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SOD Names General Hospital Best Show! Roger Howarth & Eileen Davidson Take Top Acting Honors!

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The year end Best and Worst lists are beginning to roll out!  Every year one of the most highly anticipated, and one that we always enjoy seeing the opinion of, is that of legendary soap opera magazine, Soap Opera Digest! 

In their latest issue on sale now (12/16/2013) the editors name their picks for the best and worst performances, best and worst shows, best and worst couples and much more!  However, we wanted to share with you their three top Bests for 2013!

ABC’s General Hospital was named Best Show!  SOD cited, “The show’s 50th was, in the end, a marvelously fitting milestone year, tinted with nostalgia, driven by nimble, forward moving story-line thrust and providing a strong sense of the expansive Port Charles community!”  In addition, SOD goes on to say that GH’ greatness over the calendar year was in large part due to its tremendous cast.

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Roger Howarth was given the Best Actor accolades for his performances as Todd Manning in the online revival of One Life to Live, as well as his role as the new Franco on General Hospital!  SOD noted, “When outside forces required him to retire his most enduring and complex soap creation, Todd Manning, from the GH universe, Howarth closed out his run like a champ!”  SOD also adds that he tackled one of the greatest challenges in taking on the role of Franco, and making him a leading man.

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Eileen Davidson, who stole the show on NBC’s Days of our Lives as Kristen DiMera in 2013, was named Best Actress along with her stints as Ashley on The Young and the Restless! SOD said on their choice, “The actress made you feel for her sexy, complicated alter ego, and she demonstrated an impressive knack for smoothly transitioning from cool, calm, and collected to frenzied mania without it feeling forced or rehearsed.”

Make sure to pick up your copy of Soap Opera Digest to check out all their choices! And make sure to be on the lookout for On-Air On-Soaps Annual Best and Worsts List coming the last week of December!  I

n the meantime, what do you think of SOD’s choices of General Hospital, Roger Howarth and Eileen Davidson?  Do you agree, or disagree?  Let us know!

 

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John
John

Thought I love Eileen Davidson – I have to give Best Actress to Finola Hughs ! The duel role scenes were played with pure atristic perfection and her scenes with Anders Hove were just chilling -not to mention her heart wrenching reunion with Robin !

Harry
Harry

You’re spot on, John. (excuse the rhyme).
Finola Hughes was pitch perfect as Anna, who can say so much with an expression or with her eyes. She just keeps getting better. Also, Tristan Rogers deserves best actor, not Roger as Carrot Top. Robert and Anna presented a seamless tag team providing a perfection in symmetry and rhythm. They were things of beauty to behold.

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

They all deserve it…so what was the worse? I know people will say Roger was great as Todd but a few will say no way as Franco…some will say worse was Sabrina with Patrick with few who like it…Kathleen Gati as Dr.O was a scene stealer as well as,4get name, who played Faison…im addicted to these two…its like being hooked on drugs or alcohol…is there a rehab center for this? lol

Joshua
Joshua

“General Hospital” was without question the best soap of 2013. The other three didn’t even come within shooting distance. Here’s to an equally fantastic 2014!!!

Phil
Phil

Disagree! To not come within a shooting distance? No, DAYS has been compelling this year!

IowaMan
IowaMan

Agreed.

Patrick
Patrick

my honest to goodness matter of fact… DAYS surpassed GH.

collectively… the one storyline… in thee past year.. that… floundered…
Daniel and Jenn… snooze… gouge my eyes out… but didn’t FF.

GH… Patrick and Sabrina… Sonny’s Brood (sons w/Olivia and Carly are lacking)

neck and neck in my opinion

GH’s 50th has come and gone… and.. nothing.. per se.. to recall…. it happened.. and now that it’s all ooh and aah over Patrick and Robin… and IT IS ALL THAT… let’s give it to GH next year…

and repeat Days of OUR Lives… BEST Serial…. AGAIN! Ta-Da! 2014!

ethel
ethel

you are so right – days has been on fire this year………….

Matthew
Matthew

I agree with Joshua. The overall quality of General Hospital overall has been as good as anything in primetime. Top to bottom the show is untouchable. Days has vastly improved this past year but the acting alone doesn’t even get within striking distance of GH. If there’s one thing that sets GH apart from all the other soaps which has always been the case even when the writing has been terrible, it’s the consistency of stellar performances that genuinely suck you into the Port Charles reality with believability that is incomparable and rails against the soap opera stigma of ‘bad acting’. Something that has been consistent with GH throughout the many writing regime changes at GH is the genius of their casting director Marc Teschner who rarely gets the recognition he deserves for his part in sustaining the show through the difficult transitions it has gone through over the years.

moshane58
moshane58

I just love GH. It is just great everyday. I sopped watching for years and now under Ron and Frank the show is just on fire. Never a boring moment…

Lynn
Lynn

I agree. I had stopped watching too but never miss a day now.

