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40th Annual Daytime Emmys: DAYS Wins Outstanding Drama Series! Heather Tom & Doug Davidson Take Top Acting Honors!

The 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards is now in the record books after a nearly 2 and a half hour live show broadcast and then rebroadcast tonight on HLN! In a major surprise, it was Days of our Lives scoring an upset victory in the biggest and last award of the night for Outstanding Drama Series besting favorites The Bold and the Beautiful and One Life to Live!  DAYS victory came on executive producer’s Ken Corday’s birthday, which he announced on the stage tonight when accepting the Drama Series award for the longest running NBC scripted television series of all-time.  It has been more than three decades since DAYS last win in this category.

The Lead Actress honors once again went to The Bold and the Beautiful’s Heather Tom (Katie) for the second year in a row in this category.  Tom has now won five Daytime Emmys during her soap opera career!  Meanwhile, the first award of the evening was for Outstanding Lead Actor.  That award went to The Young and the Restless Doug Davidson (Paul) who is celebrating his 35th anniversary with Y&R! This was Davidson’s first ever Emmy victory!

And what would the night be without a tie! And, it was in the Supporting Actor category,  something like this has not happened since 2009.   Scott Clifton won his first Emmy in the Supporting category, but his second all-time for his role as Liam on The Bold and the Beautiful. Billy Miller (Billy) of The Young and the Restless tied with Clifton. This would end up being Miller’s second Supporting Actor trophy having one previously in this category.  Julie Marie Berman won her third Daytime Emmy as Lulu on General Hospital, even though she has left the ABC soap and the role has now been recast! Berman triumphed in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category!

In the Outstanding Younger Actor category presented toward the end of the evening, it was Days of our Lives, Chandler Massey (Will)  scoring his second victory in a row in this category for critical scenes in Will’s coming out story.  And, Kristen Alderson won her first Emmy on her first nomination as Starr Manning for her performance on General Hospital in the Younger Actress category.  The episode Alderson submitted had Starr traveling back to Llanview to say goodbye to her deceased boyfriend cole, and their baby, Hope.

The Bold and the Beautiful was well on their way to a three-part victory tonight, but got derailed in the end by the DAYS Drama Series victory.  However, B&B scored wins for Outstanding Writing Team Drama Series an Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series.

So, what did you think of tonight’s big winners? Do you agree with the blue-ribbon panels results?  Share your thoughts on the 40th Annual Daytime Emmys!

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Jenny
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Jenny

I congrat Doug Davidson but I was rooting for Jason Thompson. And I wanted Bradford Anderson to finally get an Emmy this year!

Erica Love
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Erica Love

Congrats to Chandler Massey! I have to say that acceptance speech he made (that included Freddie) was beyond amazing! I screamed when Chan started talking about Freddie.

ces
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ces

He’s awesome. Such a sweet acceptance speech and giving Freddie such accolades was very special! He’s a great young guy.

Sue
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Sue

The Emmy award show was a Mess, worst I’ve seen… Glad Billy Miller & Doug Davidson won. The guy from B&B Scott Clifton couldn’t shut up, kept running his mouth…Guess they had no money to produce a show so they just threw something together and it was evident. Never again will I waste my time on a mess of a show like this.. The only thing on in the daytime is Y&R. I hate talk shows and game shows..
Bring back more soaps!!!

su0000
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su0000

General hospital had a great year!!
The actors were superb!
The stories with all Vets returning were outstanding!
The stories had me on the edge!
General Hospital was excellent during the past year!

((shame on the judges))

Carly
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Carly

Shame on the judges is right!!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

I can’t even view this as an upset – Days of Our lives! Best Soap – YEAR 2013. OK. I dig it. right on. spot on. I get it Now. Days squirts as best. I’ll salute it. NOW. throughout the show… I saw Maggie and Abigail… one, strong, headshot, of Hope. Justin Kiriakis looking so handsome… too handsome… HOT. altogether… he’s fine… i’m it… now on… for some fun…. I love it. Maggie was shown and that’s alright! DAYS was shown and spirited. DAYS deserves accolades. Tributes since May … year 2013 are earned. Stellar actors’ don’t all need mention… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Days of Our Lives – wins Top Spot. OK.

Patrick
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Patrick

My DVR Recorded only 2 hours.

imagine, my surprise that DrOOL. WON!

Happy Dance with Salem.

Mike
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Mike

Congratulations Doug Davidson!

Long overdue and well deserved.

fginaspy
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fginaspy

I was not able to watch as HLN is in HD only and I have an old TV. I am happy that Doug Davidson won. He deserved it.

fginaspy
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fginaspy

Also, happy to see Kristen Alderson win.

Patrick
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Patrick

Days of Our Lives wins for best Soap.

year 2013.

believable Win and deserved Win.

why not… GH faltered and CBS for some reason couldn’t camp it up and solidify.

heidi
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heidi

I am very disappointed that Bradford Anderson and Jason Thompson did not win!!! At least in Jason’s category I am truly happy Doug Davidson won for his outstanding performance… but Scott Clifton over Bradford is a sad state of affairs.

I am very disappointed that Susan Flannery did not win too!

I can’t believe DOOL won… they were the worst with maybe a tie with B&B after Susan left. GH deserved more!

So sad OLTL did not get a the award!!!

Very happy about Julie and Kristen’s wins!!!

Chandler deserved his completely!

Can’t wait for your Emmy content… Michael!!!

Cathy
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Cathy

Disappointed that Jason Thompson lost love however Doug Davidson long overdue the show was horrible didn’t look like it worked with three host n the couch oh well hope there is a next time

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

Congratulations to ALL winners of the Daytime Emmys. I am especially excited for Days of our Lives’ Outstanding Drama win! It is a much deserved and long overdue win!

Dinah
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Dinah

My favorite was finally my Doug Davidson won

Dinah
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Dinah

Also Days winning

ethel
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ethel

there should NOT have been a tie between billy miller and scott clifton because billy acted circles around scott……………i watch both shows daily & honestly all scott’s character did was stand around looking confused or like a deer stunned by headlights 90% of the time.
there SHOULD have been a tie between doug davidson & jason thompson because they both are extraordinary actors…………………..jmo

Gloria E
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Gloria E

AMEN!!! Fionola Hughes was robbed!!! or even Jane Elliot..Scott Clifton really???????? & B&B best writing????? I do not think sooo.. while watching I thought who at B&B bought this?? Very glad Days won..

babsy
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babsy

I was thoroughly disappointed with this broadcast. It was unprofessional, not thought out (who gives Lead Actor awards at the top of the show), and obviously a platform for America to hear Robyn Meade sing. Seriously…this was incredibly amateurish. And I’m not even referring to the lack of representation in the awards categories for the ABC soaps. Just a sad show, bordering on the absurd.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

It was badly produced, it is a shame the major networks think so little of daytime that they gave up trying to broadcast it. I don’t know what kind of budget HLN had for this show but it couldn’t have been much. Isn’t HLN a news channel? Why are they broadcasting the Emmys? Shouldn’t a channel like E be doing it? Even Soap Opera Digest put on a better show when they used to give out awards— people working in daytime are so talented it is a shame they didn’t get a better show to showcase it.

gloria
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gloria

I just watched it this morning. One of the worst Daytime Emmy shows ever. Who cares about Robin Meade & those other hosts? And Kris Kardashian presenting? Ugh. What on earth does she have to do with anything? I would like to see only soap stars presenting & only soap people hosting. And was it just my recording or was there tons of background noise-like everyone there was talking to each other the whole time? Glad for the winners-thrilled for Days, sorry for KKL, surprised (in a bad way) for Scott Clifton-he SHOULD NOT have won for his one-note role… Read more »

jimh
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jimh

Chandler deserved to win but Days…even if its my favorite at the moment…wasnt the best…One Life To Live shouldve taken home the trophy…it was at its all time best in its final two weeks…no other soap kept me watching every moment like OLTL…i doubt even its reboot will ever come close to its last year on ABC.

gloria
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gloria

You are so right. Days is my favorite right now too and I was very happy for Chandler & for Days as a whole but for crying out loud-NOTHING could ever top the last YEAR or even two, in my opinion, of OLTL. I miss THAT show so much.

jimh
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jimh

I recorded the last year and ive rewatched it twice so far…it was sooooo good! I wish Frank and Ron(former oltl producer and writer) were doing the reboot…i think it wouldve been a lot better!

gloria
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gloria

No doubt Jim, it would still be “our” show if Ron & Frank were in charge. I wish they could have picked up the storylines exactly where they left off. They left SO many good things on the table.

