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WATCH: 44th Daytime Emmys Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Nominated Performances!

The hotly contested race for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series at this year;’s 44th Annual Daytime Emmys, is a race filled with already lauded previous Daytime Emmy winners, and some of the best younger leading men male talent out there. In contention for the gold come Emmy night on April 30th are Days of our Lives, Billy Flynn (Chad) and Vincent Irizarry (Ex-Deimos), The Bold and the Beautiful’s Scott Clifton (Liam) and The Young and the Restless, Peter Bergman (Jack) and Kristoff St. John (Neil).

Of special note … a win in this category by either St. John or Clifton would make either man the first actor to win Younger Actor, Supporting Actor, and Lead Actor in their daytime careers.  Only The Bold and the Beautiful’s Heather Tom (Katie)  has won the trifecta!  Could it be one of these gents year?

Watch after the jump, the nominated reels of this year’s Outstanding Lead Actor finalists.

Then let us know … who you think should take home the statuette in the comment section below.

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su0000

ok..
I don’t know of any of these guys but Peter..
So, I liked this one. He is the most handsome- Vincent Irizarry (Ex-Deimos)

((I’m probably no worse than the judges, I pick who is the most handsome lol))

tony
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tony

Peter Bergman! Billy Flynn has so much promise but it’s not his year and his chosen scenes will not convince the panel. next year Billy should submit the marriage falling apart scenes with Abby. God know, Peter won’t have worthy scenes based on Sally’s stories. Scott Clifton’s material was sub par, a bad Brad Bell story line. But he’s first rate. Nobody beats Peter this year.

Patricio
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Patricio

Wouldn’t it be great if Mr. Irizarry finally got his EMMY for so many years of great work across the soap world!

Jules
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Jules

He has an Emmy in the Supporting Category with AMC. He tied that year with someone who was on GL (and later Y&R).

Patricio
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Patricio

I humbly stand corrected. Thanks for letting me know, great news!

Jules
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Jules

No harm!
He is a tremendous actor. He really lives in his characters.

Mo
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Mo

Billy Flynn.

If not, Peter.

Celia
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Celia

No ifs, ands and buts….Billy Flynn, all the way. He, as nuChad, came in unassumingly, yet fiercely, and conquered the role with éclat. His acting is effortless; his panache gives him an air of belonging…..as if the role were tailored just for him. Peter Bergman’s Jack feeds the viewer the same fare over and over again. Steak and potatoes; which is a great meal, but, tedious and monotonous…..sometimes too chewey, LOL. Jack seemed to have turned the corner, somewhat; gain some integrity. But, acting like a hurt schoolboy over his wife’s cheating should not a monster make, at this stage… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Wow! I didn’t even remember Scott was on OLTL! I watch B&B now and I love it but I had to get used to him as Liam since I had strong memories of him as the original Dillon Quartermaine!

Joel
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Joel

Kristoff

dmr
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dmr

Billy Flynn, hands down, and I don’t even watch Days of Our Lives on a daily basis. However, when I do tune in, Billy brings his “A-Game” to Chad Dimera in every scene. I was really happy when TPTB recast the character, as the last actor was dreadful. Kudos to Billy and best of luck to him!

conniemac
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conniemac

Totally agree. I don’t care what kind of material they give him, no one can even come close to approaching his talent. Way to go Billy.

k/kay
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k/kay

Flynn new face good reel!,

Libby
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Libby

Kristoff St John has deserved it for years. Awesome reel this year.

Runner Up goes to Vincent Irizarry. He did wonders with crazy on/off material at DAYS. Shame on DAYS for not utilizing Vincent as the stellar actor he is. He brought it even when it wasnt on the page.

If there is a fairness GH will cast Vincent as Dr David Harward in Genoa City.

Connor (AvidSoapFan)
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Connor (AvidSoapFan)

You mean Port Charles (not Genoa City), right? lol

Libby
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Libby

Billy Flynn – At. best Flynn should have been in supporting category.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I like all these guys but I have to go with Billy Flynn. There’s something about him when he is on the screen that makes me take notice. His acting chops are raw and he goes for the jugular with every performance he gives in front of the camera—he really is that good!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

I, am ecstatic… and thrilled nonetheless…. DRUM ROLL Maurice Benard – DID NOT – make the finale I couldn’t believe when the nominations came out… all that lLaura Wright could muster is how …. “flawless” her co-worker REELS there is so much not right… w/ GH. and the blame is entirely on Jean, Shelley, and Frank Valentini.. that these three , are in fact the REAL dullard WHAT ??? do these three … see in : Sonny, Carly, Jason, Sam, Finn, Hayden, and Michael. they are the most, BORING characters… and that’s mild. they kill this show I will cry… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I really do not have , great , things, to say about any of the other nominees Peter Bergman – the show is over I haven’t watched since Sussman and Young have re-invented the wheel… as it were. last I know… you are a lost “man” who no longer befits a true Abbott. the writers have written you in to a corner. from what I’ve not read on this blog.. is neither excitement or appreciation of how challenging it is to be Jack Abbott. have you risen past the doppelganger ? are you leading the pack … where the true… Read more »

Cat
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Cat

Billy Flynn all the way I enjoyed all the reels but his had all kinds of moods n phases n I just loved it. Reminds me if when James Scott should have won some odd years back but I digress. The scene where he finds out about Abby’s death broke me down. Great work Billy u deserve it.

k/kay
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k/kay

Days has been and always will be the stepchild who does not get invited to the party no I have not watched in over a decade not watching any of tm these days except catch y&r on occasion ! I just want to see a new face

k/kay
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k/kay

So go Billy flynn

Dan
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Dan

Maurice Benard

Newmanwins
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Newmanwins

This list of nominees is sorta weak compared to recent years…none of these reels did much of anything for me…compared to the powerhouse performances in the lead and supporting actress categories this year…or even last year’s lead actor field…and it is still ridiculous that Benard, Braeden and McCook were all snubbed after the years they had as lead actors…moving on to these just okay clips…btw why is St. John not in the supporting category?

1. Vincent

2. Bergman

3. Clifton

4. St. John

5. Flynn

Geary, Christopher, Hartley and Le Blanc all had way better reels last year.

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

Agree. This year’s lineup makes…*yawn*….me….*yawn*…..*thud.*

k/kay
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k/kay

Unfortunately St John has not had a decent story since Rowell left yes I know she is a handful but the lady can act watching Diagnosis Murder reruns she has a presence that is sorely missed.

Timmm
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Timmm

I guess Maurice is the Donald Trump of daytime. We know though. Good job!

Nikki
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Nikki

I think all of them we’re good but by far I think Peter Bergman was the best 2nd. to that would have to be Billy Flynn.

kimmy
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kimmy

i think all of them we’re good I think Scott Clifton was the best and 2nd to would be Peter Bergman they both are amazing actors .

janet
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janet

Billy Flynn. His chad is helping to make me never miss Days. At least until the new writer comes on to completely ruin the show.

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‘Backstreet Boy’ A.J. McLean To Appear on Days of our Lives

More stars from different walks of life and entertainment are making their way to NBC’s Days of our Lives.

Now comes word from Backstreet Boy member, A.J. McLean himself that he just taped an appearance on the long-running soap opera.

According to his TikTok post, McLean shared that his grandmother was a huge DAYS fan and he used to watch the soap together with her while he was growing up.

In his video, A.J. gave some intel on his upcoming appearance, “Yours truly is making a guest appearance as a driver. That’s my name on the show, on this show right here.”  He then panned to the DAYS signature hourglass logo on the hallways between studio 2 and 4 at Burbank Studios.

Check out McLean’s reveal below.   We can now add A.J. to the list of surprising celebrity soap fans who have loved the genre!

Looking forward to seeing McLean on DAYS? Comment below.

@ajmcleanofficial

Thanks to everyone here today making my experience on “DOOL”! A success. Love to the cast and everyone that made this dream come true! Let’s go!

♬ original sound – AJ McLean

 

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Marla Gibbs Joins Days of our Lives

Nearly 24 hours, after beloved TV star Marla Gibbs, almost passed out during her induction ceremony to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, comes more news.  Now, Gibbs is set to appear on NBC’s Days of our Lives.

According to SOD, Gibbs will play the mother to Jackée Harry’s, Paulina.  Look for her first appearance in the role of Olivia Price on August 17th.

The former star of The Jeffersons, now 90-years-old, was giving her speech in Hollywood yesterday when suddenly she stopped and began to appear to faint.  Gibbs’ son helped get her into as chair and some water, so she could recover.

The hot temperatures were to blame for Gibbs’ moment, but it all ended up ok.  Her daughter, Angela, told the crowd Marla needed a moment and would continue.

Later after she resumed her speech, Marla told ABC’s George Pennacchio on the Walk of Fame honor: “I never thought it would happen, but here it is.  I just got overwhelmed for a minute. I haven’t been excited until this moment!”

Watch a segment from ABC7 on Marla’s Hollywood Walk of Fame induction below.  Then let us knowl what you think of Gibbs coming to DAYS via the comment section,

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DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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