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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Brady Lays The Smackdown On Nicole, And Sami Returns As The Hunt For Will Begins!

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As a new week begins to unfold on NBC’s Days of our Lives, last week’s Friday cliffhanger delivered some major drama that will continue to play out including the upcoming final episodes of Arianne Zucker as Nicole.

As the set up for her exit begins, in key scenes, Brady (Eric Martsolf) turns the tables on Nicole after she has admitted her love for Eric, and that she is leaving Brady to be with him. At the Kiriakis mansion, while Brady seemingly tells Nicole to go be with Eric, there is a twist that Nicole never saw coming.  He wants her to break Eric’s heart out like she did his.  Brady goes on to say that if she doesn’t dump is brother, and leave town for good, he is going to send Nicole to prison for the murder of Deimos Kiriakis.  At first, Nicole thinks he is bluffing, but when Brady provides her taped confession, it’s game over for Nicole.

Next, Nicole calls this unfair.  Brady reminds her he all he has done for her, even almost dying for her so Nicole could be with Holly, who he now views like his own daughter now.  An emotional Brady doesn’t know how to explain this to his son, Tate who is now old enough to understand things.  A shocked Nicole says to Brady. “Who are you?”  As the vengeful new side of Brady emerges he relates:”Theresa, Kristen and every other whore” turned him into this.

Kudos to Eric Martsolf for his performance as is Brady finally pushed too far that he is now going to make others as miserable as he has been chronically made to feel throughout his relationships when he lays his heart on the line.  Will Brady continue to go down this dark path?

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Meanwhile, Eric (Greg Vaughan) is awaiting Nicole to join him at the farmhouse as he gets a visit from his mother, Marlena (Deidre Hall).  The good doc fills Eric in on the latest on Will (Chandler Massey), and that Sami (Alison Sweeney) is heading back to Salem.  And, Paul (Christopher Sean) convinces John (Drake Hogestyn) to help him exhume Will’s body at his gravesite to prove once and for all if he is buried there, or not.  This, all on the heels of the startling revelation that Dr. Rolf (William Utay) had something to do with resurrecting Will  … something John is all too familiar with making seem very plausible to those that have cross paths with the despicable Dr. Rolf!

At the cemetery, Paul apologizes to Will before they start digging, but before John can put his shovel to the ground, none other than Sami appears and grabs the shovel telling John, “Don’t…even think about it!” We fade to black.

So, what did you think of the scenes between Brady and Nicole and his blackmail?  What do you think will happen next in the hunt for Will? Are you glad to see Sami back in action? Comment below, but first watch this week’s promo for the action on DAYS!

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Jimh
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I thought Will would be found alive but in a coma off camera and protected by Sami all this time…dont know how Rolf got a hold of Will and what his game is reviving Will???…almost like the Robin story on GH but we knew there Robin was needed for her medical skills…here not sure why???

Satan
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Satan

Whomever is running the DiMera organization these days (either Kristen or Andre, most likely. We know it ain’t Stefano!) is probably holding Will hostage, in order to get Sami to return all the money she stole from the family after Elvis Jr. “left the building”. Andre is projecting a public image of being “reformed” now, and his little brother Chad certainly wants to believe it. But Chad doesn’t have the same history with Andre that most of the other Salem residents do, so it’s hard to believe anybody else is buying his “hey look at me, I’m a good guy… Read more »

Jimh
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Jimh

That makes sense now!!!!

Celia
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Celia

Great assumption, Satan….and, superlative post.
Do you think Stefano will be recast? Now that Victor has capitulated into Bonnie’s ” arms” ( this story should end ASAP), we have no true villain…Andre is so lukewarm to me….unless I am deluding myself in thinking he’s basically a sheep….or, a coward?
I know one thing for sure….I cannot stand Brady. A good source tells me he has a not-very-likable personality in person, either.

Jimh
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Jimh

Brady needs to give up on women…and women need to give up on that hot headed alcoholic anyway!!!

