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Matt Bomer, Julianne Moore, and Joanne Froggatt Among Winners At 72nd Annual Golden Globes!

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There were a few former daytime soap notables, as well as one of the best performances in a primetime soap that were among the honored performances tonight at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Matt Bomer, (Ex-Ben, Guiding Light) took home the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Movie made for TV for his work in HBO’s The Normal Heart!  Upon accepting his award Bomer thanked gave husband Simon Halls and their three children – Kit, Walker, and Henry – saying, “I want to thank you for putting up with me when I was 130 lbs. and really grumpy when you ate pizza in front of me.”   And in one of the ceremonies most touching moments, Bomer related “To all the people we lost from this disease (AIDS), I just want to say: We love you, we remember you.”

Julianne Moore (Ex-Frannie/Sabrina, As the World Turns) won a Golden Globe  for Best Actress in a Motion-Picture Drama for “Still Alice.”  In one of the most acclaimed performance by an actress this awards season, Moore gives a heart-rending portrayal of a vibrant and ambitious Columbia University professor diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s.

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Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt took home the Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, Or Motion Picture Made for TV.  On season four, Anna Bates was brutally raped, and in her acceptance speech Froggatt related that she felt a strong sense of responsibility to rape victims when she had to tackle the storyline in season four that saw her character suffer a sexual assault.   After the episode aired, the letters the actress received from women who have endured rape touched her deeply, Joanne said. “This is something very removed from what I usually do for a living,” she said. “They are probably the most special letters I’ve ever received in my life.”

In addition, Judith Light  (Ex-Karen, OLTL and Ex-Judith DALLAS) was part of the ensemble cast that took the stage when Transparent was named Best Television Series Comedy or Musical!  Judith’s co-star Jeffrey Tambor was named Best Performance by an Actor In A TV Series Comedy or Musical.   For a complete list of winners for tonight’s ceremonies click here!

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Tell us what you thought of the victories by Matt Bomer, Joanne Froggatt and Julianne Moore and the victory of Transparent ? Well-deserved, or were you rooting for someone else? Comment below!

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Lin
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Joanne Froggat did an absolutely superb job as a rape victim in Downton Abbey. No one could have done it better. I am thrilled she won. The writing was exceptional, but Mrs. Froggat’s body language, intonation, and facial expressions showed what life was like back then when women thought even more than now that they were somehow at fault. Anna was afraid her husband might find out who did it, the fear in her eyes and shame, etc. were palpable.

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toscanti

So proud of ex-soap stars Julianna Moore and Matt Bomer. Well deserved! Joanne Froggatt did an amazing job on Downton Abbey, Kudos to the winners.

Mo
Mo

Congrats to Joanne!

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E

Michael, you forgot Gina Rodriguez as a former soap notable. She was Beverly on B&B. She won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical

Blake
Blake

So great seeing Matt Bomer from Guiding Light and Julianne Moore from As The World Turns winning the major awards this year.

blake
blake

I read that Matthew Bomer will be the lead on the new season of American Horror Story along with Lady Gaga this fall.

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Emmy Winner and Noted Soap Opera Head Writer; Hogan Sheffer Passes Away At 61

Over the last several hours, reports have broke that one of daytime’s most notable scribes has died.  Hogan Sheffer, who was head writer at As the World Turns, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless has passed away at the age of 61.

Soap Hub, first reported the news via multiple sources, however, many writers who worked with Hogan during his tenure on the soaps have taken to social media to share their condolences and their grief and remembrances.

Sheffer’s appearance on the soap scene was unexpected, especially in a genre where it is often rare for new blood to take the reins at the head writer position.  Proctor & Gamble had decided to bring in Hogan after his work as the Director of Screenplay Development for DreamWorks, not because of his writing credits for a previous network soap.  He was given trial deal as a breakdown writer for the CBS soap and 10-weeks in became the beloved town of Oakdale’s new head writer.

Hogan and his then writing team were able to turn the classic, As the World Turns around.  The show went up in the ratings and during his time with the series ‘World Turn’s’ won two Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series, and he and the writing team picked up four Emmy victories all through 2000-2004.

