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BREAKING NEWS: Update on Daytime Emmys from Romanovich!

As previously reported Associated Television International’s Jim Romanovich was going to have some updated news on IF The Daytime Emmys will be televised this year, and what decision has been agreed upon by NATAS, a broadcaster. and ATI as the production entity who has the option again this year to produce the telecast. Romanovich told On-Air On-Soaps the following exclusively:

Romanovich on Daytime Emmy Update:  “As of today, I can tell you that if we go forward, I have a television offer for the event in prime time nationwide, PLUS a second run option on a sister broadcaster should we opt for this.  We are still awaiting NATAS’ final decision about the venue and the concept. Oh, yes.  There IS a concept that will be a first for the Daytime Emmys.  If they agree, we’re in business.  If they don’t agree, then they have a place selected that will most likely be for a non-televised event.  It will then be our choice as to whether we want to produce it for television or not because ultimately when people see the show, they’re going to judge the production which will have our stamp all over it.

People constantly ask me if this will be the last Daytime Emmys.  As far as an event, I doubt it.  As far as a television event, it depends.  I can’t imagine anyone doing and risking what we do in order to make this happen.  With that being said, these last two days I’ve seen something great happen.  There’s a buzz about the Daytime Emmys with sponsorships and with the broadcasters that are in direct response to the renaissance we brought to last year’s show.  What was dead in early 2009, was shown to be very much alive that August.  This week, I have seen the reaction to the Daytime Emmys as not just being alive, but now regarded as a thriving event.  A big deal! This, however, doesn’t guarantee a 2011 televised event.  Many things have to happen with the 2010 event of which I think we’ve got covered that are ready to go as soon as we’re given the word.  But the biggest factor, fans aside, is the daytime community itself.  They have to support this.  They can’t toss it aside and not show up or dismiss it in the press.  That negativity is like kerosene for the press. I have never looked at the Daytime Emmys as a competition as I really don’t care who wins.  If we’re on TV, we all win, right?  Let’s celebrate the fact that we’re here, we’re having a good time, and we’re not going anywhere. Not this year.  So, I’m appealing to my friends at ALL of the daytime shows to support us in supporting them IF having this on television is important to them.  But if 2010 is the last televised event with us involved and it happens how we want it to happen, it will be a fitting end to a remarkable era.”

You know, The Daytime Emmys have a better cliffhanger going on then some of the soap operas February sweeps storylines!   To be continued…

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Betsy Knapp
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Betsy Knapp

I have a sinking feeling that this will be the last year of televised Emmy Awards, and maybe, not even this year. Who or what can we blame on the demise of some Soaps, and lack of interest in others? Is it just the end of a cycle of make-believe? Is the Internet drawing Soap viewers away? General Hospital has produced some darn good episodes during February Sweeps. If Soaps are forced out of daytime, would there be a home for them on primetime channels? And I’m not talking about re-runs on top of re-runs. I don’t have the answer.… Read more »

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d. edwards

I hope this years emmys broadcast is better thought out than last years. I’m sorry, but the extremely long song and dance routines by Vanessa Williams and the fashion show were just rediculous and lame. It took away time from what was really important. Guiding Light’s tribute was what I mainly tuned in to see because I had watched it my whole life, and they were robbed. I think they need to rethink their view of what the average daytime viewer really tunes in to see.

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I agree with Betsy Knapp, I’ve had that same sinking feeling about the future of daytime dramas (soaps) for quite a long time now. The genre seems to be under attack for some reason. In times like these we need an escape from reality (suspend disbelief, call it a well-deserved time-out, if you will). Just don’t call it “Game Over”. I read recently from several different sources, that production costs, are a major sticking point for daytime dramas DOOL, ATWT, AMC and others to continue to be made. Well, someone mentioned cutting the 1-hour running times to 30 minutes. That,… Read more »

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TONIGHT: 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS

Who will take home the gold at Sunday night’s 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards?  Well, from the looks of it .two heavy favorites going into it are Ted Lasso in the comedy categories, and The Crown in the dramatic categories, but as we have seen on previous Emmys there may be upsets afoot.

Other leading contenders through the night will include the series: The Mandalorian, WandaVision, The Handmaid’s Tale, Saturday Night Live, Lovecraft CountryThe Queen’s Gambit and Mare of Easttown.

