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44th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations Announced!

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UPDATED: On Wednesday, the nominees for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were revealed exclusively on The Talk in categories from daytime dramas, talk shows, game shows, legal courtroom, entertainment news, morning programs and more.

The ceremonies will be held on Sunday night, April 30th at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.  The Young and the Restless led all daytime series with 25 nominations, followed by General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful with 23 and Days of our Lives with 22.  In a press release NATAS addedL “The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is excited to be presenting the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in the historic Pasadena Civic Auditorium,” said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “With an outstanding roster of nominees, we are looking forward to an extraordinary celebration honoring the craft and talent that represent the best of Daytime television.”

“After receiving a record number of submissions, we are thrilled by this talented and gifted list of nominees that will be honored at this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards,” said David Michaels, SVP, Daytime Emmy Awards. “I am very excited that Michael Levitt is with us as Executive Producer, and that David Parks and I will be serving as Executive Producers as well. With the added grandeur of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, it will be a spectacular gala that celebrates everything we love about Daytime television!”

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 2016 calendar year.

Here is the list of nominees revealed in the major daytime drama categories. On-Air On-Soaps will be updating this list throughout the day.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING LEAD  ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Peter Bergman – The Young and the Restless

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Scott Clifton – The Bold and the Beautiful

Billy Flynn – Days of our Lives

Vincent Irizarry – Days of our Lives

Kristoff St. John – The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Nancy Lee Grahn – General Hospital

Gina Tognoni – The Young and the Restless

Heather Tom – The Bold and the Beautiful

Jess Walton – The Young and the Restless

Laura Wright – General Hospital

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR  IN A  DRAMA SERIES

John Aniston –Days of our Lives

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Steve Burton  – The Young and the Restless

Chad Duell – General  Hospital

Jeffrey Vincent Parise  – General Hospital

James Reynolds –Days of our Lives

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Stacy Haiduk  -The Young and the Restless

Anna Maria Horsford  – The Bold and the Beautiful

Finola Hughes – General Hospital

Kate Mansi –Days of our Lives

Kelly Sullivan –The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Lexi Ainsworth  – General Hospital

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

Reign Edwards –The Bold and the Beautiful

Hunter King –The Young and the Restless

Chloe Lanier –General  Hospital

Alyvia Alyn Lind –The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Bryan Craig  – General Hospital

Pierson Fode – The Bold and the Beautiful

James Lastovic – Days of our Lives

Tequan Richmond – General Hospital

Anthony Turpel – The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Guest Perfomer in a Drama Series

Tobin Bell – Days of our Lives

Photo: IMDB

Don Harvey – General Hospital

Monica Horan – The Bold and the Beautiful

Nichelle Nichols – The Young and the Restless

Jim O’ Heir – The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Digital Series

The Bay  – Amazon

Tainted Dreams – Amazon

Red Bird – Amazon

Tough Love the Series – You Tube

Venice the Series – Venice the Series.com

Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team

The Bold and the Beautiful

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series

Mary Beth Evans – The Bay

Anne Marie Cummings – Conversations In L.A.

Alexandra Goodman – Red Bird

Lilly Melgar – The Bay

Kelley Menighan Hensley – Tainted Dreams

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama Series

Anthony Anderson – Anacostia

Photo Credit: Lesley Bohm

Kristos Andrews – The Bay

Michael Lowry –   Tainted Dreams

Michael McShane  – Red Bird

Gustavo Velasquez  – Conversation In L.A.

Outstanding Supporting or Guest Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series

Jade Harlow  – The Bay

Vanita Harbour  – Conversations in L.A.

Carolyn Hennesy  – The Bay

Natalia Livingston  – Tainted Dreams

Kym Whitley  – The Bay

Outstanding Supporting or Guest Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama Series

Matthew Ashford – The Bay

Nicolas Coster – The Bay

Ronn Moss  -The Bay

Armin Shimerman – Red Bird

Anthony Wilkinson  – Tainted Dreams

So, what did you think of the nominations? Who got in that you felt deserved their nod? Who do you think was left off the listthat should have made it to the final group of nominees? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Karen
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Karen

Can’t believe there was no Maurice Benard!

JK
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JK

AMEN TO THAT!!!!!!!!! HE WAS OUTSTANDINGT DAY AFTER DAY..

