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Daytime Emmys Special 40th Anniversary Telecast! NATAS' David Michaels: "People Want To See The Soap Stars, And They Will!"

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With the announcement this morning from NATAS and HLN, that the Daytime Emmys are returning this year to the cable outlet for their television home to bring fans the ceremonies for a very important 40th anniversary edition of the Daytime Emmys, it looks like the Emmys may also honor achievements of soaps, The Young and the Restless and General Hospital!

In an exclusive chat with ABC Soaps In Depth, Daytime Emmy Telecast executive producer, Gabriel Gornell and NATAS Senior Executive Director, David Michaels, teased what to look for as a theme and the outlook for this year’s 40th Daytime Emmy presentation.

Gabriel Gornell stated. “We’ll definitely be looking at past, present and future with regards to daytime television. It’s our own 40th and that will anchor the theme. It’ll work nicely as we honor all the anniversaries that we’ll be celebrating at the same time.  We’re going to put particular emphasis on the wonderful clips from years past.  I can tell you everybody is excited to see wonderful clips celebrating 40 years of achievements. This year, more than any other, we’re going to be embracing that.”

In regards to how One Life to Live and All My Children will fit into all of this, (since OLTL had two weeks of airshows during the eligibility period and AMC was not on the air) David Michaels related, “Let’s just say that a lot of those actors are part of our 40 year history. So it’s certainly appropriate to have them there.”

But of course, the question on every daytime drama fans mind is, will the telecast put the soap stars and the soap categories as the main focus, and not try to back-burner them as has been attempted in past ceremonies before?  Michael’s expressed, “There are no fans like soap fans. People want to see the soap stars, and they will!”

So what do you think about the comments from Gornell and Michaels? Looking forward to the plans for this years 40th anniversary Daytime Emmy celebration so far? Let us know!

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Jason
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Jason

Sharon Case best actress for Sharon Newman Young and the Restless

Matt
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Matt

Sharon Case is the best actress Young and The Restless. Not one other actor deserves it more

Joshua
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Joshua

Case hasn’t received an Emmy nomination in ten years. She won’t get a nomination this year. Doesn’t really matter. I don’t even watch “Bold and the Beautiful” yet even I know that Susan Flannery will win the award for Outstanding Lead Actress.

RUBY C.
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RUBY C.

Sharon Case best actress and Peter Bergman best actor Young and the Restless

Edwin
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Edwin

I love this site and I love OLTL but in regards to this article NOBODY cares!!!!

Karen
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Karen

thank goodness that they’re gonna make the soaps as the main focus on the award show. would they do this to any other award show like the Tonys or the Oscars??? i can see them trying to get away with a Vegas informercial for the whole show & only give out a few awards during one of those 2.

Beth
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Beth

Sadly, I haven’t enjoyed the Daytime Emmys in years. They used to show clips of those who were nominated before the winners were announced, and if I recall, they cut that out. I doubt I will be watching, especially with so few soaps left. I don’t believe they will make soaps the main focus.

Ces
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Ces

I second that. Last year’s Emmy’s were horrible.

Derrick
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Derrick

Hoping they stay true to their word!

Dan
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Dan

If they wanna honor the soaps and show the soap stars, how about actually showing clips of the nominated actors and shows? That’s been a staple of the Daytime Emmys for years, any awards show really, and they didn’t do it last year. They also played this silly music that sounded like it was out of an 80s game show whenever someone would win an award. How about the actual show themes that we know and love? These are relatively minor things, but they’re things that people look for on these awards shows. I’m glad that HLN is airing the… Read more »

Renee
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Renee

I agree, if someone is nominated show a clip from their soap and play their theme music from the show they are on when they win! Not some stupid game show music… that was really lame last year! The Daytime Emmy’s is suppose to be about the soap stars… show them in all their glory not run them through like there is a fire.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I’ll be watching. Thanks HLN.

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

The proof will be in the show. I will be waiting to see if they come thru.

Arielle
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Arielle

I’m so incredibly grateful to Prospect Park for keeping our shows alive and to Hulu, for making them available for folks to watch!! I can’t WAIT till I have my friends from Pine Valley and Llanview back in my life every day!

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All My Children Virtual Reunion On Tap With Jill Larson, James Kiberd, and More

Some more residents of Pine Valley are set for another virtual reunion.

This time circle your calendars for next week on Wednesday, December 2nd.

That is when Matt Borlenghi (Ex-Brian Bodine), William Christian (Ex-Derek Frye), James Kiberd (Ex-Trevor Dillon) and Jill Larson (Ex-Opal Cortlandt) will gather from their respective homes for this conversation with Alan Locher on The Locher Room You Tube channel.

To watch the livestream conversation click here next week beginning at 1:00 p.m. EST / 10 a.m. PST

What were your favorite storylines through the years involving AMC’s Opal, Ttevor, Derek or Brian?  Let us know via the comment section below.

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WATCH: Kelly Ripa’s Walk Down Memory Lane with the Stars of All My Children & More On Her 30th Anniversary with Walt Disney Company

Today on Live with Kelly and Ryan, the morning show spotlighted Kelly Ripa’s 30-year career with ABC and the Walt Disney Company; which started back in 1990 when she took Pine Valley and All My Children by storm in the role of troubled teen, Hayley Vaughan.

On this special look-back episode of the syndicated talks show many guests from Kelly’s past and present career paid tribute to her accomplishments and remembered their time working with the talented actress and host.

From All My Children, Susan Lucci took part in the special anniversary and group virtual conversation with Ripa along with Eva LaRue, Walt Willey, Ripa’s husband, Mark Consuelos, Cameron Mathison, Finola Hughes and Dondre T Whitfield   Then, Ripa’s former Hope & Faith co-star Faith Ford was part of the festivities.

There were several special moments throughout the episode and you can watch some of them below.   Kelly made her ABC debut on this date, November 5th, 1990!

So, check out the anniversary celebration for Kelly below, and then share your well-wishes and congrats to her via the comment section.

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Kelly Ripa to Celebrate 30 Years at Walt Disney Company With Former Co-Stars of All My Children

Soap fans can say they knew her when, and tomorrow on the Thursday, November 5th episode of the syndicated talker Live with Kelly and Ryan, Kelly Ripa, celebrates her 30th anniversary with the Walt Disney Company and ABC.

Ripa started her journey as Hayley Vaughan on All My Children, a role she made her debut with back in 1990.

Joining Kelly for her anniversary with the company and network are former AMC castmates: Finola Hughes (ex-Alex/Anna), Eva La Rue (ex-Maria), Susan Lucci (ex-Erica), Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan), Dondré T. Whitfield (ex-Terrence) and Walt Willey (ex-Jackson).

Kelly stayed with All My Children until 2002, and along the way met her husband, Mark Consuelos who played Mateo on the show.

In 2001, Ripa replaced Kathie Lee Gifford as co-host of what then became Live with Regis and Kelly.  She also appeared on the sitcom Hope & Faith with Faith Ford from 2003-2006.  Ford will also participate in tomorrow’s special episode.

Check local listings in your area to watch Ripa’s anniversary celebration.

Share your favorite moment of Kelly as Pine Valley’s Hayley, or any other moment you loved in her television career via the comment section below.

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