Angela
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Angela

The Emmys were nothing more than a joke! Who produced this show? A bunch of 6th graders? What happened to seeing a bit of the nominees submission? Oh right the winner sitting on a couch after they won was how it went. Not to mention that OLTL was robbed of best show. Don’t attack me here I watch BOTH shows and Days did not earn this award. Never again will we ever see the quality, the story lines or the superb acting that went into the last 2 weeks of OLTL. And GH walks away with 1 award? Please. If… Read more »

Robert Seganti
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Robert Seganti

The broadcast was putrid.Even worse (f that is possible) than the preposterous Vegas infomercial few years back.Every acting winner was wrong with the possible exception of Doug Davidson.

Lew S
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Lew S

Very happy for Doug Davidson and Chandler Massey. Very well deserved!

Tracy Lovell
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Tracy Lovell

Doug Davidson has a brilliant story. Great win. Heather Tom also had a great year with the PPD story. I was a little shocked that Katherine Kelly Lang didn’t take home a much deserved trophy. Regardless, a nomination is still a huge honor to an actress who is very underrated. To be honest, i wouldn’t have mind if Julie Breman and KKL had a tie instead of Scott Clifton and Billy Miller.Not surprised that Kristen Alderson won. She had a great story.

Mo
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Mo

I totally forgot it was on. 🙁 Maybe it will be recast. I’d love to see it. Yay for Days! Thrilled they won. And hooray for Heather and Doug, Scott and Billy. Would love to have seen KKL win. She so deserves it. I can’t believe she have any Emmys and this was her first nom.

Anthony
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Anthony

It was a poorly produced show and the hosts were terrible – and the couch interviews were stupid. Surprised Susan Flannery lost. Too bad for Jason Thompson. Glad GH claimed a couple of winners. But DAYS as the best show was nonsense. I am not even a B&B fan, but how can you have the best writers and directors and lead actress and not be the best show – a joke. And Ben Bailey winning out over Steve Harvey – insulting. Here’s hoping that next year OLTL gets all the glory!

Jovin
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Jovin

I am pretty happy with all of the results. Doug Davidson for sure!! Kristen Alderson as well…she has deserved an Emmy for 15 years. The repeat winners didn‘t really excite me…Julie has left the show and I‘ve never been a fan of Heather Tom‘s acting, even though I can‘t deny she is talented. I kind of wish One Life to Live had won as kind of an “in your face“ moment to ABC, but I am thrilled with the DAYS win. No soap is consistently good so the Emmy win comes down to who can do the best Emmy bait… Read more »

Margie
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Margie

One Life to Live was robbed.

gloria
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gloria

What’s new? They always have been.

ces
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ces

Congrats to DAYS, Kristen Alderson & Doug Davidson on their Emmy wins! A HUGE Congrats to the most talented guy in daytime, Chandler Massey. Love him!!!

jp
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jp

One Life to Live robbed again.

aria
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aria

congrats to all, especially GH actors who won.

John
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John

It was a total train wreck !

gloria
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gloria

TOTAL.

Jules
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Jules

SO proud of my little soap that could Days of Our Lives! So well deserved! To the cast, crew, NBC and Sony well done! And to Chandler Massey as well for his award, second in a row. He did beautiful work last year in an important storyline, in my opinion, there was never any competition….he was the shoe-in. I would have liked him to have thanked Deidre Hall, his good luck charm two years straight, and have made a comment about the importance, relevance and necessity it is to have more socially responsible storylines- in his case coming out and… Read more »

shawn
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shawn

Congrats to DAYS for a very well deserved and LOOOOONG overdue Emmy win. Bravo to u all.

Rodd
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Rodd

I am happy for all the winners, even if I don’t watch all the shows. What I especially appreciated were the wins by long-tome stars such as Doug Davidson and Kristen Alderson. And the other winners seem like such nice people, too. I saw some HLN interviews with a number of them and they all seemed so humble. My shows didn’t win big, but their wins were big…if that makes sense. I hope people are happy that the wealth was fairly well spread out. I was once I stopped to think about it. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!

Rodd
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Rodd

I’d like to add my comments on the actual telecast. Yeah, it was technically absurd. Major sound problems, clips not coming up, presenters given the wrong envelope, lack of quick thinking from the control room, the same “who the H are they?” people being shown instead of our soap stars, to name a few. And while the couch interviews sounded like it would give the winners a few more moments to thank people, the questions were stupid and the winners needed a moment to catch their breath. I would have preferred to have seen them meet the press. The couch… Read more »

brian
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brian

Loved the show… flaws and all, but was really disappointed they did not run the tribute clip to Monty Hall, regardless that he was brought on stage early, it still should have been shown.

JJ
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JJ

It’s funny that Kristen Alderson has played the same character on OLTL for years…but doesn’t win until she gets to GH. Hmmmm, interesting

brian
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brian

So true !