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Next, Sheffer landed in Salem as head writer of Days of our Lives along with Meg Kelly from 2006 through to the beginning of 2008.   He would later join The Young and the Restless and team up with then head writers: Maria Arena Bell and Scott Hamner, and eventually stay with the show till 2012.  During Sheffer’s time in Genoa City, Y&R also won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Writing in 2011.

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On Sunday, former WWE and daytime writer Tom Casiello, who was extremely close with Sheffer…  and who shared how Hogan gave him his start at writing in daytime, took to his Facebook page to pay tribute to a man who had such an impact on his life and many others.  It is worth the read here. 

Y&R writer, Sara Bibel tweeted: “Hogan Sheffer was a gamechanger for ATWT and daytime. Everyone I know who worked with him adored him. RIP”

And, iconic ATWT star, Martha Byrne (Ex-Lily) tweeted on Sheffer’s passing: “To say he was one of a kind would be a tremendous understatement. Our years at ATWT with Hogan at the helm were a rebirth for our beautiful show. Loved his writers, actors,crew. Blessed to have him on the first floor in Brooklyn ready to listen. Talented. Funny. Generous. RIP”

Colleen Zenk (Ex-Barbara, ATWT) also took to Twitter upon learning of the passing of Sheffer sharing: “I loved him, loved him, loved him… he was so good to me. Thank you for everything, Hogan. You were so loved. Especially, by me… Rest in peace…”

Michael Fairman TV will continue to bring you updates as the soap world mourns the loss of a creative force in our genre.  Share your condolences and thoughts on the death of Hogan Sheffer via the comment section below.

 

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FRIDAY: ATWT’s Larry Bryggman and AMC’s Dorothy Lyman Guest Star On ‘The Blacklist’

Two of the most revered performances ever in the world of daytime drama will be seen tomorrow night on an all-new episode of NBC’s drama series, The Blacklist. (10/9c).

In “The Pawnbrokers”, Daytime Emmy winners, Larry Bryggman (Ex-John Dixon, As the World Turns) and Dorothy Lyman (Ex-Opal Gardner, All My Children) will be seen as a criminal duo!

Bryggman and Lyman play a couple that fronts cash to criminals on the black market. In story, series star, James Spader’s Red acclimates himself to his new digs in federal prison, where he is challenged by an old rival.  Samar (Mozhan Marnò) goes undercover to stop a black market organization that fronts cash to criminals. (Enter Larry and Dorothy!)  And, Liz (Megan Boone) and Jennifer (guest star Fiona Dourif) continue their investigation into Red’s past.

Check out the promo for tomorrow night’s episode below.   Then let us know if you will be checking out Larry and Dorothy and if all of this brings back memories of their amazing performances in Oakdale and in Pine Valley in the comment section below.

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TAINTED DREAMS Season 2 To Bow December 21st!

Tainted Dreams is back with a second season offering from Daytime Emmy-winning director and series creator, Sonia Blangiardo!

Beginning December 21st, the next chapter of Blangiardo’s the soap behind a soap, will be available for streaming on Amazon and Amazon Prime. (season one is also currently available on Amazon)

This series, which was nominated for five 2017 Daytime Emmys, follows the behind-the-scenes drama of a fictitious soap opera titled Painted Dreams.  Many soap opera notables have roles in the online series including: Alicia Minshew, Michael Lowry , Austin Peck. Terri Ivens,  Walt Willey, Kelley Menighan, Grant Aleksander, Bobbie Eakes, Natalia Livingston, Marnie Schulenburg, Nathan Purdee, Colleen Zenk, James DePaiva, Tonja Walker, Ilene Kristen, and the late Larkin Malloy . In addition, Jessie Godderz of Impact Wrestling and Big Brother fame, and Dina Manzo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, also appear.

In a statement, Sonia Blangiardo said that she is “excited to take everyone along these characters’ journeys in Season 2, as they evolve and deal with ever increasing professional and personal turmoil.”

Fore more on Tainted Dreams visit their official website here.  (more…)

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