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On-Air On-Soaps 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Predictions!

On-Air On-Soaps is getting ready for the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards to be held on Sunday.

While the ceremonies unfortunately will not be televised live, which we know has dampened the spirit of daytime drama fans; there will be plenty of coverage coming your way.  To get you in the mood for Emmy weekend 2016, we have looked into our crystal ball, watched all the nominated performances and episodes, and have come up with our choices.

The Daytime Emmys can be a tricky game to play … it all comes down to the selection of the reels, peer voting, and the competition in the respective categories.  Emmy night can also be tricky to predict, and to try to make sense of, especially when there are many worthy nominees.  With deep thought, a dash of Emmy karma, and gut instinct, On-Air On-Soaps’ Michael Fairman will attempt to predict the winners.  He will also offer his picks for who he thinks Should Win, and the Don’t Count Out nominee(s) in each category, plus analysis.

To the nominees and our colleagues: your work continues to inspire, and is compelling and powerful, and to succeed in a medium that can be this daunting is truly an outstanding accomplishment in its own right.  Enjoy these final days in the race to the finish line. You are all winners no matter what the envelope may say.  And yeah, it sure feels good to go home with the gold!  After reviewing our picks, share your thoughts, and let us know who you think Will Win and Should Win in the major daytime drama categories.

Here now are On-Air On-Soaps fearless predictions for the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmys. 

Outstanding Drama Series


Who will win:  The Bold and the Beautiful

Who should win:  General Hospital  (for the 52nd Anniversary episode)

Don’t count out:  The Young and the Restless

This is a race impossible to predict, as you can make a case for all four shows winning the golden statuette on Emmy night.  One thing is for sure; we have been assured by the new voting rules of the academy that this year will not end in a tie like last year.  So, one show is going away the victor.  But who will it be?  The Bold and the Beautiful, because it is a half hour show gets to submit four episodes according to the rules instead of two episodes that the hours soaps get to submit.  If topical and socially relevant issues of our time are what Emmy voters are touched by, then B&B should have this.  The exceptionally written and performed episodes included: Maya and Rick’s wedding and the Avant family confrontation, as well as Maya disclosing to Rick, provided the drama and forward thinking – harkening back to the soaps of old when they were known for pioneering the way to bring tough topics such as: abortion, HIV/AIDS, and crib death, to the consciousness of its audience.  B&B took a risk in turning the character of Maya into a trans character, and it paid off.  However, 4 episodes of the same story theme could be a demerit to some who voted.  As for General Hospital, who has had trouble in recent years coming up with the right combination of a one-two punch of Emmy submissions, once again, they got the one of the two.  However, we don’t think there was a finer hour of daytime television this past year than GH’s 52nd Anniversary episode – from black and white to color, how they integrated the show’s genesis in 1963 into the story of Luke’s childhood past, and how when watching it you feel like you are sitting inside an intimate stage play watching performances that are spellbinding.  This was a case where acting, writing, producing, and directing all came together in an episode that will definitely be talked about in the annals of soap opera.  The problem came with GH’s second choice, which features other cast members, and heavy stakes drama including Patrick finding Robin alive and rescuing her, and Nikolas going off a balcony after a fight with Jason.  So if we could go on one reel GH is the choice.  Then we come to the juggernaut that is The Young and the Restless, and actually when you think about the criteria of having two shows that bring riveting drama to the table, Y&R could very easily win another Emmy.  There were not two episodes that were more emotionally compelling last year than the Adam reveal, and its fallout, played to perfection by the cast, and written in a way that everyone found out, everyone had a reaction, and it set off a domino effect that is classic soap story telling.  So, for the continuum Y&R could take this.  Days of our Lives celebrated their 50th anniversary kicking their show into high gear with dark intense drama, and no more was that amplified than in killer Ben’s capture, and Abigail pleading with him to tell her where he took her son, plus Aiden getting ready to end the life of his new bride, Hope, amidst the backdrop of the Salem bicentennial celebration, and Bo’s return.  Good drama.  Again, this category is too tough to truly call.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series


