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42nd Annual Daytime Emmys: What Did You Think Of The Telecast?

On Sunday night, April 26th the stars of daytime television stepped out for the 42nd annual Daytime Emmys with a return to television and broadcast on Pop.   The ceremonies for the first time were held at stage 16 on the Warner Brothers Studio lot.  Hosted by Tyra Banks, the two hour plus telecast featured several notable moments in the show.

Days of our Lives was given its due for its upcoming 5oth anniversary celebration with a moving clip package looking through the sands of the hourglass with memorable moments from the show as Deidre Hall (Marlena) anchored the segment and the cast and EP Ken Corday took an on-stage bow.  The show would later tie for the Outstanding Drama Series.  Tessanne Chin, winner of season five of the The Voice, performed “What I Did For Love” alongside a montage of some of the most romantic scenes and heartbreak from love stories on the soaps.

Television icon Betty White was bestowed a “Lifetime Achievement Award” during which Regis Philbin, Tom Bergeron, Fred Willard, Marie Osmond and Charo played a game of Password which celebrated her love of the game show and many appearances during its run.  The 93 year old’s best television moments were featured in a career showcase spanning more than 60 years and seven Emmy Awards.   The late comedian and television legend Joan Rivers was remembered and her emotional Daytime Emmy Awards speech from her 1990 win moved the audience.  Joan’s daughter Melissa Rivers gave tribute to her mother and introduced the In Memoriam tribute. Singer Babyface performed “Gone to Soon” as talent from the daytime community was remembered.

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Drama Series was presented by now 8-time Daytime Emmy winner Anthony Geary alongside his longtime scene partner Genie Francis as GH’s Luke and Laura were reunited once again on stage to give out the final category of the night.

School teacher Sharon Hofreiter was made the Cinderella of the Daytime Emmy telecast when she presented with The Young and the Restless Daniel Goddard (Cane), who was her favorite daytime actor.   Sharon was surprised at her school when Daniel walked in front of a school staff meeting and asked her to present with him at the Emmys! The clip package of the moment was shown to the audience prior to Sharon and Daniel presenting their award.

Throughout the show some of the fan favorite voting categories winners were revealed from viewers votes leading up to the Emmys on Pop’s website including: Best Bitch-Slap, and Favorite Wedding Disaster.

Days of our Lives Freddie Smith (Sonny)  gave one of the best speeches of the night when he won for Outstanding Younger Actor and Amelia Heinle (Victoria)  from The Young and the Restless was almost speechless in her second victory in a row for Outstanding Supporting Actress.

So, what were your thoughts on this year’s Daytime Emmys? Would you give it a high-five … a thumbs up … a thumbs down?  Did you enjoy the emotional moments dedicated to the soaps throughout the show?  Watch a view  shortened clips via Pop of some of the highlights of the night from the broadcast below!

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Mo

So surprised Amelia and Hunter won for the second straight year. Hunter more so I guess. There were others who should have been recognized.

Yay for Freddie!

Did not like any of Tyra’s outfits. Also, most of the things they did did not work. Did not like the opening and then everyone saying ML’s name was not fun and had things go longer. He should just donate some money to charity, but I guess he wanted to be on everyone’s lips. The game to introduce Betty White was not good. Show us more clips, either of Betty or the nominees. Same with the Family Feud end. And Ms. J’s walk to the podium was not necessary. Didn’t see all of the fan vote results. And the giving away the vacuum cleaner–really? And the cruise–nice for those who won, but move on.

It was nice it was on TV and it wasn’t the worst award show I’ve seen, but it could have been better.

Congrats to Days for winning Best Drama. So surprised Y&R was the other winner. I thought it was going to be B&B. B&B won for best directing and writing so I guess it’s the acting that didn’t bring them the gold for best drama. (Just kidding.)

I guess if B&B and GH want to win Best Drama they need to have Eileen Davidson on their show.

Tessanne Chin did a good job. Wish I could have seen more of the clips. I think they did a nice job with the in memoriam. I liked the tribute to Days’ 50th.

I would prefer just to show clips of the nominees and give out the awards. I don’t need the game showy aspects, the rapping, the try to be cute opening, the Cinderella fan, fan audience…they didn’t work and would much rather have seen clips.

