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41st Annual Daytime Emmy Winners Announced! Y&R Wins Drama Series, Billy Miller and Eileen Davidson Take Home Top Acting Prizes!

Courtesy/NATAS

In ceremonies held on Sunday night, it turned out to be a big night for CBS and its number one soap opera, The Young and the Restless. 

The series was named Outstanding Drama Series,  Outstanding Writing Team for a Drama Series, as well as received the nod for Outstanding Special Class Special for its Jeanne Cooper Tribute at NATAS’ 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.  Y&R received six Emmys during the streaming event held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California,  the most of any show!

In the acting categories, Billy Miller received the perfect button on his career with The Young and the Restless wining his first ever Lead Actor in a Drama Series award for his riveting portrayal of Billy Abbott.  Miller had won two Daytime Emmys previously in the Supporting Category.  The actor decided to leave Y&R last December.  And after over two decades in daytime soaps, Eileen Davidson received her first ever Emmy win as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as Kristen DiMera on Days of our Lives.  Eileen received a standing ovation from the crowd in attendance!

Courtesy/NATAS

The 41st Annual Daytime Emmys first live stream broadcast kicked-off with the announcement of the Supporting Acting and Actress category.

The first winner of the night was Days of our Lives Eric Martsolf who took home his first Emmy for his portrayal of a drug addicted Brady Black!   Next, The Young and the Restless Amelia Heinle won her first Emmy for her stirring performance of Victoria Newman Abbott.  Heinle paid tribute to her sister during her acceptance speech.

In the Younger Acting category, Chandler Massey had a three-peat for his performance of Will Horton on Days of our Lives.  Massey left the NBC soap opera back in November of last year after being fired from the show.   And Hunter King took her first Emmy for Younger Actress in a Drama Series for her work as Summer Newman on The Young and the Restless.

Lastly,  it was Prospect Park’s and TOLN’s One Life to Live’s that took home the gold for Outstanding Directing Team Drama Series , and Crystal Chappell and company received accolades for Outstanding New Approaches Drama Series! We will have full report on the live-stream ceremonies and more coming up!

So, what did you think of Y&R winning Drama Series?  Billy and Eileen winning Lead Actor and Actress?   Eric and Amelia winning Supporting Actor and Actress?  Chandler and Hunter winning Younger Actor and Actress? OLTL winning Directing Team? Let us know!

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Laurene
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Laurene

Amelia Heinle winning is a joke.

Kim Huck
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Kim Huck

Thank God MCE as Chelsea did not win she never should be nominated

Tommy Moss
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Tommy Moss

Sharon Case was robbed. Her character Sharon Newman is outstanding

Carrie Johnson
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Carrie Johnson

Surprised Young and the Restless won this year with the writing at its worst I have seen in 20 years

Timmm
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Timmm

Agree! Elizabeth Hendrickson nailed it and deserved it! I also thought Jane Elliot had a good chance since she is a legend and she had a lot of stories this past year.

Joel
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Joel

Not true. She’s a good actress who’s been on & off daytime for 20 plus years. Maybe not the best in the category but still good.

kia
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kia

What you say is true. Thanks.

Melanie
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Melanie

I am so happy Amelia won, she is a wonderful actress. you are the joke, you sound miserable. Lol.

Laurene
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Laurene

And her fans are apparently between 5 and 8 years old. What a lucky girl…

carol
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carol

You can say that again! There were others much more deserving.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Can you explain your unkind comment please?

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Laurene…I AGREE!!!!! But…I’m glad that Billy Miller won…YES!!!!!

richard
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richard

I love Eileen, but I was shocked she beat Heather Tom. Heather KILLED it this past year with the Brooke/Bill/Katie affair reveal at her birthday party!!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

Eileen was amazing and deserved it.

Claudio
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Claudio

I love Heather Tom, but Eileen Davidson deserved to win this year. Good for her, Heather winning streak is over, she won an emmy last year, and the year before.

su0000
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su0000

I can’t believe that Y&R received any awards.. Last year to this, was terribly long drawn out and boring- FF mostly.. They rode the wing of a dead child to get some gold.. I also do not feel that Amelia and Hunter are great actresses there are far better in the soaps.. But- it is what it is.. It all comes down the opinions of a few, not the majority of the fans who had no say in the matter .. anyways- I did not watch lol .. and I see I missed not a lot of nothing 🙂 Congrats… Read more »

Carrie Johnson
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Carrie Johnson

Im think Billy Miller aka Billy desereved to win. I think Amelia aka Victoria should win. Happy for all the winners but as far as best show NO Y&R is NOT beter then General Hospital by no means

Elyse
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Elyse

Y&R is by far the Best Soap and DESERVED to win, so Happy they did!!! Kudos to Billy Miller Very deserving. And happy for Summer and Victorias characters as well!

Timmm
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Timmm

Y&R was horrible and deserved a Razzie instead of an Emmy!

Patrick
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Patrick

Thank you Timmm I applaud that so very much

how can Y&R with a 365 day production feature just one memorable story line?

everything else about Genoa City is forgettable

now that the Dehila story is history… and without MM, BM, MS, JC, EH… whats left

Disappointed
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Disappointed

I so agree with you. There were more deserving actions who did outstanding work. Frankly I am so sick of her on Y&R I am about ready to drop it from my viewing schedule.

Disappointed
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Disappointed

I am glad Hunter King won. I think she really knocked it out of the park when she was told that Jack and not Nick was her father. I am to the point I don’t like half of the characters on Y&R anymore. That and the longgggg dragged out storylines are getting old.

Stefano
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Stefano

Wow you are so full of yourself, Hunter King and Amelia won the emmys, well deserved. I bet you cant act at all. Lol. who pissed you off today? These ladies can act, you are just a drama queen, who whines and cant get her way. Yes we all have opinions, but saying Hunter and Amelia are horrible actresses, is plain wrong. Happy. they won, including Eileen Davidson.

Patrick
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Patrick

I do believe that if you can tear up on queue… cry me a river… on queue… then you’ve got some attention

however… it’s a 365 day production… and it’s telling… how much you pull in… audience feast or famine….

