HomeTV38th Annual Daytime Emmy AwardsVenice and Gotham Receive Daytime Emmy Nods! Jamey Giddens May 11, 2011 10 Comments Major props to the creative forces behind webisoaps Venice and Gotham. Both sudsers received nominations for Oustanding Special Class Short Format, and will go up against Disney Channel's Tasty Time With Zefronk. In light of the recent blows the daytime soap opera industry and its fans have endured, I expect more and more soap fans to be flocking online for their sudsy fix, and shows like Venice and Gotham could find even more popularity and support as a result. Congrats to Venice co-creators Crystal Chappell (Carly, DAYS) and Kimmy Turrisi, and Gotham's Martha Byrne. 10 Responses Columbus May 11, 2011 Jamey: Do you know who votes on the nominations in this category? Is it a special board of voters, the industry as a whole? Just curious… Log in to Reply SoapFan75 May 11, 2011 Congratulations to Crystal for Venice and Martha for Gotham. Bravo ladies! Log in to Reply Ceridwyn2 May 11, 2011 Congrats to Crystal Chappell & Kimmy Turrisi for Venice and Martha Byrne and Lisa Brown for Gotham. This is a great boom for websoaps getting recognition in more mainstream awareness. Log in to Reply harlee490 May 11, 2011 This is by far the best soaps soap lovers had in weeks…congrats both Crystal & Kimmy, Martha & Lisa. I love Gotham..been waiting for long time. Log in to Reply giftofamber May 12, 2011 Very happy for Venice & Gotham, but I wish they were going up against a show like Empire or Steamboat instead of one on the #MeanieMouse channel. Congrats Crystal, Kimmy, Martha & Lisa. Log in to Reply Parcrastinator May 12, 2011 Somewhat baffling that Steamboat wasn’t allowed to submit, because it’s a comedy, yet a kiddie cartoon got a nomination. Congrats to CC and Martha! I’m rooting for Venice to win though. I felt their episode submission was a lot stronger then Gotham’s. It contains the stand-out domestic abuse scene between Lara (Nadia Bjorlin) and Ani (Jessica Leccia), that was directed by Susan Flannery. Nadia was shockingly good in this scene and Jess was her usual wonderful self. Then add in CC’s outstanding performance reading Gina’s confessional love letter to Ani and good moments peppered throughout the ep from Hillary, Jordan, Galen, Harrison, Shawn, Gina and Wes and this was just a really well done episode all the way around. Log in to Reply amazon12 May 13, 2011 Well said Parcrastinator!!!!, agree 100% Log in to Reply Suz4th May 13, 2011 I agree, Parcrastinator, having Gotham and Venice up against a Disney cartoon is odd when Steamboat was not even allowed to submit. Considering that this category is clearly wide open in terms of format, I think Steamboat most assuredly should have been allowed to submit. Does anyone know which Gotham episode was submitted. It’s been out of production so long I can’t remember the episodes specifically. But I’d like to go back and watch for comparison purposes. Too bad Empire didn’t make the cut. Though as much as I enjoy Empire, it just doesn’t look or sound as good as either Venice or Gotham, and I think that hurts it when you throw your hat into something like the Emmys. Log in to Reply Dariclone May 14, 2011 Congrats to Venice and Gotham, this is a great oppurtunity for them! Log in to Reply Parcrastinator May 14, 2011 [quote=Suz4th]Does anyone know which Gotham episode was submitted. It’s been out of production so long I can’t remember the episodes specifically. But I’d like to go back and watch for comparison purposes.[/quote] Gotham submitted Episode 7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhuVEH2tOEM&feature=channel_video_title Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.