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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.

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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
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
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
ces

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

Sue
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
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
Carly

Shame on the judges is right!!!!

Patrick
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 – it’s just that good.

This makes up for the nominees. or WINS.

Chandler Massey Wins again. I hope thats regular. his thanking Freddie Smith as the best co-star immediately sent chills up my spine.

seeing Chrishelle Strause sitting with cast sitting with sent chills up my.

Happy Dance for DAYS i’m with You.

deserved recoginition it’s here.

Days of our Lives Salem’ites.

Salute.

Doug Davidson= I give it too him. wanting an Micael Muhney upset over Jason Thompson WIN. I got that.

Heather Tom – repeat. OK… so what… I’d prefer it Peggy McCay or Michelle Stafford.
She made me emotional her dig at 21 years with.

Patrick
Patrick

Days of Our Lives – wins Top Spot. OK.

Patrick
Patrick

My DVR Recorded only 2 hours.

imagine, my surprise that DrOOL. WON!

Happy Dance with Salem.

Mike
Mike

Congratulations Doug Davidson!

Long overdue and well deserved.

fginaspy
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
fginaspy

Also, happy to see Kristen Alderson win.

Patrick
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
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
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
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
Dinah

My favorite was finally my Doug Davidson won

Dinah
Dinah

Also Days winning

ethel
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
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
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
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
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 of Liam. My husband goes around imitating Liam. It is so funny. But Liam is not.

jimh
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
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
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
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
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 any one has learned anything in the past 2 years its the loyalty and dedication of abc actors and their fans. We/they are first class all the way. As far as Y&R with Jill Farren Phelps running the show Y&R’s ratings will soon go way down. That’s what she does best.

Robert Seganti
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
Lew S

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

Tracy Lovell
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
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
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
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 show. I‘m glad B and B did not win. To keep honouring that show with Emmys validates that their utter crap and non-existent storylines somehow make a show. Stephanie‘s death was a masterpiece, but the rest of it is a badly written, incohesive mess. The telecast itself was just…weird.

Margie
Margie

One Life to Live was robbed.

gloria
gloria

What’s new? They always have been.

ces
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
jp

One Life to Live robbed again.

aria
aria

congrats to all, especially GH actors who won.

John
John

It was a total train wreck !

gloria
gloria

TOTAL.

Jules
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 coming to terms with your sexual orientation- and maybe ended with some reassurances for anyone out there dealing with the same thing. But maybe when I win my Emmy for a soap, that’ll be what I say :D. So delighted, thrilled and excited for the show! I LITERALLY got a leg cramp from dancing when DAYS was announced!

I may have been disappointed Jason Thompson didn’t win for GH, whose visceral and heartbreaking portrayal of a widower getting ready to say goodbye to his wife was absolutely breathtaking and will go down in the annals of Best Soap Moments Ever, how could you not be thrilled for Doug Davidson! After all these years and yes he did have a good year acting wise, you can’t argue with his win! And his speech was poignant and heartfelt, lighthearted and classy.

I knew Heather would get Actress, though I was rooting for Peggy. And I can’t say I’m disappointed Katherine KL didn’t get Supporting Actress. Her reel was magnificent and I know everyone was rooting for her, but eh, I’m not upset at her loss. My vote was for Ari Zuker anyway.

There was no one I was rooting for in Younger Actress.

I won’t comment on the show itself because I know Michael Fairman had a hand in it, or parts of it, and I don’t want to offend anyone.

But damn am I proud of DAYS!!!!!