I did like the fan votes, but we didn’t see all the winners.

Didn’t like Tyra and her cohorts telling me about themselves and advertising their show. Don’t care. I won’t be watching. Give out the award.

Hope they improve things for next year. I think they can start with the host.

T
T

I live in Ontario, Canada and I couldn’t get the Daytime Emmys on any channel here. I don’t have access to POP on Rogers Cable. Is it available to watch online now? I also want to watch the Queens of Drama. What about fans in Canada? How can we watch?

CeeCee
CeeCee

It isn’t just Canada T. Many households here, in the US do not have POP.

rose
rose

Hope they find a better way to broadcast it next year. I’m sure their audience numbers would go up. I couldn’t get it either which was a disappointment.

Mapleleaf
Mapleleaf

I live in Ontario too. Unfortunately the only links that I have found to actually watch the show online (YouTube) require you to pay and use a credit card for validation. Not willing to do that. If anyone knows of any links that are free and aren’t geicoded to the US. I’d really like to watch the show.

CeeCee
CeeCee

My husband has family in Maple/Woodbridge, Ontario, respectively. We visit and speak to his cousins on a regular basis.
Said cousins were also complaining how disappointed they were for not being able to watch the telecast.
It just doesn’t make any sense.

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

I watched the telecast on Youtube.

JONNYSBRO
JONNYSBRO

Honestly the best daytime Emmys in 10 years. Tyra did a great job. It had a very young vibe to it. It wasn’t tacky like the Vegas ones were and it wasn’t boring like the HLN and stuffy. Loved the Betty White tribute, the Days tribute and Joan Rivers tribute. Coupled with great winners Maura and Tony winning was fabulous. A great emmys and it was the biggest ratings in pop in 8 yesrs. Hopefully we get many more years here.

Judith Sekscenski
Judith Sekscenski

I agree! The best in years! The only thing that would make it better is if POP Channel broadcast in HD.

Dinah
Dinah

Vote for no host next year, love seeing Tony & Genie together again..

Lynn
Lynn

I enjoyed it. Wish there was more time for nominee clips and the winners weren’t so rushed with the speeches. Looking forward to next year, hopefully with a new host.

Judith Sekscenski
Judith Sekscenski

Agree. They need a new host.

Yvonne
Yvonne

General Hospital was robbed for best writing and best show. Camila Banus was robbed as well, and i thought Amlia Henle shouldnt have won supporting actress. Being on the Pop network which is owned by CBS it seemed to me everything slanted in CBSs direction. Even the video montages cut away when there were GH scenes.

Judith Sekscenski
Judith Sekscenski

Disappointed that when the montages were played on the big screens, the camera spent way too much time on the singers. I kept thinking I was missing stuff. And yes I agree about the CBS thing. I don’t remember seeing anything spectacular from Amelia Hienle. It should have gone to Lisa LoCicero from GH!

David
David

POP did a great job in bringing back the telecast and restoring some dignity to it (which had been sorely lacking for a few years). I don’t understand why Betty White got a Lifetime Achievement Emmy when most of her notable work was in prime time. Where daytime is concerned, she was mostly a frequent guest on Password. And that should not have qualified her for this. The Cinderella bit was unnecessary, as was the Password skit. This type of telecast does not need silly fluff to be entertaining. I would have much preferred to see actual clips of performances and shows (they showed clips for Supporting Actor but none for any other acting awards???). The tribute to Joan Rivers was quite moving, especially with Melissa Rivers present. Joan should have received a posthumous Honorary Emmy instead of Betty White receiving a Lifetime Achievement. But overall, it was very well produced, especially compared to previous telecasts where we had to endure the winner’s couch interview or those two-hour commercials for Vegas!

Iakovos
Iakovos

Betty White was a pioneer in daytime television. She often anchored hours each day when TV was black and white and live. She was a frequent game show/talk show guest and hosted at least one game show (winning an Emmy for it). She did her memorable turn on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. And how many reruns of her on MARY TYLER MOORE and THE GOLDEN GIRLS have filled daytime hours? She was a face often seen on daytime and she is universally loved.

I too was glad the daytime community recognized Joan Rivers.

JustSaying
JustSaying

Betty White was a recurring guest star on Bold and the Beautiful. She played the character of Stephanie’s and Pam’s mother. Then her character died, I think of natural causes.

I think she also was a guest host on The View and other daytime shows. Not too sure though…

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

I can’t believe that I know this…..

Betty was the first woman to host a daytime game show. It was in the late 70’s or early 80’s and called “Just Men.” Also, she spent a LOT of time appearing as a celebrity panelist on daytime game shows: Password (which her husband hosted) and Match Game.

Betty may have done a LOT of work late in her career on night time television. However, given the longetivity of her career, it is easy to forget that she has worked in a LOT of different areas.

Personally, I think the recognition was well deserved and probably overdue.

Mo
Mo

What “Cinderella bit”?

Betty White deserved her award.

Enjoyed the tribute to Joan and seeing the clip from when she won an Emmy. I thought the whole in memoriam was nice, even if I didn’t know a lot of the people, it was nice to see.

Timmm
Timmm

Betty belonged on the show and deserved the award. What did Joan Rivers do for daytime?

JustSaying
JustSaying

Joan also had a daytime show called the Joan Rivers Show back in the late 1980’s-90’s. She won an award for that show in the early 90’s. I think that show was syndicated in daytime, whereas Fashion Police is a primetime show on E!

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

Some winners-Hunter King-really?…lol…well, lets just say it was a 100% improvement over last years and im grateful its on tv again!!!

Laurie A McRae
Laurie A McRae

Overall, I thought the Daytime Emmy’s broadcast on POP was excellent! It brought back a high level of class & respect for the genre of Daytime television & those who make it that had been GROSSLY lacking in recent years! I thought the tributes were appropriate & well done, although I would have liked to have seen more of the footage of the iconic soap super-couples being shown on the big screens at the venue, vs. the singer singing “What I Did For Love” (although she did a nice job). I feel that the shows host, Tyra Banks was WAY out of her element & came across as very nervous throughout the whole show, but that the presenters did a great job, without being corny. Personally, I think Shemar Moore should be the host next year. His respect & admiration for Daytime Drama came across so genuinely. He’s articulate & appears cool, calm & comfortable on stage. The 2015 Daytime Emmy broadcast on POP gets a BIG thumbs up from me!

Carla
Carla

Disappointed for many reasons, not in any particular order. They did not annonce the names o Days actors on stage and did not show them all during 50th tribute.

Re: Best love scenes, camera stayed on fairly unknown singer from The Voice whose name most of us do not know. We missed the best most of the time! We want to see our soap peeps that was on the large screen and only audienve members could see.

Steve Harvey, usually cool, put down the audience at show’s beginning. At the finale, he called it the Daytime Grammy’s.

Was Tyra an appropriate host? Maybe for outrageous couture or as a daytime fan, but certainly not as recognizable daytime name. She was clearly there to promote her new show.

Sure was fun seeing Regis, Charo, Betty White. Touching tribute to Joan Rivers. Lovely winner speeches.

Bring back soap actor hosts and et’s have fun with them!

JustSaying
JustSaying

Tyra had a daytime show called the Tyra Banks show. It lasted 5 years and ended the same time Oprah ended. So I can see why she hosted the Daytime Awards.

Ambuclao
Ambuclao

Tyra’s a Daytime Emmy winner herself. 😀

Timmm
Timmm

The girl from the Voice did well. They are not getting Carrie Underwood for the Daytime Emmys!

Derrick
Derrick

It was pretty good considering CBS ruled! Tyra wasn’t that great but she was better than Kathy Griffin!

Sward81333
Sward81333

All-in all, it was a good production that if on a budget, didn’t show it. While Tyra Banks is not my cup of tea, she did very well hosting the gig. A backstage host might have enhanced the production. The show got down to the awards and didn’t have a lot of fluff. Good job.

Ann Marie
Ann Marie

I expected to Fast Forward through most of it only to watch when the soap awards were given out but I have to say I thought it was a good show ! Tyra was a pretty good host although I thought she was screaming a bit too much & everyone looked awkward cause that mic was so low but overall a good show , very entertaining!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I wish I had POP. I definitely would have watched.

I admit I got goose-bumps and misty-eyed at the DOOL 50th tribute. CONGRATULATIONS DOOL AND ALL THE WINNERS OF THE 2015 DAYTIME EMMYS! Thanks for brining me a lifetime of entertainment!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I wish TPTB would bring Genie Francis back to GH. Hopefully for Tony Geary’s send-off.

Bambi Grigg
Bambi Grigg

Tony Geary is not leaving the show. He has stated that.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Just read the awesome news that Genie Francis has signed on for a return to GH! Thanks FV! Welcome back Genie!

Beth
Beth

I liked the ceremony a lot and am grateful that Daytime got some respect after years of disrespect from previous ceremonies. POP did a great job, and Tyra was okay. As for the winners/losers, some of the acting awards had me scratching my head, and as for the Best Drama award, what does it say when 2 out of 4 nominees (out of 4 remaining soaps) win? Is that really a victory for the two shows who took home the Emmy? I’m not so sure it is.

I liked the tribute to DOOL. I wish that there had been a similar, respectful tribute to AMC when it hit its 40th anniversary. Actually, I wish there had been a respectful tribute to AMC when it was cancelled, but the Emmys were produced badly back then. I didn’t appreciate the fake-out over a big announcement being made at the ceremony, which never actually happened. That was separate from the big tease about Tony Geary presenting with Genie Francis, which was released to the public before the event and which was nice to see, but it does bug me that the only time Luke and Laura fans will get to see TG and GF together is presenting at an event like this.

Overall it was a good production and I’m glad that the ratings were pretty good. I hope they can do it again next year.

Kim Huck
Kim Huck

I WOULD OF LOVED MORE RED CARPET WALKS AND WHO AND WHAT THEY WORE. I LOVE SHARON CASE AND WOULD OF LOVED TO OF SEEN HER 🙂

Sharon S.
Sharon S.

Overall it was very well done and a huge improvement over the past several years. BUT they showed the wrong clip for Lisa LoCicero and then stopped showing clips altogether. The Guest Actor In a Drama Series should have been presented on Sunday night, not at the Creative Arts Emmys which were untelevised. And there were too many silly time consuming game skits, the viewer audience nonsense and Tyra was too long winded about her defunct modeling show and her talk show to be.

All that used up precious time that could have been used to show the actor’s clips and allow the actors more time to say their thanks. I did appreciate the ‘In Memoriam’, but I wish the red carpet had been televised. Perhaps if the show had been three hours instead of two, the actor’s clips, Guest Actor, and red carpet could have been shown. There is still a lot of work to be done but I appreciate how greatly improved this year’s show was and that it was televised.

robert
robert

I thought it was a good show. Much better produced show than what we’ve seen in recent years. You could tell a lot of time and effort was spent on putting the show together

Linda N .
Linda N .

Overall the show was much better than when HLN ran it, Tyra Banks was so annoying and definitely not funny. If this was an indication of what her show will be like I predict another failure for this OLTL replacement. Susan Lucci or some other Soap icon should have hosted. I wish they showed clips from all the categories instead of just the Supporting Actor/Actress. Wtf was that Matt Lauer crap!

Mo
Mo

The Matt Lauer stuff was so annoying. A better opening was needed. A lot of people are not invested in the ML-ED prank war, including me.

Shelly
Shelly

I miss it being on network TV but I am really glad they are at least still having it.

Jake from NJ
Jake from NJ

I thought the production was better than last year. Still in shock that YR beat GH for best show.

su0000
su0000

I do not have POP
nonetheless’
I did watch all the awards online through (can’t say but ‘clips) lol
As it was happening people were posting it online.. I did very well without POP..

POP is low level network with very low viewership..
POP is so bad that that some servers do not bother to carry it..

CBS brought the Emmy’s to POP to be in control, their network their way..
In hopes that POP would get millions of viewers and put that would put big dollars in the pocket of CBS and get viewers for their POP network..

CBS being in control would not allow the emmys to stream online therefor forcing people to call their satellite or cable providers to carry their stupid POP network..

The Emmy’s are one night a year and half hour of the soaps..
No need to beg a cable co. to carry POP that is crazy..
I feel CBS sucks for not streaming the awards online and for using soap fans to build up their POP network number

I really liked the Betty White lifetime award..
and- there were tears when Joan Rivers was shown..
Luke and Laura looked weird.. He looked like her father and it seemed forced..
Maura and Chad speeches were touching..

(I always wonder why Maurice is not being entered, he is phenomenal and should have a shelf of awards too..)

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

su0000, you had me until MB…

Mo
Mo

I like POP. It allows me to watch B&B and Y&R in the evening.

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

I was happy for the performers that their awards were telecast this time around. Any tribute to Betty White is worthwhile IMO. BUT…I didn’t like the director’s decision to focus on singers during the clip montages instead of on the clips, which is what the audience wants to see. We want to see the retrospective along with the audience. We don’t want to see repeated closeups of a singer’s back molars. Isn’t hearing them sing enough?

Aria
Aria

I have to say I was at first a little obnoxious in my review because I was trying to compare the daytime Emmy with the prime time Emmy and it’s not fair they’re totally two different beast, so after realizing that in my opinion it wasn’t that bad, although as enthusiastic as Tyra banks is, I’m not sure she was right for it, I found Steve Harvey who presented would’ve been a better choice. Beyond that their was a few things that stuck out like only the supporting actress category showed the actors acting reel, all the other acting categories didn’t, I was happy with all the wins for my fave show GH and glad all shows took home something although dool and YR tying makes no sense. Maura west winning was so much fun to watch, love seeing all the love she got from her co stars it’s nice knowing they care for each other. Maybe snobs like Ellen de generous Kelly ripa those morning news show will start showing up.

Aria
Aria

Genie Francis rocked she looked so beautiful.
Kelly monoco chocking/hugging Anthony Geary was funny, was she drunk?
Cbs soaps stars getting more applauses obviously rigged !
GH not winning, under FV and. RC regime, I know shows submit episodes and clearly RC/FV are not good at it. They could win next year if they submit this year 52 anniversary show, those two episodes were heartbreakers.

Dan
Dan

They submitted day one of the Nurses Ball, and the episode with the Ava/Nina baby drama and Michael confronting Sonny about killing AJ, and I think their mistake was not picking two dramatic episodes. Some people might find the Nurses Ball over the top and campy, but if they had submitted two dramatic episodes like Y&R did, I think they would have had a much better shot.

Instead of the Nurses Ball, they should have submitted the “Hallowedding” episode. That was one of the best shows they did all year.

I get that they picked two episoded that show the variety of GH, but apparently the voters want drama, drama and more drama. So hopefully FV, RC and company will make better choices next year. Thr 52nd Anniversary shows would be perfect, I agree.

Bambi Grigg
Bambi Grigg

They stopped showing the clips of the nominees because right away they started running over in time. So, instead of nixing those ridiculous skits to save time, they chose badly to stop showing the nominee clips. Another bad production choice.

Iakovos
Iakovos

It was not a perfect presentation but it was good to have the program back on cable (still odd since most of daytime programming is still broadcast based).

I was not overly thrilled with Tyra Banks and her antics. I was disappointed the memoriam and romance montages were often lost to home viewers to feature the vocalists, talented as they were.

Glad DAYS had its anniversary moment.

The Betty White tribute was fun but stagey and… Charo?!?!?!

Loved seeing Melissa Rivers and touched that she quoted her mother’s regard for daytime as resurrecting her career after the Fox mess and her personal tragedies.

Would have liked more daytime packages between segments.

No one control the speeches but they overall were lacking in content.

Loved seeing Geary and Francis together.

Hoping for more improvement in 2016. Would be nice to see more daytime dramas in the lineup! I miss the days there were a dozen or so on the air.

Timmm
Timmm

Beggars cannot be choosers, it was nice to have it on TV again BUT I dont think it was in HD, the sound was horrible and why didnt they have mics that moved? I specifically remember when Chad Duell spoke the microphone was down near the middle of his chest! Tyra did okay. A little over the top and obnoxious but she looked like Johnny Carson out there compared to that thing they call Kathy Griffin! It would be nice to get it back on network TV, maybe even TV LAND? They should have had it there this year since Betty White has a show on that channel. And speaking of Miss Betty, I liked the tribute they did for her and the Password game was a cute idea. ALL in all, a nice effort compared to the last couple years. Oh, for 2016, I think Lynn Herring should host. She does a good job with the Nurses Ball and she knows the room.

Patrick
Patrick

WOW

LOL

THANKS for sharing thee DAYS of OUR Lives “WIN”

to see the “whole” cast all in one place… dressed to the nines… looking GLAM

LOVE IT

Patrick
Patrick

to see Stephen Nichols and Peter Reckell on stage

all that much more meaningful

Thad Bosley
Thad Bosley

A very benign affair. Nothing horrible, but nothing outstanding. Instantly forgettable.

Dan
Dan

I thought it was an entertaining show. It had some moments I could have done without, but overalll it was so much better than last year’s debacle, the embarrassing Las Vegas infomerical shows from a couple years ago, and the ones that were on HLN where they played that cheesy elevator music instead of the theme music of each soap when the people would win their Emmys.

This was the first show in a number of years that actually felt more like the old Emmy Award shows from the past, when they were on the major networks. Kudos to all involved for producing an entertaining show.

The only change I would make would be to cut out some of the filler, and make time to show clips from all the nominees. They did it for the Supporting Actress category at the beginning of the show, and that was it. That’s what soap fans want to see and that’s who is watching the show.

su0000
su0000

That is true, but-
The Emmy, the awards are for a great many shows and peoples not just for 4 soaps..

The Substitute
The Substitute

JFP has always known what reels to pick the show is a mess now but nobody can deny that the scene between Adam & Billy done in 2014 Jan. That was why they won And yes you can think the actor that you have attempted to destroy by letting something that may or may not have happened become a circus.

su0000
su0000

That scene, the win for Y&R goes to Michael Muhney and Billy Miller, not the writers..
It was the two that brought those words on paper to life..
The truth is;
CONGRATULATIONS!! Michael Muhney and Billy Miller !!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

You bet, Su. I agree.

Sheila
Sheila

Methinks fanatic fans created the circus.

Joe
Joe

So glad that the show was broadcast on tv (as opposed to either not at all or the internet again). That said, this show was a hot mess. Tyra Banks was dreadful. She was unintelligible in her opening rap. The rap itself was unnecessary and stupid. Why not have a host (calling Steve Harvey, Meredith Vierra, heck, I’ll settle for Big Bird) simply welcome everyone to the Emmys and show us a montage of highlights from the past year (soap highlights, funny game show answers, Barbara Walters last View broadcast, etc.)? Afterward, introduce the first set of presenters. The bits were unfunny, time-wasting and just plain odd (calling out Ellen/Matt Lauer, Miss Jay, montage of soap romances (close up of a singer and not the clips), game show set ups for segments (to honor Betty White, to close the show, etc), giving away vacuum cleaners and cruises (seriously?). Heck more time was spent on awarding 5 people cruises than on Betty White’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Telecast something that honors the medium and artistry of daytime and the fans who remain loyal.

Mo
Mo

Yes, that rap was hideous and it was so short. I thought if you’re going to do it, make it worthwhile.

Just start the show, get rid of the skits, and show clips and give out awards.

Also, introduce the singer BEFORE they sing.

Giving away a vacuum was so strange. I thought it was a joke.

Bambi Grigg
Bambi Grigg

IT WAS HORRIFIC!!! Tyra Banks continually flubbed her lines. Her wardrobe was awful. She tried being gangsta-throwing the mic on the floor. Then she acted trashy because she had to crawl across the floor to pick it back up. She told people to kiss her ass. She screamed into the mic as if no one could hear her. There was time set aside for her to shamelessly promote her new show which was totally inappropriate. Terrible, terrible host. Steve Harvey told the audience they “suck”! The venue was certainly below par. The winners were not given enough time to thank people & were cut off rudely. Time was given to stupid skits that should not have been. During the montage of significant moments, we couldn’t see them because they kept the camera on the singer, no idea who that was. The sound was horrible. Vacuum cleaner give-aways? Golden tickets as if we were watching the movie Willie Wonka. They need to save the alcohol for the after parties. Tired of watching award presenters and stars in the audience drunk and behaving badly. Other celebrities who were out to present awards talking endlessly about themselves. We were given no red carpet pre-show which is a must! Absolutely the worst award show I have ever seen. I had to suffer through it because the two people I wanted to see were Tony Geary and Genie Francis and they were the very last two.

