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40th Annual Daytime Emmys Entries & Submissions Calendar And Rule Changes!

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And we’re off!  The 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards kicks-off next month with some very crucial deadlines as laid out today by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Senior Executive Director, David Michaels!

In addition to the key dates for performers and judging below, there are a few changes in the rules for Daytime performers.  In the Pre-Nomination acting categories, performers are now allowed to submit a three minute scene, as opposed to last year’s which was only two minutes.  Those submissions this year will be pre-screened to ensure they don’t exceed this time limit.

Also, The New Approaches category had been divided up into two:  One category titled:  New Approaches- Enhancement To A Daytime Program or Series will be for material that enhances and supports existing broadcast programming and the second category, New Approaches- Original Daytime Program or Series, will be for original new product. Both categories encompass all Daytime genres.   Here are the key dates For Emmy 40!

January 18, 2013: Deadline for Drama Performer Judges to Register
January 25, 2013: Deadline for Drama Performer Pre-Nom Clip Submissions
January 30, 2013: Deadline for all other Judges to Register
January 30, 2013:  Drama Performer Pre-Nomination Judging Begins
February 4, 2013:  DVD Submissions Due
February 11, 2013: Preliminary Round Judging Begins (Ballots Emailed)
February 27, 2013: Drama Performer Pre-Nominations Announced
March 27, 2013: Blue Ribbon Judging Begins
April 22, 2013: Blue Ribbon Judging Ends
May 1, 2013: Nominations Announced

For more on the Daytime Emmys official submissions, rule changes and more click here!

So soapers, what do you think about the addition of one minute to the pre-noms for your favorite performers?   Weigh-in!

 

 

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Torrey
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Torrey

Who really cares if the rules change….OLTL won’t be among one of the shows listed, so it doesn’t even matter. They got ripped off last year, and I have completely lost all faith in the Daytime Emmy’s…just a pointless award show.

Patrick
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Patrick

I agree with you 100 percent! OLTL was the best soap for many years, it was never given the respect it deserved from ABC . It’s stars never appeared on any “Dancing” or talk shows. Never any night time promotions the NBC does for DOOL.

Now GH has the OLTL team over there making it a great show again. They reference OLTL often and that is a gift to all of us fans.

Torrey
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Torrey

Totally agree with you….OLTL was always treated like the red-headed step child. ABC never did promotions for the show, and never shown the light on the best show on their network. It was always about AMC & GH…no matter how poorly they were performing. And now that the OLTL characters are on GH making it tolerable to watch, I find myself not even tuning in because I’d rather see them all in LLanview then have a few of them in Port Charles. It’s just not the same for me. I miss Viki, Clint, Dorian, and all of my other LLanview… Read more »

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I want Sharon Case to win for her role again. She was off the chain this year and took quit a beating for her role controversy but she handled it like a star!

Torrey
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Torrey

Sharon Case won’t win unless she is in the Outstanding Supporting Actress Category….because you know they are going to give that to Susan Flannery from B&B. I believe that Sharon did an excellent job with her storyline, but if I know the Emmy’s they will give it to Susan. (granted she did do a wonderful job with her material.) The Emmy’s have become a place where it’s the same people nominated and winning every year. Has become a complete snooze fest

Charles
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Charles

I second that Sharon Case for best actress. If she don’t win i’ll never watch it again

Amanda
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Amanda

Sharon Case all the way baby 🙂

Torrey
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Torrey

I mean listen to us, trying to have faith in the Daytime Emmy’s when they will forever go down in history as making the biggest mistake in daytime history……not giving Trevor St. John the Emmy for Outstanding Leading Actor in 2009 when he was doing the Execution scenes. That will forever go down in history as one of the BEST Episodes and THE BEST Performances in Daytime!!

