🙁

I think the ladies of GH got robbed!!

I agreed. LW and FH should have gotten one. Suprised Maurice didn’t make it either.

Especially Finola Hughes

Kelly Sullivan should have been nominated!

I think Connie from GH should have been nominated for her split personalities. Her reliving the rape was incredible acting.

Kelly Sullivan for sure! The nominees from GH are ridiculous! I know the big 50th anniversary was on April fools day but damn what a joke! Lindsey Morgan?! Really?! I’ve never seen anything like this. I know sometimes the deserving actors get snubbed but that’s because the nominations went to other shows, not their own shows rejects! Someone’s dropping acid.

Absolutely AGREE!!! Finola and Laura lost out. GH lost out in a lot of the acting categories.

Completely robbed!

ESPECIALLY Kelly Sullivan, OMG

Finola Hughes got snubbed!

WTF! besides Jason Thompson all the nominees from GH are the ones I fugues wouldn’t make it thru the first cut. The panel must be drawing names out of a hat. The girl they dumped as Kristina because she can’t act got nominated?! Come on, this is hysterical. Makes GH look like crap tv on emmy nite when,it’s actually the best show on daytime by far. What are these people smoking?


I could not agree more, Matthew! GH has been the best soap last year and currently! Finola being snubbed with all of her work with Robin’s death and the Faision debacle is absolutely ridiculous!

There must be a conspiracy against GH’s powerhouse cast taking home any Emmy’s and instead if flat out snubbing the show they took the sneaky route and nominated everyone who thru their name in the ring with no reel to back it up. The panels obviously on crack.

Yeah, Peggy McCay got her nomination.

i will say this for sentiment.

I miss Shawn at the Brady Pub.

Caroline’s scenes w/Bo were Tears.

any scenes she has now…. w/Kayla and Victor are paid attention to.

her storyline – however short – were Affecting.

Yes, but Finola Hughes is all around perfection not just for a short
stint that Days has conveniently ended.

I miss the original Brady Fish Market the most 🙂

The actors on Y&R are stellar, but the stars in the sky go to Michael Muhney, Michelle Stafford, and Melissa Claire Egan!! Non Pareil!

NO! I am so sick of this MCE as Chelsea Y&R I can’t take it! I think the show is over #Y&R. Why is she even on this show! #RIDICULOUS!

she was nominated for emmys on AMC… and I don’t get it. (?)

what is her game? she doesn’t keep my attention…

so, i must be missing her act.

she’s doing the same thing, like on AMC…. keeping the couple’s apart….
JR and Babe
Adam and Sharon.

outside of that… no real permanence to draw from….


They threw Sharon Case under the bus after giving her the lousiest roles in daytime history. She gave her all to the garbage and this is what she get. Only to be overlooked because Stafford is their golden girl. This has got to stop and believe me it will. There’s an old saying and so very true. You reap what you sow. Stafford has done nothing this past year that is deserving of an emmy nod. It’s favortism. Something has to change. Case has been done wrong for way too long and it needs to stop. She is an outstanding actress and she deserves better writing than what they have been giving her. With the slop they have given her lately she deserves better than to be tossed aside like yesterday’s news.

I agree. Sharon Case was so robbed! So sad what they did. She had this with a land slid. She gave a very diverse performance ever this past year and she keeps giving it to us. Im a fan 35 yrs with this show and I know she was supposed to win best actress. We all know what is going on here! 🙁

YAY One Life to Live!!!!

there was only 4 nom in each category. OLTL wasn’t announced this morning for Best Drama. Probably was a typo.

I hope OLTL isn’t getting over looked again! They deserve a piece of the pie & more.
Erika Slezak is THE BEST along with Robin Strasser!

OLTL should have swept the nominations! I watch most of the shows and the last two weeks of OLTL was by far better than anything else last year! Even better than Ron’s writing on GH!

Lindsey Morgan?!?!?

Are they deaf dumb and blind?

It could have been worse. Molly (don’t know her real name) got the pre-nom. LM is difinitely a more deserving one comparing to Molly.

Lol RJM! They must be all three. If the category was called ‘Worst actress that can’t cry real tears or convincingly deliver a single line’ then You could justify her nomination.

some VERY pleasant surprises!

And some highly disturbing ones!

scott clifton????? are you serious???? all he did was stand there looking baffled in every scene……………..

I agree with you and they were others more deserving

I think Kelly Sullivan should have been on the nominee list.
She was fantastic during the whole Kate/Connie

totally agree

I don’t watch Y&R but judging by the reaction from fans on here it sounds like the panel nominated all the dime a dozen actors from that show just like the bench warmers that were nominated for GH. The

panel didn’t watch the reels. They watched The Walking while filling out their ballots.

Congratulations to Michelle Stafford. So we’ll deserved! She has been backbenched since new regime arrived and yet she is BOSS. So richly deserving. I could watch her read the phone book. I was looking forward to self entitlement seething rage from Muhney but he got nominated.
Now we have to live with his grandiose of perceived greatness. Loved that Jason, Peter and beautiful Doug got the nomination. He was so flawless in the Ricky storyline.
Sorry about MTS surprised by McKay did not know she was lead. Not surprised Case was not nominated..she should have put in for supporting. Scratching my head at Collins and James..Congratulations to all. These are my opinions and does not reflect my total. Disdain of Muhney&Case

YOU WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHARON CASE DESERVED to win ten fold! It’s almost 35 years I’m watching Y&R. It most definitely was Sharon Case’s year. This was supposed to be her second win! Very disappointed in what is going on. MCE and JC who play Chelsea and Avery are the worst characters I can’t even deal with it. BOOO HISSSSS 🙁

I agree that Michelle Stafford may still have that it factor – that take no prisoners – ACT. however… her belonging is tired… growing weary…..

