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40th Annual Pre-Nominations Ballot Revealed! Lead Actress Category Submissions!

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The 40th annual Daytime Emmy Award Pre-Nomination balloting kicked-off on January 30th for the four Daytime Drama acting categories which included: Lead Actor and Actress and Supporting Actor and Actress.

As previously reported, the Younger Actor and Actress nominees automatically qualify into the blue ribbon round because there were only nine submissions for each category and the rules state that ten go through to the next round as determined by this first round of voting.

Nelson Branco of Soap Opera Uncensored (through a leaked document) printed the Pre-Nomination ballot and the scenes submitted for voting in the four acting categories in his latest issue, now making the rounds, and also available to his SOU subscribers.

In the Lead Actress category there are thirteen submissions, meaning ten will make it to the next round …  and the women vying for the honors this year are:

Susan Flannery, B&B –  SCENE:  Outside of her goodbye party, Stephanie comforts Brooke, who wants to spend more time with the Forrester matriarch. Stephanie asks Brooke to lead the Forrester family and maintain peace after she passes away in a bittersweet scene.

Heather Tom, B&B – SCENE:  Katie announces to Bill and Brooke she’s leaving her marriage, new baby and life — and that she regrets ever getting pregnant.

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Deidre Hall, DAYS  – SCENE:  Marlena and Will discuss his dating life at the Salem Pub.

Peggy McKay, DAYS – SCENE: Caroline and Victor reflect on the past and present — and how much they have changed.

Finola Hughes, GH – SCENE:  Patrick confesses to Anna that he cheated on Robin.

Kelly Monaco, GH – SCENE:  Jason hands Sam her dead baby.

Kelly Sullivan, GH – SCENE:  Connie/Kate relives her rape in front of Ewen.

Laura Wright, GH – SCENE: Carly lashes out at Sonny and blames him for Jason’s death. She later apologizes and kisses Sonny.

Kassie DePaiva, OLTL – SCENE:   Blair tells Todd she trusts him and suggests they reconcile before they make love.

Sharon Case, Y&R – SCENE: Sharon learns she’s bipolar and debates taking medication from her therapist.

Jeanne Cooper, Y&R  – SCENE: Kay goes ballistic on Tucker for agreeing to marry Sharon on the day Victor is “buried.”

Melody Thomas Scott, Y&R SCENE: An overwhelmed and emotional Nikki visits the Newman Ranch for the first time since it was mysteriously engulfed in flames.

Michelle Stafford, Y&R- SCENE:   In front of a crowd at Crimson Lights, Phyllis freaks out on Christine after learning The Bug is suing her.

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Some notable information; The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang submitted herself in the Supporting Actress category for when Brooke cradles Stephanie in her final moments before she dies, not Lead Actress.  General Hospital’s brilliant Jane Elliot (Tracy) is missing from the ballot completely.  Kassie DePaiva is in the Lead Actress category for her work on One Life to Live and in the Supporting Actress category for her work on General Hospital.

So soapers, what do you think of the Lead Actress submissions?  Who do you think should be in the Top Ten to go to the next round?  What glaring omissions do you see from the race? Weigh-in!

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Howard
Howard

Robin Mattson should also be up there too. She was amazing this past year!

Britt
Britt

According to SOU, Robin Mattson is in the supporting category 🙂

Howard
Howard

Oh wonderful! I couldnt access the Supporting pre-noms.:)

RUBY C.
RUBY C.

Sharon Case for the win best actress 🙂

Patrick
Patrick

IF….

Jane Elliott, Tracy. GH.
Robin Mattson, Heather. GH.
Ari Zucker, Nicole. DAYS.

for aud lang syne…. throw in Suzanne Rogers….Mother Horton. DAYS.

and then some…. This would be the toughest, hottely contested WIN.

Patrick
Patrick

just read that Jane Elliott is missing from the ballot completely…. sorry this happens…

STILL, a hotly contested WIN…. when you throw in shoe-in Katherine Kelly-Lang….

Matt
Matt

NO ONE DESERVES TO WIN MORE THAN SHARON CASE. SHE HAS BLOWN IT OUT OF THE WATER

CC
CC

Sharon Case Sharon Case Sharon Case I loved her best ever she did. This women needs a award and a metal xoxoxo

Bill
Bill

SHARON CASE AS SHARON NEWMAN # Y&R

Wendy
Wendy

SHARON CASE Y&R

Sean M
Sean M

Finola!!

