37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
DC Interview: DAYS' Mark Hapka Talks Working With DAYS' Legends and Reveals if He's Team Melanie or Team StephanieBy Jamey Giddens on June 26, 2010
Just got back from the Luxury Gift Suite for the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, where nominees and presenters can partake in some of the pimp swag Sway Presents (a division of Phoenix-based event planning company, Sway Events) has assembled for them. While I was checking out the snazzy, throw pillows on display from LDC Furniture, sponsors of the VIP lounge, where the stars can toss back a Dragon Bleu cocktail or three, I looked over to spy a familiar face singing along to one of the Top 40 hits being spun by Neuro Drink-sponsored DJ Green. It was none other than Days of Our Lives heartthrob Mark Hapka (Nate).
I pulled Hapka away from his pals, including a little-known-actress by the name of Crystal Chappell (Carly, DAYS), to chat for a few seconds about the recent passing of DAYS Grandma Alice Horton (the late Frances Reid), the DAYS legends Gram's onscreen passing brought back to Salem and of course the red-hot Melanie/Nathan/Stephanie triangle. Is Hapka,Team Melanie (Molly Burnett) or Team Stephanie (Shelley Hennig)? Stephanie fans might be needing a swig of that there Dragon Bleu after reading this!
Daytime Confidential: You guys are just finishing up a big storyline in Salem revolving around the death of Grandma Horton, played by the late Frances Reid. What's it been like getting to work with classic Hortons like Marie (Maree Cheatham) and Jennifer (Melissa Reeves)?
Mark Hapka: For such an unfortunate event, it was great to have so many Hortons together. It was awesome to see all of those flashbacks of the show. The cool thing about a show like DAYS having been on the air almost 45 years is that when you go back into flashbacks, they're really true flashbacks from back in the day. Meeting all of the show's legends has been amazing. I worked with a new person from the past every day! READ MORE
All My Children, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless each walked away with three wins at the The 37th Annual Creative Arts and Entertainment Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday. The Bold and the Beautiful won in two categories and One Life to Live took home one award. See the full list of winners after the jump.
Fancast's Sara Bibel recently caught up with Cameron Mathison to chat about all things involving The Daytime Emmys which air this Sunday, June 27th at 9 ET/ 8 CT. Mathison shared his thoughts on the location of the ceremony, the parties, and of course who he predicts to win. Below is a snippet of the exchange, but be sure to check out the full interview.
SB: Are you going to be a part of the tribute to ‘All My Children’ creator Agnes Nixon?
CM: Only in the pre-taping of it. I was interviewed for it. A lot of the cast was interviewed. I really think that Susan [Lucci] is going to be the one driving that Lifetime Achievement Award for Agnes. We’re all going to be cheering like crazy people in the audience.
This year fans can finally get a say in who carries home the coveted golden lady at the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Between now and June 28, fans can vote who wins in the following categories:
All Time Favorite Talk Show Host
All Time Favorite Soap Star
Daytime’s brightest stars (including Sarah Brown and Drew Garrett, picture above) and 2010 Emmy nominees gathered at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills for the Television Academy’s Daytime Emmy Reception on Thursday. See more photos from the red carpet and inside the reception after jump!
Daytime’s biggest night, the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, airs this week on CBS and that means it’s time for you to make your final predictions of who will take home the golden statue in all the major categories.
Be sure to join Daytime Confidential’s own Regan Cellura this Sunday when she live blogs the Daytime Emmy awards.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jon Lindstrom, As the World Turns
Michael Park, As the World Turns
James Scott, Days of our Lives
Peter Bergman, The Young and the Restless
Doug Davidson, The Young and the Restless
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Bobbie Eakes, All My Children
Maura West, As the World Turns
Sarah Brown, General Hospital
Crystal Chappell, Guiding Light
Michelle Stafford, The Young and the Restless