Hunter King… is not relatable… theres no insight to noteworthy… who cares that she’s not jacks daughter and it’s back to Nicholas… or either or… blech

i’ll soapbox and stand firm…. Heather Tom is the same… indifferent

CHH
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CHH

Could not believe The Young & Restless won these awards except for Billy Miller. The show is almost unwatchable. General Hospital is by far the best soap on TV. They were simply robbed. The Daytime Emmy’ s are a joke.

rachie
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rachie

I agree Y&R is boring it used to be a top soap and didn’t get the recognition it does now that it sucks who ever voted on this one got paid or drank to much cause it was way off. oh well I didn’t watch I knew it was going to be BS.

NATHALIE
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NATHALIE

Im sad. Liz Hendrickson was robbed. She would of deserved a Emmy. So does Bryan Craig- who got robbed. cant believe this. I watched it online last night and the swearring wasnt professionnal at all. im dissapointed of the whole Academy!

Timmm
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Timmm

What else could Liz have done to win? She was ripped off!

Judy
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Judy

I have to say the red carpet online was a horrible, I wish they had online other interviewers to watch.
The show itself was good. With no commercials it kept moving except for that one towards the end that kept rambling on and on. Thank goodness Kathy Griffin and Sharon Osborne said something I thing she would still be on now talking.
I so sorry to see GH not recognized for any of its fellow actors. I read they won a few for awards the other night. They never even showed them at the table.

Ellen edvardsen
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Ellen edvardsen

The red carpet show was terrible. The hosts were obnoxios and need to be replaced.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Your name is similar to Eileen Davidson!

Geofffrey-Martin Cyr
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Geofffrey-Martin Cyr

Oh Judy and Ellen, you have NOOOO idea! (I was there to witness the carnage!) An abyssmal embarrassment!

aria
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aria

the best part of the night for me was kathy griffin shutting down jfp. it was priceless, and funny.

Joyce
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Joyce

I was so excited to see the Emmy’s yesterday on the internet. Was looking forward to seeing Billy Miller win. I saw the red carpet program and thought the four gals that did the interviews were not that good. Some comments they made to the women about their breast was way out of line. Hope they get better interviewers next time. Also was very disappointed in Kathy Griffin and her filthy mouth. And the gal from Y&R that spoke as they won best drama also had a filthy mouth. They both should be ashamed of themselves am sure they parents… Read more »

Joyce
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Joyce

Also Sharon Osborne thought she was so cute BUT again she also had a FILTHY MOUTH. Will not watch THE TALK that show is really getting to almost be like gutter talk.

irene
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irene

I agree. I can’t watch that show after they kept talking about the coach picking his nose and showing it over and over. I walked out of room and came back and they were still grossing me out. None are experts but they talk like they are. The deal in pop culture and online videos and stories. Airhead stuff. I can get my info elsewhere.

Joel
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Joel

Eileen’s win was so richly deserved and the thrill of the night. I can and do watch her submitted reel over and over!

Ricardo
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Ricardo

Eilleen congrats on your daytime emmy, well deserved. Eileen is a terrific actress
. I watched the emmys on my phone, the live stream sucked. It was not very clear and very shaky. Next year, it better be on tv.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Im ok with Eileen, Billy, Eric, and Chandler wins ect…they all deserved it…its nice to come home from the hospital and hear some good news for a change…Y & R isnt my favorite soap…Days is…but the Billy/Adam story on Y&R was well acted and played out so that had to be the main reason for the win…imo!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Drew Carey…he is a comedian and part of daytime…get him to host the show next year!!!

Johnny
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Johnny

No no no no way, Drew Carey is very annoying. Joan Rivers can host the emmys next year.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I hope you’re alright. Be and stay healthy.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Doing somewhat better…meds help somewhat…thanks!

John
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John

Congratulations to Chandler Massey for third win for acting and creating Will for DAYS who screwed up the reel on the Emmy show intentionally showing the new Will, the incompetent replacement. Nevertheless Chandler won, Congratulations Chandler!!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I don’t think Guy Wilson is a incompetent replacement. However, I admit that the replaced reel was a very messy situation.

Gerry
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Gerry

That was really embarrassing. It’s awesome that Chandler Massey Rose above that disgusting error. His successor really does suck and it’s been months and he’s not gotten any better. I’d rather see Will and Sonny get written out at this point because the new Will is awful and Will and Sonny have no real story prospects. I think this is partly due to the recast. DAYS just will not admit it screwed up but at the same time they can’t write for someone who can’t deliver the goods so off to the backburner the gays go. Glad Chandler got the… Read more »

Michael
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Michael

I agree. Sadly Guy Wilson really does suck in the role of Will. They should entice Chandler to return by offering yo psyche for his entire college education!$

Mo
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Mo

Oh my. Y&R won for best drama, best writing. No way. Of the three soaps I watch (Y&R, Days, B&B), Y&R would be my last choice for these awards. I agree with winners Billy Miller, Eric Martsolf, Eileen, and Chandler. Would not have chosen Hunter to win. Amelia is good. Congrats for her. Forget who the others nominated with her were. Days has got to be happy for winning Best Actress, Younger Actor (still miss Chandler), and Supporting Actor. Way to go. B&B didn’t win anything, looks like. 🙁 Maybe next year. I’m just afraid with these wins, Y&R will… Read more »

diane
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diane

I totally agree. The whole thing except for Billy Miller and Eileen Davidson winning was a joke.

Jake NJ
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Jake NJ

So happy for Eileen and Erin so well deserved. Congrats to the other winners. Sad my GH was shut out….Bryan deserved that win. Looking forward to Billy coming to GH….we welcome excellent actors which are going of late…woohoo

Jeremy
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Jeremy

hey Jake NJ, I am totally thrilled for Eileen and Eric too. Eileen is favorite of mine. I was so pleased that they both won. Even though I favor GH, I felt that DAYS should have won for best soap, that soap is pretty consistent. As for Bryan, I was surprised that he was nominated only because for me last year, he was very raw and hadn’t had a handle on Morgan, not until he got paired up with Ava, did I see him evolve. Bryan’s scenes with Maurice and Maura has only made his acting much richer. I didn’t… Read more »

CHH
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CHH

The Academy has obviously got a personal grudge against General Hospital. When they nominate a cancelled soap OLTL over the best soap on TV something is really wrong and I watch DAYS & Y&R. They don’t hold a candle to General Hospital.

code
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code

Chh gh as won most emmys, but other actors on ithet show deserve to win and everbody has a encounter for taste and whay they like. I agree they should been nominated for directing and drama series

Fanny
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Fanny

4 General Hospital to be so blatantly overlooked in the category of Daytime Drama, is a SLAP in
FACE. Not to mention ignoring the superb writing team headed by RON C. The show has been
nothing but GREAT since FRANK V. has taken over as Exec/Prod. The LOVE and CARE he’s
Injected into it clearly shows.
SHAME on U the Academy!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

Politics Fanny!

jonboy
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jonboy

Obviously the professionals in the business didn’t agree. Although I watch GH, when I look at the situation objectively, Jason Thompson is the only GH nominee who deserved a trophy.