Jason
Jason

Sharon Case will win. She did the bipolar story to a T. Congrats to Ms. Case. Y&R

Dan
Dan

I like the GH pre-nominees, Kelly Sullivan should be a shoe-in for a nomination, if not to win the whole thing this year. She’s been brilliant.

Just curious how Kassie DePaiva got included for Supporting Actress for GH when she was only on a handful of times, and Jane Elliot got left off the ballot altogether. That’s a travesty. Unless Jane chose not to submit her name for whatever reason. Michael, any way you can get clarification on that?

But Kassie for GH? No, I don’t see it. If any of the women from OLTL should have been nominated for their work on GH it should have been Florencia Lozano as Tea for her scenes when she found out baby Victor wasn’t hers.

Margie
Margie

Kassie was brilliant in the story of Hope’s death. Heartbreakingly brilliant.

Bill
Bill

Sharon Case is the best in the business as of today. This women is a team player she was given lemons and made the best tasting lemonade ever on a summer day!!!

GHFan
GHFan

If the actor / actress does not submit they are not up for a nomination. Last Year , Vanessa Marcil decided not enter. There were others as well. And Sorry but Kelly Sullivan would be my 4th choice out of the nominees from GH.

Ruby C.
Ruby C.

SHARON CASE Y&R HANDS DOWN!!!!!! 🙂 What a year!

Dmitri
Dmitri

I’m very happy for Peggy and Deidre! They’re great actresses!

Patrick
Patrick

YES….!!!

Grandma Marlena…

that will always resonate with me… from now on…. hearing Will endear his hugest support system….

don’t they love each other.

kay
kay

And we love them both too. They always have such loving interactions. Love to see their scenes.

Tali
Tali

Kassie DePaiwa – She’s awesome! you go girl!

Margie
Margie

I can’t think of anyone more deserving of double nominations.

Patrick
Patrick

you guys must have read, and found out all the pre-nominations?

Oye! so unjust…. for Jane Elliott… and Eileen Davidson…. heck… Alison Sweeney!

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they handily made their mark this past year.

Patrick
Patrick

would this be a first in daytime?

w/Kassie nominated for both supporting and best actress?

Anthony
Anthony

No Erika Slezak? Shame. Which brings up a point – will the web versions of OLTL and AMC shows, actors, actresses, writers, directors, etc., be eligible for Emmy Awards come next year?

Tali
Tali

Good Question?

Patrick
Patrick

that’s crossed my mind as well….. I hope so!

perhaps this well get them to be aired on cable somewhere! !?!?!

Derrick
Derrick

Susan Flannery, Heather Tom and Sharon Case for Lead Actress!!

Patrick
Patrick

I kinda had a moment last year…..a hissy fit… which harkens back to the old days…. i so wanted Crystal Chappelle, DAYS… or Debbi Morgan, AMC to win.

i actually went and watched one episode of B&B to watch Heather Tom… and i was convinced she deserved it…. evenso…. wah!

looking at their submissions…. Heather looks strong again….

Deidre Hall…. I hope you make the top 5!

imasoapfan
imasoapfan

My two favorite performances this year were Finola Hughes and Jane Elliot. I’m sad that Elliot’s not on the ballot for her brilliant scenes around Edward’s death.

Laurie McRae
Laurie McRae

Because (up until Steve Burton’s debut on Y&R), I only watched GH, I can’t speak to the work of the actresses on the other shows, but I’m thrilled to see 4 such deserving GH actresses, all of whom gave BRILLIANT performances, on the pre-nom list. I wholeheartedly agree, though, Jane Elliot should be on the pre-nom list for, at the very least, Best Supporting Actress…& Kassie DePaiva should NOT be for her minimal screen time on GH.

Rob
Rob

Flannery has this one hands down.

Robert
Robert

Sharon Case and Heather Tom for best actress, I would have to give the edge to Sharon Case, she was the best, brilliant in the bipolar storyline.

Patrick
Patrick

oh this smarts….. the press always supports Sharon…. ie: how the writers just obliterated her character… and yet…. Sharon Case, can act her way outa a paper bag… she made do and saved herself… she’s that likeable.

Heather Tom… for the story submissions… she is STrong….

my hope…..