Cedric the Entertainer will host the three-hour special on CBS beginning at 8 pm EST emanating from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.  Pandemic and all there will be a return to an opening number.

 

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The broadcast’s executive producer, Ian Stewart, confirmed an opening number, when he previously told Deadline, the number “is going to be a lot of people participating, singing, rapping.  It’s hopefully going to be a very impactful start, a ton of fun.”

The Primetime Emmys will have nominees in attendance, with a more limited amount virtually, and those who have tickets can stay in the venue through the whole show, unlike the Grammys or Oscars were those nominated were ushered in and out.  Look for the Emmys to take place outside the theatre under a tent.

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One Life to Live alum Renée  Elise Goldsberry (Ex-Evangeline) will be competing in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her role in Hamilton.  Another OLTL alum, Jonathan Groff (Ex-Henry), is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his role in Hamilton, as well.

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In the Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, Sterling K. Brown tries to win another Emmy for his role as Randall Pearson on This Is Us.   To view all the nominees, head on over to the TV Academy’s website.

This past June, CBS also aired the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in a pre-packaged show for broadcast due to Covid-19 restrictions.

So, who are you rooting for to win the gold at the 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards? Comment below.

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Soap Vet Exec Prod and Director, Chris Goutman, Virtual Interview On Tap

The former executive producer of Another World and As the World Turns, Chris Goutman, will appear on a very special episode of The Locher Room next Friday, September 24th.

To celebrate the virtual interview show’s 200th episode, the Emmy Award-winning producer and director will join Alan Locher beginning at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m PST.   You can watch it live here.

Having started his career in the soaps an actor appearing on The Doctors, Search for Tomorrow, The Edge of Night and Texas, Goutman moved on to becoming a director and eventually an executive producer.  Chris has directed episodes of nine different daytime dramas.

Goutman currently serves as the Artistic Director, Associate Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

So, will you be tuning-in to see what Chris has to say about his time on AW and ATWT and more? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Remembers Carly Just as She Is Marrying Jason

After nine months of being “Mike”, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) had a major breakthrough as his memory is all coming back to him now (as the Celine Dion song says), and in the process the Tan-O has burned to the ground, signaling the the probable end to the Nixon Falls arc of the story.

As the story picked-up on Thursday, Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) plot to keep Sonny for herself and away from Carly majorly backfired on her.  Not only does Phyllis (Joyce Guy) now know that Nina lied about “Mike’s” identify the entire time, but Peter August (Wes Ramsey) is running wild and free heading back to Port Charles to claim his baby and Maxie (Kirsten Storms), after setting fire to the building.

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Since “Mike” ran in to save Nina and got hit by a beam in the process, he is alone in the burning Tan-O enveloped by flames, but that triggers the beginning of his memory coming back.

Meanwhile, back in Port Charles, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly (Laura Wright) are at their wedding, with the five family mob bosses present with a plot of their own and everyone wondering if Jarly will say “I do'”.    The two light a candle together for those loved ones no longer with them … ah, Sonny!

Back the burning Tan-O, Sonny is visited by the vision of the real Mike (Max Gail) who tells him it’s time for him to go home now.  A conflicted Sonny tells Mike he is very happy in Nixon Falls with Nina, but Mike tells him he needs to know his past in order to move forward.  When Sonny has flashes of his violent past it frightens him, and he says whatever family he has is better off without him in their lives.

Jax (Ingo Rademacher) tries to text Maxie while still in Nixon Falls with Nina to watch out for Peter, but she is attending and managing Carly and Sonny’s wedding, so she doesn’t pick up the phone!

Inside the Tan-O, Sonny sees a vision of woman, who when she turns and faces him is Carly. While Sonny is lying on the floor and is engulfed in flames and trapped, Mike tells Sonny he can die as “Mike” or live on as the man he truly is, Sonny.  It is then Sonny calls out “Carly!”

So, what did you think of the episode? Do you think Carly and Jason will get married? Will Sonny tells Nina he remembers? What will Nina’s next move be? Are you glad Sonny seems to have his memory back? The episode featured another strong performance by Maurice Benard.  Share your thoughts below.

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