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GH Wins 5! Y&R Wins 3! At Tonight's Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Ceremonies!



The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) tonight announced the winners of the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards in a sold-out, grand gala for over 1,000 attendees at the Westin Bonaventure, in downtown Los Angeles.  General Hospital walked off with the most gold in the Daytime Drama field with five, followed by The Young and the Restless with three!

“The Daytime community is well and prospering as witnessed by this overwhelming turnout honoring the best in Daytime television in more than fifty categories,” said Malachy Wienges, Chairman, NATAS.  “With Byron Allen hosting and so many stars here to salute those who work so hard behind the scenes, it’s a wonderful night for Daytime Television.”

Tonight’s show was hosted by Byron Allen, of Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen and joined by an illustrious group of presenters that included Kevin Clash with Elmo from Sesame Street Workshop, Melissa Claire Egan and Vincent Irizarry of All My Children, Lauren Koslow and James Scott of Days of Our Lives, Julie Marie Berman and Dominic Zamprogna of General Hospital, Michelle Stafford and Christian LeBlanc of The Young and the Restless, Kristolyn Lloyd and John McCook of  The Bold and the Beautiful, Kristen and Eddie Alderson of  One Life to Live, Richard Wiese from Born to Explore, Chris Kratt from Wild Kratts, Gloria Allred from We the People with Gloria Allred, Judge Kevin Ross from America’s Court with Judge Ross, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri of Kitchen Cousins, Ted Barba, Actor and Stunt Coordinator and the remarkable June Foray, actress and legendary animation-voice performer.

The Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2011 calendar year.  Now after the jump, see who won in the Daytime Drama categories! 

Outstanding Promotional Announcement – Episodic

General Hospital: “Brenda Wedding” & “Kidnapping”                          ABC

Scott Tucker, Executive Producer ABC Daytime
Adam Rockmore, SVP Marketing & Promotion
Sara Cahill, Executive Creative Director

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction / Set Decoration/Scenic Design For A Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful                                                                         CBS

Jack Forrestel, Production Designer
Fabrice Kenwood, Art Director
Elsa Zamparelli, Set Decorator
Charlotte Garnell Scheide, Set Decorator

Outstanding Achievement for a Casting Director For A Drama Series

General Hospital        ABC
Mark Teschner, Casting Director

Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design  For A Drama Series

General Hospital                                                                ABC
Mary Iannelli, Costume Designer

Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling For A Drama Series   (TIE)

The Bold and the Beautiful                                                                          CBS

Michele Arvizo, Key Hairstylist
Audrey Soto, Hairstylist
Romaine Markus-Myers, Hairstylist
Adriana Lucio, Hairstylist

The Young and the Restless                                                                         CBS

George Guzman, Hairstylist Shannon Bradberry, Hairstylist Mary Kate Welsh, Hairstylist Rachel Ross Bunch, Hairstylist Adriana Lucio, Hairstylist Regina Rodriguez, Hairstylist
Rachel Mason Bonner, Hairstylist

Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction For A Drama Series

One Life To Live                                                                                            ABC
Bob Bessoir, Lighting Director
Scott Devitte, Lighting Director

Outstanding Achievement in Live & Direct To Tape Sound Mixing For A Drama Series   (TIE)

All My Children                                                                                            ABC

Christopher Banninger, Production Mixer RT Smith, Post-Production Mixer Anthony Inglese, Boom Operator
Stu Rudolph, Boom Operator
Andy Morales, Boom Operator


The Young and the Restless                                                                        CBS

Tommy Persson, Production Mixer Dino Johnson, Post-Production Mixer Mark Beckley, Boom Operator
Luis Godinez Sr., Boom Operator Mark Mooney, Boom Operator Denise Palm Stones, Boom Operator

Outstanding Achievement in Makeup For A Drama Series

Days of Our Lives                                                                                          NBC

Gail J. Hopkins, Head Makeup Artist
Nina Wells, Makeup Artist
Joleen Rizzo, Makeup Artist
Glen Alen Gutierrez, Makeup Artist
Deidre Decker, Makeup Artist

Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing For A Drama Series

All My Children                                                                                            ABC

Anthony Pascarelli, Editor
Marika Kushel, Editor

Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction And Composition For A Drama Series

The Young and the Restless                                                                         CBS

Mike Dobson, Music Supervisor Bryan Harrison, Music Supervisor Jack Allocco, Composer
David Kurtz, Composer

Outstanding Original Song for a Drama Series

General Hospital                                                                                           ABC

Robert Howard Hartry, Composer & Lyricist
Benjamin West, Composer & Lyricist

Outstanding Achievement inTechnical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control For A Drama Series

General Hospital                                                                                           ABC

Averill Perry, Technical Director Kevin Carr, Technical Director DJ Diomedes, Camera Operator Dale Carlson, Camera Operator Craig Camou, Camera Operator
Dean Cosenella, Camera Operator Antonio Simone, Video Control Charles Barrett, Video Control

Outstanding Stunt Coordination

Days of Our Lives                                                                                          NBC

Terry James, Stunt Coordinator

So what do you think of the winners in the Creative Arts categories? Let us know! And look for pictures from the big night later today!



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Congrats to GH for 5 awards! That is with Michael McBain!! Star and Todd from OLTL that helped get the 5 awards!! I am very happy for GH and wish them the best. Glad to see our one or two soaps that we have left get awards! What does that tell everyone? Bring back soaps! Bring back OLTL!! Get those actors back to work!! Soaps are still alive and people watch them!! Thank you Michael for always sharing the up to date soap news with us…Thanks for all that you do!! I have you on fb and twitter… I know if you or myself were wealthy you would have a network and bring back OLTL and AMC.. because there are still millions of fans that love the soaps! Congrats to GH and Y & R… Thank you Michael!

these awards are for the 2011 season, sorry judi, but it’s no emmy award for GH current regime, its for the old one. sorry to break your heart, but GH isn’t winning all these awards because of FV and RC, for that we wont know till the 2012 season is over and up for nominations.

I know it was creative arts awards, and casting director for GH won, which means the actors they added from OLTL was a good move!! As for winning the song? well I am happy for GH, but I loved the exciting music, graphics, etc from OLTL… was the best ever… Congrats GH and Y & R at least we have you ….. Will be watching for the pictures from the Creative Arts In Daytime … so I can see the presenters… Your the best Michael Thank you!!

These awards were for things that happened in 2011, so the OLTL actors coming to GH weren’t a part of it.

I just want to say, I turned on the tv, this morning to watch a little SoapNet and catch an old episode of OLTL while I got ready for work and found that Disney Jr has taken over the original programming that was once there. I find it just strange how quietly this was done overnight. I knew that SaopNet wass ending, but thought there was still a little bit more time before this crap took over. ABC sucks!!! I hate how they deal with this. There was no announcement or anything about this.

Torrey your lucky that Soapnet lasted this long for you as here in Sacramento if you had Comcast Cable they took off Soapnet back in mid April.

Torrey, I still have soapnet on direct tv, how were you getting it before, what cable company? A friend of mine lost it they had comcast. I know one evening that’s when I like to watch soap net, It will be gone it’s just a matter of time. I don’t understand why I am getting it then there are so many others who aren’t but it still has the regular programming of soap net and there is disney junior, Wish someone would explain. Abc does suck, you got that right.

I live in the NW portion of Florida, and have Mediacom. I was receiving Soapnet until this morning. I’m really depressed by it. I usually have to be to work early in the morning, and would get up and watch old episodes of OLTL. It was my way of keeping the show alive, for me….

I sent Michael a tweet, but don’t know if he’ll respond or be able to come up with the answer, but I would love to know how the cancellation of AMC & OLTL have truly effected the remaining daytime lineup of ABC. I mean, I know that the Revolution is in the tank, and will soon begone too. But I want to know if The View, GMA and all the other shows have faired in the ratings, since ABC stupidly got rid of AMC & OLTL

I live in florida to, the central part, I heard a few weeks ago that the chew isn’t doing as good as all my children did, Its so sad I miss one life to live and all my children and I would like to know the true ratings of the other abc shows to, I never understood why abc canceled those soaps, I know for sure that the revolution never came close to beating One life to live, All I know is I don’t think abc will ever have the daytime fans like they had when the soaps were on I know I will never go back if they get rid of general hospital that will be the last show I ever watch on their network.