Heather Tom
Sharon Case
Kelly Sullivan
Laura Wright
Deidre Hall.

unfortunately… Susan Flannery, to tribute her.
Kelly Monaco, for her press and DWTS.

these two may drop out Deidre and Sharon… possibly Kelly Sullivan…

Al Danuccii
Al Danuccii

I would love Heather Tom to win again! She is great and can act brilliantly. I agree about Sharon Case.

Matt
Matt

SHARON CASE IS THE WINNER SHE IS FANTASTIC 🙂

k/kay
k/kay

I like Sharon Case very much and she has had a tough year I am just not to sure about the scene she picked. I think if I had been advising her it would have been the melt down at the ranch. Probably the girls from GH picked the best reels. But then again I have not seen DOL ladies or KP from OLTL.

TinaP
TinaP

Finola Finola Finola!!!

Tali (not Smith)
Tali (not Smith)

Thrilled for Kassie. Really would like to see her work honored.

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

No Erika Slezak and no Jane Elliot is just ridiculous.

lilou
lilou

Emmys are not to take seriously anymore you know, it is backstage politics above all and if your scenes are quite good you have it ! This year the one deserving WHO SUBMIT their work are Finola Hugues and Jason Thompson from GH and JT chose the good scene so i bet they are the winner if the emmys folks are not too much dumb…we will see..lol

Iakovos
Iakovos

Really? No Jane Elliot as GH’s Tracy? That is a mistake.

I suppose I can understand not seeing Erika Slezak from OLTL on the list. But her final hours as Erika and the rest of Llanview prepared to end the run were very good. I would put her emotional but level portrayal on a higher platform than some of the more hysterical turns daytime actresses make.

The B&B writing can be so lame but no matter what is penned for them to do, Susan Flannery, Heather Tom, and Katherine Kelly Lange make it work.

Gillian
Gillian

Kelly Monaco is so deserving of this! Her scenes were amazing. Heather Tom & Finola Hughes scenes were also incredible.

mo
mo

Well, KKL has to try something diff. I don’t know why she has not been nominated, let alone won. Good luck to my B&B and Days gang. Y&R–I don’t know–it just hasn’t been good in so long.

lilou
lilou

meh…some submit themselves in the VERY WRONG category, i mean Peggy McKay as lead..come on..Kassie de Paiva for GH come on..KKL submit herself on supporting, she is a LEAD point blank. And Jane Eliott chose to not submit at all..lol..i guess Finola will have the emmy this year..

Patrick
Patrick

yeah, Mamma Caroline…. Hello? Hola? Smelling Salts…

i’d almost rather see Suzanne Rogers in this category….

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Peggy McKay was on target with her alzheimers’ story… and with Bo…. having said that… she’d have had a better shot at supporting. I love her.

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Finola is a def… shot at winning….

that would put Jane Elliott for best supporting….

I’d prefer GH win most…. then Y&R.

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I think some fans may agree with me…. remember all the years it was the Y&R and B&B show…? just saying…. so many other shows over the years deserved recognition.

ces
ces

Finola Hughes definitely!! Days category is weak but I do love the talks btwn Marlena & Will.

jim
jim

I know her return wasnt long, but i wouldve liked the actress who played crazy Alison Perkins nominated for at least best return by an actor. She was one of my favorites during the final weeks of OLTLs network run.

Sam Moon
Sam Moon

Katherine Kelly Landg as supportive? LOL that must be a joke,she is the MAIN,LEAD ACTRESS of the show! She deserved to be submitted as LEAD!

k/kay
k/kay

KKL made the choice she probably thought she had a better chance as supporting.

Al Danuccii
Al Danuccii

I hope she gets Supporting although she should be lead.

Karen
Karen

It almost seems to be cheating — not fair at all to actresses who were really in the supporting roles to compete against someone who’s been a lead for decades.

Ellen Dix Wycuff
Ellen Dix Wycuff

Sharon Case or Finola Hughes

Patrick
Patrick

??????

Eileen Davidson? Kristen.

Alison Sweeney? Sammi.

IS IT POSSIBLE THEY CHOSE NOT TO SUBMIT THEMSELVES? OR THEY DIDN’T EVEN MAKE THIS ROUND?

hey, it’s possible. i hope it’s because Eileen Davidson chose to submit next year.

shawn
shawn

I love Peggy McCay, but man did she screw herself. She is not a lead actress. She should’ve submitted in the supporting category. Such a shame.

margaret dannunzio
margaret dannunzio

laura wright is great along with the originals, but the story line is getting wierd with vampires.

