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TV Guide Magazine makes their Daytime Emmy Picks!

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Photo Credit: JPI Studios

And so it begins…coming up all the major soap pundits, and your favorite journalists will be taking a stab at predicting who will be taking home the gold for the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday night June 27th from Las Vegas on CBS.    TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan was the first to post his predictions and thoughts on this years nominees in the major categories. 

Here is what Logan had to say about his prediction of  Y&R’s Michelle Stafford over Ex-GL’s Crystal Chappell in the Lead Actress category, and Stafford’s cast mate, Peter Bergman as tops in the Lead Actor category!

“The Young and the Restless‘ Peter Bergman (Jack) and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis). Each submitted episodes where their characters dealt with the fallout from Sharon’s torrid sex spree, and each faces seismic Emmy opponents. He’s up against As the World Turns‘ Michael Park (Jack), while she has big competition from ATWT”s Maura West (Carly) and GH‘s Sarah Brown Claudia). Yep, I’m leaving out Crystal Chappell though she arguably gave the performance of the year as Guiding Light’s Olivia. Her chosen material — Olivia’s declaration of love to Natalia — oddly seemed pale compared to the work of the others and executive producer Ellen Wheeler’s cheap, ghastly production values didn’t help. But let’s get back to Bergman and Stafford. Prior to re-viewing their reels, I wouldn’t have thought either had much chance to win, since both their characters were trashed by the current producing/writing regime. But, when it comes to nabbing an Emmy, it only takes one hotter-than-hell episode. And this duo delivered! There is a heft and a magnificence to their performances that leaves you breathless.”

So what do you think of his assessments?  Let us know!

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BBK
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BBK

What do production values have to do with an actress’ performance?? Crystal gave a brilliant mind blowing performance and she deserves the Emmy for not only the graveyard scene but for the whole year. She gave her all to Olivia’s transformation and anyone who doesn’t see that scene as the amazing work of art it is is not thinking clearly..Good luck Crystal! will be rooting for you!

P.J
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P.J

My sentiments exactly. What is he talking about? Production values shouldn’t play a part in judging an actor’s performance. If they did, then Crystal should win hands down for giving us that mind blowing performance under such trying circumstances. The graveside confession was anything but pale and in this instance the GL production model contributed to the brilliance of those scenes.

We’ll be watching on the 27th and cheering you on Crystal. Good Luck!

Rob
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Rob

I agree, Chappell hands down gave the best performance of the year.

If she doesnt win, Id like to see Maura West take it home one last time as Carly.

Ada
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Ada

How does James Scott top win Leading Actor! James is just too amazing of an actor not to win!

Marianne
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Marianne

If they were giving these awards based on Best actors instead of Best reels. I think James and Crystal would win hands down. There is a reason that James is on this nomination list and it’s not because he is a suck up or PC, or that he plays the politics, or that he has been around for ages, – it’s because he is Damm GOOD! James could have submitted a number of scenes – his best scene IMO was when he discovered that Nicole had lied about giving birth. That scene was amazing – James hit every beat to… Read more »

Haayhowu
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Haayhowu

While I believe, Crystal Chappell & James Scott should be the hands-down winners based on their yearly performances, I don’t feel that the reels they submitted were their best. Seeing the performances in the context of the full story-line made them stand out to regular viewers. The voters can only judge on the submitted reels. (How sad!) Crystal Chappell in performances with Ricky P. Goldin, Robert Newman or the confrontation with parents from Emma’s school showed an Olivia at her best….full of vinegar, sarcasm, sexuality, & heart. Other scenes with Jessica Leccia were amazing. An actor has little control over… Read more »

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kelltwomyn

I agree with the above statements..production over performance? Actually, the production of GL only enhanced the performance of Crystal Chappell. The bleakness of the graveyard complemented Olivia’s feelings when faced with losing Natalia. And the gazebo in the snow? I have never seen a more beautiful scene. I miss seeing Crystal in the natural sunlight..those spotlights on the Days set don’t do her justice.

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As the World Turns Alum Marnie Schulenburg Passes Away at 37

Heartbreaking news to report.  As the World Turns alum, Marnie Schulenburg, has died at the young age of 37-years-old.

Schulenburg had been battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer since 2020.

Soap fans remember her portrayals as Alison Stewart on As the World Turns from 2007-2010 and  as Jo Sullivan on Prospect Park’s reboot of One Life to Live in 2013.

According to Soap Opera Digest, Marnie passed away a few days shy of her 38th birthday.

The Flux Theatre Ensemble, in which Marnie participated and performed in shared their sorrow on Facebook noting: “We’re mourning the loss of Marnie Schulenburg, a beloved member of Flux’s family and an extraordinary actor who performed in and helped develop so many Flux shows, including MARIAN, HEARTS LIKE FISTS, PRETTY THEFT, and ANGEL EATERS. We love you so much, and we will miss you always.”

Marnie is survived by husband Zack Robidas and daughter, Coda, who is just two-years-old.

We will continue to update this story as remembrances are posted in Marnie’s honor.

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ATWT Alum Alexandra Chando Cast in NBC Pilot Based on Dutch Show ‘Adam & Eva’

In casting news, Alexandra Chando (Ex-Maddie, As the World Turns) had been tapped to play one of the leading roles in the upcoming untiled NBC pilot based on the Dutch series, Adam & Eva.

Chando will be joined by Younger star, Ben Rappaport as the epicenter of the proposed series.

The log lines share that the project is both funny and heartfelt and will chronicle the epic love and lives of two complete strangers, Adam (Rappaport) and Eva (Chando), whose multiple run-ins begin to defy coincidence, leading both to believe in fate.

According to Deadline, Alexandra’s role of Eva is said to be an aspiring artist and force of nature whose relationship and views on fate are put to the test when she meets Adam.

Alexandra commented on social media:Immensely excited and grateful to be apart of this incredible show.”

As the World Turns fans will remember Chando received a Daytime Emmy nomination for her performances back in 2007 and she was previously seen in The Lying Game and Sneaky Pete.

So, intrigued on the proposed series featuring Chando? Comment below.

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Julianne Moore Pays Tribute to ATWT’s Kathryn Hays: “I Am in Indebted to Her and So Saddened by Her Loss”

The soap world has been in mourning since last Friday with the news of the passing of As the World Turns icon, Kathryn Hays (Kim Hughes).  The beloved actress passed away a few weeks ago at the age of 87.

Now, Hays former on-screen stepdaughter and niece, Oscar winner, Julianne Moore (Ex-Frannie/Sabrina Hughes) took to Instagram over the weekend to share her heartfelt remembrance and grief of working with Hays early in her acting career on ATWT.

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Moore shared: “The beautiful and gracious Kathryn Hays has passed away. I worked with Kathryn on As the World Turns at the beginning of my career and she treated me with such kindness and generosity, and demonstrated in her every action how to be professional on a set. I am indebted to her and so saddened by her loss. My thoughts are with her family – she spoke to me so often of her daughter. I hope they know what a profound influence Kathryn had on me, and so many others. RIP Kathryn ❤️❤️❤️ ”

Julianne had played twins Frannie and Sabrina from 1985-1988 and then returned to the CBS soap opera one final time in 2010 before ATWT made its final farewell.

What do you think of the kind words Moore shared on her thoughts on the passing of Kathryn Hays? Do you remember Julianne in scenes with Kathryn on ATWT, if so, what were some of your favorites? Comment below.

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