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

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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

and

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

Dust
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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Judi
Judi

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!

aria
aria

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.

Judi
Judi

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!!

Dan
Dan

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

Torrey
Torrey

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.

RobertC
RobertC

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.

barbara t
barbara t

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.

Torrey
Torrey

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

barbara t
barbara t

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.

mo
mo

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.

Jules
Jules

Agreed on both counts.

Patrick
Patrick

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.

barbara t
barbara t

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.

Kymba
Kymba

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 🙁

Michael
Michael

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.

Barbara
Barbara

AMEN!!!

Patrick
Patrick

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.

Derrick
Derrick

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

Patrick
Patrick

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.

Patrick
Patrick

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.

TommyBoy
TommyBoy

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

kalamaty
kalamaty

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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All My Children Alum Christopher Lawford Dead At 63

Sad news to report this Wednesday.  Christopher Lawford, best known to soap fans as Charlie Brent on All My Children from 1992-95, as well in the role of Senator Jordan on General Hospital in 2004, passed away at age 63.

Lawford who is the son of the actor Peter Lawford, and Patricia Kennedy, and whose uncles were Ted, Robert and President John F. Kennedy apparently died at a Yoga Studio on Tuesday night during a health emergency according to a report from TMZ.

As of now, it is being reported that Christopher’s death appears to be from “natural causes.” The coroner is performing an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Christopher had battled addiction in his life back in the 70’s and 80’s.  The actor was also a New York Times best selling author with his book, ‘Symptoms of Withdrawal.’

Being the nephew of John F. Kennedy, Lawford also spent time in the political arena with staff positions with The Democratic National Committee, and campaigns whether it be at the national, state, or local level

Lawford’s cousin Kerry Kennedy announced his death on social media.

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica Kane), Lawford’s co-star on All My Children, shared her thoughts on Instagram at his passing: “Such very sad news that wonderful Chris Lawford has passed away. Chris was so great to work with—always prepared and always with a smile and an ease about him. He was warm and charming whether on set at AMC—or working hard for his charity. My deepest sympathy to his family. RIP, Chris”

Share your condolences and remember of Christopher via the comment section below.

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Morgan Fairchild And Soap Notables Filming New LGBTQ Series ‘Mélange’

Over the next several days in New York, some very familiar faces to daytime soap fans are busy filming episodes of a new series entitled Melange, which stars Morgan Fairchild (most recently ex-Angelica, DAYS).

The series is set against the backdrop of a historic New York City gay bar named “Melange”, and the fight for ownership over it, when it’s proprietor has suddenly and mysteriously died.  Melange will explore themes of sexuality, immigration, addiction, power, and inclusion.

Guiding Light’s Robert Newman, All My Children’s Darnell Williams, One Life to Live’s Scott Evans ,  Kristen Alderson, Ilene Kristen, and David A. Gregory are some of the daytime faves tapped for roles in the series, which is said to be a half-hour drama.

In story, Newman, plays Syd Winchester, the deceased owner of ‘Mélange’. Scott Evans stars as Ryann Parker, a young man who fights to keep Mélange away from Syd’s wife, Vivian played by

Melange was created and being executive produce by Tom D’Angora, with former OLTL director and Emmy Award-winner, Gary Donatelli, and Tony Award winning producer, Tim Kashani.

According to Variety, at this time no network is currently attached to the project.

So, what do you think of the show concept of Mélange?  Intrigued by the cast?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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One Life to Live & All My Children Reunion Event Photo Gallery

Over the weekend, actors who appeared on two beloved legacy soap operas: All My Children and One Life to Live took part in a reunion event held over GH Fan Club Weekend.  And while the fans in attendance were excited to see some of their favorites, it was the former cast members themselves getting to see their former co-stars for the first time in years which made the event all the more touching.

Then, in big surprise to the attendees, none other than former One Life to Live star, Nathan Fillion showed up to give hugs to his former castmates including: Erin Torpey (Ex-Jessica), and James (Ex-Max) and Kassie DePaiva (Ex-Blair), among others.  Fillion, who has gone on to primetime success with his show Castle, and his upcoming new series on ABC, The Rookie, has never forgotten his beginnings in show business as Joe Buchanan!  Who can forget his on-screen affair with Robin Strasser’s Dorian, which sent Viki (Erika Slezak) into orbit!

Kassie DePaiva (now Eve on DAYS) told Michael Fairman TV on Fillion’s appearance that she had reached out to him to let him know about the event: “I knew the fans would love it.  He is very proud of his roots.”

When asked about seeing the original Blair, Mia Korf, at the same event whom she had never met, Kassie said, “I went, ‘There’s the real Blair,” but it was really nice meeting her.  You know with One Life to Live actors, even if you didn’t work with somebody there is such a camaraderie, which makes this show so special.”

All My Children fans were thrilled to see appearances by Rebecca Budig (Ex-Greenlee), Vincent Irizarry (Ex-David), Jordi Vilasuso, who will soon be seen in his new role on Y&R, and played Dr, Griffin Castillo in Pine Valley, and many more.

Check out our photo gallery of some of the past cast from both AMC and OLTL who showed up to say “hello again” to each other and the fans below.  Then, let us know if it makes you miss Pine Valley and Llanview all the more in the comment section, and which photo you liked the most!

Photo Credits: JPI Studios

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