Sharon Case delivered a multi-faceted year….

did she save Y&R from doldrums….. from spiraling.

judging from fan and serial press…. YES.

So thrilled for Doug Davidson.

i am too – hope he wins!!!

I do to Mary because he has been on this show next to Ms. Copper the longest no backstage drama no diva behavior no crying on Twitter about lack of storyline no making dirty comments behind his costars backs. Class act I will be crossing my fingers DD!

Chandler Massey is more Supporting that Younger Leading Man – doh.. Peggy McCay?? Exactly what did she do that deserves an Emmy nod? Where are the ladies from GH? Congrats to Jason Thompson & Ari Zuker.

The whole system is based on a reel that is under 5 minutes worth of work. Peggy McCay most likely submitted her scenes when she was coming to grips that she might have dementia. The problem is the whole awards system is flawed– I think it needs to rework or done away with.

I agree with you Mary. It has always been flawed and shouldn’t be based on a 5 minute reel but a majority of good work for the good year like Finola Hughes who is always on target in all her scenes not just a short story arc. Oh well..

Extremely pissed off!!! Y&R was absolutely HORRIBLE last year. 23 noms?? Are u kidding me???

i hear that the y&r has a big voting block,therefore the great showing for their show,i agree it sucks, but obviously if you have more people eligible to vote, they will and thats what they’ve done, even if they know they are not that deserving.

Block voting??? Well, I know who’s responsible for this……JILL FARREN PHELPS!!!! I think I remember hearing that she pulled the same stunt when she was at Another World.

My guess is that they got nominated for stuff late in the year AFTER MAB was long gone.

Sorry I have not seen an improvement Y&R still stinking it up all new people we care nothing about.

Y&R has gotten better now……..The writing has been good, a bit boring but the writing is still good!

LOL…. high 5 Shawn.

Extreme measures need to be dealt…. the ridiculous nature of the NATAS….


seriously… honestly…..

judge correctly… with a passion.


The Ladies of GH…Laura Wright best actress in alllll of daytime
Kelly Sullivan AMAZING!!! Both ROBBED!!!! Emmys are not based on acting
It’s based on favoritism #overtheemmys

Yes you are so right Rod thanks for saying what I was thinking I would like to see Doug pick it up for Best Actor because this will probably be the last chance since he is once again being used for props for other undeserving cast members on that show. Lead actress would be nice if Peggy Mckay took it just because everyone else has won one. Even though I did not see her work since I do not watch Days.

Couldn’t agree more, Rod!

The ladies of General Hospital were ROBBED! Kelly Monaco and Laura Wright should have been nominated.

Oh my god. Where. the hell. is FINOLA?!!!!

Lol is that y and r got nominated for writing and hairstyling. this was before the new regime. Seriously! Finola got snubbed and kelly monaco gave a good performance last year. if gh had submitted the previous action episode, the would have gotten a stunt coordination nom.

Finola Hughes and Robin Mattson not being on here is ridiculous!! Why in the world are there only 4 Outstanding Lead Actress nominations? This sucks!!

I agree with all of you regarding the ladies of GH. Something’s rotten in Demark here. Kelly Sullivan (remembering Connie’s rape) was also an exceptional stand-out. Not nominating her, Finola, Robin, etc. makes no sense when you look at someone’s acting who is definitely not as seasoned, Lindsey Morgan as Kristina, who got a nomination, not to mention Y & R getting 23 nominations, when it was talked about all year how the show was pretty bad. This nomination process sucks!

Joel they are a joke anymore it is based on who kisses behind it make me sick!

Are they kidding me? How do Finola Hughes and Laura Wright get left out of the Lead Actress category? That’s an absolute travesty.

I’m also shocked to see that Roger Howarth for Lead Actor and Robin Mattson for Supporting Actress didn’t make it. They were both fantastic on GH last year. I would have thought they would have been a slam dunk for a nomination.

Did the people that vote on these nominations actually watch the tapes that were submitted, or do they just randomly check off whatever names on the list that they feel like checking off?

That’s the only explanation when someone like Lindsey Morgan gets a nomination, and no disrespect to her as a person, but she was not good on GH, and people that deliver day in and day out, like Finola Hughes, Laura Wright, Roger Howarth and Robin Mattson get left out. Very disappointing.

On the positive side, I’m very happy for Jason Thompson. At least they got that one right. I hope he wins.

I forgot to mention Kelly Sullivan as well. Another one that was pre-nominated and got left off the final list. How great was she during the peak of the Kate/Connie storyline? I remember watching her performances last year and thinking, “might as well shine up that Emmy for her right now”, and she doesn’t even get nominated. So many terrible snubs this year.

I agree with you!

Agree completely! I’m so damn ticked off!

Agree completely!!!

ditto on the slam dunk….

it’s numbing to have to realize – how every year –

and this isn’t even about my favorites…

GH left out on so many nominations….

Very happy for GH and OLTL! And congrats to all of the nominated performers, especially DOOL’s Chandler Massey and Freddie Smith. However, I agree with those who are saying that the Finola Hughes snub is inexplicably wrong.

