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LISTEN TO THE BROADCAST: Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman Daytime Emmy Nominations Special! Guests: Alison Sweeney, Donna Mills, Jason Thompson, Maura West, Gina Tognoni, Jacob Young, Amelia Heinle, Lisa LoCicero & Christian LeBlanc with Co-hosts Vanessa Marcil & Eric Martsolf!

If you missed the season two premiere of Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman‘s Daytime Emmy Award Nominations special, you can listen to the full archive of the episode right here!

After the nominees were announced for the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards earlier in the day on Tuesday, March 31st on The Talk, many of the nominees celebrated and participated in this two hour lively and entertaining Daytime Emmy kick-off.

Michael was joined by his in-studio co-hosts: Daytime Emmy winners: Eric Martsolf (Brady, Days of our Lives) and Queens of Drama star Vanessa Marcil (Brenda, General Hospital), who had lots to say to the well-deserving nominees, who are going for gold in many of the Outstanding Daytime Drama Series categories.

Joining the broadcast were Outstanding Lead Actress nominees: Alison Sweeney (Sami, Days of our Lives), Maura West (Ava, General Hospital) and Gina Tognoni, (Phyllis, The Young and the Restless), plus Outstanding Supporting Actor nominees: Jason Thompson (Patrick, General Hospital) and Christian LeBlanc (Michael, The Young and the Restless),  and Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series nominee,  Donna Mills (Madeline, General Hospital).

In addition, calling-in were Outstanding Supporting Actress nominees: Amelia Heinle (Victoria, The Young and the Restless) and Lisa LoCicero (Olivia, General Hospital), plus Outstanding Supporting Actor nominee, Jacob Young (Rick, The Bold and the Beautiful)!  NATAS Senior Executive Director Daytime Emmy Awards David Michaels was also on hand to talk about the overall nominations this year, and Daytime Emmy telecast producer, Michael Levitt also called in to offer up some of his plans for the ceremony on the big night, when the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmys will be televised live on Pop beginning at 8PMET/5PMPST on Sunday Night, April 26th.

In addition, one lucky caller won two seats to the Daytime Emmy Red Carpet limited seating bleachers on the Warner Brothers Studio lot during our Daytime Emmy trivia game show segment, when she was asked questions by Michael and Eric.

To listen to all archives of past episodes, visit The Soap Nation Live! page on Spreaker.com.  To listen to Soap Nation Live! on the go make sure to log on and download the iHeartRadio App!

Now below, listen to some of the greatest actors in the genre give insight on what reels they submitted that won them the nod, what they think about their competition, and what was their reaction upon hearing they are an official nominees for Daytime Emmys 2015, and much more!  Let us know what your favorite part of the Emmy nominations broadcast? Who did you enjoy listening to ….and who are you rooting for coming night?

 

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KG-Dr. Liesal shouldv’e been nominated for best supporting actress—bummer…whoever wins wins…i have my favorites and who doesnt but ill just wait and watch…all my choices wont win—i have no control over voting—lol…i just wont loose any sleep over it…just happy the emmys are being televisived again!!!

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I do not get POP
if I did I would not watch..
I do not watch daytime to give a hoot
I’d only be interested in the soap awards and they will be posted along with youtube for me .. 🙂

All, the nominations are very good, this year..
I want to know who the judges will be!!!

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I get POP so ill be watching…i also care only about the soap awards and they’ll be the only part of the show ill be listening to…ill read a book when the other daytime stuff like talk shows are awarded…lol

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Eric Martsolf gave a great acceptance speech when he won his Daytime Emmy. His speech may have been allowed to go long because the people producing the show were enjoying it too. Eric was very humble in his acceptance and most appreciative of the people he works for and with. Other actors should take lessons from Eric on giving an acceptance speech! Hey, Eric, need a part-time job? Acceptance speech coach would be a good one!

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Lucas Says Goodbye To Salem, While Julie Recalls Coming Back To Town

In a very touching episode of Days of our Lives, Tuesday brought with it an emotional goodbye from exiting fan favorite Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), and the soap paying homage to Susan Seaforth Hayes’ 50th anniversary to the day as Julie.

It begins in Horton Town Square where Julie next to the plaque dedicated to her grandparents, Tom and Alice Horton, has a flash back to phone call with Tom five decades ago.

Meanwhile, now broken up with Chloe, and ready to leave Salem to be with his daughter, Allie, Lucas tells Will he is leaving and that he is happy Will and Sonny found their way back to each other.  The two hug it out, and tell each other how proud they are of one another.  Next, Lucas goes to visit his mother, Kate.  In a touching exchange played by Dattilo and Lauren Koslow, viewers were treated to Kate’s pain of the mistakes she made as a mother, and Lucas being forgiving of her.

