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49th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations to be Revealed on ‘The Talk’

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Thursday, May 5th, is a big day for all of the hard-working men and women in front of the camera and behind the scenes who work on daytime television, especially on your favorite daytime dramas, talk and game shows.

That is when the nominations are revealed for who is going for gold at this year’s 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards and it all begins on tomorrow’s episode of the CBS afternoon series, The Talk. (2pm ET/1pm PT)

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Look for The Talk co-hosts: Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Jerry O’Connell,  Sheryl Underwood, Natalie Morales to reveal the nominees in some of the major categories with the rest being named for the first time on the Daytime Emmys Twitter handle.  That way, you can follow along in realtime at home.

The 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will air live on CBS and stream on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 24th from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, in Pasadena, California.

Following the nominee announcement during the day, make sure to join Michael Fairman as he welcomes several of the nominees to his annual Daytime Emmy Nomination Special on his You Tube Channel, The Michael Fairman Channel beginning at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT.

So, who do you hope lands a nomination from DAYS, GH, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless and your other favorite daytime shows? Let us know int he comment section below.

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Will we see Emmy reels this year?

The one performer who I MOST want to see on the nominee’s list for her work in 2021 is Kirsten Storms as Maxie on General Hospital. I will be really disappointed if her name is missing (unless she didn’t submit for recognition, of course). I don’t know if she would be in lead or supporting, a case could be made for either category. Her work during the Peter August/baby switch storyline, especially the scene where she finally told Peter (“Henrik”) what she really thinks of him after the birth of her baby when they meet at the hospital was simply the best scene of 2021 for me. Kirsten has somehow only been nominated once before and she deserves recognition for her outstanding work in 2021.

I’ll just stick to who should be the nominees from GH (based on performance in calendar year 2021)

Younger Performer (gender neutral category):
Nicholas Chavez (Spencer)
Sydney Mikayla (ex-Trina)

Guest Performer (gender neutral):
Lydia Look (Selina)
Robert Gossett (Marshall)

Supporting Actor:
James Patrick Stuart (Valentin)
Kin Shriner (Scott)
Wally Kurth (Ned)

Supporting Actress:
Amanda Setton (Brook Lynn)
Kelly Thiebaud (Britt)
Brook Kerr (Portia)

Lead Actor:
Maurice Benard (Sonny – think it’s mandatory)
Who else fits here? Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) had an off year, Michael Easton, Roger Howarth and Dominic Zamprogna didn’t do much. Steve Burton could sneak in.

Lead Actress:
Kirsten Storms (Maxie – not supporting)
Finola Hughes (Anna)
Cynthia Watros (Nina)
An off year for Genie and Maura

Michael Easton and Josh Swickard deserve nominations for Chase’s paternity/Chase’s poisoning and then for Easton the “killing” of Peter and for Chase the being paralyzed and dealing with Willow and Michael while she was married to Chase.

Genie Francis did wonderful work in the Cyrus Renault storyline. Lisa LoCicero did Emmy worthy work all year with both the Alexis and Leo stories.

I agree with Josh Swickard. Maybe it’s just the character, but Finn always seems to have the same emotion. That said, I could see a nomination, but I think lead actor is the one category where GH gets only one nomination.

The Cyrus reveal wrapped up at the end of 2020, which is before the nomination period. Otherwise, Genie took a 5 month break (well earned).

LiLo did some good work indeed.

Next years awards are going to be tough for GH. Kinda hard for any of your contract players to get nominated when all the key parts of their storylines were played by temp hires.

That’s funny because I wanted to put Lindsay Hartley in the guest performer category. She made me pay attention to Sam for the first time in years.

I always look forward to hearing the nominees, but not enough to hear it on this awful show. I will wait to see it from Michael Fairman!!!

Deidre Hall hasn’t been an Emmy nominee since the 80’s. She certainly deserves one this year. Kimberlin Brown was nominated one in the 90’s. Let’s give these vets the recognition they deserve.

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Trevor St. John Announces His Departure from The Young and the Restless

In a shocker, Trevor St. John revealed on Tuesday that he is leaving the cast of The Young and the Restless and his role as Tucker McCall.

The popular actor took to his account on X and in a series of posts said his “thank you’s” and bid farewell to the top-rated soap opera.