It seems GH got snubbed in several categories. Very disappointing.

You all need to look at Frank Valentini, who has a horrible track record when it comes to nominating things. Ergo, the reason why GH probably didn’t do so well in the acting categories. With Y&R/B&B pretty much dominating the acting cats, I don’t see Y&R winning Drama Series, unless it was something that Jill Farren Phelps submitted that was far more superior than anything Maria Arena Bell did. If that’s the case, then Y&R may have a shot.

However, I’m thrilled for KKL for finally getting that elusive Emmy nom that she has so richly deserved over the years. My bets on her to win Supporting Actress. I’m also thrilled that OLTL finally got a Drama Series Emmy nod. It’s about time. Despite being a Y&R/B&B fan, I’m really hoping that OLTL takes the Drama Series Emmy.

Michael, it was MAB’s work!!!!!
B&B got best Drama unless if they decide to give it to OLTL……..

This is the reason why so many people don’t watch the ceremony…..because it always seems to be lop-sided when it comes to the nominations. I’m glad to see that OLTL made it for Writing & Drama Series though.

You are right about that, And I am also happy for One Life To Live, That soap is and will ALWAYS be my favorite soap, It is the best.

Sharon Case got snubbed again, but she get’s snubbed practically every year.

Politics are really bad over at Y&R it is really a click why do you think the same actors are nominated every year whether they have story or not very surprised but happy DD made the final cut.

I like Sharon Case, too, and if she is ever to win a nomination or Emmy, the writers need to realistically make her character strong. We need to see Sharon Newman really evolve into someone other than the drippy punching bag she has become (Thank you, MAB!). Let me see her risk something, lose something, find something in herself (not others!) to achieve or succeed or try (even if she fails). Sharon needs some stakes in life. Case is a fine actor done no ofavors by the plot lines given her in recent years.

It took until now — 25years! — for Katherine Kelly Lang to win a nomination. Why? Because Brooke Logan was played as a real human being who took a journey with Stephanie, one that challenged and changed her (until B&B threw Brook at Bill Spencer and suddenly all that strnegth and individual spirit conferred upon her by Stephanie was left on the Big Bear forest floor!).


I watched Y&R for years….

heart sentiment….. Sharon Case.

yeah, she married in to the Newmans…

you have the Newmans – the Abbotts – and even the Chancellors…

yet… Sharon Case… stands out.

It is a lovely gesture all five broadcast dramas, including OLTL, received a nod as Best Dramatic Series. Still, I think only three merit the nod: GH (for consistent excellence); B&B (for the “Stephanie dies” storyline alone); and OLTL (its grand and satisfying finish on ABC).

I quibble with the noms for Y&R and B&B in the writing category. Serial dramas do seem to rely on recycled storylines but these two shows rely too much on that, and the storytelling quality has been less than what it has been in other years. Y&R surely gets lots of love from the academy, and in a year when the series was not strong overall. Allowances for the actors on the show, several of the best received noms today. I just wished they were served by better writing. Special cheer for Doug Davidson!

I am not embracing the acting nods for Bryton James on Y&R and Lindsey Morgan on GH. I think the nominators should have looked closer at Morgan’s on-screen sister, Haley Pullos. I also offer the idea that a Younger Actor should not be kept out of the Best Actor category only by age. Chandler Massey as Will on DOOL surely deserves a nom with the “big boys” as he carried (carries!) his storyline and is a lead on the series.

Glad to see Katherine Kelly Lang from B&B get a nomination. The B&B powers-that-be miss opportunities to go new challenging places with Brooke (please stop the endless mind-numbing mistakes in men) but her scenes with Susan Flannery in the “Stephanies dies” storyline were very good indeed.

And what about Peggy McCay from DOOL? Very good to see her name on the list today.

I am missing Finola Hughes (GH), Roger Howarth (OLTL and GH) and Robin Mattson (GH). I think they should be on the roster, too.

Chandler deserves to win no matter what category but you are right…he should be up there with the leads!

Can someone tell me if Venesa Marcil’s run is up on General Hospital. I thought she was hanging around, for awhile…….. not permanently, but for a little while. She appeared at just after April 1st, and last aired Friday April 19th. I don’t call that hanging around for awhile…..

Anyone know anything.

But they said Jax was hanging around, and he hasn’t been seen, only but to usher Brenda back in Port Charles and thus dump her.

Anyone know anything

Doug Davidson, (Paul Williams),The Young and the Restless should win this… The storyline with his son Ricky.!!!! A stellar performance from this fine actor… Please give Mr. Davidson more scripts worthy of his talent… He can handle it!!!

You are right. It will be between him and Michael Muhney. Muhney is good. He came in and made the Adam character his own. Davidson should have won it last year. He has been giving some stellar performances lately. They should give him more heavy roles to play because we all know he will nail them. The best leading actors on the show are Davidson and Muhney.

Agree. It’s time for DD to win!!!!
Shame PP didn’t make the final list for Supporting Actor!

Good for General Hospital and One life to live.

There are two who really deserve to win!!! The greatest of all time Susan Flannery who gave absolutely incredible performances and so did the stunning Katherine Kelly Lang as well!!!

Glad to see KKL finally got a nom. Too bad she had to go supporting to get it.

