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Van Hansis tells fans why he did not submit himself for Daytime Emmys!

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The burning question on many fans of On-Air On-Soaps and of actor,Van Hansis, (Ex-Luke, As the World Turns) was why the actor did not throw his name into the hat for Daytime Emmy competition, as we reported here yesterday.  Van’s name is missing on the pre-pre nomination ballot.

Last evening on Van’s facebook page he took time to answer his legions of fans as to why, even though he seemed a shoo-in to get a nomination, he chose not to participate in the Emmy game.  Hansis posted: “Thank you all for saying how much I deserve that award. That is wonderful and kind and it melts my cold cold heart. But this year, what it came down to for me was how much did I want it, and I know “I could have been a contender” (Raging Bull, 1980, bet I’m the first soap actor to reference that!?! ) I realized I didn’t want it that much to go through the hoopla that comes along with it. I only ever wanted to win to tell my parents how much their support meant to me, and I did, privately, and it was awesome.”

Van also answered a line of questioning about his thoughts on his former castmate, Eric Sheffer-Stevens (Ex-Reid, ATWT) chances on winning the gold in the Supporting Actor category in which ESS is entered. Van stated simply, “I am very excited for him. I know he is gonna win.”

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It was so great of Van to come on and let his fans know not only that he chose not to submit for the Emmys but his reasons for doing so as well. Van is a very talented actor and it’s only a matter of time before we get to see him in bigger and better things. And what he said about his parents makes so many of us love him even more.

Thanks for posting the information about VH’s choice to not submit himself this year. Wishing him nothing but the best in his future.

I am so proud of the amazingly talented Van Hansis! But I’m frustrated that he didn’t submit his work because he would have won, certainly.

And the reason why he gave for not submitting his name for nomination for the Daytime Emmy’s is the reason we love him so much & respect him & his work.
He also said that he followed his heart.

Aw, that’s too bad. He definitely deserved at least a nomination. I’m glad it was his choice and not some snub (unfortunately, other writers are not as professional as Michael Fairman, and that’s all I’ll say about that). His reasons make a lot of sense, though, and I respect them.

yes it’s true, Michael is so professional always!

I’m so sad about him not submitting himself because I like so many others think his acting was beyond compare in 2010.But if this is his choice i can only respect it.Not only is he a wonderful actor but he’s a sweet and gracious man.There’s no one else like him….i will love him and be his fan forever !

As a fan, I fully support Van’s decision. I don’t care much for daytime Emmy, I only wanted it for Van but if he didn’t want to go through the hoopla then he didn’t have to.

All I want to hear is news about The Occupant and his future projects.

Van: Whereever you are, whatever you do, I have only best wishes for you. You mesmerized viewers and fans around the world including me with your realistic and outstanding portrayal of Luke (my all time favorite character on ATWT, Eric playing Reid being a close second). May you be blessed abundantly in all aspects of life.

“I coulda been a contender” is from On the Waterfront, not Raging Bull. (Just sayin’.)

It is from On the Waterfront, but it’s also from Raging Bull.Robert De Niro uttered those exact words when he portrayed Jake La Motta.Van was so right!

Ditto! You are exactly right. Van was correct. 🙂

I really wish Van would have entered the emmy’s for his fans! We want him to win so badly and know he deserves it more than anyone. I love Eric and thought he was phenominal in his role as the great Dr. O, but VAN did the most with the character he was given and he could say more with a look than any other actor could say with a thousand words! He MADE that romance the BEST it could possibly be….of course, Eric did his part. I think these two had the BEST chemistry, bar none, I have ever seen and the love story of the decade….can’t get over them…ever!!! Still watch them on youtube and hope they will turn up on OLTL….Passanante wants to write for them again.

Actually, it was quite a relief that Van did not submit a tape (or whatever they do) for the nominations. I would’ve had a hard time if they both ended up in the same category.
It makes things easier for me–now I can root for Eric and send all of my positive thoughts his way. I think he will win! Van was exceptional in 2010 and everyother year and his body of work as Luke Snyder stands for itself. His trailblazing role was inspiring to many people-gay or straight-who wanted to live their lives proud of who they are.

I feel Van and Eric should joinly submit for the emmy because, let’s face it, neither would have been that phenenominal without the other….They were truly the best of the best and, together it was just pure magic….

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2024 Golden Globes: Justin Hartley and Amanda Seyfried Among First Round of Presenters

The 2024 awards season truly gets underway this Sunday night ,January 7th on CBS with the presentation of the 81st annual Golden Globe Awards honoring the best in motion picture and television as deemed by the voters of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

The ceremony will be broadcast live and will air beginning at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The ceremony will also be available on the CBS app and will stream on Paramount+. (Note, however, only Paramount+ subscribers who have Showtime can stream the event live; others can watch the show the next day.)