Doug
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Doug

Maurice should have been nominated for an emmy, this is insane.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Some of the nominations were predictable, while some were unexpected. It goes to show you where some soaps need to pick themselves up, and where some are doing quite fine. The four main acting categories are going to be packed solid! Best of luck to everyone!

Celia
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Celia

You bet, Scott. I don’t understsnd why : 1) Gina Tognoni and not Tracey Bregman….why Gina, at all? 2) why no Finola Hughes as lead nom.—-I think Nancy Grahn should get the Emmy. She rose above everyone else, for me. But, Finola belongs on that list, too. As does Kate Mansi. Lordy, Lord….Kate was breathtaking the past year. Her acting gave me goose-bumps. Sooooo goood! So, why not in the lead list? I also expected Mishael Morgan to be on the supporting actress list. 3) Why Kristoff St. John? He is just taking up space. 4) why Tequan Richmond? Nothing… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

PS. LOL…. I forgot; congratulations to those who were nominated….whether I agree or not, you worked for this achievement. So, enjoy !!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

1. Gina is a strong actress, and if she submitted the material I believe her to have submitted, it does not surprise me of her nomination. As for Tracey, she really did not strong enough material for the qualifying year. Next year? She could be a shoe-in for the category she submits herself to, if she does! 2. No offense to Finola, but during the qualifying time for nominations, nothing she did was worthy of a “Lead” qualifier. She was a supporting player majority of her time last year. Kate, I believe, is due to her age, as to why… Read more »

JK
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JK

CELIA….SO WELL SAID!!!!!

Dan
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Dan

I believe the actors usually choose which category to submit themselves in most cases, so most likely Finola is in the supporting category because that’s where she chose to submit herself.

Celia
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Celia

Thank you, JK.

Celia
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Celia

Thanks, Scott. You did put things in perspective….You’re right.

Maureen Lynch
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Maureen Lynch

No outstanding lead actor for GH? Did no one submit?

Dan
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Dan

Maurice Benard and Roger Howarth were the two that got pre-nominations. First time since 2010 that GH won’t have a nominee in the Lead Actor category.

Celia
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Celia

As everyone knows, by now, I do not like Sonny. I have no idea how ‘potent’ this character was as a crime boss ( size aside, LOL…no malicious intent). But, I do feel that TPTB give the character too much credit, in the intimidation department. I don’t know if he lost steam, or what; but, since I have been watching I have not seen this character enmeshed in anything ‘high-powered’, mouth agape, in awe, at all. But, I do like Maurice. When Morgan died, I praised Maurice’s acting….his sense of loss and helplessness were tangible. I, finally, saw what all… Read more »

MB
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MB

Mo is a very good actor, he makes you believe he’s Sonny Corinthos and he was very good in those scenes when Morgan died. He also has a pretty good comedic touch and delivery, like when he was off his meds at the engagement party a few years ago, he should be able to explore that more often. I don’t get Roger,never have. I only know of him since he’s on GH. I didn’t fihttp://michaelfairmansoaps.com/wp-content/themes/mf/i/submit-button.gifnd anything great about Todd and he lost me with Franco the minute he showed up. Both Todd and his Franco are just obnoxious to me.… Read more »

audrey
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audrey

Hayley Erin was robbed, big time!

Timmm
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Timmm

Still developing, she will get her time.

Brian
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Brian

Couldn’t agree more! Hayley was excellent a couple of years ago when Silas got murdered, and I thought she would get a nomination that year, and she didn’t. The same this year, she was fantastic in the aftermath of Morgan’s death, and I thought for sure she would get nominated. She was better by far than the other two actresses from GH that got nominated in that category.

She’s improved a great deal as an actress over the past couple years, hopefully she’ll get recognition one of these years.

Celia
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Celia

I agree…I completrly missed Hayley, audrey. She has proven her muster…has stepped up. Love her.
She deserves it more than Hunter King, in my opinion.

k/kay
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k/kay

@Celia their is a lot of hanky lanky going on with these nominations that’s why I have quit getting upset that’s it’s the same over and over actors nominated!

Shay
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Shay

Especially when it’s for those with barely cameo-appearances, but the desired P-C cred that the Emmy committee obviously desires! Happens every year, k/kay!

