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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.

Daytime Emmy Awards winners news

"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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Daytime Emmy predictions: Experts clash over who will win

June 26, 2010 | 10:18 am

After being dumped by the broadcast TV channels two years ago, the Daytime Emmy Awards were rescued by the CW network in 2009, but will return to CBS on Sunday at 9 p.m. EDT/PDT. The ceremony will be held in Las Vegas, emceed by Regis Philbin.

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Who's going to win? We set up a special forum thread where our posters carefully studied the episodes submitted to judges by the nominees as examples of their best work. After duplicating the voting process, our experts made gutsy predictions in all top races. We spotlight some races here at Gold Derby: best drama series, lead actor, lead actress and talk show/entertainment. See more in our forums.

Nelson Branco of TV Guide Canada agrees with our pundits that Crystal Chappell ("Guiding Light") will win best actress, but he disagrees with our gurus who say Michael Park ("As the World Turns") will triumph as best actor. Branco predicts the gold will go to three-time past champ Peter Bergman ("The Young and the Restless").

Branco picks "General Hospital" to prevail as best drama series for a record-setting eleventh time. ("The Young and the Restless" is in second place with seven victories.) So does one of our pundits, who is known as BC in our forums.

However, Matthew "Boidiva02" Cormier picks "The Bold and the Beautiful." See more of Branco's predix here.


Inside track: Daytime Emmys' race for best drama series

Daytime Emmy predictions: Rachael Ray's show will triumph again

Daytime Emmy predictions: 'Guiding Light' star Crystal Chappell will win best actress

Daytime Emmy predictions: 'As the World Turns' star Michael Park will win best actor

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Daytime Emmy predictions: 'As the World Turns' star Michael Park will win best actor

June 24, 2010 |  4:26 pm

Two of our forum posters agree that Michael Park ("As the World Turns") will win best actor at the Daytime Emmys this weekend. Both Matthew "Boidiva02" Cormier and Peter "Italian Stallion" Stallone viewed the same DVDs submitted to judges and express their views in depth below. Also see our posters' predix for best drama series and lead actress. Check out our special forum with predix in all races.

As the World Turns Michael Park

(Ranked by likelihood of winning)
1. Michael Park, "As the World Turns"
2. James Scott, "Days of Our Lives"
3. Doug Davidson, "Young and the Restless"
4. Peter Bergman, "Young and the Restless"
5. Jon Lindstorm, "As the World Turns"

MATTHEW'S COMMENTARY: The lead actor race this year is filled with industry veterans who are all well respected. Included among this esteemed group is multiple Emmy-winner Peter Bergman ("Young and the Restless"), multiple past nominee Michael Park ("As the World Turns"), previous nominees Doug Davidson ("Young and the Restless") and James Scott ("Days of Our Lives") and first-time nominee Jon Lindstorm ("As the World Turns").

Among this group, James Scott gives the most genuine and honest performance. Michael Park gives a great performance, but I feel myself connecting more to James Scott's reel.

Two nominees are not factors — Peter Bergman and Jon Lindstrom, who submitted less than thrilling tapes.  There are other factors working here, though, besides just the tapes. That "As the World Turns" is going off the air this September may bode well for Park, who has never won an Emmy in all his years of working on soaps. I think that this is a case where block voting will come into play. Because we have no nominees in this race from ABC, it will affect how the votes go. Assuming all of NBC's actors vote for James Scott, that leaves CBS' actors who will likely split their votes between Davidson and Park.

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Daytime Emmy predictions: 'Guiding Light' star Crystal Chappell will win best actress

June 23, 2010 |  6:50 am

Over the last month, many posters in our forums volunteered to view the episodes submitted to Daytime Emmy judges as examples of their best work. In an earlier post, they made informed predictions covering whidh show will win best drama series. Below, our poster named GL Fan and our message-boards moderator Matthew "Boidiva02" Cormier analyze and forecast the best-actress derby. Both agree that past winner of best supporting actress, Crystal Chappell ("Guiding Light"), will prevail in lead. See analysis of other categories in our special forum

Crystal chappell emmy

(Ranked by likelihood to win)
1.) Crystal Chappell, "Guiding Light"
2.) Maura West, "As the World Turns"
3.) Michelle Stafford, "The Young and the Restless"
4.) Bobbie Eakes, "All My Children"
5.) Sarah Brown, "General Hospital"

GLFAN'S COMMENTARY: All of this year's nominees are previous nominees in either the lead, supporting or younger actress categories. In fact, the only person in this category without a bronzed winged lady is "All My Children's" Bobbie Eakes. It doesn't look like Ms. Eakes will be taking home the Emmy this time around either, but her competition isn't nearly as severe as it has been in the past. Emmy heavy-hitters like Kim Zimmer, Susan Flannery, and Erika Slezak aren't on 2010's final ballot of five. What is even more shocking is that only two of these ladies had that "it" moment in their tape — you know, that shocking revelation that makes a tape jump alive from the regular boring hum drumness that can put Emmy voters to sleep after watching so many tapes.

