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GH Wins Outstanding Drama Series, Geary & Tom Take Home Top Acting Honors At 39th Annual Daytime Emmys!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

It was a big night for ABC lone daytime soap, General Hospital, the show scored wins in the Outstanding Drama Series category, Lead Actor,  Supporting Actor and Actress, and Directing team categories at the presentation of the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards live on HLN and emanating from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California!

GH’s Anthony Geary won his record seventh Daytime Emmy as Luke Spencer when he was named the Outstanding Lead Actor in Drama Series.  The Bold and the Beautiful’s Heather Tom (Katie) set a new Emmy record also, for being the first actress to win in the Younger, Supporting and Lead category with her win as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

GH’s Nancy Lee Grahn who was unable to attend the festivities won for Outstanding Supporting Actress (her second in this category), and Jonathan Jackson picked up his fifth Daytime Emmy for his role as Lucky Spencer in the Supporting Actor category.

Days of our Lives, Chandler Massey took home his first Emmy for his role as Will Horton in the Younger Actor category as did Christel Khalil for her role as Lily Winters on The Young and the Restless.   One of the biggest surprises of the night was Days of our Lives win for Outstanding Writing Team in a Drama Series!

On-Air On-Soaps will have more Emmy coverage later today.  For now, after the jump take a look at the list of winners from last nights telecast on HLN!




ANTHONY GEARY, as Luke Spencer

General Hospital, ABC


JONATHAN JACKSON, as Lucky Spencer

General Hospital, ABC




CHANDLER MASSEY, as Will Horton  Days of Our Lives


HEATHER TOM, as Katie Logan

Bold And The Beautiful, CBS


NANCY LEE GRAHN, as Alexis Davis

General Hospital, ABC






CHRISTEL KHALIL, as Lily Winters

The Young and the Restless, CBS





“Last Shot with Judge Gunn”


​Sandra Lee, “Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee”


​“Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction,” Food Network


Bill Geddie

“Today Show,” NBC

“The Dr. Oz Show”


“Live with Regis and Kelly”


​“Penguins of Madagascar,” Nickelodeon


​Kevin Clash, as Elmo on “Sesame Street”


Kids React


Regis Philbin & Kelly Ripa

Let us know what you think of the winner’s list!  And overall, were you pleased at whose names were called to the podium last night at the Emmys?

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Listen, congrats to all the winners, but this show totally blew! I heard more crickets than anythingelse. Was it too late to secure the rights to the shows’ themes so they could play as the show winner made their way to the stage? And what about that tribute to AMC and OLTL? Oh, that’s right, it was turned into a true Erica Kane segment where Susan Lucci gushed about herself. What was that all about? Why was Erika Slezak minimized to a few sentences and nothing mentioned about the vast contributions from the stars on these two shows? Where were the video clips? This was THE worse “tirbute” segment I have EVER seen! And Erike Slezak was robbed of her Leading Actress win. Tom’s a great actress, but stacked next to Slezak??? Never. It was so sad to watch this snooze-fest full of stupid awards for things like best AOL viral video. I mean, really? And contrary to what they kept forcing the presenters to say, daytime is not well and growing. It’s the soap opera viewers who are the loyalists; not those who catch these grandiose infomercials that clutter the rest of daytime TV. It was just so sad to see so few familiar faces. Next year, I would be satisfied to see pictures and read a report of the awards rather than suffer through another poorly produced show that disrespects a genre I love.

What Rodd said!

Lucci’s narcissism is unbearable. She embarrassed herself. Who would want to watch anything with her after this?

Your right it was awful how she behaved, How many times did she say the name Ericka Kane? Very disappointed in her, but not at all surprised. I know after last nights good bye to only Ericka KAne I could care less about her, I wanted to see and hear from ERICKA SLEZAK not Ericka KAne. What a Waste. Rodd, Rebecca, And david your all right.

Here’s what we should have seen, an excellent video tribute to OLTL:

Here’s what OLTL cast tweeted about televised “tribute”:

Kassie DePaiva, “Omg… That was the OLTL tribute????”

