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Daytime Emmys: New Categories For Dramas: New Approaches Performer, Guest Performer! Change In Pre-Nomination Performer Reels!

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Yesterday, On-Air On-Soaps previously announced the new date for the upcoming 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards which will be handed out on Sunday, April 26th 2015.  NATAS has not announced a deal with a television home as of yet, but is noted to be in heavy discussions.

Meanwhile, there have been a few category additions that will allow more performers from the soaps to be included:  First, there will now be a new acting category for soap web series performers:  Outstanding Performer in a New Approaches Drama Series. This category will recognize the work of an actor or actress only appearing on a New Approaches Drama Series.  The award will be for a lead or supporting role.

Secondly, as previously reported but with some new additional info, there will now be a category for Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series.  This award will recognize the work of an actor or actress who has made a limited number of appearances on a Daytime Drama during the 2014 Calendar year.  This does not mean, the only well-known names can compete, but anyone who has been in a guest role.

Finally, in the Pre-Nomination round where Daytime Drama performers have to submit clips of their work to get through to the first round of voting, now comes word that this year, while the reel can be up to 4 minutes total running time, and it now consist of any clips from up to two episodes from the 2014 calendar year.  This was changed from last year, when actors could only submit two scenes. 

So, what do you think of the category additions?  And the Pre-Nomination clip change?  Do you think it will help your favorite actor?  And, who are some of the names you can think of that could vie for the New Approaches or the Guest Performer category? Share your thoughts below!

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Max
Max

Donna Mills for Guest Appearance!!

Nick D.
Nick D.

Yup – if she doesn’t take that statuette home it will be a travesty. Donna is mesmerizing in this role and she’s the best looking 73 year old on the face of the earth. Damn, she looks good.

Patrick
Patrick

does seem like a shoe in

deservedly

dmr
dmr

Absolutely!

Andrea
Andrea

GH should clean up this year

Kim Huck
Kim Huck

Sharon Case hopefully will win from Young and the Restless

Momma
Momma

Not going to happen.

Sharon Case has fallen long out of favor with the Emmy panel. It’s been 11 years since they have nominated her for anything.

k/kay
k/kay

I know she does not have her nose up everybody’s behind! Please spare me the Sharon Case pile on! She is still employed looks like a million bucks and does not bad mouth people!

Mema
Mema

Praying that Michael Muhney submits his scenes from his last few days. Billy Miller too. Those were Oscar worthy performances.

Jimmy
Jimmy

Yes, both MM and BM did phenomenal on their last day together.

Erica
Erica

Shemar Moore or Meredith Baxter for Guest Performer.

Momma
Momma

Shemar already has one Emmy that he does not deserve please don’t give him another.

Iakovos
Iakovos

All good. The key is in the presentation and production. A shoddy cheap awards show does no one favors. I still sigh when I recall recent efforts on line and HLN and the miserable ways the cancelled soaps were remembered during those shows. The lack of star power in the programs or even attendance by other nominees is disappointing. This is a major doing. I want the powers that be to treat it as such or just do away with it.

Seriously, the trophy/engraving business in Hollywood must be very lucrative! So many awards… but daytime gets this one opportunity.

Leah
Leah

Just ‘cry’, ‘scream’ and you have emmy worthy scenes. Isn’t there suppose to be more? Where are the subtleties?

k/kay
k/kay

Don’t forget slamming chairs slinging arms repeating lines at least twice rolling your eyes standing with a pissed off attitude. Yep that is acting!

Shay
Shay

Why k/kay, it sounds like you’ve been watching GH!!!! That’s exactly what we’ve been heavily bombarded with by a certain someone over these past few months!

Patrick
Patrick

doesn’t this all reek of Heather Tom

hide your emmy she wants another one

Mo
Mo

Alison Sweeny and James Scott from EJ’s nightmare ep. Ali also did great work when EJ died.

MamaCoppola
MamaCoppola

They should both not only be nominated, but should win. The scenes that they have done the last few months have been amazing but the scenes when EJ died are definitely Emmy worthy.

Patrick
Patrick

here, here

didn’t they tho

these two… along with the ep when it was just the two of them… featured
ala… whos’s afraid of Virginia Wolf’ : shakespearean…. Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor

submit those two eps…. and this had better be a sure fire WIN WIN for both

so deserving… so missed…. so lacking in Salem… ( not that much but enough to realize what’s left… that the days production isn’t doing )

shucks… i’m just feeling the miss

lead actor and actress Nom’s : James Scott and Alison Sweeney for DAYS LIVED!

Ghlover
Ghlover

THIS IS GH’S YEAR!!! ok DAYS shouls get some gold but GH was on fire!!!!!

Nick D.
Nick D.

GH has been stellar. My guess is that Frank V. learned his lesson with picking submissions and GH is going to SWEEP this year because that was just a joke what happened last time.

Mary SF
Mary SF

With only four soaps still on network, adding some new categories might beef up the talent that would attend the ceremony— I like the idea of giving web soaps their own acting award. Some great performers might not have bother submitting their work believing they had no chance against established network soaps– so that should encourage them to submit clips. Guest role was long overdue—

By the sounds of it, it seems NATAS is trying to make up for last few years of neglecting their members who work on daytime shows, and are trying to give them the respect they deserve, by taking these awards more seriously.