Don’t think Y&R should have won for hairstyling. Don’t think it’s too creative. Days should have won for Sami’s hair alone! Nice to see Days did win for makeup.

Agreed on both counts.

I agree with you both.

IMO… doesn’t Sammi, seem to have come in to her own… ala… grand dame… of DAYS.. she’s a full figured woman… ala queen mum Marlena… when Sammi quaffs her hair bun style… she reels old serial gussied up. it adds mystique and lends herself meaning for acting soap. re-posting this….

I like Allison Sweeney’s and/or days choices in Sammi’s look… she totally embodies her womanhood.

for all the changes that are going on at DAYS – Allison Sweeney, has been the one constant.. who has carried… DAYS… the torch, heroine, handed down… from Ms. Classy Deidre Hall. Kudos to Allison Sweeney and Chandler Massey.

Whenever any of my abc soaps win I will be happy. One life to live got something, I guess you have to keep the lights on. who keeps the emmys? Abc ? still not happy one life to live was left out of the drama and writing series. congrats general hospital I hope our soaps do good next saturday.

yea for the 2 AMC won, and the one OLTL got, seriously would have liked for Paul Glass to win the outstanding original song though 🙁

It was my hope that Y&R would lose in every single category in both creative and acting categories this year. It would be a major indictment on MAB’s disgusting run of a once glorious show.


it’s a Hoot that Y&R, still, counts, and advertises, whenever, the actors, plug, the show… it’s the #1 show… FOR YEARS!

use to irritate me… and i say this, cause,,, i’d be watching other shows.. and wanted my show to be #1. ATWT. DAYS. Santa Barbara. AMC. etc… thru the years… and, don’t get me wrong… i’d still keep up with Y&R… and for many of those (suspect) lol… years at #1… can see why it gained a huge following… that being said… i’m not watching y&r… and agree, with most fans… because of MAB. and, for the millionth time,,, letting go of Eileen davidson.

Congrats Y&R on three wins, very well received!
Also a congrats to B&B and DAYS on winning 2!

DAYS! DOOL, WINS 2! Make-Up and Stunt!

Mathew Ashford, Chandler Massey, Molly Burnett…. three gold statues, honoring your stellar conbribution to daytime serials…. DAYS’ – Best Serial.

I hold out hope in the wake of the major upheaval… R.I.P. Bo, Melanie, Carrie, Austin, Jack, Madison, Ian, Lexie.

how could I have forgotten, Stefano…. R.I.P.

perhaps, it’s because he is Mr. DOOL.

He resonates… all that DAYS once was, and could be.

How did Y&R win for hair? Have they seen Sharon and Victoria’s hair?

Wishing a hearty congratulations to all of the Emmy winners. These are the people that make it happen day in and day out, with very little fanfare. So happy for them!! Thank you for all that you do!

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Susan Lucci Joins the Cast of Jonah Hill’s Movie ‘Outcome’

Look who will be part of the ensemble cast in motion picture and film star Jonah Hill’s new film project! That’s right, none other than Susan Lucci (ex-Erica, All My Children).

According to Deadline, the daytime television icon joins other notables including Laverne Cox and David Spade who have been added to the cast of Outcome. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Matt Bomer (ex-Ben, Guiding Light) and Cameron Diaz.

In Outcome, which is written by, and will be directed by Hill, the dark comedy centers around Reef (played by Reeves), a damaged Hollywood star who must dive into the dark depths of his past to confront his demons and make amends after he is extorted with a mysterious video clip from his past.

Photo: JPI

Soap fans know that following her iconic run as All My Children’s Erica Kane, Susan went on to be featured in Lifetime’s Devious Maids in the role of Genevieve Delatour.  Since her Pine Valley days ended (when AMC was canceled in 2012), Susan has appeared in numerous shows and made numerous appearances.  n December of 2023, Lucci was awarded the Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Outcome will debut on Apple and is an Apple Studios production. The film marks the latest collaboration for Hill and Apple Original Films, who are also developing a Grateful Dead biopic with Martin Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions, to be directed by Scorsese, with Hill starring in it and as one of the producers of the project, as well.

So, intrigued to see what kind of role Susan plays in Jonah Hill’s new film ‘Outcome’? Comment below.

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Jacob Young Shares Production Pic of Cast of His New Film Featuring Joan Collins and Nadia Bjorlin

Last month, during a livestream conversation on the Michael Fairman Channel, while promoting Jason Cook’s film, Four for Fun, and featuring soap notables Jacob Young (ex-AJ, AMC, ex-Lucky, GH, ex-Rick, B&B) and Brytni Sarpy (Y&R), Young revealed some intel on his upcoming movie project.

Jacob shared that he was set to direct, produce and star in a Agatha Christie-like murder mystery feature film, Murder Between Friends shooting in Prague.

The actor/director expressed, “I’m flying at the end of the March to Prague to direct, produce and star in a film with Joan Collins (ex-Dynasty). Nadia Bjorlin (ex-Chloe, Days of our Lives) is in it, and Toby Alexander Smith from Eastenders (ex-Gray Atkins). Plus, a couple of my Broadway friends and a very well known Czech actress (Hana Vagnerova). It’s very ‘Knives Out’ without having a hundred million dollars to shoot it, but still will be a lovely film nonetheless.”

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Young is currently shooting the film’s principal photography abroad through April 17th.

Over the weekend, Jacob took to his Instagram to share a photo with the cast of the film where pictured is former Dynasty star, Joan Collins (ex-Alexis) and former Days of our Lives star, Nadia Bjorlin (ex-Chloe). In addition, former All My Children star, Trent Garrett (ex-Asher) is seen in director-mode kneeling.

Trent and Jacob are both co-directors of Murder Between Friends Joan Collins shared the pic on her Instagram citing, “This was the #secret I posted about several weeks ago!”

So, looking forward to seeing Jacob’s film when it is released with Joan, Nadia, and company? Let us know in the comment section.


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Barbara Rush, ‘All My Children’ and ‘Peyton Place’ Actress, Dies at 97

Veteran Hollywood actress Barbara Rush, known to soap opera fans for her recurring roles on All My Children as Nola Orsini, and on Peyton Place where she played Marsha Russell, died at 97 on Sunday, March 31st.

Her passing was confirmed by Rush’s daughter, Fox News Channel senior correspondent Claudia Cowan. In a statement, Claudia shared, “My wonderful mother passed away peacefully at 5:28 this evening. I was with her this morning and know she was waiting for me to return home safely to transition. It’s fitting she chose to leave on Easter as it was one of her favorite holidays and now, of course, Easter will have a deeper significance for me and my family.”

Barbara had an extensive career in films and television that included roles in: It Came From Outer Space, The Goldbergs, 7th Heaven,  The Young Philadelphians, Robin and the 7 Hoods, The Young Lions, Batman (TV series ), The Bionic Woman, Fantasy Island, Love Boat, Murder, She Wrote and so many others.

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From 1968 to 1969, she starred in 75 episodes on Peyton Place.  In 1980, Rush also appeared in NBC’s primetime soap opera, Flamingo Road taking on the role of Eudora Weldon, who’s adoptive daughter was played by Morgan Fairchild.

Then, in 1992, she was cast as All My Children’s Nola Orsini. In the storyline, Tad (Michael E. Knight) had amnesia and washed ashore from a river and wides up in California. He gets a job at Orsini Vineyards, where the owner, Nola Orsini (Rush), says that he is the spitting image of her missing son, Ted Orsini, who was kidnapped as a child, and insists Tad is him. She takes him in, trains him to run the vineyards, and makes him her heir, completely convinced he is her lost son, and the story unspooled from there.

Rush is survived by her two children the aforementioned Claudia Cowan, and  Christopher Hunter.

Share your condolences for and remembrances of Barbara Rush via the comment section below.

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