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48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards: Lifestyle Programming Nominations Announced Featuring Digital Drama Performers

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Nominations were revealed this morning for the upcoming 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Lifestyle Programming – that award ceremony will be streamed on the Emmy OTT platform on July 18th beginning at 8 p.m. EST.

In the announcement from NATAS on Monday, some categories will be presented on the live-stream, while others will be revealed via social media.

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Categories to be presented include many of your favorite soap stars and notables in the categories from digital dramas now dubbed “Daytime Fiction”.  Many cast members from Studio City and The Bay were included in the nominations.


Sarah Joy Brown, Studio City

Midori Francis, Dash &  Lily

Jade Harlow, The Bay

Sharon Lawrence, as The Gaze

Karrueche Tran, The Bay


Kristos Andrews,The Bay

Gjis Blom, The Letter for the King                                                                                              N

Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, A House Divided

Sean Kanan, Studio City

Mark Christopher Lawrence, $tack$


Carolyn Hennesy, Studio City

Alicia Leigh-Willis, The Bay

Jodi Long, Dash & Lily

Tiffani Thiessen, Alexa & Katie

Jacklyn Zeman, The Bay


Neil Crone, Endlings

Cheyenne Jackson, Julie and the Phantoms

Mike Manning, The Bay

Eric Nelsen, The Bay

Tristan Rogers, Studio City


Wanda Sykes, Noah’s Arc

Anna Maria Horsford, Studio City

Ronn Moss, as Ronn Moss

A Martinez, The Bay

Andy Serkis, The Letter for the King

Randy Wayne, The Bay

To view the full list of nominations click here.

Categories to be presented during this live-stream ceremony are:

Outstanding Daytime Fiction Program
Outstanding Young Adult Series
Outstanding Culinary Series
Outstanding Lifestyle Series
Outstanding Travel, Adventure and Nature Program
Outstanding Instructional and How-To Program
Outstanding Arts and Popular Culture Program
Outstanding Entertainment Program in Spanish
Outstanding Short Form Daytime Non-Fiction Program
Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Daytime Fiction Program
Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Daytime Fiction Program
Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Daytime Fiction Program
Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Daytime Fiction Program
Outstanding Younger Performer in a Daytime Fiction Program
Outstanding Guest Performer in a Daytime Fiction Program
Outstanding Daytime Talent in a Spanish Language Program
Outstanding Daytime Program Host
Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Fiction Program
Outstanding Directing Team for a Daytime Fiction Program
Outstanding Directing Team for a Single Camera Daytime Non-Fiction Program
Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Non-Fiction Series
Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Non-Fiction Special
Outstanding Directing Team for a Multiple Camera Daytime Non-Fiction Program
Outstanding Cinematography
Outstanding Single Camera Editing
Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing
Outstanding Sound Mixing and Editing
Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design for a Live-Action Daytime Program
Outstanding Special Effects Costumes, Makeup and Hairstyling
So, what do you think about who scored a nomination from your favorite digital dramas featuring daytime drama notables? Comment below.

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I really wish The Bay would come back on. I never thought I’d ever say that Karouche Tran deserved an award….. but SHE DOES!
Seriously, The Bay was super addicting. Sometimes when I’m watching Kayla and Jack on Days, I wish they would bust into their other characters! Especially Matthew Ashford.
Congratulations on all the Noms for that great digital show!

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Super thrilled to see Mike Manning’s name on the list for The Bay!!!! He really ought to have been nominated for portraying Charlie Dale on Days Of Our Lives as well – maybe next year for the powerful rape scenes and his death scenes… Lots of GH, B&B and Days stars nominated. 10 acting nominations for The Bay and 6 for Studio City. I loved Eric Nelsen on the All My Children reboot – wish one of the four broadcast soaps would hire him! I suspect that Tristan Rogers will repeat his win for Studio City again this year but… Read more »

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As the World Turns and Guiding Light Favorite, Lisa Brown, Passes Away at 67

In just more heartbreaking news in the soap world in 2021, we have lost another beloved performer.  Lisa Brown, who was so noteworthy for her spunky and emotional turns as Guiding Light’s Nola Reardon from 1980-1985, and later as Iva Snyder on As the World Turns from 1986-1994, has died.

