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65th Annual Primetime Emmys Winners! Did Your Favorites Get The Gold?

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Last night on the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS, host Neil Patrick Harris gave the show some pizazz with some humorous bits including a spoof on Neil having EHD – Excessive Hosting Disorder, or the production number in the middle of the show when he danced in a soul train line with Castle’s Nathan Fillion and comedian Sarah Silverman.

However, the rest of the show remained plenty lackluster, but through it all 26 awards were dolled out honoring the best in primetime comedy, drama, television movie and mini-series, and Variety and Reality programming.

The uber-popular Breaking Bad now in its final season, finally won the Outstanding Drama Series category after four losses.   Anna Gunn also finally won her first Emmy for the series, in the Supporting Actress Drama Series category.  In comedy, Modern Family became the first comedy to win four times in a row since Frasier had a five-peat in the 90’s.   Here is a complete list of winners below!

Drama Series:  Breaking Bad

Comedy Series: Modern Family

Lead Actor in a Drama Series:  Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Claire Danes, Homeland

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:  Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad

Directing for a Drama Series
:  David Fincher, House of Cards, Episode: “Chapter 1”

Writing for a Drama Series:  Henry Bromell, Homeland, Episode: “Q&A”

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep 

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Tony Hale, Veep

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:  Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie

Directing for a Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso   Modern Family Episode: “Arrested”

Writing for a Comedy Series:  Tina Fey and Tracy Wigfield, 30 Rock, Episode: “Last Lunch”

TV Movie/Miniseries: Behind the Candelabra

Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries:  Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra

Actress in a TV Movie/Miniseries:  Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter

Supporting Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries:  James Cromwell, American Horror Story: Asylum

Supporting Actress in a TV Movie/Miniseries:  Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals

Directing for a TV Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special: Steven Soderbergh, Behind the Candelabra

Writing for a TV Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special: Abi Morgan, The Hour

Reality-Competition Program: The Voice

Variety, Music or Comedy Series:  The Colbert Report

Directing for a Variety Series: Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live, Episode:  Justin Timberlake, host

Writing for a Variety Series:  The Colbert Report  

Choreography:  Derek Hough, Dancing with the Stars

So did your favorites pick up some gold last night?  Were you disappointed in the telecast?  What were your favorite moments? Least favorite moments?  Weigh-in below!

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I was disappointed that American Horror Story (which had more nominations than any other show) didn’t get the recognition it deserved! Sarah Paulson, Jessica Lange and Zachary Quinto (whose AHS costar James Cromwell took the award) all should have been unbeatable. Also Vera Farmiga was flat out robbed! She IS Norma Bates on Bates Motel!!!! That’s my rant. Thanks!

NICE.

ditto!

Norma and Norman Bates ROCK! I posted long ago.. that this was THE show to watch… “Bates Motel” – A&E…. look for season 2.

AHS… quality stuff… and Jessica Lange will always be my favorite actress…
FX – American Horror Story…. Look for season 3. another THE big show

ie: people… look for Sundance channel…. “Rectify”…. the bomb…. SO GOOD.
THE show three….

it was a lackluster night…. staid and without hooray for hollywood….

I’ll never forget Mr. Soprano himself… and excellent film actor “James Gandolfini”.
Mr. Bear Supreme…. Sexy

he personified – equated – realed… for me…

all the qualities I find so attractive…. seductive

pay no mind to me if this is not your thing…. can’t help it.

the emmy’s acknowledge “new” talent… and “the same old same old….

I didn’t think… emmy favorite – Laura Linney deserved to win (jessica lange should have won)…. emmy favorite – Julia Louis-dreyfuss (Amy Poehler, shoulda won)… 2nd year in a row “winner” Claire Danes (Vera Farmiga, should won)… and newbie… altho I like him… Jeff Daniels …I don’t watch these shows… altho… the hottie Jon Hamm… deserves to finally win… for Mad Men.

ho-hum… either way.. it is

“Pay no mind to me if this is not your thing….” LOL….that is what I find to be so refreshing about you, Patrick….you just do your own thing and ALLOW the rest of us the freedom to do likewise….. whether we agree or disagree, no matter!!! ; )

it was Wonderful to see Anna Stuart…. ie: Donna Love Hudson – Another World… and she was on AMC as Greenlea’s Mother

LOL… that was so funny and a treat…

she’s dating.. James Cromwell… ie: emmy winner for American Horror story…
with Jessica Lange…. ie: season 3 is upon us

Patrick, I agree word for word for word! You are straight up gangsta! Counting the days til AHS:Coven! Unfortunately we still have a bit of a wait for Bates season 2 but it will be worth it!