Who will win: Maura West

Who should win:  Maura West

Don’t count out:  Mary Beth Evans, Kassie DePaiva, Finola Hughes

In a difficult category to call, and in a year that the gold statuette could end up in any of these ladies hands; it all comes down to the selection of the reels.  And from where we are sitting, Maura West could very well take home the lead actress prize for the second year win a row for her performance as Ava Jerome on General Hospital, but this time with a touch of Denise DeMuccio thrown in for good measure!  In her nominated performance, West’s Ava is dying of cancer, and wants Silas (Michael Easton) to end her life, only the opposite occurs.   Ava is given a new lease on life, thanks to a bone marrow transplant from her baby girl.  When Denise comes into the story, complete with flashbacks, the audience learns the lengths the mob gal will go to, as well as giving the voting panel a complete story arc, which always has “E-M-M-Y” written all over it. Then, there is the amazing Finola Hughes as Anna Devane on General Hospital, as Anna watches her beloved Duke die from a mob hit, and then sits in her first therapy session with her new psychologist and finally unloads all her pent up guilt and rage she has for Carlos Rivera, the man she thought she had murdered to avenge Duke’s death.  The only thing standing in Hughes’ way of an Emmy may be the jarring cuts in the first half of her reel, which has nothing to do with her, but how the scenes actually aired.  Days of our Lives veteran Mary Beth Evans has a hankie-inducing reel.  As Dr. Kayla Brady tells her brother Bo that he is dying, and then turns around and tells the love of her life, Patch, that his best friend does not have long to live,  Evans was perfection, and made us cry right along with her.  She towed the line of playing a doctor delivering the news to her patient, and then breaking down that it’s her brother’s fate.  In the later part of her reel, Kayla gets a little high off the fumes in a supply closet while trapped with Patch, which showed a nice balance, but might it off-set her chances?  For Kassie DePaiva, a win would be bittersweet.  She never received an Emmy for her performances as Blair Cramer on One Life to Live, and is the sentimental favorite and was let-go by DAYS after turning in terrific performances in the role of Eve.  This Emmy season fans and critics have raved about her performance as a mother who tries to come to terms with the fact that her daughter has been murdered, and she must bury her.  In the process, she is reunited with Paige’s father, Eduardo played by Daytime Emmy winner A Martinez.  DePaiva played the notes of the scenes from A to Z, and she could win the Emmy alone just based on the final moment of her reel when Eve lets loose on the citizens of Salem post-funeral.  Tracey E. Bregman last won a Daytime Emmy over 30 years ago in the then Outstanding Younger Ingénue category.  The scene in which she submitted this year speaks to every woman who has ever gone through a divorce, and obviously spoke to the voters. But will this Y&R vet’s work be enough against the other performances?

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series


Who will win:  Anthony Geary

Who should win:  Anthony Geary

Don’t Count Out: Tyler Christopher, Kristoff St. John, Justin Hartley, Christian LeBlanc

It’s hard to beat the master when he delivered what may be his most masterful performance of his legendary career.  If he wins, Anthony Geary will tie Cloris Leachman with the most Emmy wins in history with 9 victories.  The General Hospital icon played both Luke, and his father Tim Spencer, in his nominated work in the series 52nd anniversary episode, which finally unlocked the secret that Luke had been harboring and buried deep in his psyche’- he murdered his father, and accidentally killed his mother.  It was a classic performance that still has you in tears by the time you get to the episode’s final moment, and what a way for Geary to end his daytime career with the gold come Emmy night.  But in the most intriguing match up of Emmy night, Geary is up against four other exceptional performances.  Could one of these gents be crowned the new daytime king?  Let’s start with Geary’s longtime cast mate, Tyler Christopher, who broke our hearts in the most compelling work of his career as Nikolas watched his son Spencer fight for his life after being badly burned in a fire at Wyndemere.  Christopher shared with the audience a rare moment of the dark prince, a scared father who doesn’t’ know what to do if he loses his only child.  As for Y&R’s Justin Hartley, the Adam reveal did not disappoint, in fact it surpassed expectations due in large part to Justin’s nuanced, subtle, and disarming portrayal of the vengeful Adam, who finally has to let his guard down and admit to his wife Chelsea his duplicity in assuming another man’s identity so he could come back to her and their son.   Christian LeBlanc is a three-time Daytime Emmy winner, and so he certainly knows how to pick an Emmy reel.  This time as Michael tries to come to terms with his diagnosis of prostate cancer, he enlists the assistance of a call girl.  But instead of having sex with her, ends up having an emotional purge.  Finally, Kristoff St. John, the sentimental favorite in this category had the opportunity to take longtime good guy Neil Winters and turn him bad.  No one played being wronged, and turning it into a revenge plot better than St. John, and Neil being alcoholic and drinking again, didn’t hurt either.   St. John could become the only second performer, (the first being B&B’s Heather Tom) to win in all three daytime drama performer categories in his career.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series


