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41st Annual Daytime Emmys Shifts To Online Voting & Opens Submissions In All Categories!

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The 41st Annual Daytime Emmys are getting into the groove by making it faster, easier. and more accessible for both entrants into the competition and judges by implementing a new online voting system!  As well. NATAS announced today that Emmy submissions are now being accepted in all categories!

In the official press release, NATAS revealed that, “Entries for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards are now being accepted and that submissions are open in all 81 Daytime categories.  In addition, registration is open for all qualified judges to evaluate entries.”

As far as the soaps, the press release related: “With six Daytime Dramas in contention this year, we are thrilled to open the gates for what we expect to be a record year in all Daytime Emmy Award genres,” said Malachy Wienges, Chairman, NATAS.  “In addition to adding three new Spanish-language categories, we are implementing a brand new entry/judging system that will allow entrants quick and easy submissions and judges the ability to evaluate nominees at work, at home and just about everywhere else!”

“For the first time, the Daytime Emmy Awards contest will be completely online.  Using the services of Yangaroo, Inc., an industry recognized awards-program provider to organizations such as the Grammys and MTV Video Awards, all entries will be uploaded right from the entrant’s desktop and all viewing and voting done online.  “The industry has been asking for the convenience of online participation for some time,” said David Michaels, Senior Executive Director, Daytime Emmy Awards.  “With the addition of this new program and new categories, I believe we will have an overflow of entrants and judges eager to participate.”

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in Daytime programming broadcast between the hours of 2:00AM and 6:00PM, by conferring annual awards of merit in various categories. The presentation of these awards is intended to be an incentive for the continued pursuit of excellence.  Eligible programs must have originally aired between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.  In addition, NATAS is offering two deadlines: the new “early deadline” provides entrants a lower fee if they submit by December 20, 2013.  The final deadline for all submissions is January 17, 2014.

So, what do you think about the Daytime Emmy submissions and judging now moving online?  Do you think it will help in the numbers of actors and shows that decide to participate?    What do you think of the changes?  Comment below!

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moshane58
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moshane58

Love it..We the fans watch everyday.

shawn
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shawn

U misunderstood. The fans ARE NOT voting.

Judy Lawley
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Judy Lawley

Too bad the fans cant vote

Gh lover
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Gh lover

GH for best soap.

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

DITTO!

su0000
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su0000

I would like if the soap fans could vote..
I do not like a chosen few making the wining decisions, they might not have ever even see a soap .

Patrick
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Patrick

“Oh, No!” All, I can say; right now…. 1. I hope DAYS and GH clean up…. 2. As riveting as Y&R Delia story was… I hope for #1 first. I say this cause… of the exit of Billy Miller. 3. doesnt time fly… it seems like just yesterday… it was horror abound… that GH was so dissed… think the women of GH. 4. i’m not so sure… as well… that AMC and OLTL should be contenders.. same reason… ie: the cancellations of… and what? 40-50 eppis? compared to DAYS & GH “I LOVE Day of OUR Lives!” best serial…. repeat… Read more »

SZima
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SZima

I agree with #4. I don’t think any nominations should be wasted on shows that are gone after so few episodes. It’s just not fair to the shows that are on five days a week, year in-year out.

Janet
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Janet

I disagree

Given that AMC are OLTL are most likely never coming back, it would be fair to at least give them a fair shot for this year’s emmy. After all, they did air this year even if it was for a brief time. Excluding them would be unfair. That doesn’t necessarily mean that AMC and OLTL should win the emmys if the other four soaps better deserve it. But AMC and OLTL should at least be given the opportunity to compete in this years’s event. This is probably the last year that they will ever have to participate.

JINA POELMAN
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JINA POELMAN

GENERAL HOSPITAL IS ONE OF THE BEST

margie Dalton
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margie Dalton

Love the idea!! Hopefully my #GH will be on top! Oh Maurice please please PLEASE!

Tony
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Tony

Is All My Children eligible for nominations?

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Yes they are, along with OLTL. There is also a new web-series category so shows like Venice, The Grove, etc are also eligible!

paula
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paula

I HOPE LITTLE EMMA ON GH WINS FOR HER ROLE WHEN SHE SEEN HER MOM THAT WAS HEART TOUCHING AND SO GOOD

Tony
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Tony

Y&R deserves nothing.

daring sally
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daring sally

You can say that again. I am so disappointed in them. Just as you thought it could not get any worse it does. The same ole things that just doesn’t seem to go away. Victor and Jack are great grandfathers so to speak and they still won’t stop the madness. They both need to lose it all and just go away to an island just the two of them. I don’t know how much more fans can take of it. The Delia and Carmine storyline won’t go away. The show is dying and no one seems to care.