Robin Strasser, “Worried that it wasn’t really a tribute to #AMC #OLTL but to Susan Lucci. Grateful once Cam and Erika came on it became a tribute to FANS:)”

Hillary B. Smith, “Just watched Emmys. Did I miss the OLTL trubute? And a clip from 1999 for the OLTL directors? Confused and sad! . . . Totally lame and ungracious. The soaps are what built the daytime audience. We were reduced to a visit on stage by Slezak.”

It was truly the worst thing I’ve ever seen. Not only the narcissistic speech of Susan Lucci, going on and on about ERICA KANE…..but I was thoroughly pissed by the introduction that Agnes Nixon and Ricky Paul Goldin….addressing Susan Lucci as the queen of daytime. I am a fan and all, but when you’re standing next to a 6 time Emmy winner for Outstanding Leading Actress, don’t you think that title is a little exaggerated? Agnes Nixon didn’t even mention OLTL! Excuse my language but, WTF?! And I’m sick to death of seeing Cameron Mattheson representing AMC!! His character was totally despised by a large number of fans, by the end of the show, so I don’t understand why he is always the mouthpiece for the show. I would have much rather preferred to see Michael E Knight on stage. And they should have done AMC separately from OLTL, rather than throw this lame excuse of a tribute together. They were two different shows with two different casts and deserved their own respective tributes. Susan Lucci just made herself look like a complete fool. And could she please talk like a normal human being… was just embarrassing. It’s a shame because neither show will ever get the respect that they deserved.

Totally agree. I have been a fan of OLTL for 25 years. It did not surprise me that the tribute would not due it justice. OLTL never got the respect it deserved the emmys.

Congrats GH, heres hoping for many more. The award show itself was not as impressive but considering everything thats been going on this past year with daytime in general, i’m glad the community was able to get together to celebrate, hope this will be a turn around for better things to come.

Very disappointed that Ericka Slezak didn’t win her 7th. Aside from that General hospital did great, I hope Abc/disney was paying attention to those emmys, next year they should win again because gh has gotten even better, It was nice that hln had the emmys however, I found it to be very, very boring, At least it wasn’t a 3 ringed circus, They only had 3 weeks to put it together so I will give them a break, I did like Oscars singing at the beginning, My biggest complaint is that awful, terrible, music they played while they were introducing the soap stars, then when they walked up to the stage, then left the stage, who ever wrote that stuff, It was bad. Glad I watched, seemed kind of long. Now for the all my children and One life to live goodbye, PLEASE, for heavens sake why was Susan lucci up there to go on, and On, about ERicka Kane? what about Vicki Lord Bucannan? I was very disappointed in that, It was one sided and we know in who’s favor and that was WRONG. They should have had clips of one life to live then all my children, done separately, then have agnus nixon on, between the two ladies that made those soaps. That was the biggest disappointment for me. Congratulations general hospital I am glad you won big time last night, However I believe gh’s win was really One life to lives, their stories last year for 2011 and all the years before that were far better, so in my heart my characters from Landview won. They will always be the winners to me.

Agree that I am willing to give a pass on the production due to the time frame they had to put it together. Glad that they even attempted.

That being said, there were things that made me roll my eyes and/or be glad I watched it via DVR and has the fast forward option.

I was terribly disappointed that Erika Slezak and Bob Woods did not win. Consolation is that they will have one last shot next year since OLTL still aired during the qualifying period.

I wonder if they did not have access to some of the clips or just made poor choices. For instance, one of the clips shown for OLTL showed Viki & Kevin as portrayed by Timothy Gibbs!

I have to say I was appalled and furious with the “tribute” to AMC & OLTL. WHAT tribute? It was a gushing, over-the-top, masterbatory presentation by Susan Lucci celebrating nothing but herself. (Disclaimer: Though I watched AMC Ms. Lucci was never a favorite and I often wondered how she remained employed.) The short shrift and bare minimum lines given to Erika Slezak was disgusting. I am sure that had she not wanted to disappoint fans she would have refused to even take part in that sham. One moment that made me laugh out loud (if you taped it watch it again) was when Lucci put her arms around Mathison and Erika Slezak and Erika gave a look like, ” Really? What’s up with that?”. I am pretty sure by the way Erika Slezak walked off at that fast pace and went in front of Lucci she was NOT pleased.

