UPDATED: 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations



OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
All My Children
Days of Our Lives
The Bold and the Beautiful

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS
Debbi Morgan – All My Children
Maura West – As the World Turns
Susan Flannery – The Bold and the Beautiful
Susan Haskell  – One Life to Live
Jeanne Cooper  – The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR
Thorsten Kaye – All My Children
Peter Reckell – Days of Our Lives
Anthony Geary – General Hospital
Daniel Cosgrove – Guiding Light
Christian LeBlanc  – The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Melissa Clare Egan – All My Children
Alicia Mishew – All My Children
Julie Pinson – As the World Turns
Tamara Braun – Days of Our Lives
Bree Williamson – One Life to Live

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR
Vincent Irrizary – All My Children
Jacob Young  – All My Children
Van Hansis – As the World Turns
Bradford Anderson – General Hospital
Jeff Branson – Guiding Light

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS
Meredith Hagner – As the World Turns
Rachel Melvin – Days of Our Lives
Kirsten Storms – General Hospital
Julie Berman – General Hospital
Emily O’Brien – The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR
Cornelius Smith Jr. – All My Children
Darin Brooks – Days of Our Lives
Blake Berris – Days of Our Lives
EJ Bonilla – Guiding Light
Bryton McClure – The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING WRITING TEAM
All My Children
The Bold and the Beautiful
General Hospital
One Life to Live


OUTSTANDING DIRECTING TEAM
All My Children
Days of Our Lives
One Life to Live

OUSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION
All My Children
Days of Our Lives
The Bold and the Beautiful

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT FOR A CASTING DIRECTOR
As the World Turns
Days of Our Lives
General Hospital

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
All My Children
One Life to Live
The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN HAIRSTYLING
The Bold and the Beautiful
General Hospital
Passions

138 Responses

  1. Profile photo of Mark
    Mark

    I’m really happy that Van got nominated again. I’m also really happy about Maura West and Julie Pinson.

    I was surprised about the drama series nominees though. I only watch ATWT, so I can’t really say if a show deserves it or not, but I only hear good things from The Young and the Restless. I expected them to be nominated.

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    sudsmuffin

    B & B as best drama? Seriously? Who’s palm did Brad Bell have to grease to get that nom? I am very pleased to see Van, Maura, Julie, Susan Haskell, and Bradford A. on the list. Peter Reckell? God bless him, but no.

  3. Profile photo of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    I’ve watched AMC since 1979 and stopped watching a few months ago because it has become a joke; with characters acting out of character to the point where they aren’t recognizable anymore. I can’t believe how awful the other soaps have to be for AMC to get a nomination for outstanding drama series!

    I’m happiest for Bree Williamson. She did some amazing work this year, despite the admittedly over-the-top multiple-personality baby-switch storyline. I hope she goes all the way.

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    goyankees

    I have plenty to say, but I’ll only say this. (I’m a Y&R Snob)
    I’m actually glad the Best Show (Y/R)isn’t mentioned along with the ridiculous All My Children. I actually thought this was a joke?? I’m suprised the baffoonish GH didn’t get the Best Drama Nod as well.

    I’m sorry I won’t be tuning in to watch Jeanne Cooper and Christian LeBlanc get their awards.

    I’m udderly dumbfounded. DAYS is ridiculous and fires their vets. Now they get rewarded? In a shrinking genre that has one show CONSTANTLY atop the ratings, it doesn’t get the Top Nod?? WHA!???

    I’m utterly disgusted.

    I’m sure Cameron Matheson’s eyeballs exploded even more this morning.

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    timepass

    Those nominations are hilarious, and proved without a doubt, that it is crapola.

    Not having Y&R as best drama is the proof in the pudding! I am not even will watch or read about it! Seriously!

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    McD720

    These noms are an utter farce. Perfectly illustrated by the nominees for outstanding drama. I am laughing at those… the three most universally panned shows for the past year get the nods and Y&R and One Life get ignored. WOW!

    I won’t be watching but will root for Jeanne and Christian. But I am happy for Daniel Cosgrove and Bradford Anderson as well. And Tony Geary again? Whatever…

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    Jack661

    I cringed when I saw Tony Geary on the list yet again.. here we go again. And AMC?? Just goes to show what a joke it is that you can win an Emmy based on 2 episodes and the rest of the year could be crap material. As for TG, half the year he’s gone and he hasn’t been producing Emmy-worthy material in years… his passion for acting has diminished and it shows up on screen.

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    JJ2009

    About time Peter Reckell has been nominated…long overdue. He should have been nominate early in his career (Roman’s death in BO’s arms). He should have been nominated with the revelation of Victor as his father….with Hope’s first death.

    And BOTH Peter and Kristian should have been nominated for so many scenes in Zach’s death.

    Sadly, actors have been unfairly punished because of the system, the bad reputations of their inconsistent writers. I so happy for Peter Reckell.

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    gush900

    The nominee’s for best show am i dreaming.Hello where’s y/r and oltl seriously what a travesty.I would’ve replaced amc and b&b with y/r and oltl

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    rocki345

    All My Childern and B&B…….Best drama..really? Wow

    Have to say this too, Cyrstal Chappell and Marcy Rylan were robbed…but thats my own opinion.

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    Katiebug9624

    Yea GL was snubbed probably due to the production model and the fact that most voters dont really watch the tapes. What I want to know is that sense I dont watch B&B what did they do last year and Days also? I watch Days but It tends to all run together, if anything they should of been nominated for that plane crash they had but I dont think that was last year.

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    troymcclure

    I’m so happy for Daniel Cosgrove!!!

    Good for Jeff Branson, he is a great actor.

    Marcy Rylan did get robbed but then again she is always snubbed so I wasn’t surprised.

