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NATAS and Television Academy Realign Competitions Shifting to Genre Over Day-Part

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Significant changes were announced today in a move by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and the Television Academy that have jointly announced plans to realign the Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards.

Moving forward in 2022, the competitions will be organized solely by content genre as opposed to the current method, which separates programs based on program airtime  – night vs. day and morning.

For soap fans, the Daytime Drama Categories will remain in the Daytime Competition under NATAS, but will now be redefined to include: “any multi-camera, weekday daily serial, spin-off or reboot.”  That means that the Peacock Limited Series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem could compete in the Outstanding Drama Series against the four usual suspects of the network soaps (DAYS regular airshow, GH, Y&R, and B&B).

In addition, programming previously awarded in the Limited Drama categories of the Daytime competition will transition to the Primetime competition. Scripted dramas will likely enter the Primetime Emmys; which means shows that are streaming series such as The Bay or Studio City would vie in the nighttime awards.

Talk shows will be awarded in each competition, separated by format and style characteristics reflective of current programming in the daytime or late night space.

The Morning Show and Spanish-Language Morning Show categories will be retired from the Daytime competition, with such programming eligible instead in the NATAS-administered News & Documentary Emmys or the Daytime competition’s Talk Show categories, depending on show format.

Game Show and Instructional & DIY programming categories will remain divided by airtime for the 2022 competitions, while the Academies look to a genre-based alignment for the 2023 competition year.

All other categories will be clarified such that content creators will submit to a single competition on the basis of submission genre, irrespective of airtime.

Adam Sharp, the CEO of NATAS shared: “NATAS and the Television Academy each pride ourselves on celebrating and honoring the best television has to offer, and with the evolution of our industry, it was critical to update our competitions to meet current trends in both content and viewing habits. These changes will allow each Academy to honor an undivided scope of achievement in our respective fields of television excellence.”

So what do you think of the upcoming Emmy changes, and those in the field of Outstanding Daytime Drama and more? Comment below.

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Can you imagine Ron Carlivati’s giving everyone the BIGGEST eff-u if he won Best Show Emmy for Beyond Salem? I’d die laughing! 😉

The Peacock limited series “Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem” could easily compete (and win!) against all four daytime soaps based on production values alone. Of course, from what I saw, it would be the frontrunner for nominations by GLAAD and perhaps even soft gay porn in adult entertainment awards… 🙂

Yeah. I’m #Confused.

Seems like they waste a lot of time deciding which parts of the “new media” shows fall under what part of the awards show. Why not just have ONE Emmy Awards show that includes all of the above, and…. problem solved.

If that takes up too much time, then drop awards for “reality shows” and other such useless dragonshit. The less legitimacy given to that garbage, the sooner we can get rid of it.

Are there any shows besides Beyond Salem that would be competing in the Daytime Drama categories? Personally I loved Chandler Massey, Zack Tinker, Greg Rikaart, Billy Flynn, Eileen Davidson and Lisa Rinna in Beyond Salem – am I understanding correctly that they would compete? Would it still be in Guest Performer as there were only five episodes? How about the Christmas movie airing tomorrow night? Still confused but this article helped clear it up a bit.

As long as they honor our departed soap stars, honor the soap genre and stars and have a bunch of soap opera stars co-host or present, I don’t care what they do. Those in the field are the ones to decide if they like it from a competition viewpoint. The fans will determine if they like by tuning in or not. Hope it all works out the the best.

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Kimberlin Brown ‘Killed-Off’ as Sheila Carter on The Bold and the Beautiful in Shocking Twist

The Monday, February 26th episode of CBS daytime’s The Bold and the Beautiful brought with it the apparent end to one of the all-time villains of soap opera.

In story, Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) was being stalked by Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) in the dark. Eventually, Steffy stabs Sheila in the heart with a knife and she apparently dies.

Speaking with TV Insider, Brown admitted that it is extremely hard to leave a now iconic role she made soap-famous since 1990 on first The Young and the Restless and then The Bold and the Beautiful.

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Kimberlin expressed: “It’s a tough place for me to be in right now; I’m not going to lie about this. I guess if anyone were going to take Sheila down, I’m happy it’s Steffy. I just wish that no one was taking Sheila down.”  Three time Daytime Emmy-winner, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood expressed: “It’s bittersweet because I absolutely love working with Kimberlin; she is just the consummate professional.”

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However, the stabbing is vindication for Steffy as Wood related, “This is her moment. How long has it taken Steffy to take her down and it’s finally happening, so it’s going to be a big shock.”