Don’t know why OLTL is on for Best Show as it wasn’t even on for a month in 2012, was it? But they go by one ep, so there you have it.

Nice to see Michael Muhney nominated.

Overall, I’d say I’m happy. There are some names I’d like to see, but that’s always the case, isn’t it?

Oltl was robbed last year from a nomination for best drama where clearly it was the best show in 2011. I would say its a nice surprise. In my opinion I think oltl should win for writing if they submitted those episodes involving Vicki’s speech. That’s what daytime soaps are all about.

I really think GH overall should have gotten more especially in the acting! I watched all of them last year and GH was always #1 for me, OLTL was #2, and after OLTL was gone Y&R took #2 in my opinion. The quality of the acting… for a whole show follows my favorite rankings above with individual exceptions… like Susan Flannery. To have GH miss out on so many truly talented performances is very shocking and disappointing.

With 11 fabulous actresses in the pre-nom process… to come up with only 4 is very sad!!! The 11 ladies are all very talented and their performances were great… but there are only some that would be stellar and in my opinion of the 4 nominated… only 1 was stellar and there could have been at least 2-3 more that were stellar worthy and they were not nominated… very unfortunate! There has for at least the last few years… been a CBS/Sony bias and it has continued into this year!

With 10 fabulous actors in the pre-nom process… there should have been more than 4!!! Of the 4 nominated I agree that they were nomination worthy… but 2-3 others are missing from the nomination process.

In both the supporting actress & actor categories… I am very disappointed with the final nominations… many missed opportunities. The only good thing about only 4 and of the 4 selected… my favorite… Bradford Anderson should have his best shot at a win this year!!!

Within the younger category… huge missed opportunities occurred… enough said!

Someone should tell the folks at GH who to pay off for these noms next year, because this is a joke. Aside from Jason Thomson, the others are not only the wrong actors to be nominated, but the ladies? Come on! Laura Wright, Kelly, Kelly Sullivan, Finola Hughes, Robin Mattson, where the hell are they? Even Roger Howarth should’ve been nominated! BB and Y&R got everything, which makes no sense unless it was a public vote. This has to be rigged.

ITA- the whole award system is either corrupted or simply a popularity contest with members voting for people they know. Most of us work day in and day out, and the reward is doing a job well and getting paid for it. I don’t need a little statue on my shelf- so why does the performing arts community whether it is film or music have this constant need to award their works? One reason- to promote themselves- it all about spin, not talent– about money, not excellence– time for the all these awards shows to go bye bye. I would love to see all actors refuse to submit reels next year and end this madness.

This list is unbelievable!! Where is Finola Hughes and Kelly Sullivan?! Why the hell is Bryton James, Max Erich, Hunter King, Jeff Branson, Jessica Collins, and Bradford Anderson nommed?! This is a joke! I’m happy Doug Davidson got a nomination, but where is the guy that played Ricky? He did a FABULOUS job in those bathroom scenes with Doug. I’m also happy Michael Muhney got nommed, but where is Sharon Case?! She did some of her BEST work in 2012! Lead actress and supporting actress, I guess won’t even matter with Flannery and Lang’s reels this year, and rightfully so, but I would like to see more people who deserve nominations be on this list.

I am hoping Kristen Alderson wins though, its a travesty that she has yet to win an Emmy with how many years she’s been on soaps and how many terrific performances she’s turned in,


that it’ll be Flannery and Lang’s year –

along… with the upset that Michael Muhney could and deserves a win… just as much as the ubber best Jason Thompson.

i’m venting now… it’s a major upset and will be unbelievable till show time… that this has all happened.

KKL is a lead actress, what an insult!

Congrats to Ari Zucker, she definitely deserves this, hope she wins!!

Does anyone know what scenes the nominated actors and actress submitted? Has this info been released?

I agree, Ari NEEDS to win!


How the hell did General Hospital not get more noms than Young and the Restless? Y&R was HORRIFIC last year and is slowly getting worse by each day! GH last year and to this day, have had compelling, emotional stories that turned out outstanding performances, especially from the ladies!! Robin Mattson, Finola Hughes, Laura Wright, and Kelly Sullivan completely deserved to be on this list. Kelly Monaco also was very powerful during the baby-switch storylines! Not to mention Maurice Bernard and Roger Howarth who were also brilliant in 2012! I’m happy to see Jason Thompson rightfully get a nom, but that doesn’t flush out the fact that 90% of these nominations read like a bad joke. I shouldn’t be surprised since this has been happening for the past few years, but I always hope that they will do better… and they never do. Pathetic.

this is an emotional tearful letdown….

no way else to explain this unnerving….. pathetic turn of events.

General Hospital’s Ladies…. are superlative…. individually and collectively…

Robbed! Pure and Simple.

I was so ready for this years show….

giving my all to GH’s….. actresses.

you know… i just read the ommissions and get tearful….

Happy for DOOL, especially Chandler and Arianne, but I find it hilarious that DOOL’s writing team wasn’t nominated! The show sucks and the ratings are low! So glad DOOL’s writing team didn’t get nominated!


drum role….. the fabulous Nicole and stepped up to the plate and knocks it outa the park Will…..

these two deserve the accolade…..

gotta throw in my fav…. Sonny.

He’s big timing it now.

geez! days writers….. can we PULHEASE… see… watch more Justin and Adrienne.

You make me sick and your opinions are. Offensively. To people and crew who work on the show

SO happy for Jacqueline MacInnes!!!! Good luck sweetie!!