Disappointed
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Disappointed

Thank you Fanny for saying what so many of us are thinking. GH had some excellent storylines this year and some great acting. Don’t understand why they were treated so badly. I only watch GH and Y&R. If I had to give one up it would be Y&R. There are so few characters that I like on that show these days. Wish they would bring back Marie A Bell. At least the characters were likeable and she did not draw out the storylines like the current IIC.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Maybe you’ll find room for DAYS one day.

carol
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carol

I totally agree!! Y&R is the most boring soap I’ve ever watched (and I’ve watched them all). GH has been incredible since FV and RC took over. To be shut out completely is a huge insult to an excellent show.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Not sure what is behind it, but some of it has to do with perception. If you look at films, some comedies are very popular and well written, but they will never win an Oscar. GH might have audience appeal because it is entertaining, but those in the business might not translate entertain value for artistic value. GH does do a lot of camp stories, mobsters, vampires, nurse’s balls, which are fun to watch and well written, but just not the kind of writing that wins industry awards usually. But I do think this year, there was a deliberate snub… Read more »

Marisa
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Marisa

These awards have been fixed for years. I do not even bother watching.

RichCD
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RichCD

Not to take anything away from the winners, but what stands out is the enormous slap in the face to ABC/General Hospital. First the nominations, now this. I wonder why? Yes, the show has had it’s low points, but it’s also done quite a bit right and has deservedly been given much of the credit for revitatlizing the genre. TOLN? Really?

At the very least, Jason Thompson should’ve won.

jonboy
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jonboy

I still say its payback for Carlavatis unprofessional rants.

Disappointed
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Disappointed

SO TRUE RICH!

Rodd
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Rodd

I was happy for all the winners AND the nominees. I was a bit sad that the actors I wanted to win didn’t, but then I got to thinking…With only four soaps left on network TV, the field of extremely talented actors is becoming crowded. It’s not like it used to be when there were twelve and fourteen soaps on the air and the talent was all spread out. With so many very talented actors out of work, shows have a greater ability to cast the most talented, if the money is there or the talent is willing to take… Read more »

Derrick
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Derrick

Great night especially for Y&R. Was very happy!
Production sucked as hell but still a great awards night!
OLTL winning Directing was a perfect send-off!
Congrats to DAYS in the acting category!

IowaMan
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IowaMan

an almost-perfect result
way to go Davidson, Miller, & especially Massey

dmr
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dmr

Absolutely! Love Eileen! Can’t wait to see Kristen back in Salem!

kalamaty
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kalamaty

CONGRATULATIONS to all of the winners and to the number one drama in daytime: The Young and the Restless! Funny how the MAB and Y&R haters are conveniently quiet today!

One note: please increase the budget next year and find hosts who know what the F they are doing; the pre-show was an embarrassment to the ceremony!

Derrick
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Derrick

MAB & Y&R haters are quiet!
I’m glad Y&R took most of the awards!

Ces
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Ces

I haven’t watched the Daytime Emmy’s in years because they are just horrible and I’m sure this year wasn’t any better; in fact, I heard it was a hot mess of a show and frankly Kathy Griffin grates on my every last nerve!!
BUT …. Congratulations are in order for Eileen Davidson, Eric Martsolf (who has come a long way!!) and always Chandler Massey!
BOO that Jason Thompson once again was not a winner. This guy is terrific!
Also congrats to Ellen DeGeneres who is a class act on daytime!

Rob
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Rob

Im happy for the winners but the big losers were the fans, it was terrible to log on and try to watch and from what Iread the red carpet was a sh*t show. At this point, dont even bother if its not going to air on television, OR how about rotating it around the three networks and airing it in daytime. CBS had no problems advertising how many emmys they were up for but couldnt air the actual awards show?!?!?! Lets face it too, if Y&R wins best show and best writing these awards are not based on merit. I… Read more »

jonboy
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jonboy

You missed nothing on the red carpet….unless you enjoy train wrecks. All those women should be out of a job today.

Lisa Marie
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Lisa Marie

The streaming wasn’t the issue for me. It was the low class red carpet hosts and excessive swearing that bothered me. There are many qualified individuals out there who truly love this genre and would willingly and professionally take on those hosting roles and write appropriately for a prompter. So it may not air on network television again, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be classy. I hope TPTB at NATAS seek out those who really respect daytime for next year’s event.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Those “ladies” doing the red carpet were disgusting not just in their behavior and language, but the fact that they clearly knew NOTHING about the shows or the cast! What an insult to the viewers, but also to the industry as a whole. I guess NATAS got the “buzz” they wanted because everyone is talking. Nasty and pathetic IMO.

Steven
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Steven

I’m happy for all the winners! – Eileen Davidson was the most deserved win of all of them!

Mark
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Mark

TTFW too tacky for words

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Hot off her win for Outstang Lead Actress, Eileen Davidson will once again dazzle us as Kristen on DAYS!!! Be sure to tune in to “Days of our Lives”, the soap that made her a daytime emmy winner!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

I take a lot of pride in knowing… it’s from DAYS and NBC that she is fully recognized… her loaded persona is full rich feasted best come on it’s me i’m here, with and DiMera how good is that ? LOL if it wasn’t for the DiMera clan… where would the noble and righteous get have at em Nicole have at em Theresa have at em Brady Kristen is back… with her turn at noble… I predict ( thank you JimH…) with child perhaps… and will turn her loaded feature with the god fearing… and burn in hell with… god… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

this is the only way… for her to keep on returning…with her new 2 year contract that requires her to feast at DOOL

she stimulates on all levels…. two very diverse characters

I, with many, cannot fathom her mindset , decisive manner… that it’s at Y&R that she loaded with

Genoa City is dead like

you can’t unspin that truth

Salem’ites remain

long live Eileen Davidson belong

I think with… she’s doing all that

dmr
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dmr

I am so thrilled for Eileen Davidson, and that she got a standing ovation?!?! Eileen is a top-notch actress! I absolutely love her and am so happy that her hard work paid off! She deserved to win! Whoo Hoo! (On a side note, I am happy for Chandler Massey, too. I miss him. Not a fan of nu-Will)!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I wish I knew if the daughter of JFP congratulated mommy dearest or not!