Torrey
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Torrey

Correction….it was in 2006…but still the Emmy’s made a mistake…LOL

Robin
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Robin

OLTL Can Be Nominated As It Was On Part Of Jan 2012

Mary SF
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Mary SF

The Emmy’s are a joke- nominations are based on a 3 minute clip- how can you judge an actors overall performance for the year based on that. One actor can have a one good scene the whole year and they win. I stopped watching Daytime and Nighttime Emmy’s a long time ago- I used to like SOD awards at least that was based on the fans who actually watch the shows unlike most of the members of the Emmy committee.

Torrey
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Torrey

Exactly!!! The SOD awards was a more accurate Awards Ceremony….Because the people who spend the entire year watching, make the decisions.

Soapluv
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Soapluv

That’s just the point…no one is attempting to judge overall performance for the entire year. It’s one pivotal scene, submitted by the actor.

Cindy
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Cindy

If Sharon Case doesn’t get an nomination this year, then I will have lost all hope with the Emmys

Theresa
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Theresa

I agree. Sharon did awesome

Derrick
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Derrick

Bingo!

Kel
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Kel

Sharon Case better win!!!! 🙂

Wendy
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Wendy

I just want to see Sharon Case win for Young and The Restless

Soapluv
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Soapluv

That’s impossible. There is no such thing as winning for a specific show. It’s winner take all, across all four shows for any given category.

Sammy
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Sammy

I hope Sharon who plays Sharon Newman wins the best actress for the second time. She deserves it <3

Theresa
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Theresa

Sharon Case for Young and The Restless best actress 🙂

Derrick
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Derrick

Ditto!

SZima
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SZima

The whole thing is a joke! Unless the entire voting process is revamped, I’ll only watch to see who’s there and what they are wearing.

lisa
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lisa

Yawn ….don’t care anymore – unless Jason Thompson wins an Emmy for his scenes concerning Robin’s “death” and memorial.
He deserves it !

susan M.
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susan M.

OLTL should win some awards which they got cheated out of last time..This is their last
time for the Daytime Emmy Awards…………………..They passed by Erika Slezak & others…………………………………..

Soapluv
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Soapluv

You mean you want OLTL to get a sympathy win? Uh uh. The old version is done but they have new hope for online recognition with new writers and the re-boot. They have a lot of support.

susan M.
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susan M.

I am a die-hard OLTL fan ! It was and is still my #1 soap of all time. No sympathy vote at all. OLTL deserves to WIN hands down! In my book OLTL
is the best soap! Hope we don’t have to pay to watch OLTL on line w/Hulu. I don’t want to pay to watch my soaps. My cable bill is high plus I pay for phone& computer.

susan M.
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susan M.

And OLTL was omitted from a lot of the catagories also!!!!!!!! They deserve to be nominated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In all catagories that matter. OLTL was my favorite soap of all time…………………….

Derrick
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Derrick

Sharon Case for Lead Actress!
B&B better submit Stephanie’s death! That will win them Best Drama!

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cc

Those are the two I would pick. I thought Sharon Case then I saw the ending with Brooke and Stephanie’s death and said that’s the two leading wins. But Case did a great job the entire year so she deserves it more

Anthony
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Anthony

Would be nice if OLTL received a Best Drama nod for the two weeks it was on in Jan 2012. Doubt there will be any acting nods since there wasn’t too much dramatic acting going on at that point – after all, we were being set-up for the great ProspectPark con. But we’ll see. Gosh I wonder have many emmy noms the Chew, The Revolution and Katie get this year; all of them Outstanding Puke!!!!!!!!!

Willma
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Willma

Sharon Newman will win. She was the most talked about and so diverse in her role awesome girl awesome

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Molly Burnett and Eileen Davidson should win something for DOOL, and Ari Zucker.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I only hope the Academy can restore integrity and lustre to these honors as they once had. The recent Vegas, CBS, and HLN efforts were less than grand. These awards really used to be lovely affairs, ones fans looked forward to. Now with only four series in daytime drama categories, unless they include little-seen web series, I am not sure what to expect. Even winners are not feted in the after glow and are not easily remembered. Too early to do any predictions now.

Christy
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Christy

from the talks of this past year’s award show, OLTL could enter for this next year’s awards since they were still on the air 2012… I do hope they get some awards AND a very nice tribute that was sorely missing from this year’s show.

