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Daytime Emmy Awards winners: 'Bold and the Beautiful,' 'As the World Turns' and ...

June 27, 2010 |  8:45 pm

"As the World Turns" was just canceled after 53 years on TV, but it received two major consolation prizes at the Daytime Emmys. The soap opera won the trophies for best actor Michael Park and lead actress Maura West when the awards were bestowed Sunday night at the Las Vegas Hilton.

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"We had to say goodbye to over 60 members of our family on Wednesday," Park said tearfully, accepting the first Emmy of his career. "It was heartbreaking, and I pray you never have to endure what we endured on Wednesday.… I can't think of a better way to say goodbye to a 13-year run on a 53-year-old show than this right here. Thank you so much."

"The Bold and the Beautiful" won best drama series for a second year in a row after previously never claiming the top Emmy since its launch in 1987.

Below are other victors. More winners were announced last week at the Creative Arts Awards.See The Envelope's full list here.

"The Bold and the Beautiful"

Maura West, "As the World Turns"

Michael Park, "As the World Turns"

Billy Miller, "The Young and the Restless"

Julie Pinson, "As the World Turns"

Julie Marie Berman, "General Hospital"

Drew Tyler Bell, "The Bold and the Beautiful"

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Gold Derby nuggets: Justin Bieber rocks Much Music Awards | 'Red' in the black | 'Mad Men' returns July 25

June 21, 2010 |  3:42 pm

Justin Bieber Much Music Awards • Hometown favorite Justin Bieber was a big winner at Sunday's Much Music Awards in Toronto. These kudos are the Canadian equivalent of the MTV VMAs. Bieber won for best video by a Canadian ("One More Time"), favorite video ("Baby"), and favorite new artist. "It's my first award, and to have it in Canada is just amazing," Bieber told the crowd. "I want to say thank you to all my fans who got me in this position." Teen queen Miley Cyrus, who also performed and presented, won best international video for "Party in the U.S.A" which she dedicated it to her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus. NY DAILY NEWS

•  Alan Sepinwall has been busy as of late compiling his wish list for the upcoming Emmy Awards nominations. While he was able to winnow the supporting races to a half dozen would-be contenders, he admits, "lead drama actor, on the other hand, was a real bear, so much so that I'm actually going to write a few words about some of the people I just couldn't find room for on the list, and why. You may not agree with those rationalizations, and there may be times when I don't, either, but I had to find some way to cut this puppy down to six names, and these were the reasons that made sense to me as I did it." Among those actors he dropped: "Lost" leading man Matthew Fox and Kyle Chandler of "Friday Night Lights." HIT FIX

• Popeater began a Facebook campaign to boost the profile of "Friday Night Lights" star quarterback Zach Gifford and land him a supporting actor nomination at the Emmy Awards. Mike Hess, who writes for this offshoot of AOL, was impressed by Gifford's performance in a recent episode where his character comes to terms with the death of his father. For Hess, "Gifford ran the gamut of emotions in a way that few actors as young as he is (or older, even) ever could. Brutal sadness, confusion, tension-cutting laughter: They were all there, and all executed in perfect real-life harmony." Monday marks the end of the nomination phase with the results announced July 8. POPEATER

Red Playbill • One week before its limited run on Broadway ends, the producers of the Tony-winning best play "Red" announced it had recouped its $2.25 million investment. This two-hander about abstract artist Mark Rothko and his assistant is by John Logan, who was Oscar-nominated for scripting best picture champ "Gladiator" and best pic nominee "The Aviator." The West End transfer of "Red" won five of its other six Tony bids -- featured actor (Eddie Redmayne), director (Michael Grandage), lighting design (Neil Austin), scenic design (Christopher Oram) and sound design (Adam Cork). PLAYBILL

Greg Ellwood recaps the 30 bold-faced names who impressed the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce enough to receive stars on the Walk of Fame. "This year's group will feature the first 'family' induction with Bruce Dern, Diane Ladd and Laura Dern all laying down their stars at the same time. Other intriguing nominees include Oprah Winfrey, 'American Idol' creator Simon Fuller, Tina Fey, Penelope Cruz and The Muppets. In general, all the nominees have five years to set an induction date or the honor will, um, 'expire.' All honorees are selected in one of five categories: Motion Pictures, Television, Recording, Radio and Live Performance/Theatre. No radio inductees made the cut this year." HIT FIX