Timmm
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Timmm

Kathy Griffin was who we thought she was, classless. Sharon and Cheryl from “The Talk” were annoying, classless, and unfunny! Too many categories I could care less about. Big wigs from the morning shows won awards but dismissed being there because its a Daytime award show and its on the internet! Steve Harvey won and he wasnt there but someone from his show said how important it is because black this and black that. Boring! If it was so important to Steve and his accomplishments as a black guy, why werent you there Steve? BS! I would have FF through… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Michelle Stafford was the bomb…

we should all know by now… when it’s breaking in a new story…. they dress down… and look haggard… then it’s spitfire… shows on.. gussied up.

Michelle Stafford looked like a million bucks… she’s being featured

which by any stretch of the imagination… is why I like when Olivia is featured… she’s down for the count… and she comes up smokin’

love the women of

Joel
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Joel

The Daytime Emmys have turned into a colossal joke! The rumors that something fishy is going on behind the scenes with this nomination and winning process seems evident to me. I am, of course, speaking of the HUGE slap in the face to “General Hospital”. I think it is the most entertaining, edge of your seat, incredibly acted soap on TV. I have nothing against the other 3 shows remaining, but when GH was omitted from the Best Show, Directing, AND Writing categories, as well as Finola Hughes for Best Actress, etc as a few examples, there is something wrong.… Read more »

CHH
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CHH

Totally Agree 100%

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

Over the years, sadly soaps have always been viewed as a second class citizen, and last night was a prime example of just that. Kathy Griffen was simply embarrassing. The use of foul language at an Emmy event was just a blatant diss. These are talented hard working individuals who deserve the same fanfare as every other award show, but instead of hiring a highly respected host ..they hire KG? Absolutely disgraceful! I feel sorry for these actors, who work harder than any other genre in entertainment…. its time the industry takes a good look at the way in which… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I think the inferior complex daytime has is starting affect those within the industry itself. It is hard to respect a genre that doesn’t respect itself. If they valued their work perhaps they would have put on a more dignified awards show– yes it wasn’t on network therefore not subjected to standards and practices, but if they really thought well of themselves would they have allowed so many classless people run the show? For a show that had the potential to reach new audiences via the web from other countries I don’t think the show they steamed left a very… Read more »

kia
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kia

I’m sorry, Eileen whose storyline was basically all about sex, sex, sex, should not have won, that honor should have gone to Heather Tom.

Marry
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Marry

I was looking forward to an “In Memoriam.” Even though Matthew Cowles passed away in 2014, I was hoping for an honorable mention.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

The biggest rob in my opinion was the GH was not nominated as either Outstanding Drama or Outstanding Writing… What the hell? GH has been excellent since Frank and Ron took over, and this past year Y&R has been extremely slow and boring. Yes, the Delia story was great in terms of acting, but writing? The death of a child on a soap is not worthy of “outstanding writing” IMO and I don’t think Y&R should necessarily be proud of it. This Emmy win has probably solidified JFP’s job, though, because I doubt CBS and Sony are going to fire… Read more »

Mark
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Mark

Hey any clues about the drunk soap starlet kathy griffin mentioned lol

Tasha Jones
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Tasha Jones

I was so excited for the daytime Emmy’s. I loved that it was going to be streamed online for the first time. It really shows the change that is upon us with streaming live tv online & for free. I think there could have been a bit more advertisement as I forgot that it was even on until I logged into http://e98.637.mwp.accessdomain.com The red carpet hosts & Kathy Griffin – The 4 red carpet hosts where embarrassing. They clearly did not do any homework or bring any type of etic to the show. Some of what they did was for… Read more »

JUDY
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JUDY

CONGRATULATIONS TO BILLY MILLER AND EILEEN DAVIDSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WELL DESERVED WINS!!

Patrick
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Patrick

the two standout scenes :

watching Crystal Chappell – LOL – giddy time…. WIN for “Venice”

she is so alluring stunning quintessential ALL woman… ps: with Hillary Bailey Smith

Sexy

seeing Chandler Massey again! yes! that inward shy smile…. you take one look at him… and your heart pulls out all the stops for our Will.

jonboy
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jonboy

The red carpet was disastrous. Those tactless females had no clue who they were speaking to and their “valley girl” act was annoying as hell. Kathy Griffin emceed ok, but she still seems to mustakenly believe vulgarity is humorous. It’s not….and neither was she. Sharon Osbourne proved once again she’s a pig. Little wonder her children were a mess. And shame on Sally Jessy Raphael lookalike Jill Farren Phelps for referring to her daughter as “my f***ing daughter.”. But the show moved along, much more speedily than most award shows and was a major improvement from the couch comedy of… Read more »

aria
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aria

its safe to say Sony bought the award show for its two shows dool, and y&r specially in every acting category. no wonder the networks wont air it, they are a joke.

Patrick
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Patrick

In my Heart of Hearts : Days of OUR Lives should have won 2 years in a row

collectively… if you put these two shows side by side….. DOOL and Y&R

DOOL would come out on top. keeping abreast of 4 shows… is not difficult.

a clear winner – day in and day out…. it’s Salem that resonates all the Serial recipe

Engrady Pind
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Engrady Pind

Congrats to the winners of the Daytime Emmy awards. I didn’t agree with most of them, but that is either here nor there.

Has there ever been a big scandal on how the winners are selected?

How many years does a show have to be off the air before they are ineligible for nomination? For what time period were these Emmies awarded?

ana29rz
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ana29rz

Huge Congratulations to Chandler Massey.

First for being a superb actor on-screen. And last, but not least, for being such a classy, kind, gracious man off-screen.

After last night, it’s even more obvious why Chandler is so sorely missed, both on and off-screen.

