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Soap Opera Showdown Finals: One Life to Live vs. Days of our Lives!

Last chance to vote in Parade.com’s tournament of 16 of the all-time classic soap operas! After a weeks worth of voting competition in their tournament brackets, where the outlet attempts to name the Best Soap Opera Of All-Time, it is down to two!

The finalists are One Life to Live who knocked out All My Children in the semi-final round last night and Days of our Lives which knocked out Guiding Light!  The question is, which fan bases will be the most aggressive and get their show to the finish line?

This next round of voting—which will determine the winner—is now open and will run until 11:59 p.m. ET Wednesday night. The champion will be revealed Thursday morning.

So which is the all-time best soap, One Life or DAYS?   Let us know who you hope is victorious!

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Janet
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Janet

None of them… GH is my favorite

Natalie
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Natalie

I agree Janet! Can’t believe All My Children beat GH! I voted, but didnt know you could vote more than once!

gino
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gino

I agree with you Janet, general hospital is the best soap out there.

Stacey
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Stacey

Sorry to disagree, always OLTL

Harry
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Harry

GH has been laughable for the last year or so.

PatF
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PatF

While Days is doing a great job this past year, it would never be able to claim “all time favorite”. And while OLTL was also a good soap in the late 70’s, not a lot people watched it at the end, and it was cancelled. Ironic that people are giving it attention now.

Yolanda Arenas
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Yolanda Arenas

OLTL is by far the best soap out there. It had the greatest villains (Mitch Lawrence, Alison Perkins), greatest love stories (Rex & Gigi, Megan & Jake, Cord & Tina), and some great story lines, Eterna (old story), Matthew & Destiny and the baby, Gabrielle and Bo, the musicals. This show had it all!

PatF
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PatF

It has had some good moments sure, but that reboot! And this is “all time”…Not Days, not OLTL. And I hate that Days is winning with no current competition. ( Non cancelled shows)

TRW
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TRW

Are you kidding? OLTL Was on fire in the 80s with the Rauch spectacles, the 90s with Malone’s character stories and the last few years with the Carlivati/Valentini renaisance. OLTL is clearly the winner of those two choices.

PatF
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PatF

Of the two…ehh. Sure.

Scott
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Scott

At the time it was canceed OLTL had higher ratings than GH.
Gigi and Rex=yuck.

PatF
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PatF

Oh, and YR is my all time favorite with ATWT a close second. Both classic, traditional soap opera at its best.

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

The fans voted for ATWT. Y&R was and still is lucky to have the better time slot. Julie Chen may have her eye on that spot. Her husband just might listen to her!!!

sue
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sue

OLTL, still missing my show, wish ABC/Disney would get smart and BRING IT BACK!!!!!!

Edna Barefoot
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Edna Barefoot

OLTL ALWAYS

Edna Barefoot
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Edna Barefoot

OLTL FOREVER

jennifer launders
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jennifer launders

OLTL!!

Edna Barefoot
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Edna Barefoot

Michael you know enough about me to know no other soap is as special to me as OLTL. Erika Slezak IS & ALWAYS be #1 queen bee of soaps.

Angelo
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Angelo

No way erika is not the queen bee, of soaps anymore. Its deidre hall , days of our lives. Sorry to say this. erika was yesterday’s news. nobody wants erika slezak no more.

Annie
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Annie

Days!

Margy
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Margy

ONE LIFE TO LIVE – THE BEST!!

louisa
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louisa

One Life to Live has always been the best soap. ABC goofed, that is clear.

Debbie Harris
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Debbie Harris

Go OLTL!!

Louise
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Louise

Days of our Lives

Lawrence
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Lawrence

Gh is my favorite but i would choose oltl in this situation.

Tali
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Tali

Let’s go One Life to Live!! Still miss it ………….had a chance to watch some old ones on you tube yesterday.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

All soaps deserve the title: Dark Shadows, Another World, Edge Of Night, Days, OLTL, Santa Barbara, Passions, The Doctors, GH, AMC, Ryans Hope, Return To Peyton Place, GL, ATWTs, Search For Tomorrow, Texas, Mary Hartman, Strange Paradise, Y&R, Love Of Life, Secret Storm, Love IS A Many Splendor Thing,…and so many more!!! At one time or another all of these soaps i have liked better than the other…and that constantly change…they were at their best at different times…NO CONTEST HERE!!!

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Aaaaah, Texas!

boes
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boes

I’m going to vote for OLTL, but if DOOL wins that will be good, too.
AMC was my alltime favorite, with OLTL a close second. But DOOL is the best these days.
Poor GH. Just when things start to look good, the writing goes to the dogs.

Harry
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Harry

Ron has been Tweeting that this contest is rigged. Of course if GH was winning he’d be screaming victory from the roof tops Howard Dean style.

