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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!

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 .

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

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Ryan Paevey Makes Statement on Why He is Stepping Back from Acting While Being ‘Grateful to General Hospital for Giving a Green Actor a Chance’ and ‘Hallmark for Changing My Life’

GH and Hallmark fan favorite, Ryan Paevey (ex-Nathan West) wanted to clear the air after numerous reports and rumors had him quitting acting altogether and what that meant for any future projects in Hollywood he may have had planned.

Paevey released an exclusive statement to Heavy.com where he shared what is going on in his life. Back on June 19th, Ryan deactivated his Twitter and Facebook accounts and he may have deactivated his Instagram account on Friday as well, or as of this writing.

For Ryan, the decision to change his current life’s trajectory came after a series of events; chief among them moving closer to home to take care of his ailing mother who is battling lung cancer and social media scammers.

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Here is what Ryan shared: “Hey everyone…so first and foremost, I am a bit apprehensive that I even have to make a statement like this. I am certainly accustomed to a certain degree of gossip, but the past few weeks in particular have gotten out of control with speculation from third parties that have taken my words and expanded upon them to meet their narrative, or flat out misrepresented my words or misconstrued their meaning. I have always been an open book, and one who speaks his mind truthfully and directly, and it is unfortunate that we live in a world where social media makes it very easy to twist one’s words; I am often unaware it is even happening until someone from my team messages me in a panic, and so I feel it best to make a formal statement through HEAVY.”

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GH’s Dominic Zamprogna Opens Up on Concerns that Dante Was A-Goner: “There’s Any Number of Ways Comas Can Go”

When Detective Dante Falconeri was shot by a Pikeman henchman, and Jason (Steve Burton) was revealed alive and well, it put actor Dominic Zamprogna in a coma, and a bad one in soap terms, at that. For awhile there, it was touch and go for Dante.

The good news is Dante pulled through and is now back to his old self, and just in time for Dominic Zamprogna’s 15th anniversary with the ABC daytime drama series, which is June 22nd.

Dominic spoke to Soap Opera Digest on his milestone, and reflected back on the fan response from earlier this year when it may have appeared he was exiting the show for a second time.

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Zamprogna shared, “It’s nice to hear you say that people were worried about me – when I went into Frank’s (Valentini, EP, GH) office and he told me I was going into a coma, I started to worry about me (laughs)!”

From working on GH for a decade and a half now, Zamprogna has seen his fair share of comas, and in fact, his then on-screen wife, Lulu Spencer Falconeri was written off the show having never awakened from her coma.

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“There’s any number of ways comas can go,” said the popular GH star. “People joke, ‘Oh, you’ve got easy work.’ And it’s like, ‘Yeah, as long as it’s an on-screen coma! I don’t want to be in an off-screen coma, because then I’m not on the show!” But honestly, that means the world because we all care what people think about us, you know? And if people are happy to have me around, it feels good, obviously. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t.”

So, are you glad that Dante is still alive and kicking? Did you think the show might write-off Dante after he was shot a few months back? Is it time, as Dominic head towards his 20th anniversary with the soap opera, for the powers-that-be to bring Lulu out of her coma? Should Dante and Sam (Kelly Monaco) eventually tie the knot? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Mac Comes Home

You probably needed the hankies during today’s Wednesday, June 19th episode of General Hospital, for it marked the return of fan favorite John J. York to his role as Mac Scorpio.

This was to be York’s first episode back on-screen since he underwent treatment for two blood cancers and revealed his health diagnosis and battle publicly back in September of 2023.

The scenes involving Mac gave viewers all the feels, and it looked as if reality and the soap blurred, especially in York’s scenes with his on-screen children, Maxie (who Max raised) and grandchildren, Georgie, James, and Bailey Louise, and wife, Felicia (Kristina Wagner).

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Since Mac was out of town supposedly down in South America helping a ‘friend’, some things have changed, including Spinelli (Bradford Anderson). having moved in with Maxie and the kids, to which Mac does not disapprove.

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In the meantime, Cody (Josh Kelly) is a man in conflict when he has second thoughts about not telling Mac he is his biological son.  When James shows up Maxie’s with Cody in tow, he lays his eyes upon the just-arrived-back-in-town Mac. The two share pleasant “hellos.” Later, back at the Quartermaine stables, Cody tells Tracy (Jane Elliot) the long and winding road story of not knowing who is father was for most of his life. Cody shares he finally found his father in Port Charles, but his father doesn’t know he has a son. Tracy thinks Cody now has a chance to re-set some things and should come clean.

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Meanwhile, Felicia keeps getting calls from Maxie while she is work at General Hospital and does not pick up. So, Felicia is unaware that her husband is back. Eventually, Felicia arrives at Maxie’s and is in for a big surprise when Mac appears and the two hug and share a kiss.

After the episode aired, and seeing the reaction from GH fans, John J. York took to his account on X. York expressed, “WOW!!! I’m just so humbled by your warm, kind and gracious words as Mac returned to PC! Your support has been monumental! I have a feeling, things are about to get interesting!”

So, what did you think about Mac’s homecoming on GH? Were you touched just seeing John J. York back in action on the ABC soap opera? Comment below.

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