Dan
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Dan

No Maurice Benard for Lead Actor after the excellent year he had? What an absolute joke! People can agree or disagree on whether they liked the Morgan’s death storyline, but the one thing that was for sure were the performances of Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, and Bryan Craig They gave Laura and Bryan their well deserved nods, but Maurice gets left out once again. A terrible snub. Hayley Erin is another one that I thought was great in the aftermath of Morgan’s death, but she gets passed over for Chloe Lanier and Lexi Ainsworth in that category, neither of which… Read more »

Mo
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Mo

Is the ceremony going to be televised?

giovanna
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giovanna

Surprisingly really don’t care who wins whose nominated I can’t see it so eh what eva good luck it’s all I’m saying n thanks alot since I’m the one who is watching n supporting my soap yhe decency thing would be is to say thank u to the fans by showing it on tv

Sue M.
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Sue M.

It looks like it will not be televised on the television.

vinman
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vinman

The talk…hypes the Daytime Emmy Nominations…along with CBS….yet not shown on the ” BIG 3″…IN YEARS!

Steve
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Steve

Interesting that most of the Corinthos clan got nods except the Don himself. Not sure what CD submitted, unless it was the one episode that Michael was angry again at Sonny.

NLG should runaway with Best actress. She’s won in years when she’s practically been on the back burner. Shocked if she doesn’t win this year when she drove story.

Is there some Kelly Sullivan fan club in the TV academy that I don’t know about? Whether it was cuckoo Connie or superfluous Sage, her # of nominations through the years is puzzling.

Brian
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Brian

It will be a tough battle between Nancy Lee Grahn and Laura Wright in that category, both had an awesome 2016. Although, you can’t look past perennial Emmy favorite Heather Tom, who I think could walk on screen, drink a glass of water, walk off, and she’d get nominated for it. All previous Emmy winners in that category.

Maurice Benard not getting nominated was a terrible snub. I know Sonny is a very polarizing character, but he brought it during that Morgan’s death storyline.

Shay
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Shay

I look at it this way, Brian…Laura Wright, the person, is extremely likable. However, in her role as Carly, she is most decidedly the polar opposite….I actually loathe the character. That’s called great acting, and so it’s Laura for the Emmy win!

Celia
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Celia

Exactly, Steve. Go figure!

Doug
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Doug

Maurice was robbed from getting an emmy, Sharon case did not get nominated, she is a wonderful actress. the academy should all get fired.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Some new names among nominees, and several who are no longer with their characters or series. And some actors/roles that in days gone by would never get a serious look. Interesting! Seems odd that all four series get nominated when there are only four in the running. I almost want to make a joke that this is akin to participant medals in kids’ activities anymore. But process is always being tweaked, hopefully for the better. Some of the most deserving likely did not submit for consideration. And with awards of any kind, someone is always overlooked.

cori
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cori

The nomination list had my eyes rolling. No disrespect to the actors but some on this list barely got any good materials. Seriously, whoever selected these nominees need help. It seems like they don’t know much about soap operas.

Ravello
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Ravello

I cannot take daytime drama awards seriously, all four soaps are nominated in so many categories. Every show is automatically nominated. Even the actor awards don’t mean as much as there is much less competition compared to ten, twenty years ago.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

ITA– also the nomination for outstanding game show pretty much covers every one that is on daytime — and game show host, everyone of them got a nod except poor Drew Carey. Not enough competition except in talk shows. The prime time Emmy show has the opposite problem with cable and streaming shows now included, some very good network shows never have a chance competing with the big budget talent cable and streaming services pay out. Honestly I think there is so much imbalance in the present Emmy system both in the day and night time verison that it should… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Interesting. No leading actor from GH.
BUT I’ll cast my “vote” for Vincent Parise for Supporting Actor!

KM
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KM

He was very good but I don’t think it’s fair for short term, recurring actors to be competing against contract actors. Of course JVP got very meaty, dramatic material where he could pull out all stops because the writers don’t have to pull any punches with disposable characters. Contract actors, however, have to remain viable unless they’re doing a big exit story like Bryan Craig. What’s sad is that Frank Valentini has so gutted GH’s contract cast, ignored actual story development in favor of the big splashy plot points and hasn’t bothered with character development for new characters to the… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Excellent point, KM….everything you state is all so true!