As far as B&B for best writing team and drama. I don’t know about that one. All B&B fans know there’s been a certain triangle going on for the last three years that we’ve been begging them to end. As far as Stephanie’s death, that scene caused pandemonium with the fans. There were more people outraged about that then ever before. The B&B hotline crashed, their twitter was overrun. They really pissed off alot of fans with that like I have never, ever seen before. So I don’t know about them being the best writing team last year.

Where did you hear that??
Stephanie’s death was beautifully written and Celtic Woman performing!

Wow Y&R got more nominations than GH! I think the women of GH got snubbed.

Outstanding Drama
tie for GH & OLTL

Outstanding Younger Actress…
Kristen Alderson, GH

snubbed are Robin Mattison & Roger Howarth on GH

Outstanding Writing Team
tie for GH & OLTL

Outstanding Directing

Outstanding Scenery Design

It is sad, but the NATAS have become nothing more than bullshit..

I would be happy if there were no phony NATAS..
Let the public vote and not have a swayed panel decide..


there you have it…. people

i’m saying it too….. “this is bullshit”.

excuse us on occasion….

serious grievous error….

Happy for Jessica Collins! Love her. I think Sharon Case and Kelly Sullivan should have also been nominated. Shame!

Where is Laura Wright and especially Kelly Sullivan!!!????!

what a crying shame…


especially for my girl…. Kelly Sullivan…

i’m still reeling with this.

it’s unconscionable – this defies explanation?

So, it is true…Michelle Stafford is someone’s golden girl. Sharon Case won that lead actress nomination face and hands down this go around. Stafford , no way. Something is wrong. I thought Lang belonged in the lead actress category. I believe they are trying to force some things down our throat that just aren’t there in the cards. Oh, well…………………………..The viewers should pick the winners so it can be fair. I have a problem with this. Something’s wrong. If Michael Muhney does not win for the lead actor category, I know for a fact that it’s something fishy going on.

The awards this is bad baloney that stinks to high heaven..

I am beyond thrilled for Katherine Kelly Lang! This recognition is long overdue. Congrats, KLL.

One Life To Live was so well-done right before it left network television – I really hope their amazing achievement under horrible circumstances gets recognized!

I vehemently agree with everyone who has rightly said that GH actresses Kelly Sullivan,Kelly Monaco,Finola Hughes,Laura Wright ad Robin Mattson were completely and utterly ROBBED. Roger Howarth and Maurice Benard should have nominated,as well. I hope at least Jason Thompson wins and that GH wins Drama Series and the technical awards.

your statement alone….

means… let’s not bother watching the emmy’s….

it’s a travesty…. a lie….

Connie – Sam – Anna – Carly – Heather….. Todd and Sonny. Top of the line ACT.

what are they on? the voting panel?

what retardation planet do they reside?

it’s clear cut…. Susan Flannery, B&B
Jason Thompson, GH
Katherine Kelly Lang, B&B
Bradford Anderson, GH


I’d love to see DAYS – Ari Zuker, “Nicole” – DOOL…. WIN to acknowledge Salem’ites.


Stunning to even believe or surmise that this happened.

whats to say… thankfully so many fans are more right than wrong.

And millions of GH fans agree with you ..

The awards this year are disappointing , disreputable and a farce..

((( I protest) ))!!


17 nominations!

A new record!

LOL….. ok….. last year they had 16.

Salem’ites WIN something! LOL.

red carpet for GOLD.

They had 15 last year and won 4.

Days needs to have wins this year! I am hoping for Chandler and Arianne, but Freddie and Peggy did a great job as well! But why is Arianne under Supporting instead of lead? That should be where Peggy is under!

I’m still staggered by all this…

the wind has been let out of my sails…

let alone who i wanted to even be considered and should have been submitted…

the ommissions… are glaring… and can’t believe.

General Hospital…. your actresses – collectively – REAL.

Nobody is happy with the nominees ..
That is what happens when there is panel who chose and not the public..
Undoubtedly the panel is made up of Y&R lovers..

What theses awards amount to is dress-up night bullshit, a steaming pile of bull ..

I won’t be watching, it is only fair.. (eye for an eye thing lol)
that panel had upset me so eh with them not watching..
I will go on-line and to see who the loser’s were, after it over over….

GH was over the top great this year as were many of the actors, shameful there was no notice of them..

this is all like the shot heard round the world….

where do we kick some ass!

Days Of Our Lives

Jackie Cox Talks On Latest Return to DAYS, An Offer for Dimitri, and Life as a Performer In and Out of Drag

On the Monday, December 4th episode of Peacock’s Days of our Lives, Jackie Cox is back and hell hath no fury like a drag queen scorned! With revenge the order of the day on Leo Stark (Greg Rikaart), Darius Rose (Cox out of drag) arrives in Salem with a plan.

As Dimitri (Peter Porte) is about to turn himself into the authorities to save Leo’s skin, Darius gives Von Leuschner a talking to; letting him know that Leo deserves to rot away in prison, and so, to help Dimitri out of town, Darius has a tempting, and yet outlandish way to do just that!

Cox first appeared on Days of our Lives during the limited-series Beyond Salem in 2021 and then on to the mothership in 2022. The drag artist and Rupaul Drag Race alum took time out from his busy touring schedule of his holiday show, Jackie and Jan’s Jingle Jam (coming to a town near you), to speak with Michael Fairman TV all about his recent return to the long-running soap opera, playing ‘soapy’ versions of Jackie/Darius, and if there’s more story to come.

