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43rd Daytime Emmys: Watch Outstanding Actor In A Digital Drama Series Nominated Reels!

Five men will be vying for the Outstanding Actor in a Digital Drama Series at the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmys. With these online series giving an opportunity for further inclusion of the acting community these very well-known and well-regarded gents are in the running.  Nominated are: Kristos Andrews (Pete) The Bay, Van Hansis (Thom) EastSiders, Rick Hearst (Mr. Ryan) Youthful Daze, JD Pardo (Jesus) East Los High, or Kevin Spirtas (Dominic) Winterthorne.

So will Spirtas win after his Indie Series Award victory for Supporting Actor in the Actor in the Digital Drama Series at the Emmys? Will ATWT alum Van Hansis finally get his long-deserved Daythime Emmy Award?  Will Rick Hearst become a performer who has won both in the Supporting Actor and Younger actor category thoughout his career, add another category to his list?  Or, will Kristos Andrews win an Emmy for his work in front of the camera, even though he has won an Emmy a producer for The Bay last year?  Watch this year’s Digital Drama actor nominees reels after the jump.  Then let us know, who you think should take home the gold?

 

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Patrick
Patrick

i’ll make this quick

this category is loaded with APPEAL…

who doesn’t MISS Kevin Spirtas from DAYS of OUR Lives !

Rick Hearst…it’s a given… Talented ! GH is wasting him

Van Hansis…. Hello As the World Truns alumni

Melissa Clark
Melissa Clark

I agree this nomination is loaded with appeal!!! Many I have seen throughout
the years!!!. For about 5 yrs or so, I have watched The Bay and have seen what a
phenomenal actor with power house performances by Kristos Andrews ( aka- Peter Garret)and
I can’t wait to see more!!! Congratulations to all nominees!

Hilary
Hilary

I love that we get to see all the reels! Thank you, Michael! Pete’s face when Daniel tells him Janice was raped. D’oh! Kristos Andrews’s eyes were just … oof! I also love his straight man stuff to Eric Nelson’s Daniel in the pool. Pfft! Good stuff.

LCC
LCC

All are impressive, but I’ve got to go with Kristos Andrews for the win. Excellent work, very moving. Here’s hoping Kristos brings home the gold.

Nikki
Nikki

Kristos Andrews was by far the best. I hope he get the win. The second runner up would be Rick Hearst who always is good at what he does.

Ces
Ces

Digital what? where does one find digital performances anyway?

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Emmy Winner and Noted Soap Opera Head Writer; Hogan Sheffer Passes Away At 61

Over the last several hours, reports have broke that one of daytime’s most notable scribes has died.  Hogan Sheffer, who was head writer at As the World Turns, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless has passed away at the age of 61.

Soap Hub, first reported the news via multiple sources, however, many writers who worked with Hogan during his tenure on the soaps have taken to social media to share their condolences and their grief and remembrances.

Sheffer’s appearance on the soap scene was unexpected, especially in a genre where it is often rare for new blood to take the reins at the head writer position.  Proctor & Gamble had decided to bring in Hogan after his work as the Director of Screenplay Development for DreamWorks, not because of his writing credits for a previous network soap.  He was given trial deal as a breakdown writer for the CBS soap and 10-weeks in became the beloved town of Oakdale’s new head writer.

Hogan and his then writing team were able to turn the classic, As the World Turns around.  The show went up in the ratings and during his time with the series ‘World Turn’s’ won two Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series, and he and the writing team picked up four Emmy victories all through 2000-2004.

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Next, Sheffer landed in Salem as head writer of Days of our Lives along with Meg Kelly from 2006 through to the beginning of 2008.   He would later join The Young and the Restless and team up with then head writers: Maria Arena Bell and Scott Hamner, and eventually stay with the show till 2012.  During Sheffer’s time in Genoa City, Y&R also won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Writing in 2011.

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On Sunday, former WWE and daytime writer Tom Casiello, who was extremely close with Sheffer…  and who shared how Hogan gave him his start at writing in daytime, took to his Facebook page to pay tribute to a man who had such an impact on his life and many others.  It is worth the read here. 

Y&R writer, Sara Bibel tweeted: “Hogan Sheffer was a gamechanger for ATWT and daytime. Everyone I know who worked with him adored him. RIP”

And, iconic ATWT star, Martha Byrne (Ex-Lily) tweeted on Sheffer’s passing: “To say he was one of a kind would be a tremendous understatement. Our years at ATWT with Hogan at the helm were a rebirth for our beautiful show. Loved his writers, actors,crew. Blessed to have him on the first floor in Brooklyn ready to listen. Talented. Funny. Generous. RIP”

Colleen Zenk (Ex-Barbara, ATWT) also took to Twitter upon learning of the passing of Sheffer sharing: “I loved him, loved him, loved him… he was so good to me. Thank you for everything, Hogan. You were so loved. Especially, by me… Rest in peace…”

Michael Fairman TV will continue to bring you updates as the soap world mourns the loss of a creative force in our genre.  Share your condolences and thoughts on the death of Hogan Sheffer via the comment section below.

 

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FRIDAY: ATWT’s Larry Bryggman and AMC’s Dorothy Lyman Guest Star On ‘The Blacklist’

Two of the most revered performances ever in the world of daytime drama will be seen tomorrow night on an all-new episode of NBC’s drama series, The Blacklist. (10/9c).

In “The Pawnbrokers”, Daytime Emmy winners, Larry Bryggman (Ex-John Dixon, As the World Turns) and Dorothy Lyman (Ex-Opal Gardner, All My Children) will be seen as a criminal duo!

Bryggman and Lyman play a couple that fronts cash to criminals on the black market. In story, series star, James Spader’s Red acclimates himself to his new digs in federal prison, where he is challenged by an old rival.  Samar (Mozhan Marnò) goes undercover to stop a black market organization that fronts cash to criminals. (Enter Larry and Dorothy!)  And, Liz (Megan Boone) and Jennifer (guest star Fiona Dourif) continue their investigation into Red’s past.

Check out the promo for tomorrow night’s episode below.   Then let us know if you will be checking out Larry and Dorothy and if all of this brings back memories of their amazing performances in Oakdale and in Pine Valley in the comment section below.

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TAINTED DREAMS Season 2 To Bow December 21st!

Tainted Dreams is back with a second season offering from Daytime Emmy-winning director and series creator, Sonia Blangiardo!

Beginning December 21st, the next chapter of Blangiardo’s the soap behind a soap, will be available for streaming on Amazon and Amazon Prime. (season one is also currently available on Amazon)

This series, which was nominated for five 2017 Daytime Emmys, follows the behind-the-scenes drama of a fictitious soap opera titled Painted Dreams.  Many soap opera notables have roles in the online series including: Alicia Minshew, Michael Lowry , Austin Peck. Terri Ivens,  Walt Willey, Kelley Menighan, Grant Aleksander, Bobbie Eakes, Natalia Livingston, Marnie Schulenburg, Nathan Purdee, Colleen Zenk, James DePaiva, Tonja Walker, Ilene Kristen, and the late Larkin Malloy . In addition, Jessie Godderz of Impact Wrestling and Big Brother fame, and Dina Manzo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, also appear.

In a statement, Sonia Blangiardo said that she is “excited to take everyone along these characters’ journeys in Season 2, as they evolve and deal with ever increasing professional and personal turmoil.”

Fore more on Tainted Dreams visit their official website here.  (more…)

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