Blake
Blake

Good for Susan and Kassie, those I agree on! And I also agree why no Erika from OLTL??????

JasonWho?
JasonWho?

KELLY MONACOS

JANE ELLIOT

GAVE SUPERB PERFERMANCES

KELLY WHEN SHE THOUGHT SHE LOST DANIEL
JANE FOR HER FATHER

Patrick
Patrick

I wonder if Tea…. Florencia Lozano? made the cut? she would be great in the best supporting for this story, as well.

Margie
Margie

If only there was a best shrieking category.

Arpi Kay
Arpi Kay

I think Katherine Kelly Lang submitted as Supporting Actress category to honor Susan Flannery! She’s great as Brooke and she should win in whatever category she’s in! Go Kelly!

kelly-ann jones
kelly-ann jones

no way in hell will susan flannery win anything for theat scene with brooke
hell that thoguht of brooke getting stephanies shares caused outrage with fans and caused the bb call line to crash

heather tom is what a joke bb has made ppd a joke i found it insulting

that gh girl gets my vote connie/kate

Eric
Eric

Jane Elliot being snubbed is ridiculous! Her performances post Edward’s death have been remarrkable & heart warming… Could she be nominated in the supporting actress category (albeit she deserves to be in the lead category)?

daring sally
daring sally

Sharon Case should win it hands down! She delivered in everything that was thrown at her. This has been a year to remember for the beautiful actress. The writers pulled her every which way but loose and she delivered each time no matter what predicament she was placed in. It would be a sad day in daytime soap history if this actress does not get best actress. She is an awesome talent. She deserves some of the best writing the team as to offer from here on out. She lost her child and shortly after that she lost her husband to an attempted murderess and kept on falling from that day forward and continued to deliver no matter what the writes threw at her.

daring sally
daring sally

I agree that Case should have picked the scenes when she burned down the ranch. She pulled off all of her scenes. I loved that they chose Adam Adamson to play her son. When he told his mother that he would take care of her and stayed by her side, I cried all over the place and I adore this Noah. You are to stick by your mother no matter what. He deserves an award as well. In his scenes he could have really been her son. It was so heartfelt like a true mother-son relationship. He stood up for his mother and defended her in every way. I love the writers for that one as well. Someone saw what I had hoped for all alone. I did not like the other Noahs. They went against their mother for the stepmother that had an affair with the dad and treated the mom like dirt……….who does that? Sharon Case has a chance now. And may this Noah never leave. He is brilliant as Noah.

Patrick
Patrick

SOAP – FANS !!!! WHO WATCH ALL 4 SOAPS……

give us your best assessment…. from a fans point of view…..

who makes the ballot….. give your 5 ladies. Thanks.

Shawn
Shawn

Sharon Case (Y&R)
Susan Flannery (B&B)
Deidre Hall (DAYS)
Finola Hughes (GH)
Michelle Stafford (Y&R)

Sharon
Sharon

Jane Elliot should not only have been on the ballot for supporting actress this year but should have won it!!!

George
George

Susan Flannery hands down.

Greatest actor/actress in daytime history…easily.

susan M.
susan M.

We need more nominations for OLTL !!!!!!!!!!!! More than just one!

Haitianare
Haitianare

Florencia should be on the ballot IMO. Is it up to the individual actors/actresses themselves and no one else to submit something or is it done by a panel?

Kelly
Kelly

whether leading or supporting category… Jane Elliot & Ari Zucker should be there for sure!! And Finola was outstanding as well!

Cierra
Cierra

Kelly Sullivan she deserves to win it all

Danny
Danny

New poster here. I am astonished that OLTL’s Erika Slezak didn’t submit herself in this category one more time. If she isn’t in Supporting Actress, I’ll fall over in shock.

Karen
Karen

I’d be really interested in hearing what MF thinks of KKL’s submission of herself as a supporting actress. She was clearly a co-lead in both the soap and in those scenes.