Christy
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Christy

also – they need another category:

WORST New Approaches- Enhancement To A Daytime Program or Series for The Replacement, oops, no it was Repulsive, no wait it was forgetable…. it was, um, the Revolution!

give a group award to the dumbest tv executives in regards to daytime soaps… gee, wonder who would win that?! ha!

shawn
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shawn

Rooting for DAYS this time!! Ari Zucker did an exceptional job as well as Chandler Massey, Peggy McCay and James Reynolds/Renee Jones.

cr
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cr

me too

GHFacts
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GHFacts

There’s plenty of time with another two soaps out of the picture. Really need category: PTB Bad Decisions.

cr
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cr

The show race- GH: Edward Quatermine passing and jasper jax poisoning port charles water supply. Days: DAYASTER and Lexie passing. B&B: Stephanie passing and Hope &Liam wedding in Italy. Y&R: Paul shoots his son ricky and Jack takes over newmen enterprises:. Writing Team: GH : Edward passing or. Sam gets her baby back Tea. Days: Lexie passing, Nicole losing her baby, and Caroline alizemer. B&B: Stephanie passing. Y&R: Phyllis pasts comes back to bite her, running down christine and paul , Jack’s parazyle, and Paul shoots ricky. To be continue ………..

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My emmy predictions: Lead Actress: B&B: Susan Flannery , Katherine kelly lang , and Heather Tom. Days: Arianne Zucker, Alison Sweeney, Deidre Hall, and Melissa Reeves and Renee Jones GH: Kelly Monaco, Laura Wright , Kelly Sullivian, and Finola Hughes. Y&R: Michelle Stafford, Sharon Case, Melody Thomas Scott, and Jeanne Cooper. Lead Actor: B&B: Don Diamont, Scott Cliftion, and Ronn Moss. Days: James Scott, Eric Martsolf, Galen Gering, James Reynolds, and Peter Reckell GH: Anthony Geary, Steve Burton, Maurice Bernard, Jason Thompson, Brandon Barash, and Jason Thompson. Y&R: Peter Bergman, Eric Braeden, Michael Muhney, and Stephen Nichlos

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Emmy predictions: Supporting Actor: B&B: Jacob Young and Texas Battle , Days: Shawn Christian, Matthew Ashford, Jospeh Mascolo, and Bryan Dattilo. GH: Ian Buchanan, Michael Easton, Sean Kahan , Bradford Anderson, Dominic Zamprogna, and Scott Reeves. Y&R: Jeff Branson, Daniel Goodard, Billy Miller, Doug Davidson, Kristoff St. John, and Greg Rikkart.

Me
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Me

I hope Arianne Zucker is nominated for Best Actress! She was absolutely fantastic when Nicole lost her 2nd baby in 2012.

Art
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Art

I will not be watching because Of last year How can the bit give Erkia Slezak Best Actress Award as far as I am concern OLTL was so over looked last year the Daytime Emmy’s is a joke.

Art
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Art

And thanks TOLN for revival of OLTL we will see what happen next year Daytime Emmy’s

Amber Kasun
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Amber Kasun

I don’t like that Hope and Brook they are sneaky little woman and they are always trying to get someone else’s man they need to find men of their own!

amanda
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amanda

Young & the restless deserves to win something! and yes, sharon all the way. My opinion, best day drama hands down.

Alex
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Alex

Chandler Massey deserves win to the Emmy for his portrayal of Will Horton and Freddie Smith should receive an Emmy nomination for Sonny Kiriakis. Many member of The Facebook group “Wilson Forever ” is hoping for a Tie!

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DAYS Jackée Harry Joins Freeform Comedy Pilot ‘Everything’s Trash’ in Recurring Role

Jackée Harry is one busy actress in Hollywood!  On the heels of learning that Harry has signed on more full-time on Days of our Lives in her role as Paulina, comes this bit of casting news.