• Nominees Wayne Brady (“Let’s Make a Deal”) and Alex Trebek (“Jeopardy”) along with 2003 supporting actress champ Vanessa Marcil (“General Hospital”) have been added to the list of presenters at Sunday's Daytime Emmy Awards. The 37th annual edition of this kudocast airs live on CBS from Las Vegas and will be hosted by Regis Philbin. TV BY THE NUMBERS

Kraig Becker reports that the Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove" is "stirring up controversy in Japan, where several theaters, including one on an U.S. Army base, have removed it from their screens, while others decide if they should risk showing it all. Last week, three theaters pulled the film, which depicts the annual dolphin slaughter in a Japanese village, after they received a number of protests and angry phone calls from nationalist political groups. That caused 23 other theaters to reconsider showing the movie as well." GADLING

Mad-men-season-4-poster • "Mad Men" returns to AMC on July 25 for a fourth season. The two-time Emmy winner for best drama series is likely to contend again this year for its third season. Andrea Reiher analyzes the first promotional poster for the upcoming episodes. "Rather than last year's image of Don Draper calmly smoking a cigarette amidst rising water, this one shows a solo Don Draper staring contemplatively out the window of his empty office. At the end of Season 3, Don left Sterling Cooper, the ad agency he has worked for since the show's inception, to strike out on his own. He also agreed to give his unhappy housewife Betty a divorce." ZAP2IT

• "True Blood" has barely begun its third season on HBO, but the paycaster has already renewed it for a fourth year. This news is not so surprising when you consider that Sunday's premiere drew 5.1 million viewers. That was up 38% from last season, which is the one in the running for this year's Emmy Awards. The first season of the show was snubbed last year despite Anna Paquin winning a Golden Globe and the show contending there as well.

Top photo: Justin Bieber at the 2009 Much Music Awards. Credit: Much Music.

Middle photo: "Red" playbill. Credit: Golden Theater.

Bottom photo: "Mad Men" poster. Credit: AMC.

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Is Ellen DeGeneres wimping out at the Daytime Emmys?

May 12, 2010 |  6:30 pm

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"I didn't submit myself for the 'Best Talk Show Host' Emmy this year," Ellen DeGeneres said at her website today when her name was missing from the list of Daytime Emmy nominations. "I feel my steroid use gives me an unfair advantage."

Well, Ellen's steroid use didn't help her last year when she lost the Daytime Emmy for best host to the gals of "The View."

Prior to that, Ellen won the host award four years in a row. Are we now to believe — her steroid joshing aside — that she's "pulling an Oprah"? That is, presumably stepping aside in order to let other people win? That's what most people assumed today when the news broke that she didn't enter her name. However, Ellen's and Oprah Winfrey's actions may not be all that noble when you examine them closely.

When Oprah pulled out of the Daytime Emmys race for talk host in 1999, she had won the previous year, but in a tie with Rosie O'Donnell. The following year, when she yanked her TV program from competing for best talk show, it had lost twice in a row (1998, 1999) to Rosie's yakfest.

Are both Ellen and Oprah secretly furious that they no longer dominate a contest, so, diva style, they quit the game entirely to avoid further humiliation? For now, Ellen is still permitting her own talk show to compete in the program category, where it's lost the past two years after winning four years in a row (2004-2007). Next, will Ellen yank it from the program contest like Oprah did after multiple losses?

When Candice Bergen withdrew from the prime-time Emmy race in 1996, it was immediately after her fifth victory for lead comedy actress in "Murphy Brown." She's reentered the Emmy derby since then, nabbing two noms in the supporting race for "Boston Legal" (2006, 2008), but no wins.

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Daytime Emmy nominations snub Anthony Geary and (oh, no!) poor Betty White

May 12, 2010 |  9:48 am

The soap operas leading the Daytime Emmy nominations are "General Hospital" (18) and "The Young and the Restless" (16). Also up for best drama series: "All My Children" and "The Bold and the Beautiful." "Glaring omissions," according to Nelson Branco of TV Guide Canada: "One Life to Live" and "Days of Our Lives."

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Major snubs are the big story. Among stars who failed to reap bids are some past Daytime Emmy super-champs like Anthony Geary of "General Hospital," who holds the record for most victories among lead actors (six), five-time winner David Canary of "All My Children" and four-time victor Susan Flannery of "The Bold and the Beautiful." Four-time winner Ellen DeGeneres isn't nominated for best TV talk-show host, but that's because the four-time past champ withdrew her name from competition this year. DeGeneres' self-titled talk show was entered in the program race and did receive a bid.

