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Former Soap Stars, Julianne Moore and Tom Berenger Take Home Emmys! Maggie Smith scores win for Downton Abbey!

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Tonight on the just concluded broadcast of the 64th Annual Primetime Emmys on ABC, a few former soap stars and a legend appearing in a juicy nighttime soap took home the gold!

Julianne Moore won for Outstanding Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture for her performance as Sarah Palin in Game Change.  This was Moore’s second Emmy of her career, having last won a Daytime Emmy back in 1988 for her roles a Sabrina and Frannie Hughes on As the World Turns.

Tom Berenger, who played Tim Siegel on One Life to Live from 1975-1976, won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Mini Series or Motion Pictures for Hatfields & McCoys.

And for the amazing cast of the British soap opera, Downton Abbey, (which new season will air in January in the U.S)  it was legendary Maggie Smith, who won the acting prize for the series with her win for her portrayal of the Dowager Countess in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

In the major categories of the night, Homeland was named Outstanding Drama Series and Modern Family won the prize for Outstanding Comedy Series.  What do you think of Moore, Berenger, and Smith’s Emmy win’s?  Let us know!

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Robert Coplin
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Robert Coplin

I could care less on who wins at any award shows as i think they are a waste of time watching it

toscanti
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toscanti

I love Julianne Moore, she has been very under rated. She can act as well as any and better than most. Congrats Julianne!!!!! Well deserved.

mo
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mo

I didn’t know Tom was on a soap. Regardless, glad he won. He does a great job on DWTS.

susan M.
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susan M.

Julianne Moore played a very good Sarah Palin (CLUELESS)……….Didn’t know much about politics at all………………………..What a movie…..I saw it….She had no idea what to do….Beringer I like….I started to watch OLTL with my Mom at that time..I remember his part as Tim Siegel….I have seen some of his movies too…Happy them both they deserved to win !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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maddiehayes

I was SO in love with “Timmy and Jenny” back in the day, I quit watching OLTL after they killed him off!
Glad to see Tom Berenger’s still around, he was and still is SUCH a good-looking guy!

Patrick
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Patrick

Julianne Moore! x-Frannie – As the World Tuirns…. I love her…. and, she acknowledges Soaps!

Tom Berenger – He looked good…. i still have hatfield and McCoys on my DVR… cause of him and Bill Paxton (Big love).

Jessica Lange WON! my favorite! People! if you have the time… and want mystery, intrigue, and scare the crap out of you…. you’d watch on FX – American Horror Story… it starts Octover 17? so well written, crafted, and filmed…. this new season… includes Chloe Sevginy… amazing actress from big love.

Massimiliano
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Massimiliano

Tom Berenger is the best actor in the world ( with AL Pacino).

Tom Berenger is Great and Legendary actor.

janet
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janet

Julianne great for her.She doesn’t hide from her soap role.She actually returned to help end the show. She will always have a fan in me because of it. Was very happy to see she won.
She is a very beautiful and talented actress in and out!

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‘Santa Barbara’ & GH Favorite Judith McConnell Virtual Interview On Tap

You loved her as Sophia Capwell on Santa Barbara, and the troublemaking Augusta McLeod on General Hospital, plus several other soap roles, and now fan favorite Judith McConnell is set for a virtual interview in The Locher Room.

Look for Judith to chat it up with host, Alan Locher on the upcoming Friday, October 23rd edition of the You Tube series beginning at at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m. PST.

As well as being known for her soap roles on SB and GH, Judith also played Valerie Conway on As the World Turns, Miranda Bishop on Another World and Eva Vasquez on  and One Life to Live.

In primetime, McConnell has appeared on Star Trek, Dragnet, Beverly Hillbillies, Mayberry RFD, Green Acres, Mannix and more.

To watch the livestream click here.

So, what has been your favorite Judith McConnell role in her illustrious daytime career? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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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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Michael Park Joins the Cast of HBO’s ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner and former star of As the World Turns Michael Park (Ex-Jack Snyder), has been added to the cast of HBO’s upcoming time travel drama, The Time Traveler’s Wife.

According to Deadline, the series is adapted by former Dr. Who head writer and Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, The Time Traveler’s Wife tells the intricate love story of Clare (Leslie) and Henry (James), and a marriage with a problem… time travel.

In it, Park will play the role of “Philip Abshire” – Clare’s father, who is said to be a high-powered Chicago lawyer, he is brisk and orderly, and expects all his children to fall into line.

The series also will star former General Hospital and Oscar winner, Jaimie Ray Newman (Ex-Kristina).  She won an Academy Award for her Live-Action Short, Skin.

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So, looking forward to seeing Michael and Jaimie in their new TV roles? Comment below.

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