However allowing more variety in the submission process might sound like progress, but personally, I don’t know think that will really change the flawed nomination process too much—

Patrick
Patrick

Really NICE press.

with CBS having two shows… double the nominations – vote getting

and ABC and NBC with one apiece… and by far the better shows of the two on CBS

Fans know

I really like the extra noms for internet show and guest role… it does make it that much more exciting to see more WINS

YES!

loving it

Serial respect

su0000
su0000

I only watch the soaps from daytime tv.. And I watch them at night.
I don’t watch game and talk and cooking shows..
so– I have zero joy in watching them get awards and I don’t watch it..

I do try to watch the soap awards, separate them out of the daytime junk tv ..
(have to time it just right lol ..

Wish there were just Soap Opera awards ..

Me
Me

Are the EMMYs in April already because they are finally smart enough to cancel this disastrous soap? Michael, why are you all pretending DAYS is still going strong? It’s pretty clear that ever since last summer (2013) Corday seems eager to destroy (successfully) his own show, most characters and the storylines. And to piss-off all his viewers in the process. Why?

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

I am happy to see the guest and the online only categories. Hoping for a much better produced and classier awards show than recent years.

Melador
Melador

Guest actor……depending on the number of shows Eileen Davidson could be in this category maybe even as the character Susan. Along with Donna Mills, Robin Matson (Heather Weber), or Constance Towers (Helena) Fred Willard on B&B, or some of the vet actors on Y&R.

kalamaty
kalamaty

MEREDITH BAXTER is a shoe-in for Emmy for Guest Performer on Y&R. Her work has been absolutely fantastic since she started. You’d think she’d be there for years! I hope she stays on with the cast for a long time; Y&R needs it!

Elite Advisors
Elite Advisors

They deserve a decent platform unlike the tragedy of last year….they have EARNED it and deserve it!

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‘Last Blast Reunion’ Chapter 1 Conclusion Available Now On The DOOL App: What Will Become Of The ‘Crew’?

The DOOL app’s digital drama series, Last Blast Reunion picks up the drama on Thursday with the release of episode 8; the last installment of chapter one.

As fans of the series know, Jan Spears has arrived alive and well on the scene, with a mysterious cake!  Is she ready to do in the Last Blast Crew?

Meanwhile, Shawn is held captive and strapped to a bed, thanks to Jan’s longtime obsession with the guy.  How will he be set free?

Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe), Heather Lindell (Jan), Martha Madison (Belle), Brandon Beemer (Shawn), and Jay Kenneth Johnson (Phillip) star.

Check out the episode, and make sure to download the app for free if you have not done so already.

Then let us know, what did you think of the Last Blast Reunion series? Would you want to see many of these characters back on the airshows of Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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Very exciting and hopeful news Days of our Lives fans, and those of the soap genre, coming out of the NBC Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, California Saturday morning.

During the lead-off executive session, NBC Chairman Paul Teledgy opened up about the status of Days of our Lives with the network since no official announcement had been made on their end as to the renewal pick-up of the beloved daytime drama.

However, Teledgy revealed:  “We are in a middle of finding out very soon,” and then added, “Of course Days of Our Lives is going to carry on. We love it. Millions of Americans watch it every week. I know that will be good news for the fans.”

Teledgy also told Deadline after the executive session that negotiations are still ongoing and the series will stay on NBC, and will not be moving onto the upcoming Peacock streaming service said to bow very soon.

The chairman’s comments come nearly two months following DAYS executive producer, Ken Corday’s comments to the cast that the show had been renewed for its upcoming season.  That came on the heels that for cost-cutting measures, during the dark months, that the cast had been let- \out of their contracts.

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Now, it looks like there is no doubt there is more Salem to come! Buckle-up for more intriguing stories within the series innovative time jump in the coming months … and that the four networks soaps are all here to stay for now.

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Heather Lindell Crushes It As Jan Spears Returns On The DOOL App’s ‘Last Blast Reunion’

On Thursday’s release of the 7th installment of the DOOL app’s digital series, Last Blast Reunion, it marked the first full episode featuring Heather Lindell in her return as the villainess and twisted, Jan Spears.

And as viewers of the series will note, Jan was the mean girl back in the day who had a thing for Shawn (Jason Cook, now Brandon Beemer) and back in 2004-2005 she kept the young man locked in a cage as her love slave as she went off the rails.

Well, as Last Blast Reunion fans will note in the 2020 version, Jan has kidnapped Shawn (Beemer) and this time he is shirtless and tied to a bed, as we learn just what Jan’s twisted plot is for the “Last Blast Crew”.

We won’t spoil the rest, but suffice to say, what a fun breath of fresh air it is to see Lindell do her thing, and remind us all why she can play cray-cray with the best of them.  Make sure to download the DOOLapp to see Jan try to take down the “crew”.  And, be on the lookout on Friday on the app for a sit-down interview with Lindell.

So, what do you think of seeing Heather as Jan Spears again? Would you love to see her jump back on the airshows as well sometime down the line, if she does or doesn’t get her comeuppance? Comment below.

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