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42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Nominations Announced! General Hospital Leads All Shows With 28!

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Courtesy/NATAS

Nominations for the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced today by NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) and revealed during a special presentation on the CBS afternoon series, The Talk.

The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be telecast live on Pop on Sunday night, April 26th live beginning at 8PMET/5PMPT direct from the legendary Stage 16 on the Warner Brothers studio lot.  The Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to television icon, Betty White.

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2014 calendar year.

“This year’s Daytime Emmy Awards is shaping up to be one of our most memorable events in our forty-two year history,” said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “With a record number of entries this year, some 350 nominees, the glamour of the historic Warner Bros. Studios lot and the live broadcast on the new Pop network, this year promises to have more ‘red carpet’ then at any other time in our storied-past!”

“This year’s Daytime Emmy Awards promises a cornucopia of thrills and surprises,” said David Michaels, Senior Vice President, Daytime.  Here now are the nominees for the Daytime Drama categories! Congratulations to all!

Outstanding Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

 

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Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Peggy McKay, Days of our Lives

Alison Sweeney, Days of our Lives

Gina Tognoni, The Young and the Restless

Maura West, General Hospital

Laura Wright, General Hospital

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Anthony Geary, General Hospital

Christian LeBlanc, The Young and the Restless

Billy Miller, The Young and the Restless

Jason Thompson, General Hospital

 

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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Linsey Godfrey, The Bold and the Beautiful

Amelia Heinle, The Young and the Restless

Elizabeth Hendrickson, The Young and the Restless

Finola Hughes, General Hospital

Lisa LoCicero, General Hospital

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Scott Clifton, The Bold and the Beautiful

Chad Duell, General Hospital

Kristoff St. John, The Young and the Restless

Jacob Young, The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series

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Kristen Alderson, General Hospital

Camila Banus, Days of our Lives

Hunter King, The Young and the Restless

Haley Pullos, General Hospital

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series

Bryan Craig, General Hospital

Max Ehrich, The Young and the Restless

Tequan Richmond, General Hospital

Freddie Smith, Days of our Lives

Outstanding Daytime Drama Writing Team

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

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Outstanding Daytime Drama Directing Team

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series

Meredith Baxter, The Young and the Restless

Sally Kellerman, The Young and the Restless

Donna Mills, General Hospital

Linda Elena Tovar, General Hospital

Fred Willard, The Bold and the Beautiful

Ray Wise, The Young and the Restless

Outstanding New Approaches Drama Series

Anacostia

The Bay the Series

Beacon Hill

East Los High

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Outstanding Performer in a New Approaches Drama Series

Sarah Brown, Beacon Hill

Martha Byrne, Anascostia

Andrea Evans, DeVanity

Vanesssa Vasquez, East Los High

Danielle Vega, East Los High

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series

Judy Blye Wilson, CSA The Young and the Restless

Marnie Saitta, CSA Days of Our Lives

Mark Teschner, CSA General Hospital

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design for a Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of Our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

 

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Outstanding Lighting Direction for a Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

Outstanding Technical Team for a Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of Our Lives

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing for a Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

 

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Outstanding Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of Our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

 Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of Our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless 

Outstanding Original Song- Daytime Drama

The Bold and the Beautiful

Bradley Bell, Anthony Ferrari, Casey Kasprzyk, Composers & Lyricists

“Just Breathe”

The Young and the Restless

Joshua Arreguin, Julie Carmona Young, Addie Hamilton, Marty Medriano, Composers & Lyricists

“Little Things”

General Hospital

Nikola Bedingfield, Eve Nelson, Composers & Lyricists

“Reaching”

General Hospital

Robert Hartry, Composer & Lyricist

 

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Outstanding Costume Design for a Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful C

Days of Our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Makeup for a Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of Our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

 So, what do you think about the nominations? Did you favorites make the grade? Who do you feel was snubbed, and who will you be rooting for to win the gold on Emmy night? Comment below

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The Substitute
The Substitute

Because I have not seen the reels I will not make picks just glad Y&R did not get many! The big shock is that Camryn Grimes did not make it over Hunter King? I will say sentimental vote for Best Actress would be Allison Sweeney!

The Substitute
The Substitute

I know everybody thinks Geary is a shoo-in but could they maybe tie it with Billy Miller so it can be in your face to JFP for letting him get away! Just a thought!

kelly
kelly

For sure JFP but for GH for wasting his talents.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I know, Substitute. Billy Miller is my guy. But, Geary undeniably outdid himself. I have hated the Fluke storyline forever, ( Geary is not one of my favorites either) but I have to bow to Anthony and give him his due for creating a very compelling character(s), within an albeit stupid, run-on and ridiculous storyline.
Yes, it would be great if Billy won the award, but I must cede the honor to Geary. He does deserve it.

Timmm
Timmm

Billy was good on Y&R but Tony knocked it out of the park whether you liked the Fluke story or not.

Ella Brown
Ella Brown

What happened to Sharon Case???????? Sharon works so so hard. I can’t think of any actress with such a roller coaster ride of ups & downs her character Sharon Newman goes through. Please give Sharon Case her award 🙂

Alice
Alice

Sharon Case from Young and the Restless is my favorite and I can’t understand she was not nominated. Her acting for 5 years the most has been on point. We love you Sharon hope she knows how much

Candice
Candice

WHAT Gina aka Phyllis got nominated . No way what about Sharon Case and Camryn Grimes? They had the lead stories last year what did Phyllis do lay there?

The Substitute
The Substitute

Their is a war going on over there against Case has been for a while.

The Substitute
The Substitute

Case had a good year and some good scenes but she is not in their little group. As for Grimes I am totally blown away she is hands down better then any of the ones that made the list????

Harry
Harry

Yay! Gina received a well deserved nomination for Phyllis which Stafford did not receive on for her twitchy, adolescent portrayal of Neigh-na. (Nina). I finally like Phyllis and I owe it all to Gina’s brilliantly subtle approach to Phyllis.
I agree with you all about Camryn Grimes–she is so good and deserved an Emmy nomination over the petulant, yet hysterical, Hunter King.
I also think Sharon Case deserves some recognition but I thought I had heard that she did not submit a reel.

CeeCee
CeeCee

My disappointed in Gina Tognoni hurts. I do not get her….nor can I get into her head. This is not Phyllis…no way.
Sharon Case has proven to be a top-rated actress for me. She has been outstanding….she handled her ’bout’ with mental illness like a pro…..so real and very credible. The way she switched back and forth ; in and out of the fog in her brain took acting skill…no easy feat. She should have been nominated. Laura Wright? Hmmmmm.

su0000
su0000

ok-
the way it is..
the actors have to submit themselves..
Not all actors do that..
If Sharon did not submit herself she can not be nominated..
It seems she did not ..

Derrick
Derrick

Guys, SC didn’t submit herself for pre-nom!

Timmm
Timmm

Sharon Newman/Sharon Case gets the shaft either way! Lover her.

Nikki
Nikki

What about Peter Bergman(Jack Abbott)? Does anyone remember when he was out at the cabin going through withdrawal ? That guy can act and yet I never see his name in the nominations? Sharon Case knows she’s a great actress. She doesn’t need to be handed a toy or a pat on the bottom like Hunter King.

Nikki
Nikki

Sharon Case & Camryn Grimes did not get nominated over Hunter King because their not KISS BUTT’S or BABY-ASS WHINERS like Hunter King

Jeremy
Jeremy

As much as I would love Allison Sweeney , Maura West (Ava, GH) deserves the win! Maura for Lead Actress.

