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The Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards to honor those behind the scenes was held at the Westin Bonaventure on Sunday, June 17, 2012. GH was the most winning soap, taking home statues for Casting, Costume Design, Song, and Technical Direction; Days won for Makeup and Stunt Coordination; B&B won Art Direction/Set Direction and tied Y&R for Hairstyling; AMC was the winner in Editing and tied Y&R for Sound Mixing; OLTL won Lighting; and Y&R took home Score.

The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Award winners were announced on June 23, 2012. They are shown in bold below.

Outstanding Drama Series
All My Children
Days of Our Lives 
General Hospital 
The Young and the Restless 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Crystal Chappell as Dr. Carly Manning, Days
Debbi Morgan as Angie Hubbard, AMC
Erika Slezak as Viki Lord, OLTL
Heather Tom as Katie Logan Spencer, B&B
Laura Wright as Carly Corinthos Jax, GH

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Maurice Benard as Sonny Corinthos, GH
Anthony Geary as Luke Spencer, GH
John McCook as Eric Forrester, B&B
Darnell Williams as Jesse Hubbard, AMC
Robert S. Woods as Bo Buchanan, OLTL

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Melissa Claire Egan as Annie Chandler, AMC
Genie Francis as Genevieve Atkinson, Y&R
Nancy Lee Grahn as Alexis Davis, GH
Elizabeth Hendrickson as Chloe Mitchell, Y&R
Rebecca Herbst as Elizabeth Webber, GH

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Bradford Anderson as Damien Spinelli, GH
Matthew Ashford as Jack Deveraux, Days
Sean Blakemore as Shawn Butler, GH
Jonathan Jackson as Lucky Spencer, GH
Jason Thompson as Patrick Drake, GH

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
Molly Burnett as Melanie Layton, Days
Shelley Hennig as Stephanie Johnson, Days
Christel Khalil as Lily Winters, Y&R
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood as Steffy Forrester, B&B

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series
Eddie Alderson as Matthew Buchanan, OLTL
Chad Duell as Michael Corinthos, GH
Chandler Massey as Will Horton, Days
Nathan Parsons as Ethan Lovett, GH

Outstanding Directing Team

Outstanding Writing Team
AMC, Days, GH, Y&R

Outstanding Art Direction/Scenic Design
AMC, B&B, Days, GH

Outstanding Casting
Marnie Saitta, Days
Mark Teschner, GH
Camille St. Cyr, Y&R

Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design

Outstanding Hairstyling
B&B, GH, Y&R

Outstanding Makeup
Days, GH, OLTL, Y&R

Outstanding Lighting Direction
B&B, Days, OLTL, Y&R

Outstanding Sound Mixing

Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing
AMC, B&B, Days, OLTL, Y&R

Outstanding Music Direction

Outstanding Original Song
GH:  "Dust"
OLTL:  "One Life"
Y&R:  "Our Time Will Come"
Y&R:  "(I Need To) Find My Way Back Home"

Outstanding Technical Direction
AMC, Days, GH, Y&R

The 33rd Annual Young Artist Awards were given out on Sunday, May 6, 2012. Robbie Tucker (Fen, Y&R) tied Tate Berney (ex-AJ, AMC) for Best Performance in a Daytime TV Series in the 12 and Under category, while Andrew Trischitta (ex-Jack, OLTL) and Austin Williams (ex-Shane, OLTL) tied in the category's older group. Haley Pullos (Molly, GH) took home two awards: Best Guest Starring Young Actress 11-13 category for her appearance on "House" and Best Performance in a Daytime TV Series. Danielle Parker (ex-Emma, AMC) won for the same title in the 10 and Under category. Emily Alyn Lind (ex-Emma, AMC) won the Best Performance in a TV Series by a Recurring Young Actress 10 and Under for her role on "Revenge," while Erin Sanders (ex-Eden, Y&R) was named in the Recurring Actress 17-21 category for her part on Nickelodeon's "Big Time Rush."

"Soap Life," a documentary about the evolving face of daytime, was completed in June. For more info. and to view the trailer, visit

After 22 years, "Soap Opera Weekly" ceased publication with its April 10, 2012 issue.

SOAPnet isn't fading to black soon. "It will remain available for an undetermined period of time as additional carriage deals for Disney Junior are finalized with distributors," says a spokesperson for the network.

From Soap Opera Weekly 3/13/12 The Spanish-language soap "El Talisman" on Univision is now subtitled in English, so English-speaking viewers can watch if they are missing their soaps.

The 2012 Writers Guild of America Awards Daytime Serial nominees were:
"All My Children" Writers Jeff Beldner, Lorraine Broderick, Joanna Cohen, Lisa K. Connor, Chris Dunn, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Chip Hayes, David Kreizman, Dave Ryan, Donna Swajeski, Rebecca Taylor, and Addie Walsh.
"General Hospital" Writers Meg Bennett, Nathan Fissell, David Goldschmid, Robert Guza, Jr., Karen Harris, Elizabeth Korte, Mary Sue Price, Michele Val Jean, Susan Wald, and Tracey Thomson.
"The Young and The Restless" Writers Amanda L. Beall, Tom Casiello, Susan Dansby, Janice Ferri Esser, Jay Gibson, Scott Hamner, Marla Kanelos, Natalie Minardi Slater, Beth Milstein, Michael Montgomery, Anne Schoettle, Linda Schreiber, Sarah Smith, Sandra Weintraub, Chris Whitesell, and Teresa Zimmerman.
The awards were presented at simultaneous ceremonies on Sunday, February 9, 2012, in Los Angeles and New York:  GH's writing team won the WGA Award.

