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



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.


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!

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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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.

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.

Congrats to Joanne!

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

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

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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2024 Golden Globes: Justin Hartley and Amanda Seyfried Among First Round of Presenters

The 2024 awards season truly gets underway this Sunday night ,January 7th on CBS with the presentation of the 81st annual Golden Globe Awards honoring the best in motion picture and television as deemed by the voters of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

The ceremony will be broadcast live and will air beginning at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The ceremony will also be available on the CBS app and will stream on Paramount+. (Note, however, only Paramount+ subscribers who have Showtime can stream the event live; others can watch the show the next day.)

The first round of presenters was revealed on Wednesday and two soap opera alums are on the list including Justin Hartley (ex-This Is Us, The Young and the Restless, Revenge, Passions) and Amanda Seyfried (ex-Lucy, As the World Turns and ex-Joni Stafford, All My Children).

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Joining Justin and Amanda as presenters are: Angela Bassett, Will Ferrell, Michelle Yeoh,George Lopez, Julia Garner, Justin Hartley, Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams.  Previously, Jo Koy was named host for the telecast.

The Golden Globes are back on CBS for the first time since 1982. In addition, Dick Clark Productions is back after years away as the longtime Globes producers.

To review the nominees click here.

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Richard Roundtree, ‘Generations’, ‘ATWT” and ‘Shaft’ Star, Dead at 81

Motion picture and television leading man, Richard Roundtree, has passed away at the age of 81. The actor, best known for his role in the iconic film Shaft, and its sequels, died from complications from pancreatic cancer on October 24th in his home in Los Angeles.

In a statement, Roundtree’s manager, Patrick McMinn shared, “Richard’s work and career served as a turning point for African American leading men in film. The impact he had on the industry cannot be overstated.”

During his extensive credits and career, Roundtree made two stops to two daytime soap operas. In 1990 till 1991, Roundtree played Dr. Daniel Ruebens on the defunct NBC soap opera Generations. He later appeared on As the World Turns from 2002-2003, taking on the role of Oliver Travers, the father to T. Marshall Travers played by Lamman Rucker.

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Roundtree’s leading lady on Generations, Jonelle Allen took to her Facebook upon learning the news of the death of her former castmate and friend, expressing: “My Leading Man on Generations. I Am Very Sad. My Condolences To Your Family. Dearest Richard Roundtree.”

In a subsequent post, Allen shared a photo of their Generations’ characters, Daniel and Doreen about to lip-lock. Jonelle stated, “In the scene with him I kept thinking: ‘Shaft is about to kiss ME!!!’ Thank You.”

On Generations, Roundtree’s character of Daniel Reubens was a brilliant doctor, who was accused of killing someone by causing an explosion at a lab in 1974. He and his daughter, Maya, then went “underground” for the next 15 years. Maya was played by Viveca A. Fox.

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Fox, honored her former on-screen soap father with an Instagram post upon learning of his death. Vivica wrote: “GM Dawlings! My heart is sad this morning as late last night I learned that LEGEND Actor @officialrichardroundtree had passed. I had the blessing of working with Richard on alot of 1st in my acting career! He played my Dad on the soap opera #Generation‘s TV show #90210BeverlyHills Mr Roundtree thank u for your AMAZING GIFTS! U will truly be missed as u were the 1st African American Action Star #SHAFT I’ll never forget the time u stood for ME when a director was being a jerk to me! I’ll miss your smile, jokes, laughs & hugs! REST EASY KING! U DID WELL. #Classic #LEGEND #LeadingMan #Actor #SuperStar #Respect #RestInPeace”

Richard was also known for his roles in Roots and the Brad Pitt thriller Se7en. On television, Roundtree appeared on: Murder, She Wrote, A Different World, Beauty and the Beast, 21 Jump Street, MacGyver, Beverly Hill 90210, L.A. Law, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Alias, Desperate Housewives, Heroes, Grey’s Anatomy, Chicago Fire, and Private Practice and many more.

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Soap Alum John Wesley Shipp Shares Health Update

John Wesley Shipp, best known to daytime fans for his roles on As the World Turns, Guiding Light, One Life to Live et al, and primetime fans for his role in The Flash, shared a heartfelt health update via his Instagram.

While Shipp did not go into specifics, he did say he underwent surgery earlier in September for an urgent medical issue.

In his post, accompanying by his photo, John expressed: “Hello out there! Friends and contacts have written recently, like, “where are you? are you ok?” Well, here’s the deal: I had surgery early this month for a health issue that had to be dealt with immediately. All went well, but I’ve had to postpone a theatre production and personal appearances as the recoup will take some weeks. I do read and appreciate what you share with me, that you entrust me with your thoughts and feelings. You are ever on my mind and in my heart, and I look forward to getting active and out there again as soon as possible. Until then, remember to play nice, be kind, and stay engaged! Our futures depend on it.”

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John’s soap resume is quite impressive having portrayed: Dr. Kelly Nelson/Victor Laszlo on Guiding Light, Doug Cummings on As the World Turns, Martin Ellis on Santa Barbara, Carter Jones on All My Children and Eddie Ford on One Life to Live. Shipp won two Daytime Emmys along the way.

More recently, John has appeared in primetime’s, Arrow, The Flash, Stargirl and countless other TV appearances.

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