Overall, am I happy that HLN aired the show? Yes. Do I hope it is aired again in 2013? Yes. Hopefully, with a year to prepare they will present a more polished show.

I can see we both think alike and agree with each other about the emmys.

Love your remarks about Slezak and Lucci. I pray someone uploads this clip to YouTube. Erika had every right to be offended. The treatment of OLTL and Slezak was disgusting beyond belief.

The whole show was a joke. OLTL should not have been snubbed. How’s the Revolution working out for you ABC?

Ovreall, I was pleased with the presentation. Although I was disappointed that Erica Slezak and Bob Woods didn’t win in their categories. On the other hand, I am happy about GH being the big winner for the night. Kind of a slap in the face to ABC for as Tony Geary aptly put it, that this show was up for possible cancellation last year in favor of a reality “boob job gone bad” show. So, take THAT ABC! Congrats to Geary and all of the GH family! Considering the awards show was done on a shoestring and with very little time to put it together, I thought overall, it was well done and a tremendous improvement over last years 2 hour long commercial for Las Vegas. I also appreciate the way HLN showcased the soap factor on their homepage. Thanks HLN for giving the daytime Emmy show a home on television!

My DVR cut out the last half hour of the show, thank you for the update!

The amc one life tribute was soo dissapointing why would they not show clips. And it is an absolute crime Erika sleaze did not win leading actress did heather Tom even aknowledge her fellow nominees

Sorry for spelling of slezak.

Great show congrats to all the winners, thank you HLN for airing it but, we were disappointed that OLTL and AMC were overlooked but, still very happy for GH and the other soap opera winners.

I am happy Gh won outstanding …………Now abc can see how popular GH is & leave it alone permantely………………………………………………….Hurray for Anthony Geary!!!! And Alexis…………..OLTL didn’t get not even one award!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is really a bummer……………………………………For my favorite soap………………….

OLTL won for lighting direction in the creative arts section awarded June 17th:

Whoop DEE Doo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That isn’t anything major award … So dissappointed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I met outstanding drama For GH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If not for OLTL.. I am glad GH WON !!!!!!!!!!OLTL will alway’s have a special place in my heart…………………….

REALLY wanted Crystal Chappell to win for Carly. I think it would have been a great moment for her since things did not go well over at Days and she worked her ass off over that drug storyline… even getting physically sick to perform well… but i know the Emmys usually go for stuff like “Lucky 7” and a feat of winning all Actress categories… even if CC didn’t win, i think Debbi should have. NO disrespect to Heather Tom, she is an amazing actress and does well on B&B but if it really came down to the acting and story for why they were nominated… so many were robbed… ya know? I always feel the Emmys have a totally different view on who should win than the fans do. But thats JMO. Also days winning for best writing? Yep, SHOCKER! Since not many fans are pleased with the writing. I assume Days had to submit Wills coming out story cause that is the ONLY good story that they have. But Chandler winning was to me a big highlight!

Erika Slezak got robbed!

Yes she was.

Another victorious night for GH and another blow in the face of OLTL which is very sad given that it was OLTL’s last chance.

I wasn’t impress with the “tributes” for AMC and OLTL either. But I don’t think this surprise anyone given the lame “tributes” they gave to GL and ATWT the years before.

Forgot where I read this but because one life to live lasted longer then all my children after they were cancelled. I heard that one life to live can be in the awards next year. I hope so , I would like to find out if that is true. Seemed like it was a tribute to ericka Kane, it was lame. and the music they played, it was bad. However, I did like Oscar.

Congratulations to ALL Emmy winners. But especially to Heather Tom! The first actress who won a Younger Actress, Supporting Actress and Leading Actress Emmy. Heather made History Last night.

Ok I did not watch so their was no one to stand up & praise OLTL & AMC?? Why did RC&FV not discuss OLTL and could you not have had Agnes Nixon also to give a tribute?