At Doug’s Place, Julie and Abigail try to figure out how to bring down Stefan and Gabi.  Julie promises to not tell anyone that Abigail is not mentally ill saying. “Your secret is safe with me.”  Next, Chloe happens upon the scene and Julie quickly sees Chloe break down in tears.  She then reveals to Julie, that she and Lucas broke up.  Julie gives Chloe a tissue and some words of advice – the gospel according to Julie – that they were not meant to be, and that Chloe will find true love. After all, after Julie’s other failed relationships, once she was with Doug she found her soulmate, so she knows it can happen.

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Julie flashes back to speaking with Alice when she worries that Tom would not want her to return to Salem.  For Julie had been in San Francisco, and where she brings up putting her son up for adoption, but how she later raised him and how happy that Eli is her grandson.  She even recalls when JJ got her and other ladies in Salem accidentally high on pot-filled donuts!

When Lucas turns up at the Horton’s everyone is saddened and shocked that he has decided to depart Salem   Julie says Salem will always be his home.  JJ hands Lucas his ornament now, breaking the Christmas tradition early.  Lucas hangs his ornament in another emotional moment.

Next, we see Lucas waiting for a taxi, with his suitcases at Horton Town Square,  He gazes at the Tom and Alice dedication plaque and says, “I’ll be back. someday.” Hankies!

Alone now with Julie, Doug brings out a cake celebrating how it is 50 years since Julie returned to Salem permanently.  Cue the montage … as Doug’s voice is heard singing “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”, one of the duo’s signature songs, as clips of their love affair played throughout.  We fade to black.

DAYS honored Susan Hayes and gave Brytan Dattilo some heart-tugging moments as he left the canvas as the beloved Lucas.  So what did you think of the episode?  Sad to see Bryan exit?  Happy to see the show wrote in a way to honor Susan’s 50th as Julie? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Gilles Marini Talks The Return Of Ted Laurent, His Co-Stars: Kristian Alfonso, Lauren Koslow & Greg Rikaart On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives’ Podcast’

If you caught this week’s episodes of Days of our Lives, you know that Ted Laurent (Gilles Marini) has resurfaced in Salem and had asked Hope (Kristian Alfonso) for protection from Stefan DiMera, who was responsible for his disappearance in exchange for information on Ben Weston (Rob Scott Wilson).

Now in the latest episode of Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, actor Gilles Marini chats it up with host, Michael Fairman on what to expect as Ted’s story brings with it many twists and turns; including a potential love triangle.

Marini reveals what he thinks Ted’s weakness ia when the guy has not previously been on the up and up, plus his thoughts on working with three of his co-stars and their characters: Lauren Koslow’s Kate, Kristian Alfonso’s Hope, and Greg Rikaart’s Leo, whom he has shared up to now most of his screen-time.

The talented actor who hails from France, also talks on some other highlights in his career, including one of his big breaks on the beloved ABC drama,  Brothers & Sisters working opposite Rachel Griffiths, and a host of award-winning actors, including Sally Field, and of course, his time on Dancing with the Stars where he became one of the most popular celebrity contestants on the series of all-time.

Later, in the podcast’s dressing room segment, Eric Martsolf (Brady) welcomes Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) into his digs at DAYS, and then two tease some upcoming #Broe moments.

Check out this excerpt from NBC of Gilles interview below.  Then, make sure to head over to NBC.com to listen to the episode currently streaming there, and on Monday, looks for this episode to be available on all pod platforms, including iTunes for download.

Now, let us know what you think about Ted’s return to DAYS … and if you want him to romance Hope … become a good guy … or get his comeuppance … or all of the above …via the comment section below!

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Days of our Lives and General Hospital Receive Daytime Drama WGA Award Nominations

The nominations have been announced for the 2019 Writer’s Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2018.

Winners will be honored at the 2019 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at concurrent ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles.

In the Daytime Drama category for writing, two soaps will face-off for the prize; NBC’s Days of our Livers and ABC’s General Hospital.  Here are the official nominated head writers and their teams.

Days of Our Lives, Head Writer: Ron Carlivati; Writers: Sheri Anderson, Lorraine Broderick, David Cherrill, Joanna Cohen, Lisa Connor, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Rick Draughon,  Cydney Kelley, David Kreizman, David A. Levinson, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine Schock, Elizabeth Snyder, Tyler Topits.

General Hospital, Head Writers: Shelly Altman, Christopher Van Etten; Writers:Barbara Bloom, Anna Theresa Cascio, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Donny Sheldon, Scott Sickles.

To check out all the nominations click here.

So, who are you rooting for to take the WGA Award; Days or GH? Comment below.

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