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AMC, GH & Y&R Receive WGA Nominations! OLTL Snubbed!

In another possible “what were they thinking?” moment in award show nominations, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) has announced this years nominees for achievement in television, news, radio, promotional writing and graphic animation.

And in the Daytime Drama Categories, the nominations went to writing teams from The Young and the Restless, All My Children and General Hospital.  However, One Life to Live was left out!  We have heard that OLTL may have submitted Shane’s suicide attempt and part of the bullying storyline for contention, but we can not confirm that at this time.

The rules for submission and judging in the daytime category are this:  Each daytime drama submits three scripts and a précis which is a recap that covers an integrated period of time and describes what has been happening on the program, and the relationships of the characters.  WGA does not comment on what episodes were submitted.

We congratulate all the nominees and are left scratching our heads for no nomination for One Life, which day in and day out had the most dramatic and clever scripts this past year.  After the jump, you can see the list of the writing teams and individuals receiving a nod.  The winners will be announced in simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York on February 19th.

All My Children, Written by Jeff Beldner, Lorraine Broderick, Joanna Cohen, Lisa K. Connor, Chris Dunn, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Chip Hayes, David Kreizman, Dave Ryan, Donna Swajeski, Rebecca Taylor, Addie Walsh; ABC

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General Hospital, Written by Meg Bennett, Nathan Fissell, David Goldschmid, Robert Guza, Jr., Karen Harris, Elizabeth Korte, Mary Sue Price, Michele Val Jean, Susan Wald, Tracey Thomson; ABC

The Young and the Restless, Written by Amanda L. Beall, Tom Casiello, Susan Dansby, Janice Ferri Esser, Jay Gibson, Scott Hamner, Marla Kanelos, Natalie Minardi Slater, Beth Milstein, Michael Montgomery, Anne Schoettle, Linda Schreiber, Sarah Smith, Sandra Weintraub, Chris Whitesell, Teresa Zimmerman; CBS

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JAY
JAY

Really !!! OLTL was the show to watch….they suck…enough said….

Monica
Monica

What?! I don’t even know what to say. AMC over OLTL? Shocked is understatement. Why didn’t they submit Matthew confessing to Bo and Nora that he killed Eddie Ford? This was a shocker for many fans, very emotional.

Really? OLTL not nominated? Wow.

vik
vik

UNBELIEVABLE, JUST UNBELIEVABLE!

Iakovos
Iakovos

Regarding the sin of omission here, could it be a factor that OLTL works its magic in New York City in relative obscurity compared to the dramas based in Los Angeles?

I question the AMC nomination but must say I am relieved B&B was not among nominees. I am so disappointed with that show ‘s storylines and plot points.

Gloria
Gloria

OLTL has NEVER, EVER gotten the recognition it deserves. I’ve watched every soap over the years & I am constantly amazed by who/what wins the awards. Never has made sense & OLTL being cancelled is just another thing that will never make sense. I am sick over & sick of thinking about it. I hate the View, the Chew, the Revolution & anything related to ABC. I have not watched GH in weeks, except to check in once in a while just to see if it is going anywhere new-it never seems to be-and although great things could come from Ron & Frank taking over, why the hell get re-invested in it? GH IS on ABC, right? How can it survive when ABC hates soaps? It is just a matter of time before it is ripped away from us too. I am so pissed off.

jp
jp

Am I shocked? No. Once again, oltl is overlooked as it has been in the past. Gh which is the most poorly written show in daytime garners a nomination. It is so dishearting. Oltl deserves to be recognize and honored for delivering the best pieces of writing in daytime. Hopefully, but im not holding my breath, that the emmys will do oltl justice n honor them with distinction in outstanding drama writing and directing teams.

Torrey
Torrey

I find it laughable that AMC would be nominated for any award that would have to do with writing, being that it was the poor writing over the last several years that was the cause of the downfall for AMC. And regardless, of what anyone had to say, the writing for me continued to stay in the toilet after Pratt, the gruesome two-some Kreizman & Swajeski and finally Lorraine Broderick…..

lisa
lisa

I just don’t understand why OLTL would get snubbed !! ?

Michael
Michael

I must say that I’m very shocked that AMC and GH were nominated over OLTL when it is both of those shows that had/have the worst writing teams on record! So does Y&R but apparently for the episodes that Y&R submitted, MAB, SH, and HS were never around those scripts!

Jared
Jared

Doesn’t make a bit of sense, but neither do the Emmy nominations every year. I guess we should just stop expecting common sense out of decision makers in this country. Everything’s political and dollar driven.

david
david

Snub? Politics? Money? Stupidity? Ignorance? Neurological deficit? Or, the literary aesthetics of Neanderthals?

Torrey
Torrey

I went on Youtube today and was re-watching the Bullying scenes with Shane, Rex, Gigi, Blair & Echo….OMG, it still makes me cry. Everyone was so spectacular. When Shane was on the roof, and Gigi was pleading with Shane to not jump and telling him how he was the greatest thing to happen to her…it was just too touching. And Shane’s speech about how he wanted to be the kid to not sit on the sidelines and join in on the fun, and not have to worry about his sickness…the tears just kept flowing. It’s stories like that, that make stellar soaps. OLTL is in a class of their own. I don’t care that ABC wasn’t smart enough to realize how great of a show this is….OLTL is the best!! Can’t wait for a clean sweep at the Emmy’s. There were so many wonderful performances by so many, I don’t know how they are going to narrow it down. Shane (Austin) better win for Outstanding Younger Actor….no one deserves it more than him.

