38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards are almost upon us and TV Guide’s Michael Logan has a preview of what's in store for viewers. Logan caught up with the show's executive producer David McKenzie, who highlighted some of the broadcast's performers and guests.
McKenzie has booked such Sin City faves as Marie Osmond, Gladys Knight, Penn and Teller, Criss Angel and the Cirque du Soleil hit Viva Elvis. Wayne Brady, an Outstanding Game Show Host nominee this year for Let's Make a Deal, will emcee the awards and conduct a gospel choir of surprise celebrities.
As for whether-or-not All My Children and One Life to Live will receive farewells this year, McKenzie had this to say.
"We'll do something very special to acknowledge what's happened — something the fans are really going to love," McKenzie says. "But these soaps are still on the air and they'll both qualify for Daytime Emmys in 2012. We are not ready to say goodbye."
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Major props to the creative forces behind webisoaps Venice and Gotham. Both sudsers received nominations for Oustanding Special Class Short Format, and will go up against Disney Channel's Tasty Time With Zefronk. In light of the recent blows the daytime soap opera industry and its fans have endured, I expect more and more soap fans to be flocking online for their sudsy fix, and shows like Venice and Gotham could find even more popularity and support as a result. Congrats to Venice co-creators Crystal Chappell (Carly, DAYS) and Kimmy Turrisi, and Gotham's Martha Byrne.
The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy nominations were announced today in New York City and ABC Daytime's General Hospital led the soap pack with 21 nominations. CBS Daytime's The Young and The Restless wasn't far behind with 20 nods. The biggest shocker from the nominations has to be Days of Our Lives earning a nod for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team, while One Life to Live was snubbed. (Editor's Note: You damn sure got that right!)
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
All My Children
The Bold and the Beautiful
The Young and the Restless
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES WRITING TEAM
As The World Turns
The Bold and the Beautiful
Days of Our Lives
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What's behind door number one? Certainly not a soaper hosting this year's Daytime Emmy Awards, wocka wocka. According to a CBS press release, The Tiffany Network has tapped Let's Make a Deal host Wayne Brady to MC this year's Vegas telecast. I was hoping for Neil Patrick Harris and Eric Braeden. The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will air lve from 8-10 pm EST, Sunday night, June 19 on CBS. The show will air tape delayed on the West Coast.
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