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37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

After watching tonight's Daytime Emmy Awards I would have to say that this year's broadcast was not much better than last year's. The extent that soaps are acknowledged on these shows continues to decrease and I fear it will only get worse. I remember when a clip of every actor's nominated performance was shown when their category was announced, now fans barely get a glimpse of the nominees and see nothing of their performances. The only exception is when the category for Outstanding Drama Series is announced and those clips do little to showcase the actors.

The red carpet pre-show was noticeably missing from tonight's broadcast. Last year's show on the CW at least had one of the those. I remember because it seemed like it served as more of a platform for the new fall shows than it actually celebrated the Emmys, but at least it aired.

I thought the Vegas acts tonight were a little distracting. I know that is where the Emmys were located but I didn't really see the purpose of tying "The Lion King," "The Blue Man Group," and "Cirque du Soleil" in with it. In fact once I bypassed all of that, along with the commercials, and announcements for talk shows and game shows it took me less than an hour to watch the entire show.

I can't say I was that surprised by tonight's winners, but I do wish more people from General Hospital had won because in my opinion their cast is among the best in daytime. And I was disappointed that Days of Our Lives wasn't even nominated in the category for Outstanding Drama Series. They have had a remarkable year and it should have been acknowledged as such.

In case you missed tonight's Emmy awards show or just need a quick recap of all the soap winners, here they are...

Supporting Actress
Julie Pinson as Janet
As the World Turns
Supporting Actor
Billy Miller as Billy
The Young and the Restless
Younger Actor
Drew Tyler Bell as Thomas
The Bold and the Beautiful
Younger Actress
Julie Berman as Lulu
General Hospital
Directing Team
General Hospital
Writing Team
The Bold and the Beautiful
Lead Actor
Michael Park as Jack
As the World Turns
Lead Actress
Maura West as Carly
As the World Turns
Outstanding Drama Series
The Bold and the Beautiful


  1. I agree with you about tonight's show. I miss seeing the clips of the nominees. I also am very sad that the ATWT tribute was soooo short! It's the longest running soap and deserved a lot more respect than it got! It worries me as well of the slow demise of daytime as we know it.

    But I will say Michael Park and Maura West winning speeches made a bit teary! So did the tribute to Dick Clark!

  2. Hi Brandy!

    I too thought the ATWT tribute was incredibly short. The clips for that were almost as short as the nomination clips for Outstanding Drama Series. And yes, Michael and Maura's speeches were really sad. Maura's little girl was beside herself. And the Dick Clark tribute was especially touching.


  3. I agree with you! And no mention of the late great Frances Reid.

  4. Hi Lindsay!

    Good catch, seems there should have been some sort of tribute there!


  5. Hi Paula!
    ITA with you on the Daytime Emmys!
    No red carpet show??? No In Memoriam??
    And ABC soaps were absolutely snubbed.
    I know you don't watch OLTL, but Bree Williamson in the supporting actress category and Brian Kerwin in the supporting actor category should have won, in my opinion.
    Actually, I think it should have been Bree and Carolyn Hennesy in a tie for Supporting Actress. They both are phenomenal!
    I also posted my take on Soapbox1 this morning.
    Unfortunately, I think this is a portent of things to come with soaps...the Emmys on a downhill spiral shows TPTB don't think they're important.

  6. Hi Michele!

    Thanks for commenting! On my way to read your post as we speak. :)

    Yeah, when I started going through the list of winners I was like wow CBS won in almost every category and they are getting rid of all their soaps. And I agree they are just chipping away at the soaps bit by bit, cancelling SOAPnet, skimpy awards shows, etc. Remember when they used to have Soap Opera Digest Awards? What happened to those?



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