The Young and the Restless dominated the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category with three Daytime Emmy nominations for Peter Bergman (Jack), Doug Davidson (Paul) and Michael Muhney (Adam). General Hospital’s Jason Thompson (Patrick) earned his soap's only Lead Actor nod.
TV Guide’s Michael Logan has published his yearly prediction about which soaps have the best and worst chance of landing a Daytime Emmy Best Drama nomination. From the report:
The Bold and the Beautiful: After months and months of that hopelessly inane Liam-Hope-Steffy drivel, exec producer-head writer Brad Bell finally put the "bold" back in his show by killing off its longtime matriarch Stephanie Forrester with lung cancer — a move that was painful yet weirdly exhilarating and ballsy beyond belief. Bell wisely submitted the two episodes (shows 6448 and 6449, airdates: Nov. 12-13, 2012) where Stephanie's family and friends gather for an Irish-themed party to celebrate her life, little knowing they'll also be saying goodbye. Watching Celtic Woman perform "Danny Boy" at the bash was enough to put us on the floor, but the kicker left us immobile. Out of nowhere, Stephanie announces that she's going off to die at an undisclosed location and that no one — not even her children — will ever see her again. It was shocking, cruel, heartbreaking and so very Stephanie, who was a control freak to the very end. You've never seen anything like it in soaps, and you never will again.
Chance of a nomination: Excellent. READ MORE
BEST - Kristian Alfonso: The Days of Our Lives leading lady was simply stunning in her canary-yellow evening gown. The dress fit Alfonso perfectly, and her jewelry didn’t overpower her dress.
BEST - Anderson Cooper: The Silver Fox was definitely ready for a night on the town. Cooper could have literally gone from interviewing heads of states, right to the red carpet with this look. READ MORE
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