Grade The View's Emmy Nomination Show

I should know better by now. I don't know why I get my hopes up that daytime's best and brightest actors will get the kudos and coverage they deserve. ABC, the network known for cross promotion spent almost half the show with the ladies of The View arguing, Tyra Banks as a guest and a commentator handicapping the nominations who was from People Magazine. Love People Magazine but even I think that someone like Soap Opera Weekly's Carolyn Hinsey would have been better known to soap audiences.

So here is my question. How would you rate today's Emmy Nominations show? Was it above or below your expectations or was it what you expected? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

I give it a C+. It had a great selection of presenters but the show, which could have been used to highlight soaps, was wasted on American Idol, Dancing With the Stars, and the presidential race. What score do you give it?

LIVE BLOGGING: Emmy Nominations

Hey all! It's Emmy Nomination morning and I'm coming to you as "live" as I can with up to the minute updates from today's Emmy Nominations. If you are watching the Emmy's as they are announced on The View you can comment on this thread to share your thoughts.

We'll see how this goes so thanks in advance for being patient with me!


9am: It's 9am central and we only have 60 minutes more to wait before the 35th Annual Emmy Nominations are announced LIVE on The View.

9:15am: While you're waiting enjoy this great clip of All My Children's Susan Lucci finally winning her Emmy.

9:20am: New to Daytime Confidential or haven't been following the Daytime Emmy Nominations? Check out our Emmy page and our full list of Emmy Prenominations.


Daytime Confidential #234: Eden Riegel's "Imaginary Bitches" Interview

Emmy winning actress Eden Riegel drops by Daytime Confidential to dish with Luke and Jamey about her new webisodic series Imaginary Bitches premiering on You Tube on May 2nd.

Imaginary Bitches is the story of a single girl named Eden who is struggling to figure out how to keep going when all her friends are in serious relationships and have no time for her. What might you ask is Eden's solution to the loss of her friends? Make up her own. Only these friends turn out to be real bitches. Tune in to hear Riegel talk about her new role and...

Discuss her upcoming movie with Jack Black called "Year One" and her Emmy winning role as All My Children's Bianca Montgomery, the first Lesbian character from a core soap family. We discuss her pairing with Elizabeth Hendrickson in the popular couple "BAM" and why, with her mother Erica Kane in jail, Bianca hasn't returned to Pine Valley. READ MORE

Daytime Confidential #232: Top 5 Supporting Characters

On today's Top 5 edition of Daytime Confidential we're counting down the "Top 5 Supporting Characters" in daytime. These are the talented actors and actresses who excel in supporting or more back burner roles but who may not be getting enough kudos for the work they do.

We have a lot of great picks and honorable mentions to be sure to tune in and enjoy.

What are your "Top 5 Supporting Characters" in daytime?

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First Three Seasons and Season 4 Of The Original Beverly Hills, 90210 Go On Sale Today At Amazon!

For those of you who can't wait to see if The CW's upcoming remake of 90210 will prove a hit or a miss next season, a special edition box set of the first three seasons (1990-93) and Season 4 of the original Fox teen soap goes on sale today! 

Beverly Hills, 90210's late executive producer Aaron Spelling was a notoriously HUGE fan of daytime soap operas and didn't look down his nose on the genre like many primetime and movie producers do. In fact he even produced his own daytime sudser, Sunset Beach

Spelling realized daytime soaps are the best training ground ever for an actor and to his credit employed many a daytime grad during his stellar career, not to mention daytime writers like Bob Guza and Charles Pratt. In the first three seasons of Beverly Hills, 90210 alone there was Luke Perry (Loving, Another World), Ian Ziering (The Doctors, Guiding Light) and Gabrielle Carteris (Another World) all in contract roles, along with Jed Allan (Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, Santa Barbara) and Josh Taylor (Days of Our Lives) playing recurring dads to the Peach Pit gang. To purchase the special DVD box set, click on the Amazon banner at the bottom of the page and you can help the gang at Daytime Confidential keep bringing you the hottest soap news around!

