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EXCLUSIVE: 46th Annual Daytime Emmys Backstage Video Interviews With The Winners

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Now that the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards have come and gone, you can now see and hear what all of the night’s big winners had to say immediately following receiving Emmy gold as Michael Fairman TV chatted with many of the newly-crowned Emmy recipients.

You can check out all the exclusive backstage interviews from both Sunday night’s 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards and Friday night’s Daytime Creative Arts Emmys via The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.  Make sure to “Subscribe” to view all the content.

From General Hospital’s acting wins for Maurice Benard, Max Gail, Patricia Bethune, Hayley Erin and Vernee Watson, to B&B’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, to Y&R’s big wins and interviews with former EP and head writer, Mal Young, to Kathie Lee Gifford’s win in her final season of ‘Today’ and more, check out what went down as we celebrated the daytime genre from those in front of the camera and behind the scenes.

For your easy guide to each interview (notated by talent/series/award received) check out our list below with a direct link to it for each night.

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46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 

Mal Young & Y&R cast members – Y&R – Drama Series

Maurice Benard – General Hospital – Lead Actor

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood – The Bold and the Beautiful – Lead Actress

Max Gail – General Hospital – Supporting Actor

Vernee Watson – General Hospital – Supporting Actress

Kyler Pettis – Days of our Lives – Younger Actor

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Hayley Erin – General Hospital – Younger Actress

Patricia Bethune – General Hospital – Guest Performer

Mal Young, Michael Conforti, David Rupel – Y&R- Writing Team Drama Series

Owen Renfroe –  Y&R –  Y&R Directing Team Drama Series

Kevin Spirtas, Michael Slade, Alison Vannour  – After Forever – Digital Drama Series

Valerie Bertinelli – Valerie’s Home Cooking – Culinary Host and Culinary Series

Kathie Lee Gifford – Today Show – Hoda and Kathie Lee – Entertainment Talk Show Host

Mary Connelly – Ellen DeGeneres Show – Entertainment Talk Show

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46th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 

Kevin Spirtas with Mitchell Anderson – After Forever – Lead Actor Digital Drama

Ellen DeGeneres Writing Team – Entertainment Talk Show Writing

Ken Corday – Days of our Lives – Music Composition Drama Series

Marnie Saitta– Days of our Lives – Casting Drama Series

Sean Patrick Flanery – The Bay – Supporting Actor Digital Drama

Y&R Hairstyling Team – Hairstyling Drama Series

Ellen DeGeneres Show Directing Team – Entertainment Talk Show Directing

Y&R Wardrobe Department – Costume Design Drama Series

Adam Sharp – President/CEO  NATAS

Dean Johnson and Andrzej Warzocha – Y&R – Live to Direct-to-Tape Sound Mixing

Jennifer Pepperman and Michael Slade – After Forever – Directing and Writing Digital Drama Series

The Talk Hair and Make-Up Team – Entertainment Talk Show Hair and Make-Up

Casey Kaspryzk – The Bold and the Beautiful – Original Song

Now below, check out five of our interviews with the big winners of Emmy weekend.  Then let us know in the comment section, what was your favorite moment from all the interviews, and who you were most happy to see receiving Emmy gold for their hard work and performances?

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The abuse storyline started out great then it drug on but when you see only a few minute clips I can understand how they got this emmy! Everybody said it was a rip off of Pretty Little Liars but I never saw the movie or whatever it was. I appreciate Mal trying something new I just not sure he realizes you are not getting any new viewers these days it’s the oldies that are sticking around . I got frustrated with him on other issues too many to mention. Out of the four remaining they chose the right reels!

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I am very happy for JM I hate the show but it’s nice to see a new face if the same person wins all the time it loses all meaning I do know she works hard ! Folks if you start screaming on this thread about people being robbed I will tell you can’t be robbed unless something is in your possession .

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So are we to infer that Bernard is resentful he didn’t win an Emmy in 15 years?

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nina Helps Sonny After Realizing He is Off His Meds

Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, will no doubt lead to Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Nina (Cynthia Watros) becoming closer, because she was witness, went through, and helped the mobster get help while he was having a manic episode after being off his meds for bipolar disorder.

A disheveled Sonny was outside insulating the kids’ treehouse, didn’t sleep all night, is not eating, and tells Nina – who stayed the night at the Corinthos’ home on the couch – that he feels great.  Then, he tells Nina to stop telling him what to do and to stay out of his way.

Nina panics and calls Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) at the hospital worried that Sonny is off his meds, and she needs medical advice on what to do about it.  Britt tells Nina it’s important to get Sonny to a doctor and not argue with him, but to get him to acknowledge he is having a manic episode.

After the call, Nina asks Sonny not to leave and to explain bipolar disorder to her. He replies it’s like a nightmare but that’s not what’s happening now. Then, he grabs her wrists hard as she stands at the door, as he wants to leave, and Nina tells him, she is hurting her.  Sonny has a moment of realization and insists he does not hurt women. Sonny asks Nina if she is now afraid of him?  She tells him she isn’t. All of a sudden, Sonny feels exhausted.  He sits with Nina and starts to cry and admits he has been off his meds.  She gets him to agree that he needs to see Dr. Sullivan and get a refill.

Sonny and Nina arrive at GH, and Britt shows them to an examining room. Nina wants to make sure he’s OK, before she exits, but Sonny wants to make sure he did not injure her wrists. Nina says she is OK, but you could tell she is emotional from the entire encounter she went through with Sonny.

Maurice Benard took to Twitter within the last 24 hours stating about the storyline which is throwing Sonny’s love life in turmoil and working opposite both Laura Wright (Carly) and Cynthia Watros: “I go where ever it is best for the show and fortunately right now this story is doing well, even better than well, now you may not want to hear that. You already know I love Laura and Cynthia. I keep saying this is between history and change, I think after 20 years change is good.”

So, what did you think of the scenes between Nina and Sonny? Do you agree with us that Nina seeing Sonny having a manic episode will draw them closer together? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Helena, Jennifer Smith & The Ice Princess: What Did You Think of Luke Spencer’s Memorial?

Friday’s episode of General Hospital brought the highly-anticipated story around the apparent death of Port Charles iconic, Luke Spencer (Tony Geary), although many fans, and even some of the cast of the show, are not sold that Luke is “dead” dead.

During the show, characters spoke of some of the history of Luke in Port Charles, most especially Luke’s sister, Bobbie played by Jackie Zeman.  Throughout the years, Zeman is at her best when she is given material through the writing of the show to connect to the history of Luke and Bobbie.  She did so when Bobbie was remembering how Luke came to Port Charles to help her break up Scotty and Laura, in a discussion with her daughter, Carly (Laura Wright).

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As everyone is gathering at the Haunted Star to pay their respects to Luke, Curtis (Donnell Turner) arrives to support Laura (Genie Francis), Felicia (Kristina Wagner) and Anna (Finola Hughes) arrive together, Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and Ava (Maura West), as well as Spencer (Nicholas Alexander Chavez  also show up. It is through Nikolas’ conversation with Laura that we learn why Luke’s sons, Ethan and Lucky, can’t make the funeral and, of course, we know why Luke’s daughter Lulu can’t make it because she is in a coma!

Victor (Charles Shaughnessy) shows up and snipes at everyone and then leaves.  Tracy (Jane Elliot), who has arranged the memorial, is with an urn supposedly filled with Luke’s ashes and Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) finds her on the deck of the Haunted Star and talks her into giving her planned eulogy.

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Meanwhile, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) finds his dad, Sonny (Maurice Benard) drinking at Charlie’s, and later Scott (Kin Shriner) and Robert (Tristan Rogers) stop in and heated words are exchanged between Sonny and Scott. Victor shows up and instead of Scott and Sonny pummeling each other, they get into a fight against Victor.

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As Scott and Robert are about to be on their way to the Haunted Star, Scott stays behind because of his past with Luke.  Then, Sonny tried to patch things up with Carly before they head to the memorial.

Back on the yacht, Anna and Felicia find a note and a flash drive, after hearing a commotion on the yacht.  When the note says “play me”, none other than Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers) addresses Luke’s friends and family from apparently the great beyond.  As Helena spews her venom against Luke, Laura has enough and pulls the plug on Helena’s video speech.  Tracy looks concerned, like she may want to hear whatever else Helena had to say.

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Next, Tracy does her best in short order to eulogize Luke.  That is juxtaposed with Scott trashing Luke.  Later, by herself on the deck, Tracy spreads Luke’s ashes over the waters of Port Charles. Back on the pier, Scott relishes Luke being gone, and that he is still standing saying, “You lose you son of a bitch!” Just then Luke’s ashes blow in into his face.  When Bobbie arrives, and see Scott full of ashes, she asks what happened.  Scott says, “I caught the bouquet,” an obvious nod to the Luke and Laura wedding of the past, where Scott returned at their wedding and caught the wedding bouquet.

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Back on the Haunted Star, Tracy then has a gift in hand for Laura, but she tells Tracy if that’s the Ice Princess she does not want anything to do with it, and tells Tracy to keep it.  Spencer sees this go down and his interest on the diamond is instantly piqued.

Back at Charlie’s bar, Victor has an ominous toast to Luke saying, “The good people of your fair city are in for a big surprise!”

At the Haunted Star, dressed in black with black veil, Jennifer Smith reveals herself to a shocked Laura.

So, what did you think of Luke’s memorial episode? Favorite parts of it? Least favorite? Share your thoughts in the comment section. But first, check out Helena’s videotaped speech and Tracy’s eulogy to Luke below.

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(WATCH) GH’s Genie Francis Shares: “I Just Have a Hard Time Believing, In My Heart, That The Great Luke Spencer Died in an Accident”

Today’s Friday episode of General Hospital, is set to feature the funeral of the iconic Luke Spencer (Tony Geary).

While family and friends will gather on the Haunted Star to memorialize him, what been teased by the ABC daytime drama is it will also set a whole storyline in motion.

ABC7 entertainment guru, George Pennacchio, spoke to several of the GH cast, who are involved in the episode including: Luke Spencer’s long-time love, Laura played by Genie Francis.

Francis exclaimed on the whole story: “I just have a hard time believing, in my heart, that the great Luke Spencer died in an accident.  No one stays dead on a soap. I don’t know how many times I’ve been dead. Really!”

Genie added: “I feel like they’re setting the stage, really, for a wonderful comeback and I’m going to keep my fingers crossed for that.”

Luke’s longtime friend played by Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) shared: “And has it actually happened? I mean, frankly, we have a little urn about this big that’s supposed to contain him and that’s it.”

And Luke’s sister, Bobbie, played by Jackie Zeman, also weighed-in if Luke is really a-goner: “Sometimes you get these little red herrings so, as you know, George, you know, you never really know.”

Watch Pennacchio chat with the GH stars below.

Now weigh-in, do you believe Luke is very much alive and well? Held captive, or “dead” dead? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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