Marcia Markin
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Marcia Markin

Days Of Our Lives better stay on the air. I have been watching it since I was a little girl….. The oter soaps ae ok,but they don’t beat DOOL!!!! Save DOOL!!!

Ricardo
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Ricardo

Days of our lives, got renewed until september 2016. That was announced, last week. I am so happy, that days of our lives got renewed.

James
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James

Agreed on GH. This was some weird bracket poll. They should have all been voted on together.

SZima
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SZima

The brackets made zero sense! It should have been a straight vote for your favorite. And I read it didn’t even include ALL the soaps that have been on the air, so how is that fair?

Sharonb
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Sharonb

One Life To Live

Derrick
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Derrick

DAYS since Y&R has been eliminated!

Jack Evans
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Jack Evans

It’s idiotic – my all time fave soap is ALL MY CHILDREN – second in line is One Life –
I currently watch Days, there’s hardly anything left to watch – I’m not really interested in what some absurd competition states –

Kate A
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Kate A

All My Children is the best! I am still missing it!

Omar
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Omar

Who cares, LOL..I think this whole poll is rigged or faulty at best..The soap you love is the soap that is the best..I am hoping all the remaining 4 network shows increase in ratings and the shelved online ones return at some point and time..I do not think the serial drama daytime genre is over and we need to get the next generation on board.

That said, if you love this poll, then congrats to DOOL being choose best soap of all time according to PARADE.COM

su0000
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su0000

you can vote as many times as you like if you do not click out..
I voted for OLTL about 30 times LOL ..

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

I thought you had better taste than that. Maybe Eileen Davidson’s return to DAYS in the roles of Kristen, Susan, Sister Mary and Tommy will change your mind. Join in the fun!

laura
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laura

You sound obsessed. Lol. Oltl will never come back again. Lets enjoy, the rest of the soaps.

Gail
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Gail

I’ll give you tomorrow, let me be the one you share it with. And each day that follows, cuz we only have ONE LIFE TO LIVE!

Andrew
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Andrew

Oltl any day.
..tina cord viki Natalie asa et al

abby
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abby

how do i vote??

Scott
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Scott

I think it is quite obvious which one is really the BEST by looking at the photo they chose to put with the article.

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

They chose pictures representing AMC, Y&R and GH along with a story about OLTL, but DOOL still was he victor!!! Days of our Lives is on NBC, the Hourglass Network!

DAYS welcomes Kassie DePavia in the role of Eve!!!

DAYS is once again bringing us Eileen Davidson!!!

Jeff
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Jeff

GH is my all time fave, but DOOL should win this final showdown.

Edna Barefoot
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Edna Barefoot

OLTL IS ALWAYS #1

Edna Barefoot
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Edna Barefoot

OLTL YEAH ERIKA SLEZAK

Edna Barefoot
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Edna Barefoot

OLTL IS STILL #1

Edna Barefoot
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Edna Barefoot

OLTL BEATS ALL ELSE

Jamez
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Jamez

OLTL! OLTL! OLTL! OLTL! OOOOLLLLLTTTTTTLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JJ
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JJ

Great showing OLTL!!! Everyone should take notice and get this show back on the air ASAP!

emma
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emma

It ‘s always One Life To Live from now until the end of time. Please bring back the soaps on daytime and put ( GH) back at 3:00 Clock eastern time and put ( One Life To Live ) Back at 2:00 Clock eastern time . One LifeTo Life is the 1th number in book right along with General Hospital thery are the best two show ever . Make your soap fan happy and bring it back ( OLOL)………PS always ONE LIFE TO LIVE FOREVER

Stefan
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Stefan

It’s hard for me to choose I was born watching days of our lives and started watching one life to live when I was in sixth grade after passions the show I watched from the beginning when I had just turned 4 in 1999 and got cancelled in 2007 I started watching GH in September 2011 right before oltl went of the air to me these four will always be tied for first place I love different things about different shows I loved Star and Cole’s forbidden love because of their parents hatred for each other also I loved the… Read more »

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49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Winners Circle (Photos)

Friday night at the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the night’s big winners in daytime drama, talk shows and more, shared their first moments of their victories in the press room where they were greeted by the paparazzi, journalists and electronic media outlets from around the country.

Getting their first snaps with Emmy gold were General Hospital winners: Frank Valentini (Drama Series), Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Younger Performer), Jeff Kober (Supporting Actor), Kelly Thiebaud (Supporting Actress) along with Allison Reames Smith and Phideaux Xavier (Directing Drama Series).

Days of our Lives was represented with a win for Ron Carlivati and his writing team, while The Bold and the Beautiful long-running cast member, John McCook finally received the Lead Actor top prize, while The Young and the Restless’ Mishael Morgan made Daytime Emmy-history taking home the gold in the Lead Actress category.  Talk show host, Tamron Hall celebrated her win as well.