In addition, Jackie talks on the often misperceptions of the art of drag and drag performers, working with his DAYS co-stars since first appearing on the series including: Rikaart, Porte, Billy Flynn (Chad AKA Belinda Chinashop), and much more. Check out our chat with the incomparable Jackie below.

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You get asked back to DAYS, once again. Were you shocked that you got the call to return?

JACKIE: You know, what’s so funny is ever since my appearance on Beyond Salem a couple years ago, the fans kind of picked up on this little connection with me and Leo. Which then, Ron Carlivati (head writer, Days of our Lives) kind of expanded into my storyline last year where I came and broke up Leo’s wedding with Dr. Craig Wesley (Kevin Spirtas). What’s amazing is the DAYS fans now think they have seen me in places in the story that I’m not. Like, I was one of the prime suspects for the murder of Abigail DiMera, or I’m somehow helping Leo with other things. (Laughs) The fans have amazing imaginations of their own. I think Ron and the team picked up on that a little bit and have kind of found different ways to work me back into the storyline, which is so cool. I’m there, even when I’m not. That’s so fun for me.

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As viewers saw on Monday’s episode, you are not in scenes with Greg Rikaart but Peter Porte. Was that a surprise for you coming back to tape a new episode?

JACKIE:  When they called me to come back, I thought I’d be working with Greg again as I have been very much a part of his storyline. However, it was really fun working with Peter, because we didn’t get to work together much on Beyond Salem, even though we were both there. It was fun to kind of like build a connection to Dimitri, because I think that’s such an interesting character.

Were you ever a fan of Days of our Lives before you were even on it?

JACKIE: I would pop in and out when I was a kid when I was homesick. My mom would let me watch a little bit. So, I remember the Stefano of it all, and Hope, and all of those storylines are still in my ether somewhere from when I was young.  Coming into it now, and to see where the storylines have expanded into even more is great. The world is bigger now than maybe it was in the nineties. So, the fact that you have a drag queen dealing with an immigration problem, and getting back at her ex, I think is so wild to me. I couldn’t imagine that kind of a storyline happening back then, but it’s so cool to see now.

DAYS, at times, had shown a lot of forward-thinking to its audience that I don’t think you’d necessarily see on the other current soaps. The way they’ve had you, and other gay, or sexually-fluid characters or romances, or introduced drag into the storylines – all these things they had implemented along the way to make the soap, in its current form, a little more progressive leaning. They are also not on network TV anymore, but on a streaming platform, which gives this most likely an assist, as well.

JACKIE:  What I love about it is, sometimes people just don’t think that we exist. You know what I mean? Maybe drag queens are something they just heard about and they don’t know what we are. I think what’s great is this character is me in my real life. I am Jackie Cox. I am a drag performer who goes around the country to different places and performs and stuff. So, for that to also be my character, it’s not like, “Why is she a drag queen?” It’s like, “Well, that’s just who she is.” I just happen to be there and I know that the daytime audience is so diverse. I love that they get to just see a little bit of my real life brought into Salem in this way. You can’t deny the fact I am Darius Rose and Jackie Cox.

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It looks like Darius had a plan to ‘help’ Dimitri?

JACKIE: I don’t know if I’m as much helping Dimitri as if I have ulterior motives. I’m pretty frustrated with Leo. He is this charmer and he always gets what he wants. But I think at this point, I’ve had it with him and his schemes. He didn’t get that emerald. He didn’t give me the money from the Beyond Salem. He left me for Dr. Craig Wesley and I’m tired of it. I want to get back at him. Now that I find out he has this hot new little boyfriend, I know just how to do it because Dimitri better watch out, because he has not yet dealt with Jackie Cox yet. I have quite the persuasive offer you’ll see during the episode, and in the performances. I do think you see Dimitri really consider me and consider what I have to offer, which is to steal him a way, and help him escape to Canada with me.

We see you as Darius and Jackie in the episode, but there is a reason for that.

JACKIE: Yes! What’s fun for the audience is, I think, is there’s this tease during the episode, which is, “How are we going to get Dimitri out of here?” So, we take a page from the old drag book of tricks, which is walk right out the front door and let them look right at you, because drag is an amazing disguise. I think that Dimitri should have, could have chosen to be a fabulous drag queen and leave with me, and we could run across the Canadian border together and done cabarets in Montreal! (Laughs).

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So, this is what Jackie/Darius wants to pull off in the episode?

JACKIE: Oh yeah, and also me, in my real life, (Laughs) I wouldn’t mind doing a cabaret in Montreal. That sounds like a good life to me. I think coming to Dimitri with this offer, which is: “Come with me across the border. Let’s get away from Leo. You haven’t been hurt by him the way I have, but I know you will be.” I think for the Darius side of me, you get to see a little bit of the softer side, in a sense. I really am hurt by Leo and the things that he’s done to me, and had been keeping me from – getting a green card in this fantasy version of my life. I really want to get back at him. What I love about Peter as an actor is, as we were working through this scene, we were able to find all these other levels. I kind of build this little connection through our episode of maybe I’m offering him something that he hasn’t even thought of before, a different kind of life where he’s not this Almanian crook, but maybe he can be a free gay man, maybe drag queen in Canada with me. That’s what’s on the table and the audience sees that. Unfortunately, he doesn’t choose me at the end, but that’s not going to stop me from putting on a fabulous look and walking outta there, anyway.