Patrick
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Patrick

you couldn’t have asked for a better 2 pair reigning supremely these two ignited didn’t spare each other… acted their hearts out this past year… was epic ! LOL I don’t think we’ll see the likes of this again from Y&R : Billy Miller : Billy Abbott Amelia Heinle : Victoria Newman from DAYS : Eileen Davidson : Kristen DiMera Eric Martsolf : Brady Black tour de force : accolades : standing ovations : LOVE them LOL stunned by big win : Eric Martsolf …. kudos to him for coming along just fine and his natural effective performances daily I… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I mentioned the backstage problems which contributed to the win for Hunter King…my comment was not allowed. I’ll try it again: MM allegedly grabbed Hunter King’s breasts, which resulted in Hunter King grabbing the gold! I don’t understand why that comment was not allowed. I did not accuse MM, I said allegedly. I did not say HK made it up for publicity…People can draw their own conclusions. What I tried to convey is…That alleged incident made headlines! It did, in fact, create buzz for HK and JFP for that matter. I’m sure some voters thought…that poor girl put up with… Read more »

Nikki
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Nikki

Patrick and 4ever DAYS, I agree with you both. I was upset that HK won, which, as you said, more than likely had to do with publicity, because it sure as hell wasn’t talent. Whether the TMZ story that got her name out there is true or not, the point is it got her name out there. It made her, as you said 4ever, look “brave” and like a victim who “deserved” for something good to happen to her. If it happened and she truly felt violated, that’s very sad and my heart goes out to her, but that’s not… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Actually I was a bit surprise by some of the winners, based on the reels I saw Chandler’s reel wasn’t as strong as Byran Craig’s– methinks there was a deliberate movement to shut out any GH cast member from winning. And I don’t think Billy Miller’s reel was as good as Peter Bergman’s, so he must have gotten it for his body of work, even though it is supposed to be judged on the reels. Heather Tom had the better reel, but ED was a close second– Ms Tom might of have been a victim of too many previous wins–… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I’ll go just this bit more

Heather Tom is not… is NOT in the same league as say :

Erika Slezak
David Canary
Anthony Geary
Kim Zimmer

she’s certainly not a reason to tune in to B&B… she’s forgettable.. after her histrionics…

her emmy real was obvious heightened with drab… that bun was pulled so tight and severe… she lost all ebb and flow consciousness

Gerry
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Gerry

Chandler’s submission was clever and well done so it’s a shame it wasn’t shown. Plus that reel that was actually shown was a painful reminder that Chandler should’ve played out the wedding and he could’ve too had Greg Meng not fired him and replaced Chandler with one of the worst recasts in daytime history. Chandler’s reel is only about 3 or so minutes and in that time frame, he showcased a performance where the acting was layered, nuanced and devoid of irritating histrionics unlike his competitors especially those kids from GH. Those GH boys were hysterical drama queens in their… Read more »

Chaz
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Chaz

I was pretty pleased with who won in the actor categories. I have to say I WAS surprised at Martsolft’s win. Back when I still watched Y&R I was very moved by Amelie Heinle’s performance during the Deliah story. Thrilled about OLTL’s win. Showed there was some respect for what they tried to do. Choked when Y&R won writing & drama. I haven’t watched in 6 months because the writing had gotten so bad. Will say they deserved the win for Jeanne Cooper tribute. Probably the last thing they did well. I wasn’t shocked or bothered by Kathy Griffen…anyone who… Read more »

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A Baptiste

I know the “net award show” thing is new territory, but that Red Carpet was disgraceful, the interviewers were horrendous, an article in the Washington Post notes this today, how disrespectful they were to the classy actors. Kathy Griffen’s monologue was recycled from her stand-up, I’m guilty of watching too much Bravo! I guess Mrs. Osbourne was the “mature?” one who could show the “f” word is the “new vibe,” but this is where I miss Erica Slezak’s presence…and I used to think she was stuffy. And lastly, to trash Susan Lucci, next year, Kathy Griffen should be banned altogether.… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

all the actors who reeled nonplussed had every right

it was evident

the “hosts” did not know their craft… and history of

if this is on line again : i’d feature fans interviewing… MF … and knowing the requisite APB that it’s a freeing experience to render your character… feature aplomb… do it.. have at it… be their… it’s your take… on line feature is not just soul take but mindset behavior real

you said it perfectly A Baptiste : Ms. Osborne was merely telling .. this is the “new” vibe

A Baptiste
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A Baptiste

My typo: “Thank God all the actors have professional DEMEANOR, yes, class…” People forget these Daytime Drama pros got there for many top-notch reasons and should be respected for that.

Mika
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Mika

I used to watch and even care, but this year the blatent disregard of GH left me feeling it is all bogus.

Sam
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Sam

Ok, I don’t usually leave comments but I had to for this, doesn’t anyone else think that it’s a little weird that no one from GH won and the show was completely ignored even though it was the shows 50th anniversary year? Has the show been perfect, no. But it has been good enough to recieve at least a nomination. No other show is able to create the buzz that GH does, and to completely ignore them seems odd to me.

Nikki
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Nikki

I didn’t watch the ceremony this year because I believed many of the nominees were a joke and I also am not a fan of watching shows online. When I saw the winners list, I was happy with my decision not to watch. Let me first start by saying, I’m very happy that Billy Miller and Eileen Davidson won. Very deserved on both their parts. I was also happy for Eric because, while I was rooting for Bradford Anderson who did some of his best work ever in 2013 and in his reel, I am also a fan of Eric’s… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

They won because of the backstage drama.

Nikki
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Nikki

That’s what I assumed happened with Chandler Massey and Hunter King. Chandler Massey because this was his last chance to win and people probably felt bad that he was “fired” and Hunter King’s name was plastered all over entertainment shows and blogs thanks to TMZ and there’s no such thing as bad publicity.

Patrick
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Patrick

it was pretty clear to me that Billy Miller and Eileen Davidson were going to win

the supporting characters were far telling

the competition was loaded stiff and far reaching

supporting actor male:

Bradford Anderson
Dominic Zamprogna
Eric Martsolf

how loaded is this act… wow

best supporting actress

Jane Elliott
Elizabeth Hendrickson
Amelia Heinle

too close for words

I was shocked and celebrating Amelia and Eric… “thank you”

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Nikki…more and more, you are a chick after my own heart!!!!! Girlfriend…you TRULY ROCK!!!!! Anyway, some thoughts and all of my own: 1. I totally agree…Amelia Heinle SHOULD N-O-T have won. And…no disrespect towards Elizabeth Hendrickson and Melissa Claire Egan, but I really pulling for Jane Elliott to win. 2. Nikki…you are SO PERFECTLY SPOT ON about that Hunter King. Blah. Furthermore, she SHOULD N-O-T have been nominated PERIOD!!!!! BLECH!!!!! To me, HK seems so fake and manipulative. No Thank You. As for that Summer character of hers…Summer is such AN UNWATCHABLE WASTE OF SPACE!!!!! Let me see…wanting to snivel… Read more »

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‘Strahan, Sara and Keke’ Canceled by ABC; Show Aired In Timeslot That Once Housed ‘All My Children’

No matter a network tries to do, replacing All My Children, which ran for 41 years on ABC has remained as everyone that follows the world of daytime drama knows, problematic.  Now come word via Page Six that Strahan, Sara and Keke has been canceled.