Satan
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Satan

As far as the whole Eric & Nicole thing goes, those two should have been reunited from the time that they got trapped in that furnace (or whatever it was). The fact that they had her hookup with the airhog Dr. Eggman after that was completely ridiculous. And then to have Eric responsible for that moron’s death (or so everybody thinks… I still say it was the heart infection that Eric had at the time that made him pass out behind the wheel, and not the alcohol) Bringing Deimos into the story was even more ridiculous, but he got what… Read more »

Jovin
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Jovin

I cannot believe that our gal Nicole has to leave town alone and broken with her child. Those of us who are invested in her …. it is a total slap in the face! And par for the course with Carlivati. He ruins characters and couples with surprising nonchalance and abandon. Just ask Luke, Laura, Brenda, Jax, etc etc etc.

Patrick
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Patrick

“…but there’s ReRon for you.” – NOW

that his 6 month WAIT… is near over

AND he is getting that much more involved.. and yes.. hiring past cast is what entices any writer

for the first 6 months he’s been astonishing.. inclusive and mining the whole star , er store

Patrick
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Patrick

any one ?

two/three things we’ve – L O N G – heard

how dark, bleak, and depressing. ???? any more add

that’s all I have to say on the magnanimous turnaround. i’m happy

Mo
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Mo

Eric was on fire. Really great in his scenes.

Can’t wait to see more of Sami today.

Really enjoying Days.

Patrick
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Patrick

I just got thru watching the 10/17 ep two hankie move (s) Lucas w/Sami @the cemetery : ” I want this to be true” when Sami tells him about Dr. Rolf.. ” any thing is possible” to that effect. I am so enjoying Bryan Dattillo work… it’s been refreshing to see from a father perspective… the fallout of his loss. Sam and Lucas hug it out… “we’ll figure it out” JUST WATCHING the flashback scenes from the past.. WITH Chandler Massey laying on that slat? @ the morgue Dag ! hit you hard… once again as Sami asks Lucas –… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Lord have mercy, DAYS is on fire!

The reunion of Ericole and Brady’s bitterness is spellbinding! The return of Sami as John and Paul are set to dig for answers is riveting! Who needs the movie when this version of Good Will Hunting is better?!

Friday the 13th through the 31st of October should be known as ghoulish good times, especially with Dr. Rolf involved!

ChandlerFan
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ChandlerFan

If an entire episode consisted of nothing but Chandler Massey reading the dictionary aloud, I would watch it.

Johnny Grant
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Johnny Grant

I thought Brady was being absurdly vindictive dealing with the unpredictable and emotionally indecisive Nicole – She DID try to tell him as gently as she could that things couldn’t progress between them, and that she loved Eric. I’ve been told through break-up’s that something was “over” in a much harsher, unkind way, so I can only relate through my own experiences what these characters go through. I thought honestly she was trying to be as kind as possible given the circumstances that it is never easy telling someone “it’s over”. I know it lacks drama, (and after all this… Read more »

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A.M.

I don’t know how long you have been watching Days, but try to list all the men that Nicole believed were the “love of her life.” It has made the character so interesting over the years, and I will miss the brilliant Ari Zucker terribly. But Nicole’s fickleness is enough to drive anyone to bitterness and drinking (Bravo to Eric Martsolf!), especially someone who is chronically betrayed by any woman he trusts.

Jill
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Jill

So if Dr. Rolf is involved, how long before we’re told E.J. is still alive?? I mean, they still haven’t explained about the needle and Kristin??? Sami’s back, will is coming, and now we need E.J.!!(a.k.a James Scott) Cause this reunion isn’t complete until they do! And it can only be James Scott!! And as far as Brady & Nicole goes, I really wish Ari wasn’t leaving, so that we could have Bricole longer!! But because of this storyline, Eric Martsolf is truly getting a chance to really shine!! I knew he was a Great actor, but his dissent into… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“…they still haven’t explained about the needle and Kristin??? ” yeah, this blew me away. the intensity… this is DiMera written all over it God.. this is Eileen Davidson BEST WORK. no matter that she says she calls Y&R her home. I guess I’ll have to settle… Her work @DAYS – WON, her an emmy I have… no clue.. as to who’s behind Dr. Rolf. if it’s any DiMera.. it’s a good guess that it’s Kristen…. OH … and it’s with Jason Brooks .. as Peter Blake returns… and it’s HIM. AND… Thaao Penghlis is just shining as a DiMera…… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“… Eric Martsolf is truly getting a chance to really shine!! I knew he was a Great actor, but his dissent into madness has been Amazing!! ”