Jules
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Jules

I think it’s because her competition was…….not very formidable. I think that’s the nicest way to put it.

Frankly I wasn’t rooting for any of them. If they had cut the category for time, I probably would have been happier since they were already so over and this was the least exciting category of the night.

k/kay
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k/kay

I was thrilled for Doug Davidson! And even though I do not watch Days anymore have not in years I was happy for them.

Joel
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Joel

This was THE WORST Daytime Emmys in history! The production and organization of this ceremony was TERRIBLE! I’m sure many of you noticed how many errors or flubs occurred during the telecast. This show belongs on network television. It was such a snooze. The HLN woman (can’t remember her name) who sang those songs was terrible. There was just nothing at all exciting about the show. Why can they not go back to showing audible clips of each actor’s work in each category when the nominations are announced. The interviews after each win were unnecessary and forced. The actors should… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

I will add this I thought the actual emmy show was pretty lousy I am not even familiar with the emcees and sorry but Jess Walton & Corbin Bersen should have watched the clip of the 1989 emmy show on how to do a tribute. Victoria Wyndham in her tribute to Douglas Watson their was not a dry eye in the house. But the Emmys were very well done in the old days. Lol!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I was so happy the Doug Davidson won- I remember when I watched those scenes that it was a powerful performance, but didn’t think he stood a chance against the Emmy system that seems to favor certain people year after year– so Doug winning has given me some hope the Emmy’s haven’t completely become a sham. As for Days winning well that was a shock— not sure how that happened, maybe it is a sign the end of the world is near– LOL– Okay, good for them, the little engine that could– it is always nice when the underdog wins,… Read more »

Chaz
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Chaz

First, things I liked. Definitely Doug Davidson’s win. Well deserved, long overdue. Chandler Massey’s winning. Kristin Alderson FINALLY getting recognition (and her shout out to OLTL) Days win, though in my heart I was rooting for OLTL. Billy Miller’s win. Most of Nancy Lee Grahn’s mini-interviews were amusing. Overall, the broadcast was a disaster. Yes, I am grateful to HLN for airing it so the fans could see the presentations. But, the hosting was awkward, that damned couch and the choice of interviewers a huge fail. The seeming concentration on talk shows/hosts – especially Steve Harvey & The Talk. Wayne… Read more »

Chaz
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Chaz

Oh, the one thing I am looking forward to is Carolyn Hinsey’s column in SOD about the show. I am sure it will be scathing.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Yep- I rather see a edited polish version even if meant knowing who won before it aired- this live broadcast was badly done- it didn’t seem rehearsed at all and there were live mikes on all over the place, so there was this constant background noise of people talking all through it. I felt so sorry for KA running all over the place trying to find her way to the stage– awkward. As I said earlier, it just a shame that the major networks think so little of daytime television that they stopped airing the show, because I’m sure HLN… Read more »

PatF
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PatF

Doug by far is the most exciting Emmy of all night. He’s WAY overdue and he really blew us away with his scenes last year. Hands down the best moment of the night.

And even though I don’t watch it, I’m glad to see Days pick up an Emmy for best show. Most had predicted OLTL or GH, again.

While none of the shows seemed to be most deserving last year, Days also probably was overdue!

FRANK D
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FRANK D

For the awards with who was actually nominated, I was relatively happy with the winners since Doug Davidson has been overlooked for so long and celebrating 35 years with Y&R, he earned his Emmy. Kristen Alderson has been omitted from the Younger Actress category for years so it was great to see her finally get a nomination for the character of Starr Manning. With the clips submitted, she totally deserved to win so very excited for earn to win what seems like a lifetime achievement award since she’s been playing this character for 15 years. I think Bradford Anderson was… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

I agree with you when a certain actor wins so many they should quit submitting themselves. Besides Ms. Tom I felt the same way about Flannery, Geary and Slezak after awhile enough is enough no matter how good they may be. Also Bergman & LeBlanc and I like all of these actors! Nothing personal .

Derrick
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Derrick

Emmy broadcast was horrible but the winners were great choices! While I’m shocked DAYS won Best Drama, I’m very happy for them that they finally won after 38 years………………Can’t believe it took them so long to finally win!

DD winning Lead Actor was deserving, FINALLY………….