Oh, yeah, and Susan Lucci ("All My Children") wasn't nominated either, but that's become routine in recent years. Three-time champ Christian LeBlanc ("The Young and the Restless") didn't make the cut either, but he didn't submit his name for competition.

It's shocking that Betty White wasn't nominated for one of the most prominent story lines in soaps over the last year. She portrayed the nasty mother of Stephanie (Susan Flannery) on "The Bold and the Beautiful," who ultimately died in her daughter's arms. Given her recent success hosting "Saturday Night Live," there's been a strong push for White to emcee the Daytime Emmy ceremony to be aired on June 27 by CBS. Now that seems unlikely.

However, the current crop of Daytime Emmy nominations does welcome lots of newcomers, including "The Dr. Oz Show" (best talk show) and Bonnie Hunt (talk show host).

See a full list of nominees here. Below are some sample views of our forum posters. See more here.

BC: No East Coast soaps (although "AMC" is nominated for last year, which was produced in NYC). For the first time in seven years, we'll have a new winner for lead actor … "GH" will win Series for sure.

Addie Love: Lead actress: Love all the nominations. Glad to see Cooper and Flannery left. I think Maura West will take it.

jurisdoctor07: These Emmys are random. "Wheel of Fortune" gets shut out year after year, and now it suddenly has four nominations?

Allan: Biggest disappointment: "Days of Our Lives" should be best show in a landslide and its failure to garner a series nod is disgraceful.

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Daytime Emmys rescued from oblivion by CBS

April 23, 2010 |  1:13 pm

Daytime Emmy Awards The Daytime Emmys are returning to CBS for the first time since 2007. The kudos will be handed out on June 27 in a prime-time ceremony airing live from the Las Vegas Hilton. Nominations for the 37th annual edition of these TV honors will be announced May 12.

In recent years, the Daytime Emmys presentation has suffered from declining ratings as daytime audiences have dwindled. Last year, these awards suffered the ignominy of being doled out on the CW network during the doldrums of summer. The Aug. 30 airing attracted only 2.68 million viewers, about half the number who watched when the show aired on ABC in June 2008.

Throughout the 1990s and the early part of this decade, the three oldest broadcast networks rotated the awards, drawing audiences in excess of 10 million until 2003. NBC dropped out of the pool the following year when viewership dipped to 8.4 million. CBS stuck with it until the June 2007 telecast was watched by only 8.3 million people

This year, there were widespread rumors that the Daytime Emmys would either be picked up by the little-viewed Soapnet cable channel or else give up the ghost entirely. Salvation came Friday with the CBS announcement, which makes sense because the eye web wants to bolster a dying TV genre. There are only seven soaps left on TV nowadays, but CBS airs the two most watched -- "The Young & the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful."

While "Y&R" has won seven best drama series Emmys over the years, it took "The Bold and the Beautiful" more than two decades until it finally prevailed last year. "B&B" had been nominated for the top Emmy three previous times, but many award gurus believed it might never win, being a half-hour program competing against one-hour rivals.

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'Daytime Emmys will go on' … and with a new voting system

March 18, 2010 |  1:06 pm

"Daytime Emmys will go on, but on which network remains a question," says Variety. "The New York-based National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is in negotiations with at least two networks, according to sources. What is likely is that the ceremony will air June 27 (a Sunday) in the West, likely at the Las Vegas Hilton."

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That's good news because some cynics claimed that the award show might not find any telecaster after its precipitous Nielsen fall in recent years. Back in 2000, the awardscast drew 13 million viewers on ABC. In 2008, it drew just 5.4 million on the same TV network. When it moved to cable last year, landing on the CW, it was seen by merely 2.7 million.

"The program didn't even manage a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49, squeaking out an anemic 0.6/2. Among adults 25-54, the show did just a bit better at a 0.8/2," adds Variety.

Variety also reports that the Daytime Emmys have changed the voting system used to determine who prevails in the acting races.

"The previous procedure included a pre-nomination process in which each soap opera selected two (occasionally three) actors for each performing category," notes the trade paper. "Then, those performers would submit a reel of their work to determine who the final nominees (and winners) would be.

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Daytime Emmys narrow down field with pre-nomination ballot

March 2, 2010 |  1:25 pm

Daytime Emmys The list of performers who made the semi-final cut for consideration for the Daytime Emmys has been released. As per the announcement from the TV academy: "A preliminary drama performer ballot containing each of the six performer categories was assigned to all registered, eligible peer voters from NATAS and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. This ballot contained the full list of all entrants submitted from each show and each voter was entitled to select as many candidates as they believed worthy of Emmy consideration. The candidates below who received the highest number of votes for each show in each category now advance to the final at-home screening round. This round, due to be conducted in March and April, 2010, will determine both nominees and winners." See the list at WeLoveSoaps.

