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What Did You Think Of The Daytime Emmy Telecast? Thumbs Up? Or, Thumbs Down?

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Last night for the very first time, HLN  saved the day for daytime and soap fans everywhere, by bringing the Daytime Emmy telecast to their cable network for the first time, especially when the Daytime Emmys could not find a home with the major networks, or anywhere else, after months of trying to secure a deal by NATAS.

So finally in late May HLN and NATAS sealed their deal and executive producer Gabriel Gornell was brought into breathe new life into the ailing Emmy ceremonies which saw its darkest days at last year’s Las Vegas-oriented ceremonies.   So now we ask you, the loyal viewers and lovers of daytime and the soaps, what you thought of the 39th Annual Daytime Emmys that was broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills?

Here is what we had on the plus side:  We liked that the Younger Actor and Actress nominees presented to the Leading Actor and Actress nominees.   We liked that the award show was just that; an award show with many categories presented on-air.  We also liked that the producers wised up and put the Outstanding Drama Series as the final award of the night when it was previously announced that the primo slot was going to be given to Outstanding Morning Show. And we liked that it felt more like a community coming together for a night to celebrate each other with dinner tables and such, much like the Golden Globes does.   On the acceptance speech side, we were most moved by former GH-EP Jill Farren Phelps passing of the torch to GH’s new EP Frank Valentini to help keep the genre alive , and Heather Tom’s endearing love and support for the daytime community with her first win as Lead Actress, and GH”s Anthony Geary for his comments on the replacement shows for canceled  soaps,  and thanking his Spencer family co-stars with his record breaking seventh Daytime Emmy victory.

Here is what we had on the minus side:   The AMC and OLTL Tribute.  Anchored by Susan Lucci, who then brought out former cast mate Cameron Mathison, and OLTL’s Erika Slezak, their speeches and “thank you’s” lacked emotional punch.  And of course, we all missed the tribute clip packages.   And while we understand and must recognize that HLN and the production team, came in with just over three weeks to produce the show, so timing to pull something like that off may have been issue,  it is sad that once again One Life to Live  couldn’t for whatever the reason, get the tribute they deserved, while AMC’s tribute seemed to be mostly about Susan and her portrayal of Erica Kane. This may not have been the intent, but it sure did seem like that to many viewers.   It was also odd to see that in many of the nominee clips packages that clips from several years ago where used instead of nominated clips, especially the one we saw pop on with Timothy Gibbs and Erika Slezak for a One Life to Live Directing Team  clip.  Once again, perhaps timing and the last minuteness of it all, was the culprit here.  We could also have done without the award for Best Viral Video Series, which was voted on by users of AOL.com. The nominees seemed mostly unrelated to daytime television, but then again, it just all of a sudden popped up in the middle of the proceedings.  And while it was a good effort to drive the telecast into 2012, and the times we live incorporating an online video winning series or program, this seemed like an odd choice.

While we loved the idea of kicking off the show with a big bang like the Lead Actor category, it seemed like GH’s Tony Geary, and perhaps many in the audience, didn’t know when their categories were being presented, since the show tried to offer up a refreshing new order, which many times seemed to work.  We also didn’t mind the play on and play off music theme of the Daytime Emmy show.

Now we ask you, did you like that their was no host, and that it was presenter to presenter?  Some told us they dug it, and some say the telecast needed a host.  What worked for you?  Were you happy with the show?  Give us a thumbs up or thumbs down!  In the end, perhaps HLN and the production team with more time can continue to make tweaks and restore the Daytime Emmys to its former glory.   But as many have told us last night at the ceremonies, it was a 100% improvement from last year! Weigh-in!

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Emily
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Emily

To start on a positive note, it was great that we got to see the winners receive their awards via our tv sets than just read about it somewhere. For that, thanks goes to HLN. The music theme really didn’t get on my nerves and seemed lacking without the show themes. Like most everyone else, I’m really disappointed in the lack of tribute videos. I miss the days when we got to see a short montage of each show (at least those up for Drama of the year) and at least a short clip of the actor’s nomination videos. It… Read more »

Pam
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Pam

I think HLN did a FABULOUS job and I thank them tremendously for bringing the Daytime Emmy Awards to HLN! It was awesome, and every one of the HLN show hosts were really into it for the 3 weeks prior – LOTS of great advertising, clips, interviews and all sorts of things to attract the audience. They were really psyched and really gave us , the viewers, the idea and the sense that they were truly excited to be hosting this Emmy Awards. I was thrilled and as an AVID HLN viewer, daily all day and night, I was super… Read more »

Sandy
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Sandy

I am extremely grateful to HLN for having aired the Daytime Emmys. It was a very classy show! I enjoyed that the show was presenter to presenter and that it seemed to flow seamlessly. However, a host might be fun! Hopefully, HLN can be better prepared for an AMC & OLTL tribute next year; they have plenty of time to gather the appropriate clips and music needed to celebrate our fallen soaps. HLN did a fantastic job!