Harry
Harry

Oh I miss days–days when Tanko and Knarly are on, or Kiki, Morgan and Ava are on. Oh, and when Sonny is musing how to kill someone yet again with his new henchman, Sean. I only tuned back into GH to watch the return of Robert Scorpio and his baby girl, Robin, not to mention the brilliant Finola Hughes as Anna. I optimize why the ratings went up and Wen Robert is gone, then so am I.
Everyone seems to be in denial as to exactly why those ratings went up when they did.

Nikki
Nikki

COULD NOT AGREE MORE! 2013 has been GH’s best year in a decade!

Harry
Harry

Except for the chopping, horrific pacing of the storylines which left fans hanging for months.

Harry
Harry

What? Roger pulled in some stellar performances as Todd Manning on Prospect’s OLTL, but as Franco on General Hospital? He was Carrot Top without the depth.

Annie
Annie

Yup, it’s all in the writing. Cartini made him a clown as both Todd and Franco. But in the PP version of OLTL, our old Todd was back. The one I remember from way back when…all dark and twisty.

MM
MM

RH as Franco? Seriously? I agree about Todd, but when you have to twist a character like the pretzel they have for Franco, um, no. How much have they whitewashed him and he’s still the same homicidal psycho he was when he came on. Bad move, GH.

Harry
Harry

I concur, of course.

carol
carol

GH is definitely the best show by far. However, I think Finola Hughes should definitely have been named best actress. She is phenominal! Don’t care for the character of Franco one bit. RH was good as Todd but I think Y&R’s Billy or Adam are best actors.

Iakovos
Iakovos

SOD, I concur! I need to get the issue on newsstands to see everything among the winner and losers. This daytime drama resurgence excites me to no end, and I pray it continues. What a mistake so-called power brokers made in letting go of so many legacy programs and wounding the genre’s pride. Yes, life changes but as we see with so much else, life is less appealing when the joys are minimized and forgotten. I see it with Christmas traditions, family values (and I do not mean that as fundamental or right wing, rather courtesy, morals, and manners), and the rush to buy, to grow up, and to get ahead.

Enough of my soap box, forgive me! 🙂

k/kay
k/kay

Merry Christmas to you and no you are not a nut case or a right winger I hate that we have put labels on people who believe in morals etc. may you have a very Merry Christmas and yes this is the time to remember who was born this day and all he did for us!

Shay
Shay

Well said, k/kay! And amen. While we may not always see eye to eye on every aspect of our soaps, I still find your posts intelligent, compelling, enjoyable and full of integrity!!!! Merry Christmas to you!

James
James

Agree with GH! Not so sure about Roger Howarth as best actor of 2013. Eileen deserves the accolades, but to me Finola is the best actress in daytime!

Patrick
Patrick

“Oh, my god!” – OMG

Eileen! Eileen! Eileen! I love You…. You deserve this accolade… with all my heart… BIG Time!

I miss you… in Salem! Yet! You belong in Genoa City! I love you in both places!

for what it’s worth… DAYS is so much better!

Mary Moore Fergen
Mary Moore Fergen

SOD made some great choices! GH is, by far, the best soap. I’m loving its renewed quality and popularity! It’s hard to pick best actors because so many gave such great performances this past year, but Roger and Eileen were pretty awesome, and deserving of the honor.

Charday
Charday

Go GH!! A great and entertaining year for the show.

su0000
su0000

GH is outstanding!!! The King of the soaps..
Roger Howarth is amazing!
He owns every character he plays, an excellent actor..

GH has been reborn into greatness!!!! Never a dull moment!

BRAVO GH !!!

Harry
Harry

Every time I read your posts, I need a cup of chamomille tea to soothe my nerves. You remind me of Heather.

Shay
Shay

Except Heather is actually funny……totally insane, of course! But funny….

Harry
Harry

True that, Shay, true that. But both Heather and Su6666 scare the hell out of me.

Shay
Shay

Yes, Harry, but at least Heather is only fictional! Su6666 (great designation…by the way) is out there wandering amongst us… better stock up on extra chamomile tea, you may need it!!!! Hah!