In the 1970s Anna also played Toni Powers on NBCs The Doctors and Gina Dante on ABCs GH as well…

WINNER: “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)

This just in: People love witches. The third incarnation of FX’s horror anthology, “Coven,” premiered to series-high ratings this week (5.5 million total viewers, a 44 percent improvement on last season’s “Asylum”) and topped all of its broadcast competition among adults under 35. Once all the numbers are in, “Coven’s” premiere is expected to be the most-watched broadcast in FX history. Just another cable success story in the vein of “The Walking Dead” and “Breaking Bad” to keep network executives up at night.

@Matthew!

so…. stoked…. if you will…. for Jessica Lange

along with the returns… cast

this year adds:

Kathy Bates
Gabourey Sidibe
Angela Bassett

How hot is ALL this

Thank you so much for sharing that with me Patrick! Who cares what that Emmy panel says, it’s the fans that matter most! That’s awesome news!

You cant pay me to watch the Emmy or any award shows as I disagree with how they award the winners in all award shows or even how they even do the nominating process.

“Downton Abbey” was absolutely robbed!!!! Particularly Dame Maggie (Countess Violet) and Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary)…..Jim Carter (Carson, THE Butler…) too!

I was very glad to see Bobby Cannavale win for Boardwalk Empire. He was absolutely tremendous as Gyp Rosetti last season. One of the scariest, creepiest characters on TV in a long time. A very well deserved honor!

It’s horrid that they had that “edgy comedienne” sara silverman at emmys. She’s used blackface while tweeting abt “minstrel cramps” and she has uttered Asian american slurs from her “comedy routines” and she has even advocated that comedians should be able to say whatever during their comedic acts. Yet all she did was scream abt the ageist jokes directed at her on weirdo franco’s roast. Would emmys have a comedian be there if he/she used homophobic slurs? Of course not but sara silverman is at emmys bec bashing Asian americans w/ racial epithets is “edgy comedy” for tolerant and enlightened hollywood.

It’s pathetic that diahann carrol and 1 other African american actress and kerry washington are the only African american lead actresses on any tv drama ever! Racist hollywood loves to scream abt homophobia and gay issues yet seldom gives lead roles for dramas to actors of color. Not racially diverse emmys demonstrate that hollywood still refuses to give better roles to racial minorities while the best roles are reserved for white actors only. They must be patting themselves on the back w/ kerry washington and little nods to racial minority actors that fill “diversity quota”. All winners of major awards were white! Of course they award newsroom considering its liberal perspective on everything. It’s hilarious how hollywood bashes conservatives and republicans for being racist when liberals and democrats of hollywood are very racist towards its racial minority actors and racial minority audience. How many tv shows still have to be told from perspectives of white chars?

Those shows w/ ny city based settings are loved by emmys like nph’s sitcom and girls and snl. Whitewashed sitcoms have only white chars while snl has majority white cast. Yet ny city is 67% non white. 25% of ny city is African american and 29% of ny city is hispanic american. Stupid hollywood loves to talk abt how tolerant and enlightened they are. Yet emmys show that hollywood is anti racial diversity

Whatta ya know….we FINALLY agree on something, bc!….you’re right about how HWood bashes conservatives and GOPers for the very things that they themselves are guilty of doing! Thank you for noticing and calling out the hypocrites….MOST won’t even admit it, even if they do actually notice this fact.

It’s great that grey’s anatomy’s ellen pompeo spoke abt the horrid lack of racial diversity among emmy nominees and emmy show dancers and roles for actors of color. But she’s only white actor to speak abt this pressing topic. White actors can’t stop talking abt gay bullying bec it gets them press. But practically all white actors are dead silent when topic of lack of roles for actors of color and hollywood’s racism are being discussed. How puzzling!

General Hospital

Elizabeth MacRae, ‘General Hospital’s’ Meg Baldwin, Passes Away at 88

Veteran actress, Elizabeth MacRae best-known as the third Meg Baldwin on General Hospital and as Gomer Pyle’s girlfriend, Lou-An Ann Poovie, in Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C has died at the age of 88. MacRae passed away in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she grew up.

On General Hospital, Elizabeth played Meg Baldwin who had a young son, Scott (Kin Shriner) from a previous relationship and who married Lee Baldwin (Peter Hansen). The role was originated by Patricia Breslin from 1965-1969. Breslin was temporarily replaced by Jan Shepherd for three weeks in the summer of 1967. MacRae took over the part from Breslin full time from 1969-70 and again from 1972-73.

In story, the character of Meg suffered a nervous breakdown and Lee had her committed to an institution. In 1971, Meg was released and came home, but suffered from severe hypertension. In 1973, Dr Lesley Webber was assigned to her case. Meg became jealous of Lesley and began to think that she was trying to get to have sex with Lee. During an argument with Lee, Meg died of a stroke and soon after Lee adopted Scott.