    Gina Tognoni was majorly robbed.

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    GH LOVER

    I am happy that Bradford Anderson got the nomination ….
    I am kind of happy that GH didn’t got it maybe it will do something to TPTB
    But I still don’t get it that Anthony Geary got it??????????????????????
    i think Laura wirght should have got it

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    Simple C

    Eh. I can see why AMC and B&B were nominated for best show. AMC had the Jesse&Angie wedding with everything else surrounding it. B&B had the story about Storm killing himself so his sister could have his heart. I thought that was one of the most dramatic and emotional stories of the year.

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    elvara

    I’m happy for Daniel Cosgrove and Jeff Branson. I was expecting a total shut out. GL was god awful last year. The writing, production, everything was bad.

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    soapjunkie88

    THAT’S A JOKE …. RIGHT!?!?!? |(
    B&B and AMC best Drama? Seriously? How much money did they pay to get nominated?

    Adrienne Frantz and Michael Graziadei were robbed!!!

    Happy for Jeanne Cooper, Bradford Anderson and Bree Williamson. The rest is just a bad joke to me.

  17. Profile photo of blake3b
    blake3b

    These are the weirdest nominees I have seen in a longggggg time! Where to start?
    Amc, Days AND B&B for best show?? WTF? I could understand OLTL for last year (not this year!) and Y&R, but these three???? Again, WTF????
    Peter Reckell? (I could see Kristen Alfonso before him!) Alicia Minshew? Thorsten Kaye? Tony Greary?
    Where are Crystal Chappell, Gina Tognoni, Marcy Rylan?
    Congrats to Daniel, Jeff, Jeanne and Christian.

    BTW, how did Vincent Irizzary make the list? Didn’t he return to the show at the beginning of the year?

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    KingTV

    This is an unbelievable JOKE! Are we in the Twilight Zone? How the F!!? did B&B, AMC and DOOL become only 3 nomin ated shows. Did OLTL and Y&R cancel themselves out because of their genius quality compared. Did the voters think it was unfair to jude 2 amazing shows with the rest of the crap on air??? F-ING BS! I AM NOT WATCHING THOS YEAR’S TELECAST. THESE AWARDS ARE ENTIRELY MEANINGLESS AND OBVIOUSLY CORDAY, FRONS AND B. BELL HAVE PAID THE JUDGES OFF TO GET THEIR DISGUSTINGLY POOR QUALITY, HORRIBLY WRITTEN SHOWS THE ONLY SHOWS NOMINATED. SINCE WHEN DO THEY ONLY NOM 3 SHOWS INSTEAD OF 5. WTF IS GOING ON IN SOAP LAND. I AM NOW FULLY CONVINCED THAT THE ENTIRE INDUSTRY IS WORKING TOGETHER TO DESTROY THE GENRE, RETIRE AND ALL OF THE EXECS CAN MOVE TO PALM SPRINGS, CA., FLORIDA OR WHEREVER THEY WANT TO LIVE OU THE REST OF THEIR LIVES OFF OF THE CASH THEY BANKROLLED FROM THESE SHOWS YEARS AGO. THIS IS THE END OF DAYTIME. I PREDICT THAT ALL SHOWS WILL BE GONE IN LESS THEN 5 YEARS. HOW THE HELL WERE Y&R AND OLTL IGNORED IN BEST DRAMA SHOW? I AM SCHVITZING, HOLDING IN SCREAMS IN MY OFFICE AND ME AND MY ASSISTANT, ANOTHER BIG SOAP FAN, ARE SITTING HERE IN SHOCK AND AWE AT THE AUDACITY OF THE DAYTIME ACADEMY’S IGNORANCE, STUPIDITY AND FAILURE TO RECOGNIZE THE GOOD FROM THE BAD FROM THE JUST PLAIN UGLY (DOOL I AM STARING RIGHT AT YOU AS WELL AS AMC AND B&B WHO HAD THEIR WORST YEARS CREATIVELY IN A LONG, LONG TIME. I AM THOROUGHLY SHOCKED AND LIKE I MENTIONED, BOYCOTTING THE AWARDS AND I DEMAND AN ANSWER TO HOW THE F THIS MESS HAPPENED. EVEN GL DESERVED A NOM OVER THE CRAPTOCITY THAT IS DOOL THIS PAST YEAR. PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME UNDERSTAND BEFORE I HAVE A NERVOUS BREAKDOPWN. I AM AN ASSOCIATE EDITOR AT A PRETTY LARGE PUBLICATION COMPANY WHOSE JOB IT IS TO READ MANUSCRIPTS BY VERY WELL-KNOWN TO TOTALLY UNKNOWN WRITERS AND HAND THEM OFF TO MY BOSS FOR A PUBLISHING GREENLIGHT. I KNOW GOOD WRITING EVEN IF NOVEL FICTION/NON-FICTION WRITING IS A DIFFERENT GENRE THEN SOAP OPERAS BUT ULTIMATELY THEY ARE BOTH THE SAME IDEA OF INHABITING A WORLD, DIVING DEEP IN TO CHARACTER MOTIVATION, PSYCHOLOGY AND TELLING MULTI-LAYERED, TEXTURED STORIES WITHIN THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE THE AUTHOR HAS CREATED. I THINK OF SOAP OPERAS AS GOOD CHARLES DICKENS NOVELS THAT ORIGINALLY APPEARED AS SERIALIZED PORTIONS IN THE MAGAZINES AND PAPERS OFN THE TIMES. TO ME, HE WAS THE FOREFOUNDER OF THE CONTINUING STORY AS WE KNOW IT TODAY. I COULD GO ON AND ON BUT I AM SURE MANY OF YOU ARE FEELING AS FLABBERGASTED, GASLIGHTED (ADAM?), AND ANGRILY INCENSED AS I AM BUT WHEN I THINK ABOUT THE ENTIRE NOMINATING PROCESS THAT THE DAYTIME EMMYS ARE FORCED TO RECKON WITH INSTEAD OF A NORMAL VOTING BODY WOULD. EACH CATEGORY HAS GLARING OMISSIONS AS WELL AS GLARING MISTAKES A LA TONY GEARY FOR HIS 4 DAYS ON AIR, ALICIA MINSHEW FOR SPENDING 6 MONTHS IN A COMA AND NOT HAVING TO ACT MUST HAVE HELPED HER ENORMOUSLY. BREE WILLIAMSON FOR HER CAMPY, CARTOONISH CREATION OF A DID-SUFFERER. IN MY OPINION, THERE ARE ONLY 3 CORRECT NOMS, JEANNE COOPER, SUSAN HASKELL AND CHRISTIAN LEBLANC. THE REST ARE ALL DEBATABLE TO NOT EVEN DESERVING OF BEING IN THEIR CATEGORY. I CANNOT GO ON ANY LONGER. I HAVE REAL WRITING TO READ, EDIT AND HAVE A BUSINESS LUNCH WITH AN AUTHOR WHO JUST PUBLISHED A WELL-RECEIVED BOOK ABOUT HIS YOUTH GROWING UP IN THE HAMPTONS FEELING LIKE AN OUTSIDER. HE IS ALSO A MAJOR SOAP FAN AND I AM IMPATIENTLY WAITIN TILL 1:30PM TO MEET HIM AT THE RESTAURANT AND HEAR HIS REACTIONS TO THIS ENTIRE NIGHTMARE OF DENIAL AND SELF-SABATOGE.

