DC #606: 2011 Daytime Emmy Pre-Nominations



On today’s super-sized Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Regan and Melodie discuss the hottest topics in soaps, including: 

Jamey gives an update on his Special Report about the status of ABC daytime's possible decision, that could come down in the coming weeks. Find out the latest on what Jamey is hearing.

Then, the DC gang dives into the 2011 Daytime Emmy Pre-Nominations. Hear their hilarious reactions as they debate the various pre-nominees. Which actors or actresses deserved their pre-noms? Which actors or actress didn’t deserve to be on the list? Which actors were overlooked or deserved to be on the list? How does cliquish behind-the-scenes antics impact who ends up on the list and who doesn’t? Which actors actually have a chance of taking home the award, if they earn a Daytime Emmy nomination?

In other hot topics; ABC announced Rebecca Herbst will be staying at General Hospital as Elizabeth Webber. Regan and Jamey react to the good news.

Days of our Lives rehired Tamara Braun, but not in her Emmy winning role as Ava Vitali.

All this and much more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast!

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Great pod cast! I should be sleeping, but here’s my thoughts--Long pod cast, long comments, LOL!

Y&R is like, so TOTALLY Sweet Valley High! I really wish I knew who was photo shopping their pictures and handing them out to cast mates to get pre-noms and Emmy votes!!! Wow. Muffins, anyone???

IMHO JJ should be a lock to win for supporting actor, hands down. I love JT, but I think it’s JJ’s to take home. I HATED what he said to Elizabeth because it was all whitewashing the ish he did in the past and making him look like some wounded puppy for the present--because being on drugs and sexing Maxie was just for kicks, I guess--but he was freaking BRILLIANT in those scenes. And I’m still pissed about Kimberly. There’s no way in hell that she shouldn’t have been on that list for the Lisa/Patrick/Robin storyline. It practically dominated the show last summer and was all many of us couldn’t stop talking about. Not to mention Florencia. Wow. Say what you will about the Academy Awards, but at least they award the right people 90% of the time.

You know, I kept quiet on this and just said my thanks when I heard the news because I was truly grateful Becky was staying. However, I was irked by a few negative posts on the matter so I have to agree with the majority on this: The ABC statement on Becky’s return was total bullshyte. Yes, I said it. Elsewhere, they claimed it was all a misunderstanding. (I won’t repost word for word what I read, because it’s pointless.) But I totally agree with Jamey; they’ll never admit that the fans saved her and neither will others, but, whatever. (Even though they were quick to admit that it was the FANS who helped changed the "Michael Killing AJ" storyline.) Anywho, She’s there and I’m glad she’s staying and hope she gets a valid storyline that doesn’t include foolishness and being catty with effing Brooklyn. If they give her no storyline, why bother keeping her???

Others have suggested maybe she could be paired with Jax, who unfortunately will be getting less airtime. But it would be new and different for both characters and something for us Liz fans to chew on for the time being. Just do us all a favor and DON’T go back to NIZ, please. I also don’t know why people keep saying it was a publicity stunt. Stunt this: The girl was fired. We knew Tea wasn’t dying on OLTL. We knew David wasn’t dead on AMC. And if you know AMC anyway, you know that whole storyline wasn’t even about David. It was manufactured to showcase Greenlee and pimp Rylee and their lurve. Sick Don’t believe me??? What onscreen couple just got married and is guest starring on Castle??? Anyone from OLTL? Didn't think so. And get this, they already guest starred on Kelly Ripa's show Hope and Faith a few years back as, you guessed it, an onscreen couple.

I know you love VMG Jamey, and I love her too, but you WENT THERE on her obnoxious GIGGLE!!!! ZOMG!!!! I swear she stole Franco’s bong from his dressing room and watched Pineapple Express one too many times! That’s why she’s got the constant giggles!!!! Again, I love her, but the giggling was too much.

Also agree on Clink/Boom 2.0! Better the first time, nuff said.

As far as Tamara back on DOOL, we all know girlfriend can’t play the sweet as pie character like Natalia can, so how are they going to spin this? Now, I FLOVE Tamara Braun with all my heart and have made that known on many a post, but I’ve read elsewhere, and even here, that so many people said she should have just been Sarah Horton. I want to see my Tams onscreen again, but am wondering what the heck they have planned for the reinvented Taylor.

