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DAYTIME EMMYS: B&B Wins Drama Series, GH's Wright & ATWT's Park take top acting honors!

The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards have just concluded from The Las Vegas Hilton and On-Air On-Soaps was on the red carpet, in the press room, and the backstage Winner’s Walk and will be bringing you extensive coverage this coming week.  But for now, let’s take a look at the major Daytime Drama winners tonight!

B&B took home the Drama Series prize three years in a row with tonight’s victory for the homeless story interwoven with Stephanie’s cancer.  Laura Wright of General Hospital took home her first Daytime Emmy in 20 years in soap operas for her role of Carly, and Michael Park (who was not present at the ceremony, as he is currently performing on Broadway) won his second consecutive Emmy for Lead Actor for his role as Jack Snyder on the now defunct As the World Turns. Biggest shocker of the night….Brittany Allen besting GH fave, Lexi Ainsworth for the Younger Actress award.  B&B’s Scott Clifton also broke his Emmy curse and finally won in his last year of eligibility in the Younger Actor category.

GH’s Jonathan Jackson won his highly predicted and much-deserved Supporting Actor Emmy for his role of Lucky Spencer.  This is Jackson’s fourth Emmy win and first in Supporting.  And B&B’s Heather Tom, won her third Emmy for her role of Katie on B&B in the Supporting Actress category.  Y&R’s head writer, Maria Arena Bell won her first Emmy ever along with The Young and the Restless Writing Team.

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Here are the winners recapped after the jump!

Outstanding Drama Series:  The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Lead Actress:  Laura Wright, General Hospital

Outstanding Lead Actor:  Michael Park

Outstanding Suporting Actor: Jonathan Jackson

Outstanding Supporting Actress: Heather Tom

Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team:  The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team: (Tie) The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Younger Actor: Scott Clifton, The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Younger Actress:  Brittany Allen, All My Children

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Tara
Tara

I am so excited that Michael Park won! He is an awesome actor and deserved the win! Congrats to Michael Park! All his fans are anxiously awaiting his reaction to the news! I’m sure he’ll say something wonderful about his phenomenal on-screen partner Maura West! They were magic together. CARJACK forever! Way to go MIKEY!

ario
ario

I’m happy GH took home some awards, specially glad for Laura Wright first nomination and win, well deserved. congrats to all the other winners as well.

Avelina
Avelina

JAMES SCOTT snubbed again 🙁

Mo
Mo

AGREED!

Kelly
Kelly

James Scott should’ve won!! He’s AMAZING!! 🙂 Hopefully with the new writers Days will come back next year and kick some A**!!!!!! The Emmy’s were HORRIBLE last night! I can’t believe they didn’t show any clips of the nominees?! They just quickly rushed thru their names with a quick pic. That’s ridiculous if you ask me! These actors/actresses put in alot of hard work and long hours to entertain us with their great performances and they get treated this way on Emmy night……that’s a bunch of BS! The show was basically about Oprah, talk/game shows and Vegas! 🙁

heidi
heidi

I am so happy that Laura Wright won!!! I didn’t want to make a predicition I just wanted her to win because she is so talented and I like her so much! That is the best win of the evening! Woohoo as Laura would say on twitter!

Kelly
Kelly

I was happy to see her win also! 🙂

monday
monday

Happy for Laura Wright and Brittany Allen two of my favs.

shawn
shawn

the fact one life to live didn’t win anything is pretty sad,i was hoping someone from there would of won…but glad that amc and general hospital got something

todd
todd

OLTL was widely considered to be one of the best shows of 2010. No love last night. The show gave some love to Susan Lucci, but what about the reigning Emmy champ Erika Slezak. The show featured no clips, showed almost nobody in attendance other than Susan Lucci, did not show scenes from the nominated shows. It was all about a commercial for Las Vegas and a telethon. Byy far the worst Emmy show I have seen in my life.

Mo
Mo

A lot of ties this year.

Kelly
Kelly

I know…..that was strange! Usually don’t see that many!

Cindy
Cindy

I know how much you love soaps Michael but this was the worst, very worst Daytime Emmy show ever. Daytime was but a footnote in this Vegas commercial and overdone homage to Oprah. It’s nothing new but it is clear the networks block voted and not all of the winners were the best in their categories. Showing not one single second of anyone’s work was a slap in the face of daytime fans.

Daytime got the bum’s rush and the results of the winners was almost totally unsatisfying to me.

I do hope you got some good interviews and pictures from the daytime people. At least I know you won’t concentrate on what we have no interest in.

Mary
Mary

The broadcast was the worst one to-date. Nothing more than a 2 hour commercial for Las Vegas. Had very little to do with daytime, or the great performers who make sometimes sloppy writing believable. They really deserved so much better.

Derrick
Derrick

very very very VERY happy for CBS. Congrats Y&R, B&B and ATWT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kelly
Kelly

Kinda funny that CBS hosted the Emmy’s

Derrick
Derrick

I don’t think it matters who hosted the Emmy’s!!!