St. John shared, “As you well know, Tuckers come and Tuckers go, and so the cycle continues… this Tucker is in his go phase… I thank each and every member of the wonderful cast, the crew, the directors, the producers and production staff, and CBS/Sony for the great experience from day one to the last. I feel so fortunate to have played such a terrific role.”

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Trevor continued: “Most importantly, I want to offer my heartfelt gratitude to you the (Y&R) fans. THANK YOU!” Tucker might be gone for the time being, but I’m not going anywhere. I’ve got projects in the works, and if you haven’t seen my film, A Good Enough Day, it’s now available to stream for free on Tubi!”

The news of his exit comes just two years shy of his time on The Young and the Restless.  St. John made his Genoa City debut in September of 2022 as the new Tucker, last played by Days of our Lives, Stephen Nichols (Steve). The role was first played by actor William Russ.

No word from St. John or Y&R as to when his last episode will air on the top-rated soap opera.  In story, Tucker is losing his company to a takeover by Audra and Victor, while Ashley is finally getting help she needs after her personality split.

So, what do you think about Trevor’s departure from Y&R? Comment below.

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The Bold and the Beautiful Casts Joshua Morrow’s Son, Crew, as the New Will Spencer

In casting news, Crew Morrow, the son of  Joshua Morrow (Nick Newman, The Young and the Restless) and his wife, Tobe, is joining The Bold and the Beautiful as a a recast in the contract role of Will Spencer.

That means that Crew will be the biological son of Katie (Heather Tom), who formerly played Joshua Morrow’s on-screen sister, Victoria Newman over at Y&R) and Bill (Don Diamont).

According to Deadline, Crew has already begun taping episodes of B&B starting last Friday on June 14th. Look for the new Will to debut on the July 1st episode of the CBS daytime drama series. Clearly, B&B is ramping up their summer teen storylines and now Will supposedly has a half-sister in Luna (Lisa Yamada).

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The role of Will Spencer will mark Crew’s third acting credit according to his IMDb, where previously he appeared in Continental Split and Healing Towers. The previous Will’s included Heather Tom’s real-life son Zane Anchor, who played the role on occasions from 2013-2018, and Finnegan George who took over the part and was last seen in 2020.

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In addition, more casting was revealed. Jamison Belushi, the daughter of comedian and actor, Jim Belushi, is making a one-day guest appearance in the role of April, a lab technician on today’s Monday, June 17th episode. The outlet also mentioned that Li (Naomi Matsuda) and Finn (Tanner Novlan), with whom April works for, are about to embark on a summer mystery story that kicks off on July 1.

So, what do you think about Crew Morrow becoming the new Will Spencer on B&B? What do you think will be the new summer mystery story? Share your thoughts via the comment below.

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Michele Val Jean Gives Update on Daytime’s Newest Soap: “The Team for ‘The Gates’ is Coming Together and It’s Fire”

CBS daytime’s newest soap opera, The Gates, is set to bow in January of 2025.  Until now, not much has been known of who else behind the scenes or in front of the camera might be coming on to the show.

However, The Gates writer, and co-executive producer, Michele Val Jean, shared an update on the series ,which has as its premise and epicenter, the story of a wealthy black family living in a gated community.

Now, Val Jean has taken to her Instagram account to share an update on the show.  Michele expressed, “You guys! The team for #TheGates is coming together and it’s 🔥🔥🔥. I couldn’t be happier. Exciting announcements coming soon. Stay tuned!”

Previously, Michele attended last weekend’s 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Award ceremony where she also shared on her IG, these sentiments: “Had a great time at the #daytimeemmys tonight. I so love this community of such colossally talented and genuinely nice people. I’m humbled to be adding to the legacy with ‘The Gates’. Shout out to my #boldandbeautiful peeps. You guys are the best.”

Val Jean has been a writer for The Bold & The Beautiful, Generations, Santa Barbara, General Hospital, and Port Charles throughout her daytime career, and she has won Daytime Emmys for her work on B&B and GH.

Now the question becomes, who would you like to see cast on ‘The Gates’? What kind of roles might be available? Who could be helping steer other creative elements behind the scenes? Stay tuned. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

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