Heather
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Heather

It’s pretty much over as far as AMC is concerned.

But I heard that we might hear again from OLTL on the next year’s Emmys because OLTL went off the air after the qualification period of this year’s Emmys

barbara t
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barbara t

Yes! This is true! OLTL went off the air in January of 2012, so OLTL is definitely eligible to nominated for Emmys in 2013! It is likely that OLTL will get a tribute & it would be nice if AMC would be included, as well due to this years’s ‘tribute’ without clips. This is probably unlikely, though, but we can wish!

david
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david

I hope you are right about AMC because I never want to see “queen” Lucci and “prince” Mathison or hear the name “Erica Kane” again.

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

Much better than last year. This year: too much time given to winners speeches. We dont need to hear them thank everyone they ever met on the road to their Emmy. There should have been clips of the nominees. There was no mention of webseries, a big oversite. The tribute section was a joke, it was all about Susan/Erica Kane, why not have Robert Woods on stage with Erica S.? All they said was we would miss those shows, duh!!!! But at least is wasnt a Vegas ad, I live in Vegas but I dont want Vegas showgirls on my… Read more »

Barbara
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Barbara

The tribute to the cancelled soaps was not good. If Susan Lucci did not write speech, I felt sorry for her. She came across as washed up and self-centered. Exactly how many times did she say “Erica Kane”??? AMC had many other characters besides Erica. They stated the purpose of the tribute was to honor ALL of the cancelled soaps over the past few years, including Guiding Light and ATWT. I’m not sure that the CBS soaps should have been included (they did get some form of tribute in prior years). However, if they meant to include the CBS cancelled… Read more »

david
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david

The fact “queen” Lucci went through with it with such gusto for “Erica Kane” made her look so bad she can’t blame anyone but herself. Who in their right mind would pay tribute to any soap opera by mentioning only one character, as if only that character mattered? Lucci is a legend in her own mind, while slighting Slezak who has six times as many Emmys.

I am sorry one of Viki’s alters–Niki, Tommy, or Tori–didn’t appear and beat the crap out of Lucci. That would have been entertaining and a more fitting tribute to OLTL.

barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1
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barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1

david, are you a comedian? LMAO, To bad Niki, Tommy, And Tori didn’t show up on emmy night and punch ERicka Kanes lights out, I would pay to see that happen. Remember when Susan lucci played double roles? She played a person who had plastic surgery to look like Ericka Kane never said anything before but I thought the acting sucked, How many personalities did Ericka Slezak play? Every character she played I seen a new person that’s how good of a actress Ericka Slezak is. How she was cheated and so were her fans. One life to live was… Read more »

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

Susan Lucci has always been all about herself! I’m glad HLN put the awards on but they were boring just like last year! The AMC & OLTL tributes sucked! Where were the clips? We have one more chance to get better recognition next year for OLTL! Susan Lucci won’t be included so she won’t be able to take over! The total soap awards, like Soap Opera Digest, were the best!

barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1
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barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1

Your right about the soap opera digest awards, they were great why did they stop having them? Next year at the emmys Susan Lucci shouldn’t be there and maybe we can have a proper tribute to One life to live because the tribute they had last week was only for Ericka Kane, What a selfish, self centered woman that Susan Lucci is.

Dan
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Dan

Playing that game show elevator music when the people would come up to accept their awards was very lame. Is it that hard to play the show themes? That’s the way it’s been done at the Emmys for as long as I’ve been watching. That’s what people look forward to hearing. The issues with the lack of clips and the poor tribute to AMC and OLTL can perhaps be chalked up to a lack of preparation time. Hopefully that can be rectified next year, by whomever does the show. If there is an Emmy show next year. Overall, it was… Read more »

Mickey
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Mickey

IF soaps will exist next year.

ethel
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ethel

i am very grateful that hln televised the daytime emmy awards – i enjoyed the fact that there was no host – the tribute to amc & oltl stunk because that was really not a tribute to oltl & bob woods should have been there with erika slezak plus the amc tribute was all about erica kane which really pissed me off – i would have rather seen clips from oltl & amc because to me that is what a tribute is all about………….