Harry will join the cast of the Freeform comedy pilot, Everything’s Trash along with another notable actor, George Wallace.  Both will have recurring roles in the show should it go to series.

In story, Everything’s Trash follows Phoebe (Phoebe Robinson), a 30-something podcast star navigating her messy life. When her younger brother Jayden emerges as a leading politician, she’s forced to grow up, so she relies on her friends and close-knit family to help her figure out adulthood, since she doesn’t seem to have a clue. The series is inspired by Robinson’s book, “Everything’s Trash But It’s Okay.”

According to Variety, “Harry will star as Zora, Phoebe and Jayden’s mother. She and her husband are mid-Western transplants, but they have made a home in NY . They love and support their children equally, but truth be known, Zora acts (and dresses) younger than she is and straddles the line between “I’m my daughter’s mother” and “I’m my daughter’s best friend.”  Meanwhile, Wallace will play the role of Abraham, Phoebe and Jayden’s father and husband to Zora.

So, looking forward to hopefully seeing Jackée on a half-comedy sitcom at night, and doing her role on Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Receives 2-Year Renewal from NBC

For the first time since 2014, Days of our Lives has received not just a one-year, but a two-year renewal, from NBC ending the suspense of another renewal negotiations between the series, the network, and Sony.

According to Deadline that broke the good news this will take the long-running and beloved daytime drama series through its 57th and 58th seasons on the air.  In anticipation of the pick-up, the producers had been making if-come deals with key cast members, including signing a new contract with Days favorite Robert Scott Wilson (Ben Weston) and bringing in Jackée Harry  Paulina) who was recurring at first to be more full-time on the show.

In statements on the DAYS pick-up, Michael Sluchan, EVP, Scripted Series & Kids Programming, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming shared: “We couldn’t be happier to bring our loyal fans two more seasons of Days of our Lives and continue what has been an absolutely remarkable achievement in television. A big thank you to Ken Corday and the cast and crew for their incredible passion for storytelling that continues to reach new generations of viewers.”

DAYS EP, Ken Corday shared: “After more than 55 years of bringing drama, adventure and romance to screens around the world, we are thrilled and honored to carry on the Days of our Lives legacy for another two years. We are thankful to NBC for their enduring commitment to the show and grateful to continue this wonderful journey with our fans for years to come.”

Sony EVP, Programming Steve Kent added: “We are incredibly proud of the work being done by Ken Corday, the cast and crew. They continue to tell bold stories through these iconic characters captivating audiences around the world.  We are thrilled to continue the legacy of Days of our Lives and for viewers to enjoy two more seasons.”

So, thrilled to hear about the two-year pick-up for DAYS? Share your congrats to the show via the comment section below.

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This week Days of our Lives viewers saw the exit of both Theo (Cameron Johnson) and Ciara (Victoria Konefal), much to the chagrin of Cin fans everywhere! But hold on! Days head writer, Ron Carlivati revealed that Victoria Konefal will be back on-screen this summer on the NBC soap opera.

In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, Carlivati revealed: “From the moment we were coming to that point and we knew Ciara was going to exit town with Theo, we were immediately pursuing the next chapter with Victoria: When would she be available or willing to come back, and when could we tell the next chapter because I knew that would feel unfinished and be unsatisfying to a lot of people. So that’s why I’m happy to announce here that Ciara is coming back and we are going to tell that next chapter of the story and hopefully, this time, the audience will get the payoff that they’re looking for and hoping for.”

And as to just how long will Konefal who chose to go on recurring status with the show be back for her summer run, Carlivati shared: “At this point, and I can’t speak for Victoria and I can’t speak for the show, and this is not an official announcement in any capacity, but I will say at this point, there is not an end date. We are working with Victoria to keep the story going and keep Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) and Ciara’s love story alive.”

Cin fans should note that Carlivati added, “I would encourage the audience to remember that they (Cin) have an important anniversary coming up this summer that may figure into their story, so she will be back sooner than you know.”

So, happy to know there will be more of Ben and Ciara? Where you upset to see Ciara exit the canvas with Theo? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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