You, really, make me wish… Isabella was alive for this

dag! how I loved John and Isabella with Victor and Maggie

this would be tour de force

Days holds a lot of intrigue

LOTS

Mo
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Mo

It’s not just that she was breaking up with him, it’s that she was going to be with Eric. For months she told Brady there was nothing going on with Eric and now he finds out that’s not true. Maybe she just realized that, but I don’t think Brady is totally rational. Also add in everything he did for her (Canada, almost dying), the fact that Eric drove drunk and killed Daniel (Nicole’s supposed love of her life), Eric is Brady’s family, and all the women who have done Brady wrong and I understand his anger. And his vindictiveness. Plus… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Have I said how much I want to punch ( LOL) Brady’s smug face? Not a pretty sight. I doubt he knows what a man is…or how he should treat women. We are not possessions.

Patrick
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Patrick

WHAT – a perfect “Marquee”

“I thought Brady was being absurdly vindictive dealing with the unpredictable and emotionally indecisive Nicole ”

we got to see Eric Martsolf and Ari Zucker show and nail

Michael
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Michael

First, let me say – that for the last 3 weeks – and for the first time in a long time – I’ve watched the entire hour of Days M – F. No ff. Even the little ‘filler’ scenes between characters provide entertainment in some form or fashion. So good work. Now, about this Brady/Nicole/Eric story. As someone pointed out above, it made no sense to me two years ago when Nicole and Eric had their ‘trapped together’ moment and she came out of it and abruptly committed to Daniel. Then, the truth is, while I like Nicole, I’ve never… Read more »

Jules
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Jules

I think you’ve made a lot of great points Michael. It’s unfortunate you didn’t see Nicole back in her hey-day. She was a force to be reckoned with. She truly embodied the persona of a character who deep down is so lonely and sad and broken, and acted out destructively because of it. Nicole was always a doer. She was always making things happen. She married Victor. She ruined Chloe’s facial reconstruction. She took Sydney. But your analysis is spot on- she’s now a wuss. Lame, two-bit day players are getting away with blackmailing her and Nicole reacts by crying… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Colleen Zenk. daytimes best Babs.

wasnt their times when Babs had this look of uncertainty. fearful. who wouldn’t when a lot of her married life she literally , was chained to James Stenbeck.

she played all her part FULL on. God it was SING to the soap God… when she met Henry… as played by the funster Trent Dawson…currently on GH.

long live this leading lady

GH or Days needs to write her a story arc… and that’s not as a guest pop up.

Richard
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Richard

GOD BRING ON SAMANTHA GENE BRADY DIMERA! One of the best characters ever on daytime TV! I cant wait!

Jules
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Jules

I’m enjoying everything at DAYS right now, with exception to how they are writing Brady. Eric (actor) is doing one hellova job with his material, and though Brady is a “Kiriakis”, and though one can argue it’s more due to his drinking and the mean drunk personality that it brings forth, and though they (spoiler) need a reason to get Nicole off canvas, and though the story needs a wrench in the love story between Eric (character) and Nicole (it never made sense how the previous writing team made Brady hunky dorey with what happened between Eric/Nicole the night Deimos… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

perhaps.. Nicole will come “clean” with Eric… and just tell him. thereby letting Brady off for what he’s doing. Nicole realizes , SHE, NEEDS, to leave Salem.. and simply – move – on. she has the one thing that means more to her.. (aside from herself ) is her daughter Holly, with her dearly departed, Daniel. Ari Zucker and Ali Sweeney… bar none.. have been the STARS of DAYS throughout their whole tenure. i’m ready for some new blood… some new LEADS. perhaps its’ because Nicole , because of no immediate family… and no children… till just this year, with… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I don’t care who killed Deimos. I can’t imagine it was any of:

Nicole / Eric / Brady

Patrick
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Patrick

i can appreciate Nicole telling Jenny bear to “look” after Eric.

but thats ALL. just nest Jenny bear… dote all you want. no lip locks needed

your role is not sexual. get that Hope ?

val
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val

I hope Ari Zucker finds even greater success in prime time. As for the show, please bring back Ann. She is so talented and she would be the perfect princess for Eric or Brady.

blake
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blake

Days is really the best soap on these days. I’m really glad it’s back to how good it was when Kristen, EJ and Sami were last on. Ron C.’s writing and stories make each show watchable and entertaining.

I was glad to see Brady lay into Nicole, she deserved it after all he did for her and her constantly lying to him. Brady is not the bad guy here, it’s Nicole. When he said she was like the other wh*res who turned him into this, I thought “tell her Brady!”

Patrick
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Patrick

RC is doing remarkable… work. SINCE – June, 2017 He has done tremendous work… with the cast he had.. and that’s a huge let as – I will declare – forevermore… GH wins for best cast on this site. for me.. it is always @DAYS who collectively work it all. the ratings juggernaut… it’s not. I keep up with 3 shows… I do not give one hoot about B&B.. not relatable. DAYS is a full hour I’d like to prop Ari Zucker and James Reynolds. you know the articles in SOD issues.. when they oft mention… which character would you… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

The Black and Brady children sure do love to swap partners, and Marlena’s mothering advice, “you can’t help who you fall in love with”-as her family implodes once again!

Bill
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Bill

I hope Allison Sweeney gets to be a permanent actress on days of our lives. She is a great actress on the show. I miss her great acting on days of our lives. I understand it may not be permanent because of other interests in her life,

SalemsLot
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SalemsLot

I soo want Brady to turn into a young Victor, instead of the naive simpleton he’s been, look where being the good guy got him. Personally I liked that he screwed Nicole over she was cheating on him emotionally a long time before she climbed into bed with Eric she kept feeding Brady lies and playing happy families. I love that his revenge comes in the form of using her own actions and ability to lie her arse off against her

Patrick
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Patrick

he’s certainly sired from the best their ever was.

John Black and Isabella Toscano

MY all time favorite love story

It’s fun watching Brady infused with ; being the good guy and wanting to play the bad guy ? not necessarily stemming from his going off the grid.. from drinking and partying.. but just wanting to drive

once Brady makes up his mind.. and charges onward… it just adds to his electricity and ups the endorphin

xmascarol
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xmascarol

Brady got what he deserved his jealously just reared it’s ugly head way to much ,no wonder Nicole wanted Eric.I use to like Brady but not anymore.To use blackmail to get what he wants ,I hope he rots in hell.

Patrick
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Patrick

Eve Donovan in two days… October 27th

the one and only Kassie DePaiva

JoanneWolfer
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JoanneWolfer

I love Same and Lucas and hope we have more of them fining their son.
Lucas is once again sober and LUMI bring their son Will home.

Joanne
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Joanne

I hoped to see Allie, Sami and Lucas’s daughter soon too.

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Friday night at the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the night’s big winners in daytime drama, talk shows and more, shared their first moments of their victories in the press room where they were greeted by the paparazzi, journalists and electronic media outlets from around the country.

Getting their first snaps with Emmy gold were General Hospital winners: Frank Valentini (Drama Series), Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Younger Performer), Jeff Kober (Supporting Actor), Kelly Thiebaud (Supporting Actress) along with Allison Reames Smith and Phideaux Xavier (Directing Drama Series).