LuAnn
LuAnn

Eileen Davidson was the main reason Days Of Are Lives ratings went up an people tuned into Days. Kristin her character made each show . She is one great actress an wish she would return to Days of Are Lives. Days needs her back so badly.

Phil
Phil

I would have picked DAYS as best show… Roger Howarth as best actor, Ari Zucker as best actress. Kristen’s rape of Father Eric on DAYS as best storyline. Sami and EJ from DAYS as best couple, Julian Jerome on GH as best new Character, Dr. Obrect as best villain.

Patrick
Patrick

Very Nice! high 5.

except… Eileen Davidson Best actress.
Ari Zucker… best supporting.

I hope JJ… Theresa… Nick… submit nominations… Will, Sonny, Justin, Adrienne!!

along with the Veterans… Eric, Brady, Nicole, EJ, Kristen…Victor, Kate

you know… it’s been posted… about continuity… ie: how some days… weeks.. even.. how GH: ( is their cast larger than DAYS?) often go this long… without seeing a story progress…. I think DAYS production does a better job at showcasing.. their canvas… cast reel.

so.. for overall… production… i have to hand it to DAYS.

GH… I can’t argue… next year gets thee prize

dmr
dmr

Love Ari Zucker, too!

k/kay
k/kay

I am going to make everyone very upset but Peter Bergman brings it home every time their are some actors who just have it he is one it does not matter if he is in major storyline he turns shit to gold! He is my pick this year he always brings it home!!!!

Harry
Harry

Not upset at all–you’re right. Peter Bergman is a brilliant actor.

Shay
Shay

He may be a fne actor, but to me, the late Terry Lester will always be the quintessential Jack Abbott….and Peter Bergman is forever Dr. Cliff Warner!!!

Mercedes
Mercedes

I love Roger as franco he is the best actor on daytime

Harry
Harry

You are wrong–Roger as Franco has been an unmitigated disaster, he knows it, Frank and Ron know it, and the fans know it. The soap rag editors have to rally around this colossal mistake because they have to validate their idiotic decisions to save face.
This character was the result of James Franco slumming on the soaps–Franco wasn’t supposed to be played by anyone else but Franco. Roger has been at how to play this role and has basically given up. And I can’t watch him with Carly, the man eating plant from The Little Shop of Horrors either.

IowaMan
IowaMan

hmm – talk about needing some “chamomille tea”…

su0000
su0000

lol soap characters can be played by whomever at any time in all soaps, characters are recast and changed, Franco is not immune to recast/change..
Some people don’t ”get it”
RH is Franco in name only..
This Franco recreation is not meant to be like the first Franco, and the slate was cleared when the tumor went in the jar giving this Franco new beginnings…

Some people have to move on. Soap people change all the time.
I love RH as Franco, he would be the only actor that could pull it off and make this reborn Franco his own..
RH’s acting is beyond reproach .. 🙂

Harry
Harry

No offense Su666, but you’re rather obtuse. First, Roger deserved a new part scripted just for him. Instead he was handed a part which was supposed to be James Franco just having fun at GH’s expense. Franco is a serial killer who orchestrated the rape of Carly’s virginal son in prison. Now, we have the forever randy Carly boinking him without a thought in the world The old convenient tumor excuse does not negate Franco’s past anymore than Roger’s idiotic and pathetic attempts at humor do. This character is not working and everyone knows it.

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

su0000–you apparently did not watch him on As the World Turns, where he was utterly dreadful (a shocking surprise for me, given how top notch he was on One Life to Live, that he could be as bad as he was). That said, I’m not going to lay the Franco blame at his feet–it was a terrible idea, just terrible.

k/kay
k/kay

I have to jump in on this one RH plays RH no matter what soap he is on. I could not tolerate him as Todd he grins with a smirk constantly he needs to do stand up comedy. He is not an actor of any substance. What really disturbs me the most is people glorifying the character of Todd a low down rapist and Franco a low down murderer etc. Give me Mac Cory the supreme Douglas Watson who was a gentleman on camera and off any day! Yes I am showing my age but to even put this guy in the same ballpark as others drives me nuts!

Johnny
Johnny

Could someone have been shocked when Robin showed up alive? Where were the tears? The ahock? The joy? I realize that people in Port Charles are used to back from the dead scenaroos….but seriously…all Elizabeth did was casually hug Robin and say “I’ve missed you.”. Where was he soapy melodrama?? Mac and felicia acted like Robin was out for coffee. When you tell these big epic stories…you have to have the writing and acting to support them.