But I have to go against the grain, because I just wasn’t feeling EJaylor with Natalia. In fact, they made me cringe and I’ve never said that about two people I actually like, as far as the actors go. They were good looking together onscreen, but, I don’t know. I loved her as Emily Quartermaine, I truly, truly did and I am a definite Natalia Livingston fan, despite my feelings on her less than thespian-esque ‘acting’ skillz. But I felt that whole contrived storyline dumbed down EJ to make them palpable. It was too much like a cartoon Disney flick and I wasn’t feeling it because EJ DiMera is nobody’s rescuing, white horse hero. He should be wallowing in misery, self-hatred, and regret right about now. That usually lasts for what, a week at best??? And I’m one of EJ’s biggest fans, I’ve made that known in many a post as well, but let us be real about it. The man needs to own up to and pay for his crimes!

He needs to take a DEFINITE chill pill, but he doesn’t need to be completely castrated by a forced relationship. But since my EJami’s never been given a real chance to be an actual couple--despite having been married, with two children, and no real relationship in between, yet, they still have one of the largest fanbases around--and all the show seems to want to do is torture them both by having them torture each other and torture us as the audience with all of the, ahem, torture, I could give a what who he or Sami ends up with.

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If ABC thinks they can cover that, they are wrong. The fans have a lot more power then they think.

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What no anger over Suzzane Rogers pass over for nom? She had her hand in every pot this year and deserved a nom for it.

I am not as upset about Tamara Braun's return to Days. I thought Ava was an aborted mess by the time her tenure was up. The original story went kaplunk and then she was thrown in with John and Marlena. I didn't think she deserved the emmy then because the show totally misshandled her character. So that she gets to reboot on the show with a different role doesn't bother me. Now with Roman/ Chris that is a different thing. Chris was a successful and important part of Days. That and Judy Evans two roles were much more difficult to buy into for me. I can forget all about Ava....

Days is a mess and the ONLY way to dig it out is to get rid of the head writer. Most of the characters on Days right now should be in jail for their crimes and it is hard to see any of them together because of the hurtful and hateful things they have done to eachother.

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LOL@ MAB doing the running man WRT So Long Sister Killer going "And what? So what bloggers? And what!"

That, by far, was the funniest part of this podcast

I love you guys! Keep up these great podcasts DC!

Yay Melodie! I missed you on the Daytime podcasts

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Days is a mess and the ONLY way to dig it out is to get rid of the head writer.

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Agreed, marknsprmo. Get rid of Dreck Hackley, The DOOL Assassinator! Stare

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I haven't listened to the podcast yet, but my pick for the biggest and most egregious "WTF???" pre-nom diss/why do they even bother?? epiphany was Florencia Lozano's absence!!! My runner up is Melody Thomas Scott. However, we all know that the Emmy system is BEYOND flawed, and has been since day one. There appear to be no CONSISTENT efforts being made on the parts of ANYONE to eliminate the kinks and discrepancies that inevitably pop up each year.

And GHfan4-now, as far as Tamara Braun's ABILITY to play the good girl, I have no doubt that she can effectively play any role that's placed in front of her. But the REAL question for me is----do any of us really WANT to see her play a good girl?? I know I don't. If they wanted someone to be a shoulder-rubber, they probably should have kept Natalia. But then again, with all the "shut your mouth" casting decisions that have been made universally over the past year, I am not surprised. I rarely watch DAYS anyway, so I guess I really am not all that qualified to comment, but that has certainly never stopped me in the past, has it?? Wink Wink Wink Wink

I will be back later on to offer more commentary, but just had a few free minutes and decided to weigh in.

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Ditto, alstonboy. I think Tams can play any role given to her as well. But syrupy sweet, ala Natalia, who was no doubt going to be the “shoulder-rubber” as you put it, LOL, for big sister Nicole??? All the while falling for her sister’s man. I can see it, but can’t at the same time, you know? Especially if she has no spice! I FLOVED her version of Carly; in fact, she’s still my favorite version to this day, because I thought she brought a softer side to the role of one hard-edged character. But all sweet and no spice makes my teeth hurt! Laughing out loud So I’m wondering what they plan to do with her version of the character since they said they were going in a different direction.

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I have to take issue with Regan casting aspersions on Jerry ver Dorn's acting and Emmy nomination while at the same time lamenting Trevor St. John's not being nominated.
TSJ has been lazily phoning it in for quite a while now and I would have to say all of 2010. I guess he must be too busy thinking about how many shows he will be able to audition for during pilot season instead of carting about his actual job.
Meanwhile JVD has been kicking butt transforming Clint into the most dynamic male character on the show.

