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48th Annual Daytime Emmy Nominations to be on Unveiled Tuesday

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Daytime fans mark your calendars for this Tuesday, May 25th.  That is the date that you will find out if your favorites made it through the voting process and will be vying for gold in the upcoming 48th annual Daytime Emmys that will be held once again virtually on June 25th on CBS and streaming live and on-demand on Paramount +.

Ahead of nominations day, Adam Sharp the CEO of NATAS (National Television of Arts and Sciences), spoke to EW.com to provide some clarification on the voting process that ultimately choose the nominees in categories.

According to the article, “Daytime nominees are selected by panels that range in size from 10 to 50 or more industry veterans.”  The difference between the Primetime Emmys and the Daytime Emmys is that panel members are required to watch every submission in their category, while in the Primetime Emmys, members of ATAS, select nominees without having to review their work.

Sharp shares: “(Panelists) don’t rank. They score each entry on its individual merit. We think that, combined with the general anonymity of these panels, is why you don’t see public campaigning. Some have criticized it. There are those who advocate for a wide community vote. But we think a jury of peers delivers a result that really helps elevate those voices.”

Now, of note for those fans who may be wondering, there is not a second round of voting.  So, when the nominations are revealed next week, the accountants already know the winners which will be revealed on the CBS broadcast next month.

In addition, Sharp said of changes made to the process and who ultimately scores a nomination in their respective categories: “We’ve established standards that generate fewer ties, fewer irregularities, more consistent data. We’ve established standards for a minimum viability for a nomination. Under our old system, if you were one of the top five scorers, you were nominated even if you had a really low score. Under the new model, you won’t be nominated if you have a low score. So, you will see that some of the categories will have fewer nominees than before.”

So, how will this all play out? Will your favorites make the cut? Who are you rooting for to score a nomination after their hard work in the 2020 season? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Cait Fairbanks (Tessa y&r) ❤️

Completely worthless. You cannot compare one actor to another unless they’re playing the same scene and you are scoring on tangible things. All of the awards shows are nothing but one big popularity contest. A complete soul suck, an ego wallow and a waste of time and money. Did anybody learn this year through the Oscars rock bottom ratings that nobody cares about them anymore?

“Nobody cares about them anymore”? You can only speak for yourself here. I did not give you permission to speak for me.

I am rooting for Y&R.

I’m be watching the show and I am going to root for General Hospital and the young and the restless is a favorite

I’m hoping that Adam Newman and Sharon will win

I agree that Sharon should win but I’m not sure about Adam winning.

Sharon was sadly not nominated ): She better be nominated for the work she has done in 2021! I don’t know why they don’t nominate her year after year… (the nominees are Melissa Clare Egan, Genie Francis, Nancy Lee Grahn, Finola Hughes, and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood)

Days of Our Lives for a sweep!

Here’s my one thought. Matthew Atkinson (Thomas; B&B) should be among the nominee’s. If not, he’ll have been robbed. He killed it in that mannequin storyline late last year.

As for Drama Series, I think GH is going to win based on what I’ve read and the little I’ve seen. Mike’s death from Alzheimers and the bombing of the Floating Rib should also help. As for B&B and Y&R, they’ll get some of the technical awards and maybe some acting nods but for drama series, neither deserve it.

From Y&R, I’m rooting for Sharon Case and Mark Grossman. On GH, probably Maura West and Genie Francis as lead, with Willow and Sasha as younger or supporting actresses. Other than Cyrus, I can’t think of any men who impressed me this year. On BB, Matthew Atkinson would seem like a lock, but you never know.

They have already announced the Best Lead Actress nominees: Melissa Claire Egan, Y&R; Genie Francis, Nancy Lee Grahn and Finola Hughes, GH; and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, B&B – not sure why they revealed that one category the day before but it’s on the Entertainment Tonight website, which is what I was told by a NATAS representative was going to be the main source for the announcements. I am really happy with the GH nominees – I do wish Maura West was on there though, and Sharon Case keeps on getting snubbed year after year. But all and all those 5 nominees are very strong! Torn between Genie and Nancy, they both deserve to win!