Deborah
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Deborah

1) WORST Award program I have ever seen! CNN HLN should NEVER get to air this event again! The “interview section” wasted time and sucked …… Sheryl from The Talk embarassed herself and eveyone else, screaming like a teenager when she was sent tot he stage then pawing Doug Davidson–disrespectful! The “Chef” with the Boob dress–to make herself relevant? Wrong Envelop, the Singer who couldn’t carry a tune?!?!?!? Why even have this award (2 songs compelte, seriously)….MWorst part: Monty Hall video, narrated by his daughter, can’t be run after all these freaking years!!?!?!?!?!? Please…..WORST WORST WORST! Ironically, Kathy Griffith finally… Read more »

Kim
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Kim

Yep, I agree with all of that. The whole show could be used as a blooper reel! I felt Katherine Kelly Lang should have won. With all the crappy writing she has to deal with, I think she does a fabulous job. Why have a younger actor category? Some of the people nominated were poor actors. It’s like if your a younger person you will get nominated because there are so few of them! After last nights poorly run show, I wonder if it will even be televised next year!

k/kay
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k/kay

Agree with you on Scott Clifton he and Don Diamont were totally disrespectful of Billy Miller they both never shut up. Scott Clifton is not a good actor I thought this would be Bradford Anderson/Spinelli’s year.

Gloria E
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Gloria E

Thats what I said ..who at B&B bought these awards??? I hate that show…

Chaz
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Chaz

The ridiculous thing was Underwood acting like a complete fool when it was known well ahead of time that she would be doing this. Then again…

Derrick
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Derrick

You have to really look at what B&B submitted and what they submitted was worth winning!

Paul
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Paul

Liam had one scene the whole year … and in my opinion it was pretty pathetic, it only had shock value–underwear and dyed hair? THAT is Best Acting? Billy Miller is FABULOUS in every scene all year long! The B&B Reel for Susan Flannery SHOULD HAVE WON .. she was always good as well. The Brooke reel was totally unbeleivable, given her character has no character and we all know it. Part of acting is being convincing and no one buys what Brooke is selling unless they are hormonally controlled. As for Steffy’s reel, her scenes with Liam all year… Read more »

Deborah
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Deborah

Forgot one more thing …. The fact that no extra laud was givine to GH for 50 years and Y&R for 40 years on TV was obsene! They could have killed the couch and the muscial travesty and done a decent tribute to both shows for their anniversaries! A COLLOSAL Missed Opportunity! SOAPNEY or CBS Better rescue this program–We Need the show, just on another network!

Mitchapalooza
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Mitchapalooza

DAYS OF OUR LIVES finally wins Outstanding Drama Series…SO DAMN LONG overdue…after years of undeserved snubs!

Hard to believe it has been 38 years since their last win in that category!

Congrats to Doug Davidson and Chandler Massey, the two most deserving acting wins of the night.

Lisa
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Lisa

While the winners weren’t necessarily those I would have chosen, I think everyone who won was deserving. My bigger concern is the reports I’ve been hearing from credible people at the event that soap actors were told by an HLN red carpet interviewer “Um, this is a LIVE show” and turned down for interviews. While I understand that there are other shows on Daytime besides soaps and respect that some talkshow personalities will be interviewed, I feel that the red carpet show was disporportionately focused on talk show hosts and other personalities who were there (e.g. Kris Jenner, WTH? Why?)… Read more »

Linda
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Linda

Congrats to all the winners! With that said the 40th Daytime Emmys was the worst production ever. Those stupid interviews wasted so much time. Where were the actual clips of the nominated soaps as well as the actors? Did there really have to be a song category? Who the hell watches CBS Sunday Morning? Why no tributes to GH or Y&R? Who picked the hosts? They were awful! You know a show is bad when the commercials were the best part. I appreciate HLN broadcasting the Emmys but I’ve seen high school shows run better. I remember when Dick Clark… Read more »

Chaz
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Chaz

Actually, CBS Sunday Morning it a great show. Try it out. Really good segments across a far reaching number of categories.

Elhu
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Elhu

Let me start out by saying, I am grateful that HLN was kind enough to air the Daytime Emmy’s, and I was so looking forward to watching them, thinking that a channel of that nature would do a great job, but I was disappointed in the lack of professionalism. I did enjoy it more than the ridiculous broadcast from Las Vegas, but again, it was a promo for their own network, which is understandable, but not my cup of tea. I am an ABC fan, so I was happy to see Julie Berman and Kristen Alderson win, and while I… Read more »

LinksMonkey
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LinksMonkey

I’ve never seen such poor production values on an awards show. Who were the hosts? Did they just slap the thing together @ the last minute?