What does it mean that Days of our Lives won best writing???? They just canned all of their writers and now have new ones?????

1. GH
2. DAYS – for the millionth, billionth, trillionth, time.. DAYS would be #1.
3. B&B
4. Y&R Why cut, let go, of Ashley and Traci Abbott… ? My ratings! Take that Mrs. Nielson!

I almost, got on the edge of my seat (wetness)… could they reward, DAYS best soap… after winning writing?

I glad that days of our lives won writing team (it was a shocker) and so glad chandler massey won younger actor and nancy lee grahn won supporting actress. I disappointed that amc and oltl did win a thing. Gh should not won almost every award ;I darnell deserve lead actor and matthew ashford deserve supporting. Well here hoping that it will be different next year.

“Truth is, I have an out of town commitment that I made prior to the announcement of Emmy Nominations that I must honor.”

So when GH’s Nancy Lee Grahn won and tweeted she was watching the broadcast in her pajamas, her prior commitment was a slumber party?

I don’t know what to say. What r ratings for? One Life To Lives ratings were higher than AMC, and way above GH. One Life To Live usually gets snubbed. For what reason who knows. We THE FANS liked OLTL best, yet it was still cancelled and snubbed at the Emmys. This is a joke at this point. I like Heather Tom too. But not to win against my leading lady of Llanview, Erika Slezak! Next to that would, and should have been Debbie Morgan. She rocked her child loss blind story. I shed many tears over that story. I’m just very dissapointed, but I don’t know what I expected. My show, OLTL is gone forever with a piece of my heart. Xoxo to the former cast of OLTL. I miss you, and love you, and my everyday life is not the same without you.

That’s what I thought, If Our Ericka Slezak who should have won, Didn’t, Debby Morgan should have, Like you said I cried watching that to, I like Heather Tom, But how she beat out those two talents blows my mind, Whoever makes up their mind to who should get the emmy does not do their homework and they do not watch the soaps all year, and that is what they should be forced to do, Is there any where we can complain? Because I have several things to say to the, who chooses who gets the emmy group, because they made several mistakes.

Ps, the music sucked, but thanks HLN for doing your best and bringing the show to us fans.

Ditto Bruce.

I was surprised that we didn’t see any clips. That music they kept playing got on my nerves. Did they only have one tune? I didn’t like that people were up and walking around during the show. When Eric Braeden came out, it took forever for him to speak. One of the best parts was the alligator trying to eat the Emmy.

Happy Chandler, Heather, and Days won. Was surprised Christel won.

It wasn’t the best show, but I do think it was better than last year’s with their travelmercial. I also would have liked to have had a host.

I thought it odd all the fuss about Erica and yada yada yada, oh sorry, Susan Lucci. She seems to get a lot of press and airtime.

For me, the major thing missing was not seeing clips. I mean, real clips with audio and video. Especially of the ones nommed for best drama. Well, we have improvements to make for next year. Let’s find a channel now so we can start the planning.

The In Memoriam was nice, but I was surprised the day actor who killed himself was included. Whatev.

Just curious…why shouldn’t the actor who killed himself NOT be included?? That was a terrible tragedy. Probably one of the saddest stories ever. He was a really nice guy.

Who was he? What was his name?

Wasn’t he just on a few times? And not well known.

That was sad and it was good that he was included, he is dead because he had no where to turn and that alone should stand out as a reminder that there are people in his case that cared so much for his critter that he is dead because of a few people who made his life a living hell in a place that was his home because they didn’t like his dog and they changed the rules to drive this poor man crazy and he had no where to go.

Yes, very sad…and people who know dogs, they are like people, little children with Fur! And that was his Buddy..Too many people in this world are mean.

I don’t like anyone who doesn’t like dogs!!

This story was sooooooo sad,..on so many levels ..I agee 100% A reminder.

Maybe not a houshold name , such as Susan Lucci, perhaps , but part of their community, ..

I don’t think that matters.