So then as he leaves, is Darius hurt by all of this?

JACKIE: I’m a little hurt. I don’t think my revenge cup is full at the end of this episode. There’s still a burning little desire for me to get back at Leo by the end of this and maybe a desire for me to just get back into Salem and see if I can find Dimitri again. Let me tell you honey, looking at Peter Porte is not very hard and maybe there’s more men in Salem for me … yet. (Laughs)

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Ya never know! What was your takeaway from previously working with Greg Rikaart? Had you known Greg before taping Beyond Salem?

JACKIE: No. Greg and I met right then, and it was so much fun. Right away in those first couple of moments, we decided we needed to up this whole backstory, like just the two of us, and then it ended up on the show: that we were from New York, and we were in cahoots together, and then apparently we got married. and all this kind of subtext we worked in. For Greg and my character on DAYS, it was not about us being hot and heavy with each other. It was more about seeing each other as partners in crime very much from the beginning. So, that’s where the hurt for me comes in. I thought Leo was my main ride or die, but clearly he is not.

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Ron Carlivati has a penchant for writing these types of campy stories. Did you speak with him at any point, and talk about the fact that you would like to do more appearances on DAYS?

JACKIE. Ron did just come to my Christmas show in New York a couple weeks ago. We had a little chat. I can’t say much, but I didn’t die at the end of this. So, there’s always room to come back!  There’s always room for more Jackie.

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Do you find there’s lot of misconceptions about drag queens and people that perform in drag?  Do you think there’s an underlying misunderstanding of it within our culture?

JACKIE: There are a lot of misconceptions. A great example of it for me was last year when I came to Craig and Leo’s wedding. Once I got out of drag, Craig, wasn’t sure how to address me. I just was very clear with the pronouns I prefer out of drag. That was just something that was a matter-of-fact conversation that could happen between any two people. I think sometimes, everyone is scared of what they don’t know or they don’t understand, or are afraid of having a conversation that they think is going to be really horrible. I think the average person, no matter who you are, no matter what side of the political spectrum you are, no matter what gender or sexual orientation you are, everyone just wants to get along in general and have a decent experience walking around the world. I think if you see people like me and my character who’s a drag queen, who’s younger than for example, Dr. Craig Wesley’s character, having just a quick little conversation and then we move on … it’s not a big ‘falling on the sword’ moment. There’s nothing horrible happening. Drag can be a performance. It doesn’t actually matter who you are. Drag is just an expression, and if you love it, great. And if you don’t, you don’t have to come to my show. It’s okay.

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What did you think about Belinda Chinashop (Billy Flynn), Sonny Delight (Zach Tinker) and Amanda Bottom (Chandler Massey) in the drag show scenes in Beyond Salem? Did you give the guys any pointers, or were you just stunned at how good they were?

JACKIE: We had just shot my drag stuff with them before, and they were like, “We’re doing this later this week.” I was like, “You guys will be fine. Don’t you worry.” They had amazing makeup artists come in and help them, which was great. I think that’s the biggest part. Billy Flynn told me, it was so fun for him to get to do it. I love that. Next time I come to Salem, I think there needs to be a reason for me to get Belinda Chinashop back out of the trunk.

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You went to college at UCLA in their theatre department, didn’t you?

JACKIE: Sure did. I went to UCLA with Blake Berris (Everett). Blake and I were in the same theater program together and he booked DAYS I think right after college or while we were in college. It was amazing. He started so young. Now, we’re on this show together! How funny! We were like, “Oh my, God. This is amazing.” Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see Blake when I was there this time this time. Hopefully, the timing works out next time. I don’t think Ron Carlivati even knows that we went to school together.

Were you determined once you left UCLA to become a successful performer? What trajectory were you on at that point?

JACKIE: I went to UCLA and I really focused in on theater because I love theater so much. I didn’t actually really do much film or TV, even though it’s the school of theater, film and television. I loved the theatre. Then, after school I moved to New York because that’s where theater is. I got to New York and I realized that the theater industry was not for me, at least at that time. This was 15 years ago or so. It wasn’t quite as progressive, even in the theater industry, as it is today. I mean, to be on Broadway, you kind of had to be this big strapping hunk back then. I didn’t really find a place for me there. I did find it in New York with drag, and that really unlocked something in me. I kind of started building this career as Jackie Cox. I’ve been doing drag now for 13 years. So, for me to come back around to what I maybe kind of started doing in the first place is very interesting. We will see what happens.

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Now, would you want to take on more roles as yourself, as Darius?

JACKIE: That’s the thing. These days, writers are actually writing material that really connects to who I am. I really want to play more characters, bringing myself to the role is something that’s important to me. So, whether it’s drag, whether it’s a character, whether it’s incorporating some of my Middle Eastern heritage in there, those are all things that I want to bring to life, whether it’s in or out of drag. It’s all on the table. It’s definitely something where I still want it to have that authenticity, to have that reason where it’s me, the actor, not just someone who hasn’t lived it.

So, if you end up with an expanded role of Days of our Lives, would you take it?

JACKIE: Are you kidding? In a heartbeat! My only question to myself and to the writers out there is, am I still going to be me … or is it revealed that I’m not actually Jackie Cox, and that I’m just some delusional fan who thinks I am? (Laughs)

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In closing, how is Jackie when she walks out the door after this episode?