The show hosted by Michael Strahan, Sara Haines and Keke Palmer if you recall, replaced the foodie show, The Chew which ran for seven seasons and was the first show to air in the timeslot that belonged for over four decades to All My Children. 

Back in March of this year, Strahan, Sara and Keke took a break to make way for ABC’s News  Pandemic: What You Need to Know, a daily coronavirus report anchored by Amy Robach, Dr. Jen Ashton and sometimes TJ Holmes.

However, because the show did well in that two-week experimental run it morphed into GMA 3: What You Need to Know.  The new version of the show also talked about hot topics in the current news cycle, as well.

ABC’s Catherine McKenzie began producing the “GMA3” show four months ago and the network officially announced her as Executive Producer of the program on Thursday.

While ABC has yet to officially announce Strahan, Sara and Keke is over, a spokesperson told Page Six: “We’re proud of our teams at ‘SSK’ and ‘GMA3’ and how quickly they transitioned to producing a daily show to give people the news and information they need during an unprecedented pandemic, and conversations continue about how the show will evolve in the months ahead.”

It appears that Strahan, Sara and Keke won’t be returning; the future as many of their staff have transitioned over to ‘GMA 3’ with producers from ABC News Live, (the streaming division), helmed by McKenzie.

As for the futures of Strahan, Haines and Palmer; Strahan will continues to host Good Morning America, and they are all actively under contract with the network.

So, what do you think of  ‘Strahan, Sara and Kek’e being replaced by ‘GMA 3: What You  Need to Know’?  How long do you think that show will last in the timeslot once taken up by residents of Pine Valley? Comment below.

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Eva LaRue Talks On Her Daytime Emmy Nomination, And Opens Up About The Loss Of John Callahan

For Eva LaRue, the past two months have been some of the most emotionally gut-wrenching and challenging of her life, following the passing of her ex-husband, father of her child, and dearest friend, John Callahan (Ex-Edmund, All My Children). The outpouring of support she has received not only from her former AMC cast mates, but the soap world in general illustrates just how dear Eva is to all of us, and how many people had special memories of their time with John.

While mourning the loss of Callahan along with their daughter, Kaya, there was some heartwarming and re-affirming news that any actress would love to hear. Eva was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in the Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series for her work as Celeste Rosales on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, and she is great company as her former AMC co-star Michael E. Knight (Ex-Tad) is also nominated along with her for his work on General Hospital.

The coronavirus pandemic has hit our country and world hard, but through it All My Children virtual reunions emerged as fans were engaged by the content, transported to happier times that brought them back to familiar faces in Pine Valley in which Eva participated along with her good friends, Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and so many more, thanks to the EW. com weeklong event which concluded on Friday.

Michael Fairman TV talked with Eva in this very candid, at times heartbreaking, and open conversation where she shares details into the final days of her beloved John, her last moments with him, and how she tried to plan a memorial in his honor during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For so many of us, 2020 has certainly seen more lows then highs, but in the end for Eva, to receive a nomination now (an award she was last nominated for back in 1997 as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her work as Dr Maria Santos on All My Children) couldn’t have come at a better time. Here now is our conversation with Eva.

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I’ve been thinking so much about you.  I’m glad we could do this, and in the midst of the tragedy of losing John Callahan, and then receiving a Daytime Emmy nomination.  What was your reaction when you learned you were nominated in a category with none other than your former AMC castmate and good friend, Michael E. Knight (Ex-Tad, AMC, now Martin, GH)?

EVA:  Oh, I know!  He’s the first person I texted!  I was like, “Congratulations, Michael!  Did you ever in a million years think that you and I would be in the same category of anything?”  Then I said, “And when you win this, can I just borrow it for the weekend just to dress it up and take pictures with it… just want to borrow it, just babysit the trophy for a weekend, please?” (Laughs)

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What did you end up submitting that landed you the nomination for your role as Celeste on Y&R?

EVA: I submitted a scene with Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R), who I have been friends for 30 years, if not more, and in all that time we had never worked together.  I met him when I was married to John O’Hurley (Ex- Dr. James Grainger) because John was over at The Young and the Restless at the time.  I went to a Christmas party with John to Peter and Mariellen’s house, and do you know who else was there?  Lisa Rinna (Ex-Billie, Days), and it was before she had gotten Days of Our Lives. She was dating Peter Barton (Ex-Scott Grainger, Y&R) at the time. We both ended up on soaps at the same time.  So, I submitted a scene with Peter, who is amazing, warm and open and such a great actor. Then I submitted a scene with my on-screen daughter Sasha Calle (Lola, Y&R) – I love that girl, and another one with Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Y&R) who has also been my great friend for a couple of decades. The other scene I put on my reel was with me and Jordi Vilasuso (Rey, Y&R) who I also adore.  He is awesome and such a sweetheart.  I only had two months worth of material to draw upon.  So, I just submitted the scenes that I liked the best, and they all were within story, and all made sense.

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Where is Celeste supposed to be now?

EVA:  She went back to Florida, and that was that. I would never say never to anything, but it was always supposed to be a short stint, and it was great.

So not only is it you and Michael E. Knight, but Jeffery Vincent Parise, Chrishell Stause, and Elissa Kapneck. This Guest Performer category is loaded!

EVA:  I know! I know and love, Chrishell (Ex-Amanda) because we worked together on All My Children, too, right before I left, and she is a doll.  She just might be the sweetest, kindest, girl on the planet.  She literally might be the sweetest person who ever lived!  I don’t know the other two nominees personally.  So, I’m excited for them too.  It’s such a diverse category.  It’s just really fun to be nominated with all of them.