shawn
shawn

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

Rodd
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
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 time was a time-waster that I would prefer not to see back . And while Robin has a lovely voice, having her sing two relatively unknown songs in their entirety was a bad decision and stole time from things that we wanted to see, like clips and acceptance speeches. I wish that the control room would have chosen to run the Monty Hall clip after his speech instead of cutting away to a commercial. All they would had to do was said something through Wayne Brady’s ear-piece and he could have easily introduced it. Now, what I liked. I was surprised that I actually liked the hosts. I thought Robin did an exceptional job going with all the flubs and staying poised and being gracious to everyone. She didn’t shush the audience, even when they were talking over her, like some-certain-almost-out-of her-dress-interviewer. When Robin’s change time ran short, she took it like a pro and even made fun of herself having to perform barefoot. I hate to say it, but while I would have preferred a more polished telecast, I thought she and all the presenters who had to improvise due to flubs gave the show a homey, comfortable feel of “Hey, we’re having a good time visiting with each other and guess who won this award.” IDK, it just felt informal, which is something I’m not used to with the Emmys. Robin had the yeoman’s share of the hosting duties with “silent” assists from Sam and “oops! I’m on this camera” moments from AJ. Even Corbin’s off the cuff remarks that must have sent censors over the edge seemed homey and gave us a more intimate glimpse into what it may have been like being around his mother. I loved Il Volo’s song during the “In Memorium” segment. Alisha deserves high praise for ad-libbing while they retrieved the right winner’s envelope. I hope someone had that cocktail at her table like she requested. She was very funny. So was Kathy Griffin, who kept it clean wit hysterical lines. But my top prize for funny goes to Nancy Lee Grahn for her street segments. OMG! They were so clever and witty! The joy of Doug Davidson’s acceptance speech was lovely, as was that of Kristen Alderson. Charles Osgood gave a lovely nod to the daytime community which I thought was very classy. Chandler Massey’s speech was very touching, especially his… Read more »

brian
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
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
brian

So true !

Jules
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
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
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 be given a chance to let it all sink in before asking them a bunch of trivial, stupid questions. That part should not be repeated next year. I almost didn’t watch this year because the ladies of GH were so robbed: Finola Hughes, Robin Mattson, Kelly Sullivan, Laura Wright, and Kelly Monaco. I was rooting for Jason Thompson, but if anyone else deserved to win, it was Doug Davidson. Please, if Heather Tom wins won more Emmy… aarrgghh!! She’s very overrated in my opinion. Give someone else a chance! The “In Memoriam” part was tastefully done, though. This show needs a major overhaul, and the people who put it together and organized it need to find another, less important event to mess up. I will not watch next year, but just read the winners list the day after. It was just so embarassing.

k/kay
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
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, but I think a lot OLTL fans will be upset.

Chaz
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 Brady would not shut up! He spoke longer than Monty Hall accepting his Lifetime Achievement award.

And, with so many soap actors having singing ability why did we have to hear Robin Meade sing 3 times? (yeah, yeah she works for HLN & has a cd coming out)

I assume it was a money thing having dinner during the awards show but I really felt it limited the areas that the cameras were able to focus upon to see people in the seating area – well, unless you were George Lucas who seemed to be on the screen every 10 minutes. I usually enjoy seeing candid shots of the actors as they watch the show. Unless you have a theater sized television the tiny screen insert during commercials was useless. Who could see anything?

The “let’s wrap it up” given to many of the winners. Considering they were re-airing the show IMMEDIATELY after the live broadcast they could have let it go on even 30 minutes longer and maybe edited out some of the stupidity.

I was reading some of the Twitter comments and it seems like a lot of people were rolling their eyes (or worse) Hillary B. Smith tweeted the show was so bad she was turning it off. Mimi Torchin (founding editor of SOD) was hysterically vocal about the missteps in the show) Carolyn Hinsey’s comments were also verging on the WTF?

So, thanks HLN. But I expected better considering you had a year to pull it together.

Chaz
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
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 didn’t have the budget that big 3 have for such things.

PatF
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
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 definitely robbed again this year and should have won in the Supporting Actor category. Chandler Massey and Freddie Smith have had a strong storyline this past year so either could have won and it would have been good. As for Supporting Actress, I have many favorites in this category, Arianne Zucker, Melissa Claire Egan and Julie Marie Berman. I will say it is great to see the actual clips submitted because it is very hard to determine who should win for overall work when only scenes from one or two episodes is submitted to review. The Academy definitely has always made some odd and unique choices but watching the clips sometimes helps the viewer to understand why one actor wins over another particularly of the specific material entered for contention. I wanted Arianne Zucker to win with her extraordinary work especially since DOOL actors are ignored by the Emmy’s. However, after watching Julie Marie Berman’s scenes, I knew she had the best chance of winning and she deserved it so I am excited for her especially since she left GH. Heather Tom – this is the one nomination and win I totally DISAGREE with and yes, I have a personal dislike for Ms. Tom. I have no clue why she continues to get nominated and has gone on to win 5 Emmy’s. She is one of the most untalented actresses in television and has no range whatsoever! The HATERS can attack all they want but it is just my opinion and she is horrible. She certainly should take her name out of contention (like Peter Bergman) so others can have a chance at a nomination and the Emmy. As for the HLN broadcast itself, I am thrilled someone aired the show so am grateful for HLN for putting the telecast together. However, the shoddy camera work, audio difficulties, and production numbers (thankfully there were only two songs nominated so Robin Meade didn’t have to sing any more than the two numbers) made the show difficult to watch. It all seemed very unrehearsed with not knowing when to go to break and who the camera was on and when to even speak. I will give props to Nancy Grahn’s hilarious segments in between commercial breaks which provided much needed laughter during the show. I didn’t think the interview couch segments were too bad but I believe having a soap fan like… Read more »