Alex
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Alex

Has everyone missed the point, it is because of GH and Ron and Frank that there is a lawsuit and OLTL and AMC are cancelled, never to return. I won’t ever watch GH or support them, they are just as bad as ABC. IMO Debbi Morgan was great and should win. Her bowing out I think shows how the actors have come to view PP, which is because of GH.

brian
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brian

You have made a very interesting point…but I like their “styling” of a show… and I am watching GH because, to me, it “feels” like OLTL…

and I haven’t ever considered Ron and Frank in the demise of OLTL before.

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

Brian Frons had a lot to do with the demise of OLTL & AMC…It’s all on him..

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

Ron and Frank did nothing, especially to AMC…the lawsuit blames ABC for hurting OLTL by having GH kill off several minor OLTL characters…a laughable lawsuit…all PP had to do was have the reboot written as if those character were still alive the same way GH wrote out the OLTL 3 as if they werent there…there were no AMC characters on GH and their storyline wasnt affected at all…PP took something that was too expensive for them to produce…it was all about the money!

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

GH best soap…the actresses who play Anna and Dr.O as best actress and best supporting actress…Eileen Davison ties with GH for supporting actress for DOOLs!!!

shawn
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shawn

Eileen Davidson is NO supporting actress. She is a LEAD. If there is a God, Eileen will be nominated for Lead Actress and WIN.

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

You’re right…she is a lead…that was a typo error…i rush when typing! lol

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Love the idea. Anything that helps the nominees submit their entries easier and quicker; along with easier viewing and voting for judges is a win!

Nancy SaveTheSoaps
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Nancy SaveTheSoaps

WE SHOULD ALL VOTE WHERE EVER POSSIBLE FOR AMC & OLTL

daring sally
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daring sally

We do need more than what we are getting lately. It was such a big mistake when they took these soaps off of the air. We have nowhere to turn now. Hoping doesn’t seem to be helping any.

paula m.
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paula m.

I so hope that Kimberly McCullough, Jason Thompson and Brooklyn are ALL NOMINATED DIWORKE DAYTIME EMMYS…THEIR WORK HAS BEEN PHENOMENAL WITH THE REUNION ON GH !! GH for best show too ! 🙂

mo
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mo

Since I don’t vote, it doesn’t affect me and I have no opinion.

paula m.
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paula m.

SORRY..IT SHOULD SAY: I so hope that Kimberly,Jason and Brooklyn are ALL NOMINATED FOR A DAYTIME EMMY. THEIR WORK HAS BEEN PHENOMENAL FOR THE REUNION OF THE DRAKE FAMILY. also, GH deserves the nomination ….! Lynn Herring deserves nomination for best vet to return to daytime.

su0000
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su0000

com’on Kimberly McCullough is not a great actress..
and she has just returned and done little of nothing lol ..
many on GH have given stellar performances throughout the 2013 year!!
Faison has been awesome!! as has Dr. O …

Patrick
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Patrick

@SuOOOO

you make me laugh… with your “spoilers” if you will….

Com’on… I deserve to live in my bubble… every once in awhile

hey… you bring us down to earth… and it’s a grand time to share with… thank you MF! Cheers

I don’t dare spout on the actors as of yet… till we see the pre-noms… and who make the cut.

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

Kimberly…imo…always looks bored, even when she cracks a smile!

paula m.
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paula m.

U have ur opinions and I have mind. So we can agree to disagree. Infact, Faison is a villain and Robin is not. TWO TOTAL DIFFERENT CHARACTERS AS WELL AS PERSONALITIES…!!!

Derek
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Derek

AMC and Days for the win!

Laurie Webber
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Laurie Webber

GH is on fire! SO many actors & actresses that are deserving of a nod! But right now Jason Thompson is standing out in my mind for best leading actor. Showing every emotion possible when dealing with an unimaginable situation and he’s nailing it every day!

utah
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utah

all i can say is…..DAYS OF OUR LIVES and ONE LIFE TO LIVE…..DESERVE IT ALL !!!!!!!

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

I hope Days of our Lives wins because they tend to think outside the box, bringing us daring daytime drama.

Patrick
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Patrick

I laughed so hard after… tuesdays epi: Nicole, and Jerry Penicoli, character… the entertainment reporter… who’s trying to get Nicole to do an expose on Father Eric… Jerry Penicoli… telling Nicole… this stuff is HOT… not verbatim… but.. you know what I mean… after watching… “thee” scenes… with Father Eric and Kristen…. the funny part of all this… and yes it’s dark… but… Nicole… fought so hard… for Eric… and with Brady. lo and behold… at the end of the show…she’s in the park… and/or Horton square… watching “IT” on the internet… and Eric comes upon her… I have to… Read more »

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Patrick, I agree with everything you say. I would stand in line(which I hate)for several hours to be able to buy your book about your love for DAYS.