35th Annual Daytime Emmy Nominations Tomorrow!

The 35th Daytime Emmy Award Nominations will be announced tomorrow on The View. In anticipation of this year's nominations I thought I'd re-post the pre-nominations list so that we can discuss the pre-nominees, who is missing and who is deserves a nomination.

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

Outstanding Lead Actress Pre-Nominees

AMC: Bobbie Eakes and Susan Lucci
ATWT: Martha Byrnes, Terri Colombino, and Maura West
B&B: Susan Flannery, Hunter Tylo, and Katherine Kelly Lang
DAYS: Deidre Hall and Alison Sweeney
GH: Nancy Lee Grahn, Megan Ward, and Laura Wright
GL: Crystal Chappell and Nicole Forrester
OLTL: Erika Slezak, Kassie DePaiva, and Robin Strasser
Passions: Lindsay Hartley, McKenzie Westmore, and Tracey Ross
Y&R: Jeanne Cooper, Melody Thomas Scott, and Michelle Stafford

Outstanding Supporting Actor Pre-Nominees
AMC: Jeffrey Carlson, Jacob Young, and Billy J. Miller
ATWT: Trent Dawson, Grayson McCouch, and Austin Peck
B&B: William deVry, Patrick Duffy, and Dax Griffin
DAYS: Bryan Dattilo, Jay Kenneth Johnson, and Joseph Mascolo
GH: Bradford Anderson, Rick Hearst, and Sebastian Roche
GL: Murray Bartlett, Jordan Clarke, and Daniel Cosgrove
OLTL: Brian Kerwin, John-Paul Lavoisier, and Tuc Watkins
Passions: Christopher Maleki, Phillip Jeanmarie, and Eric Martsolf
Y&R: Greg Rikaart, Ted Shackelford, and Kristoff St. John

Outstanding Supporting Actress Pre-Nominees:

AMC: Alicia Minshew and Sabine Singh
ATWT: Kelley Menighan Hensley, Colleen Zenk Pinter, and Marie Wilson
B&B: Jennifer Gareis, Lesli Kay, and Heather Tom
DAYS: Judi Evans, Martha Madison, and Mary-Beth Evans
GH: Rebecca Herbst, Carolyn Hennesy, and Kimberly McCullough
GL: Beth Chamberlin, Marcy Rylan, and Gina Tognoni
OLTL: Kathy Brier, Catherine Hickland, and Bree Williamson
Passions: Erin Cardillo and Melinda Sward
Y&R: Tracey E. Bregman, Judith Chapman, and Adrienne Frantz

Outstanding Younger Actor Pre-Nominees
ATWT: Van Hansis, Jake Siberman, and Jesse Lee Sofer
DAYS: Blake Berris, Darin Brooks, and Matthew Florida
GH: Dylan Cash and Josh Duhon
GL: Lawrence Saint-Victor, Tom Pelphrey, and John Driscoll
OLTL: Brandon Buddy, Edward Alderson, and Jason Tam
Passions: Adrian Bellani and Blair Redford
Y&R: Hunter Allen and Bryton McClure

Outstanding Younger Actress Pre-Nominees

AMC: Melissa Claire Egan, Chrishell Stause, and Leven Rambin
ATWT: Jennifer Landon, Alexandra Chando, and Marnie Schulenburg
B&B: MacKenzie Mauzy
DAYS: Shelley Henig, Kristen Renton, and Rachel Melvin
GH: Julie Marie Berman and Kirsten Storms
GL: Mandy Bruno, Bonnie Dennison, and Caitlin Van Zandt
OLTL: Kristen Alderson, Farah Fath, and Brittany Underwood
Passions: Danica Stewart and Hannia Guillen
Y&R: Vail Bloom, Emily O'Brien, Tammin Sursok and Christel Khalil