  19. Profile photo of kmacnjax
    kmacnjax

    No Crystal Chappell nomination???????? Absolutely ridiculous. She is better the Best Actress nominees, not to mention the Supporting Actresses. I wont be watching this year…

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    GossipGirl

    These are the worst list of nominees that I have ever seen! Some are deserving, but most are completely ridiculous! The three worst shows (IMO) of 2008 are nominated! Where is OLTL and Y&R?? And what is with the slew of AMC nominations?? This show is the worst on air and the acting isn’t all that great either! I could go on and on, but why bother! This is a joke!

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    Nathang1983

    I totally agree about Days. I’ve been watching it ever since I can remember, which would be since like 1988 (I remember the Kayla going deaf storyline). But, I can’t for the life of me figure out why they were nominated for an Emmy for Best Daytime Drama. What a joke. Of all the years that it would finally get nominated, it had to be for 2008, one of the suckiest years ever. Oh well, maybe they were nominated for the plane crash like somebody wrote earlier. I also think Arianne Zucker should have gotten a nod. She was great late last year as a distraught psycho! :)

  22. Profile photo of Smitty
    Smitty

    I am just going to sit back and wait for the special podcast because there is so many things I could say about these nominations but in an effort to be positive I will say GO JEANNE COOPER!!! You deserve it!

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    blake3b

    It is true that Laura Wright always gets snubbed. She has deserved to be nominated many times. Especially for 2002 when on Guiding Light when Reva pulled the plug on Richard, Laura and Kim were on fire!!!

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    daisyclover1938

    Just wish someone had sent the thousands of voters a memo that Tony Geary is NOT a Leading Man and hasn’t given an award worthy performance in years. Yeah, his scenes with Genie Francis were really nice, but c’mon!! And what, are they going to bring Genie back for a month every two years, just to ensure Tony gets a nomination? Spare me, please!

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    tennisbaw

    AMC, B&B & Days for Outstanding Drama Series…Seriously?! In all of my years of watching soaps that might take the cake! I could dissect almost all of the catagories, but I have to especially echo the above sentiments regarding the Supporting Actress catagory…

  26. Profile photo of DaytimeFan0001
    DaytimeFan0001

    I don’t even have the time to look at this list and or comment but I just saw the name EJ Bonnila……THE WORST actor to ever grace Guiding Light. ARE THEY JOKEING?

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    Jamey Giddens

    This is why people don’t watch this mess. This is why ABC, CBS, etc, passed on airing them, because people don’t waste their time to tune in to see these awards be handed out. We talk a lot about TPTB, well this time, the ACTORS, WRITERS, etc. should be DAMN ashamed of themselves for voting the way they did.

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    dkellergrl2001

    I’m just glad that ATWT didn’t get any nods in the Best Soap, Best Directing and Best Writing categories.

    What a relief.

    Nice to see nods towards Van and Maura (not shocked by that at all). Great to see Julie and Meredith nominated. I’m shocked by Crystal Chappell not being nominated at all. She’s done brilliant work with the Otalia storyline.

    Not shocked at all by Tony Geary being nominated AGAIN. He could fart and still get nominated.

    I’m excited about the future podcast on this topic. It’s going to be FUN.

  29. Profile photo of RenewGLFF
    RenewGLFF

    I really don’t care about the Daytime Emmy’s but it stinks they’ll have that big GL “tribute” with such a misrepresentation of the show. It’s like “let’s celebrate GL even though it isn’t here tonight” or at least not in the spotlight the way it’s been at the Emmy’s in the last 3 years, though it’s not the first time. I hope the show will have a new home by then, and who cares if they’re not eligible for lame Emmy’s anymore?!

  30. Profile photo of Doobiekat
    Doobiekat

    This is the worst nomination list I have ever seen in my history of watching these awards…you have got to kidding me AMC & B&B and Days what about Y&R & OLTL hell even GH was better than those three shows. I was pleased to see Peter Reckell actually nominated WOW is that over due for sure. I don’t know why in the world Marcy Rylan was snubbed that really sucks. Not one lady from GL was noticed and that sucks. Oh well I guess Days will win best show cause out of that mess it probably was the better of the three nominees.

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    snags

    All I have to say is WTF?!?!?!?!

    I’m a DAYS fan, watched it on and off for 25+ years, currently not watching. Why? Dena Higley and the firing of the everyone I loved on the show except for Bo and Hope. Anyway, in all the years I’ve followed the nominations and have been upset when they weren’t nominated when they should have. Well I have to say now when they have been nominated, I don’t think they deserved it.

    Glaring omissions in Series is Y&R and OTLT and I don’t even watch them regularly! I’ve always in my head (which means I’m probably wrong) correlated a nomination for Outstanding Series with noms for Writing and/or Directing, moreso with the Writing nom. To see GH and OTLT get noms in writing and NOT in Drama Series is VERY surprising because to me, the writing is a strong component to what makes a Series outstanding in the first place.

    Happy for Tamara Braun, love the actress and she was bat-sh*t crazy as Ava. Love Peter Reckell, but don’t think he had anything of substance to warrant a nom, same with Rachel Melvin and Darin Brooks. Blake has some stuff with his descent into madness for the hair model. But the best chance is with Tamara.

    I’m also happy for Julie Pinson and Debbi Morgan, both stellar actresses. Surprised GL didn’t have a stronger showing, at the very least Gina Tognoni, but she was absent. Too bad, cuz I love her too! But really, WTF? And who’s the host or hosts this year?

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    McD720

    Just looked at the complete updated list…

    I am even more disgusted now then I was when it was just the short list. Y&R has an absolutely beautiful revival year and there isn’t even a nom for outstanding writing? Sickening. This is 100 times worst than last year.

    Disappointed about my guy Graz but he is in good company with getting snubbed. Why do we even bother? I will NOT be watching.

    Can’t wait to hear this podcast. Go after them HARD you guys!

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    luverica

    Ummm, is like The Young and the Restless being blackballed? No nomination for Best Drama, WRITING, and Directing. Am I reading this right? Are these people on crack? Even I, one of the longest All My Children viewers around, don’t think it deserves a nomination for best Drama and the last thing is Chucky Doll Pratt and Fat Boy Frons need is any sort of validation for the crrrrap they’ve been pulling. This is just horrific.

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    fusmom

    We now understand why the daytime industry is going down the tubes so to speak.

    When the worst of daytime tv’s dramas all get nominated at the same time for Best Drama, well it is only a matter of time before the genre is no more.

    I quit watching AMC years ago when the characters and plot lines no longer made sense. DOOL I haven’t watched in a decade or so and it is hard to give a daytime drama the nod when it gets rid of its main characters.

    B&B well that’s a joke. The Bells greased alot of palms for that nom.

    I am glad to see Bradford and Kristen get nominated for incredible work. Ric Hearst and Sebastian Roche deserved noms on the GH side. I was sorely disappointed the past 2 years when Sebastian Roche was past up for Supporting Actor nods for his sociopathic psycho portrayal of villian Jerry Jacks.

    I watch GH and OLTL and am quite surprised to see neither of them nominated for Best Drama.

    No nods to daytime’s GL even to honor it before it is cancelled is horrible.

    I know daytime is about budgets and cuts and whatever the daytime execs want and not the fan but Plllllleeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaasssssssseeeeeeeee don’t insult us any further.

    I usually attend the awards but not this year.

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    daisyclover1938

    TV Gord: I think Tony and Maurice should have a Fart-Off to settle this once and for all :)

    Funniest Nomination-
    Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling: General Hospital

    LOL!!

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    Maura227

    Okay. As someone who used to attend the daytime emmy awards.. this seriously pisses me off. this is a JOKE. right? I mean they’ll release the real list later??? I can dream.

    B&B, AMC and Days as best show? Who voted for this? OLTL and Y&R got totally shafted and I hate Y&R.. sorry but I do..

    Laura Wright got snubbed..again.. Geary WTF when does he ever ACT? Happy for Bradford and Kirsten Storms and Bree williamson…that’s about it. Where are brandon buddy and kristen alderson? I want whatever drugs these people took to make AMC look good b/c I find it a sh*t show on a daily basis.. I long for the days of Alexa Havins..

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    GossipGirl

    There are so many glaring omitions it is not even funny:
    ~ Marcy Rylan
    ~ Crystal Chappell
    ~ Michael Graziadei…IMO he should of won the Emmy this year
    ~ Laura Wright…for the Michael scenes alone!),
    ~ Katherine Kelly Lang…WTH does she have to do to get nominated
    ~ Kristen Alderson & Brandon Buddy!!

    I’m looking forward to hearing one of Jamey’s great rants on the next DC podcast!

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    THEBEST

    There are some glaring omissions, especially Melody Thomas Scott & Trevor St. John, but the acting nominees aren’t that bad. But the rest of the noms, WTF?!!!!!

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    dirksunboy

    I am not sure how I feel about AMC’s show and writing noms, but I’m very happy to see all the acting nominees–mostly Alicia Minshew. She has been EXCELLENT since Kendall came out of the coma.

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    INeedAHugandMedication

    I only pay attention to the acting categories, and while I definately don’t agree with all of them (Yes, I mean Tony Geary) at least there isn’t a single hair model in the bunch. For that, I’m grateful.

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    daisyclover1938

    Oh now see, I do think there are “hair models” in the acting categories…Likeable hair models, but hair models nonetheless, IMO

    LOL, daisyclover1938!!! It would give a whole new meaning to “getting caught in the crossfire on GH”!!! LOL!

    LMAO TV Gord!!!

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    miajere

    I am shocked OLTL didn’t get younger actor and actress nominations. Those kids work their butts off and pull off some decent material. I wonder if their nods had anything to do with the material they submitted.

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    GossipGirl

    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT FOR A CASTING DIRECTOR: GH…Yes, because Ethan was a great find and rehiring Natalia Livingston was brilliant!

    OUSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN: All My Children…Shouldn’t NY & Company be the one nominated instead?

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    goyankees

    I am absolutely petrified that the AWESOME writers at Y&R are just going to throw their hands in the air and say “ah, lets just start writing CRAP like All My Children” Why work hard?

    Seriously. I’ll take 12 months of what I have on my TV now than any of the undeserving nominations I’ve seen listed today. I’d be embarrassed to be in the same company with 95% of the nominees listed.

    I hope the awards are on a beautiful summer night that I will enjoy time outside cuz lemme tell ya….You couldn’t PAY ME enough cash to watch this $hit.

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    DOOLJunkie

    I couldn’t be more relieved that Burnett didn’t make the list. Even if it appears to be a small issue compared to others’ reactions to the rest. I don’t watch any other soaps, so my knowledge is small.

    Although the fact that the number rated soap, which judges how the fans feel(for the most part), didn’t make the list in more of those categories is definately a travesty.

    And Days up for casting…HAHAHA.

    What a joke!

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    blake3b

    This will be the first daytime Emmys I will avoid watching. I’ll just read later who won. Lord knows who those people will be, I can see it now:

    Best Show: AMC
    Best Actor: Peter Reckell
    Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Mishew
    Best Supporting Actor: Bradford Anderson
    Best Younger Actor: EJ Bonilla

    B&B for best writing. AMC for best directing.

    No wonder the awards are on the CW this year!

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    TheLostMarler

    I have been following from work and thought that my computer was broken again when I read the Best Drama nominees…

    The acting nominees aren’t horrible with the odd miscue (Kristen Alderson, Billy Magnusson, Chrystal Chappell, Arianne Zucker, Peter Bergman). Can we just all be thankful that Ron Moss and Molly Burnett did not get nominated??? Now that I think of it, is there any way that they can present together just to watch the clusterf** of lines???

    As for the rest, how could ATWT not get a Casting nod??? Their casting director works 20X more than any other director! Obviously this is the quantity over quality argument.

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    yrsoapfan1985

    I’m kind of happy that my soap, Y&R, wasn’t nominated this year. Maybe this will serve as a wake up call to the new regime to get back to the vets, to great story-telling, great actors and wonderful drama…everything lacking this past year.

    But I have to say…B&B? AMC? Days? ARE YOU FREAKIN’ KIDDING ME????????????????

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    soapfan99

    hey, I’m a Days fanboy and even i’ll admit last year was pretty awful on DOOL. Although there were a few standout episodes – so maybe those were submitted?

    That being said, reading the meltdowns posted by the holier-than-thou soap oracles like #28 is priceless and more entertaining than most soaps on air.

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    Cherry860

    Go Blake Berris!

    I believe Blake submitted his scenes in the hotel opposite Melanie when he talked about killing him and about how he was feeling. He definitely picked his best episode. Plus, looking at his competition, the only one that could beat him would be Bryton McClure.

    I think Best Younger Actress will be between Rachel and Kirsten.

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    Jamey Giddens

    DAYS has deserved nods several times, but didn’t get them. Kristian Alfonso deserved nods for the dual role of Hope and Princess Gina. DAYS deserved best show the years they did the Devil Possession and Buried Alive, but the self-loathing snobs wouldn’t give them, or the devil her due then. Eileen deserved it for playing five roles, but she didn’t get it. Alison deserved it when Sami was on death row. Kristian and Peter deserved it when Zack died. Renee desered it when she lost Zack to Bo and Hope, but they were never recognized. Except for Blake and Rachel, the show doesn’t deserve squat now and the industry damn well knows it. These are pity nominations.  

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    Katiebug9624

    Did the GL female pre-nom tapes get lost in the mail? Has GL been blackballed due to its new production style? Luke, Jamey, anybody do you think the Emmy voters snubbed GL the most due to its new production style? Part of me is thinking that they didn’t want to give GL many nominations out of fear that their TBTB will want to use that type of production style as well to save on the budget.

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    dsrbroadway

    With a few minor exceptions, I call bullshit on the whole thing. Truly pitiful. Perhaps they shouldn’t have gone through all the work of trying to televise, because there’s not much worth watching. Honestly, Vanessa will probably the only reason I’m tuning in.

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    Katiebug9624

    Pity nominations is what it needs to be called that and ABC and NBC block voting CBS just like CBS and NBC block voted ABC last year more proof that the process is a sham and needs to be fixed.

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    Oakdale-fan

    I’m happy for ATWT’s nominees: Maura, Julie, Van and Meredith! :)
    But I wonder what Katherine Kelly Lang has to do to get a nomination. Her work during Storm’s suicide was the best I’ve ever seen her do, and it should have been more than enough to get her nominated. William deVry should have gotten recognition too!
    If B&B submitted those episodes the nomination for Best Drama is understandable for me. It was daytime drama at it’s best.

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    TheLostMarler

    It pains me to say this (because I agree with you Jamey) but I think Days might actually win Best Drama…

    One sec, just threw up in my mouth a little…

    I think that Rachel Melvin and Tamara Braun might walk away with a trophy also.

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    Jamey Giddens

    I adore Tamara Braun. Seriously, it’s documented, but she does not deserve an Emmy for that role on Days. It was five minutes of nothing special. She deserved it a billion times on GH. It doesn’t matter if they don’t get it when they really deserve it. This is a major joke. Arianne Zucker I would have been proud to see on there with Rachel and Blake.

