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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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ATWT and GL Casting Directors To Talk Casting Some Of Your Favorites In Upcoming Virtual Chat

Here’s an intriguing virtual reunion from Alan Locher, and his Locher Room channel.  Coming up next week on Thursday, September 3rd at 2 p. m. EST/11 a. m. PST, the former casting directors of As the World Turns and Guiding Light will chat it up about their time casting some of your favorites from Oakdale and Spingfield.

Look for Mary Clay Boland, who was with As the World Turns till its conclusion in 2010 and Rob Decina who was with Guiding Light till it ended in 2009, to talk about the casting process, what they are up to today and so much more.

You can check it out next week live by clicking here.

So when you look at the last ten years or so of As the World Turns and Guiding Light, which characters and actors would you love to know about … and hear some back-story as to why they got their parts from Rob and Mary?  Let us know via the comment section below.

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‘As the World Turns’ Writers Virtual Reunion Planned

Coming up, four former writers of As the World Turns will share their favorite moments, storylines, or perhaps not-so-favorite storylines during the history of the beloved CBS soap opera on an upcoming edition of The Locher Room.

Look for Emmy-award winning writers: Tom Casiello, Susan Dansby, Charlotte Gibson, and Jean Passanante to go inside stories about the characters and stories they helped to create in Oakdale during their time with the series with host, Alan Locher.

Circle your calendars for next Friday, August 7th beginning at 2 p.m. EST/noon PST and follow the link here to view.

So, looking forward to the former writers chat of As the World Turns? Comment below.

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NEXT WEEK: As the World Turns Reunion with Lesli Kay & Kristina Romero

The Oakdale mother/daughter duo of Molly and Abigail is back for a virtual reunion coming up next week on Alan Locher’s The Locher Room via You Tube.

That is when Daytime Emmy-winner Lesli Kay (Ex-Molly) and Kristina Romero (Abigail) share stories and remembrances from their time on CBS’ iconic soap opera, As the World Turns.

Kay debuted on ATWT back in 1997 and her first run on the show lasted till 2004.  She later reprised the role on a recurring basis from 2009-2010.  She won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series back in 2001.

Throughout her daytime career Lesli has also been on General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful in the parts of Lois and Felicia, respectively.

As for Romero, when she was on ATWT from 2000-2002, she earned two Daytime Emmy nominations for her role as Abigail, back then she went by the name “Kristina Sisco” before she was married.

You can watch the reunion live on Thursday, July 30th at 2 p,m. est/111 a.m. PST by clicking on the link here.

So, looking forward to this ATWT reunion with Lesli and Kristina? Comment below.

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