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Y&R's Melody Thomas Scott on Emmy snub, Nikki hitting the sauce & Nikki's new man!

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How fun it is! We all wait for poor Nikki Newman to be pushed to the edge so she will crack open those tiny little hotel room bottles of booze and begin to drink herself into oblivion! And no one does that better then The Young and the Restless‘, Melody Thomas Scott!  Now with Victor marrying her nemesis, Diane, and finding out that Deacon set her up to become a boozy mess along with Meggie, that is enough to drive anyone for a drink…or two… or three…or…

The legendary soap actress caught up with TV Guide and talked about  her shocking Daytime Emmy snub for Lead Actress in the pre-noms, a new man headed into Nikki’s life, and playing Nikki falling apart at the seams. Plus she reveals how she lost some thirty pounds post neck surgery and looks better than ever.  Here are a few excerpts!

Melody on the Daytime Emmy snub:  “There are many reasons why an actor wouldn’t check the box opposite my name on an Emmy ballot! I totally get it! I am many things, but a politician isn’t one of them. I don’t rally. I don’t campaign.  Here it is in a nutshell. My daughter Elizabeth gasped when she heard [about the pre-nom ballot]. “What? You’re not on the list, Mom?” I replied, “Oh, honey, that’s old news. I guess I forgot to tell you. Don’t worry about it.” And then I went into the kitchen to work on Baby Shower Central. (NOTE: her daughter is expecting twins)I’d rather have two angel babies than two angel wings!”

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Melody on if Nikki will remain a drunk and manless:  “Well, I don’t mean to tease you… [Laughs] well, actually, yes I do! Deacon may have a little competition coming his way.  There’s going to be a third man in Nikki’s life. I can’t really go into detail or tell you his identity yet but it is very unexpected.”

Melody on an upcoming disturbing episode to her where Nikki lies to her kids and Katherine that she has been drinking: ” I felt horrible! It was like a punch in my stomach. I realized this was a line Nikki has never crossed. She has never deceived her children. She has never sunk to that level. It was a hugely impactful moment for me. And then her best friend, Kay [Jeanne Cooper], is also sniffing around thinking Nikki is drinking, and Nikki is lying to her, too. So it’s all really horrible and really dicey. It’s not looking good for Nikki at all.” (Laughs)

So soapers, who do you think the new man could be in Nikki’s life? Let us know!

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Katie Louise
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Katie Louise

I am upset Melody was snubbed. She is more awesome and amazing each year! She has kept me glued to Y&R! I happen to love Nikki away from Victor. Melody looks gorgeous these days too! Ok, I am so looking forward to Deacon getting some competition! I wonder if it is this new guy coming on the show as the veterinarian (ok, I read rumors and spoilers).
Congratulations on her daughter having twins! No way is Melody going to be a (ok, I’m sputtering around like Phyllis on Y&R) grand_____.

ethel
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ethel

i really think this 3rd man will be jack abbot & if it is i can not wait to see how it plays out!!

Sarah
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Sarah

What a wonderful, classy interview ! MTS deserved the nom, but I love how she takes it all in stride ! 🙂

eileen caverly
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eileen caverly

They could put Niki with anyone as long as it’s not Victor. Victor is starting to look a lot older and I think Niki should be with someone younger. Only one thing that Niki needs, because she is a sharp woman – get her some good undergarments.

kay killgore
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kay killgore

I knew it was all politics she has ben great this year! Classy enough to not whine about it! GO Melody!

Ann
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Ann

I think the mystery man is Jack too. In Victor’s Christmas episode, Jack and Nikki were married so I’m thinking that was a huge hint of what is to come. Jack would be awesome helping Nikki in her recovery.

Kalamaty
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Kalamaty

That’s an awesome interview! I love how she is so non-chalant about not getting the Emmy nom, but it sucks for her fans because we would love to see her get the accolades that she SO richly deserves for her years long portrayal of Nikki. BTW…. she is looking EXTRA gorgeous these days, now I know why!! Right on Melody….. she is absolutely fit and fabulous at 55!

mike
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mike

My guess is Tucker, the actor doesn’t have chemistry with anyone else on the show why not try Nikki.

notme
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notme

Good for you classy Melody, you don’t an award to know your work is appreciated, Love You!!