Mo
Mo

Telling people to kiss her ass was a homage (for lack of a better word) to years ago when she was photographed in a bathing suit and called fat. On her talk show she spoke about this and told them to kiss her ass. That said, I don’t think it was appropriate to put it in this show. It happened years ago and not everyone knew the history.

Timmm
Timmm

Bambi, I couldnt agree with you more, Harvey and Banks are classless, tasteless and annoying. Why the hell cant they hire Regis to host? Julie Chen? Lynn Herring? Jack Wagner? Susan Lucci? Her and Regis would be great!

Bambi Grigg
Bambi Grigg

Also, running over time almost immediately so they stopped showing the nominees clips. Very bad decision. Those inane time wasting skits should have been cut instead to save time & kept the clips in. Also, the mics that had people constantly bending over to talk into. Couldn’t afford an adjustable mic to accommodate varying heights?

Timmm
Timmm

Your on fire! Like I said, who cares about running overtime, its not on a network and they dont have to come in on time because of the news or another primetime show!

Gayle
Gayle

I thought the show was tacky! It was the little things like the microphone not being adjusted to the right height, the delay with their voices vs their lips, Tyra’s horrible outfits, the game show “episodes”, the IN MEMORIUM should have focused completely on the ones who have passed and not the singer! There were alot of things that werent needed and alot that could have been added to make this show classier. Also, the heads of this show knew who won Best Drams and yet let Tony Geary and Genie Francis announce the “tie” and neither one being General Hospital who got Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor!! I really do hope the producers of this Emmy Award show will take some constructive critisism and do better next year!

Mo
Mo

I think re the In Memoriam segment, when they showed the singer they were not showing the cards of who died. That was my take.

Presenters don’t give out awards only to shows they’ve been on. The best drama award is the big one of the night so I think it is an honor to present it.

Timmm
Timmm

The singer was good but hindsight the should have just played an instrumental piece and shown the deceased like we all wanted.

Gayle
Gayle

Also, why didnt they show the clips from each actor that were nominated?? I know they submitted them, yet we only saw one clip throughout the entire show!

Mo
Mo

They were running out of time. They needed time for those inane game show skits and the giving away of vacuums.

Charday
Charday

Enjoyed the show, particularly the tributes to Joan Rivers and Betty White (including Password Plus and Charo!). Also glad GH actors won so many awards.

What I did not like was Shemar Moore turning his best actress intro into a long speech about himself. Also, the stupid Matt Lauer and Ellen bit was pointless. And where was Ellen when her show won an Emmy?

Liz
Liz

I thought the show was a vast improvement over last years streaming & the HLN years. I hear the ratings were respectable too. Maybe they just might broadcast the red carpet next year to build on their success. One can hope. Tyra was ok but not my first choice for host. The CBS, Tyra & Divas promotion did border on shameless.

Nikki
Nikki

JFP hand picked Hunter King for the role of Summer so I knew she would win again even though I didn’t think she should have.

Nanci
Nanci

I thought it was great for the most part.
Didnt understand all of the constant references
to Matt Lauer, though. Did I miss something??

Just some random thoughts – I loved Amelia Heinle’s
dress! Loved seeing Genie Francis -been awhile!
Melissa Rivers – so sweet. Betty White – same!
Tyra – very, um, energetic, but not obnoxious.

Yes, that brand of vacuum cleaner is said to be fantastic,
but thought it to be an odd choice for a gift.

I am happy that after thinking POP wasn’t available
with my cable, learned it is, so I got to watch after all.

Mary SF
Mary SF

I only wish NATAS would have found a way to include Canada. I couldn’t watch any of the reels because the company they used cannot be seen outside of the States, they chose a cable channel that is not in Canada either. I missed out on most of the fun. Sure I read all about it and can see clips after the fact, but it isn’t the same as watching live, with popcorn in hand.