Previous supporting-actress Emmy winner Crystal Chappell has one of those tapes. Her declaration of love to her "friend" Natalia is not only one of the most talked about moments in soaps last year, it's also one of the best played in all of these leading ladies' reels. Coupled with her poignant monologue in the graveyard and two earlier scenes with Jessica Leccia's Natalia and Emmy winner Justin Deas' Buzz, Chappel's tape is wrought with that soap-opera angst. The writing is surprisingly strong and gives the actress something to really sink her teeth into. It is in that tombstone monologue and later that pivotal scene where Olivia admits to Natalia on her wedding day that she is in love with her that Chappell shines brightest and secures this award.

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Inside track: Daytime Emmy race for best drama series

June 22, 2010 | 10:19 am

In anticipation of the Daytime Emmys this weekend, our forum posters have carefully evaluated the sample episodes submitted by nominees to the judges. We created a whole new message board just for that analysis. Below: discussion from that forum over what show will win best drama series. Matthew "Boidiva02" Cormier predicts "The Bold and the Beautiful" will prevail. Our poster known as BC picks "General Hospital."

General Hospital Bold and the Beautiful Daytime Emmy predictions

(Ranked by likelihood to win)
1. "The Bold and the Beautiful"
2. "The Young and the Restless"
3. "General Hospital"
4. "All My Children"

In most years, this is a race between two series: "General Hospital" (ABC) — which usually wows viewers with a specially produced stunt-laden, special-effects-driven episode — and CBS' "The Young and the Restless," which usually produces some big, heartfelt family drama featuring death and heartbreak to balance each other. This year is not like that at all. The two front-runners this year don't even include ABC's highest-rated soap opera. Instead, the nominees are CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless," and ABC's recently transported-to-Los Angeles "All My Children," which scored a pretty surprising nomination over fellow ABC soap "One Life to Live." ("One Life to Live" had been critically acclaimed all year long.) Also nominated is the previously mentioned "General Hospital," which is not a factor in the race at all this year.

If I were a betting man, my money this year would be on "The Bold and the Beautiful," which last year made history by becoming a victor for the first time. It also become the first half-hour soap opera to win this award since "Ryan's Hope" won in 1979.

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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."

Daytime Emmy nominations

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 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."

Emmy 19

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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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.


Slugfest at the Daytime Emmys: Christian LeBlanc vs. Anthony Geary

Truly bold Daytime Emmy predix: 'Bold and the Beautiful' will win best drama for the first time ever

Who'll win Daytime Emmy for best supporting actor: Van Hansis or Vincent Irizarry?

Daytime Emmy diva smackdown: Who'll win supporting actress?

Darin Brooks vs. Bryton McClure for Daytime Emmy as best younger actor

Julie Berman or Rachel Melvin to win Daytime Emmy as best younger actress?

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Daytime Emmy predix: 'Bold and the Beautiful' will win best writing

August 29, 2009 |  5:02 pm

Just as our pundits pick "The Bold and the Beautiful" to win best drama series at the Daytime Emmys on Sunday night (CW network, 8 p.m. EDT/ PDT), Matthew "Boidiva02" Cormier and Chris "Vivaforever" Benjamin believe it will claim the scribes' race too.

Also check out our posters' predix in these races: 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. See more Daytime Emmy predix in our forums.

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(Listed by likelihood of winning)
1. "The Bold and the Beautiful"
2. "General Hospital"
3. "All My Children"
4. "One Life to Live"

VIVAFOREVER'S COMMENTARY: "The Bold and the Beautiful" is the clear front-runner mainly because it's the only great submission in the bunch. The two episodes join together as a nice stand-alone event. It's pure soap opera at its heart, which makes it work. They avoided the unnatural expositional dialogue we generally get by weaving in quick flashbacks to give us an idea of what happened. The writers really covered all angles when dealing with such a personal family tragedy. This felt believable as a family that receives a devastating call and makes their way to the hospital. There were miscommunications, raw emotions and the writers showcased this by taking a "less is more" approach to the writing. There were many quiet moments without dialogue where the characters reflected in their own way. The emotional montage of Storm remembering growing up with his sisters was one of the finest uses of that device I've ever seen.

