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B&B’s Scott Clifton Talks His First Ever Lead Actor Daytime Emmy Nomination!

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The trials and tribulations of Liam Spencer have been front and center on The Bold and the Beautiful for the last several years, putting Scott Clifton squarely on-screen a majority of the time.  Clifton, who is more than up to any acting challenge thrown his way by the B&B writing team, was just nominated for the first time in his career in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category at the upcoming 44th Annual Daytime Emmys to be held on April 30th.   When the envelope is ripped open, could it be an epic win for Clifton, who has already taken home two gold statuettes in the past?

On-Air On-Soaps caught up with Scott at last week’s 30th anniversary on set celebration for B&B, and where the cast, crew and the CBS Daytime team celebrated the series 23 Daytime Emmy nominations.

Scott revealed to us his joy, his continued enthusiasm of being part of this successful soap, took a moment to size up his competition and even mentioned those missing in action in the Lead Actor category and more. Check what he has to say below.

You have received 9 Daytime Emmy nominations throughout your career, and for the first time you are in with the big boys in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series!  How does it feel to crack that glass ceiling?

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SCOTT:  Holy s**t, right!  This is because of Eva Basler our publicist, who made me do this.  Just because you have a leading storyline doesn’t mean you are a ‘lead actor’, and that was my thought process.  She was the one who said to me, “Dude, you have been in a leading storyline for the last several years.  You can’t keep hiding behind Supporting Actor.”   That was a couple of years ago, and I said, “I promise I won’t submit in ‘Supporting’ anymore, but I am not going to submit in ‘Lead’ till I feel like I had something that I was proud of, and then the log cabin storyline happened and then the aftermath of that.  B&B’s executive producer and head writer, Brad Bell wrote an amazing story for me that is my favorite storyline that I have ever had in any soap opera I have been on.  I love that storyline so much that I wish I could go back and do it again! 

What scenes did you submit that got you the nomination? 

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SCOTT:  The rules are different this year, so you can submit up to a 20 minute clip in scenes from up to four episodes.  I chose from 4 – two of them were in the cabin- and two of them were from the aftermath in the cabin.  One of them is when Liam has amnesia and Quinn (Rena Sofer) is telling him that she is his wife, so you see the ‘deer in the headlights’ kind of phase. Then it’s him in the cabin when Wyatt (Darin Brooks) finds out that Liam has been lied to all of this time, and then the third scene was the confrontation with Quinn, when Liam finds out Steffy got the tattoo ring on her finger and he is like smashing a plate, and he shoves her up against the wall.  I wanted to tell a story, but I wanted to keep it short, so I kept at like 11 minutes even though I had 20 minutes in the rules. I don’t want to bore people to death.  I feel that’s a mistake to do, and it’s also inconsiderate to my fellow actors! T he final scene was a confrontation with Bill (Don Diamont) where he says to Liam, “Tough s**t, you have to suck it up. You have to respect your brothers marriage”   Then Liam finds out about Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Bill.  So there is all of that, and then the last moment of the reel is Liam saying, “I am going to go get the girl!”  I’m hoping it tells a story.

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You have some heavy competition in the category vying for gold against DAYS Billy Flynn (Chad) and Vincent Irizarry (Ex-Deimos), and Y&R’s Peter Bergman (Jack) and Kristoff St. John (Neil), but there were all some favorites that were MIA!

SCOTT:  No Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH) and not Jason Thompson (Billy, GH) which was shocking … and these are actors who intimated the hell out of me.  Also, Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Y&R) did not get in, and he is fabulous every single year.  This whole thing is turning out to be very interesting. I have two Daytime Emmys; one for ‘Younger’ and one for ‘Supporting’.   I am told, and this is not going to happen, but if I were to win, Heather Tom (Katie, B&) and me would be the only two people ever to have all three, or also, if Kristoff St. John wins for ‘Lead Actor’.  This is all so cool, and I already feel I am in some elite club   I feel like I have put in my dues.

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The Bold and Beautiful celebrated their 30th anniversary this past week. What can you about the show on this milestone?

SCOTT:   I want to congratulate The Bold and the Beautiful for 30 years and not just because they are one of the most popular and beloved shows in the world, but also for being one of the most beloved shows behind the scenes, and we don’t talk about that enough.  There is a reason that everybody on every other show is jealous of us, and it’s because this is “Emerald City” baby.  This is a really, really special place to be, and I don’t want to ever leave.