Harry
Harry

I agree–the writing has been sadly lacking not to mention rather out of tune and odd.

elle
elle

Robin’s daughter is the only heart felt reaction to her return. i desperately wanted to see Robin and Patrick run off (with Emma) straight from the wedding. instead he left her 2 minutes after seeing her to deal with Sabrina. that just did not seem right. Patrick pined for his dead wife for 2 years and now here she is back from the dead and he is what??….. Conflicted about who to choose? Seriously. SERIOuSLY??????? it seems like they are going to drag this Sabrina thing out as long as possible 🙁

missellie
missellie

I agree that E Davidson was phenomenal but cannot even fathom how Roger Howarth is even in contention. I cannot watch GH when he is on. I must be in the minority (shrugs)! I believe that Jason Thompson and Dom Zamprogna are the (male) forces to watch on GH. Finola Hughes is also an amazing performer. My female favs (from GH) this year are Finola and Kirsten Storms.

Harry
Harry

You are most certainly NOT in the minority. And when Robert is gone, and the Robin reveal subsides and we are subjected to the repugnant pairing of Carly and Franco, not to mention Kiki and Michael and Sonny and Olivia, the ratings are going to plummet.

Patrick
Patrick

@Harry. Thank you for the honest reveal. it’s the truth.

Days is magnetic… I would not diss any one… for not getting it… but..

I liken it to more adult fare…. a thought provoking drama… that reels…

you hit it on the nail… I think that the subsiding of Parick and Robin… once they are back together… is going to happen… altho they are always going to have an audience… the major core of what makes GH.

Franco and Carly… with his “new” identity… hitting the sheets… declaring love… goes ??? nowhere! it’s now up to Franco… with his new parents to further along story… what is Franco’ identity… he’s not an artist?

I can’t even go their… with Sonny his sons… unfortunately Olivia is saddled with this bunch… and they can keep I dont get the appeal Kiki… and Carly can screech all she wants about her sons…. duh!

Patrick
Patrick

it’s going to be a neck and neck fever pitch… LOL… for fans at any rate

GH best actress: Finola Hughes, Anna
DAYS best actress: Eileen Davidson, ex-Kristen

GH best supporting: Kirsten Storms, Maxie
DAYS best supporting: Ari Zucker, DAYS

naturally… I want DAYS… if I have to resign myself… I’ll take GH… I just hope it’s not a sweep!

for fans who watch both shows… it seems clear to me… its on par even

k/kay
k/kay

Oh Harry you are so spot on about the character of Carly who for the record I could never stand to lay with a man who had her son raped in prison and did such awful things to her best friend Jason makes me realize that RC has NO respect for women.

Virginia
Virginia

After today on GH I felt like slugging Patrick myself, Sabrina should be ashamed to appear so desperate. She put the rings back on after she offered them back to him at the church. She should back off because she’ll never be sure of Patrick’s love. This man’s wife has HIV and the women still want to jump in bed w/him. That’s never stopped all women from wanting Patrick. Nobody’s being careful. I’m glad Maxie is ready to have her back, you know she plays “dirty”. I can understand Patrick being a little confused , please give a break. Please tell me why Sonny has not figured out Ava’s initials are AJ, he needs to remove his “HATE” blinders about AJ Q. so that he can see the truth.

Harry
Harry

Yes, Virginia, you are right!

Patrick
Patrick

“…Please tell me why Sonny has not figured out Ava’s initials are AJ, he needs to remove his “HATE” blinders about AJ Q. so that he can see the truth.”

I think it’s sad to watch Sonny… along with… the cast attached to this story….

why? after all the brouhaha… over all the GH mob overkill… is Sonny featured this way?

because he can’t act any other way…. it’s rather plain… and a realization… that GH is back to filler… for the GH characters…. Sonny, Michael, Kiki, Morgan, Olivia, Carly, Sean… it’s just not interesting….

had it not been for Ava and Julian… this big part of GH… would have floundered…

Chase Denton
Chase Denton

Eileen Davidson deserves her accolades (and I hope the 2014 Emmys are in sync with her phenomenal performance this year, totally out-acting her co-stars and female counterparts on the other three soaps by a landslide!). Howarth deserves a Most Bizarre Recast award (from Todd to Franco!), as there were much more worth Best Actor contenders this year especially Y&R’s Billy Miller & Michael Muhney! Does anyone have a rundown of SOD’s entire list? I’m searching for the magazine tomorrow but would love a sneak peak as to who made the year-end cuts and who fell hard!