Nikki
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Nikki

Well I guess Im going to be the first to comment. So many greats not mentioned and a few that I feel shouldn’t be mentioned. Outstanding drama BOLD & Beautiful–Lead actor Peter Bergman–Lead actress Laura Wright–Outstanding supporting actor John Aniston—Supporting actress Stacy Haiduk–Outstanding younger actress Alyvia Alyn Lind–Younger actor Pierson Fode Outstanding guest Nichelle Nichols—Digital series The Bay–Drama writing team Beautiful & Beautiful—Directing team Bold & Beautiful. Ireally hate that Heather Tom put her name in again.I’m sick of her winning and what exactly had Hunter King done. I think the writing team for Y & R could have won… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Jill should have money from working at Chancelor? They never even mention that company and who works there! I have an itch that Colin gave her a fake and he kept the money!

Nikki
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Nikki

Hey Timmm, She was working & saving her money but when she wanted to buy back the shares from Jack remember her lawyer said “you don’t have enough to buy a dress at Fenmore’s let alone shares”. So Colin spent all her money, then found the ring and sold it in order to put the money back into her account, then she was so upset about the fact that he sold the ring behind her back that she through him out saying “get the ring back”. So he bought the ring back which means she has no money again. She… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

You know, Timmmy? That did cross my mind….not that Colin gave Jill a fake, but the guy who bought the ring, originally.

Timmm
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Timmm

You corrected me with an excellent recap! Yes, we should be cleaning up the Adam mess in about a month. Chloe is set to go on the run in May! When they show pictures of Justin Hartley as Adam you just know there is no recast. But in the last couple flashbacks they only showed Conner and Hellsea! Maybe Justin will reappear in May to show everyone Adam is alive? He is on hiatus from “This is Us.”

Celia
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Celia

I think the idea putting the tracker in the toy dinosaur was genius writing, Timmmy.
See? I could get into that…it seems simple, but, what a great way to implicate Chloe.
We always assumed Adam was alive. So, I hope you’re right; whether it be Justin or someone else.

Shay
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Shay

A tracker in a play dinosaur??? That sounds absolutely Helena Cassadine-like! Would have been a perfect ploy of a toy when she was terrorizing little Jake….

Connor (AvidSoapFan)
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Connor (AvidSoapFan)

In my opinion, Outstanding Guest Performer should go to Nichelle Nichols who did an amazing short run / stint as Neil’s alcoholic mother on The Young and The Restless. Both Nichelle and Kristoff St. John did an amazing job in those scenes together, hands down! 🙂

Timmm
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Timmm

Absolutely.

lansmom45
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lansmom45

What happened to Maurice Bernard’s nomination??? . Everyone else in the story line got one and he didn’t. He rocks and he’s the glue of the show. Something wrong here!!! Finally nice to see Nancy Lee Grahn with a nom. Well overdue and she is the best actress ever! Along side w/Michelle Stanford and Maura West, wow what an acting crew!

John
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John

Both Maurice and Dominic Zamprogna who also did stellar work during Morgan’s death were robbed !!

Timmm
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Timmm

They should take Dante and Lulu, put them on the Haunted Star and sink that rusty bucket of shit!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

🙁

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

Jeffrey Vincent Parise? For what? Slicking back his hair and making every third Sabrina?

I’m puzzled by this. Other more deserving actors. No offense to JVP, but he had nothing to do.

Timmm
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Timmm

Then he comes back as that horrible brother and walks away with Sabrina’s baby!

Shay
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Shay

I’d give him an award just for that, Timmmbo!!!! It was bye-bye to Sabs and her bambino in one fell swoop!

dmr
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dmr

I agree and was surprised to see the nomination.

Chrystie_Delancey
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Chrystie_Delancey

Sah-bree-nah 🙂

Ray
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Ray

Congratulations to all of the nominees. I would have loved to have seen Rena Sofer, Kristian Alfonso and John McCook nominated.

Mo
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Mo

Rena wasn’t prenominated so she couldn’t be nominated. I was surprised not to see her get a prenom. Hopefully next year with the ep with her and Ridge in San Fran.

Nicole
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Nicole

Ready for the avalanche of “Sharon Case was robbed” (no, she wasn’t) comments …. in 3, 2, 1 …..