Days of our Lives was represented with a win for Ron Carlivati and his writing team, while The Bold and the Beautiful long-running cast member, John McCook finally received the Lead Actor top prize, while The Young and the Restless’ Mishael Morgan made Daytime Emmy-history taking home the gold in the Lead Actress category.  Talk show host, Tamron Hall celebrated her win as well.

Take a look at some of those moments in our ‘Winners Circle’ Photo gallery below.

Now, let us know, which of these winners were you most happy to see receive a gold statuette? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Photos: JPI

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Many of your favorites from Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful showed their glam side and celebrated being part of the genre with their own fashion statements.  In addition, many notables from daytime talk shows, game shows and more were on-hand and also walked the carpet.

After the arrivals, the nominated guests, cast members, and colleagues went inside to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium for the presentation of the awards which were live on CBS and streamed on Paramount+. (Find out who won here)

Now below, check out some of the red carpet arrivals from daytime’s biggest night of the year.

Then, let us know, who do you think was the Best Dressed? Who looked most dashing? Which couple complimented each others look, well?  Share your picks and thoughts via the comment section.

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Friday night, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ (NATAS) 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were handed out in 15 categories on a live telecast on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.  When the dust settled, it was ABC’s General Hospital who took the night’s top prize for Outstanding Daytime Drama Series.

This marks GH’s continued record-breaking number of wins in this category and brings it up to 15 victories for the iconic show, which is currently in its 59th year on the air.  GH’s executive producer, Frank Valentini accepted the award on behalf of everyone connected with the show, when Drew Barrymore presented the final award of the night.

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The night also brought with it the historic win of The Young and the Restless’ Mishael Morgan (Amanda Sinclair). The actress became the first black actress in Daytime Emmy history to ever take home the Lead Actress Daytime Emmy.  In the emotional highpoint of the evening, in terms of acceptance speeches and significance, Morgan spoke to the current generation breaking glass ceilings.

Morgan expressed: “We are breaking glass ceilings left right and center and I am so honored to be a vessel and to experience this moment. Everybody out there today, we can do this thing called equality and unity together.”  In her speech, Mishael shared: “I was born on a tiny island in the Caribbean, and I’m now standing on an international stage and I am being honored regardless of the color of my skin, regardless of my passport, for being the best at what I do, Now there are little girls around the world and no matter what the industry, the vocation they can strive to be the best.”

Veteran actor, John McCook who has played Eric Forrrester on The Bold and the Beautiful for over 35 years, finally won his first ever Emmy after four previous nominations in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

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The Supporting Actor and Actress in a Drama Series trophies went to two standouts from General Hospital, Kelly Thiebaud (Britt) and Jeff Kober (Cyrus), while Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Spencer), added another mantle to the GH trophy case with his first win for Outstanding Younger Performer.

Days of our Lives writing team led by Ron Carlivati took home the gold for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series, while GH won for Direction.

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Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner were the hosts for the telecast, and with the overturning of the Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade decision on everyone’s mind last night, Turner gave a nod to how she and so many others felt, when Frazier told her how nice she looked in her dress. Nishcelle commented, “I chose this dress. It was my choice.”  That moment received huge applause from the audience in attendance.

Check out the full winners circle list from last night’s 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards below. 

Then let us know, are you happy with the results? Who were you most thrilled to see take home an Emmy? What did you think of the telecast? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

General Hospital 

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama, Actress

Mishael Morgan, The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Lead Performance In A Daytime Drama, Actor

John McCook, The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Supporting Performance, Actor, in a Daytime Drama

Jeff Kober, General Hospital

Outstanding Supporting Performance, Actress, in a Daytime Drama

Kelly Thiebaud, General Hospital

Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series

Nicholas Chavez, General Hospital

Outstanding Writing Team For a Daytime Drama

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Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series

General Hospital

Outstanding Game Show Host

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Outstanding Game Show

Jeopardy!

Outstanding Entertainment News Series

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Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show

Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host

Tamron Hall, Tamron Hall

Outstanding Informative Talk Show

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