Patrick
Patrick

Sami or Ava

I’m on the fence, here

I hope they show the submissions … as they have in past years… so the fans can get a better overall

Sami: I am remiss in stating that AS’ Sami should get it for sentiment…. I’ve been corrected… she acted her butt off and nailed her scenes ALL Year (tip to Ray).

Ava: GH wouldn’t be anywhere near a Serial… had it not been for Maura West. Like Eileen Davidson…. this is a compliment…. but MW presence in and around her just supplants and she readily marquees solid acting and like ED elevates what we celebrate

now this is for real sentiment: Peggy McKay… it seems easy to forget and let go of older vets… pelt me ! but, I cherish and admire this lady … a matriarch who continually enervates her tv family. supporting? sure. a deserved lead nominee… by far.

Laura Wright : ????

of all the 3 Carlys… and they are all emmy winners… but, I just can’t help but still recall that Sarah Joy Browne, was thee Carly… who had a body of work that sold every emotion from A to Z more naturally. When she won for lead actress, this was, year, 2011. since the advent of lauded duo RC/FV… LW’ Carly has been in overdrive… doing the same thing… over and over… if it’s about Michael and Morgan… Franco…. now Sonny…. and now… exhausting with her declared BFF mode with “Jake”. stifle

yesterdays ep: she’s mowing down Olivia… about Franco and Nina… and smothered Jake at the diner… “sit in the corner ” Carly… no one will miss you

easily this is between Ali and Maura…

i’m easily swayed for AS’ Sami… as Days remains my #1

Patrick
Patrick

I forgot about Gina Tognoni :

no wonder here… forgot that she’d been on the show for a year : NOT

she debuted, August 11, 2014… and I don’t know how long she was coma laid up and lie their … as the audience bereft itself till she arose

LOL

give us a break… her body of work like every body else : is just that

I have no problem seeing her nominated for all her tenure… starting next year

she’s a two time emmy winner… she doesn’t deserve to be in this category

Rob
Rob

Gina Tognoni, really?

not that I don’t like her but c’mon. Sharon Case has made Lemonade out of the crap they have given her.

The Substitute
The Substitute

Lots of backstage backstabbing over there! Really bad try workplace turmoil at the highest level!

Alice
Alice

Me also Sharon Case is my favorite. Sharon Newman makes this show what it is. She is the most loved and loved to hate her acting is so awesome 🙂

Linda
Linda

Gina is a better actress, sorry to say this but its true.

Timmm
Timmm

Gina is very good but Sharon had way more on her resume this past year.

Candice
Candice

I agree. Phyllis laid there all year and Sharon worked her butt off. Give the award to Ms Case and call it a day she deserves it so much

Ron
Ron

Get over it, Gina is a better actress, than Sharon Case. Sharon over acts and is a boring character.

michael
michael

i could not agree with you more!! meanwhile, where the heck is Camryn Grimes??? she and Sharon Case were brilliant in their scenes

diane
diane

Yep, same old people as the last few years.

su0000
su0000

You do know the actors have to put themselves in, eyes..
Perhaps Sharon did not submit herself..
I believe she did not ..

Alicia
Alicia

Camryn Grimes I believe will be recognized NEXT year… because she hasn’t been on a full year yet!

Aria
Aria

Congrats to GH, really happy that they lead the nomination especially after years of y& r doing so, I think all acting categories are important but I still feel finola Hughes is a lead actress no matter what, oh and I’m confuse by the guest star category with Linda tovano in it? What are the criteria? Glad for her though she totally rocks. Hope gh sweats this year.

Mark
Mark

Linda Elena Tovar (Rosalie on GH) is not a Special Guest Performer. She’s in the wrong category.

Jimmy
Jimmy

Totally agree, and she has had NO Emmy worthy material this year. She’s barely even a character on the show, I forget she exists until she’s on screen again. The same goes for Theresa Castillo, completely useless character.

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

Awards shows are always for work done the previous year. In this case, it’s 2014; not 2015. Donna Mills as Special Guest Performer, I agree with. But, Rosalie? That’s just bizarre. Frankly, Thaao Penghlis, Constance Towers and Kathleen Gati all should have been considered for this category if Rosalie could be.

And while Sabrina isn’t a favorite of mine, I think Theresa Castillo did some great work in 2014; especially when her character had a premature baby that eventually died.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Agreed, Kansa….Teresa Castillo is always underrated, particularly by the fans. I love her snd I find her acting better than many….such as Sam. The woman cannot act. Period.

Nate
Nate

The nomination that makes me laugh out loud is Days Of Our Lives for BEST COSTUME DESIGN? Anyone that can see knows this is a total joke.

Torqumada
Torqumada

Don’t hold back! .

And the set design is equally horrible. The palette is a washed out mauve and the decorations look like stuff you’d pick up at granny’s estate sale. Drab stuffy dull. That has to be the saddest hotel ever. And the DiMera offices look like a dentist waiting room circa 1984.

code
code

Cause they do not have the budget like the other shows. But do not worry they will. For years the academy has done Days shitty. Up to last couple of years. Y’all are small minded jerks.

mark
mark

LOL some of nicoles outfits are cute.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Lol, Mark….Nicole’s wardrobe is downright sexy….and, she has the body; all the right equipment to showcase whatever she wears. She is gorgeous!

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

GH does have AWESOME costume design IMO. All the stuff worn by the ladies is on point to their characters. And, Duke is one of the few male soap characters whose wardrobe can get more attention than the woman he’s with. His suits are just gorgeous!

CeeCee
CeeCee

GH has nothing on Days, as far as wardrobe is concerned. Some of what the GH ladies wear is drab in comparison. Nicole, Eve, and Serena put GH clothing the character wear to shame….What about Kate? Wow, she can really rock those bad-ass outfits. Now, there’s a woman of 60 who wears her sometime outlandish clothes with style and class……her clothes are all the rage….she does not ‘ let it all hang out’ either. And Marlena is the epitome of haute couture for a professional….unlike some characters on other soaps.
I would much rather look at beautiful clothes or bite into a substantially fulfilling story than background scenery. When I find myself engrossed in a storyline….the scenery fades anyway…..

CeeCee
CeeCee

I did forget Theresa (Jen Lilley)… Those skirts (minis) and short, to-the-waist leather jackets she wears, are to die for!!!!

code
code

You know what makes a good soap is good writing , directing , good actors and a great producer to guide. Production design & especially fashion is not a huge part of success of a real show. I do not watch to see what person is wearing .

Jeff
Jeff

Nice to see all the GH nominations!! It’s their year; by far the best soap this year!!

arlene
arlene

I think that James Scott as EJ DiMera seems to be missing from the lead actor nominations. He had a fabulous year this year. I was also surprised to see Peggy McKay on the Lead Actress category. I love Peggy McKay but I think she should have been in the supporting actress category.

The Substitute
The Substitute

I do not think he submitted himself!

CeeCee
CeeCee

I agree, Arlene. With all due respect to Ms McKay, I do not think she should have been nominated for either. But, I do understand this fine lady’s hard work …I suppose she is deserving for that. I think the nomination is given to her out of respect and deference.

robert
robert

I think these daytime emmy nominations are weak. I feel like their are people that had strong material that should have been nominated. It’s a joke that Michelle Stafford,Camryn Grimes,and Blake Berris were not nominated. There should be a stipulation that you have to be in a certain amount of episodes to be nominated.

Jeremy
Jeremy

Blake Berris totally should have made the cut!