Who will win:  Melissa Reeves

Who should win:  Melissa Reeves

Don’t Count Out:  Jessica Collins

America’s soap sweetheart, Jennifer Rose Horton, has developed a backbone!  And, there was nothing more delicious to watch than DAYS Melissa Reeves slap-heard-around-the-world as she lashes out at her arch-nemesis, Eve Donovan (Emmy-nominated DePaiva).  Reeves performance was unrelenting, and she let it all out as Jennifer found out the sordid truth – catching her young son JJ in bed with Eve in an ongoing fling.  The fallout from the moment gave Reeves the material, in our opinion, that is hard to beat.  Then there is Jessica Collins, who certainly ended her Y&R run with finally some material worthy of her talent.  Collins, who played Avery Clark, had a reel that centered on her insufferable relationship with her ex Joe Clark, who she believes raped her.  Jessica delivered in spades!  Y&R’s Lauralee Bell, has previously won a Daytime Emmy, but not for her acting work.  Could Bill and Lee Bell, creators of the iconic soap’s daughter, take home the gold?  In some of her best work to date, Lauralee plays Christine’s angst upon finding her baby died after Nikki ran her down and then seeking justice, and in the meantime being jealous of Paul and Nikki’s relationship – since the two have a son together, Dylan.  On The Bold and the Beautiful, Linsey Godfrey had an incredible year, and it is none more illustrated then in her nominated work, where Caroline admits to Ridge that she slept with his son Thomas, and that Thomas is her baby daddy!  Great, powerful scenes!  Finally, Days of our Lives veteran Peggy McCay is in the running once against (last year in lead) but this time as Caroline, who has psychic visions as she sees her beloved late husband Shawn, and then in real time sees her wayward son Bo, has come back to Salem.  But it’s Reeves and Collins who stand out among the lot!

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series


Who will win:  Jacob Young

Who should win:  Jacob Young or Dominic Zamprogna

Don’t count out:  Bryton James

To us, this is a two-person race when it comes down to the reels.  The Bold and the Beautiful’s Jacob Young has a one-two punch of a gun toting paranoid, and vengeful Rick Forrester catching Caroline and his brother Ridge making out on the Forrester Creations couch, and then showing his dramatic prowess in the key scenes where Maya discloses her truth to Rick that she is transgender. The poignant moment when Rick does not shun her, but stands by her is TV at its best, and Young at its best.  But hot on Young’s heels is General Hospital’s Dominic Zamprogna who played ‘betrayed angst’ like no other male actor on the soaps this past season … even though, hot-head Dante Falconeri had it all wrong, and cheated on his beloved Lulu when believing she cheated on him!  The turn in the story, and the two episodes Zamprogna chose, were some of his best work to date.  Y&R’s Steve Burton chose simple, touching scenes where Dylan and Avery have their big break-up.  Burton, who has an Emmy already, is always a stalwart.   For Bryton James, another former Emmy winner, he chose scenes where Devon wises up and figures out just what his duplicitous father, Neil Winters, did to his wife Hilary.  It could be the gold ticket for Mr. James. And for, General Hospital’s Sean Blakemore, he had the opportunity in his reel to show strength, tenderness, and anger as Shawn is hauled off to prison, but first says goodbye to the son he never knew he had.  Young for the win, Zamprogna a length behind, and one of the Y&R guys in an upset – that’s how we are going to call it.

