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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!

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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!

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

GENERAL HOSPITAL

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

ANTHONY GEARY, as Luke Spencer

General Hospital, ABC

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

JONATHAN JACKSON, as Lucky Spencer

General Hospital, ABC

OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A DRAMA SERIES

DAYS OF OUR LIVES

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

CHANDLER MASSEY, as Will Horton  Days of Our Lives

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

HEATHER TOM, as Katie Logan

Bold And The Beautiful, CBS

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

NANCY LEE GRAHN, as Alexis Davis

General Hospital, ABC

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OUTSTANDING DIRECTING IN A DRAMA SERIES

GENERAL HOSPITAL

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

CHRISTEL KHALIL, as Lily Winters

The Young and the Restless, CBS

OUTSTANDING GAME SHOW HOST

Todd Newton, FAMILY GAME NIGHT

OUTSTANDING GAME/AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION SHOW

JEOPARDY!

OUTSTANDING LEGAL/COURTROOM PROGRAM
“Last Shot with Judge Gunn”

OUTSTANDING CULINARY/LIFESTYLE HOST

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

OUTSTANDING CULINARY PROGRAM

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

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Bill Geddie

OUTSTANDING MORNING PROGRAM
“Today Show,” NBC

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW/INFORMATIVE
“The Dr. Oz Show”

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OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S ANIMATED PROGRAM

​“Penguins of Madagascar,” Nickelodeon

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN A CHILDREN’S SERIES

​Kevin Clash, as Elmo on “Sesame Street”

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OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW HOST

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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Rodd
Rodd

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.

rebecca
rebecca

What Rodd said!

david
david

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

barbara t
barbara t

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.

david
david

Here’s what we should have seen, an excellent video tribute to OLTL: http://t.co/26WbbvFt

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.”

Torrey
Torrey

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…..it was just embarrassing. It’s a shame because neither show will ever get the respect that they deserved.

jp
jp

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.

aria
aria

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.

barbara t
barbara t

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.

Chaz
Chaz

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.

barbara t
barbara t

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

david
david

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.

Judith Sekscenski
Judith Sekscenski

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

Judith Sekscenski
Judith Sekscenski

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!

Bonnie
Bonnie

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

Lynne
Lynne

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

Lynne
Lynne

Sorry for spelling of slezak.

sheryl
sheryl

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.

susan M.
susan M.

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………………….

david
david

OLTL won for lighting direction in the creative arts section awarded June 17th: http://www.emmyonline.tv/mediacenter/daytime_39th_creative_winners.html

susan M.
susan M.

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

susan M.
susan M.

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…………………….

Jessi
Jessi

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!

David Larsson
David Larsson

Erika Slezak got robbed!

barbara t
barbara t

Yes she was.

Heather
Heather

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.

barbara t
barbara t

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.

Anna Maria
Anna Maria

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.

kay/kay
kay/kay

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?

TS
TS

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

Patrick
Patrick

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?

cr
cr

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.

david
david

“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?

Bruce
Bruce

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.

barbara t
barbara t

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.

Bruce
Bruce

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

Judith Sekscenski
Judith Sekscenski

Ditto Bruce.

Mo
Mo

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.

Carol Painter
Carol Painter

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.

Judith Sekscenski
Judith Sekscenski

Who was he? What was his name?

mo
mo

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

barbara t
barbara t

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.

Carol Painter
Carol Painter

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.

Carol Painter
Carol Painter

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

I don’t think that matters.

Doe
Doe

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…

Patrick
Patrick

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….

Carol Painter
Carol Painter

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.

Bonnie
Bonnie

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!

Bart
Bart

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!!!

Enuf!TwitTwatWriter
Enuf!TwitTwatWriter

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!

Carol Painter
Carol Painter

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 sham..it’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.

lew
lew

CK from Y&R – REALLY????!!!!!!!!

mo
mo

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

david
david

I watched the clip “Susan Lucci salutes Erica Kane, canceled soaps” from the Daytime Emmys
http://www.hlntv.com/video/2012/06/23/susan-lucci-tribute-erica-kane-and-cancelled-soaps

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.

Alan
Alan

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.

Judith Sekscenski
Judith Sekscenski

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!

Carol Painter
Carol Painter

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.

Carol Painter
Carol Painter

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.