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DAYS Head Scribe, Ron Carlivati, Shares On Marlena’s Possession 2.0: “We Decided John Needs To Get On To This Sooner Than He Did In The Original, Because That’s What The Audience Would Expect”

As viewers of NBC’s Days of our Lives are watching the revisiting of the classic possession storyline revisited with its 2021 version 2.0, the stage is being set for plenty of devilish drama, now that good doc, Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) is once again in the grips of evil.

We have already seen her with yellow eyes, conjuring up some demonic plans, and of course, the devil trying to pull the wool over the eyes of Marlena’s husband, John Black (Drake Hogestyn).

Photo: NBC

Back in the 1994/95 version of this storyline, Father John emerged and exorcised the demon from Marlena, so he knows a thing or two about being possessed, and the horrors it caused to Marlena, and the town of Salem 25 years ago, and as we have seen John is very, very concerned about all this talk of Marlena being possessed by the devil from the script that Johnny (Carson Boatman)  is set to make into a film on Sami’s life story.

Current Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati, spoke with Soap Opera Digest in their latest issue on newsstands now, about his plans and the creation of the 2021 possession storyline. Ron revealed that John is not going to be in the dark for long, sharing: “John has been through this, so the devil isn’t going to be able to pull the wool over his eyes the way he did the first time.”

Carlivati also added: “Even though all soap opera stories, I would argue, depend on some characters being a little bit dumb, in this case, we decided John needs to get on to this sooner than he did in the original because that’s what they audience would expect.  Look for the story to move along at a pretty good clip. We are not rushing, anything by any means – we are having so much fun with the story, but it was important to us that John not look stupid here so he starts to suspect something is wrong with her pretty soon.”

So, are you glad that John will not be completely dumped? Will Father John return to save the day? Are you enjoying the story thus far? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

Then, check out our recent interview with Ron all about the creation of DAYS limited-series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem still streaming on Peacock.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Marlena Becomes Possessed … Again!

On Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, the devil had his way with his favorite person, Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall)! In story, leave it to Marlena to save Doug (Bill Hayes) by giving herself up to Satan!

As Doug revealed himself to be Satan while in a therapy session with Marlena in her office, a shook Marlena tries to comprehend what is happening! When the devil says if Marlena won’t accept him in, she will punish Doug, he does just that.

Photo: JPI

Poor Doug is left writhing in pain and on the floor, crying out for help! When we come back to the scene Marlena is not exactly right near his body, but sort of overlooking what is happening. Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) rushes into Marlena’s office to find Doug as Marlena stares blankly. Eventually, she calls for help.

After Doug is put in a hospital room and is monitored, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Tripp (Lucas Adams) can’t find anything wrong with him. Meanwhile, Julie finds Marlena at the nurses station and asks what happened with Doug during their therapy session.  Marlena flashes back to what led to Doug writing on the floor, and clearly something is way off with Marlena, because she has now become possessed.

Later, Julie sits by Doug’s hospital bed as he opens his eyes, as he tells his beloved wife, “He left me and went in to her.”  A confused Julie is left to ponder what on earth Doug could be talking about.

When Marlena comes home to John (Drake Hogestyn) – who is already concerned with Johnny (Carson Boatman) being set on making a movie of Sami’s life story which includes points on Marlena’s original possession – she tells him Doug collapsed in her office. When the two hug, Marlena slowly opens her eyes  revealing that they are glowing yellow.  Yup! We are off to the races. Marlena is now once again possessed.

So, what did you think about the scenes between Deidre Hall and Bill Hayes? Are you enjoying the revisiting of the infamous ‘possession’ storyline thus far? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Kicks-Off Possession Storyline Revisted with ‘Doug’ Twist Cliffhanger, Followed by Fall Preview

Did the ‘Devil’ make them do it? Doug Williams  (Bill Hayes) is Satan? In what can only be described as major surprise twist on NBC’s Days of our Lives, for weeks, fans have thought they were about to embark on another dementia or Alzheimer’s storyline on the soaps with another beloved character.

However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

However, and this is key, John tells Marlena that moment in time also left her alone and vulnerable to the darkest time in her life – alluding to when she became possessed by the devil – and Marlena was clearly having difficulty admitting that or going down that road of remembrance, when the phone call from Kayla saved her from digging deeper into the past.  Well now, John and Marlena may never have that conversation as she is primed to once again become possessed.

Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

Plus, make sure to cast your vote in ‘Michael’s Poll’ of the week on the revisiting of this classic tale now in 2021 below the preview.

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