JSB
JSB

I have no problem with SOD’s choices but I wanted to point out that in the same issue, SOD finally came out and talked about the stories that were not very good on PP’s OLTL and AMC. They panned Victor’s return on OLTL and Cassandra’s kidnapping on AMC. It’s about time someone talked openly about the story mistakes these shows made because the errors were not all behind the scenes. I have to believe the plot holes and bad story choices contributed to people not watching online. Even though SOD and alot of us wanted both shows to succeed, it’s time to stop tip-toeing around what didn’t work on these shows and accept that some story decisions were not good at all.

Paul8148
Paul8148

can’t believe they name that Who is Summer Father mess on YnR as Best Story of the Year

marria
marria

Roger Howarth being named best actor by Soap Opera Digest is well deserved. Roger is a great actor. I think he did an amazing job with the less than stellar material he was given this year by the reboot of OLTL. He worked his acting magic a silly storyline that really had no point what so ever to it. He continue to amaze me on GH in his portrayal of Franco not a an easy role to take on and I think Roger has done a wonderful job in making the character of Franco his own. I say bravo Roger for working under the conditions that you were forced to work under this year and he still turning out two wonderful performances on two seperate soaps playing very different characters.

elle
elle

agree 100%

Jared
Jared

My bests:
Show, writing: tie DAYS/GH
Directing: GH
Actress: Eileen Davidson, of course
Actor: Greg Vaughan
Story: Eric’s rape and aftermath, DAYS
Best couple: Faison and Dr. Obrecht, GH
Worst show, worst writing, most disappointing show: Y&R
Worst couple: tie, Dillon and Chelsea, Y&R, Brooke and Bill, B&B
Worst story: Delia’s death, Y&R
Character I’ll miss: Kate/Connie, GH
Show I’ll miss: ONE LIFE TO LIVE

dmr
dmr

Eileen Davidson all the way, baby! She is amazing! Love her! Miss Kristen and her antics!

Patrick
Patrick

bought the SOD issue Today!

after reading…. I still believe that DAYS & GH are neck and neck… and it’s either/or to lose….

I so want that, DOOL repeat, because I’ve loved this dark horse… the overlooked… many a year… that it simply repeat as best show…. why not? I hope this

GH fans… I’m rabid with…. I’ll stand salute and salutations… with. next year!

Patrick
Patrick

seriously…. with the 50th come and gone…. no real standout(s)

with the advent and eventual… win…. win… win… for GH… NEXT Year…

it wasn’t until…. late november… that the fallout of several stories… finally paid dividends and culminated…

ie: think Brit… Dr. O., Faison, Nicholas
think… Robin returned in this time frame… and escalated

so… bar none… DAYS remained steadfast and steered a stellar year to the WIN!

JJ
JJ

Roger Howarth plays every character just like he played Todd!!!! Even as Franco he still appears to be playing Todd!!

Bobbi
Bobbi

Days was PHenominal! NBC can personally thank Greg Vaughan, Ari Zucker, and Eileen Davidson and Eric Marstolf for me to have a reason to turn this show on again. I had stopped watching several years ago when it was turned into the “Sami Brady show” ( sorry not a fan of the character or actress). NOt even my beloved Bo and Hope could make me tune in. Eileen looked like she was having a blast. Greg and Ari brought the raw emotional stuff back and forth push – pull/ angst- attraction thing all over the place. Their arguments Those two really suck you in. And The Aftermath at the church with Brady mocking Eric about the rape and the ensuing fight was just so well done and the aftermath with everybody just so raw and Brady turning back into a druggie and attacking everyone was just been wonderful … and they really haven’t even played out what it has been for drugged man to be a victim of rape. Although , knowing Days they will probably gloss that over.

Here’s to a better 2014 .. I really hope Eric and Nicole get together before NBC decides to pull the rug out. Praying the show has a few more years left. and Kristen worms her way back into town… oh and Jennifer, Abby and Sami get pushed off a cliff .

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47th Annual Daytime Emmy Nominations Announced: GH Scores Most Nods, DAYS Follows

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced today the nominees for the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, which will be presented in a two-hour special on Friday, June 26 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Awards will be presented in leading categories during the telecast, with recipients and other special guests appearing from home in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional categories will be announced simultaneously on Twitter (@DaytimeEmmys), and others will be presented in a separate ceremony in July.

The awards are presented to individuals and programs broadcast between 2:00 am and 6:00 pm, as well as certain categories of digital and syndicated programming of similar content and that originally premiered in calendar-year 2019.