"General Hospital" is next for an episode that is enhanced by the other two nominees. Its producers chose an episode that showcased the ensemble cast and the strengths of the writing team as a whole. This episode presents a situation that will affect so many of the characters on a personal level for months, even years to come. That's what soap writing is about and why this episode worked. It's not over the top. You have a child that's hot and a mother notifying the family and getting them to the hospital. Unlike the "B&B" submission (which felt like more of a complete story), this episode left many different questions in the air. The weakest parts of this episode were the romantic scenes between Liz and Jason. They don't connect with the main story and seem tacked on for no apparent reason. Other scenes, like the romantic bantering between Alexis and Jerry Jacks, were a nice contrast to the heavy drama. Despite my enjoyment of this episode, I do wonder how it would've held up in a stronger pool of episodes.

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Julie Berman or Rachel Melvin to win Daytime Emmy as best younger actress?

August 22, 2009 | 10:50 am

After viewing the episodes submitted by nominees to Emmy judges, our two forum posters, Matthew "Boidiva02" Cormier and Kevin "Movieman6" Dillon, agree that the race for best younger actress is between Julie Berman ("General Hospital") and Rachel Melvin ("Days of Our Lives"), but they don't concur on which one's ahead. Read their differing views below and check out predix in these other Emmy races: best drama series, lead actor, supporting actor, supporting actress and younger actor. Read more in our forums.

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(Ranked by likelihood of winning)
1. Julie Berman, "General Hosptial"
2. Rachel Melvin, "Days of Our Lives"
3. Kirsten Storms, "General Hospital"
4. Emily O’Brien, "The Young and the Restless"
5. Meredith Hagner, "As the World Turns"

BOIDIVA02'S COMMENTARY: Only two tapes in this race will matter.

The first is Berman's, which includes an appearance by Laura (played by a blond wig because ABC wouldn’t hire Genie Francis). Lulu is on the run after killing Logan and turns to Laura for support. It shows a real emotional maturity on Berman's part and the tape is heartbreaking.

Melvin's tape is also very good. Chelsea has donated part of her pancreas to help Bo and discusses with Hope the death of Zack (her stepbrother who died because she hit him) and Hope being unable to have children anymore.

After the funeral of her sister Georgie, Storms confronts her mother, Felicia, about being a deadbeat parent and never being there for her children. O'Brien's and Hagners' tapes are, in my mind, totally nonfactors in this race. 

(Ranked by likelihood of winning)
1. Rachel Melvin, "Days of Our Lives"
2. Julie Berman, "General Hospital"
3. Meredith Hagner, "As the World Turns"
4. Emily O'Brien, "The Young and the Restless"
5. Kirsten Storms, "General Hospital"

MOVIEMAN6'S COMMENTARY: This is how I would vote. I think Melvin's tape is a rock star tape; she is great, remorseful and truly amazing and has grown in her acting. I think Berman's tape is second best. She is able to sell her fear of turning into her mother very well.

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Who'll win Daytime Emmy for best supporting actor: Van Hansis or Vincent Irizarry?

August 16, 2009 |  7:08 pm

After examining the same sample episodes (also known as "reels" and "tapes") being evaluated by Daytime Emmy judges, our two gurus have drastically different views of who'll win best supporting actor

Our forums poster Michael "Emmyloser" Jenkins bets on Van Hansis ("As the World Turns"), but our forums moderator Matthew "Boidiva02" Cormier insists that Hansis has nothing in his reel that suggests he can win. Meantime, Boidiva02 picks Vincent Irizarry ("All My Children") for a "natural and effortless" performance, but Emmyloser pooh-poohs same and insists Irizzary has "no chance of winning this category."

Also check out our posters' predix in these races: 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. See more Daytime Emmy predix in our forums.

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1. Van Hansis, "As the World Turns"
2. Bradford Anderson, "General Hospital"
3. Jeff Branson, "Guiding Light"
4. Vincent Irizarry, "All My Children"
5. Jacob Young, "All My Children"

EMMYLOSER'S COMMENTARY: Rightly, the Emmy should go to Van Hansis. His is the strongest and most complete reel, with a clear story that's well conveyed. Hansis makes us feel every emotion Luke feels and makes those emotions relatable. As an out and proud gay student, Luke has the most rooting value of all the characters, especially given the recent explosion of gay characters in daytime. Hansis is probably also perceived as overdue, which won't hurt him at all.