k/kay
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
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
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 acted and spoke appropriately in public and the rest of the show sucked!
2) Susan Flannery was ROBBED and DISRESPECTED!
3) Jacqueline was ROBBED as well … her scenes were far superior to the one chosen for th award–I watch the reels!
4) B&B Wins for Writing! Has anyone bothered to look t ANY of the Facebook fan sites for B&B–Worst writing Ever — one story told over and over and over … Brad bell doesn’t know HOW to write a story without Brooke being in it — The whole cast is leaving because it is a triangel every day! Who paid for that award?
5) Scott ties with Billy? On WHAT Universe? Brad Bell keep pushing this kid Liam–the Fans Hate him! He looks around the room day and after day with no lines … can’t chose a woman … ad the ONLY Scene where he spoke, and wore his underwear and dyed his hair is what he is BEST ACTOR for? Seriously?????????????? No way as good as Billy Miller who actually ACTS almost everyday, and adlibs perfectly! Brad MUST have paid for that award!

Kim
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
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
Gloria E

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

Chaz
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
Derrick

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

Paul
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 long were Fabulous, and the divorce papers at the Lake were some of her best! Brad Bell is pushing Liam down the throats of Hollywood and the fanbase, and NONE OF THE FANS WANT TO SEE HIM. He stares vacantly and never has much to say. THAT IS NOT ACTING! That is filler.

Deborah
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
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
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?) and a snub to the actors who work the hardest and are still the heart and soul of Daytime television.

Linda
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 produced the Emmys and they were held in NYC and on a weekday afternoon. That’s how the Daytime Emmys deserve to be run.! The Emmys deserve respect!,

Chaz
Chaz

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

Elhu
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 would have loved Jason Thompson to win, I am very happy for Doug Davidson, who has been a talented actor and staple in daytime for many years. I was most disappointed in One Life to Live not getting the Best Drama Series nod, and Bradford Anderson not getting the win in his category either, but since they did not bother showing clips of all of the nominees, I have no idea what the others submitted. I truly believe that the lack of showing substantial clips of all nominees is one of the biggest negatives in all of the broadcasts of this show over the last few years. Bottom line is, as much as I complain, I am still happy to be able to see it each year, regardless of the things I did not like, something is better than nothing. Congrats to all of the nominees and hooray to all of the winners!!!! I am not a DOOL fan, but I am happy for all of those who work at the show and the fans who love the show, as that is some come from behind win – congratulations!

LinksMonkey
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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47th Annual Daytime Emmy Nominations Announced: GH Scores Most Nods, DAYS Follows

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced today the nominees for the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, which will be presented in a two-hour special on Friday, June 26 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Awards will be presented in leading categories during the telecast, with recipients and other special guests appearing from home in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional categories will be announced simultaneously on Twitter (@DaytimeEmmys), and others will be presented in a separate ceremony in July.

The awards are presented to individuals and programs broadcast between 2:00 am and 6:00 pm, as well as certain categories of digital and syndicated programming of similar content and that originally premiered in calendar-year 2019.

Show to show, and leading all daytime programming: General Hospital received the most nominations overall with 23, followed by Days of our Lives with 22.  The Young and the Restless was next with 21, followed by The Bold and the Beautiful with 13.  They were followed by the digital drama series, EastSiders and Studio City who scored 8 nominations, along with The View, Ghostwriter and Sesame Street.

Now below are the nominees in all the daytime and digital drama categories and congratulation to all of the nominees.  Here we go, and the nominees are ….