Wow! Thank goodness all you fans recognized what I did…that Susan Lucci gave herself fifteen minutes of time to talk about herself and then brought up Erica Slezac, the best soap actor of all time and slighted her and Erica even had to bend sideways to get to the mike. I was appalled. Who the hell does Lucci think she is ? And who gave her the power? Shady. doings! I was laughing when only one person applauded and Lucci toward that one person and said in her saccharine way…thank you…nobody cares ,Susan. Get over yourself…

La Lucci…. she should have barbied out in her sable fur wrap…. stating… she’s Ms. Marc Cherry…. A woman on Lifetime…. “I celebrate for, You!”

Vapors – Consumption – Palpitations… LOL… Erica Kane… lives.

Appalled… is putting it mildly…. Grandiose… Prose….

Where do I begin? First off, I’ll start by saying that I’m glad that HLN was there to Air the show, however IT WAS AWAFUL. The entire production, from the horrible replayed music backround, to the repeated award nominations on computer ..uuuggh. But The worst…………………….
Was the entire sham of a show, and the OBVIOUSLY slap in the face to OLTL.

Next the Susan Lucci PC Thank you crap…??? WHAT WAS THAT EXACTLY???
Her speech on ERICA CANE?? And then for Cameran Mathesian, and Erika Slezak, to say What 4, 5 words???
OLTL was, and always will be the Best Soap EVER to be on Television. Period. There is, and was no other like it. GH, Has been like it, and now is moving into being The best, as it once was, before it became all about the MOB and sonny. With Ron Calivati there, it is now EXCELLENT!!! Love it.

I also believe that Susan , erika, and cameran, appeard for the fans. I believe if they really said what they TRULY FELT, They would have been on stage for 3 hours! I really bothered me to watch them have to be gut wrenchingly PC…it was horrible.

I think Susan Lucci should have made it more about All of the actors, techs, writers etc…of all of the abc canc soaps..not about her character……it was not comfortable to watch. It was awful.

I do give the production company a break, being not on network, they may not have been allowed to show the clips or they could have been to expensive, but at least they showed the photos of the actors.

I am happy about all the GH wins, thought I would not have minded if AMC got the Best Daytime Drama award, and it would have been nice if Erica Slezak got her final award. But who know she might get a chance next year for the two week stint into the year!

I didn’t watch the show, but I am grateful that “Y & R” did not win any of the major awards (Best Drama Series, Best Writing Team). Perhaps this will be a wake-up call to CBS/SONY and with any luck, some behind-the-scenes housecleaning will come about sooner than later. “Y & R” is really getting to the point where I can barely watch it: the silly, plot-driven and plodding stories; one-note vapid characters created to push lame story while legacy characters are shoved into the background and the new characters are shoved at the viewer; an over-bloated cast full of unnecessarily SORAS’ed offspring; major damages done to the show’s timeline for story’s sake – my listing could go on…

So glad “Y & R” crapped out at the Emmys – please show Maria Arena Bell the way OUT of the building please!!!

Christel Khalil Won–Hell Yeah!!!! One of the best Actors on Daytime and drop dead gorgeous to boot! Also thrilled Chandler Massey and Heather Tom won–both great at their craft. I can understand the displeasure of ABC Soap Fans who watched their Favs ignored this year in favour of its remaining soap Mob Central, but pity Y&R viewers who have, thanks to Maria and that former ABC Coordinator, latched on to every Insignificant kicked from under the ABC Daytime umbrella since February 2008 (yup you know who you are!) If Y&R is to survive CBS/Sony need to come in immediately and hoover up the place, starting with the no-talent HW/EPs and all of that ABC excess heaped on Bill Bell’s once pride and joy! With all the damage MAB has done to Bill Bell’s Legacy it appears to all and sundry his widow and his Family really don’t give a damn each day she remains at the helm!

also ,I forgot to mention, It also bothered me that it seemed as though, this emmy show, not only went out of it’s way to Dis OLTL , but Also praise so called REALITY T.V as well/….gave awards out, …constantly brought up these stupid “reality” programs, THE DOCTORS ..SOOOOOOOOOOO awful imo… terrible not scripted, written shows full of sex talk , for shock value, Dr oz paradeing body parts pout on a table (getting old) for shock value, it’s another way to very subliminally work these crappy programs into our lives. These network exec’s think WE need them to tell us how to live, eat , breathe 24/7..oh, but what a’s all about producing a cheap crappy show, full of sex talk, to get the lowest form of life to watch, and get rid of our soaps. Jerry Springer Lives on. CRAP T.V horrible people, and low life topics. I hate it.