John Eric
John Eric

There are 13 pre-nominees, but only 10 will make it to the actual nominations! What an incredible list! With B&B’s Susan Flannery, B&B – (Stephanie) and Heather Tom (Katie), Days’s Peggy McKay (Caroline), GH’s Finola Hughes (Anna), Kelly Monaco (Sam), Kelly Sullivan (Connie/Kate) and Y&R’s Sharon Case (Sharon), Jeanne Cooper (Katherine), Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) all on the list, having submitted awesome scenes, the 3 I’d have to eliminate would be Deidre Hall (Marlena on Days) because her role was more supporting this past year, Kassie DePaiva (Blair on OLTL) and Laura Wright (Carly on GH), though ALL are powerhouse actresses!!!

DomSmythe
DomSmythe

finola hughes deserves the win. i never say this, but it’s a clear choice this year. not even a close 2nd.

Skater Boy
Skater Boy

Why in the world is Deidre Hall nominated and not Erika Slezak. Yes, Deidre has been around the block for a while but she is one of the worst actresses ever. she has one of the strongest fan bases but as an actress – she’s not even charismatic. Sami would be a far better choice for DOOL.

Cierra
Cierra

Kelly Sullivan!!

kelly-ann jones
kelly-ann jones

kkl submitted as supporting because she knows she doesnot stand a chance in lead
shes a one note actress,
i love heather tom she brad bell screwed her and made a joke of PPD
i dont see BB winning anything
i see GH getting maybe days and yr

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Wally Kurth Talks on His Daytime Emmy Nomination For DAYS As Justin’s World Is Turned Upside Down

You kind of know when you are handed the ball in the world of daytime drama, and it’s your turn to shine, especially when you get meaty material that runs the gamut of emotions. And this past Emmy season, Days of our Lives’ Wally Kurth delivered the performances of his soap career (although we suspect there is some more to come in 2020!) in the role of the grieving Justin Kiriakis.

For Wally not only played grief, but starting life anew in a romantic entanglement that can be all too familiar when someone tries to move on after the loss of the love of their life. Add to that, the complication that his son’s husband, was believed to be the person who caused the accident that killed his wife, Adrienne (Judi Evans), and with that the deck is stacked for an emotional fallout that landed Kurth in the running for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series at this year’s 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards to air on CBS on Friday night, June 26th, albeit in a virtual presentation.

While Wally is getting many accolades for his work on DAYS, let’s not forget the double duty he pulls on General Hospital, where this week his Ned Ashton. This week Ned is front and center during the encore presentations of the GH’ Nurses’ Ball episodes, which feature Wally singing his heart out in numerous memorable performances through the years.

Michael Fairman TV chatted with Kurth to get his thoughts and insight into his well-deserved acting nomination for DAYS, plus to find out his favorite GH Nurses’ Ball performances, and much more. Here now is what Wally had to say about it all.

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I am so thrilled about this nomination because you know, I willed this to happen.  I was like, “It’s got to happen!” (Laughs)

WALLY:  You actually were saying that, and you have been very supportive and positive.  I appreciate it.

What did you end up submitting? I believe I gave you “Power Performance of the Week” honors on my site for some of them, too.

WALLY:  I do try to put together a little story in my submissions for Emmys.  I think that’s kind of important because if you’re asking someone to watch 8 or 9 minutes of just you… I didn’t want to just (not that I had this material) but bludgeon them with one sad, sobbing scene after another.  I wanted to give them a whole range of Justin and a little story.  So, I did start off where Justin was asking Adrienne to marry him, and Justin is very happy, and it’s all good, and he gets down on his knee, and you see her, and it’s like, “This is something really good,” and I also wanted to include a scene with Judi Evans in my reel.  Then, I cut to where it’s a year later, and Justin is with Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) in their apartment. They are already living together, and they are discussing the anniversary of their marriages, and about the sadness of Adrienne, and she’s talking about Steve (Stephen Nichols), and then she brings up having to tell me that Adrienne died.  So, that was obviously in a flashback that happened six months earlier; where Justin is obviously very upset, and scared, and doesn’t want to hear it, and breaks down, and Kayla comforts him. Then, I did the continuation where Justin tells Kayla how much she has meant to him, and how he felt like he wasn’t going to survive, and how she came to his aid in a way to make him feel like he really has something to live for.   Then, at the very end, I did two scenes with Will (Chandler Massey) in the jail which is where Justin confronts Will, who obviously Justin thought was responsible for killing Adrienne.  It was a really lovely, really well-written scene where Justin tells him, “You’re a son to me, and you can be disappointed with a son, and you can be hurt by a son, but you never stop loving him.” I think it showed a nice range of the anger, the hurt, the happiness (because Justin tells him about Kayla), so you get an idea of what happened to Justin last year.  I thought it was a good collection of scenes that told a little story, and you could see the range of what Justin went though.  Evidently, it worked on some level because I got nominated.