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Finola Hughes would have made a wonderful hostess–she looked lovely and spoke from the heart in her pre-show interview. The show needed her to punch it up and make the time lapses between presenters and winners’ speakers less obvious. I, too, think the nominees in best actor, supporting actor, and show deserved to have clips of them shown.

Marqui
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Marqui

Wish music was better. Didn’t like Susan Luccis tribute , it did seem to be all about Erica Kane. Was so disappointed the tribute didn’t include any clips. I tuned in hoping to see a lot of my favorite actors so I was really disappointed the audience was barely shown. I think it showed that HLN really had no experience with this kind of broadcast.

Anne
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Anne

Yes, Yes, the show was better and excellent effort for being quickly produced. Thanks to HLN. My big hope is to reverse the reality show trend and help daytime drama thrive–I don’t know if the awards did that. I’m glad to see the actors and others recognized, but, really, it’s all a political game. The best shows were cancelled or unrecognized–OLTL! Writing award to Days? Come on. I love Days but the storylines reflect the show’s total confusion. Plots get started, go nowhere, end abruptyly, take preposterous turn-arounds. Characters are added, then dropped. Many individual scenes were well-written. I would… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

As I have said, they, HLN didn’t have time to put this award show together so I am cutting them a break and thanking them for letting me see my favorite stars, Aside from my general hospital friends who won, and One days star. I didn’t get to see my favorite characters from landview because for some strange reason that I can’t figure out, it was neglected again, The soap, the characters, Hell even the tribute was ruined for me because of all people Ericka KAne had to show up, And When SHE did SHE made sure that when SHE… Read more »

Dawn D
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Dawn D

The pace was excellant. But was disappointed at supporting and lead actress winners. The tribute was awful but I understand that ABC would not allow clips. ABC continues to make it clear that the fans will not have soaps in any way, shape or form. Sad and pathetic Disney-ABC daytime.

mo
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mo

I have to give it a thumbs up just because it was nice it got on air. I too liked younger leads presenting to leads. Liked that it seemed to be about the awards and daytime and not promoting a destination or filled with frivolous stuff. Didn’t like no clips shown with audio and video. Didn’t like the music played. It was the same. At least get a couple different themes. And what about playing winner’s show music when they won. Didn’t like the no-shows who won. Didn’t like Bethenny Frankel presenting. Didn’t like the viral award either. What was… Read more »

Amy
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Amy

On the whole, I thought it well done and classy. I’d rather have it untelevised on the broadcast channels if it meant proper respect and due was given to the daytime genre. I’m hoping that if they air on HNL next year, they’ll fix the music and video clips problems. The biggest misstep was the Erika Cane/OLTL & AMC tribute. While I understand they weren’t able to secure the rights for clips to give a video tribute, the producers could have done something truly special by bringing up the cast and crew of OLTL and AMC for a proper goodbye.… Read more »

Iakovos
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Iakovos

It was the best of a difficult situation. Kudos to HLN for stepping up. I liked seeing many stars and little of the Vegas tackiness. Maybe next year, we could have those clips from the soaps and all shows as there will be more time for planning. Is Neil Patrick Harris available to host? I am more than disappointed with the AMC and OLTL tribute segment. It was not their intention btu the writers made Susan Lucci look self-centered and I know she is not. It is good to say thank you but we needed a genuine and honest presentation… Read more »

Kake
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Kake

Boring! Predictable! Same shows win & actors repeatedly…Y&R & DOOL never seem to be in the running. MAaybe with 2 soaps gone they will have a chance to get some winners in there next year.

kay/kay
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kay/kay

FYI Days has only one best actor award the late great McDonald Carey a man of PURE CLASS only one Best Actress Susan Flannery .Days has only won one Best Drama award in 1978, the show has been on since 1965.That’s why I did not watch too predictable to me it has become like going to a restaurant and the only dish they serve is hamburger. It is no more than a popularity contest and that is sad there are a lot of good actors and actresses that have been overlooked simply because they were not in the clique.

kay/kay
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kay/kay

Also OLTL began 1968 won only one emmy also for Best Drama 2002. See a pattern here!!!

Annick
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Annick

It was classy of HLN to do the show since other passed and I will give them a two thumbs up for that alone. I am a bit hyprocritical because I did not watch the broadcast and after learning of the winners, I am glad I did pass because although HT is a good actress, I feel ES should have gotten that 7th Emmy as well as TG. The popularity and politics continues and until the daytime genre rein this process in then I will be passing on any airing of the Daytime Emmys.