CK from Y&R – REALLY????!!!!!!!!

EXACTLY!!!!!!!! What scene did she submit?

I watched the clip “Susan Lucci salutes Erica Kane, canceled soaps” from the Daytime Emmys

There was NO tribute to OLTL other than the mere mention of its name, before which Lucci goes on and on about Erica Kane. OLTL deserved so much better than this. No clips, no mention of the other actors who had been on OLTL for decades. No nothing.

I feel sorry for anyone who has to be in the same room with Lucci, let alone work with her. Devious Maids is doomed.

Why was Cameron Matheson out there with Lucci and Slezak? It should’ve been the two leading ladies of the cancelled series introducing retrospective clips of our shows.

As for Slezak’s loss — I’m shocked. Heather Thom is a great actress but she didn’t have the material Slezak did. Of course, once I saw that had OLTL failed to garner Best Show or Best Writing nods, I knew it was yet another shut-out year for that great show.

Cameron Matheson is all over like “you know what”. He’s on Good Morning America, TNT and just this afternoon saw him in a 2012 movie for Lifetime with Sidney Penny. He must know someone or he’s an incredible brown noser. As for Susan Lucci, she seems to be all over the place too. Why was she chosen to do the “tribute”? All she did was talk about herself and her character. God forbid she should give up the microphone to Erica Slezak. Poor Ms. Slezak. Traveled 3000 miles to be snubbed and crowded out from the microphone. Disgraceful!

This is why I didn’t even bother watching it. After 2 years of las vegas, the show no longer deserves my attention. Besides I can barely stand the Academy awards since they stopped awarding good movies and American films. Awards shows are clearly showing their stupidity lately.

I do not know who posted this post above, but it was not me, and it has MY NAME ON IT. Please remove it. OI did not write that post.

I was so dissapointed… where was the Tribute(s)… for OLTL & AMC? No clips… for either show… and No clips… for the work of the nominees. was it a contractual, stipulation… from the ABC Network… perhaps… time constraints didn’t “permit” HLN approval… to air…. their work? Geez! let alone… i, had hoped, at the very least… pan the audience… so we can see our beloved Stars… take their turn. Who was in attendance… ? Gosh! prior shows… you’d see, the cast*s*… standing on their feet celebrating.. wins… and cheering on their peers.

Best Actor – Anthony Geary – GH. I can accept this… his speech was impassioned. what choice do i have… i like to see the emmy… passed around… celebrated. I was hoping for Robert S. Woods… FOR OLTL.

Dag! It honestly, felt, to me… they weren’t celebrating… paying homage… giving tribute to the Genre…. that is daytime. there would be no daytime.. had it not been for soaps… OK.. we have 4. you can’t not, agree… that everything else before and after those 4 SHOWS…. are FILLER.

Best actress… Heather Tom? – THIS was the SHOCKER of the night. I completely, lost interest, after this. heck, i’d have rather, seen Erika Slezak… win… and that’s not my first choice… it was, Crystal Chappelle, 1st – Debbi Morgan, 2nd – Laura Wright, 3rd – Erika Slezak, 4th – and LASTLY… all things considered… she’s small fry compared.. to her peers. She’s a perennial nominee… i’ll give her that. Congrats.. Just the same.

DAYS WINS 2! Writing… and Chandler Massey – Will. I thought… Dag! writing… ?1?! could we win for best soap? to no avail…. GH… is the frontrunner… currently. The Robin and Patrick story, is forever, etched in my memory banks…

Jonathon Jackson… again. God.. he’s like this gothic monolithic portrait… of daytime… i’d have liked to have seen him laugh, romance, make out… sing and dance…. he portrays that dark, brooding, inner, turmoil, angst, with the best of them. nuff said… he’s a favorite… and rightly so… i truly, wanted Jason Thompson… “Patrick” to win… as i’ve posted before… not having… Kimberly McCullough, nominated… took the wind out of my sail.