Patrick
Patrick

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… Read more »

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SZima

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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Eva LaRue Talks On Her Daytime Emmy Nomination, And Opens Up About The Loss Of John Callahan

For Eva LaRue, the past two months have been some of the most emotionally gut-wrenching and challenging of her life, following the passing of her ex-husband, father of her child, and dearest friend, John Callahan (Ex-Edmund, All My Children). The outpouring of support she has received not only from her former AMC cast mates, but the soap world in general illustrates just how dear Eva is to all of us, and how many people had special memories of their time with John.

While mourning the loss of Callahan along with their daughter, Kaya, there was some heartwarming and re-affirming news that any actress would love to hear. Eva was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in the Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series for her work as Celeste Rosales on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, and she is great company as her former AMC co-star Michael E. Knight (Ex-Tad) is also nominated along with her for his work on General Hospital.

The coronavirus pandemic has hit our country and world hard, but through it All My Children virtual reunions emerged as fans were engaged by the content, transported to happier times that brought them back to familiar faces in Pine Valley in which Eva participated along with her good friends, Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and so many more, thanks to the EW. com weeklong event which concluded on Friday.

Michael Fairman TV talked with Eva in this very candid, at times heartbreaking, and open conversation where she shares details into the final days of her beloved John, her last moments with him, and how she tried to plan a memorial in his honor during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For so many of us, 2020 has certainly seen more lows then highs, but in the end for Eva, to receive a nomination now (an award she was last nominated for back in 1997 as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her work as Dr Maria Santos on All My Children) couldn’t have come at a better time. Here now is our conversation with Eva.

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I’ve been thinking so much about you.  I’m glad we could do this, and in the midst of the tragedy of losing John Callahan, and then receiving a Daytime Emmy nomination.  What was your reaction when you learned you were nominated in a category with none other than your former AMC castmate and good friend, Michael E. Knight (Ex-Tad, AMC, now Martin, GH)?

EVA:  Oh, I know!  He’s the first person I texted!  I was like, “Congratulations, Michael!  Did you ever in a million years think that you and I would be in the same category of anything?”  Then I said, “And when you win this, can I just borrow it for the weekend just to dress it up and take pictures with it… just want to borrow it, just babysit the trophy for a weekend, please?” (Laughs)

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What did you end up submitting that landed you the nomination for your role as Celeste on Y&R?

EVA: I submitted a scene with Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R), who I have been friends for 30 years, if not more, and in all that time we had never worked together.  I met him when I was married to John O’Hurley (Ex- Dr. James Grainger) because John was over at The Young and the Restless at the time.  I went to a Christmas party with John to Peter and Mariellen’s house, and do you know who else was there?  Lisa Rinna (Ex-Billie, Days), and it was before she had gotten Days of Our Lives. She was dating Peter Barton (Ex-Scott Grainger, Y&R) at the time. We both ended up on soaps at the same time.  So, I submitted a scene with Peter, who is amazing, warm and open and such a great actor. Then I submitted a scene with my on-screen daughter Sasha Calle (Lola, Y&R) – I love that girl, and another one with Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Y&R) who has also been my great friend for a couple of decades. The other scene I put on my reel was with me and Jordi Vilasuso (Rey, Y&R) who I also adore.  He is awesome and such a sweetheart.  I only had two months worth of material to draw upon.  So, I just submitted the scenes that I liked the best, and they all were within story, and all made sense.

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Where is Celeste supposed to be now?

EVA:  She went back to Florida, and that was that. I would never say never to anything, but it was always supposed to be a short stint, and it was great.

So not only is it you and Michael E. Knight, but Jeffery Vincent Parise, Chrishell Stause, and Elissa Kapneck. This Guest Performer category is loaded!

EVA:  I know! I know and love, Chrishell (Ex-Amanda) because we worked together on All My Children, too, right before I left, and she is a doll.  She just might be the sweetest, kindest, girl on the planet.  She literally might be the sweetest person who ever lived!  I don’t know the other two nominees personally.  So, I’m excited for them too.  It’s such a diverse category.  It’s just really fun to be nominated with all of them.

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You were nominated before, though, for your work as Maria on All My Chldren during the emotional baby switch storyline; working opposite Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica) for a lot in it.

EVA:  Yes.  I was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for All My Children, and I was nominated for Best Original Song.  I wrote a song when Maria came ‘back from the dead’ to All My Children, with a producer friend of mine from Miami Sound Machine.

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So, you’ve been doing all of these All My Children virtual reunions, which is so interesting that in this pandemic, people are looking for content, and they dip back into these beloved shows.  Was it fun doing the EW.com Santos Family reunion with everybody?