However, it turns out the nominating process was even more complex than detailed above. Our good pal Nelson Branco pens a column for TV Guide Canada devoted to daytime dramas and what follows are his initial comments on the nominating process:

Game change, much? Every year, NATAS changes their controversial rules in order to ensure the most accurate results, but it appears one modification may have actually -- egad! -- worked in the Academy’s favour this time. While some, if not all soaps, still bloc-voted in some manner (a few actors told Soapgeist they were unaware of the rule changes and only voted in their in-studio pre-nom vote and not the real ballot -- d'oh!), the majority of show runners were shocked to see who made the industry approved pre-nom ballot after the reveal Friday.

As we all know, certain agendas, politics, and personal issues interfere with nominating the most deserving of performers (for example, Eric Braeden and Trevor St. John), but it was a different story this year when the soap business voted and not just the individual show casts.

Nelson then delineates the differences between the individual show votes and the industry-wide one using "One Life to Live" as an example. He concludes:

By letting the industry vote, it’s clear which pre-nominees have the best chance of earning final nominations without getting anyone’s hopes up unfairly. It’s too bad Trevor St. John, who consistently failed to win the support of his cast come Emmy time, didn’t throw his name in for contention because he’s highly respected and loved by other soaps.

However, this “new” rule doesn’t always work for everyone. Over the weekend, Soapgeist learned that Y&R king Eric Braeden did submit himself for Emmy consideration but failed to show up on the pre-nom ballot.

Below are some reax from our forum posters. See more here.

OLTLfan: Happy to see both Kish boys, Smith, VerDorn and Woods and Kirsten. I can't believe Eddie Alderson didn't make it. And how'd Slezak make it in over Lozano and Strasser without any material?

EmmyLoser: Overall, I really like these! Great to see Sharon Case make the cut in lead for "Y&R," and I think Haiduk and Mitchell are the right choices in the tough battle for supporting actress slots at "Y&R." I'm also happy Minshew is competing in lead. Betty White is on fire, and I'm loving it.

East/west: I would've not prenom Thorsten. John Aniston is a surprise and if tradition is correct he’ll be nominated, b/c so far a veteran "Days" actor has been nom here …. Florencia Lozano should've been here instead of Erika Slezak … Jeanne Cooper needs to stop.


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Photo: Emmy Awards statue. Credit: NATAS

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Gold Derby nuggets: 'Avatar' & 'Hurt Locker' win with guilds | Barbara Walters ends Oscars specials | Emmy champ David Canary leaving 'AMC'

February 15, 2010 |  4:29 pm

The Hurt Locker poster • The Art Directors Guild went with the only Oscar nominees contending in the categories of fantasy film -- "Avatar" -- and period picture -- "Sherlock Holmes" -- at its 14th annual kudosfest Saturday. No contemporary films -- including category winner  "The Hurt Locker" -- are in the running at the Oscars, where "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," "Nine" and "The Young Victoria" round out the field. Last year "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" won with both groups, while in 2007 "Sweeney Todd" won the Oscar and "There Will Be Blood" took the ADG period prize. ADG

• "The Hurt Locker" edged two of its editing Oscar rivals -- "Avatar" and "District 9" -- as well as "Star Trek" and "Up in the Air" to win the drama category at the 60th annual American Cinema Editors awards on Sunday. The Oscar editing race also includes the cutters for "Inglourious Basterds" and "Precious." Since 1990, the film that came up with the ACE went on to win best picture 13 times. In three of the five years when the ACE barometer was wrong, the editing winner was at least a contender for best picture. The exceptions -- in 2007, when neither "The Bourne Ultimatum" nor "Sweeney Todd" made the final five at the Oscars, and 1999, when the same fate befell "The Matrix" and "Being John Malkovich." The other ACE winners -- "The Hangover" (comedy), "Up" (animated) and "The Cove" (documentary). ACE

