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DGA Nominees Announced: AMC, B&B, GH, OLTL & Y&R Director's score nods!

The nominees were announced today for the 64th Annual DGA (Directors Guild of America) Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, Feature Films and Commercials for the year 2011.   And, in the Daytime Serials category seven of the top directing talents in the field of soaps scored nominations representing: All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless!

The winners will be announced at the 64th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 28, 2012, at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles!

And the nominees are … (note in some cases, the show is identified by title and some cases by episode number)

LARRY CARPENTER

One Life to Live, Viki confronts her alters”
(ABC)

Mr. Carpenter’s Directorial Team: Associate Directors: Teresa Anne Cicala, Tracy Casper Lang, Michael Sweeney Stage Managers: Alan Needleman, Keith Greer, Jennifer Blood, Brendan Higgins, Production Associates: Kevin Brush, Nathalie Rodriguez

CASEY CHILDS

All My Children, Who did J.R. Shoot? AMC finale”
(ABC)

Mr. Childs’ Directorial Team: Associate Directors: Anthony Pascarelli, Marika Kushel Stage Managers: Michele Azenzer, Teri Pensky, Brendan Higgens Production Associates: Diana Jones, Allison Reames, Lia Katz

MIKE DENNEY

The Young and the Restless, Diane, from beyond the grave, shares her perspective on those suspected of her murder in a flashback episode”

(CBS)

Mr. Denney’s Directorial Team: Associate Directors: Marc Beruti, Chris Mullen, Robbin Phillips. Stage Managers: Tom McDermott, Herbert Weaver Jr. Production Associates: Erica Meyer, Vanessa Noland, Nancy Ortenberg

WILLIAM LUDEL

General Hospital, “Luke’s Intervention
(ABC)

Mr. Ludel’s Directorial Team: Associate Directors: Christine Magarian Ucar, Denise Van Cleave, Penny Pengra, Peter Fillmore, RC Cates, David MacLeod Stage Managers: Craig McManu, Crystal Craft, Production Associates: Christine Cooper, Andrea Compton

SCOTT MCKINSEY

General Hospital, “Liz and Siobhan’s car accident”
(ABC)

Mr. McKinsey’s Directorial Team: Associate Directors: Christine Magarian Ucar, Denise Van Cleave, Penny Pengra, Peter Fillmore, RC Cates, Dave MacLeod Stage Managers: Craig McManus, Crystal Craft,  Production Associates: Allison Reames, Christine Cooper

CYNTHIA J. POPP

The Bold and the Beautiful, “Brooke Berry”
(CBS)

Ms. Popp’s Directorial Team: Associate Directors: Clyde Kaplan, Casey Kasprzyk, Steven Wacker, Catherine Sedwick  Stage Managers: Laura Yale, Douglas Hayden, Lisa Winthur-Huston

ANGELA TESSINARI

All My Children, “Jessie confesses to Angie about the baby switch”
(ABC)

Ms. Tessinari’s Directorial Team: Associate Directors: Marika Kushel, Anthony Pascarelli Stage Managers: Michele Azenzer, Teri Pensky, Brendan Higgins Production Associates: Diana Jones, Allison Reames, Lia Katz

So let us know, who do you think deserves the DGA for their directorial efforts from your favorite soap?

 

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Congrats to all the nominees….. Mike Denney’s gonna take it, though….. sorry! 🙂

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If you’re going to Disney World, you might not be able to watch General Hospital. The ABC affiliate in Orlando, Florida, has announced that it is giving away GH’s timeslot to a new talk show — and not the one from Katie Couric. In announcing the signing of Kate Couric to a new talk show earlier this year, ABC also made the secondary announcement that it would be giving an hour of its daytime lineup back to local affiliates. While it wasn’t immediately clear what that would mean for General Hospital, a disturbing new scenario has emerged due to the… Read more »

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All My Children Alum Cornelius Smith Jr. Joins the Cast of Apple TV+ Limited Series, ‘Five Days At Memorial’

Daytime fans remember him fondly as the son of Jesse (Darnell Williams) and Angie Hubbard (Debbi Morgan), Frankie, on All My Children.  And now, actor Cornelius Smith Jr., is set to join a major limited series based on the acclaimed nonfiction book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink, about the the first five days following Hurricane Katrina made landfall entitled Five Days at Memorial.

Written by John Ridley and Carlton Cruse, Smith will play a doctor, (something he is very familiar with playing since Frankie Hubbard was a doctor in Pine Valley!) named Dr. Bryant King, an internist and one of the few doctors of color at the hospital, who finds himself very much in the middle of the crisis.  He will headline the show alongside Vera Farmiga and Adepero Oduye.

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The series will stream on Apple TV+, and no word yet as to when it will have its debut following its filming.

 

Since his time on All My Children, Smith has appeared on ABC’s Scandal, and had recurring roles on God Friended MeSelf Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker and Manhunt.

Deadline broke the casting news.

So, looking forward to seeing Cornelius back on our screens? Do you remember his work as Dr. Frankie Hubbard on All My Children? Comment below.

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Tribute to Agnes Nixon Set Featuring: Susan Lucci, Erika Slezak, Debbi Morgan, Darnell Williams & Peter Bergman

Next week, circle Wednesday March 31st at 3 p.m. EST/12 p.m. PST for a very special celebration of the life and times of the legendary Agnes Nixon.

As soap fans know, Nixon was the creator of All My Children, Loving, One Life to Live, and as well wrote for several other soaps, and to honor her The Locher Room will be bringing you a special episode, hosted by former soap publicist, Alan Locher, featuring actors who were pivotal to those shows.

Look for Susan Lucci (Ex- Erica Kane, AMC), Erika Slezak (EX-Victoria Lord, OLTL), Peter Bergman (Ex-Cliff, AMC, now Jack, Y&R), Debbi Morgan (Ex Angie, AMC and Darnell Williams (Ex-Jesse, AMC) to all take part, along with Agnes’ son, Bob Nixon, plus it has been noted that viewers will also hear from the iconic Carol Burnett (Ex-Verla Grubbs, AMC) who was one of All My Children’s biggest fans.

You can watch the livestream here.

Throughout her storied career Agnes won five Writers’ Guild of America Awards, five Daytime Emmy Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2010 and was inducted into Soap Opera Weekly’s Soap Opera Hall of Fame among other notable achievements.

So, will you be checking out this special tribute to the one and only Agnes Nixon? Comment below.

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‘Home & Family’ Canceled; Upcoming 9th Season to Be Its Last

In a turn of events, following the recent announcement that a retooled Home & Family was returning to production and will be back on the air three days a week beginning in April, comes word on Tuesday that the series has been canceled.

The upcoming ninth season will now be its last.  The Hallmark Channel morning show features former All My Children star, Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) along with Debbie Matenopolos as co-hosts.

In a statement, a Hallmark Channel spokesperson shared:  “The 9th and current season of Home & Family will be the series’ last. For nearly a decade, the show has anchored our daytime lineup, featuring countless hours of cooking, lifestyle, DIY, health, entertaining, and decorating segments,” the spokesperson said. “We want to thank the heart and soul of the show, our incredibly talented cast and crew – led by co-hosts Debbie Matenopoulos and Cameron Mathison – for their creativity, hard work, and dedication. Our audience can look forward to more of the topical segments they know and love when the show returns on Monday, April 5, with a new one-hour, three-day-a-week format.

The final episode will air in the late summer on Wednesday, August 4th.

So, sad that the lifestyle show, Home & Family will conclude after this season? Comment below.

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