EVA:  Oh yeah, it was really, really fun.  I only saw in the big picture everybody else’s photo who was a part of it, and the people who I actually do hang out with the most, and see the most, and talk to the most, are Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley), Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo), and Sydney Penny (Ex-Julia).  I don’t see Sydney as much, but I do see her probably once every two years at least, but Sarah Michelle Geller (ExKendall) I see all the time and talk to all the time.  Kelly, Mark, and Sarah are the ones who walked me through that first week when John Callahan passed.  They literally were on the phone with me, the three of them, almost every day, but I got beautiful outreach, from what seemed like everyone.  This is when no matter how many years have passed since you have been in daytime, that the daytime family as a group – there used to be fifteen shows, now there are four – and people have bounced around and they are on other shows- – but the entire soap opera community reached out,   I cannot even tell you how much that meant to me.  It was overwhelming, and it was really, spectacularly beautiful.

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I hope it was some solace to you knowing how much people loved John, and also that they love and care so deeply for you.

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EVA:  I mean, people who did not even work with John reached out.  Every soap was represented by getting a hold of me, sending a text or a phone call, or if they didn’t have my personal information, they tweeted, or whatever it was… literally from every reach of soapdom.  It was amazing.

And your relationship with John was amazing with all of the ups and downs you went through; that you remained such dear friends.

EVA:  We remained really great friends all the way.

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I so remember when the two of you first got together and it was this storybook real life soap couple romance.  John was always so sweet to me.  I was so, so sad, and you know, my heart just broke for you.

EVA:  I think it was just such a shock.  I don’t think anybody, and even Kaya were talking about it, because she graduated this week, and her dad is not here.  We’re not having a graduation, because of COVID-19, which sucks on top of it, but we were just kind of talking through the feelings of it.  She said, “You know what’s weird?  I guess I never pictured dad getting old, and I always wondered why, and now I know.”  When I would get on John about his heart or his health, he used to always say, ‘Oh, don’t worry Evala, (he always called me “Evala”).  I’m going to be here.  I’m going to be here a long time.  I’m fine.  I’m going to be here to walk Kaya down the aisle and see her kids and all that.  Stop worrying,” Every time he said it to me, something in my gut said, “I don’t think he is.  I don’t think he is,” but I always just dismissed that.  But never in my wildest dreams did I think John wouldn’t make it to her high school graduation.  He was only 66.

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I had heard you ended up running to Palm Springs to be near John.  I can’t even imagine what that must have been like.

EVA:  The only good thing about this pandemic is that we had been shut down for only two weeks at that point.  Kaya and I got in the car.  John had some heart procedures the day before, on a Thursday.  I called him in the morning before he went in for the procedure.  I said, “Call me as soon as you get out of there.  Call me as soon as you come-to again, and you’re good,” and he said, “Okay, I will.”  I said, “I’m going to send Kaya out to you on Friday for the weekend, just so you have somebody to hang out and watch you, and I might come out too,” And then, I said, “Maybe, I’ll come down too in case you are feeling weak, just to watch out for you for the weekend.”   So, he called me after the procedure.   I said, “I cannot believe they sent you home! You just had some major heart stuff done.”  He said, “Oh no, they said I’m fine.  It was just run-of-the-mill heart stuff, angiogram…”  I was like, “Are you sure?”  He said, “Yeah, I’m fine.  I’m just tired.  I’m going to go to sleep.”  I said, “Do you want me to send Kaya out tonight?” and he was like, “No, no, no.  Send her tomorrow.”  So, in the morning, I called him at 9:00am.  No answer.  I texted him.  He always texted me like Johnny on the spot, and then texts me immediately back.  So, I call him again at 10.  Nothing.  His best friend calls me about a half-hour later, “Hey, I talked to John at about 8:00 this morning.  He said he was feeling really, really shitty and was going to go back to the hospital, and then, I texted him again at like 8:30 to just tell him something, and he hasn’t texted me back, and he always texts me immediately back.”  I said, “Oh my, God, I’ve been trying to get a hold of him for two hours; he hasn’t texted me back,”   I said, “You know what, I’ll call you back.”  So, I called his friend who lives down the street from John, and I said, “Go to his house, please right this second, knock on the door, jump the fence, knock on his bedroom, he might be asleep, I don’t know.”  So, he gets there, nobody is answering.  I said, “Break into the house please.  So, he did, and John was collapsed in the bathroom.  They called the paramedics, and as soon as they called me back and said, “John is unresponsive in the bathroom,” Kaya and I threw everything in the car, and what usually takes us two and a half hours without traffic, we made it down there from Los Angeles in an hour and forty-five minutes.

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I don’t know how you made it down there in one piece. Thank, God!

EVA:  I drove so fast, like literally broke all land speed records and thank God because we got there just in time.  He was in emergency.  He hadn’t been put up in ICU yet, where we wouldn’t have been able to see him.  They weren’t going to let us in the hospital.  Thank God the person answering the door was an All My Children fan.  She was the one saying, “Sorry, no one is allowed in the hospital, no one can come in,” and I was like, “No, no, no, my ex-husband just came in.”  She said, “Was it Edmund?” and I said, “Yes, it was Edmund!”  She said, “Okay, follow me.”  Thank God for All My Children.  Thank God.  So, we followed this woman secretly, and we get to spend a half-hour with him in Emergency.  He was already on life-support, totally unresponsive, but we got to play John his favorite music, we got to just sit there and hold his hand and talk to him, and tell him how much we loved him.  Sarah Michelle Gellar called right when we were in the hospital in Emergency, and she said, “Put the phone by his ear,” so I put the phone by his ear, and she talked to John too, and she told him how much she loved him.  She used to always call him “GP”, which was short of grandpa, because she came on the show when she was 15, and she didn’t have a dad, and John acted like a dad to her – but she used to always call him “grandpa”, and he hated “grandpa”, so he was like, “You can call me “GP”, but not grandpa,” so she always called him GP.  I just put the phone by John’s ear, and what was crazy is that when she talked to him, his feet started twitching.  He started moving his feet.  Then, when Kaya was talking to him about Yankee season, he started moving his feet.  We were kind of hopeful that something was changing for the better.  We had about a half-hour with him, and then, they took him up to ICU, and then, we knew we couldn’t see him again.  They called us later that night that he had passed.

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I am just so thankful that you got to see John one last time.

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EVA:  I thank God every day that we got to say goodbye, because if we hadn’t gotten there in time to say goodbye, I just don’t know.

It’s very rare that a couple after a divorce, who have a child, and went from romance to dear friends, end up maintaining that relationship so many years later in their lives.  I know so many people who were together at one point in their lives, for years, and they don’t even talk to each other now.

EVA:  Well, you know, like any divorce, the first four years afterwards were super contentious but then, by year five, we kind of had this major breakthrough, and from then on, he was one of my closest friends, and one of the things we always kept alive for each other was we loved to  dance together. We fell in love, I think, dancing because originally our characters on AMC met at this country-western bar, and we had to take country line dancing lessons on the show.  They hired a choreographer for us so that during those scenes where we were falling in love, we would actually be able to do a two-step! So, we went out and practiced at Denim and Diamonds, which was a big country-western place in New York City at the time.  We used to go out with a whole group of us.  It was me, and Teresa Blake (Ex-Gloria) and Kelly Ripa, and her boyfriend at the time, Winsor Harmon (Ex-Del), sometimes Walt Willey (Ex-Jack); we just had a whole crew of us who would go out country dancing.  John and I also loved singing together.  He had the most amazing gravely kind of rockstar voice, but his real talent was harmonizing.  He could harmonize to anything.  So, when he would come over, we would sit in the kitchen and sing, and sing, and sing until the late hours because that’s what we loved to do, and that’s what he loved to do.  That’s one of my favorite last memories of us.  He was just over the month before, and Kaya’s bedroom is near the kitchen, so she came out and was like, “Can you two shut up?”  It was like two in the morning and we were still singing in the kitchen. (Laughs)  John was my dear friend and my confidant.

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Were you able to have some kind of service during this stay-at-home pandemic we are all dealing with, in order to mourn the loss of John?

EVA:  It’s been so crazy.  We couldn’t even have a funeral.  That’s what made it all the more heartbreaking.  There were less than twenty of us, and we just got on a Zoom call and memorialized John.   I thought we were going to do a big Zoom memorial, but it seemed so overwhelming and so impersonal, it just was rubbing us wrong in every way.  Every way we were looking at it, we were like, “Oh my, God, we just can’t.”  We wanted to invite everybody he had ever worked with, and we were like, “No, we want to do that when everything can open back up again, and invite every person, and have a party” because John was always the life of every party.  Maybe we can do that in the fall or next year.  I kept trying to write something for the small memorial we did do for three days.  I kept coming back to this one song, because John was always the consummate bartender, too.  I sang a song that Bette Midler sang on the very last episode of Johnny Carson.  It was “One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)” and it’s about a bartender who has got a big personality and a lot to say.   I changed some of the words around a bit just to reflect who John was, and so, I ended up singing for it instead of speaking.  We always talked about that last episode of Carson; how stunningly emotional it was when Bette sang that song to kind of sing Johnny off for of all of his years on the air.  So, that’s what I did and because we loved to sing together, it just made sense.