I should also add I think you and Jim would make a great writing team for DAYS!

Btw, Michelle Stafford would be great. That would be fighting fire with fire! I do feel the need for Kristen to return earlier than ED would be able to.

Happy viewing, Patrick!

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Mark Consuelos Exits ‘Riverdale’

Last night, All My Children alum, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo Santos) made what appears to be his final appearance for now on CW’s soapy drama, Riverdale.

Consuelos departed Riverdale as a series regular on the season 5 finale, after coming on to the show in its second season in the role of villain, Hiram Lodge.

Riverdale executive producer and showrunner, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, shared with Deadline a statement on Consuelos contribution and run on the series: “From the moment Mark joined us, he was up for literally anything, a hundred percent committed to making Archie’s life a living hell. And what’s funny is, Mark couldn’t be more different from Hiram. A classy pro and the sweetest guy, always looking out for everyone. We wish Mark the best and hope this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Hiram Lodge.

Consuelos offered up these sentiments in a statement on his Riverdale exit: “First and foremost, I would like to thank Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa for this incredible opportunity. Never before has playing a character that was so bad, felt so good. Huge thanks to the Riverdale fandom, to the brilliant crew and amazing cast, whom I consider dear friends and family.”

So, will you miss seeing Mark on Riverdale? Elsewhere, still no word on the “Pine Valley” reboot in which Mark and wife, Kelly Ripa, are two of the executive producers of that many All My Children fans were hoping would come to fruition. Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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TONIGHT: Jacob Young in Lifetime Movie Network Premiere ‘My Daughter’s Double Life’

Premiering tonight, Lifetime Movie Network kicks-off his “Shocktober” with a thriller starring Jacob Young (All My Children, General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful) in the pivotal role as the leader of cult!

In My Daughter’s Double Life, previously titled, Fatal Following, the story follows Heather, a single mom who is desperate to find her daughter Ally when the teenager goes missing. After the police find Ally’s belongings on the riverbank, it’s presumed that she drowned in the river.  However, Heather isn’t so sure.

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While leaning on her minister and friend, Jack, Heather begins looking into her daughter’s things and is shocked to discover Ally was spending time with a group of troubled teens at a mysterious youth center.  That youth center is led by Bridger, played by Young.

The LMN movie also stars  Jacey Nichole and René Ashton.

You can watch a trailer for tonight below from Jacob’s Twitter account.

So, will you be checking out My Daughter’s Double Life, beginning at 8 pm EST Friday night? Comment below.

Friday Oct. 1st on @LMN ! Start your Shocktober off right! #shocktober pic.twitter.com/KxPSD2HFl3

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Beloved Soap Stars Left Out of 2021 Primetime Emmy Broadcast In-Memoriam Tribute

Last night, during the presentation of the 73rd annual Primetime Emmys broadcast on CBS, the annual In-Memoriam segment brought with it so many households names in a year that saw so many legacy talents and more pass away.

The tribute was performed by Leon Bridges and Jon Batiste to Bridge’s song, “River”, and as the images of the departed played across the screens from Cloris Leachman to Cicely Tyson, to Ed Asner to Michael K. Williams, and more, it was clear that several of the major late daytime soap stars were not included in the on-air tribute as well as other omissions.

Now granted, we know they will all be a part of next year’s 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in-memoriam segment, but still these actors were a part of this community and not only appeared on the soaps, but other shows as well.

Those that daytime fans noticed were not included were: Michael Nader (Ex-Dex Dexter and Dimitri Marick, Dynasty and All My Children) Stuart Damon (Ex-Alan Quartermaine, General Hospital), Ray MacDonnell (Ex-Joe Martin, All My Children) and Jay Pickett (Ex-Frank Scanlon, Port Charles).

From primetime MIA action were: Michael Constantine (Ex-Room 222), Tanya Roberts (Ex-Charlie’s Angeles), Director, Richard Donner, writer Larry McMurty, and DMX, to name but a few.

However, the Television Academy did list all of its members who died on their website in the In-Memoriam section, because due to time constraints, they could not possibly showcase everyone.

What do you feel about the omissions of Nader, Damon, MacDonnell, Pickett, and more from the In-Memoriam tribute? Let us know in the comment section, but first watch the segment.

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