2008 Emmy Nominations AKA A Hot, Smelly Mess

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Boy, boy, boy. never have I been so disappointed by a batch of Emmy nominations in all my 30 odd years of watching soaps. I don't know what the Academy was smoking, but can I get some for my glaucoma (No I don't have glaucoma so you don't have to pray for me.)?

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Who in their right mind thought Vail Bloom (Heather, Young and the Restless) and Tammin Sursok (Faux-lleen, Young and the Restless)  should have made a Best Younger Actress list that excluded Julie Marie Berman (Lulu, General Hospital), Farah Fath (Gigi, One Life to Live) and Kirsten Storms (Maxie, General Hospital)?

On what planet should Nicole Forester (Cassie, Guiding Light) be on a Best Actress list that glaringly excludes Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, Bold and the Beautiful)? What more did they want Kathy Brier (Marcie, One Life to Live) to do in order to get her due? And HOW did Guiding Light and Y&R get nominations for writing and/or Best Soap? Where is the logic in basically the only two people Lynn Marie Latham wrote great stuff for-Eric Braeden and Melody Thomas Scott (Victor and Nikki)-being snubbed?

The people who picked these nominees, for the most part, need to be taken out back and horse whipped up and down a corn field by an angry farmer. Okay. Nuff said. Our pal Nelson Branco called in right after the nominations from NYC to give us all the behind-the-scenes dish, so check back later this week to hear Luke, Tina, Nelson and I discuss these atrocities in depth. Until then, check out Nelson's Emmy Wrap Up here.