Mark Y
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Mark Y

That’s just mean.

Rhonda
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Rhonda

Sharon Case was ROBBED!
(I did not want to disappoint you).
But seriously, Hunter King? Nothing against the actress but Summer was barely on all last year.

Celia
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Celia

Right? They always omit Sharon…used to it. Shame. Sharon always delivers. Never falters.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

That’s happening all-over Twitter, and I cannot help but continue to roll my eyes. Sharon Case is a quality actress, but in truth, she does not give a performance that makes me scream “OMG EMMY!”.

k/kay
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k/kay

Might be because SC does not wear a sign around her neck that says oh my gosh look I am acting I am spitting I am waving my arms. No she does none of that Thank God she is still pulling story and the only reason I still give two shits for this show and if SB gets the Emmy he owes it to being paired with her!!!!

Susan Miller
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Susan Miller

I’m excited that Laura wright n Gina tognoni were nominated but as far as the men go what the heck ? Where is Maurice Bernard Billy Miller on gh Joshua morrow Christian let blanc on y&r ? Lastly Cam’ryn grimes should have been nominated for supporting actress r younger actress Oh n Alyvia Alyn Lind needs to win this one !!! Love her! !! Come on Laura for leading actress n Peter Bergman for leading actor ! Oh n outstanding daytime drama series : Y&R GH

Timmm
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Timmm

Billy phones all his scenes in! Josh is boring! Cam should have been niminated. She is great! Please dont put her with that suck ass Devon!

Jay Trotter
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Jay Trotter

Congrats to all the nominees! GH has a great chance of walking away with the most acting awards for the third straight year! Good luck! OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES…. Nobody! Maurice Benard was snubbed once again! Unbeleivable! GH had won in this category the previous two years with Tony Geary and Tyler Christopher. No three in a row in 2017. Maurice was hoping for his second win and eighth nomination. OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES… YES!!! Laura Wright and Nancy Lee Grahn were two of the five nominees. The two best actresses and most riveting… Read more »

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

What the hell? No Maurice Benard in the lead actor category? No men from GH at all? Really? REALLY? The Emmys always find a way to piss me off every year about something but I think this is the first time they’ve managed to do it before they’ve even aired!!!

Dan
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Dan

I felt the same way. There have been some years where I was “meh” on whether Maurice would get nominated or not, but after the great work he did in the Mogan’s death storyline, I thought he would be a slam dunk this year. When I saw the list and his name wasn’t on it, I was like WTF! Especially when I see some of the names that did get nominated. Absolute joke.

Mo
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Mo

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES The Bold and the Beautiful OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES Peter Bergman – The Young and the Restless or Billy Flynn – Days of our Lives OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES Heather Tom – The Bold and the Beautiful or Jess Walton – The Young and the Restless OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES John Aniston –Days of our Lives OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES Kate Mansi –Days of our Lives OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES Alyvia Alyn Lind –The Young and the Restless OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR IN… Read more »

Cat
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Cat

Yes even though I think Gina will get lead actress

dmr
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dmr

I am rooting for Nancy Lee Grahn for outstanding lead actress. I think her portrayal as Alexis, breaking down, and becoming an alcoholic was amazing. Alcoholism is a real disease that many of us can relate to in some way, I think. Kate Mansi also did an amazing job during Abigail’s breakdown on Days of Our Lives. Billy Flynn, was absolutely incredible on Days of our Lives, as well. Was (or has) Hunter King even been on-air in order to gain a nomination?-not in any memorable storyline that I can recall. I’ve never been a fan of Bryan Craig. I… Read more »

Mo
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Mo

Hunter/Summer did have a lot of story with her romance with Luca and working at Newman. She hasn’t been on lately because of her other show.

Nikki
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Nikki

Hunter King/Summer Newman would throw her name into the opening of a pizza parlor.She was married to the guy that went to jail but it wasn’t an exciting story at all. None of her story’s have been especially good.

Celia
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Celia

I second everything you said, dmr. Billy Flynn, Nancy Grahn, kate Mansi and Chloe Lanier—-fantastique!!

Chrystie_Delancey
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Chrystie_Delancey

Billy Flynn for the WIN!!!

It is his year. He had the best material last year. 🙂

Cat
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Cat

Yes he did

Chrystie_Delancey
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Chrystie_Delancey

🙂

Timmm
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Timmm

Outstanding Dram series: GH should win, Y&R is rebooting but I truly think B&B will win and I wouldnt have a problem with that! Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category: Nancy Lee Grahn, hands down! Why was Gina Tognoni even nominated? She sucked yesterday, today and will suck tomorrow! Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category: Peter Bergman, hands down! Why was Kristoff nominated? I like him but he didnt do anything significant to get the nom? Maurice Bernard deserved the nom over Kristoff. Outstanding Supporting Lead Actress in a Drama Series category: Finola Hughes, hands down!… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Upon Finola Hughes we can heartily agree, Timmmbo! As the always classy and elegant Anna, she is a winner every year in my book, although I do think a Lead Actress nomination wouldn’t have gone amiss for this GH treasure. However, given her absence in that category, I have to root for Laura Wright’s highly- convincing Carly….yes, she is an awful, annoying character who drives a lot of us to abject distraction and disgust with her headstrong ways—not to mention, abiding love for Sonny, but that’s also exactly what makes her portrayer a strong and deserving contender for the Emmy.… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

And thats the nail on the head concerning Laura. She plays Carly perfectly but outside the character, she is a very nice, compassionate human.

SS
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SS

SOOOOOO glad Maurice didn’t get nominated. Sonny is killing GH. UGH! My only fear is they’ll ramp up the Sonny crap in hopes of getting him a nomination next year. GROSS.

k/kay
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k/kay

I would have liked to have seen John McCook be on this final nominees and taken the gold thirty years on this soap and did some fine work this last year. Sorry but so bored with the same names !

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Ok, for lead actor I say Peter Bergman or Billy Flynn. Lead actress it’s a toss up between Laura Wright or Nancy Grahn. Supporting actor, I say Steve Burton and supporting actress, Finola Hughes. The woman has had a phenomenal year! Younger Actress my pick is Chloe – Lanier and Younger actor, ya know it’s Bryan Craig.

Cat
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Cat

Best drama will go to either b&b or days…Lead actor Peter Bergman or Billy Flynn…Lead actress Gina Tognoni (Phyllis blasted Victor in court and her affair with Billy was worth watching… Supporting actor either John Aniston or Steve Burton…. Supporting actress Kate mansi…Younger actor Pierson fode…Younger actress reign Edwards (Nicole caught zende and Sasha together) (omg r u people full or something)… Writing b&b …directing b&b trust me I will be right I watched all four shows last year

rose
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rose

The outstandings I liked this year were: Nancy Lee Grahn…what a departure from our regular Alexis as she went down her dark rabbit hole compared to Laura Wright’s (great actress) same-old Carly. Next year for Jess. Not overwhelmed by the lead actor category, so I’ll give it to Scott Clifton this time for at least breaking his usual Liam mold in the story between him and Quinn/Rena which I found weird but charming. I always like Finola, but wouldn’t be disappointed of Stacy Haiduk got it for never-know-who- is-going-to- show-up Patty on Y&R. Or even Kelly in playing the unforgivingly,… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Impressive post, Rose. Especially, your take on Alexis….I like how this character emerged from, what seemed to me ( only my opinion), the Julian spell. I like this brand new Alexis. Nancy Grahn captured every nuance inherent to the classic ‘closeted’ alcoholic. She simply blew me away. I never took to Morgan….to the end, LOL. But, although, the character came across as a spoiled, rich kid, he truly did a great job. Stacy (Patty) was phenominal. Sadly, many of us tend to forget how well-developed the character was….Stacy made Patty her own; very believable. And, yes, I wish Nichelle Nichols… Read more »