Brent Lang reports from Monday's Oscars nominees luncheon: "Directors, actors, and actresses from several of the top films in contention for Academy Awards this year took time out from what was being billed as an informal get together (albeit it one with a red carpet and security worthy of a State of the Union address) to answer questions from a gaggle of reporters about the Oscar ride, getting into character and, of course, what they planned to wear on the big night." Among the tidbits he heard: "Christoph Waltz admits his language skills help with seduction. Vera Farmiga urges flyers not to get behind her baby carriage during check-in. Woody Harrelson isn't clearing off space on his trophy shelf. Carey Mulligan has been stalking Kathryn Bigelow and bumping asses with Quentin Tarantino." THE WRAP

Barbara-walters-mickey-rourke • News doyenne Barbara Walters announced on "The View" Monday morning that her upcoming Oscar night gabfest will be the last after a 29-year run. Her final guests will include Oscar front-runners Sandra Bullock ("The Blind Side") and Mo'Nique ("Precious"). As per the press release, "Walters launched her Oscar night special in 1981 with interviews from Hollywood superstar Brooke Shields and her mother, Teri, country singer Loretta Lynn, 'Dallas' actress Linda Gray, music icon Ringo Starr and model/actress Barbara Bach." The Oscar connection that year was that Sissy Spacek would win the lead actress Academy Award for playing Lynn in "Coal Miner's Daughter." Today Walters said, “This special has been a labor of love for 29 years. I will always remember when Hugh Jackman gave me a private lap dance, or sitting down with the legendary Bette Davis, or being taught to tango by Al Pacino. It’s those priceless moments that have made this special the Oscar tradition that it has become, but I truly feel enough is enough.”

Michael Cieply sat down with rookie producers for the Oscars Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman. "A film producer by trade -- his 'Corlaine' was nominated this year as best animated feature -- Mr. Mechanic has become the Oscar show’s time cop. The 24 awards, he said, will be allotted four and a half minutes each, for a total of one hour and 48 minutes, if all the speeches are tight. The show’s 13 'acts' -- the singing, dancing and jokes -- get 31 minutes in all. 'How do we get rid of things nobody notices?' is Mr. Shankman’s description of Mr. Mechanic’s favorite question about the show. One such cut: What the two of them describe as introductions of introductions, something Mr. Mechanic found, in an intensive review of the last 13 shows, can add 15 minutes to a broadcast." NEW YORK TIMES

Scott Feinberg has two in-depth interviews with Oscar lead actor contenders Jeff Bridges ("Crazy Heart") and Colin Firth ("A Single Man"). Scott chatted with both of them in the green room of the Lobero Theatre just before their respective tributes from the Santa Barbara filmfest. AND THE WINNER IS

David Canary Emmy Awards • Five-time Emmy champ David Canary is leaving "All My Children" after 27 years. Playing twins Adam and Stuart Chandler netted the actor 11 nominations. But now that the ABC soap has shifted from shooting in Gotham to the L.A., Canary is flying the coop. As Allison Walman writes, " Losing Canary is a major blow. He is not the kind of actor who can be replaced with another star. That doesn't mean the soap won't try, but the scuttlebutt is that when David stops shooting in March, Adam will leave Pine Valley alive. As such, the door will be left open in case Canary changes his mind or chooses to return for a visit ... maybe even an extended visit that would be a story arc?" TV SQUAD

Steve Pond reports that double Oscar nominee Kathryn Bigelow ("The Hurt Locker") has her next job lined up -- "directing the pilot for 'The Miraculous Year,' a potential HBO series created, written and executive produced by John Logan. The series is reportedly a character-driven, contemporary look at the arenas of art and theater -- or, as HBO describes it, 'an examination of a New York family as seen through the lens of a charismatic, self-destructive Broadway composer.'" And, Pond says, "After shooting the pilot, Bigelow is expected to re-team with 'Hurt Locker' screenwriter Mark Boal on 'Triple Frontier,' which is set in a South American hotbed of drugs and crime near the borders of Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina. THE ODDS

Top photo: "The Hurt Locker" poster. Credit: Summit

Middle photo: Barbara Walters and Mickey Rourke on the 2009 Oscar night special. Credit: ABC

Bottom photo: David Canary at the 28th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Credit: NBC


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Transcript: Our chat during the Daytime Emmy Awards

August 29, 2009 |  9:42 pm

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More than 600 people joined the chat session we conducted live during the Daytime Emmy telecast on Sunday night. Check out the transcript below.

Here is our exclusive report on who won and what occurred during the ceremony. If you're curious to know who we expected to win in advance of the show, snoop through our posters' predix in these categories: best drama series, lead actor, lead actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, younger actor, younger actress, talk show (entertainment). talk show (informative), talk show host, game show, drama writing, drama directing

See more about the Daytime Emmy in our forums, which are always buzzing with chat about all showbiz awards.