CeeCee
CeeCee

I agree, Jeremy.

Patrick
Patrick

“…I think these daytime emmy nominations are weak. ”

I read the list of nominees… and didn’t feel a surge of excitement, either

and, for me… it might be , or IS

that DAYS of our Lives is not up to par … what it was in 2012 and 2013…

I’m still an unwavering DOOL fan, nevertheless

Patrick
Patrick

the two categories that stood out for me

best lead actress : Alison Sweeney, ex-Sami, DOOL for the sentimental WIN
and without doubt… could easily win her 3rd emmy, knowing she carries a big part of GH…. Maura West, as Ava

best supporting actress : I’m SO glad Amelia Heinle is once again in the running… as Victoria, Y&R
and I’m ecstatic for Lisa LoCicero, as Olivia, on GH… I feel she’s unheralded for her work… and I’m glad to see her nominated

my little Ciera Brady, didn’t get nominated… that would have made my days

disgruntle : Chad Duel and Hunter King : blech! I don’t get them

abby
abby

I think its great that GH got so many nominations, I just wish I would be able to watch the show, but alas, Cablevision doesn’t carry POP…guess i’ll have to wait and live through you and your pictures Michael.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Its hard to take the emmys seriously when some are a joke…how about an emmy for least seen actors….nominies would all go to GH…lol

Jeremy
Jeremy

I know, Monica Quartermaine would top that category!

Timmm
Timmm

Hello Monica!

Rose
Rose

Or at least a re-occurring actor category since that seems to be a trend. “Yes” for Monica. And also Felicia and Mac They finally give Felicia a chance to be someone more than a pretty face when she ran for Mayor, and then they cheated her out of a minor, but decent role. And since it’s GH, and sometimes incredulous is part of the show’s M.O., how about more from Alan’s ghost as a moral compass (which can be seen as a contradiction from some of his actions when alive), or Emily, especially for both the Q’s and Nicholas, or more Georgie for Maxie.

And I also would have wanted Camryn Grimes and Sharon Case nominated, to go along with Ray Wise who was in the guest performer category. They were all part of a big spooky story on Y&R. Speaking of which, where was Melody/Nikki the lists. Maybe she doesn’t she doesn’t get as hysterical as some.

Shay
Shay

And jimh, how about an award for characters of whom we’d like to see far less,, literally speaking? That one would go to Alexis and her over-exposed, oft-seen cleavage! And speaking of, was her latest “storyline”—if one could even call it that….—“Much Ado About Tatas” not the most inane and ridiculous in GH, if not all of soap opera, history? To think that any time was even wasted on this ludicrous drivel truly beggars belief. When I consider all of the grande dames of daytime past, I cannot imagine any of them participating in such a revolting exercise of complete iniquity. And yet, NLG is always at the ready to jump right in with both….feet, or….well, you know!

CeeCee
CeeCee

I could never imagine my mother asking any of her sons-in-law….” ….so, how much did you see?”
I think TPTB have read our comments and saw the error of their ways (LOL), and are trying to ‘repair’ the situation. I actually used that same expression myself earlier. We should nickname Alexis, At The Ready.
Mayhap, the bosses will move these trysts to the bedroom from now on, considering that house and the women in it are as traversed as Grand Central….pun intended.

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

I liked NLG on Santa Barbara but on GH she’s been overly ‘exposed’ here far too much—ill take the more fun and classy Diane anyday—even if its only once every few months!

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee….On the contrary, if Sam makes her predicted move to Chez Drake, can you imagine the depravity that will be let loose at her former abode? I’m sure the pool table, staircase, balcony, hanging light fixtures, etc. will all be fair game for “Alexis At The Ready’s” never-ending quest of thrilling sexcapades. They will probably make “Aunt Ruby’s” fabled cathouse look tame by comparison…LOL!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, yeah, Shay….free-for-all bordello….is that okay to say?

CeeCee
CeeCee

Speaking of Sam? I wish that for once, her detection abilities wre put to work. The writers should allow her nose to sniff out Bonnie and Clyde. C’mon, now…what does she do, really….have sex and talk about moving in with doctor-of-all trades Drake. It’s not that she even takes care of her son. Where is he?.
This would be a great storyline….for Sam to be the heroine! Find your husband, Sam, then hand him over to Liz.

Shay
Shay

@jimh….”Overexposed” is an understatement! And yes, while I also thoroughly enjoyed SB’s “Julia Wainwright,” Alexis is an entirely different animal….no pun intended! Her over-sexed hot mama (well, GRANDMA!) act is so completely OTT that it’s not even funny anymore, particularly when far too much time and attention are wasted on her neurotic (and erotic…) nonsense….there are so many other highly deserving women of a “certain age” on GH who should be accorded more of her limelight: Tracy, Monica, Dr. O., Anna, Helena AND the magnificent Donna Mills…bring her back! (And congratulations on a well-deserved Emmy nomination….hope she wins!)

Donny
Donny

I hope Alison Sweeney wins the emmy. She is a wonderful actress.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Congrats to all the nominees. Who deserves an Emmy, in my estimation? Anthony Geary, Maura West, Kristoff St.John, Elizabeth Hendrickson, Kristen Alderson and Max Ehrich….( I know he hasn’t bee seen much lately, but his portrayal of the typically recalcitrant rich kid was amazing ….love him.

Claudio
Claudio

I agree with you Donny, Alison should win the Daytime Emmy. She Deserves to win, Alison is a terrific actress

CeeCee
CeeCee

Yeah, Alison is a great actress….alas, she cannot hold a candle to Maura West !!

code
code

Well said Claudio. Cee Cee thinks Maura west is up ranks Ericka Slezak , susan Flannery etc . She is good not great

Jake NJ
Jake NJ

Some of the nominees have me puzzled. Molly and TJ did they even have much screen time.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Well you don’t need screen time to submit a reel, the actress who played Molly did wonderful scenes when Molly defended her father in jail and then later when she thought he died– I suspect those were the scenes she submitted. The actor who plays TJ did some good work confronting his mother and Sean about their affair and how it lead to his father’s death. It’s quality not quantity that counts when submitting reels for consideration.

su0000
su0000

Early in the year they had a great story..
both were in turmoil over their parents..
Molly’s dad was killed and through that her acting was superb..and her ordeal with Julian seeing her mom… when their house was blown up she also gave a great performance..
tj was with her through all and gave great performances too..

Sly
Sly

Finally. Thank you academy for your GH nominations. You got it right this year.

I don’t think Anthony Geary is a shoo-in either, I am rooting for Jason Thompson. He has worked so hard last year with the baby story line.

Timmm
Timmm

Tony will get it but I agree Jason was fantastic. He is a keeper. Watching the clip of him as Steve Hardy is soooo right.

Patrick
Patrick

AG was so strong and solid prior to his LONG vacation and respite… I certainly don’t think his work since coming back is noteworthy

I’m hoping this is FINALLY Jason Thompson year

Billy Miller… I think you were phenomenal at Y&R…

JT deserves to win with all the upheaval his character went through and for JT as well… as an actor… to have weathered Robin, Sabrina, Robin, Sam, Robin… LOL

Patrick
Patrick

“I have enough bullets, for everybody”

LOL

GH writing : this so long so good bye LONG diatribe of “Fluke”

has ended on so many levels

as he once again skipped town… out on his yellow brick road… out the window of Oak Haven

Anthony Geary : if you should win the emmy for the 8th time… as best lead actor… ???
there’s nothing to celebrate this year

I’m sorry that the drawn out portrait of your character… in our face… and not out of our memory… is too much to bear

be it : the mindless squashing of a legacy character of Luke… or the squandering of your Talent as an actor

??? I don’t know

“where am I”

Shay
Shay

Well, Patrick, JT certainly deserves some kind of award for having “weathered” being tethered to that insipid ball-and-chain, “Sappy!”