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Alright Jamey! Watch it with the little girl out acting Queen Daytime Diva Susan Lucci blaspheme. Wink

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I get frustrated when I see shows nominate actors that aren't going to win over and over take Days for instance Allison and Kristian are not going to win best actress the Emmy voters have shown Allison that by now...so how about nominating someone else? I think their best bet is Arianne Zucker and Molly Burnett. Shawn Christian's nomination is laughable so what about John Aniston instead? Isn't it funny how most people think Molly does so well now because of Crystal and Suzanne yet neither of those women were nominated?

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I have heard at least half of all the podcasts you guys have ever done. This one is in my top 5 favorites.

"Those actors on ATWT need a JOB and JESUS." Big smile

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The Chill talk had me rolling on the ground! Funny stuff but it's true. Days needs to get it together and make these two a couple! They have good chem and the overarching story it would bring would be excellent. It would go back to core families having drama over Chad and Will being together and could bring in the ratings. I always see ALL the soap boards mentioning Chill and alot of people want them together. Is there any chance it will ever happen???

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It was a funny podcast. I enjoyed the Amelia talk, lol. And how that ATWT actress deserved a "get into Heaven free pass" LMAO!

I am suprised no one talked about Robin Strasser(OLTL's Dorian) getting a nomination. Nelson said he thought she would win and should submit her "getting dumped at the alter by David" reel. I was really underwhelmed in that scene. RS is a great actress, but winning best supporting actress award? She just smeared some cream on the mirror and got in the fetal position. I hope Tricia Cast wins!

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Listening to the podcast now. Love it as usual, but had to comment on Brian Kerwin. I think some of the blame for his running around the set acting crazy has got to fall on the director. Yes, he overacts but he would not run off crazy like that unless being directed to do so.

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I will take Melanie/Molly's laugh over VMG/Brenda's anyday. Melanie's giggle/laugh just sounds goofy but Brenda's loud and disturbing laugh just sounds insane.

The Special Report regarding ABC daytime is not the only sign that these are soaps last days. When I first started listening, you guys had a CBS/Days podcast and ABC podcast. Now we're down to one podcast for six soaps and there really is not enough interesting story on any of them to even do a weekly podcast. Sad, sad times.

DOOL is just awful and the actor switch is another bad sign. Yes, Tamara will not be able to pull off the sweet, innocent Taylor. She is talented and still my favorite Carly but this role as currently written is not for her. I posted this before, but I bet halfway through the storyline she will become a hybrid of Ava/Carly 2.0. So we'll have three women involved with EJ that are basically the same character (Sami, Nicole, NuTaylorAva). Why is Dena Higley still employed?

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SSo OLTL is still in trouble? Damn, when will the ABC execs smarten up and fire Brian Frons? Playing favourites and trying to cancel the most fiscally responsible is ridculous! Talk about highschool!
As for the Emmy noms, I agree with most of Jamey's picks. Thanks for mentining Megahn Fahay. I didn't really think she'd get nominated but she certianly did some heavy lifting in that storyline. I also think JR Martinez deserved the nod. Corneilus Smith can be a good actor, but he certianly hasn't doe anything worthy this year. I wish Melissa Claire Eagan was in Leading. I love Natalie Hall. *crosses fingers*
Thanks for your take on Tamara Braun coming to Days too, Jamey. I love her but think her casting is more than a bit odd. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who was enjoying Natalia Livingston playing Taylor. I thought she had great chemistry with James Scott.

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As always great podcast guys!!!!

You guys are hilarious, I have to say you see the list some of the finalists, you have to think that they're politics and favoritism involved.

I hope that ABC does right by Rebecca Herbst and give her character juicier material, now that she's staying,

As for Days, I have to agree why is Dena Higley still employed, it's getting worse and worse. As for the Taylor recast, I don't think they Natalia Livingston a chance, she was really getting into the role, I like Tamara Braun a lot, but isn't she older than Arianne Zucker in real life, just saying.

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I agree that Van Hansis should have at least been pre-nominated, but there's a perfectly valid reason for his absence: he did not submit himself. He revealed that to fans on his Facebook page.

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Jamey, you need to stop saying that Liason is what the fans want! JaSam have a HUGE fanbase as well. The fans want JaSam too!

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Great podcast!

One question: Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure that for the Emmy Pre-Noms, actors do not submit any specific episodes or scenes; rather, they submit their scenes in order to make the final nomination cut. In the podcast, they kept talking about which scenes the actors already submitted in order to get the Pre-Nom, but I don't think that stage has come yet. Correct?

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Jillian you really make me LMAO. "Brian, Imma run around this set & chew every scenery up, Kerwin, what are you doing on here, darlin'? No, no, no no no no no, want me to do a remix, NO.."

LOL.

Great podcast guys. How could you forget to mention Debbie Morgan at all?! IMO she should be front in line to win Best Lead Actress!!