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    Katiebug9624

    It looks to me like Days put her up on the pre nom list knowing she would be very likely to get a nomination and she did thanks to DAYS, AMC, and GH. I’ve always thought DAYS gets the shaft when it comes to the Emmys but that was back when they deserved recognition they dont deserve it for this mess they have on the air now. OMG they didnt get a writing nom did they? When is Dena Higleys deal with the devil gonna end?!

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    katclaws

    OUTSTANDING WRITING TEAM

    All My Children
    The Bold and the Beautiful
    GENERAL HOSPITAL
    One Life to Live

    GENERAL HOSPITAL…..ARE YOU EFFIN KIDDING ME????

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    yrsoapfan1985

    They just need to reform the whole process. Go back to the old way. Who cares if one show dominates….maybe that show is just BETTER! Life’s not fair! So, once they go back to the old way, the shows that don’t get nominated can just deal with it. How are the Primetime Emmys done? Maybe that’s the way.

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    Miry

    Now wait a MF’n minute! Freakin’ EJ Bonilla’s non acting ass got a nod and Brandy Buddy ain’t on da list!!!
    I call shenanigans!
    Now no doubt the boy mumbles sometime, but there is not one younger actor on soaps that can emote & cry like that boy… I mean, he even does the lip quiver.

    All I can say is:
    1.) This thing is extra rigged (as we all well know).
    2.) I want to know what the hell scenes these people submitted. I know that sometimes the actors can lose it for not submitting the right tape… I think they ALL need to have a poll on their official fan sites where they ask their fans to suggest to them what which tapes they should submit because this is just ridiculous.
    3.) The Emmy’s continue to be a joke. I mean this is the WORST awards show… even the porn awards (is it a Woody?, heh) at least reward their TALENT and not their favorites.

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    rumours

    okay wow OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES….:s
    wow

    but im so excited for Bree Williamson!
    she is in a tough category with some other great ladies but im so excited for her

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    Columbus

    It is as though this is an April Fool’s joke list and we are waiting for the real list of nominees to surface.

    EJ Bonilla is the worst actor on GL. Who can understand him through his mumbling?

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    GossipGirl

    Jamey, I understand what you mean about Tamara Braun, but she had about the same amount of air time on DOOL as Arianne Zucker did! For me she was the only reason to tune into DOOL in the beginning of 2008, while AZ was the star the second half of 2008. Actually, Tamara’s nomination doesn’t bug me like a lot of the others do. Yes, the storyline was terrible, but a lot of times I felt like she was the only one giving a performance. She should already have an Emmy anyway!

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    SoapOperaFanatic

    There are so many things wrong with these nominations. First of all who was this bitch that the Today show had on to make the announcements. Oh,I forgot. Someone from Entertainment Weekly!!!! What? There aren’t two FUCKING MAGAZINES dedicated to the genre and they have this bitch who can’t pronounce Thorsten or Alicia??
    The Outstanding Daytime Drama Series nominations are a farce. Y&R and GL were the best shows this past year. I know that GL did not pick up speed until this year but at the very least it was better than the other shows nominated. Debbi Morgan for Outstanding Lead Actress??!! I must have missed the episodes that she was allowed to shine in. Same goes for Anthony Geary. The total waste of GH space that he is. AMC’s nominatiosn for show, writing, directing and costumes are crazy. The show is an utter disaster that has not been must see TV since Adam had Dixie in the looney bin. Now Pratt has the whole fucking cast in the looney bin and the best thing that shows wardrobe department could do is put paper bags over these actors heads after dry blocking and before taping because the shit lines they are feeding them are enough to make even the most green actor embarassed. Picking between some of these nominees is quite like picking between which prostitutes you would like to sleep with depending on which STD they have. Congrats to Jeanne Cooper, Julie Pinson and the other few deserving nominees.

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    FierceBish

    DAYS got nominated……..really?

    I LOVE that General Hospital got very little nominations & that Maurice & Steve were snubbed. THANK GOD!

    B&B got Best Drama? ok.

    i hope that HBIC Susan Flannery wins for Best Actress!!!

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    snags

    If hell freezes over and DAYS wins for Outstanding Drama Series, I hope Edward Scott attends the show and upstages Ken Corday! The ONLY reason they have this nomination is because of Ed Scott, hands down! Dumb ass Ken for keeping Dena. See, THAT’S why they don’t have a writing nomination, because it sucks!

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    italianoj77

    Re: the daytime nominations, who nominates in each category? As in GH writing? Is there a committee that nominates the writers? Seeing GH in the writer’s category made me want to throw up. The writing hasn’t been any good for years! And Tony Geary again! For what? His story line made his character a bafoon. None of this makes any sense. Anyone?? Help me try to understand.

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    eriklovessoaps

    No Bradley Cole or Ronn Moss? Now there’s snubs. Oh, I think I missed the purpose of the awards.

    I’ll be the first to admit I don’t watch much soap opera anymore. I guess I don’t know who should win or not win for that matter.

    I know there is snubs in all awards shows. I know and like some of these actors. From the two shows I pay attention to, I surely didn’t expect much from GL with the 2008 calandar year. I couldn’t bare watching the rapist-hero of the show save his victim by marrying her and gave up awhile, so I missed alot. From watching YouTube clips though and knowing the prenoms, how did Crystal Chappell not get nominated for that scene where Olivia said goodbye to Gus, or did she not choose that and chose something like Olivia marrying her rapist? In that case, I can see why no one liked that enough for nomination. Other than Crystal from GL, I think there was nothing worth mentioning. The other show I watched is OLTL. I’m trying to remember what was included in last year. Surely no one thinks that time travel story was worth much. I think Nora’s speech to Todd after he got off for rape was in 2009. I don’t particularly think Kirsten Aidenson is that good, but probably is good enough.

