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Venice Wins! Creative Arts Daytime Emmys handed out – Photo Gallery!

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Last night in ceremonies held in Los Angeles at the Westin-Bonaventure Hotel, the daytime community gathered to honor their own in the Creative Arts Emmys featuring many behind-the-scenes categories and two new categories for Short Format and New Approaches.  We are happy to say that Crystal Chappell’s Venice was the victor in the Outstanding Short Format Program.  In addition, it was a big night for General Hospital, who took home the most gold, and a good night for B&B and Y&R!

The New Approaches category went to the creative, What If crossover webisode series, directed by OLTL head honcho, Frank Valentini.  Many fan favorites were part of the presentations including: DAYS James Scott, Y&R’s Michelle Stafford and Michael Muhney, GH’s Jason Thompson, and AMC’s Jordi Vilasuso and Lindsay Hartley.

On-Air On-Soaps spoke with many creative forces behind the soaps and the talent in attendance and will bring you more on this in the coming days.  For now, enjoy some great moments from last night’s winner circle and red carpet area after the jump and a complete list of the winners!

Art Direction/Set Design: General Hospital

Multiple Camera Editing:  The Young and the Restless

Technical Direction Drama Series: General Hospital

Lighting Direction: General Hospital

Live to Tape Sound Mixing:  The Young and the Restless

Music Direction: General Hospital

Original Song: General Hospital: Bad for You

Make-up: The Young and the Restless

Hairstyling: All My Children

Costume Design: The Young and the Restless

Casting Direction: Mark Teschner, General Hospital

Stunt Coordination: General Hospital

New Approaches Daytime: What If  – ABC webisodes

Special Short Class Program: Venice: The Series

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Congratulations to Venice 🙂

Congratulations to everyone involved in Venice. Much appreciated. 😀

Congrats to Chrysall and Venice. It is nice to se her receive the award for the fruits of her labor. Also,GH for their many awards and all the soaps and their personel. Bravo to everyone involved.

Congratulations to CC , Kimmy, and the cast and crew of Venice! Perseverance, integrity, and hard work always pays off. CC, you inspire us !

Congrats to Y&R!!!
Thought B&B won something!!!!????

Congrats to Crystal & Kimmy! There are not enough words to say what you ladies have done for us! I guess a simple “THANK YOU!” will have to do.

Didn’t B&B win best make-up? And does anyone have the correct winner for Musical Direction, as I have seen Y&R, B&B and GH listed at different sites for that award.

wow…surprise….surprise… The only person to win an Emmy this year from DOOL is Crystal Chappell and the was for Venice, not DOOL. Congrats to Crystal, Kimmy and all of Team Venice. They so deserve this after all their hard work. DOOL you are making a mistake letting Crystal go. We will see how long it takes them to realize this….and then, I doubt Crystal would come back and I don’t blame her one bit.

Venice, seriouly????, I wonder if the characters were portrayed by different people, would the outcome be the same.

Congrats to Crystal and Kimmy for this much deserved win. Very grateful that Crystal cared enough about daytime to start a web-series. Not many do, and that was very evident last night with the Vegas infomercial, ahh Daytime Emmys. Webseries will be the new soaps in a few years and I’m glad that Crystal was one of the first to take the lead. Much Respect!!!

Congratulations Crystal and the cast of Venice for doing an amazing job this season. Best move as an Executive Producer for Crystal was taking over the writing duties. So very happy that her peers recognized her work. Two time emmy winner Crystal Chappell. Sounds good. All the best Crystal and cast of Venice.

Congrats Crystal and Kimmie. We knew the both of you could do it. I’m ready for more Venice and looking forward to the Grove.

congradulations venice, you got what you deserve.. your all terrific actors love you guys wishes and much success

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Kelly Ripa Shares on Husband Mark Consuelos: “My Funny Valentine…Celebrating 29 Years of Love With This Guy”

Ah, we remember them when, right? Hard to believe that 29 years have passed since Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos tied the knot when they were mere young adults on All My Children on May 1st, 1996 and portraying Hayley and Mateo, respectively.

But, look at them now! Kelly and Mark are happily married with three children and co-hosting the top-rated syndicated morning talk show!

On Valentine’s Day, Mark took to his Instagram and Kelly took to hers, posting pics and snaps of their love for one another. Consuelos shared: “My forever Valentine…You make smile♥️♥️” to which Ripa replied “Ten Hearts.”

