On Air On Soaps’ Michael Fairman Casts Emmy Predictions



Veteran soap journalist Michael Fairman gave his thoughts on who will take home the gold for the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards this Sunday. For Oustanding Drama Series, Fairman stated:

It’s oxygen masks vs. heart valves vs. a twister in the unusual suspects for this year’s biggest prize, The Outstanding Daytime Drama Series. While episode selection is the key to an Emmy win, since we are not judging the soaps on their body of work, we have to look solely at the shows entries. DAYS looks to take home its first Daytime Emmy in 31 years for its dizzying, and at times dazzling effects of a sea of beloved Salemites fighting to stay alive, and preparing themselves for a big crash. I will say one thing to Ed Scott and Ken Cordy ( co-executive producers). After viewing this episode, I don’t want to board an airplane any time soon. Could a victory by DAYS put Higley-gate behind us? And the blood-letting that occurred late last year when long time vets were kicked to the curb? Looks like. Then there is "B&B", whose subject matter is emotionally wrought with human drama. Long brilliant story short… Katie is shot, needs a heart transplant, brother Storm accidentally shot her, and decides to save her, so he will commit suicide thus Katie has a matching donor heart. It was one of "B&B’s" best show submission in years, and Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) gave another winning performance that makes you wonder…will this lady ever get a nomination of her own? The only thing that hinders this a bit, maybe a few times where the dialog seems a bit preachy or trite.  And, will the voters go for a suicidal brother shooting himself for his sister? I think its a great plot twist.  Then there is, "Auntie Em, It’s a twister. Right here in Pine Valley."  I am talking about All My Children’s CGI effects for its highly promoted tornado episodes. When the twister hit, although some of the effects were cool, some weren’t.  In the end, it left this viewer lackluster and cold.  But the academy nominated the series with 19 nods going into Emmy weekend.  It could just be the industry’s darling episode.

 



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11 Responses

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    Katiebug9624

    I just can’t fathom Days winning an Emmy for best show and there my favorite, have been since I was a lil girl back in the day would I love it heck yes I really enjoyed the CGI free plane crash but I also loved B&B’s submission. I’m tired of shows relying on CGI to win an emmy and I even want Peter Reckell to win best actor his submission tape was good and if thats what were judging on just one tape for me he gets it but thats imo mainly i’m hoping to hear good news on the ratings the day after and if Days does win I wanta santa barbara moment and I want the “scab” writers to nock dena higley over on her way to the podeum.

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    Ryan-Scott

    I predict that too much will be jammed into a 2 hour broadcast so the last 1/2 hour will be a manic dash to the end just as usual.

    I am only watching to see the GL tribute and Billy Miller.

    I don’t know what people are saying about the AMC tornado.
    It wasn’t all that. It reminded me of The Wizard of Oz at times.

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    Katiebug9624

    Hey Ryan-Scott who would that make the wicked witch ha ha! I want Reckell to win to Days had Shawn Brady Sr. die in that plane saving his sons life, he wasnt a “babe” character that man had been on the show for years and to see Bo have to tell his mom that her husband died saving his life was great, actually I think his mom did wonderful acting also isnt her name Peggy McCay? She did amazing work when Bo told her Shawn had died but thats neither here nor there.

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    eriklovessoaps

    I don’t care who wins. Crystal Chappell, Justin Deas, Trevor St. John, OLTL, or Y&R are not nominated. It should make for an exciting evening. This year I’ll get drunk, because I want to see what happens when alcahol mixes with images of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie. Miss Piggie might start looking pretty good and I might regert what I did in the morning.

    As for B&B, isn’t it supposed to be about drama? I didn’t say action sequences. I said drama, built around people talking in front of a screwed together set. Even if Storm was an idiot to automatically think he was a match for his sister, who could of easily not of been due to their weight difference alone and the fact his heart had a chance of being too big for her, not to mention the blood types and all…It was character drama. Poeple have killed themselves over stupidier things. Tornados are not very organic in illistrating human sufferage, especially when Kendall is involved. We need people doing things. Not things doing people in.

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    Katiebug9624

    I agree OLTL should of received a nom I didnt watch Y&R but usually their nom is a given I was shocked when they didnt receive a nom. B&B deffinately deserves the award over AMC like I said i’m sick of CGI automatically helping a show get an undeserving show get an Emmy. I enjoyed Days because it was old school they didnt use any CGI for their plane crash.

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    angelatil

    Well I have loved Days for years and I really liked their storylines last year. I liked the plane crash and I liked when Bo got sick and I loved loved Daniel and Chelsea. To me, all those stories are very Days and I wish Days would bring back those kinds of stories and romance? Daniel and Chelsea were and still could be again a great great romance!!

    I love Rachel! I think she should win the emmy. I pray she does because she soooo deserves it! I will be praying that she will win it. She was fantastic last year!!

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    angelatil

    Well I have loved Days for years and I really liked their storylines last year. I liked the plane crash and I liked when Bo got sick and I loved loved Daniel and Chelsea. To me, all those stories are very Days and I wish Days would bring back those kinds of stories and romance? Daniel and Chelsea were and still could be again a great great romance!!

    I love Rachel! I think she should win the emmy. I pray she does because she soooo deserves it! I will be praying that she will win it. She was fantastic last year!!

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