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Emmy reform in the Works? The scuttlebutt on NATAS' recent meetings!

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Is change a-coming for the voting system that determines the pre and final nominees for the Daytime Emmys next year? Nelson Branco filed this story to On-Air On-Soaps about the latest in the on-going debate on the voting saga!

EMMY REFORM IN THE WORKS? Could the right artists take home the gold next year?

And the Emmy goes to… the most deserving actor? That pipe dream may just become a reality if NATAS has its way.

Due to outspoken criticisms and deafening cries from the daytime TV industry, press, and from fans regarding the often unfair and skewed Emmy nomination process, NATAS recently held a meeting consisting of several members to discuss golden reform and address several key issues plaguing the integrity of the iconic award show.

An insider informs that the encouraging meeting, which drew about 40 members, including Sony exec Steve Kent, elicited a few healthy yet tense debates.

Newer members stressed the importance of revising the pre-nomination, nomination and judging process so the system can honor new blood, include actors who are blacklisted Emmy time due to backstage politics, and ultimately represent the best work from the calendar year.

Predictably, the old guard is still resisting change including the re-introduction of a Guest Star category.

– Nelson Branco

So soapers, how would you change the Emmy voting system? Should the first round be taken out of the hands of the actors themselves?  Let us know your thoughts.

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Maureen
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Maureen

Real reform would be doing away with the daytime emmys and just consolidating it with the primetime emmys so this way there is no more god awfule las vegas infommercials.

JustMe
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JustMe

This is a great idea! As long as it doesn’t turn into a long, boring Oscars-like award show.

JustMe
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JustMe

Could this reform include going back a few years, righting some wrongs, and giving Crystal Chappell the Emmy she so deserved for the graveyard scene on GL? I’d be all for THAT reform!

Gayle
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Gayle

All I know is that there is something wrong when truly the BEST actors are not getting their trophy and the fact that the same shows and actors are nominated over and over while others rarely even get a nomination/win!! Also, why have they stopped being televised and/or even advertised (for prime time) as they used to be?? Not happy about that at all!

Alot of changes need to be made….whatever it takes.

dorothyg
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dorothyg

Every year the Emmy get worse and worse…it’s getting to be all about one big promo for Las Vegas…how about holding the emmy where there is no glitter and glam and just the Emmy’s? It was such a disappointment not to see any of the clips on which all the actors were nominated for,yet they used all the time selling make-up and promoting las Vegas. I won’t watch again. I think James Scott was robbed of the Emmy this year and last year. The Emmy’s were such a big joke this year.

toscanti
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toscanti

I feel reform is necessary, Perhaps open up the first round to anyone believing they have emmy worthy material. That said, there would be alot of material to sift through. It is one way to do away with the much complained about popularity contest it has become.

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TONIGHT: 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS

Who will take home the gold at Sunday night’s 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards?  Well, from the looks of it .two heavy favorites going into it are Ted Lasso in the comedy categories, and The Crown in the dramatic categories, but as we have seen on previous Emmys there may be upsets afoot.

Other leading contenders through the night will include the series: The Mandalorian, WandaVision, The Handmaid’s Tale, Saturday Night Live, Lovecraft CountryThe Queen’s Gambit and Mare of Easttown.

Cedric the Entertainer will host the three-hour special on CBS beginning at 8 pm EST emanating from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.  Pandemic and all there will be a return to an opening number.

 

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The broadcast’s executive producer, Ian Stewart, confirmed an opening number, when he previously told Deadline, the number “is going to be a lot of people participating, singing, rapping.  It’s hopefully going to be a very impactful start, a ton of fun.”

The Primetime Emmys will have nominees in attendance, with a more limited amount virtually, and those who have tickets can stay in the venue through the whole show, unlike the Grammys or Oscars were those nominated were ushered in and out.  Look for the Emmys to take place outside the theatre under a tent.

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One Life to Live alum Renée  Elise Goldsberry (Ex-Evangeline) will be competing in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her role in Hamilton.  Another OLTL alum, Jonathan Groff (Ex-Henry), is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his role in Hamilton, as well.

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In the Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, Sterling K. Brown tries to win another Emmy for his role as Randall Pearson on This Is Us.   To view all the nominees, head on over to the TV Academy’s website.

This past June, CBS also aired the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in a pre-packaged show for broadcast due to Covid-19 restrictions.

So, who are you rooting for to win the gold at the 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards? Comment below.

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As The World Turns

Soap Vet Exec Prod and Director, Chris Goutman, Virtual Interview On Tap

The former executive producer of Another World and As the World Turns, Chris Goutman, will appear on a very special episode of The Locher Room next Friday, September 24th.

To celebrate the virtual interview show’s 200th episode, the Emmy Award-winning producer and director will join Alan Locher beginning at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m PST.   You can watch it live here.

Having started his career in the soaps an actor appearing on The Doctors, Search for Tomorrow, The Edge of Night and Texas, Goutman moved on to becoming a director and eventually an executive producer.  Chris has directed episodes of nine different daytime dramas.

Goutman currently serves as the Artistic Director, Associate Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

So, will you be tuning-in to see what Chris has to say about his time on AW and ATWT and more? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Remembers Carly Just as She Is Marrying Jason

After nine months of being “Mike”, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) had a major breakthrough as his memory is all coming back to him now (as the Celine Dion song says), and in the process the Tan-O has burned to the ground, signaling the the probable end to the Nixon Falls arc of the story.

As the story picked-up on Thursday, Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) plot to keep Sonny for herself and away from Carly majorly backfired on her.  Not only does Phyllis (Joyce Guy) now know that Nina lied about “Mike’s” identify the entire time, but Peter August (Wes Ramsey) is running wild and free heading back to Port Charles to claim his baby and Maxie (Kirsten Storms), after setting fire to the building.

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Since “Mike” ran in to save Nina and got hit by a beam in the process, he is alone in the burning Tan-O enveloped by flames, but that triggers the beginning of his memory coming back.

Meanwhile, back in Port Charles, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly (Laura Wright) are at their wedding, with the five family mob bosses present with a plot of their own and everyone wondering if Jarly will say “I do'”.    The two light a candle together for those loved ones no longer with them … ah, Sonny!

Back the burning Tan-O, Sonny is visited by the vision of the real Mike (Max Gail) who tells him it’s time for him to go home now.  A conflicted Sonny tells Mike he is very happy in Nixon Falls with Nina, but Mike tells him he needs to know his past in order to move forward.  When Sonny has flashes of his violent past it frightens him, and he says whatever family he has is better off without him in their lives.

Jax (Ingo Rademacher) tries to text Maxie while still in Nixon Falls with Nina to watch out for Peter, but she is attending and managing Carly and Sonny’s wedding, so she doesn’t pick up the phone!

Inside the Tan-O, Sonny sees a vision of woman, who when she turns and faces him is Carly. While Sonny is lying on the floor and is engulfed in flames and trapped, Mike tells Sonny he can die as “Mike” or live on as the man he truly is, Sonny.  It is then Sonny calls out “Carly!”

So, what did you think of the episode? Do you think Carly and Jason will get married? Will Sonny tells Nina he remembers? What will Nina’s next move be? Are you glad Sonny seems to have his memory back? The episode featured another strong performance by Maurice Benard.  Share your thoughts below.

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