Take a look at some of those moments in our ‘Winners Circle’ Photo gallery below.

Now, let us know, which of these winners were you most happy to see receive a gold statuette? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Photos: JPI

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49th Annual Daytime Emmys Red Carpet Arrivals (Photos)

The 49th Annual Daytime Emmys were held on Friday night and for the first time since 2019 and the coronavirus pandemic, the event was live and the red carpet was back in full swing.

Many of your favorites from Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful showed their glam side and celebrated being part of the genre with their own fashion statements.  In addition, many notables from daytime talk shows, game shows and more were on-hand and also walked the carpet.

After the arrivals, the nominated guests, cast members, and colleagues went inside to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium for the presentation of the awards which were live on CBS and streamed on Paramount+. (Find out who won here)

Now below, check out some of the red carpet arrivals from daytime’s biggest night of the year.

Then, let us know, who do you think was the Best Dressed? Who looked most dashing? Which couple complimented each others look, well?  Share your picks and thoughts via the comment section.

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49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards: General Hospital, B&B’s John McCook and Y&R’s Mishael Morgan Take Top Honors

Friday night, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ (NATAS) 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were handed out in 15 categories on a live telecast on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.  When the dust settled, it was ABC’s General Hospital who took the night’s top prize for Outstanding Daytime Drama Series.

This marks GH’s continued record-breaking number of wins in this category and brings it up to 15 victories for the iconic show, which is currently in its 59th year on the air.  GH’s executive producer, Frank Valentini accepted the award on behalf of everyone connected with the show, when Drew Barrymore presented the final award of the night.

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The night also brought with it the historic win of The Young and the Restless’ Mishael Morgan (Amanda Sinclair). The actress became the first black actress in Daytime Emmy history to ever take home the Lead Actress Daytime Emmy.  In the emotional highpoint of the evening, in terms of acceptance speeches and significance, Morgan spoke to the current generation breaking glass ceilings.

Morgan expressed: “We are breaking glass ceilings left right and center and I am so honored to be a vessel and to experience this moment. Everybody out there today, we can do this thing called equality and unity together.”  In her speech, Mishael shared: “I was born on a tiny island in the Caribbean, and I’m now standing on an international stage and I am being honored regardless of the color of my skin, regardless of my passport, for being the best at what I do, Now there are little girls around the world and no matter what the industry, the vocation they can strive to be the best.”

Veteran actor, John McCook who has played Eric Forrrester on The Bold and the Beautiful for over 35 years, finally won his first ever Emmy after four previous nominations in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

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The Supporting Actor and Actress in a Drama Series trophies went to two standouts from General Hospital, Kelly Thiebaud (Britt) and Jeff Kober (Cyrus), while Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Spencer), added another mantle to the GH trophy case with his first win for Outstanding Younger Performer.

Days of our Lives writing team led by Ron Carlivati took home the gold for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series, while GH won for Direction.

The biggest winner in terms of total gold belonged to The Kelly Clarkson Show. When all was said and done, between the Creative Arts ceremonies held last weekend, and last night, the talk show took home 7 awards including: Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show and Talk Show Host. General Hospital followed with five total wins for Daytime Emmys 2022.

The ceremonies featured DAYS Suzanne Rogers (Maggie) anchoring the Lifetime Achievement Award presentation to her longtime co-star John Aniston (Victor), who was not present, with the help of John’s daughter, Jennifer Aniston, who was seen on tape.

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica, All My Children) made her first public appearance since the passing of her beloved husband, Helmut Huber and introduced the In Memoriam segment.  Grammy-winner Michael Bolton performed his classic tune “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” during the tribute.

Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner were the hosts for the telecast, and with the overturning of the Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade decision on everyone’s mind last night, Turner gave a nod to how she and so many others felt, when Frazier told her how nice she looked in her dress. Nishcelle commented, “I chose this dress. It was my choice.”  That moment received huge applause from the audience in attendance.

Check out the full winners circle list from last night’s 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards below. 

Then let us know, are you happy with the results? Who were you most thrilled to see take home an Emmy? What did you think of the telecast? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

General Hospital 

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama, Actress

Mishael Morgan, The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Lead Performance In A Daytime Drama, Actor

John McCook, The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Supporting Performance, Actor, in a Daytime Drama

Jeff Kober, General Hospital

Outstanding Supporting Performance, Actress, in a Daytime Drama

Kelly Thiebaud, General Hospital

Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series

Nicholas Chavez, General Hospital

Outstanding Writing Team For a Daytime Drama

Days of Our Lives

Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series

General Hospital

Outstanding Game Show Host

Steve Harvey, Family Feud 

Outstanding Game Show

Jeopardy!

Outstanding Entertainment News Series

Entertainment Tonight

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show

Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host

Tamron Hall, Tamron Hall

Outstanding Informative Talk Show

Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts 

 

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