The first round of presenters was revealed on Wednesday and two soap opera alums are on the list including Justin Hartley (ex-This Is Us, The Young and the Restless, Revenge, Passions) and Amanda Seyfried (ex-Lucy, As the World Turns and ex-Joni Stafford, All My Children).

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Joining Justin and Amanda as presenters are: Angela Bassett, Will Ferrell, Michelle Yeoh,George Lopez, Julia Garner, Justin Hartley, Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams.  Previously, Jo Koy was named host for the telecast.

The Golden Globes are back on CBS for the first time since 1982. In addition, Dick Clark Productions is back after years away as the longtime Globes producers.

To review the nominees click here.

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Richard Roundtree, ‘Generations’, ‘ATWT” and ‘Shaft’ Star, Dead at 81

Motion picture and television leading man, Richard Roundtree, has passed away at the age of 81. The actor, best known for his role in the iconic film Shaft, and its sequels, died from complications from pancreatic cancer on October 24th in his home in Los Angeles.

In a statement, Roundtree’s manager, Patrick McMinn shared, “Richard’s work and career served as a turning point for African American leading men in film. The impact he had on the industry cannot be overstated.”

During his extensive credits and career, Roundtree made two stops to two daytime soap operas. In 1990 till 1991, Roundtree played Dr. Daniel Ruebens on the defunct NBC soap opera Generations. He later appeared on As the World Turns from 2002-2003, taking on the role of Oliver Travers, the father to T. Marshall Travers played by Lamman Rucker.

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Roundtree’s leading lady on Generations, Jonelle Allen took to her Facebook upon learning the news of the death of her former castmate and friend, expressing: “My Leading Man on Generations. I Am Very Sad. My Condolences To Your Family. Dearest Richard Roundtree.”

In a subsequent post, Allen shared a photo of their Generations’ characters, Daniel and Doreen about to lip-lock. Jonelle stated, “In the scene with him I kept thinking: ‘Shaft is about to kiss ME!!!’ Thank You.”

On Generations, Roundtree’s character of Daniel Reubens was a brilliant doctor, who was accused of killing someone by causing an explosion at a lab in 1974. He and his daughter, Maya, then went “underground” for the next 15 years. Maya was played by Viveca A. Fox.

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Fox, honored her former on-screen soap father with an Instagram post upon learning of his death. Vivica wrote: “GM Dawlings! My heart is sad this morning as late last night I learned that LEGEND Actor @officialrichardroundtree had passed. I had the blessing of working with Richard on alot of 1st in my acting career! He played my Dad on the soap opera #Generation‘s TV show #90210BeverlyHills Mr Roundtree thank u for your AMAZING GIFTS! U will truly be missed as u were the 1st African American Action Star #SHAFT I’ll never forget the time u stood for ME when a director was being a jerk to me! I’ll miss your smile, jokes, laughs & hugs! REST EASY KING! U DID WELL. #Classic #LEGEND #LeadingMan #Actor #SuperStar #Respect #RestInPeace”

Richard was also known for his roles in Roots and the Brad Pitt thriller Se7en. On television, Roundtree appeared on: Murder, She Wrote, A Different World, Beauty and the Beast, 21 Jump Street, MacGyver, Beverly Hill 90210, L.A. Law, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Alias, Desperate Housewives, Heroes, Grey’s Anatomy, Chicago Fire, and Private Practice and many more.

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Soap Alum John Wesley Shipp Shares Health Update

John Wesley Shipp, best known to daytime fans for his roles on As the World Turns, Guiding Light, One Life to Live et al, and primetime fans for his role in The Flash, shared a heartfelt health update via his Instagram.

While Shipp did not go into specifics, he did say he underwent surgery earlier in September for an urgent medical issue.

In his post, accompanying by his photo, John expressed: “Hello out there! Friends and contacts have written recently, like, “where are you? are you ok?” Well, here’s the deal: I had surgery early this month for a health issue that had to be dealt with immediately. All went well, but I’ve had to postpone a theatre production and personal appearances as the recoup will take some weeks. I do read and appreciate what you share with me, that you entrust me with your thoughts and feelings. You are ever on my mind and in my heart, and I look forward to getting active and out there again as soon as possible. Until then, remember to play nice, be kind, and stay engaged! Our futures depend on it.”

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John’s soap resume is quite impressive having portrayed: Dr. Kelly Nelson/Victor Laszlo on Guiding Light, Doug Cummings on As the World Turns, Martin Ellis on Santa Barbara, Carter Jones on All My Children and Eddie Ford on One Life to Live. Shipp won two Daytime Emmys along the way.

More recently, John has appeared in primetime’s, Arrow, The Flash, Stargirl and countless other TV appearances.

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