rose
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rose

Celia…Who would you have traded? One was more personal, for me, but earned. Liam/Scott a little off the grid. But i did find outstanding drama a little tricky. One seemed no better than the other, and each had a moment…maybe because there was so much transition with writers, actors and stories. Then outstanding supporting actor. I don’t watch Days, so as for Chad, maybe next year…he does seem to be maturing a an actor, but he’s not ready yet. Plus it would help if writers gave him better stories to work with than all his “girlfriends” not working out and… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Then again, CeeCee, what always roils me is when a character is awarded a contrived soap-staple of a story along the lines of disease of the month club, mental breakdowns, twinning or dual-identities, alcohol or drug addition, politically-correct subjects, etc. for the highly-transparent reason of garnering an Emmy nomination….it’s become so cliche’ that I refuse to even buy into the practice anymore. As far as I’m concerned, it’s not the scenery-chewers or barnburners that deserve recognition, but those exquisite few performers who can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary by the sheer weight of their talent….as specifically relating to soaps,… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Rose, I have a few in mind whom I would have traded. But, I’ll settle for one, at this point: Hayley Erin for Hunter King. Erin ‘grew’ in the short time as Kiki. She gave the character a few, very explorable dimensions. To me, that’s very important ….showing progress. I cannot say the same for King. As an example, I present to you, Billy Flynn. I realize you do not watch Days; but, as a ‘new’, relatively young actor, he slid right into the role of Chad DiMera as if he had played him for years. If anything, he… Read more »

rose
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rose

Agree…Hayley Erin is another good pick.

Cat
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Cat

OMG GH can’t win every award. I think y&r will be the nights biggest winner on 4/30. Sully’s paternity was the best. I think Bryan Craig might win if Pierson fode doesn’t or directing for the car bomb going off at Morgan’s expense but Nancy, Laura, and Chloe are not going to win. Morgan’s death was greatly written but in all honesty it’s not going to win best drama. I see the other three with a fighting chance though especially y&r & b&b.

Darnell
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Darnell

Why wasn’t Maurice Bernard nominated for GH lead? This is crazy!!!! What about William DeVry for supporting actor???

Darnell
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Darnell

Maurice Bernard of GH not nominated?? After his brilliant performance grieving his sons death? Come on people. Didn’t William DeVry performance this past year warrant a nomination for supporting actor?

rose
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rose

Downton Abbey…nice timeout. Had a hard time sleeping last night so was delighted when I could tune into the Downton Abbey marathon on my local PBS station anytime throughout the night, through the next day morning hours. I know it’s not your traditional daytime soap, but soap it is. Even though it is based on a “real,” reality timeline. Right now I’m at blackmail, child out of wedlock, older relationships….”full marriage” or warm relationship, power struggles, back stabbing, etc., and always love, family and loyalty. With all it’s great axtors. I have seen comments on MF about how we separate… Read more »

jaybird369
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jaybird369

A few thoughts here…

1. Scott Clifton…W-H-Y?!?!? And for what…for playing a whiny, moronic and lovesick CHEESEHEAD?!?!? N-O!!!!!
2. Steve Burton…for playing a clueless and dimwitted “SUPER-COP”?!?!? Again…N-O!!!!!
3. Most of all, why is that Hunter King chick EVEN NOMINATED this year?!?!? She’s not even on Y&R anymore!!!!! ULTIMATE N-O!!!!!

Later.

Sandy J.
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Sandy J.

Whoever the people were who voted for pre-nominee Peter Bergman obviously didn’t see his one-size-fits-all facial expression, which was bite the lower lip. Every scene Peter was in where he was to show frustration, anger, annoyance, hatred: all I saw was that one and only expression. Normally I love Peter Bergman, but he’s spoiled my enthusiasm for his performances. I’d rather see Kristoff win this time around; he has better range. Michael Fairman, have you heard whether this year’s awards show will be televised? I do agree with the others who say one of the 3 networks which air the… Read more »

Cat
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Cat

Now that I know what reels most of the acting nominees picked I can kinda predict the winners. For lead actor- it’s Billy Flynn; lead actress- it’s down to Gina Tognoni or Nancy Lee grahn; supporting actor-steve Burton hands down; supporting actress- Kate Mansi no doubt about that; younger actor-steve Bryan Craig or James lastovic ( his reel is on point omg lots of range); younger actress-reign Edwards or Hunter king ( despite what you all may think she’s won twice before. A third win should not surprise you. She picked her break up with Luca and the jail scenes… Read more »

Moviegal
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Moviegal

Hey Michael! Waiting for the Emmy reels!