    I don’t expect the awards to be a cheerful event in the end, because of the product that is coming out. When those idiots on Today think Susan Lucci has ever been a good actress, just because people liked the coverage of her getting nominated 10 times in a row and didn’t win, because it only made a good story, you know the industry is in chambles. The only thing the industry has now is Brian Frons controlling it, so I think it makes sense Cosgrove and Branson were the GL nominees. If nothing else, this shows he peddled his influence on the actors that want in for future employment. I’m not saying Cosgove didn’t deserve an Emmy nom, but he’s got to be wanted pretty bad by Frons. The fact Tongoni and Chappell didn’t get noms too could be because Frons’ influence only goes so far and appearently, it only goes as far as placing pieces in place for the show that makeg it as boring as possible. In that case, good job Frons! That dud is the greese that makes the wheel of daytime turn and given Bloom doesn’t care anymore, he is by himself.

    Again, we can’t expect much here.

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    siomonstuart2003

    Jamey, they still the Enemas, LOL. but the best show is a joke. B&B was terrible last year and AMc was atrocious. No wonder this award be made a joke to the whole entertainment industry and it doesn’t mean a thing when this award could compete with the prime time and other award shows as a thing to win, not a complete farce.

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    Katiebug9624

    Ok I thought about it and as much as I love the actors who play Nick and Chelsea the actress who really pulled on my heartstrings from DAYS this year was Peggy McCay aka Caroline Brady because when she found out her husband had died because of that plane running out of oxygen I got a lump in my throat.

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    bonobochick

    I said nothing could shock me. I was wrong. DAYS, B&B, and AMC nominated for Best Daytime Drama. Un-Be-Lievable. We are all wasting our time.

    I have to agree. To me that was the most shocking category. Of the 3 noms, Days is the best but all 3 were AWFUL in 2008.

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    Jillian Bowe

    B&B/AMC/DAYS!? Ya’ll know damn well those three shouldn’t even BE up in there! This is a damn travesty. I betcha people chose by throwing darts at the show’s on a dart board!

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    ghaddict

    This is ridiculous……

    the only category I’m pleased with is OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS…..other than that, it’s a joke……What the hell is up with Outstanding Drama?????

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    LuvSonny

    I thought that in order to be nominated YOU, YOUR AGENT, or someone from your show had to put you in for nomination? Some years, even when the fans think someone does exceptionally well, the actors don’t agree and don’t send in anything for nomination.
    That’s the only reason I can think of for Laura Wright not being nominated…

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    BBK

    Snub of the year is Crystal Chappell!! What in the world is the Academy smoking???? She was abso-fricken-lutely brilliant last year in the heart transplant story!!! Truly transcendent!!! I still can’t believe it…

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    east.west

    I hate to be the person that does this, but I am going to.

    Based on the whole yr. yes those three shouldn’t be there, but based on episodes each have one to be nominated for.

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    Jillian Bowe

    East.West that’s true but I betcha the house in the Hamptons that Y&R’s submission was 10x better than ANYTHING those 3 churned out. The same for OLTL and even mob happy GH and GL.

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    terrifictam

    I agree with Gossip Girl! TAMARA was why I tuned in for beginning of 2008. I’m sure the reels she submitted were EMMY worthy.

    There were some DEFINITE snubs though. Can’t wait for the podcast. I hope it’s a looooong one.

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    CGat

    What the hell?
    Out of the whole OUTSTANDING cast of Guiding Light EJ Bonilla gets nominated. You must be freaking kidding me. What the hell. Congratulations to Jeff Branson though. And Outstanding Frama Series? Those three are TERRIBLE. Y&R PEOPLE!!!

    Damn.

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    ladyofthelake

    Why is there only three shows nominated for best show? How in the world did the top three shows that suck, for me anyway, manage to get nominated for Best Show? That Ridge/Rick shit must be awesome to emmy voters for it to get a nod. John’s brans on a disc, emmy gold! That’s why people hate and make fun of soaps, because of shit like this. That’s the only beef I have with the nominations, the acting nods I’m okay with. Crossing my fingers that Kristen Storms wins. And ya for Julie Pinson and Tamara Braun. I’m scratching my head about Peter Reckell though, seriously.

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    Daniella1030

    I wanna say this now, Bryton McClure is one of the least deserving of a nom, because he didn’t have a good story.
    The one scene that was big for him is when he was telling Ana about how just because Tyra didn’t give birth to her, she was still her mother. He basically expanded one sentence into a five minute monologue.
    It was so boring, I just thought to myself, “this is lame, this won’t get him nominated” But I was wrong. He gets it every year! Either he is the best young actor ever, or the academy is putting him in so they can have a black actor on the ballot and Victoria Rowell can tone down playing the race card. I don’t wanna sound racist but, let’s be honest, if they’re only doing for that purpose, than leave Bryton out and stick w/ Cornelius Smith Jr, he is a fresh face and is getting more acclaim than Bryton did.
    That wasted nomination could have gone to Brandon Buddy or Billy Magnussen.

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    GiJoe8

    I understand people are pissed off BUT PLEASE you have to support the daytime emmys and watch them! the networks passed because they are trying to ditch the genre. We have to show our support and watch when its on the CW. I dont care if someone needs to create a drinking game. Everytime AMC is mentioned or the camera pans to a View wench- you take a shot LOL.

    I must say Im very pleased with Debbi Morgans nomination and Thorsten Kayes but thats about it. Debbi was stellar in the jessie returning and the wedding episodes. Thorsten has held his own against bullshit story after bullshit story- but his breakdown for Myrtle was emmy worthy.

    I for one will be eating pizza and getting drunk that night. I hope all of you will be enjoying the show in some fashion- even in mute =)

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    Katiebug9624

    I read that Peter Reckell submitted scenes from the plane crash and after his pop died when he had to tell his mom they were good scenes dont know if they were leading man material but they were good.