Nancy Lee Grahn… Alexis – I thought this was the “weakest” category.. no clear, frontrunner… across the board… i thought, maybe… Rebecca Herbst… because, of public outcry for her being let go and rehired… and, she did have good story, with the loss of her son, Jake.

Ok.. that leaves… younger supporting actress… the “girl” from Y&R… you gotta give y&r some thing… i was hoping for DAYS Molly Burnett.

Ok… like every year… being a DAYS fan… i never got too caught up… with… the winners… i just wanted to see daytimes finest… parading… too and fro…

I hoped for more… show… of AMC and OLTL, acknowledgement… The actors, cast, and crew… writers… producers, directors. i’m glad HLN stepped up to the plate and gave us something.

Lastly, DAYS FANS… the passing of Lexie…. Renee Jones, and James Reynolds… are commanding performances. Salute to Abe and Lexie… and lil’ Theo.

Bad as some of the show was, let’s just be glad it aired and hope that HLN will do a better job next year when they have more time to plan. I know that’s why the music was so bad and there were so few different presenters.

I was disappointed in many of the winners, but that’s the daytime Emmy’s for you. If you’re not an avid, long-time viewer of a show, of course you are disappointed if someone from that show won.

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Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos Give Their ‘Talk Show Host’ Daytime Emmy Acceptance Speeches on ‘Live’

During last Friday’s 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, All My Children alums, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, were named as the Outstanding Daytime Series Talk Show hosts for Live with Kelly and Mark.

Those who watched the Emmy broadcast on CBS or streaming on Paramount+ knew that the couple was a no-show when their names were called. On Monday’s episode of ‘Live’, Kelly and Mark addressed their absence and each delivered acceptance speeches.

Consuelos also pointed out that this is his wife’s sixth Daytime Emmy talk show host victory, making her just one shy of tying Oprah Winfrey in the category who has 7.  Throughout her Emmy wins, Ripa has shared the honor with her different co-hosts, but this makes the first Emmy win for Consuelos as co-host.


Kelly and Mark revealed on Emmy night they were actually in London visiting their daughter, Lola and had made the travel plans long ago before this year’s Emmys came around.

When it was time for her to make her speech to the audience and the cameras at home, Kelly shared: “I just want to say, first and foremost, thank you, Mark, for being an incredible, incredible partner. You make it look easy and it is not easy and the ease at which you do this job inspires me and all of us every single day. ” Ripa also went on to thank the producers, EP Michael Gelman, everyone at the show behind the scenes, and the loyal audience at home for watching every single day.

Mark expressed: I would have said, my dad always told me to marry somebody who’s better than you and try to work with people who are way better than you as well. So, I’ve done both those things. So ,thank you. Thank you for holding me up. I appreciate it.”

Watch Kelly and Mark celebrate their Daytime Emmy victory on ‘Live’ below.

Now let us know, happy that Kelly and Mark took home the gold, for their first Emmy season together as co-hosts? Comment below.

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The upcoming third season cast of Peacock’s Traitors, hosted by Alan Cummings, has been revealed and it includes a plethora of reality stars, including former All My Children, Days of our Lives, and The Young and the Restless star, Chrishell Stause.

Most recently, Stause has been a mainstay of the hit reality-real estate series, Selling Sunset. In addition, Chrishell is also heading down under come July to tape a guest star run on long-running soap Neighbours.

The synopsis for Traitors reads: Alan Cummings “plays host to 21 larger-than-life personalities who come together to compete in a series of missions with the objective of earning a cash prize of up to $250,000. The catch? Hidden amongst the Faithful contestants are the Traitors, whose goal is to eliminate the Faithful and claim the prize for themselves. Under the cover of darkness, the Traitors ‘murder’ contestants one by one, but if the Faithful can banish all the Traitors before the end of the game, they’ll split the incredible prize.”