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series


Who will win:   Hunter King

Who should win:  Brooklyn Rae Silzer

Don’t count out:   True O’Brien

This is a category that could go several ways, but it looks like Y&R’s Hunter King will emerge as a three-peat in the category.  This time a scorned Summer lets Abby have it for sleeping with her late husband behind her back.  It gave King material to sink her teeth into.  Will the voters give it to her three years in a row?  General Hospital’s Brooklyn Rae Silzer is the youngest nominee of all.  However, her scenes tugged at the heartstrings as little Emma finds out her father Patrick, and his lady love Sam, have broken up. All Emma wants is to have a mother figure in her life, and is desperate for her real mom, Robin, who she believes in Paris unaware she has been kidnapped.  If emotional tugging is the deciding factor Silzer could win, but if her relentless cries of “mommy” turned off the voters, she might not.  Former DAYS star True O’Brien has a strong reel, also.  She turned in a performance where Paige finally learns the truth – her boyfriend JJ was sleeping with her mother.  That set the stage for fireworks when the truth came out.  The Bold and the Beautiful’s Ashlyn Pearce really had the opportunity to shine shortly before she found out the news she was let-go due to storyline, when Aly went nutso on Steffy.  And another B&B star, Reign Edwards, showed us why simply stated is sometimes more in her scenes with her on-screen parents, Emmy nominees Anna Maria Horsford and Obba Babatunde.  For Edwards, we think next year will give her stronger material in which to enter, and is an actress to keep a close eye on.

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series


Who will win:   Bryan Craig

Who should win:  Bryan Craig

Don’t count out:  Tequan Richmond and Pierson Fode’

Consistently throughout this past Emmy season, General Hospital’s Bryan Craig turned in raw performances as Morgan Corinthos, who tries to come to terms with the fact that he suffers from bipolar disorder, the same mental illness as his father, Sonny.  In a manic and drunken state in his Emmy-nominated reel, Craig’s Morgan ran the gamut of emotions highs and lows that is hard to bet against on Emmy night.  Craig’s recurring GH castmate, Tequan Richmond, also had a very solid reel as TJ watches the man he looked up to, and who turns out to be his dad, Shawn Butler, being sent to prison.  Richmond brought the tears and the dimension to make his performance believable.  Newcomer Pierson Fode’ could fall in line with other young gents of The Bold and the Beautiful who have won this award.  Pierson showed strength, betrayal, and anger in his reel where Thomas rails on his father Ridge and punches him, after dad has some choice words for his son.  Then we come to GH’s scene-stealing machine, Nicolas Bechtel, who is adorable, and well beyond years in moments leading up to the fire at Wyndemere that scarred Spencer as he tries to woo the girl of his dreams, Emma Drake.  Later Bechtel, shares a two-person scene with his on-screen dad, Tyler Christopher.  Finally, perennial nominee Max Ehrich returned for some time to The Young and the Restless, and delivered another strong emotional turn as the misunderstood, never-can-quite do-right Fenmore Baldwin.  This one should be Craig’s.

Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series


Who will win:  Obba Babatunde

Who should win:  Dee Wallace

Don’t count out:  It’s Obba or Dee for the win!

This past Emmy season gave us two incredibly memorable pieces of work from two extraordinary performers, and having to choose between them is like picking between apples and oranges.  When we first saw The Bold and the Beautiful’s Obba Babatunde’s (Julius) stirring portrayal of a judgmental father in his confrontation with Karla Mosley (Maya) during Maya and Rick’s wedding, we knew right then and there it had Emmy-written all over it.  The scenes where Julius unloads his disappointment on Maya for being transgender, and the price he also paid in his life because of it, stands out as one that will be remembered for time to come …  and let’s not forget those tears that Obba shed, too … yes, soap opera at its best.   However, General Hospital cast the right actress when they landed Dee Wallace as the MIA Patricia Spencer, older sister to Luke and Bobbie.  Patricia comes into the picture to help resolve and reveal the mystery surrounding Luke’s childhood past, and tortured mental state (Fluke).  In her nominated-performance you get an entire story arc as Patricia sees how the decisions she made as a young teen to protect Luke cost him his sanity.  In a sad turn, Patricia, who is very sick, dies by the end of it.  As for the other nominees in the category, the always-good Anna Maria Horsford, as Vivienne Avant, gets an opportunity to talk about the mother’s side of the parental failings with their transgender daughter Maya, in a nice scene.  But although Adam Leadbeater made Dr. Malcolm one evil figure on Days of our Lives his work didn’t feel meaty enough against his competitor’s performances.  As for former ATWT alum Frank Runyeon’s return to soaps as Angel on The Young and the Restless, what could have been interesting just didn’t cut it for us.   Obba and Dee are the ticket here!

