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Creative Arts Daytime Drama Emmy Winners Announced!

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

The Young and the Restless, Christian LeBlanc was the host with the most at last night’s Creative Arts Emmys presentation.  The stars of daytime were out in full to support those behind the scenes that make them look so good. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS announced the winners of the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy® Awards at a glittering gala held at the Westin Bonaventure in Downtown, Los Angeles.

Presenters included:  Adrienne Frantz (The Bold and the Beautiful), Leslie Kay (As the World Turns and The Bold and the Beautiful), Sarah Joy Brown (General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS), Chrishell Stause and Ricky Paull Goldin (All My Children, ABC), Collen Zenk Pinter (As the World Turns, CBS), Judi Evans and James Scott (Days of Our Lives, NBC), Nancy Lee Grahn and Bradford Anderson (General Hospital, ABC),  Kate Linder, and Michelle Stafford (The Young & the Restless).   Congrats to all the winners and here is a complete list of the soap opera related categories!

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION/SET DECORATION/ SCENIC DESIGN FOR A DRAMA SERIES

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT FOR A CASTING DIRECTOR FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Julie Madison ONE LIFE TO LIVE

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN FOR A DRAMA SERIES

ALL MY CHILDREN 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN HAIRSTYLING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A DRAMA SERIES

ALL MY CHILDREN

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN LIVE & DIRECT TO TAPE SOUND MIXING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP FOR A DRAMA SERIES

ALL MY CHILDREN

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MULTIPLE CAMERA EDITING FOR A

DRAMA SERIES

GENERAL HOSPITAL

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC DIRECTION AND COMPOSITION

FOR A DRAMA SERIES

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SONG FOR A DRAMA SERIES

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN TECHNICAL DIRECTION/ELECTRONIC CAMERA/

VIDEO CONTROL FOR A DRAMA SERIES

GENERAL HOSPITAL

OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT – EPISODIC

GENERAL HOSPITAL “GRAFFITI”

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I have just watched the Daytime Emmy Awards. The tribute to ATWT was appalling. In 60 seconds or less is basically how they honored a much beloved soap… To all o of the dedicated and hard working actors, and people behind the scenes… WE LOVE YOU AND WILL MISS YOU…Shame on you CBS!!!

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Former Executive Producer & Director of All My Children, Jorn Winther Dead Following Two-Vehicle Collision

Very sad news to report.  Renowned director, Jorn Winther, who served as executive producer and director at All My Children has died at the age of 88.

Winther was actually killed on November 9th when in an automobile accident in front of Palm Desert High School outside Palm Springs.

According to the Desert Sun, “Jorn was killed in a two-vehicle collision at Cook Street and Santa Fe Trail in Palm Desert. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said a vehicle was moving south on Cook Street when its driver suddenly entered the northbound lanes and collided with an oncoming vehicle,  Winther was pronounced dead shortly after noon Friday, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s office. His wife of 31 years, Claire Winther, confirmed that her husband drove the vehicle that entered oncoming traffic. Why he did so remains a mystery.”

The famous director was best known for for the landmark David Frost-Richard Nixon interviews in 1977, as well as in the 6o’s for The Sonny & Cher Hour, and was also known for producing rock performances for TV including: California Jam II, featuring performances by Aerosmith, Foreigner, Heart, Santana and more.

In the world of soaps, Jorn had been the EP and director for ABC”s All My Children for five and half years, and had been with the series from 1981 to 2005.  He also directed on: One Life to Live, Generations, Santa Barbara and Rituals.

Born in Denmark, Winther studied speech and drama at the University of Copenhagen and continued his education at the Royal Theater in Copenhagen, where his mother had danced as a prima ballerina. He also studied at the Stratford Shakespearean Theater in Ontario, Canada, and at Stanford.

Most recently, Winther directed and produced the independent film Do It or Die!, about the 1979 kidnapping of socialite Elaine Chaddick. It screened at the 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Winther’s daughter, Lisa has been a stage manager on the soaps most recently working at The Bold and the Beautiful.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Jorn Winther as we offer our thoughts, condolences, and prayers to his family, via the comment section below.

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Kelly Ripa To Guest Star On CW’s Riverdale

Here’s a fun bit of casting news!  Live with Kelly and Ryan and former All My Children star, Kelly Ripa  (Ex-Hayley) is joining her real-life husband, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo, AMC) on the hit CW soapy drama Riverdale.

Consuelos already plays the the role of Hiram Lodge, and now Ripa will plays his mistress, Mrs. Mulwray.

Kelly shared the inspired-casting choice on Instagram relating: “It’s a family affair …23 years of auditioning for a role i was born to play. Coming soon to the CW;s Riverdale.”’

The CW released a statement on the casting of Ripa, adding: “Kelly Ripa will guest star on Riverdale as Mrs. Mulwray. Confident and tough, she is Hiram Lodge’s alleged mistress. She’s a beautiful, icy, femme fatale who gets caught up in a conspiracy that’s much bigger than she initially realized.”

Film buffs take note!  Ripa’s character name is borrowed from Faye Dunaway’s Oscar-nominated role in Chinatown (1974), Evelyn Mulwray.   Those who saw Chinatown know that Evelyn was a femme fatale as well caught up in a conspiracy!

And there is more “All in the Consuleos Family” casting.  The couple’s son Michael is portraying the teen-aged version of Hiram on tonight’s all-new episode.

Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT

So, will you be checking out Kelly on Riverdale? Comment below.

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Soap Stars Step Out For Halloween: Who’s Costume Was Tops?

On Wednesday night, many of your favorites from daytime past and present donned some pretty fabulous Halloween costumes and took to some trick or treating!

Michael Fairman TV selected a few for this oh-so-cute photo gallery of some our favorite looks from fright night that were posted by each actor on social media.

From Y&R’s Jason Thompson (Billy) and his family, to DAYS Greg Vaughan (Eric) and his three boys, and others, everyone got into the spirit, especially those with young kids, or even those adults who enjoy pretending they are someone or something else for just one night.

Check out our gallery of some of the looks below.

Then let us know, who do you think wore their costumes best in the comment section.

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