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48th Annual Daytime Emmys: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominations Announced!

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The nominations for this year’s 48th annual Daytime Emmys kicked-off early when on Monday night, Entertainment Tonight previewed the upcoming full announcement by revealing one of the most coveted and competitive categories … Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

Vying for gold will be: Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R), Genie Francis (Laura, GH), Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH), Finola Hughes (Anna, GH) and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy, B&B).

The Daytime Emmy Awards will be held virtually again this year on CBS on Friday night, June 25th.

In addition, ET also announced the nominees for the Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host and they are:  Drew Barrymore, The Drew Barrymore Show Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show Sean Evans, Hot Ones | First We Feast, Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager, Today Show with Hoda and Jenna, Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest LIVE with Kelly and Ryan.

Come back tomorrow right here at Michael Fairman TV.com for the full list of nominations beginning at 9amPST/Noon EST.

Now share your thoughts and who you will be rooting for in the Lead Actress category via the comment section below.

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WOW! What a category. I have to go with Genie Francis. Her scenes in response to LuLu’s coma was the best acting by a male or female soap actor this past season. Nancy Lee Grahn is a VERY close second…

richard w griffin
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richard w griffin

I agree! These two are a tie for me, I am really torn! They are both truly deserving and I would be happy either way!!!

Rachel Heimann
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Rachel Heimann

Was awesome performance I cried with her and donta !! I loved it

Jeremy
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Jeremy

The Emmy will go to Genie Francis – GENERAL HOSPITAL!
Top-notch acting in all her scenes with all her acting partners… this past year.
It’s hers for the WIN. And, no Anthony Geary required. lol

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richard w griffin

It’s crazy that Genie only has 4 nominations! This is only her 2nd Lead Actress nomination – her first was way back in 1997! She won for GH for 2006, and her only other nomination was for Y&R for 2011. It would be wonderful if she were to win this year! But I am also rooting for Nancy Lee Grahn!

Echo
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Echo

…Ms. Francis should have won in 2012 as Cane’s mother Genevieve on Young and Restless.

Rachel Heimann
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Rachel Heimann

Iv watched her as Laura since 1981 she is a wonderful actress ❤️

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

“And, no Anthony Geary required.” Jeremy for the win!

Jeremy
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Jeremy

@Jamesj75 – Thanks for finding humour in my little joke there. Genie Francis is a Queen of Daytime in her own right. And, she is being recognised for it… it’s a long time coming.

anne
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anne

My mother says the Emmy belongs to Genie Francis.

Patrick
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Patrick

Completely, AGREE !!!! Ms. Francis red carpets , with ALL due respect. I AM completely, gobsmacked that NOT ONE @DAYS of OUR Lives got a nomination. STUNNING PORTRAITS this past year. Most notably, Linsey Godfrey AND Stacey Haiduk… ( the return of Rachel ) Bar none- Genie Francis , just got pegged up that much more… none of the other nominees even got mention, or standout. Laura has been carrying a lot of Port charles… so why not. WOW

STUPEFIED … what ?

Kevin
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Kevin

It was literally the worst year EVER for DAYS OF OUR LIVES in terms of acting and writing. The cast from those Progressive Insurance commercials featured more compelling drama than DAYS.

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Dan

I’m beyond thrilled for Genie Francis, one of the all-time soap icons! The first time she’s been nominated for GH in 14 years, when she won for Best Supporting Actress. They don’t always write well for her, but they gave her some juicy material with Lulu going into the coma, and she knocked it out of the park, as she always does when they give her the material. What a great story her winning would be after the disgraceful way the show treated her a couple of years ago. Nancy is always good, but Finola would be my second choice… Read more »

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Michael Teale

I have to agree with those below on the lead actress category. Genie Francis will get this one IMO.

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I am torn between Genie Francis and Nancy Lee Grahn for the win!!! Genie had such memorable scenes when Nikolas came back from the dead (her confrontation scene was amazing!), Lulu’s being injured by the bombing, and learning that Cyrus and Martin were her half-brothers. Nancy had such memorable scenes surrounding the deaths of her new boyfriend and Julian, her alcoholism, and her relationships with her daughters. Finola had the Anna/Alex scenes, the evolving Peter drama, and her relationship with Finn. I really want a GH actress to win, a snap of the 4 years in a row of CBS… Read more »

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Virginia McLendon

Chelsea or Stephanie!!!!!

Echo
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Echo

I think Chelsea will win next year for her now infamous meltdown/confession to Michael Baldwin and the psychiatrist for Rey’s poisoning.

