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Judith Light Wins Second Consecutive Tony Award! Watch Her Acceptance Speech!

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Fantastic news last evening!  Judith Light, the former two-time Daytime Emmy winner for her iconic role as Karen Wolek on One Life to Live, took home her second consecutive Tony Award in ceremonies held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and telecast live on CBS! ( except on the West Coast).

Light took home the prize in the Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for her performance in The Assembled Parties!  Judith won in 2012 in the same category for her role in Other Desert Cities! The Assembled Parties continues on Broadway till July 7th, in case you have the opportunity to catch Judith in it in the Big Apple!

After her second consecutive Tony victory Sunday, Light spoke to the press backstage where she related to the L.A Times, “I was terrified to come back to the theatre. I needed to prove to this community that I mean it, that I really want to be back here. I’m doing such different plays, I’m such different characters, but the overwhelming experience is one of real appreciation. The result of this is this ongoing, really, love affair between me and this community.”

Of course, one of the high points of Judith’s Tony win was getting to listen to her acceptance speech where she thanked her husband, Robert Desiderio, whom she meant when they both starred on One Life to Live, he in the role of Steve Piermont, and her long time manager, Herb Hamsher, and paid tribute to her fellow nominees and much more.  Watch Judith’s acceptance speech from last night after the jump, and let us know what you thought of it and her Tony victory?

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CTwildheart
CTwildheart

So happy for her! I have loved her in every role I have seen…

blake
blake

She looks great, and congrats to her!

Chaz
Chaz

I hope everyone who ever disses actors that got their start on soaps takes notice of what great talent does come from that genre.

She is amazing.

ricardo
ricardo

judith light what a terrific actress. she won another tony again. i had a feeling she would win again. judith is classy sassy and very pretty for her age.

heidi
heidi

Congratulations Judith!!!

What a lovely lady… what a talented actress…what a great acceptance speech!!!

Brian Greene
Brian Greene

Big Congrats On Your 2nd Tony Award Winning Performance, Judith–Yay! <3 😀 <3 😀

nancy
nancy

She’s a class act, always has been…she deserves every win she gets.:)

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

What a classy lady. Congratulations Judith.

Charday
Charday

I know her only from DALLAS, but congrats for the win!

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Word on late Thursday afternoon is that ABC has now officially moved forward and gave a pick-up to the Roseanne spinoff series, The Conners.   

As viewers know, there had been speculation that the series would revolve around Sara Gilbert’s character of Darlene, but now the other concept with the entire family in the title is the direction the new series will go (although it is said to be the “working title” of the series.)

The Conners received a ten episode order and will make the fall TV schedule, and will reside on Tuesday night’s on ABC at 8PM.

Roseanne Barr’s controversial tweets led to the network’s swift decision to cancel her series.

In the new deal, Barr will have no financial or creative involvement in The Conners after reaching a settlement with series producer, Tom Werner.

The Conners will feature the rest of the Roseanne core cast including: John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, and Michael Fishman.

According to Deadline:  It is unclear how exactly Barr’s character will be written off but ABC describes it as “a sudden turn of events.”  On the new show, after a sudden turn of events, the Conners are forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before. This iconic family – Dan, Jackie, Darlene, Becky and D.J. – grapples with parenthood, dating, an unexpected pregnancy, financial pressures, aging and in-laws in working-class America. Through it all, the fights, the coupon cutting, the hand-me-downs, the breakdowns – with love, humor and perseverance, the family prevails.

In a statement ABC commented: “The Conners’ stories demonstrate that families can always find common ground through conversation, laughter and love. The spinoff will continue to portray contemporary issues that are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago.”

A major turning point to greenlight the series came when the fact that the new series does not feature Barr’s character Roseanne Conner, which rights to which she is said to maintain, paved the way for an agreement with no Barr.

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“We are so grateful for this blessing,” Longoria said HOLA! USA, who has exclusive pics of new mom and her son.

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This marks the 13th consecutive time B&B has received this honor at the Monte Carlo Television Festival.

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Immediately following Bold’s win, Katherine and Thorsten struck a pose for the paparazzi on hand.

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