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series


Who will win:  The Bold and the Beautiful

Who should win:  General Hospital

Don’t count out:   The Young and the Restless

This is a two-horse race between The Bold and the Beautiful’s transgender story, and General Hospital’s 52nd anniversary episode.  GH won the WGA Award for former head writer Ron Carlivati, and his writing team for this spectacular episode.  If the same holds true, they should win here.  It was creative storytelling at its finest.  But something also tells us that the voters may have gone with B&B’s stirring Maya Avant story, which as previously mentioned, is a hot button topic of our time.

Outstanding Directing Team in a Drama Series


Who will win:   General Hospital

Who should win:  General Hospital

Don’t count out:  The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful

Can’t bet against the 52nd anniversary episode of General Hospital for direction, especially when it’s the work of Bill Ludel, who has been the man behind the camera for some of Tony Geary’s and the series most original episodes.  But Y&R and B&B always come away with wins in this category.  The CBS Daytime dramas again turned in drama-filled splashy episodes, disasters, and more to keep this category interesting.  This is one that could go any of four ways, but Port Charles should be the home to this.

So, what do you think of our picks? Who do you think will win and should win in the major daytime drama categories come Emmy night? Share your picks and your reasons in the comment section below!

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you are the soap guru ..
I believe you are spot on..
the judges will be the problem ………….. LOL

BTW; who are the Judges?
I want their names ..

Why, Suoo? So you can put a horse head in one of their beds?

What about Billy Flynn as Chad? He has been consistently excellent. Also, Ari Zucker is another one that has been consistently great for years – she needs to be recognized at some point. Kudos to all the others for strong performances!

They have to send in their tapes to be nominated and really Billy Flynn and Ari Zucker didn’t really have anything to send in to be nominated for.their stuff started after the deadline that the tapes needed sent in next year we should see those two being nominated.

Thank you, Sherry. I thought there may be some technical/logistical reasons, but want to mention them since Billy Flynn ‘Chad’has been doing an excellent job especially as a new comer, and well, Ari Zucker ‘Nicole’ has been one of my fav performers for years. She gives strong emotional but realistic performances whether she is angry, loving, tough, vulnerable, sad, etc. She is solid and always provides good drama. Congrats and kudos to all the performers!

The only one I care to see win anything is the little girl from General Hospital that plays Emma. But it has become nothing but a in crowd scene people check the box for their favorites and don’t base it on the actual acting . As far as I am concerned what could have been a riveting storyline on B&B turned into as usual by Brad Bell as a PSA moment he is once again back to the tiresome triangles. Gh should get it hands down for the Black and White scenes and I hated the Fluke storyline.

Love Maura West, but still hoping for a Hughes Depaiva toe…. otherwise I want a GH sweep! The anniversary was awesome!

Where on line can I watch Daytime Emmy’s on Sunday

I’d also like to know!

They are ONLY showing the Red Carpet online. The show itself will NOT be televised. NO ONE would get past the MONEY to care fans wanted to see the show.

Bryan Craig will and should win? Nooooooo!

He was exceptional, yes!

Let’s agree to disagree!

I agree with Melissa.

Bryan Craig has always been a joy to watch. From when he found out about Sonny’s betrayal to his current no polar storyline. He was robbed on the former
, the “voters” need to give it to him this time. Chad Duell had an Emmy; he is far less riveting.

Yes he should win!!!

Well you got your wish! He has been doing less pouting and shouting lately, so I have liked Morgan a *little* better these days.

His performances are WAY over the top. He must have been taking acting lessons from Tony Geary–lol!

Go Missy Reeves you deserve a ton of Emmys!!! Justin Hartley too! The rest I don’t care.

The touch of Denise Demuccio should assure that MW doesn’t win. The character and the OTT ridiculous portrayal was an embarrassment and contributed to viewers getting fed up and leaving, resulting in record low ratings for the show.


I agree as well.
Maura West is a scene chewer just as the other nominees Bryan Craig and Tony Geary are. To me, the most powerful acting yields to a pause allowing subtlety to drift in. Geary certainly is capable of this, however, as Fluke, he allowed a passive aggressiveness to wash over him and the end result was ridiculous.
The aforementioned three whallop the viewers over the head in case they didn’t get the emoting. Stafford does the same thing but at least she was not nominated.
I realize Michael Fairman is the expert in these matters and I really respect his opinion. I just don’t happen to agree with any of the “who should win” selections he made except, of course, for Brooklyn as Emma. She really SHOULD win, not the darling pet of CBC’s executive suits, Hunter King.