I realize our viewership doesn’t count in the ratings, but isn’t there money to be made by selling the rights for such a show in other countries?

Oh well, based on what I read and the clips I’ve seen it sounds like it was an okay affair- which I am glad because I think the hardworking men and woman of daytime deserve to have their day in the sun too. And I hardly congratulate all those whose work was honored either by the award itself or by by being nominated.

But in the end as I always say we are the real winners because we get to entertained by such talented men and woman in front and behind the scenes every weekday for almost the whole year. So although not American I definitely feel a part of your daytime drama “family”

rose
rose

A few mixed reviews here. That’s to be expected. But it sounds like it was a fun time for the most part. Just wish i could have seen it …but no POP in my region. And quite frankly, I’m not going to go through hopes to find clips of the show. Hope they get rid of that problem next year. I’m sure in would increase their viewership.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

NBC and DAYS should have refused the use of Freddie Smith, Guy Wilson and Christopher Sean to push the CBS game show. Isn’t it enough to have Y&R characters/actors visit TPIR without dragging others into the self promoting pile of BS?!!!

nicholas
nicholas

Loved the tribute for Days of our lives 50th anniversary . Beyond thrilled and happy that Days of our lives got outstanding drama series in a tie with The Young and the restless . My massive disappointment goes to the ” in memoriam ” moment when tributes were made for those who had passed . It was beyond inexcusable that Justin Gocke who played Brandon Capwell on ” Santa Barbara ” , Carmen Zapata who played Cruz ‘s mother and Phyllis Freilich who so amazingly played the part of the deaf and mute nun in the 1988 ” Who killed Mark McCormick ” storyline also on ” Santa Barbara ” did not receive tributes. It ‘s a scandal and a disgrace . I hope the families are not too angered by this . Hope matters of this kind are handled more seriously in the future .

Mo
Mo

I forgot Justin died. Wonder why they left him and others out.

sadie soaper
sadie soaper

For the most part, I enjoyed the program. Tyra Banks had a few moments which I didn’t like. I’d much rather see Regis or someone who has actually had experience on daytime TV. The Betty White tribute was very nice. Fitting (although somewhat cheesy) for the Password game intro. When the montage of clips were on, I really wanted to see the clips — not the singer. All in all, I’m just glad the show was back on television.

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom Reveals TV & Film Production Restart June 12th; But May Not Include LA County

There was some significant signs that Hollywood and the state of California’s show business production looks to be gearing up for a restart after all TV and film production was halted a few months ago as the coronavirus pandemic hit the state, our country, and the globe.

The reopening for production may not include L.A. County, however, which is the epicenter of the state’s show business production.

According to Deadline: On Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the state could begin TV and film production as early as June 12th.  While the California Department of Public Health released the following guidelines:  “Music, TV and film production may resume in California, recommended no sooner than June 12, 2020 and subject to approval by county public health officers within the jurisdictions of operations following their review of local epidemiological data including cases per 100,000 population, rate of test positivity, and local preparedness to support a health care surge, vulnerable populations, contact tracing and testing. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, productions, cast, crew and other industry workers should abide by safety protocols agreed by labor and management, which may be further enhanced by county public health officers. Back office staff and management should adhere to Office Workspace guidelines published by the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Industrial Relations, to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.”

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For LA County,  on Friday, the same day the guidelines were announced they saw a slight increase in hospitalizations, which could cause delays in getting production started.  “This has been a slight increase over the last three days in the number of people hospitalized,” said Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer, “and we’ll need to make sure that we’re not starting to see a significant increase in the number of people requiring hospitalizations.”

So the question remains: if there is a surge in Los Angeles in COVID-19 cases production could again be delayed getting started back up and running? So what do you think about the June 12th date for the state of California to start TV and film production? Do you hope your favorite soaps get back into production as soon as possible, or do you want to make extra sure that all your favorites will be safe and sound when they tape new episodes?

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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You’ve been nominated once before, right?

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

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

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

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Are you watching them?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How did you find out that you were nominated? 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How many times have you been nominated now? 

SUSAN:  This makes six.

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

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

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

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

BILL:  Yay!!!

SUSAN:  That’s about right. (Laughs)

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What a guy!

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

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

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

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

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