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MacRae also appeared on other notable soaps, having roles on Another WorldDays of Our LivesGuiding Light, and Search for Tomorrow.  Elizabeth’s career spanned over two and half decades having also appeared in classic TV shows and countless movies such as: Route 66Surfside 6RendezvousThe FugitiveJudd for the DefenseGunsmokeBonanzaI Dream of Jeannie, and The Andy Griffith Show.

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She is survived by five stepchildren, Terry Halsey, Peter Halsey, Hugh Halsey, Cate Halsey, and Alex Halsey Topper.

Share your remembrances of GH’s Elizabeth MacRae via the comment section below.

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Ron Carlivati Reveals When Days of our Lives Episodes From His Head Writing Regime Resume Streaming

Days of our Lives viewers have not been watching material from head writer Ron Carlivati and his writing team for many months. Well, things are about to change.

Circle this Friday, May 31st when the first new script from Carlivati and company will stream on the Peacock soap opera. If you recall, Carlivati had to step away from the writing gig at DAYS due to the writer’s strike, but because the soap tapes at least seven months ahead of air, it is only now that fans will see how the stories shift or finish out that were started by Carlivati.

According to Ron’s conversation with TV Insider, when Carlivati and his team resumed writing the show in late October of 2023, the stories were already written well into 2024. Carlivati explained, “For me, as of us talking right now, the (replacement writers’ material) is still airing, so that has been very tough. I’m just very anxious and eager for our stuff to start airing again.”

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Ron explained before the writer’s strike, he and his scribes had written up through the 2023 Thanksgiving episodes. Speaking on how the replacement writers tried to handle stepping in for the regular team, Ron expressed, “I think what they tried to do was move things slowly in the hopes that the strike would end and respect where my storylines were so that I could play them off when we came back. Unfortunately, the strike dragged on, so I understand that the show needed to make story decisions.”

The award-winning writer made clear that, “from January to May (2024), those were not my stories. I had nothing to do with those.”

Having lived through a writer’s strike before (when he was at One Life to Live in 2008), Carlivati explained how he dealt with coming back and adjusting the stories including that the plan was to, “blow things up, jettison anything that I did not like, and get back to a show that I understand and can enjoy and tell. ”

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Look for a Carlivati-style ‘wink-wink’ on Friday’s episode. As he puts it, “I did want to make it clear that this was the line of demarcation, that the writers were back and there was a change happening. We have a little nod or two to what was going on in the first day and I think it will be very obvious and clear to the savvy viewer. Luckily, story-wise, certain things were coming to a head already.”

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Stay tuned for how Ron resolves a Sloan and Nicole showdown, how Eric will find out he is Jude’s true baby daddy, what happens when the new Gabi returns from Salem from out of the slammer, the Maggie/Konstantin wedding, payback time for Theresa and more.

In addition, and as previously reported, when Carlivati returned, he crafted the series 15,000th episode which is set to air in early December, and will also pay tribute to the late Bill Hayes with the passing of his on-screen beloved character, Doug Williams.

So, glad to know Ron and his team’s material will start to reveal itself this Friday and moving forward on DAYS? Comment below.

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General Hospital

LAPD Continue to Seek Johnny Wactor’s Killers Who Remain At Large; Asks Public for Tips and Leads

The Los Angeles police department is ramping up its search for to the whereabouts of the three thieves, who got away after one fatally shot former General Hospital cast member, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin) in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 26th in downtown Los Angeles.

Law enforcement sources told the LA Times that police are trying to pull fingerprints from Wactor’s vehicle and are looking for video from the area. They also are checking to see whether there are any connections to other nearby catalytic converter thefts.

The thieves were attempting to steal the catalytic converter from Wactor’s car at the time of his death. Sadly, the LAPD investigators shared they have seen an uptick in violence when these types of thieves are confronted.

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Catalytic converters contain precious metals in which thieves can make hundreds of dollars selling them to auto parts suppliers or scrap yards, where they can be melted down and the valuable metals extracted.

In addition, on Tuesday May 28th, the LAPD shared more on the incident that took Wactor’s life, stating, “Without provocation, the victim was shot by one of the individuals. The three suspects involved were wearing all dark clothing and driving a dark-colored sedan. The suspects fled northbound on Hope Street. Central Bureau Homicide is investigating this case and is requesting the public’s help.”

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If you have tip: y0u are urged to call LAPD Detectives Gonzales or Martinez at Central Bureau Homicide, at (213) 996-4142. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).

In addition, Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go to http://www.lacrimestoppers.org.

Wactor played General Hospital’s Brando Corbin from 2020 to 2022. According to the LA Times, “Wactor recently had been exploring opportunities in screenwriting while working as a bartender.”

Share your thoughts on this developing story as the LAPD tries to seek justice for the death of Johnny Wactor via the comment section below.

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