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I do think you touched upon something, earlier, too.  I don’t think any other genre would have that kind of unbridled camaraderie.  It’s such a family, like you said.  I don’t think you would find that quite like this; certainly in show business. 

EVA:  I really don’t think you can. Even though there is always a good amount of competition in the soaps as well; between the soaps it’s like they are any sports team, but there is always a level of respect, love, and familial connection within the community.  I think that is why they have stood the test of time.  I really do think that is what hooks our audience, that is what keeps them there after all of these years, even though unfortunately the genre is antiquated looking, there is something about it that is nostalgic, familial, and comfortable for people.

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Every time I talk about All My Children, why do you think everybody go ga-ga for it, when it’s been off the air for several years now?

EVA:  It speaks to people’s childhoods.  It speaks to how we grew up.  You can’t undo nostalgia.  You can’t.  It’s in the way we grew up, the things we loved, the things that we scheduled our lives around, the people we fell in love with on the shows that we watched, who we cared about and loved their storylines. I grew up watching All My Children, General Hospital, and Days of Our Lives.

It must have been a spectacular moment for you when you realized you were actually in Pine Valley and a member of the cast of All My Children then?

EVA:  It was amazing.  I was a fan when I got the show.  I was a straight up fan.  I fangirled walking through that dressing room hallway for the first time! I was trying to keep it in check, but you know … (Laughs)

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So, in closing, you would say, “Thrilled to be nominated”?

EVA:  Yes.  So fun.  It has really been a rollercoaster of a couple of months here.  That nomination was literally the bright, shining spot in all of this.

So, happy to hear Eva is in the running for a Daytime Emmy? Were you moved by Eva’s sentiments she shared on her relationship with the late John Callahan? Do you miss Pine Valley’s Dr. Maria Santos? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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All My Children Reunion with Josh Duhamel, Ricky Paull Goldin, Cameron Mathison and More; Later Debbi Morgan Live

It’s a big finale of the weeklong virtual celebration of the iconic All My Children.  On tap today in EW’s series to benefit Feeding America during the COVID-19, some major names from the history of Pine Valley and who had story with each other participating in the chat, premiering at 10 a. m. EST.

Taking part in the walk down memory lane are none other than Josh Duhamel (Ex-Leo), Ricky Paull Goldin (Ex-Jake), Chrishell Stause (Ex-Amanda), Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan), Rebecca Budig (Ex-Greenelee) and Melissa Claire Egan (Ex-Annie).

But that’s not all folks! Daytime Emmy winner, Debbi Morgan will participate in a live virtual chat with EW.com today beginning at 3 p.m. EST/12 p. m. PST.  Now will be your chance to hear from the one and only Angie Hubbard from the beloved ABC daytime drama series.

Over the week, EW.com has posted other virtual conversations with notables from Pine Valley, you can check them out here.

So, will you be checking out today’s one-two punch of AMC favorites? Comment below.

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All My Children Weeklong Virtual Reunions Kick-Off With Ripa, Consuelos, LaRue and Penny

Beginning this morning, Tuesday, May 26th, a weeklong virtual celebration with the cast of All My Children is on tap for fans of the beloved ABC daytime drama series, featuring a “Who’s Who of Pine Valley”.

The weeklong event is brought to you by EW.com and PEOPLETV.com and starts at 10 am EST/PST.   You can watch it right here.

Featured in the first installments are  the Santos family which includes: real-life marrieds, who met on All My Children, Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo), as well as Eva LaRue (Maria) and Sydney Penny (Julia).

Episode 2 coming up on Wednesday will feature: Michael E. Knight (Tad Martin), Cady McClain (Dixie Cooney Martin), Jennifer Bassey (Marian Colby Chandler), Jill Larson (Opal Cortlandt), and Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard).

The weeklong event is in support of Feeding America helping those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information and how you can make a donation visit ew.com/allmychildrenreunion

So, let us know what you think of the first installment featuring the Santos clan from Pine Valley as they reunite for a good cause via the comment section below.

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