Iakavos
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Iakavos

I am more than thrilled to see Genie Francis on this list. She never fails to deliver. I am disappointed not to see Sharon Case’s name on the roster this year.

Mimi
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Mimi

Sharon Case hasn’t received an Emmy nomination in 17 years. I think it’s safe to say she has fallen out of favor with the Emmy panel.

Francaisa Bergeron
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Francaisa Bergeron

Melissa Claire Egan!! (Chelsey)

Carrie
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Carrie

I cried like a baby during some of the “Laura scenes” when Lulu was in the hospital. Especially when Laura saw Tracy, ran to hug her and wept. I’m delighted 3 GH ladies are nominated but I would love to see Genie win.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Genie Francis…DEFINITELY!!!!! As for the other 4…nope.

paul drebitko
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paul drebitko

Chelsea, Melissa Claire Egan, was fantastic in her portrayal as the paralyszed poisoner.

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Mike Richards Out as EP of ‘Jeopardy!’ and ‘Wheel of Fortune’

What has become of the beloved game show treasure Jeopardy!, since the death of its iconic Alex Trebek, will surely at some point be made into a movie with backstage drama galore and breaking headlines news all along the way.

Now comes an official statement from Sony Pictures Television that they have now let-go of Mike Richards from his duties as executive producer of both Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune.

This comes after Richards controversial choice as the new syndicated host amid allegations, lawsuits and what seemed to be the final straw, The Ringer’s report and findings of insensitive and sexist comments made by Richards on The Randumb Show, a podcast he hosted in 2013 and 2014.

Suzanne Prete, EVP, Business and Strategy, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!, sent out an internal note to the staff on both shows this morning. The content included that Richards would depart his EP roles effective immediately and Embassy Row’s Michael Davies stepping in to do the job on an interim basis.

According to Deadline, the note read as follows:

Dear Team,

I’m writing to let you know that Mike will no longer be serving as EP of Wheel and Jeopardy! effective immediately.  We had hoped that when Mike stepped down from the host position at Jeopardy! it would have minimized the disruption and internal difficulties we have all experienced these last few weeks. That clearly has not happened.  Michael Davies from Embassy Row has agreed to help with production on an interim basis until further notice. Michael and I will work together with all of you in the weeks ahead to ensure that production remains on schedule and we do not miss a beat as we head into the new season.

I know this has been a challenging time for the entire team, and I want to thank you all for your cooperation and professionalism over these last few weeks. As Ravi mentioned last week, I will be more involved in the day-to-day on our shows moving forward and I am looking forward to working closely with all of you.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything. 

So, what do you think of all the twists and turns that have now led to Richards ousting as host and his EP duties on two game show? Comment below.

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‘Dynasty’ and ‘All My Children’ Co-Stars React to the Death of Michael Nader

UPDATED: Yesterday, Michael Fairman TV broke the news of the passing of Michael Nader (Ex-Dex, Dynasty and Dimitri, All My Children).  As reported, Michael died on Monday morning of an untreatable form of cancer at his home in Northern California with his wife, Jodi, and his beloved dog, Storm by his side.

Since then, several of Nader’s former Dynasty and All My Children co-stars have taken to social media with their reactions and remembrances after having learned that he has no longer with us.

From his leading ladies, Joan Collins and Susan Lucci, to Emma Samms and John James, Eva LaRue, Finola Hughes, Maxwell Caufield, Vincent Irizarry and more, so many are taking a moment to share their grief and outpouring of love for Michael.

Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this post throughout the day as more remembrances are posted.

Here are what several of Nader’s former co-stars and colleagues shared below:

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica, All My Children):”MICHAEL NADER—so handsome, so talented—so wonderful and beloved as All My Children’s DIMITRI MARICK—and a great love of “Erica Kane”. I am so lucky to have played opposite Michael—playing some of the most romantic scenes ever—dancing in palaces in Budapest, our gorgeous Greek Orthodox wedding, complete with crowns. Michael was a doll to work with and to know.  RIP, Michael💙💙💙🙏🙏🙏”

Joan Collins (Ex-Alexis, Dynasty): “Very sad to hear of the death of my onscreen husband and lover #michaelnader aka #dexdexter – I loved working with him and his character was a wonderful mixture of tough and tender. #alexis was crazy to keep on rejecting him! #rip #ripmichaelnader”

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Emma Samms (Ex-Fallon, Dynasty): “Incredibly sad news about Michael Nader. What a blessing it was to have had his participation and support for our Dynasty Reunion fundraiser back in March. Thinking of his wife Jodi and sending condolences to all of his many fans.”