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DAYS Head Scribe, Ron Carlivati, Shares On Marlena’s Possession 2.0: “We Decided John Needs To Get On To This Sooner Than He Did In The Original, Because That’s What The Audience Would Expect”

As viewers of NBC’s Days of our Lives are watching the revisiting of the classic possession storyline revisited with its 2021 version 2.0, the stage is being set for plenty of devilish drama, now that good doc, Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) is once again in the grips of evil.

We have already seen her with yellow eyes, conjuring up some demonic plans, and of course, the devil trying to pull the wool over the eyes of Marlena’s husband, John Black (Drake Hogestyn).

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Back in the 1994/95 version of this storyline, Father John emerged and exorcised the demon from Marlena, so he knows a thing or two about being possessed, and the horrors it caused to Marlena, and the town of Salem 25 years ago, and as we have seen John is very, very concerned about all this talk of Marlena being possessed by the devil from the script that Johnny (Carson Boatman)  is set to make into a film on Sami’s life story.

Current Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati, spoke with Soap Opera Digest in their latest issue on newsstands now, about his plans and the creation of the 2021 possession storyline. Ron revealed that John is not going to be in the dark for long, sharing: “John has been through this, so the devil isn’t going to be able to pull the wool over his eyes the way he did the first time.”

Carlivati also added: “Even though all soap opera stories, I would argue, depend on some characters being a little bit dumb, in this case, we decided John needs to get on to this sooner than he did in the original because that’s what they audience would expect.  Look for the story to move along at a pretty good clip. We are not rushing, anything by any means – we are having so much fun with the story, but it was important to us that John not look stupid here so he starts to suspect something is wrong with her pretty soon.”

So, are you glad that John will not be completely dumped? Will Father John return to save the day? Are you enjoying the story thus far? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

Then, check out our recent interview with Ron all about the creation of DAYS limited-series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem still streaming on Peacock.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Marlena Becomes Possessed … Again!

On Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, the devil had his way with his favorite person, Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall)! In story, leave it to Marlena to save Doug (Bill Hayes) by giving herself up to Satan!

As Doug revealed himself to be Satan while in a therapy session with Marlena in her office, a shook Marlena tries to comprehend what is happening! When the devil says if Marlena won’t accept him in, she will punish Doug, he does just that.

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Poor Doug is left writhing in pain and on the floor, crying out for help! When we come back to the scene Marlena is not exactly right near his body, but sort of overlooking what is happening. Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) rushes into Marlena’s office to find Doug as Marlena stares blankly. Eventually, she calls for help.

After Doug is put in a hospital room and is monitored, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Tripp (Lucas Adams) can’t find anything wrong with him. Meanwhile, Julie finds Marlena at the nurses station and asks what happened with Doug during their therapy session.  Marlena flashes back to what led to Doug writing on the floor, and clearly something is way off with Marlena, because she has now become possessed.

Later, Julie sits by Doug’s hospital bed as he opens his eyes, as he tells his beloved wife, “He left me and went in to her.”  A confused Julie is left to ponder what on earth Doug could be talking about.

When Marlena comes home to John (Drake Hogestyn) – who is already concerned with Johnny (Carson Boatman) being set on making a movie of Sami’s life story which includes points on Marlena’s original possession – she tells him Doug collapsed in her office. When the two hug, Marlena slowly opens her eyes  revealing that they are glowing yellow.  Yup! We are off to the races. Marlena is now once again possessed.

So, what did you think about the scenes between Deidre Hall and Bill Hayes? Are you enjoying the revisiting of the infamous ‘possession’ storyline thus far? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Kicks-Off Possession Storyline Revisted with ‘Doug’ Twist Cliffhanger, Followed by Fall Preview

Did the ‘Devil’ make them do it? Doug Williams  (Bill Hayes) is Satan? In what can only be described as major surprise twist on NBC’s Days of our Lives, for weeks, fans have thought they were about to embark on another dementia or Alzheimer’s storyline on the soaps with another beloved character.

However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

However, and this is key, John tells Marlena that moment in time also left her alone and vulnerable to the darkest time in her life – alluding to when she became possessed by the devil – and Marlena was clearly having difficulty admitting that or going down that road of remembrance, when the phone call from Kayla saved her from digging deeper into the past.  Well now, John and Marlena may never have that conversation as she is primed to once again become possessed.

Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

Plus, make sure to cast your vote in ‘Michael’s Poll’ of the week on the revisiting of this classic tale now in 2021 below the preview.

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