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You were nominated before, though, for your work as Maria on All My Chldren during the emotional baby switch storyline; working opposite Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica) for a lot in it.

EVA:  Yes.  I was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for All My Children, and I was nominated for Best Original Song.  I wrote a song when Maria came ‘back from the dead’ to All My Children, with a producer friend of mine from Miami Sound Machine.

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So, you’ve been doing all of these All My Children virtual reunions, which is so interesting that in this pandemic, people are looking for content, and they dip back into these beloved shows.  Was it fun doing the EW.com Santos Family reunion with everybody?

EVA:  Oh yeah, it was really, really fun.  I only saw in the big picture everybody else’s photo who was a part of it, and the people who I actually do hang out with the most, and see the most, and talk to the most, are Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley), Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo), and Sydney Penny (Ex-Julia).  I don’t see Sydney as much, but I do see her probably once every two years at least, but Sarah Michelle Geller (ExKendall) I see all the time and talk to all the time.  Kelly, Mark, and Sarah are the ones who walked me through that first week when John Callahan passed.  They literally were on the phone with me, the three of them, almost every day, but I got beautiful outreach, from what seemed like everyone.  This is when no matter how many years have passed since you have been in daytime, that the daytime family as a group – there used to be fifteen shows, now there are four – and people have bounced around and they are on other shows- – but the entire soap opera community reached out,   I cannot even tell you how much that meant to me.  It was overwhelming, and it was really, spectacularly beautiful.

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I hope it was some solace to you knowing how much people loved John, and also that they love and care so deeply for you.

EVA:  I mean, people who did not even work with John reached out.  Every soap was represented by getting a hold of me, sending a text or a phone call, or if they didn’t have my personal information, they tweeted, or whatever it was… literally from every reach of soapdom.  It was amazing.

And your relationship with John was amazing with all of the ups and downs you went through; that you remained such dear friends.

EVA:  We remained really great friends all the way.

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I so remember when the two of you first got together and it was this storybook real life soap couple romance.  John was always so sweet to me.  I was so, so sad, and you know, my heart just broke for you.

EVA:  I think it was just such a shock.  I don’t think anybody, and even Kaya were talking about it, because she graduated this week, and her dad is not here.  We’re not having a graduation, because of COVID-19, which sucks on top of it, but we were just kind of talking through the feelings of it.  She said, “You know what’s weird?  I guess I never pictured dad getting old, and I always wondered why, and now I know.”  When I would get on John about his heart or his health, he used to always say, ‘Oh, don’t worry Evala, (he always called me “Evala”).  I’m going to be here.  I’m going to be here a long time.  I’m fine.  I’m going to be here to walk Kaya down the aisle and see her kids and all that.  Stop worrying,” Every time he said it to me, something in my gut said, “I don’t think he is.  I don’t think he is,” but I always just dismissed that.  But never in my wildest dreams did I think John wouldn’t make it to her high school graduation.  He was only 66.

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I had heard you ended up running to Palm Springs to be near John.  I can’t even imagine what that must have been like.

EVA:  The only good thing about this pandemic is that we had been shut down for only two weeks at that point.  Kaya and I got in the car.  John had some heart procedures the day before, on a Thursday.  I called him in the morning before he went in for the procedure.  I said, “Call me as soon as you get out of there.  Call me as soon as you come-to again, and you’re good,” and he said, “Okay, I will.”  I said, “I’m going to send Kaya out to you on Friday for the weekend, just so you have somebody to hang out and watch you, and I might come out too,” And then, I said, “Maybe, I’ll come down too in case you are feeling weak, just to watch out for you for the weekend.”   So, he called me after the procedure.   I said, “I cannot believe they sent you home! You just had some major heart stuff done.”  He said, “Oh no, they said I’m fine.  It was just run-of-the-mill heart stuff, angiogram…”  I was like, “Are you sure?”  He said, “Yeah, I’m fine.  I’m just tired.  I’m going to go to sleep.”  I said, “Do you want me to send Kaya out tonight?” and he was like, “No, no, no.  Send her tomorrow.”  So, in the morning, I called him at 9:00am.  No answer.  I texted him.  He always texted me like Johnny on the spot, and then texts me immediately back.  So, I call him again at 10.  Nothing.  His best friend calls me about a half-hour later, “Hey, I talked to John at about 8:00 this morning.  He said he was feeling really, really shitty and was going to go back to the hospital, and then, I texted him again at like 8:30 to just tell him something, and he hasn’t texted me back, and he always texts me immediately back.”  I said, “Oh my, God, I’ve been trying to get a hold of him for two hours; he hasn’t texted me back,”   I said, “You know what, I’ll call you back.”  So, I called his friend who lives down the street from John, and I said, “Go to his house, please right this second, knock on the door, jump the fence, knock on his bedroom, he might be asleep, I don’t know.”  So, he gets there, nobody is answering.  I said, “Break into the house please.  So, he did, and John was collapsed in the bathroom.  They called the paramedics, and as soon as they called me back and said, “John is unresponsive in the bathroom,” Kaya and I threw everything in the car, and what usually takes us two and a half hours without traffic, we made it down there from Los Angeles in an hour and forty-five minutes.

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I don’t know how you made it down there in one piece. Thank, God!

EVA:  I drove so fast, like literally broke all land speed records and thank God because we got there just in time.  He was in emergency.  He hadn’t been put up in ICU yet, where we wouldn’t have been able to see him.  They weren’t going to let us in the hospital.  Thank God the person answering the door was an All My Children fan.  She was the one saying, “Sorry, no one is allowed in the hospital, no one can come in,” and I was like, “No, no, no, my ex-husband just came in.”  She said, “Was it Edmund?” and I said, “Yes, it was Edmund!”  She said, “Okay, follow me.”  Thank God for All My Children.  Thank God.  So, we followed this woman secretly, and we get to spend a half-hour with him in Emergency.  He was already on life-support, totally unresponsive, but we got to play John his favorite music, we got to just sit there and hold his hand and talk to him, and tell him how much we loved him.  Sarah Michelle Gellar called right when we were in the hospital in Emergency, and she said, “Put the phone by his ear,” so I put the phone by his ear, and she talked to John too, and she told him how much she loved him.  She used to always call him “GP”, which was short of grandpa, because she came on the show when she was 15, and she didn’t have a dad, and John acted like a dad to her – but she used to always call him “grandpa”, and he hated “grandpa”, so he was like, “You can call me “GP”, but not grandpa,” so she always called him GP.  I just put the phone by John’s ear, and what was crazy is that when she talked to him, his feet started twitching.  He started moving his feet.  Then, when Kaya was talking to him about Yankee season, he started moving his feet.  We were kind of hopeful that something was changing for the better.  We had about a half-hour with him, and then, they took him up to ICU, and then, we knew we couldn’t see him again.  They called us later that night that he had passed.

