HomeTVABCPeter Bergman on Most Recent Daytime Emmy Telecast: “It Was a Vulgar, Vegas Nightmare” Jillian Bowe March 27, 2012 ABC, All My Children, CBS, Days of Our Lives, Daytime Emmys, General Hospital, NBC, News, One Life to Live, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and The Restless 9 Comments Outspoken daytime thespian Peter Bergman doesn't mince words when talking about the most recent Daytime Emmy telecasts. The award-winning The Young and the Restless actor spoke with TV Guide's Michael Logan regarding his take on the future of the telecast and its most recent incarnations: It was a vulgar, Vegas nightmare. The awards need to return to what they were years ago, a private, elegant event. Ouch! Meanwhile fans and actors alike are asking the question: Will the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards even be aired this year? Given the huge reform the pre-nominations recently underwent, it would be a shame if we didn't get to see our faves take home the gold this year! Logan also spoke with Jim Romanovich, president of ATI, which produced the awards show the previous three years. Said Romanovich: CBS wanted the show, but at the last minute, the deal fell through," says Jim Romanovich of Associated Television International, which produced the awards on The CW in 2009 and CBS in 2010 and 2011. "Money-wise, it was just too prohibitive, and that's a shame because this year is the last chance to honor [canceled soaps] All My Children and One Life to Live. To find out what Nancy Lee Grahn of General Hospital thinks about the Daytime Emmys telecast click here! Photo by PR Photos 9 Responses Katiebug9624 March 27, 2012 Well he’s not saying anything we didn’t say or thought. It was a terrible Vegas nightmare and honestly I wouldn’t want to force the actors, directors, producers etc. to sit through something like that again it was embarrassing. I wouldn’t mind a simple, elegant ceremony that I can read about later. Log in to Reply Smitty March 27, 2012 I would rather have them not air them than to sit through another telecast like the past few years. I have said it on here before. I didn’t enjoy those telecasts and I would simply rather read about them than to have to sit through a Vegas slide show. Log in to Reply MsAgentProvocateur1 March 27, 2012 A lot of people, I suspect would agree with PB. I didn’t see last year’s ceremony but I did see it the 1st year, it went to Vegas (and CW) and I felt sad and embarrassed for everyone involved. It wouldn’t be bad to do a more intimate affair, especially if it could be tastefully done. The Indie Soap Awards were raucous but the Daytime Emmy’s could do something more upscale but similar (more intimate ceremony, streamed online). I do think they should take the time to continue to honor the actors, writers, directors, etc who truly do good work and deserve to be honored. I also think that past actors who should be honored for Lifetime Achievement but haven’t yet…the Daytime Emmy’s should continue to award them. Elizabeth Hubbard (ATWT, Lucinda Walsh) deserves a Lifetime Achievement Award. Also Kathryn Hays is due for a Lifetime Achievement Award, never having gotten a single Emmy (perhaps never having even been nominated) for her work on ATWT. Both shows are history now but both women did great work until the very end of the series (even when the scripts were not great) and still deserve to be honored. Log in to Reply Katiebug9624 March 27, 2012 How about having a nice ceremony and filming it to wear it can be put online? Not stream the show online because some people do not have fast connections but upload it somewhere afterwards so that it can be downloaded. Sure it won’t be live but its step forward into the online community and really that’s were the soaps seem to be going. AND it would allow the nominees to be seen, but not force them to sit through another Vegas telethon. I’m sorry but I actually respect these actors to much to force them to sit through another one of those just for my benefit. Log in to Reply goyankees March 27, 2012 Worth saying….This was something those Friggin Losers at Soapnot could have aired. I love Peter Bergman. Happy to see he’s not afraid to say it like it is. Log in to Reply pumpkin March 27, 2012 Wasn’t it an hour back in the day in the afternoon. Hindsight is always 20/20. It should have stayed like that. I agree with Peter Bergman. Last year was an infomercial. It showcased people who shouldn’t even have been there. It promoted cbs. I had to look who sponsored. I only remembered thinking how terrible the show was. It would be worse if abc did it. It would be all Disney. Soap watchers would be in the same situation of thinking why are they presenting, etc. Log in to Reply MsAgentProvocateur1 March 27, 2012 [quote=Katiebug9624]How about having a nice ceremony and filming it to wear it can be put online? Not stream the show online because some people do not have fast connections but upload it somewhere afterwards so that it can be downloaded. Sure it won’t be live but its step forward into the online community and really that’s were the soaps seem to be going. AND it would allow the nominees to be seen, but not force them to sit through another Vegas telethon. I’m sorry but I actually respect these actors to much to force them to sit through another one of those just for my benefit.[/quote] This is exactly what I was saying Katiebug. Did anyone see the Indie Soap Awards on SFN’s website? It wasn’t live but at a certain date/time you could go to their website click on the link and upload the ceremony. The Indie’s being Indie was raucous and un-censored but the Daytime Emmys could do something more upscale, but still intimate. I think SFN/We Love Soaps did a good job with their online broadcast so perhaps the Daytime Emmys could also be hosted on their site. Log in to Reply sallyv March 28, 2012 [quote=pumpkin]Wasn’t it an hour back in the day in the afternoon. Hindsight is always 20/20. It should have stayed like that.[/quote] It did used to be on in the afternoon and it should go back to that. They could easily pre-empt a couple hours during the day to have this program…especially during the summer when so many of the talk shows are reruns anyway. Wouldn’t it be nice if all the programming directors read the message boards/blogs online? Everyone comes up with such good ideas!! They could learn from us, yes? Log in to Reply tedew April 1, 2012 The day time Emmys are silly from the get go anyway. The system is flawed and vulgar so then the broadcast should follow suit. 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