This is the last year Anthony Geary can be nominated?! Fingers crossed. He crapped on GH on his way out the door after demanding the show bow to all his demands for years. Good riddance.

Your mouth to God’s ears……….

I do not think Anthony Geary deserves to win–unprofessional behavior should NOT be rewarded.

And that is why he probably didn’t win.

It’s funny that he even cares about these awards now that he’s retired. He has enough Emmy’s, he doesn’t need another one.

I agree. While I’ve always enjoyed his performance, the arrogance displayed in his exit interviews turned me off. I hope he does not win and equally hope he never returns to the show, not even in a guest spot.

Me too, Paul, and I NEVER thought I would feel this way about Geary.

Paul…AGREED!!!!! As far as I’m concerned, Anthony Geary’s time at GH is OVER!!!!! SAYONARA!!!!!

Agreed but tonight he IS the odds on favorite and will likely win. He is the academy’s darling. Interesting he never cared about the whole awards thing until the last couple of years.

i think Y&R will win best drama for the third year in a row. the episodes when everyone finds out Gabe is Adam was fantastic,also the two Y&R episodes submitted were back to back,while the other shows were two separate episodes. i can see the voters glued to their screens watching those episodes. while GH’s 52 episode was good the second submission was weak. every year that seems to happen. i think Hunter King will three peat

Guess you were wrong. Y&R was the big loser of the night. Phelps used Miller & Muhney two years in a row to win. She canned them and now she lost the Emmy with her recasts. Karma baby, karma.

It’s going to Be a tight race between gh,B&B and days, thier reels were good.

Fine actors consistently ignored. Emmy’s now a waste of time

I agree. Seems rigged.

AMEN to that. Hunter King is JFP’s favorite. Too bad she had little story last year and the story she did have was with the Scooby gang. Personally, I am OVER her. She is so small compared to the BIG name actresses on the show.

It will be gut wrenching… and sucker punched…. angst

should… Kassie DePaiva or Mary Beth Evans…. NOT “win” for their respective role… on Days of OUR Lives

OK.. the emmy reels… with Maura West… “dying” and asking Dr. Silas Clay to help her… (ala Kevorkian) end her life… is what it is… as a long time viewer however gut wrenching it is… you knew she wasn’t going to


the loss of a child… at any age… as a parent… has to be the biggest heartache in LIFE

you fear this… you instantly leap head over heals… mind over matter… TURN … spiral… the loss is HUGE… insurmountable

OK how do you get over

Kassie DePaiva riveting nonstop heart pounding pulsed with every trigger human emotion is

I will love my Mary Beth Evans… character…. plus her… for LIFE

argh! this makes me cry

truly the heart mind and soul… of the last of the Brady Clan… in all that is… Salem

she beams… she’s the beacon… and spotlights her talent effortlessly… theirs so much genuine

I love love LOVE this woman… truthfully… I’ve seen pictures of her husband… ( damn! he’s fine ) and pics of her children…. in SOD… recently… and I am so thrilled for her

yes… my emotion is playing in to this

having watched all the ladies.. with the exception of (Lauren @ Y&R)

without doubt…. the women @ Days of OUR Lives…. REELED

I still say…

Kassie DePaiva and Mary Beth Evans… for the win

Totally agree about Kassie De Pavia. She was gut wrenching mourning the loss of her daughter. I don’t watch Days but tuned in just to watch Kassie.
It was a huge mistake letting her go–huge!

Thank You Harry…. last August… DAYS started out with a bang… guns smoking… and fired cylinders

the excitement has waned… and once again…. we are back at the starting gate… waiting for – after – the NBC Olympics to stage with new arsenal

OK… so I resigned myself… that I’ll put all my hopes in to the DAYS women nominations,,,, LEAD

I’m happy for True O’Brien… good girl… that storyline…. with Kassie DePaiva… Melissa Reeves… and CAsey Moss…these ladies ROARED to the finish line… and what culminated was all the women being nominated

how good is that…

Kassie DePaiva
Melissa Reeves
True O’Brien – she deserved this… a young ingénue … use as an example… new writers who took the time to write for her… especially the scenes when she went to her own surprise birthday party hosted by Jenny Bear… and Paige.. had a surprise of her own… and let Jennifer and JJ know she knew

so any way… I put all my energies wanting… either or… Kassie DePaiva or Mary Beth Evans… for the winS (wanting a tie of course)

I can rest easy because MBE and Tyler Cristopher .. two GEAT LEADS who deserve gold

their first ones !!!!