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Predictions: Who'll reap Daytime Emmy nominations

May 13, 2009 | 12:47 pm

Now that the soap bubble has burst for "Guiding Light" on CBS, it won't be nominated for best drama series when the Daytime Emmy bids are released on Thursday, according to Nelson Branco of TV Guide Canada. He believes that contest will consist of four of these five contenders: "All My Children," "The Bold and the Beautiful," "General Hospital," "One Life to Live" and "The Young and the Restless."

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Ideally, Katherine Kelly Lang ("The Bold and the Beautiful") and Judith Chapman ("General Hospital") should be nommed at the Daytime Emmys  for best actress, but Nelson believes they'll be skunked by five of these seven gals: Debbi Morgan ("All My Children"), Maura West ("As the World Turns"), Elizabeth Hubbard ("One Life to Live"), Susan Flannery ("The Bold and the Beautiful"), Kim Zimmer ("Guiding Light"), Susan Haskell ("One Life to Live") and Jeanne Cooper ("The Young and the Restless").

Nominees in some major Daytime Emmy categories will be unveiled during the fourth hour of the "Today" show on NBC (9-10 a.m. EST). The rest will be trumpeted at 6 p.m. during a party at the Hearst Tower in New York City, hosted by "Guiding Light" stars Robert Newman and Kim Zimmer plus the casts of "Sesame Street" and "The Muppets." See more of Nelson's predix here. Check out the predictions of our forum posters here.

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CW network to telecast Daytime Emmys in late August

March 25, 2009 | 10:14 am

Gold Derby has learned exclusively that the Daytime Emmys will be held in Los Angeles in late summer, probably on Aug. 31 at the Orpheum Theatre, telecast by the CW network. Some details are still sketchy, but the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences hopes to have everything ironed out and unveiled by late next week.


The fate of the soap opera Emmycast has been a virtual soap opera itself this past year after ABC, CBS and NBC, which used to air the Emmys on a rotating basis, decided not to telecast this year due to a recent decline in Nielsen ratings. The fact that the CW has picked up the telecast is great news for the award franchise, since the network, famous for hip shows like "Gossip Girl" and "America's Next Top Model," targets the young demographic needed to bolster the declining genre of soaps and other daytime fare. While the CW does not air traditional daytime soaps like "The Young and the Restless" (arguably, "Gossip Girl" is a prime-time version), it does telecast programs like "Judge Mathis" and "Maury" in many TV markets that compete at the Daytime Emmys.

Today DVD samples of award competitors' work are being shipped to voters for evaluation. Ballots will go out in a week or so and are due back by April 20. Again, this year there will be just one round of voting, so whoever receives the highest judging scores over the next few weeks will win, but we won't know that outcome till Aug. 31.

Meantime, nominees will be announced May 14. About a half-dozen top categories, like drama series, talk shows and lead acting, will be unveiled during the fourth hour of the "Today" show on NBC. Another half-dozen categories, like supporting acting, will be announced during a reception at the Hearst Building in New York that evening, followed by the release of the full list of nominees a few minutes later.

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Daytime Emmys pre-noms lists leaked: Who's in, who got skunked

January 19, 2009 |  8:45 am


Nelson Branco of TV Guide Canada confessed he had a "nervous breakdown" after getting his "dirty hands" on the Daytime Emmy pre-nom lists of "One Life to Live" and "The Young and the Restless."

The lists contain the names of stars who the TV series recommend for nominations. Each cast endorses two thesps per category. In the lead diva clawfest, "The Young and the Restless" advanced last year's champ Jeanne Cooper plus Judith Chapman. "One Life to Live" opted for Kassie DePaiva and Susan Haskell. In the lead-actor slugfest, "The Young and the Restless" chose Peter Bergman and Christian LeBlanc, "One Life to Live" picked for Bob Woods and Michael Easton.

Poor Nelson is outraged over the "One Life to Live" snubs: Trevor St. John (Todd), Erika Slezak (Viki), and Melissa Fumero (ex-Adriana). His Suds Report column fumes that the "Young and Restless" oversights are "even worse": Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki), Eric Braeden (Victor) and Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe) failed to make the list.

"The Suds Report is trying to learn if the aforementioned actors submitted their names for Emmy contention," Nelson adds. "Make sure you’re sitting down when you see who Y&R pre-nominated for outstanding supporting actress!"

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