The nominees for the 43rd NAACP Image Awards, celebrating the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of film, television, music and literature and honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors, in the daytime categories were: Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series: Bryton James (Devon, Y&R), Emerson Brooks (Erica's captor, Ben, AMC), & James Reynolds (Abe, Days), and B&B's Aaron D. Spears (Justin), and Texas Battle (Marcus). Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series: Y&R's Christel Khalil (Lily), Julia Pace Mitchell (Sofia), Tatyana Ali (Roxanne), Tonya Lee Williams (Olivia), & B&B's Yvette Freeman (Dr. Lewis). The winners, announced during a live telecast on NBC on Friday, February 17, are Emerson Brooks (Erica's captor, Ben, AMC) and Tatyana Ali (Roxanne, Y&R).

The Directors Guild of America nominated seven directors in the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials for 2011:  Larry Carpenter for OLTL; Mike Denney for Y&R; William Ludel for GH; Scott McKinsey for GH; Cynthia J. Popp for B&B, Casey Childs for AMC; and Angela Tessinari for AMC. The winner announced at the 64th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on January 28, 2012, in Los Angeles, CA was GH's William Ludel for Luke's intervention episode.

"Dark Shadows, the ABC vampire-themed daytime show that ran from 1966-1971, starring Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins, was released on April 10. You can order it via The coffin-shaped complete box set includes 131 DVDs with all 1225 episodes.

To make the Daytime Emmy nomination process fairer in 2012, NATAS (The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) has instituted some changes. There will no longer be a limit of 2 actors from each show who can submit their names in the pre-nomination process in each category. Therefore, everyone will have a chance to be considered for an award, not just the most well-known actors. Also, judging pre-nominee hopefuls will take place online. The top 10 pre-nominees from each category will be announced on March 2, 2012.

Entertainment Games, Inc. Teams Up With Daytime Drama Industry Expert Michael Fairman to Create Social Game Soaps for the Heyday Platform LANGHORNE, Pa., Sept. 27, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Casual game developer and publisher Entertainment Games, Inc. (Pink Sheets:EGAM) announced today that Michael Fairman, a leading expert and personality in the field of daytime drama, will join its social game development team. This move is the latest of many key talent acquisitions that support the company's ambitious new social game portfolio. Fairman will provide creative writing, direction and oversight for the soap opera genre of the upcoming social game series. This will be the first soap opera social game of its kind and is being developed on Entertainment Games' proprietary Heyday platform. Michael Fairman brings to Entertainment Games over twenty years experience as an innovator in the soap opera genre. He was a pioneer in online new media as creator and executive producer of for Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment, which was the first online portal to cover the soaps. Fairman has been a writer/producer for network and cable outlet programming with a focus on daytime drama including E! Entertainment Television, SOAPnet, ABC Daytime, and for several Daytime Emmy(R) Award telecasts. Most recently, Fairman launched his own website brand Michael Fairman On-Air On-Soaps ( ) which brings daytime fans closer to their stars and their stories daily with breaking news, video and print interviews, podcasts, and special features.  "Michael Fairman brings a critical level of passion, expertise, and creative direction to our new addition in our social game portfolio," said F.J. Lennon, CCO of Entertainment Games. "We will be combining our game design and development expertise with Michael's unique story development and scriptwriting abilities to deliver a ground-breaking social gaming experience that both the gaming and soap opera industries will take note of. Along with Michael, we believe our proprietary Heyday platform enables a game design and story telling capacity both unique and ideal for traditional soap opera drama. We are all very excited about the prospects of this exclusive relationship," added Lennon.  Commenting on his new role at Entertainment Games, Michael Fairman commented, "I am excited to be joining the Entertainment Games creative team. I've been given the opportunity to create some very original 'soapy' content for an innovative new game that will be very fun and engaging for the most dedicated or casual soap fan. While I can't reveal too much just yet, like any good soap opera, I will leave it as a cliffhanger. Stay tuned!" Additional information regarding Entertainment Games, Inc. can be found at .

Soap Cancellations Wash Out Thousands of Jobs

NEW! SOAPnetic is SOAPnet's exclusive online video service, in partnership with your Internet Service Provider, where you can view two weeks of full episodes of GH – all commercial free! Also available are full episodes of SOAPnet original series, such as “Bank of Mom & Dad” and "Being Erica," as well as SOAPnet original series from previous years, including "GH: Night Shift" and “MVP.” Plus exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the Daytime Emmys red carpet and SOAPnet events, like Soap Nation, and interviews with your favorite daytime stars.

Carolyn Hinsey of Soap Opera Digest suggested that fans go to the message boards and Facebook pages for ABC shows Good Morning America and The View and politely tell them that we will no longer be watching any ABC shows after the soaps go off the air.
GMA has a shout-out board on their page
(You do have to register with to post) and a feedback page
Their Facebook page
The View's message board and their Facebook page
You can also send them an email
Don't expect any reply aside from a general one, though.
You have to be a Facebook member to post on their Facebook pages. First you need to click on the "Like" button before you can post on the wall.

This was on Twitter: @Guiding_Light Netflix says it may start salvaging canceled shows! Let's tell them about our SOAPS! Contact Netflix 1-866-716-0414 For faster service, use this service code: 888 000

Visit our newly-updated AMC Contact Page and our AMC Links Page for info about where to write to protest the cancellation of AMC and OLTL!

Please take this poll to let ABC know you will not watch their shows!

Hoover pulls ads to protest cancellation of soaps

NY Post says that Brian Frons is in trouble

No More Love in the Afternoon by Catherine Hickland (about ABC Daytime's Brian Frons)

CNN Article The Soap Revolution

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