JACKIE: Jackie walks out the door with a renewed sense of purpose, a burning desire to eventually get back at Leo, and maybe a new friend in Salem. Those are the things that I walk out that door with, for sure.

So, did you enjoy seeing Jackie Cox back on Days of our Lives? Should the soap opera continue to weave Jackie/Darius back into the storylines with Dimitri and Leo and company? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Days of our Lives Peter Porte Stars in ‘Yuletide the Knot’ Holiday Movie on UPtv

Sunday, December 3rd, Peter Porte (Dimitri, Days of our Lives) stars in a holiday rom-com on UPtv, entitled Yuletide the Knot. Not only is Porte the romantic male lead, but he is also one of the producers of the movie.

Yuletide the Knot premieres tonight at 7 pm ET. Porte stars opposite Mary Antonini who take on the role of Rachel. Also appearing are Kelly Jakle, Kelsey Scott and Melissa Peterman.

In story, Rachel, a small-town wedding planner (Antonini), is tasked with planning a Christmas ceremony for an influencer couple. But her big plans hit a major snag when she is partnered with the bride’s manager, Logan (Porte), who is actually her first love and high school sweetheart. Will Logan and Rachel soon be kissing again under the mistletoe?

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Taking to his Instagram to share some background on the movie, Porte revealed: “I got the script in 2019 and was excited to come on board as an actor as well as producer. After months of planning, we were headed to Colorado with truckloads of Christmas decor and a start date of March 13… 2020.  Three years, countless pivots, pulled favors, and a pandemic later, my tenacious and wildly talented cast and crew made and sold a movie and I couldn’t be more proud. Let’s all get in the holiday spirit together!”

To locate UPtv stations in your area click here, or you can stream the holiday movie on UP Faith & Family here.

Watch the preview for Yuletide the Knot below.

Now let us know, will you be checking out this holiday rom-com featuring Peter Porte? Let us know via the comment section.


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Lifetime’s ‘Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas’ Brings Epic Food Fight and “Slapfest Coup de Grâce”

Get ready for the feuding soap opera divas, when five actresses known for their signature primetime and daytime roles are brought together in Lifetime’s new holiday film, Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas.

Saturday night, December 2nd on Lifetime (8pm ET/7PM CT) marks the highly-anticipated holiday movie premiere featuring: Donna Mills (ex-Knots Landing), Nicolette Sheridan (ex-Knots Landing), Morgan Fairchild (ex-Falcon Crest et al), Linda Gray (ex-Dallas) and Loni Anderson (ex-WKRP in Cincinnati).

Here’s what we do know! In story, five alums from the long-running soap, The Great Lakes reunite for a live Christmas finale. Uh-oh!  Now take a look at the backstory of the colorful cast of characters (pay special attention to the clever twists on the actresses names!)

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LAUREN EWING (Linda Gray) “Everyone thinks I’m so damn good all the time,” confesses the junk food-loving Lauren of her second act as a lifestyle guru. “I don’t know how Gwenyth Paltrow does it!”

DANA CUNNINGHAM (Donna Mills) Now a sitcom mom, she’s yet to make amends to ex-bestie Juliette after abruptly leaving the soap back in the day. Not that she hasn’t tried: “When I thought the world was going to end in Y2K,” Dana says, “I reached out to her, and she never called me back.”

LILY MARLOWE (Loni Anderson) After replacing Dana on ‘Great Lakes’, Lily never again found a role to win her acclaim. “What do I have to show for (my career)? An arc on  For the People – Shonda Rhimes’ only flop!”

JULIETTE MATHESON (Nicollette Sheridan) “She left me for L.A.,” the party girl turned fashion mogul recalls of Dana’s betrayal. Will their feud derail the entire event?

MARGEAUX ROBERTS (Morgan Fairchild) “Fasten your face-lifts, ladies, it’s gonna be a bumpy weekend!” The sassy grande dame of ‘Great Lakes’ sees the Juliette-Dana beef as the perfect escape from her own domestic drama.

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Now, making this all the more hysterical is the director of The Great Lakes reunion special, which makes the five women live under the same roof, is its former child star Alex, who has gotten his ex-girlfriend, Nell to direct the finale. Meanwhile, in the subplot. the ‘Ladies of the ’80s’ come up with a plan to get Alex and Nell back together.

As with any good soap opera, there is a major food fight. Linda Gray shared with USA Today ,”The food fight was one take. And it was fabulous.” And of course, their is a bitch-fest slap-fest. Morgan Fairchild revealed, “Oh honey, we all got ours in. Mine was a simple, ‘How dare you?’ with a slap. But I was hoping for a punch.”

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The movie’s EP, Larry Thompson, who is a Hollywood manager and has Donna Mills as a client, said that the entire scene peaks with the”slapfest coup de grâce.” What is that exactly? That is when Donna Mills pushes Nicollette Sheridan into a pool in a nod to Dynasty’s Lily bond battle between Dynasty’s Alexis (Joan Collins) and Krystle (Linda Evans).

In case you missed it previously, check out the trailer for Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas below, also starring Patrika Darbo, Alec Mapa, Mills real-life daughter, Chloe Mills, and Christopher Atkins with theme song by Tiffany.

Now let us know, will you be tuning in to the movie for a premise that should delight many a longtime soap fan? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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