As to her B&B death scene and to her future plans, Brown revealed, “Laying there on that floor when the paramedics pronounce the time of death, my eyes were closed and you’re holding your breath so it doesn’t look like you’re breathing. It was just like, ‘Wow, OK, I guess we’ll have to see what might come next for me.’”

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If this holds up and Sheila is “dead” dead, it will open up the story and trouble in the marriage of Finn (Tanner Novlan) and Steffy, because ultimately, Steffy killed her husband’s biological mother.

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This is leading many to believe this move will bring Steffy back together with Liam (Scott Clifton) while Finn and Hope (Annika Noelle) draw closer. Is that part of the reason for Sheila’s death? Stay tuned.

What do you think about The Bold and the Beautiful killing-off Sheila Carter and Steffy to be the one who put an end to her life? Comment below.

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Daytime Stars We Lost Remembered in 2024 SAG Awards In-Memoriam Tribute

On Saturday night at the 30th annual SAG Awards streaming on Netflix, several stars from the world of soap opera were remembered in a very moving In-Memoriam segment.

Honoring those actors we lost this past year, and set to the song “How do I Say Goodbye” by Dean Lewis, the screen was filled with so many heartbreaking losses.

Those who were remembered in the tribute included: Bill Hayes (Doug, Days of our Lives), Ellen Holly (Carla, One Life to Live), Nicolas Coster (Lionel, Santa Barbara et al), Tyler Christopher (Nikolas, GH, Stefan DAYS), Billy Miller (Billy, Y&R and Drew, GH), Sharon Farrell (Flo, Y&R), Arlene Sorkin (Calliope, DAYS), Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio, OLTL), Jeffrey Carlson (Zoe/Zarf, AMC) and Mark Goddard (Ted, OLTL).

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Other notable stars who passed away and were included in the tribute were: Chita Rivera, Andre Braugher, Suzanne Somers, and Matthew Perry.

Before the video package was played, actress Naomi Watts took to the stage and shared, “We have lost so many extraordinary actors in the past year, but because they touched the world with their talent, we all share their loss. To those of us who worked with them, alongside them, we feel their loss and their absence deeply.”

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She added, “Of course their memory will live on in our recollections of the precious time we shared together — and through their work, their performances captured in countless frames of images, ever ready to dance across the screen and come to life again, if only for a while.”

What did you think of the In-Memoriam Tribute at the 2024 SAG Awards and seeing a lot of familiar faces being included who represent the soaps? Comment. below.

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David Gail, Former ‘Port Charles’ Star, Cause of Death Determined; Mother Speaks Out on Dangers of Pharmaceutical Addiction and Fentanyl Epidemic

David Gail, who played Dr. Joe Scanlon on Port Charles (1999-2000), and who also appeared on Beverly Hills 90210, cause of death has been revealed. The actor passed away on January 16th at the age of 58.

According to the toxicology report, Gail died of anoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, which is a brain injury caused by a a lack of blood flow, following resuscitation from cardio pulmonary arrest due to the drug intoxication. The report also revealed that drug intoxication with amphetamines, cocaine, ethanol and fentanyl, were also involved.

Gail’s mother, Mary Painter, spoke to Deadline on the findings and opened up to what led to David’s ultimate passing. Gail was found unresponsive by emergency personnel who attempted to save his life. Eventually, he was put on life support where he remained for several days till his death.

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In her statement, Painter shared, “It breaks my heart to learn that my son died this way. David became reliant on medicine many years ago, after multiple surgeries on his hands and wrists. He lived in enough pain to prevent him from working for almost a decade, with relief only achieved through full disability, physical therapy and pain medicine.”

She then added, “He struggled to stop taking pharmaceuticals and did before turning toward a more Eastern pain management including acupuncture and natural medicines. I can only assume that his former opioid dependence played a part in self-medicating from uncontrolled sources.”

David’s mother expressed a very important social message for our time about addiction that she hopes other parents remain aware of: “David’s death shines a light on the countless innocent victims of pharmaceutical addiction and the fentanyl epidemic that has taken so many of our sons and daughters. Please keep David and others battling pain or dependence, in your thoughts and prayers.”

Gail’s other TV credits included parts on: Savannah, Matlock, Murder, She Wrote, Doogie Howser, M.D., and Perfect Opposites.

What do you think about the poignant statement offered up by the late David Gail’s mother, Mary Painter? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

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