Show to show, and leading all daytime programming: General Hospital received the most nominations overall with 23, followed by Days of our Lives with 22.  The Young and the Restless was next with 21, followed by The Bold and the Beautiful with 13.  They were followed by the digital drama series, EastSiders and Studio City who scored 8 nominations, along with The View, Ghostwriter and Sesame Street.

Now below are the nominees in all the daytime and digital drama categories and congratulation to all of the nominees.  Here we go, and the nominees are ….

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

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OUTSTANDING DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

After Forever Amazon Prime Video

The Bay The Series Amazon Prime Video

DARK/WEB Amazon Prime Video

Eastsiders Netflix

Studio City Amazon Prime Video

 

Photo: ABC

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Finola Hughes as Anna Devane General Hospital ABC

Katherine Kelly Lang as Brooke Logan The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Heather Tom as Katie Logan The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Maura West as Ava Jerome General Hospital ABC

Arianne Zucker as Nicole Walker Days of Our Lives NBC

 

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTRESS IN A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

Rowin Amone as Ester Issa Rae Presents King Ester YouTube.com

Mary Beth Evans as Sara Garrett The Bay The Series Amazon Prime Video

Jade Harlow as Lianna Ramos The Bay The Series Amazon Prime Video

Cady Huffman as Lisa After Forever Amazon Prime Video

Shanti Lowry as Yolanda Rodriguez Bronx SIU UMC / Amazon Prime Video

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Steve Burton as Jason Morgan General Hospital ABC

Thorsten Kaye as Ridge Forrester The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Jon Lindstrom as Kevin Collins/Ryan Chamberlain General Hospital ABC

Thaao Penghlis as Tony DiMera Days of Our Lives NBC

Jason Thompson as Billy Abbott The Young and the Restless CBS

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OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTOR IN A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

Kristos Andrews as Pete Garrett The Bay The Series Amazon Prime Video

Alex Hurt as Adam The Rehearsal rehearsalseries.com

Brad James as Cameran Jr. A House Divided UMC / Amazon Prime Video

Sean Kanan as Sam Stevens Studio City Amazon Prime Video

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Brian White as Jimmy Blue Bronx SIU UMC / Amazon Prime Video

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OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Tamara Braun as Dr Kim Nero General Hospital ABC

Rebecca Budig as Hayden Barnes General Hospital ABC

Susan Seaforth Hayes as Julie Williams Days of Our Lives NBC

Christel Khalil as Lily Winters The Young and the Restless CBS

Annika Noelle as Hope Logan The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

 

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

Tina Benko as Helen The Rehearsal rehearsalseries.com

Veanne Cox as Lenora Indoor Boys vimeo.com

Patrika Darbo as Violet Studio City Amazon Prime Video

Carolyn Hennesy as Gloria Studio City Amazon Prime Video

Janet Hubert as Mignon Issa Rae Presents King Ester YouTube.com

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OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Mark Grossman as Adam Newman The Young and the Restless CBS

Bryton James as Devon Hamilton The Young and the Restless CBS

Wally Kurth as Justin Kiriakis Days of Our Lives NBC

Chandler Massey as Will Horton Days of Our Lives NBC

James Patrick Stuart as Valentin Cassadine General Hospital ABC

Paul Telfer as Xander Kiriakis Days of Our Lives NBC

 

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

Willam Belli as Douglas / Gomorrah Ray Eastsiders Netflix

Leith M. Burke as Derrick Eastsiders Netflix

Tristan Rogers as Doc Studio City Amazon Prime Video

Lenny Wolpe as Carl After Forever Amazon Prime Video

Gregory Zarian as Nate Venice the Series vimeo.com

Photo: ABC

OUTSTANDING YOUNG PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES

Sasha Calle as Lola Rosales The Young and the Restless CBS

Olivia Rose Keegan as Claire Brady Days of Our Lives NBC

Katelyn MacMullen as Willow Tait General Hospital ABC

Eden McCoy as Josslyn Jacks General Hospital ABC

Thia Megia as Haley Chen Days of Our Lives NBC

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OUTSTANDING GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES

Elissa Kapneck as Sasha The Young and the Restless CBS

Michael Knight as Martin Grey General Hospital ABC

Eva LaRue as Celeste Rosales The Young and the Restless CBS

Jeffrey Vincent Parise as Simon Black The Young and the Restless CBS

Chrishell Stause as Jordan Ridgeway Days of Our Lives NBC

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OUTSTANDING GUEST PERFORMER IN A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