Iakovos
Iakovos

Although the awards show itself was less than great, at least there was one. Again it seemed more infomercial than industry celebration. I still do not understand the lack of details (clips, star power from daytime dramas) and why create a new award and stall the show with a tribute to someone who was not there (Oprah!) and who epitomizes daytime. And who was writing for Wayne Brady? Never has a talented man looked so adrift. Do I dare mention the unfunny Shemar Moore-Susan Lucci bit? Anyway, I am pleased for most part with winners and greatly touched and proud that Michael Park of AS THE WORLD TURNS was recognized. In a way, it is a win for the entire Oakdale team. Sorry the finale did not win a writing award. It was lovely. I am still scratching my head over Heather Tom’s win and surprised (happily) on the Brittany Allen victory. I always thought she did a fine job and remain baffled by the decision to recast her. Did anyone else find the number of ties suspicious? Still unsure about THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL winning Best Drama as it seems they highlight only one or two well-crafted eps when the rest of the year’s run is adrift with nonsense. Soaps will remain strong but likely in another medium (the web?) but I hope those remaining will embrace legacy characters, histories, diversity, and some dose of reality to maintain and to build momentum. I love the genre.

Haydee
Haydee

I am very upset that Lexi Ainsworth did not get the award…she was robbed there is no way BA material was better than Lexi’s. However I am happy that Laura and Jonathan brought home some awards.

ToriPC
ToriPC

I know! I was completely shocked! I felt so bad for her, almost glad they didnt’ show reaction shots, since EVERYONE predicted she’d win.

Kalamaty
Kalamaty

Hats off to the winners, especially Y&R for taking home best writing and best direction; eat your heart out MAB haters!! But sad to see that Doug Davidson, Tricia Cast and Emily O’Brien didn’t win their respective awards. Doug and Tricia have been a long time coming and are VERY deserving, as is O’Brien.

Derrick
Derrick

Ditto!!

kay killgore
kay killgore

I have to agree with a lot of people little weary of Susan Lucci!

david
david

OLTL nominated for 12 awards and wins 0?! The award show was awful. No clips of soap operas, no clips of performances, no memorials?! Nothing but a two hour promo for Las Vegas. Disgusting.

todd
todd

I agree. I was mad that I wasted 2 hours of my life. There probably won’t be a daytime emmy broadcast anymore now that OLTL and AMC will be gone. That was OLTL last chance, and we were robbed of getting to celebrate. At least AMC had a really stupid Erica Cane wedding skit. OLTL usually dominates the creative craft awards. This was fixed. Not even best original song.

Robin
Robin

Last year’s Daytime Emmys were atrocious. It appears this year’s event was just as bad. I suppose, with so few soaps left, that the show needs to promote something other than daytime TV. 🙁

Congratulations to Michael Park! I adore that man! He has done some stellar work over the years. It was great to see him win last year, and a wonderful night cap on his years with ATWT by winning again. 🙂

ario
ario

the emmy’s were awful, who produce that 2 hour commercial for LAS VEGAS? or the awful infomercial for jabot cosmetic? how cheesy, it was really done bad, who ever produce it should stick to late night informecials. and cbs should stay out of doing the daytime emmy’s ..

heidi
heidi

I can’t see that video of Laura Wright too many times! She is so deserving and it is just the best win!!!

Sue
Sue

I miss the clips of the actors/actress and the memorials for those gone but they haven’t shown that for a few years now anyway. It’s a sad commentary on the status of soaps when the Daytime Emmys hardly showcase them.

By the way….what was Shemar Moor doing? I was waiting for a punch line. Lucci looked unsure of what was happening. Was that a ‘tribute’? Replacing the heads of her husbands with other daytime folk? Awkward!

George
George

Over the moon happy that JP and her writing team of ATWT did NOT win. Even more happy that CG did not get any recognition. That’s what happens when producers and writers have no respect for their loyal fans. Karma is a bitch, comes to bite you back big time.

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TODAY: John Callahan ‘iHub Radio’ Tribute With AMC Stars: Julia Barr, Walt Willey, Bobbie Eakes and More Guests

Saturday morning at 10amPST/1PMEST on Palm Springs iHub Radio, there will be a special hour tribute to the late soap veteran John Callahan who passed away last week at 66.

Callahan hosted his own show on the station, and to honor him the stations owner John McMullen, along with several of Callahan’s former All My Children co-stars including: Bobbie Eakes (Ex-Krystal), Walt Willey (Ex-Jack) , and Julia Barr (Ex-Brooke)  will also be part of the live broadcast special event, along with LIVE magazine TV host Melissa Neiderman, and other longtime friends and colleagues of Callahan’s.

As some know, John Callahan was a longtime resident of the Coachella Valley. From 2018 on he continued to be a part of the station with his weekly show all the way up until his death.

John’s soap resume was impressive, not only from his time as All My Children;s Edmund Grey, but also as General Hospital’s Leo Russell, Santa Barbara’s Craig Hunt, and Days of our Lives, Dr. Baker, plus his primetime roles including on Falcon Crest.

Following iHub Radio’s special broadcast, the tribute program will be available as an on-demand show via the iHubRadio.com home page.

So, let us know if you will be listening or caught the special broadcast honoring John today in the comment section below.

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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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