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I am just so thankful that you got to see John one last time.

EVA:  I thank God every day that we got to say goodbye, because if we hadn’t gotten there in time to say goodbye, I just don’t know.

It’s very rare that a couple after a divorce, who have a child, and went from romance to dear friends, end up maintaining that relationship so many years later in their lives.  I know so many people who were together at one point in their lives, for years, and they don’t even talk to each other now.

EVA:  Well, you know, like any divorce, the first four years afterwards were super contentious but then, by year five, we kind of had this major breakthrough, and from then on, he was one of my closest friends, and one of the things we always kept alive for each other was we loved to  dance together. We fell in love, I think, dancing because originally our characters on AMC met at this country-western bar, and we had to take country line dancing lessons on the show.  They hired a choreographer for us so that during those scenes where we were falling in love, we would actually be able to do a two-step! So, we went out and practiced at Denim and Diamonds, which was a big country-western place in New York City at the time.  We used to go out with a whole group of us.  It was me, and Teresa Blake (Ex-Gloria) and Kelly Ripa, and her boyfriend at the time, Winsor Harmon (Ex-Del), sometimes Walt Willey (Ex-Jack); we just had a whole crew of us who would go out country dancing.  John and I also loved singing together.  He had the most amazing gravely kind of rockstar voice, but his real talent was harmonizing.  He could harmonize to anything.  So, when he would come over, we would sit in the kitchen and sing, and sing, and sing until the late hours because that’s what we loved to do, and that’s what he loved to do.  That’s one of my favorite last memories of us.  He was just over the month before, and Kaya’s bedroom is near the kitchen, so she came out and was like, “Can you two shut up?”  It was like two in the morning and we were still singing in the kitchen. (Laughs)  John was my dear friend and my confidant.

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Were you able to have some kind of service during this stay-at-home pandemic we are all dealing with, in order to mourn the loss of John?

EVA:  It’s been so crazy.  We couldn’t even have a funeral.  That’s what made it all the more heartbreaking.  There were less than twenty of us, and we just got on a Zoom call and memorialized John.   I thought we were going to do a big Zoom memorial, but it seemed so overwhelming and so impersonal, it just was rubbing us wrong in every way.  Every way we were looking at it, we were like, “Oh my, God, we just can’t.”  We wanted to invite everybody he had ever worked with, and we were like, “No, we want to do that when everything can open back up again, and invite every person, and have a party” because John was always the life of every party.  Maybe we can do that in the fall or next year.  I kept trying to write something for the small memorial we did do for three days.  I kept coming back to this one song, because John was always the consummate bartender, too.  I sang a song that Bette Midler sang on the very last episode of Johnny Carson.  It was “One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)” and it’s about a bartender who has got a big personality and a lot to say.   I changed some of the words around a bit just to reflect who John was, and so, I ended up singing for it instead of speaking.  We always talked about that last episode of Carson; how stunningly emotional it was when Bette sang that song to kind of sing Johnny off for of all of his years on the air.  So, that’s what I did and because we loved to sing together, it just made sense.

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I do think you touched upon something, earlier, too.  I don’t think any other genre would have that kind of unbridled camaraderie.  It’s such a family, like you said.  I don’t think you would find that quite like this; certainly in show business. 

EVA:  I really don’t think you can. Even though there is always a good amount of competition in the soaps as well; between the soaps it’s like they are any sports team, but there is always a level of respect, love, and familial connection within the community.  I think that is why they have stood the test of time.  I really do think that is what hooks our audience, that is what keeps them there after all of these years, even though unfortunately the genre is antiquated looking, there is something about it that is nostalgic, familial, and comfortable for people.

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Every time I talk about All My Children, why do you think everybody go ga-ga for it, when it’s been off the air for several years now?

EVA:  It speaks to people’s childhoods.  It speaks to how we grew up.  You can’t undo nostalgia.  You can’t.  It’s in the way we grew up, the things we loved, the things that we scheduled our lives around, the people we fell in love with on the shows that we watched, who we cared about and loved their storylines. I grew up watching All My Children, General Hospital, and Days of Our Lives.

It must have been a spectacular moment for you when you realized you were actually in Pine Valley and a member of the cast of All My Children then?

EVA:  It was amazing.  I was a fan when I got the show.  I was a straight up fan.  I fangirled walking through that dressing room hallway for the first time! I was trying to keep it in check, but you know … (Laughs)

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So, in closing, you would say, “Thrilled to be nominated”?

EVA:  Yes.  So fun.  It has really been a rollercoaster of a couple of months here.  That nomination was literally the bright, shining spot in all of this.

So, happy to hear Eva is in the running for a Daytime Emmy? Were you moved by Eva’s sentiments she shared on her relationship with the late John Callahan? Do you miss Pine Valley’s Dr. Maria Santos? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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All My Children Reunion with Josh Duhamel, Ricky Paull Goldin, Cameron Mathison and More; Later Debbi Morgan Live

It’s a big finale of the weeklong virtual celebration of the iconic All My Children.  On tap today in EW’s series to benefit Feeding America during the COVID-19, some major names from the history of Pine Valley and who had story with each other participating in the chat, premiering at 10 a. m. EST.

Taking part in the walk down memory lane are none other than Josh Duhamel (Ex-Leo), Ricky Paull Goldin (Ex-Jake), Chrishell Stause (Ex-Amanda), Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan), Rebecca Budig (Ex-Greenelee) and Melissa Claire Egan (Ex-Annie).

But that’s not all folks! Daytime Emmy winner, Debbi Morgan will participate in a live virtual chat with EW.com today beginning at 3 p.m. EST/12 p. m. PST.  Now will be your chance to hear from the one and only Angie Hubbard from the beloved ABC daytime drama series.

Over the week, EW.com has posted other virtual conversations with notables from Pine Valley, you can check them out here.

So, will you be checking out today’s one-two punch of AMC favorites? Comment below.

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