What do you think about Scott Clifton’s first ever Lead Actor nomination? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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The fact he got the nomination over McCook disgusting take your atheist beliefs and leave daytime!!! Can’t stand him

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I like him as an actor. He and many on this fluff show are not worthy of getting nominated for Lead anything. I agree John McCook has paid his dues and is decent on B&B. This show is primarily known for flashbacks and repeated storylines!

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I like him as an actor i,m glad he got nominated for lead actor he did such a great job as playing an amnesia on B&B. think it was some of his best work . that was best storyline so far to me it was something different and new think he really was fantastic

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I’ve watched Mr. Cliftons work since is days on General Hospital. I think his best work remains the two years he spent on “ONE LIFE TO LIVE’

Look for oscar nods for this young man in the next decade or so!

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Kelly Thiebaud Opens Up on Her Exit from General Hospital, Taping Britt’s Tragic Death Scenes, and Parting Thoughts on Co-Stars

Just a few weeks ago on the January 4th episode of General Hospital, viewers were left devastated when Dr. Britt Westbourne succumbed to a fatal poisoning after a confrontation with ‘The Hook’.

While it was revealed that Daytime Emmy winner, Kelly Thiebaud, was exiting the ABC soap opera at the end of 2022, many thought the story would see Britt leaving Port Charles to deal with her declining health due to Huntington’s Disease in private, in order to keep the door open for a possible return down the line.  However, that was not meant to be.  When a report from Deadline surfaced back in August of 2022, it indicated that Kelly was returning to her primetime role on ABC’s Station 19, which caused some confusion and rumors of just what would Thiebaud’s ultimate status be with the daytime drama series.

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Now, in a very special exit interview for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, Kelly chats with Michael Fairman and clarifies what led to her decision to leave her role as Dr. Britt Westbourne.

Talking with Fairman direct from London, Kelly, who won a Daytime Emmy in 2022 for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, reveals how it came to pass that GH would kill-off the character of Britt by becoming another victim of ‘The Hook’, and more.

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During the conversation, Thiebaud shares her thoughts on working with her former GH co-stars including: Steve Burton (ex-Jason), Parry Shen (Brad), Kirsten Storms (Maxie), Kathleen Gati (Liesl), Cassandra James (Terry), Roger Howarth (Austin) and Josh Kelly (Cody), as well as some of her favorite memories throughout her run on the series which began in 2012.

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Kelly took the character from being the manipulative ‘Britch’ as an interloper in the romance of Patrick (Jason Thompson) and Sabrina (Teresa Castillo), all the way to becoming a well-loved character to root for.

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While, GH viewers witnessed Britt’s shocking death scenes, Kelly weighs-in on taping those moments, as well as Britt’s emotional goodbye birthday party, and having the opportunity to portray a character who was trying to navigate her life, while suffering from the effects of Huntington’s Disease.

In addition, Thiebaud gives a very special ‘thank you’ and shout out to the fans for their enduring support as she looks forward to new roles and new adventures ahead.

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Check out our heartfelt farewell interview with Kelly below, and for upcoming celebrity features, interviews, event coverage, music videos, and more, make sure to ‘subscribe‘ to the Michael Fairman Channel.

So, what did you think about Kelly’s decision to depart GH? Will you miss her as Britt? Share your thoughts on our conversation in the comment section below.

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Y&R’s Michael Graziadei Talks Daniel’s Past and Present, Reuniting with His Co-Stars, and Life as Dad to Twins

Longtime viewers of CBS’ The Young and the Restless are excited that Michael Graziadei has returned to the top-rated daytime drama during its 50th anniversary season as Daniel Romalotti.

Graziadei made his on-screen re-emergence right around Thanksgiving, as in story, Daniel came home to surprise his mother, Phyllis (Michelle Stafford), but also for a business idea he wanted to present to good friend, Devon (Bryton James) and Daniel’s former girlfriend, Lily Winters (Christel Khalil).  Seems Daniel has a mega-universe gaming platform he’s created that he wants Chancellor-Winters to potentially be a part of.  But there must be more to the story than meets the eye, right? Will Daniel find himself drawn back to Lily, especially since her relationship with Billy (Jason Thompson) has hit a major rough spot/road block named Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan)?