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DAYS Mike Manning On Role in Film ‘Son of the South’: “I Hope it Strengthens the Dialogue Our Country is Currently Having About the Fight for Equality on All Fronts”

Days of our Lives Mike Manning (Charlie) has been one busy actor; not only appearing on the NBC daytime drama series and in the digital drama series, The Bay, but also in the new film Son of the South.

The film will be released on February 5th and was executive produced by Oscar-winning director, Spike Lee.  In story, Son of the South is about the grandson of a Klansman who comes of age in the deep south and eventually joins the Civil Rights Movement. The film is based on Bob Zellner’s autobiography “The Wrong Side of Murder Creek.”

Manning plays the role of Townsend Ellis, and the actor took to his Twitter account on Monday, during Martin Luther King Day, to let his fans know to be on the lookout for the film and why it is such an important piece for our time.   

Mike expressed: ” I think #MLKDay  is a good day to tell you “Son of The South” will be out Feb. 5th. I hope it strengthens the dialogue our country is currently having about the fight for equality on all fronts. Exec produced by Oscar-winner Spike Lee. Proud of this one.@son_movie”

You can check out a trailer for Son of the South below, along with Manning’s tweet.

So, have you been enjoying Mike’s work on DAYS? What do you think of his message sent out yesterday on these important moments of our time? Share your thoughts via the comment section,

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TONIGHT: DAYS Lamon Archey on CW’s ‘All American’

Monday night, January 18th, Days of our Lives, Lamon Archey (Eli Grant) returns to the CW’s All American (8 p.m. ET) in his recurring role of Superintendent D’Angelo Carter.  Archey, first appeared on the prime time series, back on the season two finale.

In a promo teasing tonight’s episode it says, “Grace won’t let him get to her that easily.”

Karimah Westbrook stars in the series.  Will sparks ignite between Grace and D’Angelo?

Check out the tease for tonight’s All American below.

Then let us know if you are looking forward to seeing Lamon in his primetime role via the comment section.

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Soap Alums Tom Pelphrey, Justin Hartley & William Fichtner Receive 26th Annual Critics Choice Award TV Nominations

Nominations were unveiled on Monday for the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards in the field of Television.

Netflix Ozark and The Crown scored the most nominations with six each.   The award winners will be revealed along with the film categories (those nominations will be released on February 7th) on March 7th in a ceremony on the CW and will be hosted by Taye Diggs.

Some very familiar faces to daytime fans are in the running in some major categories.   First, Tom Pelphrey (Ex-Jonathan, GL, Mick, ATWT) who gave one of the most talked about performances of 2020 in Ozark was nominated along with Justin Hartley (Ex-Adam, Y&R, Ex-Passions, Ex-Revenge)  for his star-turn in This Is Us, for Best Supporting Actor in a a Drama Series.

Meanwhile on the comedy side, former As the World Turns actor, William Fichtner (Ex-Josh) scored for his work in the CBS’ Mom, in the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy series category.

This Is Us’, Sterling K. Brown also received a nomination in the Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work as Randall Pearson, and the series is also in the running for Best Drama Series.

Below are the full nominations in the running with Pelphrey, Hartley and Fichtner.  You can check out the complete nominations in all categories here.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul (AMC)
Justin Hartley – This Is Us (NBC)
John Lithgow – Perry Mason (HBO)
Tobias Menzies – The Crown (Netflix)
Tom Pelphrey – Ozark (Netflix)
Michael K. Williams – Lovecraft Country (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

William Fichtner – Mom (CBS)
Harvey Guillén – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Daniel Levy – Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Alex Newell – Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC)
Mark Proksch – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Andrew Rannells – Black Monday (Showtime) 

So will you be rooting for Tom or Justin to take hone the Critics Choice Award in the Supporting Actor Drama category? Let us know via the comment section below.

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