Rene Heger as Zack Sullivan DARK/WEB Amazon Prime Video

Mary Beth Peil as Helen After Forever Amazon Prime Video

Scott Turner Schofield as Max Studio City Amazon Prime Video

Lin Shaye as Diane Eastsiders Netflix

Graham Sibley as Zack DARK/WEB Amazon Prime Video

 

OUTSTANDING WRITING TEAM FOR A DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

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OUTSTANDING WRITING TEAM FOR A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

After Forever Amazon Prime Video

The Bay The Series Amazon Prime Video

Eastsiders Netflix

Issa Rae Presents King Ester YouTube.com

Studio City Amazon Prime Video

 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING TEAM FOR A DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Days of Our Lives NBC

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General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

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OUTSTANDING DIRECTING TEAM FOR A DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

The Bay The Series Amazon Prime Video

Bronx SIU UMC / Amazon Prime Video

DARK/WEB Amazon Prime Video

Issa Rae Presents King Ester YouTube.com

Studio City Amazon Prime Video

 

OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION AND COMPOSITION FOR A DRAMA OR DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

DARK/WEB Amazon Prime Video

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Pillow Talk YouTube.com

The Young and the Restless CBS

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OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

 

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN FOR A DRAMA OR DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

The Bay The Series Amazon Prime Video

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Eastsiders Netflix

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

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OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

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General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

 

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM FOR A DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

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OUTSTANDING LIVE AND DIRECT TO TAPE SOUND MIXING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

 

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After Forever Amazon Prime Video

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

 

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A DRAMA OR DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

DARK/WEB Amazon Prime Video

Days of Our Lives NBC

General Hospital ABC

The Young and the Restless CBS

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OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A DRAMA OR DIGITAL DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Days of Our Lives NBC

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The Young and the Restless CBS

 

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SONG

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“Everything Changed” The Feels YouTube.com

“North Star” General Hospital ABC

“A Holiday Carol – The Holidays Are Here”

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“Hooray Hooray, We’re On Our Way”

93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade NBC

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OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS SPECIAL

93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day NBC

Hate Among Us Popstar TV

Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration HBO

This Old House: 40th Anniversary Special PBS

The Young and the Restless: Kristoff St. John Tribute CBS

 

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Days of Our Lives “Flash Forward” NBC

Dr. Phil “Rodney Reed” SYNDICATED Jeopardy!

“Jeopardy! All Star Games” SYNDICATED

Nick Jr Paw Patrol Ready, Race, Rescue: Trailer Nickelodeon
Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas

“Launch” Netflix The Star Wars Show

“Stars Wars Animals: The Trench Run” YouTube.com

The full list of nominees in all categories is available at https://theemmys.tv/daytime 

So, who are you thrilled to see nominated from your favorite daytime and digital dramas? Who do you think is MIA? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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47th Annual Daytime Emmys To Be Broadcast On CBS; Nominations To Be Announced Tomorrow On ‘The Talk’

Breaking news on Wednesday, the Daytime Emmys are back on and in a major way returning to broadcast television and CBS on Friday night, June 26h beginning at 8 p,m, ET/PT in a two-hour special.

The announcement was made by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and this marks the 14th time CBS had aired the Daytime Emmys throughout its history.

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The June 26 telecast will be produced by the National Academy and Associated Television International (ATI), which previously produced the Daytime Emmys Awards on The CW in 2009 and CBS’ most recent broadcasts in 2010 and 2011.

In addition, nominations in major categories will be revealed for the first time tomorrow May 21st on the CBS Daytime afternoon series, The Talk as well as ETOnline.com’ there are 100 categories in all that comprise the Daytime Emmys this year.  This year’s awards honor content from more than 2,700 submissions that originally premiered in calendar-year 2019, judged by a pool of 1,000 peer professionals from across the television industry

“The Daytime Emmys are coming home,” said Adam Sharp, President & CEO of NATAS. “For generations, daytime television has been a source of comfort and continuity that’s never been more important. We’re delighted to join with CBS in celebrating the programs and professionals who never cease to brighten our days.”

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“As a leader in Daytime, we are thrilled to welcome back the Daytime Emmy Awards,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events for CBS. “Daytime television has been keeping viewers engaged and entertained for many years, so it is with great pride that we look forward to celebrating the best of the genre here on CBS.”

“In these challenging times, daytime has been a primary influence in staying connected with its audience, entertaining them, and keeping them informed,” said 47th Annual Daytime Emmys® executive producer and director David McKenzie of Associated Television International. “We are honored to be a part of it. We are also excited for the challenge of introducing a new format that will celebrate the contributions of daytime television.”