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In a new virtual interview exclusively for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, Graziadei sits-down to talk about coming home to Genoa City with a look at Daniel’s past, present and future.  Michael first appeared as Y&R’s Daniel from 2004-2013, made a guest stop back to the show in 2016, and now at the end of 2022, he is back full-time with the soap opera.

During the conversation, Graziadei shares what it’s been like working with beloved cast mates including: Michelle Stafford, Christel Khalil, Camryn Grimes (Mariah) and more.

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Michael also shared his enthusiasm at getting a chance to reconnect not only with Michelle Stafford, but Daniel’s adoptive father, Michael Damian (Danny) as well, when they all appear in scenes together for the upcoming holiday episodes.

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Just what have been Michael’s favorite Daniel storylines of all-time? Was it Daniel’s part in Cassie’s death (Camryn Grimes) and its aftermath? When they gave Daniel a porn addiction storyline? Graziadei weighs-in.

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In addition, Michael reveals the wonders of being a new dad to twins boys in real-life, Oliver Bear and Arlo.  He opens up about how he and his lady love, Lauren found out they were having twins, the naming process they went through, and what life is like now at-home.

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During Graziadei’s time away from Y&R, he appeared in numerous TV and film projects.  Most recently, Michael was seen in Netflix’s The Lincoln Lawyer, where he shares what it was like to take on a legal role for the first time in his career, plus what it was like to act and kiss Oscar-winner, Jessica Lange in American Horror Story (a role he played while still at Y&R during his first go-round).

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You can watch the full interview with Graziadei below.

For more celebrity interviews and features make sure to ‘subscribe’ to the Michael Fairman Channel.

Now let us know, are you glad Daniel is back in GC? Do you hope Lily and Daniel get back together all of these years later? What has been your favorite Daniel storyline of all time … and your favorite part of our conversation with him?  Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Y&R’s Camryn Grimes and Fiancé Brock Powell Talk On Their Roles as Mrs. Claus and Santa in ‘Mickey Saves Christmas’

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Camryn Grimes (Mariah, The Young and the Restless) has been involved in a very special passion project in more ways than one!  Now, everyone will be able can see it, and hear it, when Grimes voices the role of Mrs. Claus opposite her real-life fiancé and voiceover star, Brock Powell as Santa in Mickey Saves Christmas.

The new stop-motion holiday special premieres Sunday, November 27th (7:00-7:30 p.m. EST) on ABC, Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD, and Monday, November 28 on Disney+ and Hulu.  It features Disney icons: Mickey, Minnie and the gang, who are sent to the North Pole on a quest to save Christmas and find the true meaning of the holiday.

Camryn and Brock Powell became engaged earlier this year on January 7th, which also happened to be Camryn’s 32nd birthday. How the two met all comes back to the world of voiceover and Disney, as you will learn.

Michael Fairman TV chatted with the real-life lovebirds to preview Mickey Saves Christmas, how they wound up voicing the important voices of Christmas, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and just what Brock thinks of Camryn’s Genoa City alter-ego Mariah being married to Tessa (Cait Fairbanks), and more.  Is Brock #TeamTeriah? Check out what they shared with us below.

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The two of you were actually introduced by Bill Farmer, the voice of Goofy! How did that happen?

BROCK:  So, Bill Farmer is my mentor, and through him, that was the first time I actually met Camryn.

CAMRYN: I knew Bill growing up, and in 2020 when I wanted to get into voiceovers, I reached out to him and that’s how this all started and I guess, the rest is history.

Now you are voicing Santa and Mrs. Claus in Mickey Save Christmas. How did it come about that you both landed parts on the project?

BROCK: I got to play the role of Santa in Mickey and Minnie Wish Upon a Christmas, which was the first time I got to voice Santa for Disney, and now I’m returning to the role this time. Camryn received the audition randomly for Ms. Claus on the day we were getting engaged, and it was perfect timing because I had to get her out of the house so I could set up the proposal here.  So, it really was a Christmas miracle because I was sweating!

CAMRYN:  We were cast separately. The production team had no idea that Brock and I were a couple. When I went in to record, they were like, “Here’s the voice of Santa for you to record to, and I was like, “Yeah, I know… that’s my fiancé!”  They were like, “What??” (Laughs)

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Did the engagement go off without a hitch?

