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38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Nominations for the 38th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced last week. The following is a list of the categories that you will be most interested in, along with a few that you probably won't be and will likely never see announced during the Emmy telecast. For more information and to see a complete list of nominees go to http://www.emmyonline.org




Outstanding Lead Actress

Alicia Minshew (Kendall) AMC
Debbi Morgan (Angie) AMC
Colleen Zenk (Barbara) ATWT
Susan Flannery (Stephanie) B&B
Laura Wright (Carly) GH
Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) Y&R


Outstanding Lead Actor

Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake) AMC
Michael Park (Jack) ATWT
James Scott (EJ) DOOL
Maurice Benard (Sonny) GH
Christian LeBlanc (Michael) Y&R

Supporting Actress

Melissa Claire Egan (Annie) AMC
Julie Pinson (Janet) ATWT
Heather Tom (Katie) B&B
Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) GH
Bree Williamson (Jessica) OLTL
Tricia Cast (Nina) Y&R

Supporting Actor

Jonathan Jackson (Lucky) GH
Jason Thompson (Patrick) GH
Brian Kerwin (Charlie) OLTL
Doug Davidson (Paul) Y&R
Billy Miller (Billy) Y&R

Younger Actress

Brittany Allen (Marisa) AMC
Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina) GH
Emily O'Brien (Jana) Y&R

Younger Actor

Scott Clifton (Liam) B&B
Chandler Massey (Will) DOOL
Chad Duell (Michael) GH

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design

All My Children
The Bold and the Beautiful
General Hospital
One Life to Live
The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Achievement for a Casting Director

All My Children
General Hospital
One Life to Live
The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design

All My Children
The Bold and the Beautiful
General Hospital 
The Young and the Restless

 Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team

The Bold and the Beautiful
General Hospital
One Life to Live
The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team

As the World Turns
The Bold and the Beautiful
Days of Our Lives
The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling 

All My Children
The Bold and the Beautiful
One Life to Live
The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction

All My Children
General Hospital
One Life to Live
The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Achievement in Live & Direct To Tape Sound Mixing


All My Children
General Hospital
One Life to Live
The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Achievement in Makeup

All My Children
The Bold and the Beautiful
One Life to Live
The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing

The Bold and the Beautiful
General Hospital
One Life to Live
The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction And Composition

The Bold and the Beautiful
Days of Our Lives
General Hospital
The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Original Song

General Hospital - "Bad for You" by Rick Krizman
General Hospital - "Home Again" by Robert Hartry
One Life to Live - "Starr X'd Lovers" by Michele Vice-Maslin, Chuck Wild, and Dorian Cheah

Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control

The Bold and the Beautiful
Days of Our Lives
General Hospital
The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Stunt Coordination

General Hospital
One Life to Live
The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Special Class Short Format Daytime

Gotham
Venice


Outstanding Drama Series



All My Children
The Bold and the Beautiful
General Hospital
The Young and the Restless



I was surprised to see that the What If? series was nominated in the New Approaches-Daytime Entertainment category. I'm not sure I even remember this category, but since ABC is in the process of cancelling their soaps I am guessing we won't be seeing What If? again. It's too bad because that was a really innovative idea and it could have easily translated across all networks. 

General Hospital is nominated in the Outstanding Promotional Announcement-Episodic category for the "Brenda's Back" promo. Say what you will about General Hospital but they do have some intriguing promos. I have to say though I am surprised this particular one got nominated for an Emmy. I wouldn't rank that as being one of their best.  

Since I don't watch all the soaps it would be unfair of me to comment on who I think is most deserving of an Emmy this year. I will say that I would like Laura Wright to win simply because I have admired her work for years and I think this nomination is long overdue. I also would like to see Chad Duell win in the younger actor category. As annoying as Michael is right now, Chad has done an outstanding job in that role, especially considering that he stepped into it in the middle of an ongoing storyline and was given complex material right up front. Of course no matter who walks away with an Emmy this is likely to be a bittersweet awards show with three canceled soaps being recognized. In addition there are people nominated who have either left their respective shows or are getting ready to. To add insult to injury, Wayne Brady, the host of Let's Make a Deal, aka Guiding Light's replacement, will be hosting the Emmys. I have nothing against Wayne Brady, in fact I'm a fan and I'm sure he will do a wonderful job as host; but I'm also sure soap fans are not going to appreciate yet another reminder of what has been lost.

So there you have it - the list of nominees, at least soap opera related nominees. Who are your picks to win? Any favorites? Anyone you think was overlooked? Sound off in the comment section.

Comments

  1. I'm a little puzzled why Maurice Bernard was nominated but anyway, glad to see the other actors (Joshua Jackson, Nancy Lee Grahn) were nominated. Hope they win.

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  2. Hi Peggy!

    I was a little surprised he was nominated as well. Then again I'm not really sure what reel he submitted either.

    Thanks for commenting!

    Paula

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  3. It does suck that we won't see more of What If. It would have been nice if they went beyond the elevator and plane scenes. It was fun seeing the characters from different soaps interact with each other. I loved the one with Spinelli and Todd.

    I'm baffled about James Scott's nomination. They should create a whole new category for him since outstanding he isn't. I'm not even sure if I'd like him on something else but I can't stand him in this role. I hated Alistair Crane but at least he was played by a good actor once they decided to give the character a face.

    I'm a bit torn in the lead actress category since I really like most of the choices. They showed that one commercial with Laura so many times I kind of felt like I watched GH and got sick of her talking about getting revenge on Dante which never made any sense to me. But I do know she's a good actress since I did watch her on Loving.

    I watched ages ago and started watching AMC again because of Lindsay but I've really enjoyed Alicia as Kendall. I did watch a bit when Sarah was Kendall. I just wish I started watching sooner since I've fallen in love with a lot of the characters in Pine Valley although I'm not sure what to make of the latest doppleganger. Tis the season. I'll make sure to peek outside before opening the door since I don't want to run into mine.

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  4. Hi Bard Girl!

    They sort of left What If? to be continued too didn't they? Wasn't the last episode the one with Kelly Monaco and Michael Easton? I really wanted to see the conclusion to that one too.

    I never understood the Carly revenge on Dante either. I hated that storyline in fact.


    Paula

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  5. Yeah I do think it was those two who I did love on Port Charles. I guess I'm just a sucker for vampires but it might have a little to do with Michael since I've had a bit of a crush on him since he was on Days as Tanner.

    I catch GH every so often but that never made sense to me. Carly and Sonny were the ones that screwed over their kid not Dante who was just trying to help although it backfired on him. Since it was self defense he wouldn't have had to go to prison in the first place if the cops were just called instead of hiding the body.

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  6. Hi Bard Girl!

    Loved them on Port Charles!

    I so agree with you about GH too. That whole Michael storyline and blaming Dante was just ridiculous.

    Paula

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