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

After Forever Amazon Prime Video

The Bay The Series Amazon Prime Video

DARK/WEB Amazon Prime Video

Eastsiders Netflix

Studio City Amazon Prime Video

 

Photo: ABC

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Finola Hughes as Anna Devane General Hospital ABC

Katherine Kelly Lang as Brooke Logan The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Heather Tom as Katie Logan The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Maura West as Ava Jerome General Hospital ABC

Arianne Zucker as Nicole Walker Days of Our Lives NBC

 

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTRESS IN A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

Rowin Amone as Ester Issa Rae Presents King Ester YouTube.com

Mary Beth Evans as Sara Garrett The Bay The Series Amazon Prime Video

Jade Harlow as Lianna Ramos The Bay The Series Amazon Prime Video

Cady Huffman as Lisa After Forever Amazon Prime Video

Shanti Lowry as Yolanda Rodriguez Bronx SIU UMC / Amazon Prime Video

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Steve Burton as Jason Morgan General Hospital ABC

Thorsten Kaye as Ridge Forrester The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Jon Lindstrom as Kevin Collins/Ryan Chamberlain General Hospital ABC

Thaao Penghlis as Tony DiMera Days of Our Lives NBC

Jason Thompson as Billy Abbott The Young and the Restless CBS

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTOR IN A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

Kristos Andrews as Pete Garrett The Bay The Series Amazon Prime Video

Alex Hurt as Adam The Rehearsal rehearsalseries.com

Brad James as Cameran Jr. A House Divided UMC / Amazon Prime Video

Sean Kanan as Sam Stevens Studio City Amazon Prime Video

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Brian White as Jimmy Blue Bronx SIU UMC / Amazon Prime Video

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OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Tamara Braun as Dr Kim Nero General Hospital ABC

Rebecca Budig as Hayden Barnes General Hospital ABC

Susan Seaforth Hayes as Julie Williams Days of Our Lives NBC

Christel Khalil as Lily Winters The Young and the Restless CBS

Annika Noelle as Hope Logan The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

 

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

Tina Benko as Helen The Rehearsal rehearsalseries.com

Veanne Cox as Lenora Indoor Boys vimeo.com

Patrika Darbo as Violet Studio City Amazon Prime Video

Carolyn Hennesy as Gloria Studio City Amazon Prime Video

Janet Hubert as Mignon Issa Rae Presents King Ester YouTube.com

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OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Mark Grossman as Adam Newman The Young and the Restless CBS

Bryton James as Devon Hamilton The Young and the Restless CBS

Wally Kurth as Justin Kiriakis Days of Our Lives NBC

Chandler Massey as Will Horton Days of Our Lives NBC

James Patrick Stuart as Valentin Cassadine General Hospital ABC

Paul Telfer as Xander Kiriakis Days of Our Lives NBC

 

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

Willam Belli as Douglas / Gomorrah Ray Eastsiders Netflix

Leith M. Burke as Derrick Eastsiders Netflix

Tristan Rogers as Doc Studio City Amazon Prime Video

Lenny Wolpe as Carl After Forever Amazon Prime Video

Gregory Zarian as Nate Venice the Series vimeo.com

Photo: ABC

OUTSTANDING YOUNG PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES

Sasha Calle as Lola Rosales The Young and the Restless CBS

Olivia Rose Keegan as Claire Brady Days of Our Lives NBC

Katelyn MacMullen as Willow Tait General Hospital ABC

Eden McCoy as Josslyn Jacks General Hospital ABC

Thia Megia as Haley Chen Days of Our Lives NBC

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES

Elissa Kapneck as Sasha The Young and the Restless CBS

Michael Knight as Martin Grey General Hospital ABC

Eva LaRue as Celeste Rosales The Young and the Restless CBS

Jeffrey Vincent Parise as Simon Black The Young and the Restless CBS

Chrishell Stause as Jordan Ridgeway Days of Our Lives NBC

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING GUEST PERFORMER IN A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

Rene Heger as Zack Sullivan DARK/WEB Amazon Prime Video

Mary Beth Peil as Helen After Forever Amazon Prime Video

Scott Turner Schofield as Max Studio City Amazon Prime Video

Lin Shaye as Diane Eastsiders Netflix

Graham Sibley as Zack DARK/WEB Amazon Prime Video

 

OUTSTANDING WRITING TEAM FOR A DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING WRITING TEAM FOR A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

After Forever Amazon Prime Video

The Bay The Series Amazon Prime Video

Eastsiders Netflix

Issa Rae Presents King Ester YouTube.com

Studio City Amazon Prime Video

 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING TEAM FOR A DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Days of Our Lives NBC

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General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

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OUTSTANDING DIRECTING TEAM FOR A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

The Bay The Series Amazon Prime Video

Bronx SIU UMC / Amazon Prime Video

DARK/WEB Amazon Prime Video

Issa Rae Presents King Ester YouTube.com

Studio City Amazon Prime Video

 

OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION AND COMPOSITION FOR A DRAMA OR DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

DARK/WEB Amazon Prime Video

Days of Our Lives NBC

Pillow Talk YouTube.com

The Young and the Restless CBS

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

 

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN FOR A DRAMA OR DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

The Bay The Series Amazon Prime Video

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Eastsiders Netflix

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

 

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM FOR A DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

 

OUTSTANDING MULTIPLE CAMERA EDITING FOR A DRAMA OR DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING LIVE AND DIRECT TO TAPE SOUND MIXING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

 

OUTSTANDING ARTDIRECTION/SETDECORATION/SCENIC DESIGN FOR A DRAMA OR DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

After Forever Amazon Prime Video

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

 

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A DRAMA OR DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

DARK/WEB Amazon Prime Video

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A DRAMA OR DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Days of Our Lives NBC

Eastsiders Netflix

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

 

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SONG

“The Bad Guys?” Brainwashed By Toons funnyordie.com

“Everything Changed” The Feels YouTube.com

“North Star” General Hospital ABC

“A Holiday Carol – The Holidays Are Here”

93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade NBC

“Hooray Hooray, We’re On Our Way”

93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade NBC

Photo: ABC

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS SPECIAL

93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day NBC

Hate Among Us Popstar TV

Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration HBO

This Old House: 40th Anniversary Special PBS

The Young and the Restless: Kristoff St. John Tribute CBS

 

OUTSTANDING DAYTIME PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT –TOPICAL

Days of Our Lives “Flash Forward” NBC

Dr. Phil “Rodney Reed” SYNDICATED Jeopardy!

“Jeopardy! All Star Games” SYNDICATED

Nick Jr Paw Patrol Ready, Race, Rescue: Trailer Nickelodeon
Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas

“Launch” Netflix The Star Wars Show

“Stars Wars Animals: The Trench Run” YouTube.com

The full list of nominees in all categories is available at https://theemmys.tv/daytime 

So, who are you thrilled to see nominated from your favorite daytime and digital dramas? Who do you think is MIA? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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47th Annual Daytime Emmys To Be Broadcast On CBS; Nominations To Be Announced Tomorrow On ‘The Talk’

Breaking news on Wednesday, the Daytime Emmys are back on and in a major way returning to broadcast television and CBS on Friday night, June 26h beginning at 8 p,m, ET/PT in a two-hour special.

The announcement was made by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and this marks the 14th time CBS had aired the Daytime Emmys throughout its history.

Photo: NATAS

The June 26 telecast will be produced by the National Academy and Associated Television International (ATI), which previously produced the Daytime Emmys Awards on The CW in 2009 and CBS’ most recent broadcasts in 2010 and 2011.

In addition, nominations in major categories will be revealed for the first time tomorrow May 21st on the CBS Daytime afternoon series, The Talk as well as ETOnline.com’ there are 100 categories in all that comprise the Daytime Emmys this year.  This year’s awards honor content from more than 2,700 submissions that originally premiered in calendar-year 2019, judged by a pool of 1,000 peer professionals from across the television industry

“The Daytime Emmys are coming home,” said Adam Sharp, President & CEO of NATAS. “For generations, daytime television has been a source of comfort and continuity that’s never been more important. We’re delighted to join with CBS in celebrating the programs and professionals who never cease to brighten our days.”

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“As a leader in Daytime, we are thrilled to welcome back the Daytime Emmy Awards,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events for CBS. “Daytime television has been keeping viewers engaged and entertained for many years, so it is with great pride that we look forward to celebrating the best of the genre here on CBS.”

“In these challenging times, daytime has been a primary influence in staying connected with its audience, entertaining them, and keeping them informed,” said 47th Annual Daytime Emmys® executive producer and director David McKenzie of Associated Television International. “We are honored to be a part of it. We are also excited for the challenge of introducing a new format that will celebrate the contributions of daytime television.”

Awards will be presented in leading categories during the telecast, with recipients and other special guests appearing from home in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Additional categories will be announced simultaneously on Twitter (@DaytimeEmmys), and others will be presented in a separate ceremony in July.

So, what do you think about the Daytime Emmys returning to primetime and CBS? Who do you think will score a nomination tomorrow? Comment below, but first check out The Talk’s Daytime Emmy announcement below.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo: ABC

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

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

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

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

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

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