Brown passed away this week on November 24th at the age of 67 following a brief illness.  The news came via the As the World Turns Facebook Fan Group and Soap Opera Digest.

This comes just two months later following the death of her former on-screen love interest Michael Tylo (Ex-Quinton, Guiding Light), who passed away in late September.

Those that followed Lisa’s career know she also starred in the Broadway Musical 42nd Street, while still playing Nola each and every day on Guiding Light.

She is survived by her children: James “Buddy” Nielsen, and daughter Victoria from her first husband Tom Nielsen (Ex-Floyd, GL) in addition to her two grandchildren, Penelope Ruiz-Nielsen and Brayden Hopf, and her second husband Brian Neary.


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Brown’s on-screen ATWT daughter, Martha Byrne  (Ex-Lily) simply tweeted, “My heart is broken.”

Share your condolences to Lisa’s family, and let us know of your remembrances of this wonderful actress who gave us so many memorable moments throughout her career via the comment section below. But first, watch Lisa in some of her classic scenes from ATWT and GL.

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Steve Burton Confirms His Exit From General Hospital

Steve Burton has spoken and after so much speculation, the two-time Daytime Emmy-winning star has confirmed he is out as General Hospital’s Jason Morgan.

In his post on his Instagram account on Tuesday, Steve shared that he was let go by the ABC daytime drama series due to their vaccine mandate and that even though he applied for medical and religious exemptions those were denied.  Thus, he has to exit his role.

In story, viewers saw on Monday, that Jason is MIA from being under the rubble of the cave that collapsed in Jason’s attempt to apprehend Peter August (Wes Ramsey).

In his post, Burton shared the following: “I know there has been a lot of rumors and speculations about me and General Hospital and I wanted you to hear it from me, personally. Unfortunately, General Hospital has let me go because of the vaccine mandate. I did apply for my medical and religious exemptions and both of those were denied, which, you know, hurts, but, this is also about personal freedom to me. I don’t think anyone should lose their livelihood over this. But with that being said, you know me. I’ll always be grateful for my time at General Hospital I love it there. I grew up there. I grew up with some of you, so I will always be grateful and I believe when one door closes multiple doors open. That’s always been my perspective, so I am excited to see what the future brings. ”

Steve went on to say, “Maybe one day when these mandates are lifted, I can return and finish my career as Jason Morgan. That would be an honor, and if not, I am going to take this amazing experience, move forward and be forever grateful. I have got to say, that I am forever grateful for your love and your support over the years. It means so much to me. Thank you. I don’t know when my last airdate is. It may have aired or it might be tomorrow or the next day. I am not sure. I want you guys to have an awesome Thanksgiving. I know it is hard, maybe, in this type of situation to be thankful or grateful, but we have so many things to be thankful about. Being grateful really is the key. Love you guys.”

The popular actor began his run as GH’s Jason Quartermaine back in 1991. Later in 1995, after a car accident he had a major personality shift and became Jason Morgan. Burton went to Y&R to play Dylan McAvoy for a four-year stint from 2013-2017, before heading back to his home at GH.

A source close to the show told Deadline that Burton’s last tape date was October 27th.

You can watch Steve’s video announcement below on his GH departure.

So, how do you feel about Steve being let go from GH? Do you hope Steve can return at some point? Share your thoughts via the comment section below,


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Alison Sweeney Joins Cast of Peacock’s ‘Days of our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas’

After returning on-air this past Friday as Sami, Alison Sweeney will also be appearing in the upcoming DAYS holiday film, Days of our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas.  PEOPLE broke the casting news.

The Peacock streamer will bow on December 16th.  In it, the story will follow Sami’s son, Will Horton (Chandler Massey), as he works to finish writing a screenplay before his Christmas Eve deadline.  Will’s pic is inspired by his own friends and family. However, as only DAYS can do, this story will have many twists and turns.

There is no intel on just what Sami will be up to during the Christmas special.  However, currently on the daytime version of the long-running NBC soap, viewers found will learn what caused Sami’s disappearance months ago… she was kidnapped.

So, glad Alison is on board for the upcoming DAYS holiday film? Comment below.

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