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The new season will be set in a remote castle in the Scottish Highlands. The cast includes: Britney Spears’ ex-husband Sam Asghari (who also appeared in The Bay), Vanderpump Rules star Tom Sandoval, Bob the Drag Queen from RuPaul’s Drag Race; Dorinda Medley, Robyn Dixon, Dolores Catania and Chanel Ayan from the “Real Housewives” franchise, Ciara Miller from Summer House; Zac Efron’s brother Dylan; former ‘Bachelorette’ Gabby Windey, as well as Wells Adams from “Bachelor Nation.” In addition look for Britney Haynes and Danielle Reyes from Big Brother; plus Survivor stars: Carolyn Wiger, Jeremy Collins, Rob Mariano and Tony Vlachos.

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Traitors is produced by Studio Lambert with Stephen Lambert, Mike Cotton, Sam Rees-Jones, Rosie Franks, Jack Burgess and Tim Harcourt serving as executive producers. No word yet on the release date for season 3.

Check out the cast reveal for season 3 below. Then let us know what you think about the names in the show and if you will be checking out Chrishell and company when it finally streams on Peacock via the comment section.


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Chrishell Stause to Guest Star on Amazon Freevee’s ‘Neighbours’ in New Soap Role

Look. who’s returning to the soaps but this time down under? Chrishell Stause, who before the reality-series Selling Sunset found notoriety on daytime dramas, is set to play a new guest role on the iconic Australian soap, Neighbours.

Stause will play a new character, Yasmine Shields, who is said to be,”a glamorous and successful businesswoman in pursuit of an exciting new opportunity.” Chrishell will make her way to Australia and start filming in July.

Neighbours releases new episodes Monday-Thursday, at 7 a.m. BST, on Amazon Freevee in the UK and the U.S.  Stause is joining the show at the right time as it just received its first Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series at the upcoming 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

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In a statement, the former All My Children, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless star, expressed, “I am honored and excited to join such a beloved and iconic show.  Coming from the world of soaps in the U.S., it’s back to my first love in the entertainment industry. They pitched me an idea for a character, and I was immediately excited to figure out a way to make it happen. Ramsay Street here I come!”

Neighbours Executive Producer Jason Herbison said on the casting news, “We are thrilled to welcome Chrishell to the cast of Neighbours. We created a character especially for her and we can’t wait for her to bring the storyline alive. Expect intrigue and surprises – and many implications for the residents of Ramsay Street.”

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As fans know, Stause married her partner, Australian musician G Flip back in 2022, so now she has additional roots on the continent.

Previously on the soaps, Chrishell played the role of Amanda Dillon on All My Children (2005-2011), Bethany Bryant on The Young and Restless (2016) and Jordan Ridgeway on Days of our Lives (2013-2015; and make returns in: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023).

Since leaving the American daytime soaps, Chrishell has received an MTV TV & Movie Award ‘Best Reality Star’ and a People’s Choice nomination for ‘Favorite Reality Star’ for her appearance in Selling Sunset. In 2023 she was recognized by Variety as one of the ‘40 Most Powerful Women in Reality TV’ and by Us Weekly as one of the ‘Top 10 Reality Stars of the Year.’

In February 2022, she released her debut memoir, Under Construction: Because Living My Best Life Took a Little Work. Chrishell is committed to philanthropic endeavors and is a vocal advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights.

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The continuation of the long-running series, Neighbours, is about the lives, loves, and challenges of the residents on Ramsay Street in Erinsborough, Australia, a fictional suburb of Melbourne—picked up two years after the finale in 2022, which was watched by millions of adoring fans.

As well as on Amazon Freevee in the U.S and UK as mentioned above, Neighbours streams on Prime Video in Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Australia’s Network 10 will retain first-run rights in Australia for the new chapter of the series. Previous seasons of Neighbours, as well as over 100 iconic episodes, are currently available to stream on Amazon Freevee.

So, what do you think about Chrishell Stause returning to the soaps with a role on Neighbours? Comment below.

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