39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
The ladies of The Talk are showing some love to the daytime soap genre, by hosting a special, live post-Daytime Emmys show today. The hour will feature some of the winners of the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
Look for the chatfest to feature Outstanding Lead Actress winner Heather Tom (Katie, The Bold and the Beautiful), Oustanding Supporting Actor winner Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky, General Hospital) and Outstanding Younger Actress winner Christel Khalil (Lily, The Young and the Restless). READ MORE
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winner Nancy Lee Grahn wasn't able to attend this year's Daytime Emmy awards ceremony. The popular General Hospital star did, however, live tweet along with the HLN telecast for her almost 60,000 Twitter followers. Here's a couple of the always irreverent Grahn's tweets:
Tony Geary has been making soap history pretty much since he first began playing rapist-turned-antihero Luke Spencer on ABC Daytime's General Hospital back in 1978. That trend certainly didn't change this past weekend at the 39th Annual Daytime Emmys.
There Geary took home his seventh win for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. If you didn't get a chance to watch the show on HLN, keep reading to see Geary's hilarious, heartfelt acceptance speech! READ MORE
The undeniable chemistry between Days of Our Lives bad boy EJ DiMera (James Scott) and newly out, gay coed Will Horton (Chandler Massey) was a hot topic at the 39th Annual Daytime Emmys this past week. We Love Soaps' Roger Newcomb caught up with Scott on the red carpet at the Creative Arts Daytime Emmys, where the actor admitted to EJ knowing exactly what he's doing in terms of using Will's sexuality to "exert power" over the lad! Here's an excerpt from the interview:
WE LOVE SOAPS TV: Our viewers love the chemistry between EJ and Will (Chandler Massey). What's it like working with Chandler?
James Scott: First of all, Chandler Massey should win the award for Younger Actor. He's the most talented young actor that I've ever worked with.
They [Will and EJ] have this really interesting relationship. I think of it as being a mentor/mentee relationship - almost a father/son relationship. It has some really interesting dynamics within that, because of course you have Will's sexuality and you have the fact that EJ is a man who is not over and above, like, walking that line...
I mean, I don't think there's any question regarding EJ's sexuality, but he knows how to exert power over people.
WE LOVE SOAPS TV: It would send Sami over the edge.
James Scott: Maybe that's a good reason to do it. Sami, you marry me, or I marry your boy! It's up to you.
Scott also fielded questions about EJill from Soap Socialite Jason Spitzer on the actual Daytime Emmys red carpet. Watch the two chats below!
“I didn't hear the name that they called, but all I heard was my Dad go ‘Yeah!’ because my Dad was sitting right next to me, so that's how I knew. Then I went up and flubbed the speech!” Massey added, “It was crazy! I definitely did not think it was going to happen this year. Not at all.”
Susan Lucci, Erika Slezak and Cameron Mathison Celebrate Cancelled Daytime Soaps at The Daytime EmmysBy Jamey Giddens on June 24, 2012
The legendary Susan Lucci moderated a tribute to her iconic character Erica Kane, as well as several of daytime's recently cancelled soap operas, including All My Children, One Life to Live, As The World Turns and Guiding Light. To help her along, she invited OLTL's leading lady Erika Slezak and her former AMC scene partner Cameron Mathison on stage. While it was nice to see the soaps we've lost honored, it would have been cool if their had been video montages from those sudsers! Watch the tribute below.