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    Ryan

    AMC, B&B and Days all had a few good epsiodes last year, so I can understand why they are nominated for outstanding drama series.

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    Nathang1983

    I don’t see why they don’t just merge the Daytime Emmys with the Primetime Emmys telecast. Nobody watches the Primetime Emmys, and it’s even worse for the Daytime Emmys.

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    Melvins mom

    Oh, wow. You have got to be kidding me. I will admit that I am very biased toward the Young and the Restless, but I didn’t even want to read further after seeing the nominations for outstanding drama series–they stand out, but not in a good way. Wow. I just have no other words. I’d call in my comments, but it would likely be shocked silence.

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    minijoey

    WOW!!! These noms have really sparked a firestorm of debate!!! These noms do seem to be bogus. I also wonder what time frame they are dealing with. Do they work off the calendar year or some other timeframe? This is the strangest list of noms for Outstanding Drama I have ever seen. Makes you wonder what the strategy is for this!?!?! I am sure the whole genre is on pins and needles to see who is next to get the AX!

    I am sure there are AMC fans out there, but I can tell you I take GL’s new production model over AMC’s any day! The AMC sets and lighting are so fake! Even their sound is weird. Sorry AMC fans, but I would rather watch real outdoor scenes of it snowing or raining than the same old studio sets anyday. Maybe I have gotten used to GL’s new model, but I have decided I like it. I loved the scenes with it really snowing in the background. I love the real cemetary! I love YR, but their cemetary scenes when Brad died were just to “indoor”!! The lake where he froze to death…too indoor studio!!! I really like the outdoor scenes. They are a nice change of scenery…hahah! Could they make some improvements? Of course!!! Did they get snubbed for this years Emmy’s? Of course! Are we mad? Of course! What about the actors who got snubbed? I bet they are really peeved! If GL doesn’t get picked up those actors have lost an opportunity to go for new jobs with an Emmy tucked under their arm! That’s sad!

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    BasicBlack81

    I can’t believe I’m actually happy with the majority of the noms, I haven’t said that about the Emmys in at least 5 years….SO GLAD THAT Melissa Claire Egan and Bree Williamson were recognized for their wonderful work, as well as Alicia Minshew (that’s LONG OVERDUE)…and i’m so thrilled to see my Tams nominated for her work on DAys, along with Peter Reckell….and Debbi Morgan is the class of AMC as far as i’m concerned–good to see her and on-screen son Frankie (Cornelius Smith Jr.) nominated

    Overall I’m just THRILLED to see some new blood in the mix….not the same old Academy faves year after year

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    cornelison

    B&B is a ridiculous soap. It makes me laugh. An Emmy nomination? This has to be political. I love watching “Red,” on the Y&R. She’s one of the most dynamic actors in the soaps.

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    cornelison

    I feel sorry for the Y&R cast. They have to go this ceremony and just clap. Real exciting, eh? I wonder if Christian is suffering from “survivor’s guilt.”

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    minipitbull007

    I only watch Days and GH.

    For GH Anthony Geary is amazing but WTF he’s never on.
    Kimberly McCullough (should of got a nod)
    Rebecca Herbst (should of got a nod)
    Laura Wright (should of got a nod)
    Days:Arianne Zucker (should of got a nod)
    Blake Barris deserves his Nomination as far as I’m concerned and it was a mistake writing his character off the show. But his Nomination is not enough to get me to watch the awards.

    I love Days but even I know that last year sucked.
    Days should not be Awarded for Best Drama…
    Days should not even be in the category for Best Drama. JMO

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    kablades

    I cannot even believe that AMC is on there at all!!! IO stopped watching this mess of a one time wonderful soap about 2 months ago. It has been terrible since McTrash ruined it. It hasnn’t gotten any better!

    This whole Emmy thing is so rigged.

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    ad-girl

    They need to reform the EMMY process. I don’t really care if individual actors are overlooked the best shows are not being nominated and that’s a problem.

    Also, why do we need this pre-nom garbage. If AMC, for example, has the 5 best supporting actress in daytime of if ATWT has the three best leading actors in daytime, why shouldn’t they be allowed to dominate? The primetime Emmy votes are free to give multiple nods to the women of Housewives or the men on Lost. Nothing wrong with that all.

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    siomonstuart2003

    Y&R didn’t get best show because they pick the Paris, France stuff and the judges didn’t get the drama out of it. I want to know WTH pick that scene for the Emmy submittion? They should of pick Sabrina’s death or Katherine’s suppose funeral.

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    appleridge

    According to Michael Bruno who was interviewed on Brandon’s Buzz at blotalk radio and also judged drama series this year, the soaps submitted the following episodes

    AMC: The Tornado

    ATWT: Valentines 2008 which showed what happened if couples weren’t together

    B&B: Storm’s suicide

    Days: The Plane crash and Shawn Brady’s death

    GH: Ian shoots Michael

    GL: Reva’s movie where they recreate Reva and Josh’s first wedding

    OLTL: Who Wants To Be Shane Marasco’s Father?

    Y&R: One of the Paris Episodes

    Well to me this explains to me why DAYS, B&B and AMC made the cut. The other submissions were the wrong submissions in my opinon.

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    chelehel74

    I feel like we are in some alternate universe. Did submission tapes get lost in the mail? What possible episodes did some of these nominees submit?

    This is why the Emmy system in daytime is a terrible one. One stellar choice of submission tape and shows and cast get nominations that aren’t deserved and other s get snubs.

    Jamey – I can always count on you to say what I think. I predict lowest Emmy ratings ever this year thanks to the oddest mix of nods I have seen in 20 years of watching daytime.

    WOW – this is a HOT MESS!

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