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In the scene with Will, doesn’t Justin also tell him, “Don’t give up on life?” in a very hankie-inducing moment?

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WALLY:  Yes.  “Don’t give up.  Don’t give up on life,” which is really positive… even though he started the scene like, “I don’t even want to talk to this guy.”  Justin is there talking to Ben (Rob Scott Wilson), and Will kind of surprises him. So for Justin it;’ like, “Now I guess I’ve got to talk to Will about this,” and so he is still angry, he is still hurt, and you’re right, at the end, the scene has sort of transformed him in a way.  So, all of that stuff was just really nice, really nice scenes to get to play and very emotional.

I’ve watched most everything on the soaps from the performances to the storylines, and that one scene with the two of you was one of the best scenes I have seen in long time.  It was just so good from the writing to the execution of it. 

WALLY:  Oh yeah, I can’t even imagine a scene that was as good. Thank God that scene aired in December.  My story really didn’t get started until October/November, and all of those scenes that I included were from October, November, and December.

So, what did you think then when you found out that Chandler, along with you, and Paul Telfer (Xander) are all in the Supporting Actor category together?

WALLY:  I love it.  How great is that?  I love both of those guys.  I mean, I am such a fan of both of them.  Chandler kind of gets nominated every year, so I wasn’t surprised there.

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Well, he had one year, as he pointed out to me (laughs), that he didn’t get a nomination. But, Chandler has been pretty much a perennial nominee every time he submits!

WALLY:  Yeah, Chandler just delivers.  He is a really an outstanding actor Paul, I think is great.  I love the character.  I was kind of surprised and happy for him because sometimes his character gets overlooked; just like the bad guy with the smarmy smirk and the great English accent.  So, there you go.  It’s terrific.  I think people saw more to his performance, and they should.  He works on a lot of different levels, and Paul brings a lot to the game.

And obviously, you know James Patrick Stuart (Valentin, General Hospital), since you work on that show too, and he is also nominated in your category. 

WALLY:  Yeah, and I have been a big fan of his too.  So, I was really delighted.  I called him up and left a message.  I love James.  We did a thing last year together where we went back east and played some music in some clubs,   I always think that James should be nominated.  He does such an exceptional job at bringing that character to life.  That’s not an easy thing to do either.  It’s kind of like a Xander character, and so, it is nice to see my fellow actors see the complexity in their performances and appreciate it.

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Last week’s DAYS airshows contained scenes where Justin confronts Orpheus (George Delhoyo), over killing Adrienne, and Justin also goes to visit Adrienne’s grave.  I think you have another run of shows next year to submit for the Emmys (Laughs)

WALLY:  I do like to include the big four emotions that an actor has to play:  happy, sad, angry, and fear.  That is a scene where you get to see Justin really angry.  So, I will probably look to that as you get to see the anger part of the character, which I think is important.  You don’t get to see Justin very angry and lose it like that.

No, and that’s what was so great about it.  George was a great scene partner, though.

WALLY:  Oh, he was great.  George and I had a great time.  It was really awesome.  I mean, it was a challenge because it was very tricky, especially when Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) came in because you know; there is a part of the character that is just like, “Please, just let me shoot.  Just let me fire a bullet and just put it over his head or something, or maybe his hands are shaking so much that he misses the target!”  I don’t know, but you do just want to let him shoot, just one bullet.  (Laughs) Another moment that I really, really loved – and I’ll probably include it next year in my submission -was that scene with Suzanne Rogers (Maggie) at the hospital.  They gave me a beautiful speech to tell her that she should be her judge and jury and sentence herself to death, a beautiful speech about how she reminded me of Adrienne.  It brought out a different side of Justin that you don’t usually see.

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When I spoke to Chandler about this nomination he related to me, “I am so happy for Wally because I feel like he is often underrated.” You have always been the guy on soaps who is always delivering consistent work, but now you’ve been given a story.  So now everyone can see what you can do or are reminded of it.  It’s hard without a story on the soaps; especially playing the Emmy game.

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WALLY:  It’s true.  What did Maurice Benard (Sonny, General Hospital) say?  “If it ain’t on the page, it ain’t on the stage.”  It’s really true.  Let’s face it, you can only do so much, and that’s why I don’t get too competitive.  If I lose, that’s totally fine.  I feel like I’ve already won.  Being recognized by my peers, that’s it.  Being nominated is awesome, and honestly, after this, so much of it is the material and what the actors got to do.  It’s sort of out of your control, you know.   I am happy for all of my fellow nominees.  It’s all good at this point.  I’m really, really happy.

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You’ve been nominated once before, right?

WALLY:  Yes. I’ve been nominated once before, two years ago on General Hospital.  It was the year that Jane Elliot (Tracy) left.  In story, Tracy leaves, so there was all of that emotional stuff to play.  That was the year I also submitted myself for Days of Our Lives too, and I was really proud of that work.  That year saw Adrienne having to choose between Justin and Lucas (Bryan Dattilo), and she chose Lucas.  There were just some really nice scenes there that they wrote for Justin and Adrienne, and she was dealing with cancer.  Anyway, I got nominated for General Hospital, and I learned from that year that I am never going to nominate myself in the same category for both shows.  That’s just stupid.

Well, you’re everywhere.  You’re on the Nurses’ Ball encore episodes right now on GH,  

WALLY:  Oh, isn’t that funny?  All of these Nurses’ Balls, it’s hilarious.

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Are you watching them?

WALLY:  Yes!  I watched parts of them the other night, especially my performances. It looked good; actually, they were really good.  I’m always kind of surprised like, “Wow! The dances … the singing … the production!”  I always feel like there should be more people at the Nurses’ Ball.  Shouldn’t there be more people in the seats? (Laughs)  But other than that, good stuff, good story.  It was fun to see the beginning of Ned and Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) as well, you know that first year where she and Sonny were just breaking up on the red carpet at the ball, and the next year, Ned and Olivia are already together.  This week they aired where I sing with sweet little Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma), the Elton John and Kiki Dee duet, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.”

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Do you have one favorite Nurses’ Ball number you performed of all-time?

WALLY:  You know, someone has been posting old Nurses’ Balls from the 90s, and I forgot that I sang “Forever Young” with Amber Tamblyn (Ex-Emily), and that was so sweet.  I also loved singing “Somewhere over the Rainbow,” in the very first one or the second year, we did it. Some of my other favorites include: “I Feel Good,” with the Quartermaine boys, and Robert Palmer’s “Simply Irresistible” – that was fun because I got to put my own vocal stamp on it, and I remember performing George Michael’s “Faith.  It was fun singing that with Lisa.

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So, we know that this year will be a virtual Daytime Emmy ceremony, and we don’t know what that will look like yet.  So, how would you dress for it, if they had a shot of you from home during the broadcast on CBS?

WALLY:  I definitely am going to wear a suit and a tie.  I think that’s important to try to give the Emmys the dignity that it deserves.

So, thrilled that Wally received a Daytime Emmy nod for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series? What were your favorite moments of his last year? Are you enjoying seeing his performances on the encore GH Nurses’ Ball episodes? Comment below.

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DAYS Susan Seaforth Hayes Talks On Her Daytime Emmy Nomination For Julie and Doug’s Emotional Storyline

When you think Days of our Lives, what would it be without the legendary Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie) and her real-life and on-screen husband, Bill Hayes (Doug Williams)?

This past Emmy season, the beloved duo got a chance to shine, when they were put through a ‘heartbreaking’ predicament – Julie’s heart gives out, she is in need of a transplant, and things take a turn for the worse.

What would life be like for Doug without his Julie? How would she say goodbye to him? Fans clearly felt the sentiments overflowing from this real-life duo capturing the essence of their characters in such a raw and realistic way. So much so, that Susan landed a Daytime Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category for her work.

Already a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient along with her husband, Bill back in 2018, will Susan finally get an award for her acting for her decades of beautiful work on the long-running NBC soap opera? Fans will need to tune-in to CBS on Friday, June 26th to find out with the virtual presentation of the 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.  But for now, here is our conversation with Susan.

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Congratulations on your Supporting Actress nomination.  You have been racking up a lot of these recently, having been nominated in the same category two years ago, and also receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award along with your husband, Bill Hayes at the 45th annual Daytime Emmys in 2018.

SUSAN:  It’s really nice to be nominated, because I’ve had a few gap years.  I’ve had, what? 25 gap years between the recent nominations.