Jules
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Jules

I enjoyed the show very much. I was so happy that no one was rushed in their acceptance speeches, but at the same time the show didn’t feel like it was dragging on too long. I thought there was a great mix of soap representation, and non soap people to appease the more mainstream media. Also, the fact that they had a red carpet segment was also great to see. It was a classy, dignified ceremony that properly honoured daytime…that’s all you could really ask for. What I didn’t like- Anderson and Oscar (so silly!), and the crappy segue-way music!… Read more »

Mary Fergen
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Mary Fergen

I agree with a lot of the comments here. We are so grateful that HLN agreed to broadcast the Daytime Emmys and they certainly promoted them with much enthusiasm in the preceding weeks. There seems to be three areas that most fans are saying needed improvement: clips of nominees (actors and shows) with show themes used, the lame opening with Anderson Cooper and Oscar the Grouch, and most of all, the sad tribute to AMC and OLTL. It was poorly written and I felt sorry for Susan, Erika, and Cameron who were decidedly awkward. Show montages and more of the… Read more »

Chaz
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Chaz

I will acknowledge that Susan Lucci did not write that ridiculous overflow of crap about herself and her character…..BUT….I am sure that she could have turned around and refused to say it and instead “suggested” that she & Erika Slezak be allowed to appear together, just the two of them, to speak off the cuff and express their feelings about their shows, castmates, crews and fans. People will say she has been unfairly maligned for her “tribute” speech but in reality she could have pushed for a little more equality or even stepped aside to allow Erika Slezak to get… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

I just want to say that the post barbara t. left on june 25 at 10:52, it’s above, I agree with everything you said, however I am barbara t. so who the hell are you ? CAn’t you use your own name?

KSlater
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KSlater

I thought it was OK for an awards show. Most award shows are dull — as long as there aren’t any embarrassing musical numbers or comedy, I’m good LOL. I liked that it got straight to the point and focused on the awards and soaps weren’t ignored or played down. My one major criticism was the ‘tribute’ to AMC and OLTL — that wasn’t good and it seemed more like a tribute to Erica Kane aka Susan Lucci than anything else. Other than that, HLN did an adequate job.

Christy
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Christy

from what I’ve read about it online, they should have called this the HLN Daytime Akward Show! hurts to know they really missed it on a proper tribute to AMC and OLTL. terrible gafffe!

aside from that, I’m really not seeing video for the show on you tube or such, except for people coming in to the building… anyone know where you can watch it in whole?

toscanti
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toscanti

Very Classy

barbara t
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barbara t

I just heard that HLN broke records for their viewing of the emmys, Maybe they will have the emmys on next year and we can give them Ideas on how to put on a good show, Anyway that’s good news for them and us so we maybe, have a home for the daytime emmys. that would be nice.

susan M.
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susan M.

It was the WORST emmy show I have ever seen………………..OLTL was ripped off again with the awards…………

barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1
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barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1

That’s because Ericka Kane showed up and whoever is in charge of the emmys are idiots who don’t know a good soap when they see it.

Shanice
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Shanice

As much as I appreciated HLN for taking on the Daytime Emmys, all in all, I was disappointed. For me, the whole show was basically about the shows that are replacing our soaps…talk shows and court room shows. It’s like they sucked the life out all of the over top dramatics of the last two programs and we were left with this year’s show. The highlights for me were all the soap stars winners speeches…especially Anthony Geary’s…
Besides that, the rest was a bore.

Jill Orahi
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Jill Orahi

if i win a the mega million, i will buy the rights to All My Children and hire everyone back. i miss the show a lot!

JR
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JR

I agree with so many of the comments already posted.
I’m a huge Days fan so I’m always annoyed when some of the best acting on Days goes completely unnoticed.
Also, why does the Daytime Emmy’s always turn in to The Susan Lucci Show? Enough already!
Oh yea that music was dreadful. Enough said.

david
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david

Better than last year and better than nothing, but that isn’t saying much. How about the people who are nominated showing up? How about music and clips from the shows? Next year should be better because there will be more time to prepare and there should be no excuse to mention AMC and include “queen” Lucci.

That Agnes Nixon couldn’t mention OLTL, that OLTL was ignored, that Erika Slezak was slighted, that OLTL’s “tribute” was a shocking farce pretty much ruined it for me. But I am impressed HLN was bold and brave enough to do the show.

barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1
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barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1

I wonder if Agnus nixon realizes how much we love One life to live? And that we aren’t that crazy about Ericka Kane.

barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1
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barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1

Okay I guess there is two barbara t’s

barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1
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barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1

I am the real one. I hope this works.