Ray
Ray

As big of a fan of DOOL as I am, I am confused by some of the picks. First of all, Allison Sweeney is not a sentimental pick. She acted her tail off all year. The sentimental vote has to be Peggy McCay. I think an actor actress should be required to drive a storyline and have a minimum of so many shows before being nominated in the Lead category. I am not sure I could name a significant scene Peggy has had in the past year unless it was at Will and Sonny’s wedding or her goodbye scenes with Sami.

There are too many good actors not nominated. Where is Eric M (Brady), Lauren Koslow (Kate), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie), John Aniston (Victor), Kate Mansi (Abigail) and Ari Zucker (Nicole). These actors should be rewarded for making lemonade out of lemons. Lauren drives every story she is involved and needs to be Lead Actress.

I am bored by the same Lead Actors every year. Where is James Scott? The shows need to start grooming a new generation of actors as leading actors. This category has been stale for years.

The Costume Design for DOOL is a joke. The actresses need a fashion overhaul. Eve and Serena walk around Salem in clothing that looks like they are fresh off a New Year’s Eve date. Eve wearing a skin tight leopard dress during the day looks stupid. Serena dresses like it is Saturday night at the club. This is yet another reason some of the villians come across as cardboard characters.

The Substitute
The Substitute

I am rooting for Sweeney I guess poor choice of words most of your columnists are screaming West for best actress!

code
code

I’m days fan , In soap operas hey day they
focus on exotic locations, ,great storytelling and acting. Yes they dress up for weddings and parties but it not suppose to overshadowed the drama. Yes there is category for costumes but it is announced at the big awards show , because it is not as important as writing , directing, score, acting. By way I’m not insulting your intelligence , but I do criticized a show because I do not like there sets or clothes. Soaps are drama & Days is show know for its characters and story not glamour & fashion like B&B. Show half to have decent sets to tell a story , but years ago most drama took place over coffee. So you have met your match with me.

code
code

Budget ! Budget! They least amount of money and who cares about what they wear.

Ray
Ray

I care what they wear and what the set design looks like. If DOOL is going to tape six months in advance, I wish they would tell their actors to lose the spray tans. The “costumes” the actresses wear to sit in the Salem Town Square is crazy. I’d rather see the actors wear jeans, trendy jackets, etc., than see a leopard dress when Eve doesn’t even have a job. I would love to see some of the old sets again. Where is the set where Abe and Lexie lived? Wouldn’t it be cool for JJ to live in that cool loft space Patch lived in years ago. The only sets we see are the Town Square, Horton living room, Sonny and Will’s apartment, Ben’s apartments (looks like a cardboard) and a park where people get stabbed every week. Why is Hope and Aidan going to a hotel to make love? Give the core characters a home.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Lol, code. Who cares what they wear? You must be a guy…for shame. You absolutely cannot tell that to a woman…what a sinful faux-pas. …all the ghosts of couturiers past will come and haunt you!!! Lol.

Shay
Shay

Absolument, CeeCee!!!! I cannot view any show without taking a good long gander at the fashions, which leads me to the notion that if Ray thinks DOOL’s examples are an abomination on the style front, then he should take a lookie-loo at a certain bar association member on GH….talk about dressing like it’s Saturday night at the club…..quelle fin tragique!

code
code

FASHion does not make a great soap. Is this invasion of the body snatchers. I would not want y’all writing or directing soaps. Bless it. Irna Phillips would be shock to here what y’all thinks makes a good soap.

Shay
Shay

@code….If you were at all familiar with my (or CeeCee’s) posts, you would know that we frequently carp about the quality and consistency of writing on GH…of course, that is paramount to any successful show! However, in terms of the total viewing experience of any program, both set and costuming considerations make a huge difference to the finished product….they are what set the mood, sense of time and place and characters’ unique personalities. Were that not the case, then we could just have actors reading their scripts whilst donning gunny sacks in front of a green screen.

CeeCee
CeeCee

There is a category reserved just for wardrobe, code…or have you not noticed? If what the cast wore was inconsequential, then none of us would be talking about it. Even the male fans here and on other soap sites, make comments of likes and dislikes on what the characters happen to be wearing.
Please do not dismiss my comments and others on ‘wardrobe’ as child’s play. I know what I’m talking about, do you? Clothes bring millions….billions of dollars to couturiers, universally.
I am quite sure that the majority of women who watch any show on TV wonder whose design some actress is wearing….it is the nature of the beast.
So, please, I beg you not to insult my intelligence.

Julie Haze
Julie Haze

Blake Barris’ non-nomination just shows what a sham these awards really are. The fact that Michael Muhney didn’t even get a pre-nom underscores it. The Daytime Emmys are a joke.

Nikki
Nikki

They have been a joke for a long time. That’s why they have a hard time finding sponsors.

Timmm
Timmm

Sad to say MM is blackballed. [Thanks Hunter!]

Nikki
Nikki

Who is MM?

Timmm
Timmm

Michael Muhney was Adam Newman on Y&R. Hunter King who plays Summer falsely accused him of groping her because Eric Braeden who plays Victor didnt like Michael. [Thats my Opinion.]

CeeCee
CeeCee

Who knows what really happened behind the scenes, Timmm? It is really sad for MM to have been railroaded, if what you say is true. Too bad…Muhney is such a natural…..what a waste.
Is Victor ever going to leave?

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

I think an actor has to have the support of their show’s producers to even be *considered* for a nomination. Don’t blame the daytime Emmy organization. They don’t control who the soaps decide to submit for certain categories. They just deal with what’s served up to them. And, yes, if an actor has been fired, it’s very doubtful that any show will want to promote him/her a year later as a “Best Anything” & draw attention away from their current cast.

richard
richard

Alison Sweeney is a shoo-in to win!!! Gina Tognoni?? REALLY??? She is a fabulous actress, but her Phyllis is SO angry and the writing has not been up to par. I loved her as Dinah on GL. But I am #TeamSami on this one, I have loved her since the mid 90s!!!!!

Timmm
Timmm

Short and sweet, I want Anthony Geary to WIN and Hunter King to LOSE!

Nikki
Nikki

We all want to see Hunter lose.

Mo
Mo

Heather Tom’s not nominated?

Yay for Alison Sweeney. James Scott should have been nominated.

I think for things where the four soaps are eligible, there should only be three nominees (like best drama, best directing, etc.)

I think Kim Matula should have been nominated.

Patrick
Patrick

roflmao

OMG

fall off my soapbox

Heather Tom gets nothing !

happy dance

Patrick
Patrick

sorry

had to go their

her histrionics and constant reward

Blake
Blake

Crazy that Blake Berris wasn’t nominated for younger actor, nor Casey for Days. But glad that Freddie that plays Sonny is. Really glad that Guy Wilson didn’t make it, that would have been a joke.

Glad to see Alison Sweeney get nominated, she deserved it this year. Also glad to see Gina Tognoni for Y&R, she has won two Emmys for playing Dinah on Guiding Light.

Mo
Mo

Blake and Casey should have been nominated. Maybe next year for Casey. Yes, also noted Guy wasn’t nominated. Good. He’s horrible on the show and has made me dislike Will and any story his in.

Go Alison!

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

In an earlier post in another thread, I mentioned how ludicrous the acting nominations typically are. And the trend continues…

1. Most of the actors in the “younger” category wouldn’t do justice to a high-school production. Hunter King?!?! Tequan Richmond?!?! Camila Banus?!?!

2. Billy Miller and Elizabeth Hendrickson have been off Y&R for close to a year and a half now; and if they are referencing the Delia death plot, then Michael Muhney is the only deserving actor.

3. Peggy McKay is indeed a good actress, but she’s only on a handful of episodes each year, and her so-called big Alzheimer’s storyline took place well over a year ago.

4. The show, writing, and directing categories (among others) include all four shows. Does that really represent excellence?

Here are a few deserved categories and shoo-in winners:

1. Best use of fake trees: DOOL. The trees should be in the running for acting as well, given that they do journeyman’s work almost everyday.

2. Contrived, insulting, fly-by-night storytelling: GH.

3. Worst use of cast resources: GH. By all means, let’s forget about all the wonderful and beloved actors on recurring bases and, instead, create new characters Hayden and Valerie, among others. And let’s keep writing constant story for the despicable Sonny.

4. Best agility at infuriating viewers with never-ending, meandering plots: It’s a tie! GH (for its convoluted Fluke storyline); and GH (for the Jake is really Jason storyline).

5. Best use of a transgender storyline: B&B. Oh, wait… You mean there’s only one soap with a transgender character? Well, if we can justify having an Emmy Awards show with just 4 soaps on the air, we can certainly justify having this category.

Harry
Harry

I love this post, James. It’s articulate and clever.
I think Michael Muhney did not submit a reel, hence his not being nominated. I hope that is true.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Thank you, Harry! And thanks for the info on Muhney.

Jimmy
Jimmy

I completely agree about the younger actor/actress category, it’s a joke. None of the nominees deserve to win.

As for Michael Muhney, I know he didn’t submit himself as a nominee this year due to the scandal going on with his firing, but he did some of the best work daytime has ever seen this year, along with Billy Miller. Their scenes together were the spotlight of Y&R in 2014.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Thanks, Jimmy. I think the younger actor/actress category is always a joke. Thanks for the info on Muhney.

jaybird369
jaybird369

J-a-m-e-s…RIGHT ON, BROTHER!!!!! I think that your post here speaks ENDLESS VOLUMES!!!!! But of course, I-I-I have some things that I wanna say here…

1. Caroline’s Alzheimer’s storyline was wonderfully written and wonderfully told (especially in the beginning). Then, one day, the storyline was suddenly dropped from the show. W-H-Y?!?!? Now…no offense to THE VERY FABULOUS Peggy McKay, but…why was she even nominated this year?!?!? And for what?!?!? Because of a storyline (as wonderfully told as it was at the time) that ended WELL OVER a year ago?!?!? H-U-H?!?!? I’m sorry but I just don’t get it. No.
2. That OVERRATED Anthony Geary nominated…as in A-G-A-I-N?!?!? PLEASE, GH…NO MORE!!!!! I mean…soap fans (like myself, for one) have SUFFERED ENOUGH!!!!! SERIOUSLY!!!!!
3. Amelia Heinle nominated…FOR WHAT?!?!? For playing a one-dimensional, one-note and whiny character?!?!? Not impressed here. Sorry.
4. Hunter King being nominated is such a J-O-K-E!!!!! And nominated for what?!?!? For playing an UNWATCHABLE CHARACTER who won’t stop CRYING AND WHINING about the supposed death of her supposedly dead husband (aka Austin)?!?!? Wah Wah Wah!!!!! Oh, enough already!!!!! As far as I’m concerned, Camryn Grimes (who plays that WONDERFULLY KICK-ASS Mariah!!!!!) should have been nominated INSTEAD…and N-O-T that Hunter King chick!!!!! TOTAL B-L-A-H!!!!!!!!!!
5. In general, I am N-O-T IMPRESSED with the list of Emmy Nominations for this year…AT ALL!!!!! Nope.

James…as always, have a good one, Brother!!!!! Peace.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Thanks, jaybird369! No surprise we agree on most of this. Glad you brought up Tony Geary. My sentiments exactly. “Overrated!” And you’re so right about Amelie Heinle, Hunter King, and Camryn Grimes.

Peace to you, too, Brother!

Chris F,
Chris F,

The Emmy nominations are based on episodes that aired from Jan 1 2014 to dec 31 2014.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Thanks for the info, Chris.

Patricio
Patricio

I was searching for that answer, that explains much!

W. R.
W. R.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Michael Muhney leave the show at the end of 2013. Pretty sure even he isn’t good enough to be nominated for a year that he wasn’t on a show.

W. R.
W. R.

I stand corrected. Just looked it up, his last air date was Jan 30, 2014.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Thanks for the info, W.R.

Mo
Mo

The Daytime Emmys is not just for soaps. It’s for other daytime shows as well.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Thanks for the update, Mo!

Nikki
Nikki

Don’t tell me Elizabeth Henderson is going to get an award for her two minutes standing in a graveyard rubbing her belly? But the nominations are not fixed right???

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

You’re absolutely right, Nikki. On-screen time apparently makes no difference, and clearly politics and popularity play a huge role in all this.

Nikki
Nikki

That is exactly right FIXED all the usual talented stars Nikki Newman, Sharon Case, Tracey Bregman, etc. none have either been nominated or put anything in. In that way the less popular one’s get a chance to win. Why else would actresses like Heather Tom or Katherine Kelly Lang not put in or get nominated. This is just a joke that won’t be watched by many.

mark
mark

love love love me some Peggy McKay but has she really had big story lately in the past year? i have not watched much so maybe i am completely in the dark.

also gina tognoni is ok but really thats a stretch.

Mary SF
Mary SF

I believe Peggy got the nod for her scenes at Will and Sonny’s wedding. If you missed the scene it was truly moving– Peggy really captured Caroline’s sadness and inner rage at the way gay men and women were treated in her day– it was very powerful and obviously the Academy panels thought so too. As a stated before when it comes to these awards it is quality and quantity that counts, so all she needed was one good scene to submit– they don’t judge by how much you did, just what you did in those reels.

Laura
Laura

Gina Tognoni will win, because she is a wonderful actress and is a great Phyllis.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I have always loved Gina Tognoni…not impressed with her as Phyllis, Laura. I do respect your opinion. For me? My gosh, Maura West is invincible, albeit it does not mean she will win…LOL.

code
code

Cee Cee Maura West is talented but she not invincible. She does not rank in Susan Flannery , Erica Slezak, Jeanne Cooper, Heather Tom , Kim Zimmer etc

su0000
su0000

Y&R needed Gina Tognoni in the run..
there were no greats with Y&R that gave great outstanding performances the past year, someone need in ..
Hunter, was horrible! Her constant loud whining and fake crying, no tears, just noise is not great acting it was whining..
And Gina all noise.. way overkill on the bitching and more bitching also loud lol

Neither were great just noticeable from all their bitching and whining = not great actin.

Ravello
Ravello

Talk about red hot competition, all four daytime soaps are nominated for “best show” and other categories. Meaningless awards with so few soaps on thenair. Oscars and regular Emmys have huge numbers of shows and actors to pick nominees from. Daytime TV awards are a joke.

Chris F,
Chris F,

Pegggy McKay i am sure submitted the episode where she made the speeech at sonny and Wills wedding

Patrick
Patrick

without doubt, Gina Tognoni debuted on Y&R : August 11, 2014

talk about block voting…

Mo
Mo

Yeah, surprised to see Gina nominated, but good luck to her.

Not much B&B action. Why doesn’t Don Diamont get nominated? He should have several Emmys by now.

The Substitue
The Substitue

To me GT is just now beginning to calm down no way do I think her work over there was better then SC or MTS but maybe they did not submit! Also JFP really manipulates you have no idea how she works the system. The only one I am interested in is Sweeney winning for 21 years and boy did she grow as an actress.

Mo
Mo

Well, Peggy/Caroline did pop in to Eric’s the other day and enjoyed Serena’s muffins. I was very convinced that she enjoyed them.

mark
mark

i totally forgot about the wedding and she was fantastic but that seems so long ago? i felt the same way about billy miller being nominated for his dee dee death scenes wasnt that like 2013? or am i off my rocker?

Derrick
Derrick

Guys, say what you want about GT………….I WAS pretty shocked she submitted herself for Lead Actress considering she was just debuting on Y&R but after what she submitted, IT’S LEAD and she rocked that episode where she confronted Jack over Kelly! Same goes for Billy Miller’s reel when he found out about Adam’s involvement over Delia’s death!

CG is WTH moment right now………….She had great material last year and didn’t make the final list for Younger Actress! Same for DD too for Lead Actor!

Laurie
Laurie

Haven’t read all the comments yet, but I’m sooooo thrilled General Hospital leads the nominees with 28!!!! Having seen the politics behind the scenes year after year, and even being on a voting panel of a country music award show, seeing the politics-you scratch mine, I’ll scratch yours, I was worried Young and Restless would sweep as usual. Not that they don’t have talent, they do, but it was not really their year-a bit off their game but still #1!! Let’s not forget General Hospital did NOT even make the cut last year as best show!!

I’m very thrilled that Linda Elena Tovar entered in Special Appearance cause I love her stint as Rosalie on GH! LOVE that Billy Miller scored another nom for his Billy Abbott stint on Y&R. JFP needs to know what she lost. I don’t mean to be rude, but look who is NOT nominated: NuBilly Burgess Jenkins and JPF’s pet Steve Burton-who DID make the pre-nom cut. This is what JFP traded for BM IMO.
Also note that YR’s 2 LEAD ACTOR NOMS-NM she ran off and CLB they WON’T write for!! He’s on twice a month-SHAME!
Also missing is Camryn Grimes! Wow! She was the projected winner on many sites! Also bummed Casey Moss didn’t make the cut for his fine work as JJ on Days!! I know their reels play a big part! Can’t wait to see them all!!

Laurie
Laurie

I really hate that I didn’t check my post before I hit send- I meant JFP ran off Billy Miller and won’t write for CLB as Michael on YR! Shame.

The Substitute
The Substitute

I never said I thought Geary deserved it I just figure every time he is up they give it to him!

Nikki
Nikki

Who picked these people besides the head producers? In the Y & R where is Tracey Bregman, Sharon Case, Mishael Morgan, Cady McClain? Are you people also saying nom.’s we’re accepted by Hunter King but not by Camryn Grimes or Karla Mosley who could do circles around her and what about Peter Bregman? Why don’t we just call it the list of people the producers have promoted. None of the real actors/actresses are in it except for a couple. So on that note let the baby’s have their trinklets while the shows wonder why the ratings for these awards are always down.

Mo
Mo

Cady should have been nominated as supporting. Totally agree. Maybe next year.

Nikki
Nikki

Your right Mo but I think they hold back a lot of the nominee’s to give the others a chance. Last year Hunter King won over Camryn Grimes and Lindsey Godfrey. I think the shock wave ran over most Y & R fans now this year they put her up again. This is just plain unfair. Let’s face it what did she do exactly? There should be an award for the most hated and have Y & R fans vote on it.I still can’t believe Camryn Grimes & Karla Mosley(Maya) B&B not up for one. It’s not surprising they have a hard time finding sponsors for this award show.

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

After the exec producers decide the actors to submit in specific categories, there is a “pre-nomination” process open to voters, who are members of the Natl Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. It’s like a political primary to whittle down the numbers of nominees in each category. The final round of voting to decide the winners of each award is done by “peer panels” whose members change every year. You may not like the selections. But, it really is the tv industry voting on their peers. Producers are only involved in the pre-nominations; not further. NATAS also selects winners for primetime Emmys.

Nikki
Nikki

And if you believe that B.S. I have a wonderful piece of property on an ocean front for sale. Last year Doug Davidson was up for one…for what walking around his office? Dylan M. was up for one… for what making coffee? And the worst of the worst was Hunter King up against Lindsey Godfrey & Camryn Grimes…for what whining and pouting? If your right this peer panel is pushed on what & who to pick.

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

Peer panels are made up from the membership, and can be actors, directors, producers, etc. the only restriction is that they cannot be nominated for anything in the same year they are on a panel. A couple of years ago, Kristen Alderson mentioned she was on a panel & had a bunch of tapes she needed to watch. Don’t know how the panel is picked every year. One of the main complaints in the past was that a lot of panelists didn’t watch daytime programming, & were just voting based on familiarity, friendly association, or reputation. Don’t know how true that is. What’s worse – to have panels filled with daytime professionals who will predictably vote for their own shows or panels filled with non-daytime professionals who may, or may not, watch the submitted material & take voting seriously?

Dan
Dan

Very happy to see GH finally get some well deserved love after being snubbed last year. I’m sure that makes the “Frank and Ron are ruining GH” crowd very unhappy.

Same for Finola Hughes and Maura West. Both were inexplicably left off the list last year, so it’s great to see them getting some well deserved recognition this year. Those are the two names I’m most happy to see.

The only way Tony Geary doesn’t win is if the voters decide he’s already won enough. But it should be about the performance, and if an actor is good, he’s good, whether he’s won no Emmys or 20 Emmys.

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

I think it’s a shame Maurice Bernard isn’t in that Lead Actor category. IMO he had an EXCELLENT year in 2014. Sonny isn’t even my favorite character. Yet, Bernard was mesmerizing in a lot of his scenes with his two talented sons – Duell and Craig.

As for Tony Geary, I have loved Luke since 1980. While I have often thought he should do a “Candice Bergen” & stop submitting himself, 2014 was different. He was gone for half the year, underwent an excruciating surgery & recovery, and STILL managed to keep viewers mesmerized via tablet. I can’t blame the guy for agreeing to submit himself one more time in what must have been a challenging year personally. He deserves another nomination for being the solid center of the crazy mystery theme that made GH popular.

Dan
Dan

Couldn’t agree with you more on Maurice Benard. He’s always tremendous in everything he does, but for whatever reason, never seems to get any recognition. If I recall, I don’t remember seeing his name on the Emmy pre-nomination list, so maybe it’s possible he didn’t submit his name for consideration this year. It’s a shame, because he definitely belongs among the best actors in daytime. He’s been doing it, and doing it well on GH for 22 years now.

I’m pretty sure Tony didn’t submit himself in 2013 and 2014, so I think he only submits his name when he feels he has the quality work to back it up. Everyone can have their opinions on whether they liked the Fluke storyline or not, but as far as the performance went, Tony hit it out of the park every time. To me, he has to be the odds on favorite this year.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Well I just want to extend congratulations to all those who were nominated. I really hope to be able to watch all their reels to get a better idea which scenes are being used for consideration. It is solely based on those reels and those reels alone the Academy will vote on– it doesn’t matter what they did or didn’t do the rest of the year, that reel is all that matters.

Leah
Leah

Don’t the actors have to submit themselves first before they can be considered for final nominations? A lot of actors (SC, JS, etc) probably didn’t bother.

Charday
Charday

I hope these win:

Drama series: GH
Lead actress: Maura West
Lead actor: Anthony Geary
Supporting actress: Finola Hughes
Supporting actor: Chad Duell
Younger actress: Haley Pullos
Younger actor: Tequan Richmond
Special guest performer: Donna Mills or Linda Elena Tovar

su0000
su0000

That ^^^^^ is way better than this;
Michael LeBlanc <— good
Gina Tognoni <— good
Kristoff St. John <— not all that
Amelia Heinle <— so not good
Elizabeth Hendrickson <— so-so
Max Ehrich <— good
Hunter King <— bad bad screaming banshee
Billy Miller <—- only great one

The Substitue
The Substitue

You would not be a GH watcher lol!

Nikki
Nikki

I couldn’t agree more. I hope the award’s wipe the floor with Y & R.

Beth
Beth

There is something ludicrous about Best Daytime Drama and so many of the other categories having four nominees–and they’re all four of the remaining soaps. I know there are extremely talented actors out there and there have been some rock solid scripts written over the past year, but the competition is very light when there’s only four shows left.

I also agree about Peggy McKay being in the wrong category. I’m not a big Alison Sweeney fan, but she deserved the nomination. Glad to see annual favorites like Heather Tom not nominated. She’s a talented actress but for too long, I’ve felt like there just was a box next to her name to be checked by the voters every year. Nominations should be for those who truly deserve it and not an annual expectation. Still, I feel like the nominations were spread over the four shows so that no one felt left out and that’s disappointing to me.

code
code

So is Finola Hughes& Scott Cliftion

Derrick
Derrick

Congrats CBS and DAYS on emmy nominations including Alison Sweeney!
Y&R for Best Drama!

Jimmy
Jimmy

Three glaring omissions here are James Scott, Sharon Case and Roger Howarth. They were not even mentioned in the pre-noms and should have been nominated, as they all did phenomenal work this year.

Also, what is up with Peggy McKay being in the lead actress category? She is lovely, but she’s barely on and hardly deserving of a lead actress nod. And where is Michelle Stafford?! the lady is on FIRE as Nina Clay, just like she was as Phyllis. Blake Berris should also be there, same with Camryn Grimes. And why on EARTH is Linda Elena Tovar in the special guest star category?! Complete misplacement! Haley Pullos and Tequan Richmond are also puzzling because of the lack of on-screen time.

I really want Jason Thompson to take it this year as lead actor. I know, Tony Geary did some amazing work, but he will undoubtedly be included next year’s Emmys for his performance when the truth about Luke comes out in the next few episodes.

As for lead actress, I’m really torn between Maura West and Alison Sweeney. I love them both, but I think this is Ali’s year. She did some truly amazing work, and Maura will also undoubtedly be nominated for next year because of her work with the cancer story, which is outstanding as per usual.

dg
dg

I have loved Tony Geary from the start but he doesn’t deserve any award from that Fluke nonsense. GH is a complete cartoon these days.
Bryan Craig couldn’t act his way out of a paper bag.
He’s a pinup boy nothing more.
Chad Duel is better that he was before but that’s not saying much.
Gina T deserves her award because has been an outstanding recast and giving amazing performances.
Y&R should win best soap because it’s the only one left worth watching. Camryn Grimes should’ve been nominated for younger actress. Hunter King is good but too over the top. CG has been amazing as Mariah.

Timmm
Timmm

My Emmys would go something like this:

Ghosts of the year: Its a tie, Lucky and Laura Spencer

Ghost on the show who should be on everyday: Monica Q

Actor whose face never moves: Its a tie Jackie Zeman and Ian Buchanan

If only his abs could act award goes to: Ryan Paevey

Most tasteful story: Luke taking a bite out of Scotty’s ear

Least tasteful story: Scooby Dooby Doo

Can he have his old job back award: Its a tie Steve Burton Billy Miller

They can never put two and two together award: Oops its a three way tie Dante Lulu Maxie

One trick Pony Award: Spinelli

Waste of talent award: Another tie Joe Clark and Ashley Abbott

Never get tied of them award: Tony Geary and Jane Elliot

Can we get a story Award: Franco and Nina

Dont let the door hit you in the A** Award: Crychael, Dumbte, Nathan, Jordan, T.J, Burgess, Austin’s flashback, Summer and Dullan.

The face I look forward to seeing everyday on Daytime: Wally Kurth

The face I DO NOT look forward to seeing everyday: Its not winter, spring or fall, you guessed it, SUMMER!

All in fun, I love the soaps and never take them for granted and thank the networks for keeping them on. Good luck to all the nominees. No would someone grow a set of balls and hire Michael Muhney!!!

The Substitue
The Substitue

Once a accusation like what happened to MM gets out there in the Daytime world it is over for them in that area. No matter what the truth may or may not be we lost a great talent a terrible waste.

CeeCee
CeeCee

You really did it this time, Timmm. I knew you had a lot more in you. You are hilarious…how do you come up with this stuff? OMG…can’t stop laughing !!!!

Timmm
Timmm

Thanks CeeCee. I learned a long time ago that if cry, you may have one or two people who care BUT if you can make people laugh, you have the whole room! Plus, I have a great deal of passion for GH and Y&R so its easy to lampoon the two and I only do it because they are such a big part of my day and crazy but true, like family.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Timmm.
Oh, Timmm. I can certainly identify with what you are saying. Soaps, especially Y&R , have been a constant in my life since I was in diapers….I got really into it later on, so, it is also like family to me. When OLTL and AMC went off the air, it felt like someone had died…..left me mourning…..sigh!!

Fanny
Fanny

I’m thrilled General Hospital has been given an even playing field,
FINALLY. Hoping Maura West takes it away….

allen
allen

I can’t wait till abc gets the rights back for one life to live so they can intertwine oltl and GH again
And then they will have all the oltl fan pulling for them to congratulate GH on all your nominations !!

jaybird369
jaybird369

HUH?!?!? Why is ‘Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design For A Drama Series’ even a category?!?!? Back in the day, on Y&R, my ALL-TIME 3 FAVE SETS (or whatever) were (and still are)…
1. Lorie Brooks’s penthouse apartment. From the mid-1970’s to the early 1980’s (I think.), that penthouse apartment was THE ABSOLUTE BEST!!!!! Among other things, the penthouse apartment was on the top floor (if I remember correctly), it had a big, spacious and beautifully decorated living room and it had an AWESOME spiral staircase located somewhere towards the back of the living room. To me, that place TRULY ROCKED!!!!!
2. The Williams’s Family House. To me, that house was TOTALLY representative and all of the Williams Family…who were a loving, close-knit and hard-working family. And…it was PLENTY BIG!!!!!
3. Gina’s Restaurant. To me, Gina’s restaurant was THE ABSOLUTE BEST!!!!! I mean…it looked like a REAL RESTAURANT and (to me) Gina looked like a HARD-WORKING AND HANDS-ON OWNER of her own restaurant. TOTALLY!!!!!

My point here: To me, Lorie’s penthouse, The Williams’s Family House and Gina’s restaurant (back then) were examples (or whatever) of R-E-A-L designed sets and all!!!!! PERIOD!!!!!

Peace.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Jaybird! Very descriptive and interesting. I wasn’t watching Y&R then, but I miss so much about GH pre-Sonny (all the way back to 1969). The 7th Floor Nurses Station was always a great set.

While we’re on the subject of great sets, what shocks me is the huge variety of abodes on the soaps: past and present.

Carriage House (OLTL)
Tack House (Y&R)
Penthouse (several soaps, incl. GH)
Lighthouse (GH)

I know I’m forgetting some. Maybe you can add more, Jay! Peace!

Michael
Michael

Here are my picks for each category:

Outstanding Drama Series: GH

Outstanding Lead Actress: Between Alison Sweeney of Days, Gina Tognoni of Y&R, and Maura West of General Hospital

Outstanding Lead Actor: Between Tony Geary of GH, Christian LeBlanc of Y&R, Billy Miller formerly of Y&R.

Outstanding Supporting Actress: Amelia Heinle of Y&R

Outstanding Supporting Actor: Kristoff St. John of Y&R

Outstanding Younger Actress: Hunter King of Y&R

Outstanding Younger Actor: Bryan Craig of GH

Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team: GH

Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team: GH

Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series: Meredith Baxter of Y&R

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series: Toss up between Y&R and GH

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design for a Drama Series: Y&R

Outstanding Lighting Direction for a Drama Series: All three nominees could win

Outstanding Costume Design for a Drama Series: B&B

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Drama Series: GH or Y&R

Outstanding Makeup for a Drama Series: GH or Y&R

Mo
Mo

Would loved for Lauren/Days’ Ciara to be nominated. She does such a great job.

CeeCee
CeeCee

She really is good, isn’t she, Mo? That kid’s acting is so effortless and natural….there’s something about Lauren Boles that draws the viewer right in…know what I mean? I agree, she should have been given a nomination, at least.

Allen saint james
Allen saint james

Why Is Peggy McKay nominated and furthermore in lead actress category? Laura wright’s scenes at the wedding where Michael broke her heart were in incredible.

Nikki
Nikki

How it should go & how it will go…Outstanding Drama Should go General Hospital…Outstanding lead actress should go Maura West but will go to Gena Tognoni….Outstanding lead actor should be Billy Miller but it will go to Anthony Geary….Outstanding supporting actress should go to Lindsey Godfrey but will go to Elizabeth Henderickson…..outstanding supporting actor should go to Jacob Young but will go to Kristoff St. John or else a racist card will be played…Outstanding younger actress should go to Kristen Alderson G.H. but will go to Hunter King. Outstanding younger actor should be… Bryan Craig G.H. but will go to Max Ehrich Y& R…Outstanding writing team should go to B.B. but will go to G.H….Outstanding special guest should be Ray Wise but will go to Sally Kellerman because of her age.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, no, Nikki. Do you really think GT will win over MW? Gina hasn’t done anything extraordinary….nothing except get into stupid, petty cat-fights with Kelly over a similarly stupid, randy, too-much-air-time-Jack storyline.
If GT wins? Well, then, there’s something really wrong with the rating system.

Nikki
Nikki

Maura West should win but Gina T. is fairly new to Y& R and has been off the soap scene for awhile (since Guiding Light) so she’ll get it. Just look at Doug Davidson last year. When they do it fairly I’ll be watching it, but I won’t hold my breath on that day anytime soon. Hunter King again 4 what?????

code
code

Really watch her emmy reel. Its good, will she win probably not.

Jane
Jane

Nicolas Bechtel (Spencer Cassadine/GH) was robbed.

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

Agree! But, soaps rarely recognize very young actors who act like little grown ups. They seem to prefer their youngsters traumatized or dying.

Nikki
Nikki

Thinking about it. You know what I would love to see? I know their is a union for these actors/actresses I would love to see in Y & R Michael Baldwin,Hilary Winters,Nick Newman,Kelly Andrews, Kevin,Nikki Newman,Jill Abbott, Adam /Gabriel,Jack Abbott,Victor Newman,Lauren Fenmore, Sharon Newman,Ashley Abbott,Mariah/Cassie Newman,Lily Winters, Billy Abbott…all walk out at the same time leaving the baby’s to run the soap. Do it for a couple of weeks. Lets see how the fans like the show then.

Patricio
Patricio

now that there are only four(4) network soaps to hold a competition seems odd. An award for best actress meant something when there were 10+ shows meant something. They should take our soaps from the daytime Emmys. They in no way reflect the Emmys from the late 70s and early 80s.

Alicia
Alicia

I have been watching both Y&R and GH for over 30 years. And I want to know WHY Maurice Benard (G.H. Sonny) has not been nominated for lead actor in the last few years? NEXT YEAR he better get nominated … His arrest and prison stay episodes were fantastic!

CeeCee
CeeCee

@code.
With all due respect, code…….I have never once compared Maura West to Erika S. Or Susan F. So, do not put words in my mouth. There is probably a thirty-year difference between them. Those actresses are from a different generation. That is not to say I do not love Erika and Susan. I miss them on my scree, especially Erika. I admire and respect her.
We are speaking of today and now….Alison or Maura….which one? I am comparing Maura to Alison. You prefer Alison; I prefer Maura. Why is that a problem for you?

CeeCee
CeeCee

@code.
Are you sure you are not someone else?

code
code

???? I like Maura too, but overall Alison out did her.

Kendallamc
Kendallamc

@code
I love Ali but Maura is a much superior actress and has the better feel. I think Ali will win but won’t be shocked if Maura gets that third emmy..she is amazing as AVA Jerome.

code
code

Maura west has played on three soaps and has bbeen successful on two of them. Her version of Diane was atrocious ! It was not all the writers fault. She went a role she was not her fit for her acting. 2 emmys wins does not you superior actor over another. The great Jeanne Cooper only won one , but she out act all the current nominees. By the way I was in drama for 4 yrs. I know what good acting, wooden acting, bad acting is.

Dinah
Dinah

: YR/Maura West/Jason Thompson/Elizabeth Hendrickson/Jacob Young/Camila Banus/Freddie Smith/YR Writing/YR Dir/Ray Wise Guest

Dinah
Dinah

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Tonight on the November episode of Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman, get ready for a dynamic line-up of some of your favorite soap stars.

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On Thursday night, November 15th, Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman returns with a brand new episode beginning at 7PMPST/10PMEST.

Join Michael and his very special guests: General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan), The Young and the Restless Beth Maitland (Traci), Days of our Lives Freddie Smith (Sonny), and beloved soap vet, Linda Dano (Ex-Felicia Gallant, AW, Ex-Gretel Rae Cummings, OLTL, GH, Port Charles, and AMC) who will be appearing with Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS) in Hallmark’s The Chronicle Mysteries next year, for this entertaining 90-minute broadcast.

Make sure to listen in for our trivia game show segment, when one lucky caller has the chance to win a very soapy prize, a Days of our Lives swag bag, and a personalized autograph picture of Freddie Smith.

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Days of our Lives is bringing back Bad boy Xander, who will be seen again in Salem in the new year, which means Paul Telfer will be back on the canvas.

Xander was last seen when the warehouse exploded that changed the course of many lives back in October.

According to the official press release, look for Paul to share screen time with Eric Martsolf, Linsey Godfrey, John Aniston, Freddie Smith and more in provocative and exciting scenes in 2019

Additionally, during the Q&A portion of Day of Days fans were introduced to Thia Megia who will take on the role of Haley Chen, a mysterious newcomer to Salem who gains the attention of JJ Deveraux (Casey Moss)

If Thia looks familiar she was on American Idol in its season 10, making it all the way to the top eleven contestants during her run.

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