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Kelly posted a plethora of great shots of the duo through the years, captioning it all with “My funny Valentine…Celebrating 29 years of ♥️ with this guy 😍”

The photo album included: Kelly and Mark in matching blue and white outfits standing in front of a red sign that spells out the word “love.” In addition, Ripa chose some moments from their red-carpet appearances and some of their favorite vacations.

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Meanwhile, the Live with Kelly and Mark social media account featured a shot of the couple wearing matching t-shirts that said, “Find someone that loves you as much as Mark loves Mark 😂 Happy Valentine’s Day!”

So, what do you think? Are Kelly and Mark the best example of a Valentine’s Day couple we know and love? Share your thoughts in the comment section and Happy Valentine’s Day from Michael Fairman TV!


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Grammy Winner Jody Watley Recalls Dancing On ‘Soul Train’ with All My Children’s Darnell Williams: “Like Every Other Soap Fan I Loved His Legendary Character ‘Jesse'”

Look who’s paying an homage to one of the all time daytime greats, Darnell Williams (ex-Jesse, All My Children), none other than recording artist and Grammy-winner, Jody Watley.

While in promotion of her new single, Everlasting, Watley has been sharing photos and memories of moments from her career that are everlasting.

Taking to her Instagram, Watley shared a photo of herself with a young Darnell Williams, where we learned not only is she a huge fan of the iconic Jesse from Pine Valley, but she danced with Darnell when they both appeared on Soul Train! Darnell was regular on the show from 1974-1975.  Watley began her professional career on Soul Train, then became part of the musical group, Shalamar, before beginning her own solo career which has now spanned decades.

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Watley expressed on Willi: “EVERLASTING Indeed! 😁😁✨ “Always believe in you..” #flashbackfriday #70s 😘 this photo was shared with me from a ST fan page on FB .. I’d never seen it before 😯😍 – two teens with big dreams — Darnell Williams such a nice guy and so handsome we danced together a few times – a snapshot – … later like every other soap fan I loved his legendary character “Jesse” back in the golden era of daytime TV “All My Children” ❤️❤️❤️❤️ terrific actor— and I was in awe like “I knew him on ST” 😁 – before coming into my own trajectory as an artist.”

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Two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Darnell Williams appeared on All My Children during several stints from 1991 to 1998, then again from 2008-2011, before reprising the role in 2013 in Prospect Park’s reboot of the series.

Watley’s biggest hits include Real Love, Looking for a New Love, Everything, Some Kind of Lover and more.

So, what do you think of the Darnell and Jody connection, and her remembrances of his time as Jesse on AMC? share your thoughts in the comment section, and also check out the radio edit version of Jody’s new single below.


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‘Live with Kelly and Mark’ Scores Most-Watched Week of Syndicated Talk Shows in 2 Years; Delivers Strongest Week in Nearly 3 Years

In another case of soap alums doing great things, come news that former All My Children stars and real-life marrieds Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo) are having a great ride together as on-screen co-hosts of the syndicated morning series, Live with Kelly and Mark.

New numbers were just released by ABC that share that during the week of January 15-19 2024: Live with Kelly and Mark hit series highs in Households (1.81 rating) and Total Viewers (2.673 million). Interestingly enough, former GH star, Rick Springfield (ex-Noah Drake) appeared on the show that week performing with friend and musician, Richard Marx.)

But there is more good news: Live with Kelly and Mark delivered the franchise’s strongest week in nearly 3 years in both Households and Total Viewers, as well as double-digit week-to-week increases in key demos over the last three weeks.

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With 2.673 million Total Viewers, ‘Live’ delivered the most-watched week of any syndicated talk show in 2 years ( since Dr. Phil second week of January in 2022).

In even more solid gains for this ratings report: the talker stood as the week’s top  daytime talk show in Households (1.81 rating) and Total Viewers (2.673 million). ‘Live’ also ranked as the No. 1 entertainment talk show of the week across all key Nielsen measures, topping all daytime and late-night entertainment talk shows.

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Overall the Live with Kelly and Mark is up 4%  from the the previous year averaging roughly 2.4M viewers across all of its episodes. ‘Live’ also stands as the season’s No. 1 entertainment talk show across all key Nielsen measures.

Consuleos arrived officially on the season on April 17th 2022 taking over for the departing Ryan Seacrest to co-host the show with Ripa. While many voiced concerns that the on-screen and off-screen coupling might make for lower ratings if they were not entertaining, just the opposite has happened, the series seems in a very healthy place; given the constant downturn in linear ratings and viewership in daytime TV.

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