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‘General Hospital’ Favorite Johnny Wactor Dead at 37

Former General Hospital cast member, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin), has died. Wactor’s mother, Scarlett confirmed to TMZ, that her son passed away early Saturday morning on May 25th. He was 37-years-old.

The details surrounding Johnny’s death are harrowing. He was reportedly shot and killed in downtown Los Angeles after three unidentified suspects were allegedly seen trying to steal a catalytic converter from his car,” shared Scarlett. She was also told Johnny didn’t try to fight or stop them. However, the men shot him anyway before taking off and fleeing the scene of the crime.

According to police reports, the paramedics rushed to the scene just after 3 AM PT, but Wactor died on his way to the hospital. At this time, police have not shared the description of the three suspects, but Johnny’s mother, is hoping they will be found soon.

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Wactor made his GH debut in 2020 as Brando and was the son of Gladys Corbin (Bonnie Burroughs). Brando fell in love with Sasha Gilmore ( got married and then the couple lost their premature son, Liam, which tore them both apart. In 2022, Brando was killed by the serial killer, The Hook, which turned to be Heather Webber (Alley Mills).

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One of Johnny’s first acting credits was in 2007 on Lifetime’s Army Wives. He later starred as Johnny in NBC’s Siberia, a supernatural drama filmed in the reality competition series vein. He also had several dramatic guest-starring roles in series such as: Criminal Minds, NCIS, Station 19 and more. As well, on the film side, Wactor had a featured role in 2016’s USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, a World War II drama starring Nicolas Cage and Tom Sizemore. More recently (in 2024), he starred as Marcus in Dead Talk Tales: Volume I.  Wactor was also seen in several national commercials.

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Johnny is survived by his mother and younger brothers, Grant and Lance.

Share your thoughts and condolences for Johnny’s family, and please share your heartfelt remembrances of Johnny, who tragically is now gone too soon, via the comment section below.  Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this developing story.

 

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‘Entertainment Tonight’s’ Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner Back as Hosts for 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

CBS and The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced on Thursday that Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner are set to return as hosts for the upcoming 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, airing live on Friday, June 7 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+*.

This marks the third Daytime Emmys in a row that the ‘ET’ combo has hosted the festivities, having done son in 2022 and 2023.

In addition, Frazier and Turner are also nominated this year for Daytime Emmys in the Outstanding Daytime Personality- Daily category. That is in addition to ‘ET’ being in the running for Outstanding Entertainment News series.

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Frazier has been co-host with Entertainment Tonight since September 2014. Previously, he was co-host and managing editor of The Insider and a correspondent and weekend host of ‘ET.’

As for Turner she has been the co-host of ‘ET’ since 2021. Nischelle first joined the entertainment news program as a correspondent back in 2014. Turner is an award-winning journalist with ‘ET’, and often lends her voice to entertainment and political news shows, along with joining their coverage on the Grammys, Golden Globes and Oscars. She was previously was an entertainment contributor for CNN.

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This year marks the 18th time CBS has broadcast the Daytime Emmy Awards, more than any other network. The show will broadcast live from the Westin Bonaventure in downtown Los Angeles.

So, what do you think about Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner returning as the hosts of the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards? Comment below.

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Patrick Mulcahey OUT as General Hospital Co-Head Writer

After various reports surfaced, it has been confirmed that Patrick Mulcahey is out as the co-head writer of General Hospital. This is after a very short tenure of under five months.

Mulcahey was named to the position back in January of 2024 along with longtime GH writer Elizabeth Korte. They replaced the team of Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor, who had been the head scribes of the long-running ABC daytime drama since 2019.

A source informed Soap Opera Digest that stories created by the co-head writing team of  Mulcahey/Korte team will air through mid-summer. However they added “There will be more news to share at a later date as to the composition of the new writing team.”

In addition, eagle-eyed soap fans have seen that in recent episodes former co-head writer, Chris Van Etten has been credited, as he is reportedly a breakdown writer with the show.

Soap Opera Network is reporting that Korte has assumed the head writing duties solely on her own at the moment, while Buzz blog initially reported Mulcahey’s exit.

We will have more on the GH writing team evolution in the days ahead.

What do you think about the writing team changes at GH thus far? Comment below.

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