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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
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
B&B, GH, OLTL, Y&R
Outstanding Writing Team
AMC, Days, GH, Y&R
Outstanding Art Direction/Scenic Design
AMC, B&B, Days, GH
Marnie Saitta, Days
Mark Teschner, GH
Camille St. Cyr, Y&R
Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design
AMC, GH, OLTL
B&B, GH, Y&R
Days, GH, OLTL, Y&R
Outstanding Lighting Direction
B&B, Days, OLTL, Y&R
Outstanding Sound Mixing
AMC, B&B, OLTL, Y&R
Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing
AMC, B&B, Days, OLTL, Y&R
Outstanding Music Direction
AMC, B&B, OLTL, Y&R
Outstanding Original Song
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
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
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
"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 Amazon.com. The coffin-shaped complete box set includes 131 DVDs with all
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
Entertainment Games, Inc. Teams Up With Daytime Drama
Industry Expert Michael Fairman to Create Social Game Soaps for the Heyday
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
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 SoapCity.com 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 (
www.michaelfairmansoaps.com ) 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
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
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 abc.com to post) and a
The View's message board and their
You can also send them
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
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!
take this poll to let ABC know you will not watch their shows!
Hoover pulls ads to protest cancellation of soaps
Post says that Brian Frons is in trouble
No More Love in the Afternoon by Catherine Hickland (about ABC Daytime's
CNN Article The Soap Revolution
Save Our Soaps Campaign
The previous five episodes of
OLTL are now
available on ABC.com's Full Episode Player!
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