BROCK:  Yes, so after the audition process, Camryn returned home. I proposed, and there was a whole Disney/Pixar theme going on in the backyard. It was a really special day. To have her say, “Yes”, and also to have this crazy opportunity for her to audition for the role of Mrs. Claus happening at the same time … and then weeks later finding out she booked the role, it was all amazing.  We were now going to be working on this Christmas special together.  I think anytime you get to voice an iconic character, it’s special.  However, if you’d told me that I would get to return to the role I love, with the person I love playing opposite me … I think I’m done.  I just don’t know how you can ever top it!

Camryn, what did it mean to you to be in this film as Mrs. Claus, because fans saw this post of yours with a photo of you outside the Anaheim Convention Center where Disney’s D23 convention was happening.  It made everyone speculate  just what you were working on, which you shared was a lifelong dream.

CAMRYN:  Yes!  Y&R and CBS is my home, but I’ve always wanted to do something with Disney.  My family raised me on all things Disney and all things Christmas.  They were huge into the holiday, and so this kind of just checks every box.  It’s not only Disney, it’s Christmas, it’s stop-motion animation, and it’s Mrs. Claus.  I think my family was more excited for me to book this then anything I’ve ever done. I think there were tears! So sentimentally, this project really meant a lot to me.

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Camryn, did Brock coach you on doing voiceover work, or give you any tips?

CAMRYN:  I mean, I live with my voiceover coach. (Laughs) It’s amazing!

BROCK:  You know, I do coach for voiceovers and Camryn is my star pupil now.  She’s a talented actress, obviously. The biggest misconception is that, while it starts with the voice, Camryn, as well as most of the amazing voice actors I know, they have access to this childhood imagination which I think makes their performances possible. So, while you’re watching Mickey Saves Christmas, even though we recorded everything separately, what you’re looking for is that energy and every character connecting. You’re inventing the circumstances, you’re inventing your scene partner, where we have to close our eyes and embody a character we may, or may not, have a reference for. I think watching Camryn and hearing Camryn’s work on this, and a couple of other projects she’s worked on, I’m just so impressed at how coming from daytime television where there is a very stringent set routine and at the level that she excels at there, to then come into my world and then just kill it behind the microphone. She was able to let all of that go and have the bravery to try something new. I think a lot of people are going to love what Camryn has done here.  I’m most proud of her to be willing to look silly which is what is required in voiceover.

CAMRYN:  That’s true, and that’s probably the most fun thing about it.

Now, what can you tease us that happens in the story of Mickey Saves Christmas?

CAMRYN: It’s kind of built into the title a little bit, but I think what you’re going to get out of this is a deep sense of community and coming together to fix a problem and being able to lend a helping hand.  I feel, it’s just a really lovely film about chosen family.

BROCK:  It’s about family, it’s about friends, it’s about putting a lot of pressure on the holidays be perfect.  I think everyone involved in this special from the animators to the music team, everything in it helped make this a love letter to the holidays. The film really just talks about that Christmas is who you spend it with, and not necessarily how it turns out. I think it’s a really positive reminder that the most important part about Christmas is being with the ones we love. These are characters that Camryn and I love, not just the ones we voiced. To be with these actors, to be with these characters. it is just is going to be so special with everyone watching on November 27. It’s going to be the first tine for all us watching it together,

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Now Brock, do you watch Camryn on The Young and the Restless?

BROCK: Yes, and I will say sometimes when Camryn is at work, our puppy does sit and watch mommy on TV, too!

Is Brock, #TeamTeriah on Y&R, as well?

CAMRYN: Yes, Brock is all about #TeamTeriah. It was actually really beautiful kind of getting engaged around the same time, Mariah and Tessa did on the show.

In another post of yours on social media, I saw that you had picked a spot for your wedding to Brock.   

CAMRYN: Yes. We don’t actually have a set date (we have three options), but we did pick a location.  So, we will be figuring that all out very soon.

Check out a clip from ‘Mickey Saves Christmas’ featuring Camryn as Mrs. Clause and Brock as Santa below.  Then let us know, will you be watching the special? What did you think of Camryn getting to work on this project and opposite the love-of-her-life, Brock Powell? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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