Daytime Confidential receives a lot of emails from readers and listeners asking questions about their favorite soaps. Because of the volume we aren't able to respond to each email individually but occasionally we are able to respond to them here on the blog.
Today's question comes from Daytime Confidential reader Sandy about the anticipated return of Genie Francis to General Hospital. Here at Daytime Confidential Regan writes some great General Hospital Spoilers so I asked her to respond to Sandy's question.
Sandy: Does anyone know if Denise Alexander is returning to GH when Genie Francis does?
Regan: To the best of our knowledge, no, Denise Alexander is not returning. When the news of Genie's return was first reported, we started digging for details of her return.
At first it looked like Genie would only interact with Lulu, Laura's daughter to help tell the story of Logan's Murder, Lulu's slip from sanity and of course the comparison from mother to daughter. Now there may be more to the story! READ MORE
Our friend Nelson Branco just put up another article about his Emmy experience. The article features many quotes from a wide array of daytime's hottest stars. The starts discuss everything from their respective story lines to outside film projects. Head over to TV Guide Canada for all the backstage Emmy gossip.
Congrats to General Hospital's Tony Geary for winning Lead Actor and for giving a shout out to Jane Elliot.
- David Canary - All My Children
- Thaao Penghlis - Days of Our Lives
- Anthony Geary - General Hospital
- Peter Bergman - Young & Restless
- Chistian Jules LeBlanc - Young & Restless
The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards has just added Trya Banks, Jimmy Kimmel, Susan Lucci, Barbara Walters and Montel Williams to its list of presenters.
ETOnline is reporting that "Kimmel has been asked to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Regis Philbin, who is being recognized for his 40 years in television on shows such as Live with Regis and Kelly, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and Million Dollar Password."
Here are the presenters from your favorite soaps.
All My Children: Darnell Williams, Debbi Morgan and Cornelius Smith
As the World Turns: Jake Silbermann and Van Hansis
Bold and Beautiful: Jack Wagner and Heather Tom
Days of Our Lives: Alison Sweeney, Arianne Zucker and Nadia Bjorlin
General Hospital: Anthony Geary, Sarah Brown, Laura Wright, Kirsten Storms, Jason Cook and Bradford Anderson
Guiding Light: Daniel Cosgrove and Marcy Rylan
One Life to Live: Susan Haskell, Michael Easton, Kassie DePavia, Farah Fath and John-Paul Lavoisier
Young and Restless: Melody Thomas Scott, Doug Davidson and Don Diamont.
As we reported previously, daytime's equivalent of Ryan Seacrest, All My Children's Cameron Mathison and The View's Sherri Shepherd will be hosting this year's award show.
I'm not sure if there's to much to say about these nominees other than how great it is for Days of Our Lives to have a lead actor nomination for Thaao Penghlis. I am a bit surprised that As the World Turns' Michael Park didn't receive a nomination this year. He's had some great work. Many had said that this was As the World Turns' Jon Hensley's best year in years so it wouldn't have surprised me if he got a nomination. Unfortunately for him he didn't.
What is there to say about General Hospital's Tyler Christopher. He had the best work of his career last year and after having spent years in the Supporting Actor category it is understandable that he would want to try and break into the Lead Actor category with his best work. Unfortunately for Christopher breaking into the Lead Actor category isn't easy. The last actor to successfully make the transition from Supporting Actor to Lead Actor was the Young & Restless' Christian LeBlanc who won his first Lead Actor award in 2005 and then again last year. LeBlanc is nominated this year.
After the death of Asa on One Life to Live I fully expected Robert S. Woods to get a nomination. His scenes with that cowboy hat in the barn were heart wrenching and should have made him a shoe in for a nomination.
Looking at the prenominations list below and comparing it to the nominees above is there anyone who you feel is missing from this list or who should be on it instead of someone else?
Outstanding Lead Actor Pre-Nominees
AMC: David Canary, Thorsten Kaye, and Michael E. Knight
ATWT: Scott Bryce , Jon Hensley , and Michael Park
B&B: John McCook, Ronn Moss, and Jack Wagner
DAYS; Stephen Nichols, James Scott , Thaao Penghlis, and Peter Reckell
GH: Steve Burton, Tyler Christopher,and Anthony Geary
GL: Ricky Paull Goldin, Robert Newman, and Ron Raines
OLTL: Michael Easton, Robert S. Woods, and Jerry verDorn
Y&R: Peter Bergman, Eric Braeden, and Christian LeBlanc