Awards will be presented in leading categories during the telecast, with recipients and other special guests appearing from home in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Additional categories will be announced simultaneously on Twitter (@DaytimeEmmys), and others will be presented in a separate ceremony in July.

So, what do you think about the Daytime Emmys returning to primetime and CBS? Who do you think will score a nomination tomorrow? Comment below, but first check out The Talk’s Daytime Emmy announcement below.

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ABC and PEOPLE’s ‘The Story of Soaps’: What Was Your Review Of It?

Tuesday’s night airing of ABC and PEOPLE’s two-hour special The Story of Soaps featured many notable daytime and primetime soap stars, past and present, clips from backstage to classic memorable moments, and some participants who were providing commentary on the erosion of the daytime soaps in our culture.  Still others, maintained and realized that everything today is serialized from the news we watch, to some of Netflix’s most binge-watchable series, and of course, the birth of reality-programming.

Throughout the airing of the special, The Story of Soaps was trending on Twitter and social media either at the #2, #3 or #4 spots for the entire duration of the broadcast presentation, and the cancelled and beloved All My Children was also at one point trending.

However, known soap writers, journalists, ardent fans, and actors of the genre, were all on Twitter last night live-tweeting their thoughts as the special went down, and there was definitely mixed reactions and reviews, when all was said and done.

What the special did not shy away from, but tackled, was Luke’s rape of Laura at the campus disco on General Hospital. and how that moment now, as Genie Francis (Laura), so eloquently put, would be considered as ‘date rape’ in our culture.  The series even included a pivotal moment where Laura addresses Luke (Tony Geary) about the rape years later, after helping Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) through her rape ordeal.

John Stamos (Ex-Blackie Parrish, GH) got a bevy of “Right On’s!” for his comment that the soaps do not get the credit that they deserve and clearly came through as one of the soaps greatest supporters, as did former The Doctors and Knots Landing star, Alec Baldwin.

However, throughout the two-hours, Andy Cohen’s commentary was thread throughout; mostly citing soap’s demise and the creation of reality-programming and his “Real Housewives” franchise, that the special touted as the new soap operas.  It continued on the narrative that people preferred to see real-life drama then made-up drama on a fictional soap.  And while, that has been a trend in American culture for decades, the commentary came off as often out of place in a celebration of the soaps; and bringing in a lot of negativity to the special that soap fans were tired of hearing.

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In a lighting rod moment, Cohen stated: “I know Susan Lucci doesn’t agree with me, but I think that the Housewives have replaced soap operas because truth is stranger than fiction. Soaps became kind of unnecessary because you could do it with real people, and they’re writing the drama themselves.”

The special did also address the cancellations of All My Children and One Life to Live, (which many were not sure they were going to do – given this special was airing on ABC), where One Life’s leading lady and six-time Daytime Emmy winner, Erika Slezak (Ex-Viki) said what we all wanted to sa ywhen the ax fell on the towns of Llanview and Pine Valley, “People were horrified”.

Clearly, OJ Simpson and his murder trial and reality-programming were also given a chunk of time to show where the once mighty landscape of daytime soaps which once had 13 shows on the air, dwindled town to 4.  But, it would have been nice to see more time spent on how in this day and age, the people in this current landscape of the genre work so hard to get episodes done at an unbelievable pace, and how in that climate the performers still deliver gut-wrenching performances.

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Former Loving, OLTL and Breaking Bad star, Bryan Cranston, did point out how the once powerful soaps, just don’t have the dollars they used to, and need to, to help with production costs and their taping schedule.

Viewers were reminded of soaps’ socially relevant storylines including hankie-inducing moments from: Robin (Kimberly McCullough) and Stone’s (Michael Sutton) HIV/AIDS storyline on General Hospital, to Billy Douglas being a gay teen coming out on One Life to Live, played by a young Ryan Phillippe.

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There also did not seem time spent on the contributions of William J. Bell; one of the most prominent writers of the soap genre of all-time.

For many commenting on social media last night, there seemed to be a feeling of some glaring omissions of participants who could speak on this genre, who have been in the trenches as soap producers, soap writers, pundits, actors, and more, who were not included in the special.

So, what was your review of The Story of Soaps? How would you grade it? Do you feel it accurately reflected the history of the genre?  Were you happily surprised,  or when it came to the end where you over it, or somewhere in between? Sound off in the comment section below.  Below are some tweets from notables who have worked as an actor, a writer, and a journalist in the soaps.  

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