Christy
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Christy

yes… but are you the real “Barbara T” or the real “Barbara T loves one life to live #1”? te he he

Christy
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Christy

be nice if HLN put together a fabulous tribute clip video on their website – the show is over, but they could sure drive up the traffic to their website if they put a bunch of stuff for us on there.

barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1
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barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1

HLN has nothing to do on saturday and sunday except to show murder mystery’s, to bad they couldn’t go into the soap business and bring back one life to live, and all my children. I watch HLN every evening Monday thru Friday, They did a good job in advertizing for the emmys, I know all the soap fans would bring their ratings up because HLN is not doing very good now except for nancy grace, who I watch every night. Good news today, abc saying that general hospital will move to 2 o’clock.

Christy
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Christy

well, their ratings would go up some… a lot of soap fans don’t have HLN channel. Be kinda like the difference in how many people watched their ceremony vs. the one on CBS. (under 1 million/over 5 million) some, like me, don’t even have cable!

I think it would be better if they could have them on a regular broadcast channel – even if they play them at midnight!

barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1
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barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1

Your right Christy how will anyone ever know who the real barbara t is? lol.

barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1
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barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1

It would be better on a regular network I agree. they were at one time for a split second, going to go on the net, a lot of people couldn’t watch them that way either. It’s a shame that abc screwed up the soaps something I never would believe they would have done, They sure messed things up , didn’t they ?

Elhu
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Elhu

I am grateful to HLN for broadcasting the event, while many others passed up on it, and they did only have a short time to put it together, so I get some of the mishaps due to this, but the biggest disappointments to me were the following: – The tribute to OLTL and AMC was not a tribute at all, it was an Erica Kane/S. Lucci lovefest hosted by Susan Lucci. That in no way was a tribute to two wonderful, longstanding and outstanding soap operas with many wonderful actors, writers, etc. – Where are all the clips that we… Read more »

verlin27
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verlin27

it was not the best but it was not worst my leading actress did not win but i was thankful that i was able to see it

McDevane
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McDevane

I was appalled by the lack of a tribute to OLTL and AMC, expecting one of the quality that GL got in 2002… so to rectify this, here is one for the fans:

http://youtu.be/KorJOGewzI4

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

HUGE IMPROVEMENT over the last few years when the Daytime Emmys were turned into nothing more than a commercial for the venue! HLN did an excellent job promoting it also. Given the short time they had to produce the show, I really enjoyed it. On the downside: OLTL and their fans deserved a REAL tribute and so did their fans. A clip montage for AMC & OLTL was expected. Also, shots of the nominees was expected. If they weren’t present, head shots would have been fine. Hope HLN will do it again next year & OLTL gets the recognition it… Read more »

PAUL WILLIAMS
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PAUL WILLIAMS

On the minus side for me, there was no host to anchor the show this year, plus the tribute to the cancelled soaps, like AMC, & OLTL was very half-ass! They should have also included ATWT, & GL, plus showed clips of these shows too. I think it would have been nice for fans of all these shows to give them the proper send-off they deserved. On the plus side, I thought it was nice that HLN repeated the live broadcast 3 times that weekend, to give those who may have missed some or all of it, a second chance… Read more »

KarenC
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KarenC

I love the daytime emmys, but I have to admit that I had a hard time sitting through this years show. I was incredibly bored. I felt that the show NEEDED to show clips from the shows – not all the shows, mind you, just the soaps. And instead of just having Susan Lucci (how many times did she say her own name and Erica Kane’s in her speech that night?) talk about All My Children and One Life To Live, there should have been video. How do you give a tribute with no video or clips? I also think… Read more »

Tad
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Tad

I found the Daytime Emmy’s a nice try. THey tried to be different. They tried to have innovation and then did it with few resources and a lack of time. Withotu proper clips or any clips it really hurt the show. I don’t blame Susan Lucci at all. They clearly wrote the stuff and Susan just said it. I would have like it had they gave Erika Slezak and Lucci same 3 minutes each to talk if they couldn’t show clips. And Cameron Mathison has no rights being on there. Robert Woods, David Canary, even Tad the Cad. Lucci will… Read more »

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Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’ Returns to Production For Ninth Season; Premiere Date Revealed

Another daytime show is heading back to production amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Now comes word that Hallmark Channel’s flagship morning lifestyle series, Home & Family has returned to production at its Universal Studios set for its ninth season.