What scenes did you ultimately chose that landed you the nomination?

SUSAN:  I submitted when Julie dies.  I submitted the farewell montage scenes with Bill Hayes, and they were very moving to us… and we’ll see.  I did not submit anything snappy, or bitchy, or hysterical.  I’ve lost against hysterical every time.  Comedy has never worked.  So, I am going to try the heart and soul of soup opera: not bitchiness, but loss.

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Can I ask how you got through those scenes with Bill, because it was so touching?  I don’t know how you did it.

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SUSAN:  It was very difficult.  I mean, these are the things that make us so connected to the characters and the show.  This is a place where we can show the public what love means to us, which is everything.

They were beautiful scenes.  Do you remember when you did them, if you felt good about them at the time?

SUSAN:  No… no.  I didn’t know.  Everyone on the set seemed happy.  We are blessed to have feedback from out producers now, and they didn’t say, “I think you can do it better,” and, “Another take,” not that we would have anyway, because there is never time to do another take.

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How did you find out that you were nominated? 

SUSAN:  One of the producers, Randy Dugan called me, or I wouldn’t have found out for a couple of days,

What are your thoughts on this being a virtual Daytime Emmys ceremony because of COVID-19?  We don’t know anything about will play out yet or what that will look like, but it is back on network TV.

SUSAN:  It’s going to be a wonderful surprise.

So, if they have the shot of the nominees, do you think you’d be dressed in comfortable clothes or more formal?

SUSAN:  Well, I’d certainly wear my best earrings if I were at home, yeah.  If my grandson can arrange us to get on the internet (we have a grandson living on our property, and he’s our live-in techy), we will get dressed up, and sit there, if that’s the way to do it.

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DAYS did very well receiving 22 overall nominations and a lot of your co-stars got nomination as well.

SUSAN:  Yes, an excellent year for nominations for our show.

How many times have you been nominated now? 

SUSAN:  This makes six.

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Would it mean a lot to you to get the award?

SUSAN:  The Lifetime Achievement meant a lot.  It wouldn’t be bad to win this year.  I’ll say that.  It would be sweet for the show, since I am now the oldest living cast member of the original family – the original, original.  I’m not the original Julie, but close enough.  So, I think that would be some validation for the longevity of this original storytelling.  People look at the show and say, “Are you part of the DiMera family or the Brady family?”  I say, “I’m part of the Horton family!”

What did your husband Bill say when he found out you were nominated?

SUSAN:  (Yells) Billy, what did you say when you found out I was nominated?

BILL:  Yay!!!

SUSAN:  That’s about right. (Laughs)

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What a guy!

SUSAN:  I know!  What a guy, what a guy, what a guy!

I was really happy to see your name among the other well-deserving nominees.

SUSAN:  I know you are because I know you care.  Who knows what will happen? It isn’t going to ruin our lives you know, one way or another.  But it was very nice to receive this acknowledgment from my peers.

So, are you glad Susan received a nomination for her work in her emotional storyline? Do you think she should finally receive the Emmy for her performances? Comment below.

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Hollywood Studios, Producers & Guilds Send Plan To Gov. Newsom and Gov. Cuomo For COVID-19 Production Restart Guidelines

On Monday, the two states with the most television and film production in the United States (California and New York) received a plan from many Hollywood studios, producers and the entertainment and production guilds of a plan and outline to be able to rejigger and restart production of your favorite shows and films.  This includes the soaps: General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of our Lives.

Via Deadline: In an effort to get the industry moving-forward again where jobs were lost or put on hold, and production were completely stalled out-of-the-blue, the guidelines submitted by “The Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force (the “Task Force”) is asking for consideration and adoption for the resumption of motion picture, television, and streaming productions in an environment that minimizes the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19,” says a report for Governors Gavin Newsom of California and Andrew Cuomo of New York.

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You can read the details of the report here.  While there has been no word from the Governors and their offices if they have seen the report, bets are that several more steps will be needed before anyone would head and report back to a set yet.

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As one would expect, limiting contact, social distancing, regular temperature checks, ways to handle props, and a COVID-19 compliance officer for all productions are part of the proposal.   As well as virtual writers room meetings, avoiding filming on-location as much as possible and filming in front of large audiences.

So, glad to know that this major step has been taken to try to get production back on track in Hollywood and New York? Comment below.

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