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John James (Ex-Jeff, Dynasty): “I’m so sad to hear, that my dear friend Michael Nader passed away. We shared some great laughs together and I will miss miss you buddy. Sending prayers to the family.”

Finola Hughes (Ex-Alex, All My Children): “Oh #michaelnader sweet man. I worked with him so briefly, but he cared about his craft and his fellow actors. Sending much love and condolences to his family ❤️”

Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, All My Children): “So heartbreaking to hear about the passing of Michael Nader! The sweetest man, with the best stories and the funniest out takes! Thank you for the endless belly laughs around that Wildwind dining table at #AMC ! You will be remembered with so much Love!😢♥️ All my prayers and sympathy to his family🙏🏼♥️ Rest peacefully sweet man♥️”

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Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie, All My Children): “Michael was always a joy to work with, and one of the funniest human beings I ever met. I feel so blessed to have crossed his path and been able to watch him work his magic. I know he felt the love and appreciation of his colleagues and I’m grateful our discussions were always deep or kind. #RIP #michaelnader Photo by @stevenbergman29 💕 (note his book and bookmark! Only Michael would carry it on the res carpet. 😂)”

Maxwell Caufield (Ex-Miles, Dynasty): “That #MichaelNader in the arena many seasons with both @Joancollinsdbe and #SusanLucci – quel hombre.”

Dondre T. Whitfield (Ex-Terrence, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “Wow. Haven’t seen him in years. So sad to see the Brother. He was very mice to me during my “Pine Valley” time. RIP Nader.”

Vincent Irizarry (Ex-David, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “OMG, my heart is breaking!!! Loved dear Michael, working opposite him in both “Pine Valley” and in Jackie Collins’ ‘Lucky Chances’. So so sad to hear of his passing. Yes @evalarue, the sweetest man, and ABSOLUTELY the funniest outtakes…”

Sean Kanan: (Ex-AJ, GH, Deacon, B&B) “I was so sorry to hear that Michael Nader passed away. He and I played father and son in Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster. We spent some time together and he was a very authentic person. My sincerest condolences to his family. RIP Michael.”

Share your thoughts and remembrances of these wonderful co-stars with Michael throughout his years on Dynasty and All My Children via the comment section below.

 

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‘Dynasty’ and ‘All My Children’ Star, Michael Nader Passes Away at 76

Heartbreaking news to report this Wednesday morning. Michael Fairman TV has learned exclusively that Michael Nader, best known for his role as “Dex” Dexter on ABC’s original version of Dynasty, and as Dimitri Marick on All My Children, has died at the age of 76.

Nader passed away on Monday, August 23rd at 11:30am from an untreatable form of cancer at his home in Northern California with his wife, Jodi by his side, and Michael’s rescue dog, Storm.

In an exclusive statement to MFTV, Michael’s wife, Jodi Lister expressed: “With heavy heart, I’m sharing the news of the passing of my beloved, Michael.  We had 18 wonderful years together with the many dogs we fostered and adopted. Recently, Michael was so thrilled to reconnect with his friends from the cast of Dynasty during Emma Samms virtual event to help raise funds for Long-Covid research. Michael was working on a book about his life and addiction at the time of his death.  He was a beautiful and fascinating man with many talents and skills.  I will miss him forever.”

 

Michael’s acting career spanned several decades. His first soap role was that of Kevin Thompson on As the World Turns (1975-1978, then the primetime soap, Bare Essence (1983) as Alexi Theopolous, before landing on Dynasty later that year as Alexis Colby’s (Joan Collins) third husband, “Dex”.  Nader remained with the series until its cancellation in 1989.

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When All My Children came calling, Michael took on the role of Erica Kane’s (Susan Lucci) magnetic husband, Dimitri Marick, a role he played from 1991-1999, then again in 2000-2001. Michael returned to AMC during Prospect Park’s online revival of the series in 2013.

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Throughout his TV and motion picture career Nader also appeared in: The Flash, Law and Order: SVU, Cold Case, Gidget, Beach Blanket Bingo, The Great Escape II: The Untold Story, Lady Mobster (with Susan Lucci) the miniseries, Lucky Charms, to name but a few.

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Michael is survived by his wife of 18-years, Jodi, stepmother Lillian, sister Stephanie, daughter Lindsay, ex-wife Robin, son-in-law Trevor, and granddaughter Juniper.

A Zoom memorial will be planned at a later date.

Share your thoughts and remembrances of Michael, and send condolences to his loved ones, in the comment section below.

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