Jenna
Jenna

I can understand GH and Y&TR being nominated. But AMC over OLTL? NEVER.

liz
liz

OLTL is the best soap on tv EVER!!!! The writing has been great this year. Why does everyone treat the show as the poor stepchild when it is the real Cinderella story. Soaps don’t get any better.

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Kelly Ripa Shares Her Grief and Remembrances of John Callahan on ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’

There was always something special about the wonderful actors and the cast pictured here from ABC’s All My Children.  After all, this is where Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) met her husband, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo) and where Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria) met her ex-husband John Callahan (Ex-Edmund).

Then, over this past weekend this family picture from Pine Valley was forever changed, when the soap world was rocked by the news that John Callahan passed away at only 66/

Heartbreaking remembrances poured in on social media …. and none more so than from Eva LaRue, who also shares a daughter with John, named Kaya.  Eva and Kaya rushed to John’s bedside where he has been put on life-support following a reported massive stroke.

Now on Monday’s episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, which is being done remotely from the hosts individual hosts due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kelly Ripa shared her grief over the loss of her dear friend John Callahan with Ryan.

Kelly said “I had a really a bad weekend this weekend.  A very dear friend of mine for many, many years, almost 30 years, passed away over the weekend. He was a great actor, a really good friend. One of the funniest people I’ve ever met. He was the ex-husband of my first-born son’s godmother, Eva LaRue. His name was John Callahan. He was 66 years old—way too young to be taken from us.”

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Ripa went on to to tell her co-host: “A gentleman of, I mean, Ryan, you two would have loved each other. He would say the funniest things and we were all going through our brains about all of the funny, like the funny ‘Callahan-isms’ over the years. He was just one of these guys and you know and he just died way too soon. His daughter and my daughter are good friends, they’re the same age and I just want everyone to know, Eva and Kaya, that we are thinking of you and we are just so sad and so devastated. So, I apologize in advance if I seem out of it. I really actually am, I’m terribly out of it. You know, forgive me for it.”

Watch Kelly discuss the death of John Callahan with Ryan Seacrest below.  Then share your thoughts on what Ripa had to share and more on the loss of John Callahan via the comment section.

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Soap Vet and All My Children Alum John Callahan Dead At 66

Absolutely heartbreaking news this Saturday afternoon.  John Callahan, best known to soap fans for his role as Edmund Grey on All My Children has passed away after suffering a massive stroke.  The stroke happened on Friday, March 27th when paramedics responded to a call at his home in Palm Desert, California. He was 66-years-old.

According to reports, Callahan was rushed to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA, where he was put on life support.  John’s daughter Kaya, and his former wife, and AMC co-star Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria) rushed to the hospital to be by his side from Los Angeles.  John died Saturday morning.

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In a statement, Eva La Rue shared: “We are extremely saddened and distraught over the loss of John. He was my great friend, co-parent and amazing father to Kaya. The absence of his bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. Words cannot express the shock and devastation we are feeling at this time. The Yankees just lost one of their greatest fans.” 

John played Edmund on All My Children from 1992-2005.  He also appeared throughout his soap career on: Santa Barbara, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bay and primetime’s Falcon Crest and Desperate Housewives; in addition to many more television appearances.

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Michael Fairman TV will continue to follow this breaking story as remembrances are shared by John’s former co-stars throughout the day and night.

Below is LaRue’s touching tribute to John  via Instagram:

 

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May Flights of Angels Wing You to Your Rest my Dear Friend. Your bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. We are devastated-My great friend, co parent partner, and loving father to Kaya. That big belly laugh, bear hugs, bad puns, ability to harmonize to any song, great kitchen table singing-fests, and two steppin bad ass! “Johnny Numbers”, my All My Children soap stud, the great time keeper, Beatles fanatic ( I wish to God we could go back to “Yesterday”)… Kaya and I are beyond broken hearted, so stunned, sorry that my thoughts are a mess. You gave the best most beautifully written tributes, and I am at a complete loss for words right now for you. I hope Heaven has baseball and that your team always wins! The Yankees has just lost their biggest Fan. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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Please share your condolences with Kaya and Eva and the Callahan family below, and let us know your thoughts on this heartbreaking loss on the death of John Callahan via the comment section.

 

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Former All My Children Stars, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos Donate 1 Million Dollars To Coronavirus Relief Efforts

We knew them when, and over the years, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos have become households names since their humble beginnings as Hayley and Mateo Santos on ABC’s All My Children.

Now the co-host of Live with Kelly and Ryan along with her real-life hubby, and Riverdale star are swinging into action to help those in need affected by COVID-19.

According to PEOPLE: “The couple have donated $1 million to aid in relief efforts amid the ongoing pandemic.”

Kelly and Mark’s contribution will be allocated in part to the New York Governor’s Office for the purchase of urgently needed ventilators and additionally towards WIN, an organization running 11 women’s shelters across New York City.

New York has been one of the U.S. states hardest hit by Coronavirus, which as of Thursday had reported 4,152 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 29 deaths.

Many celebrities and pro athletes are jumping into action, making donations and helping others including” Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, Ciara and Russell Wilson, JJ Watt, Kristen Bell and this weekend Rosie O’Donnell with her live-stream talk show for the Actors Fund.

What do you think of the good will shown by Kelly and Mark? Comment below.

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