Kassie DePaiva… currently theirs still an open gaping WOUND for my Eve.

Kassie DePaiva has magic … she’s front row seat… i’m charmed forever

I seriously hope you are wrong about the lead actors. I want anybody but those two.

yeah, isn’t it just time… to “reward” gold to someone NEW

Anthony Geary has 8
Maura West has 3

I want to know who the judges are.
Anybody have a list of the judges..
Are the judges a big secret?
Who judged the soaps? (names….

Suoo, hold your horse head……no one is going to give you the names and addresses of the judges.

🙂 Harry you are so fine!

My fingers and toes are crossed for Kassie DePaiva to win!!!!!!!!!!!! She is outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don’t believe she will just based on past history. Whenever someone is off a show (via firing) they usually don’t reward them. We shall see how it goes this year

yeah, this really hurts


I feel like a school kid… enamored by a beautiful woman… add in her intelligence… presence… chutzpah … wherewithal… and she commands

she’s an act all to herself

like I’ve posted before… with – ALL – the upheaval.. DAYS is…

they FIRED her…. can you believe that…

I – will – always – blame Ken Corday

in order to bring back the light… and intellect…

Kassie DePaiva IS needed

I wonder if Caroline Brady will have a vision of who wins…lol


Wish I could watch it on TV.

hi Mo-
Go to Twitter and in search put ; Parachute TV
there will be links to the Emmy’s ..
Or just search google ; Parachute TV

I did post a link to the backstage goodies but I see it wasn’t allowed 🙁 if you find the link it was quite fun to watch ..

good luck ..

Do you have to pay?

@bryan-craig is or will b an in-law soon we r all in 4 @bryan-craig @kelly thiebaud

I predicted GH would lose best drama based on their second choice of episodes to submit. Ron’s 52nd Anniversary episode was amazing television so the Jean and Shelley material was going to pale in comparison and show a shift in the tone and quality of the writing. I’m no fan of Charles Pratt’s but at least Y&R’s submissions showed continuity in tone and writing and I think that will pay off for them.

I’m hoping for a Justin Hartley win in the lead actor category. I’ve been mystified by the praise heaped on Anthony Geary over the years — he’s a good actor but I’ve always thought David Canary was the gold standard for male leads.

I love Maura West but I’d love to see Kassie DePaiva win (partly because she was never recognized for her work on OLTL and partly so DOOL can see what a gem they threw away).

None of the supporting nominees really stand out above the others for me so I’d have to go with Jacob Young and Jessica Collins (her final scenes proved how badly Y&R wasted her talents with that awful Dylan pairing).

For best young actor I’m hoping for GH’s Emma and Spencer to win. Bryan Craig and Hunter King’s performances tend to evoke annoyance in me more than any other emotion and I just FF or go fold laundry when they are on (probably not the intended reaction for legacy characters the shows are building their futures on).

The Young and the Restless has gotten so stupid and boring, I hope it doesn’t win for anything. It’s only going to encourage the horrible writers!!

Wish Sharon Case love she deserved a emmy for yr

Not sure where the story you saw showed this. This actress hasn’t received a decent story in a few years. How many more Baby saga stories will get thrown her way.

So upset over Mary Beth Evans’ win instead of Kassie DePaiva – it’s just so wrong! If Kassie had lost to Finola or Maura, fine, but to lose to Mary Beth, who is a SUPPORTING ACTRESS in 2015 on Days, is crazy. She deserved to win for The Bay, she is a fine actress, but Kassie deserved to win so much and so much more. I am heartbroken. Who are these panelists? Why are they so out of touch with reality – MBE is NOT the Best Lead Actress of 2015! Really upset! Wrong wrong wrong!

On the other hand, thrilled about Tyler Christopher, Jessica Collins and True O’Brien – the 1st win ever in Younger Actress for Days! I was hoping True’s win was a good omen for Kassie (sigh). The Best Actress panelists, two years in a row, rooked the Best Actress of the year (sigh).

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Kristian Alfonso Returns to Days of our Lives for Tribute to The Late Bill Hayes

After a few weeks of Days of our Lives fans being upset that Kristian Alfonso (Hope Williams) was not on the first list of initial returns for Doug Williams’ funeral and episodes honoring his portrayer, the late Bill Hayes, comes word that the popular star is back and taping scenes.

Kristian reported to work on the Peacock streaming soap opera on Monday, April 22nd. She shared how important it is for her to be back for this particular return to the show that made her a household name.

“My return is very bittersweet,” Alfonso told TV Insider,  “because it is the end of an era with Bill gone. So to return to Days is very sad. I am appreciative that they came to me to include me in their series of shows honoring Doug and I’m very happy to see everyone, but I’m entering the studio with a heavy heart.”

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It was back in 1983 that Kristian first debuted as Doug’s daughter, and now 41 years later looking back at it, and her time with Bill Hayes is very emotional for her.

“I remember my first scenes with him/ He was very loving, very welcoming. That he was very talented and an incredible actor and an icon, that all goes without saying, but my personal relationship and my working relationship with Bill, it was home,” expressed Alfonso. “Doing the scenes with Bill, I felt like I was with my dad because there was so much warmth and reality.”

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Alfonso did express some deep regret, in that she had wanted to work with Bill Hayes during her last appearance on the soap back in 2023, but according to the iconic actress, there was something in the works but it never materialized.  “I’m sad that I did not get the opportunity to do the storyline that Ron (Carlivati, head writer) had planned/ It was great; we returned to Salem to reunite with our families and I would have had father/daughter scenes with Billy. What Ron had written was beautiful and emotional and it was a fantastic story. I was 100 percent for it and the fans would have loved it.”

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As for if Bo (Peter Reckell) and Hope will be back on-screen together anytime soon, Kristian would only say, “What I will say is don’t give up hope.” Doug’s passing and memorial episodes will stream later this year come late November into December.

So, are you happy to learn that Kristian Alfonso is back taping episodes surrounding Doug’s memorial episodes? Comment below.

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Steve Kent Reportedly OUT as Sony Pictures Television VP in Charge of DAYS and Y&R

On Friday, reports surfaced that Steve Kent, Senior Executive Vice President of Programming at Sony Pictures Television, is no longer with the company and overseeing the Sony soap operas, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless.

According to Soap Opera Digest, a set side source reported that Kent’s last day was last Friday, April 12th, which was one day after what would have been his final appearance in his Sony VP role at the Days of our Lives 15,000th episode on set celebration.

During that ceremony, Kent gave a brief speech giving kudos to DAYS for its incredible milestone. Days is a co-production of Sony Pictures Television and Corday Productions, while Y&R is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company in association with Sony Pictures Television.

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Kent started his soap opera career as a producer for CBS’ defunct Capitol and then as the supervising producer of NBC’s Santa Barbara from1984 to 1993.

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At Sony, before his role overseeing the soaps, Kent was Senior Executive Vice President of International Productions for Sony Pictures Television International department.

If reports are true, the question becomes who has taken over his position, and would oversee DAYS and Y&R from the Sony side? Share your thoughts on this developing story via the comment section below.

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(WATCH) 2024 Daytime Emmy Nominations Special Live!

After exciting morning for your favorite daytime stars when they were revealed to be nominees for the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards comes tonight 10th annual Daytime Emmy Nominations Special.

Beginning at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT, several of the nominees will talk with Michael Fairman on their reactions to the news they have been nominated for a Daytime Emmy, share what scenes they submitted that landed in the top five or six in their respective performer acting categories and much more.

Scheduled to appear are: Days of our Lives nominees, Tamara Braun (Ava), Eric Martsolf (Brady) and Linsey Godfrey (Sarah), The Young and the Restless nominees: Allison Lanier (Summer), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Courtney Hope (Sally), Bryton James (Devon), The Bold and the Beautiful’s John McCook (Eric), General Hospital nominees, Finola Hughes (Anna) and Alley Mills (Heather), and The Bay’s Mike Manning (Caleb).

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The 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS and streamed on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 7th and emanating, once again this year from the Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

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For a full list of this year’s nominations click here.

Now, watch below as the stars chat it up as we celebrate their Daytime Emmy Nominations. If you have a potential question you might want posed to any of our guests, drop it in the comment section below and we just might ask it on air.

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