LIVE BLOGGING: Emmy Nominations

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Hey all! It's Emmy Nomination morning and I'm coming to you as "live" as I can with up to the minute updates from today's Emmy Nominations. If you are watching the Emmy's as they are announced on The View you can comment on this thread to share your thoughts.

We'll see how this goes so thanks in advance for being patient with me!

Luke

9am: It's 9am central and we only have 60 minutes more to wait before the 35th Annual Emmy Nominations are announced LIVE on The View.

9:15am: While you're waiting enjoy this great clip of All My Children's Susan Lucci finally winning her Emmy.




9:20am: New to Daytime Confidential or haven't been following the Daytime Emmy Nominations? Check out our Emmy page and our full list of Emmy Prenominations.


9:35am: Just asked Regan, who writes Daytime Confidential's General Hospital spoilers, who she'd love to see get a nomination. Her words: "I would love to see Carolyn Hennesy... but I really think Rebecca Herbst had a great year too. I'm hoping Tyler gets a nod but I think the lead category could work against him."

Tyler Christopher did have some great scenes during Emily's death. Do you think the lead category could work against him? Discuss...

9:45am:Whose nomination would you be shocked at? I have two but for very different reasons. My first shocker would be Days of Our Lives' Deidre Hall. If she gets a nomination with the way block voting seems to happen I would be shocked! My second shocker would be former All My Children star Sabine Singh. I would be shocked at her nomination for the simple fact that after what ABC did to her with the "Real Greenlee" campaign to see her at the 35th Annual Emmy Awards as a nominee would be nothing short of priceless. Can you imagine Frons' headache? Discuss...

9:55am: Five minutes before The View goes live. I'm not sure if I have any predictions but I do hope that both of One Life to Live's Catherine Hickland and Kathy Brier get nominations. Problem is they are both up in one of the toughest categories. Supporting Actress.

10am: The View is live!

10:02am: LOVE The View set! ABC knows how to do Daytime Emmy Award Nominations. Oh come on! They're doing "hot topics" when there are nominations to announce? American IDOL? WTH?

10:05am: Still discussing American Idol. Am I the only one upset that they're discussing American Idol on a show that is supposed to be dedicated to announcing the best in daytime television? Since when does American Idol have anything to do with daytime?

10:07am: Now they are discussing Dancing With the Stars? This is frakked up! Get to the nominations already! You gave us a tease of all the stars in the green room. Get to them already!

10:11am: Now they are discussing Senator Obama and the Reverend Wright controversy? Whoopi and Elisabeth are arguing again and Whoopi seems a bit pissed with Elisabeth. I realize that our next President is an important topic BUT please let the nominations be announced.  Oh boy, Whoopi vs. Elisabeth is turning into Rosie vs. Elisabeth.

10:13am: Joy and Sherri are trying to get a word in edgewise on the Obama discussion. Joy now has control of the conversation and just went after McCain and Elisabeth. UGH. It's almost as if someone "planned" the argument to attract viewers for today's show.



10:17am:
Since when does People magazine cover soaps? Love the mag but why isn't Carolyn Hinsey or someone from the industry discussing who they think will get a nomination? Seems like a bit of a token journalist to have People magazine there when they rarely cover the industry.

10:18am: Commercial time. My grade of The View's Emmy Nominations show so far = C.

10:21-27am: Tyra Banks is the first major guest. Looks amazing it black and is strutting her stuff. They are interviewing her on that uncomfortable yellow couch. Apparently today is her show's 500th episode. NYC Mayor Bloomberg dedicated 4/30 to be Tyra Banks day. OYE.  Now they are discussing who has the best torso. Why am I not surprised the show is headed in this direction. Once again our favorite soap stars are being sidelined. Now Tyra is talking about being star struck by Whoopi.

10:31am: Wow...we didn't announce our "live blogging" because we weren't sure how the system would hold up. As of right now there are hundreds of people visiting the site. Apparently the word is spreading fast.

10:32am: Outstanding Younger Actor and Actress. Announcers are Marcy Rylan and Van Hansis.

Younger Actress Nominees

Jennifer Landon (ATWT)

Rachel Melvin (DAYS)

Vail Bloom (Y&R)

Emily O'Brien (Y&R)

Tamin Sursok (Y&R)



Younger Actor Nominees

Van Hansis (ATWT)

Jesse Lee Soffer (ATWT)

Darin Brooks (DAYS)

Tom Pelphrey (GL)

Bryton McClure (Y&R)

Supporting Actress

Kelley Mineghan Hensley (ATWT)

Heather Tom (B&B)

Judi Evans (DAYS)

Gina Tognoni (GL)

Tracey Bregman (Y&R)

Supporting Actor Nominees

Trent Dawson (ATWT)

Daniel Cosgrove (GL)

Brian Kerwin (OLTL)

Kristoff St. John (Y&R)

Greg Rikaart (Y&R)

These things are being read so fast I'm going to have to check spelling later. Apologizing in advance.

Days of Our Lives Bryan Datillo and Alison Sweeney Announced Supporting Actor & Actress.

10:39am: I'm in shock at all these Days of Our Lives' nominations. Not because they aren't deserving but because it seems like something must have changed in how the votes are tallied. Up against ABC and CBS Days of Our Lives hasn't had this many nominations in years.



10:41am:

Outstanding Talk Show Informative

A Place of Our Own (PBS)

Dr. Phil

Tyra Banks Show



Oustanding Talk Show Entertainment

Ellen

Rachael Ray

The View

Oustanding Talk Show Host

Ellen DeGeneres

Regis Philbin & Kelly Ripa

The View Cohosts (will write names later)

Announced by Cameron Mathison and Rebecca Budig.

10:47am:

Announced by One Life to Live's Farah Fath and John-Paul Lavoisier



Oustanding Lead Actor

David Canary (AMC)

Thaao Penglhlis (DAYS)

Tony Geary (GH)

Peter Bergman (Y&R)

Christian Jules Leblanc (Y&R)



Oustanding Lead Actress

Maura West (ATWT)

Crystal Chappell (GL)

Nicole Forester (GL)

Michelle Stafford (Y&R)

Jeanne Cooper (Y&R)

Outstanding Drama Series

General Hospital

Guiding Light

One Life to Live

Young and Restless

10:51am: Site is crashing we have so much traffic. I can't freaking believe this. There are so many of you online that that we're at 30 times our normal average. Imagine if we had announced coverage ahead of time.



10:52am:
The View ladies just announced that SoapNet will be having a LIVE 2hr red carpet special before the Emmy award show. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.

11:10am: Total "Major" Nominations

Of the categories announced on screen and if I've added these up correctly while trying to get the site back online from all the traffic. I think the total for each show stands as follows. Will be double checking.

Young & Restless (12)

As the World Turns (6)

Guiding Light (6)

Days of Our Lives (4)

One Life to Live (1)

General Hospital (2)

All My Children (1)

Bold & Beautiful (1)

I want to say a HUGE shoutout to all who joined us for the LIVE Emmy blogging. I can't believe how many people showed up. You crashed the site and we just upgraded two months ago. Impressive. 

Thank you for bearing with us and stay tuned for more updates on our coverage of the 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations.