It's Emmy Week at Daytime Confidential! On today's episode of the podcast, famed entertainment journalist Tom O'Neil (founder of The Envelope.com, senior editor of In Touch Weekly) and TV Guide Canada'sNelson Branco, chat with Luke and Jamey about the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, airing Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009 on The CW.
O'Neil, the foremost expert on awards shows, and author of such tomes as Movie Awards, The Emmys and The Grammys, provides an in depth, insider's perspective of the award show process, and drives home why it is imperative daytime fans watch this year's Daytime Emmy Awards,and support all daytime programming if the telecast is to survive.
O'Neil and Branco, himself a veteran of awards show coverage, also weigh in on whether or not Susan Lucci finally winning the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress and/or Oprah Winfrey taking herself out of the race for Outstanding Talk Show Host, cost the Daytime Emmys in terms of much-needed, mainstream buzz.
Along the way, Luke, Jamey and Nelson handicap this year's race, providing their thoughts on who should win, as opposed to who will win. It's an episode you won't wanna miss. Then, be sure to check out Nelson Branco, Soap Opera Digest's Stephanie Sloane and our own Jamey Giddens on the hour-long Daytime Emmy pre-show Live From The Red Carpet, hosted by The Insider's Lara Spencer and Entertainment Tonight'sKevin Frazier, airing just before the Emmys. Check your local listings.
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