Bradford Anderson and Jeff Branson make strong candidates as well. Anderson may appeal to voters because his is the only light reel in the bunch and is quite funny at times, though it may be too short to make an impact. Branson's acting throughout his reel is excellent, even if extremely subtle, but the episode feels too much like we've just entered a conversation halfway through. Nonviewers aren't given enough context to understand the character's motivations or state of mind, so the work is difficult to fully appreciate.

Despite all the voter support "All My Children" seemed to get this year, Vincent Irizarry and Jacob Young should have no chance of winning this category. Irizarry's episode has a good arc, but he plays it flatly. There's nothing interesting in the performance. Young doesn't adequately convince us of what his character, JR, is saying. This is not a man who is losing the love of his life.

1. Vincent Irizarry, "All My Children"
2. Jeff Branson, "Guiding Light"
3. Van Hansin, "As the World Turns"
4. Jacob Young, "All My Children"
5. Bradford Anderson, "General Hospital"

BOIDIVA02'S COMMENTARY: Vincent Irizarry is the veteran actor in this group, and I believe he will prevail because of this fact. The character he portrays, David, is distraught and suicidal after his daughter Babe's death and is about to kill himself when Krystal, Babe's mother, persuades him to spare his life. After she does so, they rehash old wounds and eventually make peace with his actions and the consequences therefore of his life.  His performance is one that shows an experienced actor overcoming writing that was somewhat abrupt.  His performance felt natural and effortless despite writing that called for too many emotions to overlap.

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Slugfest at the Daytime Emmys: Christian LeBlanc vs. Anthony Geary

August 9, 2009 |  3:37 pm

There's a fierce battle at the Daytime Emmys over who'll win the trophy as best lead actor on Aug. 30. It's between two heavyweight stars, according to our forum posters, who have carefully evaluated the episodes submitted by nominees to Emmys judges.

Our forums moderator Matthew "Boidiva2" Cormier backs Anthony Geary ("General Hospital"), poster Mark "MARKPGH" Jasick picks Christian LeBlanc ("The Young and the Restless"). Below, both pundits argue their cases. Let's start with Cormier.

Christian LeBlanc Anthony Geary Young and the Restless General Hospital

1. Christian LeBlanc, "The Young and the Restless"
2. Tony Geary, "General Hospital"
3. Daniel Cosgrove, "Guiding Light"
4. Peter Reckell, "Days of Our Lives"
5. Thorsten Kay, "All My Children"
BOIDIVA2'S COMMENTARY: In this category you have a battle between two veterans who both submitted fantasy episodes where they must reflect on their life. "General Hospital's" Anthony Geary submitted an episode where Luke dreams that his life is on trial and he must defend himself to live. In the episode Geary plays multiple characters, which might give him a slight edge, but the overall tone of the episode is played off as comedic and silly instead of given the dramatic weight it should get.

LeBlanc's character, Michael, experiences an "It's a Wonderful Life" moment when he finds out what life would have been like if he hadn't been born. The episode's tone features a bit more drama than "GH's" episode and feels more like a dramatic series.

Daniel Cosgrove submits an episode where, on his wedding day, he finds out he is not the father to the child he believed was his, he argues with the mother and ends up marrying her anyway. It's a good, solid episode with a good arch, but not enough to make him stand out against heavyweights Le Blanc and Geary.

Peter Reckell's tape is solid as well, and features Bo in a hospital bed discussing Shawn's death and features visits from various characters. There are moments of drama in this episode, but overall it seems very underwhelming compared to the bigger tapes submitted by Geary and Le Blanc.

Lastly, Thorsten Kay submitted a tape in which Kendall confronts Zack about his feelings of learning she cheated on him; after telling Kendall it's all he can think about and how much he loves her, they kiss and then burn down the house of Aidan, whom Kendall cheated with, the tape was utterly boring and Kay's performance flat and one-note. It's easily got to be Geary or Le Blanc. Cosgrove could pull through if voters want to vote for a less stunt-driven tape.

1. Anthony Geary, "General Hospital"
2. Christian LeBlanc, "Young and the Restless"
3. Daniel Cosgrove, "Guiding Light"
4. Peter Reckell, "Days of Our Lives"
5. Thorsten Kaye, "All My Children"

MARKPGH'S COMMENTARY: What a sweet life Geary has. He is off several months out of the year, comes back to work, and gets a storyline written specifically for his talents. No doubt Geary is a gifted actor, but this tape, showcasing the actor tackling multiple roles in this courtroom parody, is absolute overkill. The Emmys love dual roles, and they obviously love Geary. He will slightly edge out another scenery-chewing thespian — the gifted . . .

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