All My Children favorite Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) and Debbie Matenopoulos will return as co-hosts .

Look for the new season to kick-off on Monday, September 14th at 10am EST.

In a statement, Home & Family executive producer, Tracy Verna Soiseth shared: “We are thrilled to be returning to our home for the new season. Home & Family is a daily destination of comfort television, and we are very happy to be returning with two hours of daily interviews, cooking segments, DIY crafts and our hugely popular animal adoptions.”

For the past several months. a daily series featuring the cast called At Home with Our Family has run across the show’s social media platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Deadline,premiere-week guests are to include: Jenna Bush Hager, Danica McKellar, celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, Curtis Stone, Rashad Jennings and Dennis Quaid.

So, glad to know Home & Family is also back in production? Comment below.

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Michael B. Jordan Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: “Since Nearly The Beginning Of My Career, Starting with All My Children When I was 16 Years Old You Paved The Way For Me”

Following the news of the tragic death of now motion picture icon, Chadwick Boseman late Friday, tributes and sentiments have poured in from celebrities, politicians and fans from all across the world.

Chadwick Boseman passed away late last week at the age of 43 from colon cancer – a battle he kept silent about for the last four years of life.

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No one could be more intertwined with Boseman’s career than that of his fellow Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan.  For Jordan took over the role of Reggie Porter on All My Children from Boseman after the late actor lasted one week, following standing up to, and addressing concerns, of racial stereotypes in the way that the part was written.  Reggie was introduced to Pine Valley as a gang member in 2003.  As previously reported it was Boseman who helped the soap opera improve the role that Jordan took over with some recommendations.

Now Michael B. Jordan has written a heartfelt remembrance of Chadwick that he shared on his Instagram, and what he has meant to his life, including how he showed him how to be better, to honor purpose and create legacy.

Read below Michael’s post:

“I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

I wish we had more time.

One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

I wish we had more time.

Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

I wish we had more time.

I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.”

What do you think of Michael’s tribute to Chadwick and how they have been interconnected dating back to 2003 and All My Children? Comment below.

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Chadwick Boseman, ‘Black Panther’ Star and the Original Reggie On AMC, Dies At 43

In just heartbreaking news in an already dismal 2020, one of the brightest motion picture stars, Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43.

Boseman was battling colon cancer for the last four years of his life.  According to his rep, Boseman was diagnosed in 2016 with stage 3 colon cancer and his battle continued as it progressed to stage 4

Chadwick passed away with his wife and family by his side in his home.   In a shocking revelation, all of the movie performances in the last four years he has filmed were done in between chemotherapy and countless surgery.

Boseman is best known for his groundbreaking role as King T’Challa  in Black Panther.   His performance was the first ever Marvel Studio movie headlined by a black actor.  The film was nominated for an Academy Award.   He first appeared as the character in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.

Most recently, Chadwick appeared in the Spike Lee’s Vietnam War drama Da 5 Bloods, and this year he’s due to appear opposite Viola Davis Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” the film adaptation of the August Wilson play.  The actor starred in other films, including playing James Brown in Get On Up and Jackie Robinson in 42,  and the lead role in Marshall.

However, Boseman actually got his start on All My Children when he was the original actor cast in the role of Reggie Porter.  He appeared on the soap for only one week before the role was recast with none other than Michael B. Jordan, and their paths could eventually cross years later on multiple film projects.

In an interview in 2019, Boseman revealed what led him to be fired from All My Children stating:  “When I got it (the part), I was like, ‘This is not part of my manifesto. This is not part of what I want to do. How can I make it work?’ Because with a soap opera, you don’t know the full scope of what’s gonna happen — you don’t know where they’re gonna take the character, because they don’t always know where the character is going. And because of that, there’s possibly room for me to adjust this and change it and make it so it’s stereotypical on the page but not on the screen.”

For Boseman had issues with how Reggie was portrayed and how it was written with racial stereotypes.  In story, Reggie was a young gang member who was adopted by Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and her husband, Jackson Montgomery (Walt Willey). “I remember going home and thinking, ‘Do I say something to them about this? Do I just do it?’ And I couldn’t just do it. “I had to voice my opinions and put my stamp on it. And the good thing about it was, it changed it a little bit for Michael B. Jordan.”  Apparently the producers told Boseman he was too much trouble but took some of his suggestions on the role moving forward.

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Watch below, when Chadwick speaks at the Howard University commencement in which he shared to the graduating students about losing his gig on All My Children(Thanks to Renee for this)

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