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43rd Daytime Emmys: Watch Outstanding Actress In A Digital Daytime Drama Series Nominated Performances!

Five well-known actresses to daytime audience are competing in this year’s 43rd Annual Daytime Emmys to be handed out by NATAS in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series.  They are: Mary Beth Evans (Sara) The Bay, Kathleen Gati (Valentina) Winterthorne, Elizabeth Hubbard (Eva) Anacostia, Lilly Melgar (Janice) The Bay, and Patsy Pease (Lola) The Bay.

Of these five only Hubbard, Evans, and Melgar have previously won Emmys.  The iconic Hubbard, the former star of The Doctors and As the World Turns, took home the gold in the Lead Actress category in the very first Daytime Emmys back in 1974 for her role as Althea Davis on The Doctors, and then again for a daytime special in the role of Edith Wilson in First Ladies’ Diaries.  

As for Mary Beth Evans, she has the distinction of being nominated three times at the 43rd Daytime Emmys: Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work as Kayla on Days of our Lives, producer for The Bay (nominated again for Outstanding Digital Drama Series), and this category for her performance in front of the camera on The Bay. Last year, Evans and Melgar received an Emmy for their work behind the scenes as producers of The Bay, which won in the Digital Drama Series category.

Watch the five nominated actresses reels after the jump! Then let us know which performance would you award a gold statuette to come Daytime Emmy night?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Joel
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Joel

Kathleen!!

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

I pulling for either Kathleen Gati or Patsy Pease to win in this category.

Patrick
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Patrick

THIS…. is… “every” Gay Mans’ dream

La La land… bevy of “All Woman”

crème de la crème… surefire HIT

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extravaganza

Mateo
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Mateo

Quite frankly any program that has Elizabeth Hubbard in it is a winner. All the rest of the actresses nominated here are decent. Mary Beth Evans is a solid actress. She has done many projects and is a talented lady but there is something that is never quite convincing. Just a step away in my opinion. Lilly Melgar was a little over the top but I guess not seeing her character in full makes it hard to determine if there was adequate buildup to her breakdown from the attack. Kathleen Gati is one of my favorites on GH and she… Read more »

Melissa
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Melissa

Saw your comment about feeling Lilly Melgar’s performance was a little over the top. Your entitled to your opinion as Iam and I’m no way trying to disrespect you ( just educate), However having a daughter that was sexually assaulted and due to working in mental health care for many, many years with women who have been rapped… There is nothing over the top here and is one of the most believable& realistic protrayal of someone (and what they go through ) after being rapped!! For me, What is over the top would be someone marrying or getting involved with… Read more »

Melissa
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Melissa

Again I mean no disrespect with my response!!! Being an advocate and have worked with survivors of rape ( employed by my State working in a Mental Health Institution) I have seen this very type of response ( and sometimes worse) for those who come there and need our help.
Sincerely,
Melissa

Lola
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Lola

“Adequate build up to her attack”? Watching her get punched, raped and completely beaten up was not adequate enough for you? “A little over the top”? WOW.

Mateo
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Mateo

I did say over the top and I stand by that comment. I also stated that I hadn’t seen her character in full to make the conclusion as to what led up to her attack response. In my opinion, the one character who handled the topic of rape in the most excellent way was Margo Hughes from As The World Turns. It was the grittiest and most honest reaction to the horrific act of rape. Wow, I am surprised that people react so strongly to my saying that this actress overacted. I believe she did. I am moving on.

su0000
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0ohh ooh my gawd !!!

Kathleen Gati (Valentina) Winterthorne ..

She was spellbinding!
A performance that garbed me in to the end, full on the edge!

Shay
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Shay

Here, here, su0000….It’s long past time for the awesome Miss Gati to be awarded Emmy gold, and whilst I’d strongly prefer it to be for her mirthfully menacing Mutter on GH, her performance as Valentina Winterthorne will simply have to do for now!

su0000
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su0000

Hi Shay..
She had me with a dropped jaw !
wow! her death scene was riveting!! the Lady dies awesomely !
Kathleen Gati is indeed the best of the best !

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Kathleen, of course. No one else compares. Wow, is right, SuzieQ.

Shay
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Shay

Absolutely, su0000…and CeeCee! Kathleen Gati is an exceptional talent, no matter (or is it, “Mutter?”) the role! Whether as Valentina or Dr. O, the lady delivers! Her recent GH scenes with Finn have been a real treat….we must see more of this magnificent actress throwing her shade around Port Charles….so that her next Emmy nomination will be for her Liesl!

Timmm
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Timmm

I almost thought Finn was going to grab Mudder and plant a big kiss on her when she threatened him on Tuesdays show. Michael Easton has really impressed me so far with this new character. I hated Silas!

Patrick
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Patrick

Elizabeth Hubbard… bar none… besides the “Snyders” she was the “real” reason I watched “As the World Turns” for whatever reason… I just adore Margos Mother… Lyla and her aunt Maggie posts… chat up… just how convincing… Nikki (and Sue Ellen) and even Catherine are as “drunks” Maggie always knocked me out… when she’d drink… and the “talks” she’d have with Margo.. then played by Margaret Collin…. ATWT… my fave I really want Patsy Pease “for the WIN” and it’s ALL sentimental… I LOVE Kimberly Brady Donovan… DAYS needs to bring her back I AM already imagining… TWO DAYS celebration…… Read more »

Lola
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Lola

I don’t think you need to know Lilly Melgar’s work to KNOW that this performance is sheer brilliance. I agree with her presence. Have always loved her but had no idea what a truly powerful talent she is. Even if I didn’t know her at all it would be clear that this performance outweighs all others. It’s so raw and broke me. I love all the nominees but this performance is just too powerful not to win.

Timmm
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Timmm

Lilly AND she should be back on GH to wreak havoc between Carly and Sonny!

Lola
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Lola

Yes!!!!!!!!!

Colleen Carlton
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Colleen Carlton

Too bad we can’t watch these shows on our Roku. I refuse to watch TV on my PC.

Melissa
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Melissa

Do you get Amazon prime on your Roku? The Bay will be coming to Amazon Prime.

Priscilla
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Priscilla

Lilly Melgar hands down! Her portrayal of a post rape victim is not only heartwrenching but authentic. She’s mesmerizing as she breaks me. The multitude of emotions she goes through seemlessly is unlike any performance I’ve ever seen in anything daytime related. All these ladies are incredibly talented but Lilly’s performance is on a whole other level. This is her well deserved win.

Lola
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Lola

couldn’t agree more!

Melissa
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Melissa

All the nominations are great!!! My pick is Lilly Melgar!! Her acting is so phenomenal ( so realistic) that my daughter who is a survivor of sexual assault had said to me, ” I have never seen a show or actress get it so right” I have experience these things myself but didn’t know how or if I should have told anyone out of fear of being judged or have yet another label”Now Crazy” My daughter continued on by saying even though mom I told you a lot, You never knew how many times I broke down and cried, how… Read more »

Lola
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Lola

Amazing what a compelling storyline and brilliant work can do. For a sexual assault survivor to say that and for it to help her share her own pain. Thank you for sharing.

Lola
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Lola

Lilly Melgar. I am shaken to my core by her gripping, compelling and raw performance. I’ve always loved her. She has a strong screen presence and movie star beauty but I had no idea she was this powerful of an actress. There’s not many actresses that are willing to go this place. BRAVO LILLY! I am shaken to my core. No disrespect to the other actresses as I respect them all but this is Lilly’s win. This is Jodie Foster in The Accused brilliance. I am in awe.

Timmm
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Timmm

Lilly deserves the gold. It is beyond me how anyone could rape another person and it is so beyond me to ask someone to portray a victim. She was phenomenal. This clip was from a digital series. Wow, what I have been missing! I discounted theses online soaps. My blow! If this is what you get, this clip here is better than most content I’ve seen from any of the four TV soaps, this year!

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‘Soap Con Live’ Event to Feature Panels from The Doctors, ATWT, OLTL, GH, Plus Virtual Meet & Greets

On Saturday, May 1st, the inaugural Soap Con Live fan event sponsored by Soap Opera Digest, Retro TV and It’s Real Good TV will feature free, virtual panels with Q&As that will stream live on The Locher Room YouTube Channel.

The event will also allow fans to purchase ‘Meet & Greets’ (over a three-week period), video greetings and autographs from their favorite soap stars at SoapConLive.com.

The day-long event will begin with a panel from Retro TV’s and former NBC soap opera, The Doctors (participants/special guest to be announced) beginning at 2:30pm ET/11:30am PST.

Followed by “Live from Oakdale!” with the stars of As the World Turns that will begin at 4pm ET/1pm PST featuring Mark Collier (Mike Kasnoff), Terri Conn (Katie Peretti), Trent Dawson (Henry Coleman), Austin Peck (Brad Snyder) and Colleen Zenk (Barbara Ryan).

Then, “The Cramer Women” of One Life to Live will follow at 5:30pm ET/2:30pm PST featuring Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning), Laura Bonarrigo (Cassie Callison), Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) and Gina Tognoni (Kelly Cramer).

And finally, a General Hospital panel to close the event called “Love & Tragedy” at 7pm ET/4pm PST featuring Shell Danielson (Dominique Stanton), Brad Maule (Dr. Tony Jones), Kin Shriner (Scotty Baldwin) and Jackie Zeman (Bobbie Spencer).

For more information, visit SoapConLive.com to sign up for the free live panels and keep up with special guest announcements & info on paid fan opportunities. Stay tuned for more chances to visit with your favorite Soap Stars, both virtually and in-person when it’s safe.

Soap Con Live, is a women-owned company, co-created by Lacretia Lyon (Bleav in Soap Operas/ Forever and a Day) and Susan Eisenberg (Wonder Woman Justice League/Justice League Unlimited) who wanted to bring their love of soaps and Comic Cons together and introduce a new & exciting experience to fans of Daytime.

So, what do you think of the planned Soap Con Live event? Will you be participating? Comment below.

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‘Soap Opera Know-It-All’ Virtual Game Show Debuts

This week, the Michael Fairman Channel dropped the premiere episode of the first-ever virtual soap opera game show, Soap Opera Know-It-All.  

The game features four soap fans from around the country who test their knowledge against each other for prizes and the bragging rights to be the “Ultimate Know-It-All” come seasons end.

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With the coronavirus pandemic still among us and life not fully back to normal, the game show is produced and hosted by Michael Fairman that brought fans from different parts of the country together for the kick-off.  They are: Marni Ockene, Floyd Elwell, Nicholas Hess and Gina Patterson.

 

The game is played in two rounds, and the players receive points for each correct answer as they choose questions from 2 game board categories which are all soap operas; either primetime or daytime in a ‘Jeopardy’-like format.

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However, come the knock-out round we are left with two players who try to answer the final question from this week’s guest performer, The Young and the Restless‘, Sharon Case (Sharon).  If no one is eliminated, the game goes into “Sudden Death”.

On each new episode, different soap operas will be featured on the game board and/or in different amalgamations, plus you never know just which of your favorite soap stars might pop up!

Check out the premiere of “Soap Opera Know-It-All” below.  Then, let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below.

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Amanda Seyfried Scores Oscar Nomination for ‘Mank’; Opens Up About Her Bad Times on As the World Turns

Monday morning, Amanda Seyfried (Ex-Lucy, ATWT) landed her first ever Academy Award nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category for her performance in Mank in the role of Marion Davies. The film also led the way for the 93rd annual Oscars with the most nods for any film with 10.

The Oscar ceremonies will air live on ABC on Sunday, April 25th.  You can view all the nominations here.

In a recent interview with SiriusXM host, Jess Cagle on his Jess Cagle Show, he asked the talented actress about her start on As the World Turns, to which Amanda replied, “It was really exciting, and really heartbreaking. They were mean – whoever was in charge there.  I was 15 years old, like fire me in a nicer way.  I clearly wasn’t making the cut.  I was terrified. It wasn’t a warm environment – and not that anyone was being mean to me to my face, but these people were coming to work and doing their thing and leaving, and I was 15, and I was bad, and they sent my character off to South America.  They didn’t tell me that, they just didn’t invite me back.  I heard it through the actors playing my parents talking about where Lucy had gone – she had gone back to Montega. Then, Peyton List came on and resurrected my role for three years, and Peyton List is still my friend.”

 

Cagle then asked Amanda if her time in Oakdale soured her on continuing to be an actress, to which the now Oscar nom replied: “No, it didn’t.  It actually made me double-down at that point. This is what I want to do.  This is where I need to be.  I want that back, let’s get me another job, and I kept on auditioning and I got another job on another soap opera.”

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The other role Amanda is referring to is her time as Joni Stafford on All My Children, where she often shared scenes with Michael. B. Jordan, then Reggie.

You can watch the exchange between Cagle and Seyfried sent to us by soap fan G.T. Lem below.

Now, share your thoughts on Amanda’s Oscar nomination and her remarks on her time as a young actress on ATWT in the comment section.

FYI – Actress Amanda Seyfried discusses her time on “As The World Turns” saying it wasn’t a warm environment and the person in charge (who later fired her) was “mean”

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