- Daytime Drama Series: “The Bold and the Beautiful”
- Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Laura Wright, “General Hospital”
- Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Michael Park, “As the World Turns”
- Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Heather Tom, “The Bold and the Beautiful”
- Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Jonathan Jackson, “General Hospital”
- Younger Actress in a Drama Series: Brittany Allen, “All My Children”
- Younger Actor in a Drama Series: Scott Clifton, “The Bold and the Beautiful”
- Drama Series Directing Team: “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless”
- Drama Series Writing Team: “The Young and the Restless”
- Art Direction/Set Design: General Hospital
- Multiple Camera Editing: The Young and the Restless
- Technical Direction Drama Series: General Hospital
- Lighting Direction: General Hospital
- Live to Tape Sound Mixing: The Young and the Restless
- Music Direction: General Hospital
- Original Song: General Hospital: Bad for You
- Make-up: The Young and the Restless
- Hairstyling: All My Children
- Costume Design: The Young and the Restless
- Casting Direction: Mark Teschner, General Hospital
- Stunt Coordination: General Hospital
- New Approaches Daytime: What If – ABC webisodes
- Special Short Class Program: Venice: The Series
The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Las Vegas Hilton will air live tonight on CBS at 8 PM ET!
'OLTL' Head Writer Moving To 'GH'
One Life to Live grand dame Robin Strasser (Dorian) caused quite a stir on Twitter today when she spilled HUGE news regarding OLTL's head writer Ron Carlivati. "Just told but not told it was secret. Ron Carlivati to GH as script writer, hopes to be co-head writer? Yo, I'm taking heat for leaving early?"
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The bloodbath continues, Soap Opera Digest has learned Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe), Tamara Braun (Taylor) and Bren Foster (Quinn) have been let go as part of the cast trimming at Days of Our Lives.
At One Life to Live, expect early exits with Gina Tognoni and now Tom Degnan leaving the role of Joey Buchanan this summer. Hopefully, we see Joey & Kelly leave Llanview together forever.
Josh Duhamel will reprise his role as con artist Leo du Pres on All My Children, which is set to air its final episode in September!
In a classy show of gratitude for the show that helped to jump start his career, Josh Duhamel has agreed to perform a cameo on the soon-to-be shuttered All My Children.The film actor, who went on to star in NBC’s Las Vegas before appearing in flicks like Transformers and Life as We Know It, will appear in an August episode (or two?) of AMC.
De Pres supposed died in 2003 when trying to save Greenlee (Rebecca Budig) in a waterfall accident. His body, however, was never found — which left open the possibility that his character would return to Pine Valley. Duhamel was nominated for four Daytime Emmy awards for his time on AMC; he won for outstanding supporting actor in 2002. ~EW.com
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Days of Our Lives seems to be going through big changes.
Executive producer and owner Ken Corday is promising a major shakeup on Days in the near future, and cast changes are a big part of that. "You will see, in the course of a month, in the neighborhood of six characters leave Salem and five or six characters return or come to Salem, leading up to a huge September," he says to Soap Opera Digest. Two of those exits have already been announced. Days has announced the immediate replacement of current scribe Dena Higley with former Passions writers Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas.
Also, fan favorites Crystal Chappell (Carly) and Louise Sorel (Vivian) have been let go from NBC's lone soap. The two stars returned to the series in 2009 after a rather lengthy absence and stints on other soaps.
Now for the big returns: Matthew Ashford, who has played Jack on and off since 1987, is returning to the show for a big story, as well as reportedly Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn are back as the popular Marlena Evans and John Black!!
General Hospital's Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo (Brenda) confirmed on Twitter that she is indeed leaving at the end of her one-year deal this summer. "My final days are near," she tweeted. "I'll miss Maurice [Benard, Sonny] and cast with every cell of my being ... Was always just a visit but I will always come back ..
Beloved OLTL vet Robin Strasser (Dorian), who announced via Twitter last month that she's leaving the show before its January finale due to back complications,
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and big changes continue at General Hospital with the firing of Ingo Rademacher (Jasper "Jax" Jacks).
'GH' fans will soon say goodbye to Ingo Rademacher's Jax
We all knew this day was coming. The third vet firing of 2011 on General Hospital was announced today. Soaps in Depth broke the sad news this afternoon that Ingo Rademacher was fired from the struggling soap. Rademacher joined the cast of GH in 1996 as the Aussie corporate raider Jasper Jacks, more commonly known as “Jax.” Rademacher’s firing was announced the same day that fellow fired co-star Tyler Christopher taped his last scenes as Nikolas Cassadine. Earlier this year, Rademacher's ex Rebecca Herbst was fired by the show only to have ABC issue a press release weeks later claiming that the actress was never let go and would remain with the show as Elizabeth Webber. It is widely known that General Hospital is facing the biggest budget cut it has seen in a long, long time and it seems the casting cuts have only just begun. Continuing reading what Ingo had to say here
Brian Frons, president, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television Group announced today that Garin Wolf has been named head writer of ABC’s Emmy® Award-winning daytime drama, “General Hospital.” The appointment is effective immediately.
“Garin is a talented writer and storyteller who has been a part of the ‘General Hospital’ family for nearly 15 years. His in-depth knowledge and adoration for the show’s legacy will help make a smooth transition and an immediate impact on story,” said Frons. “I’m sure he will succeed in taking ‘General Hospital’ to new heights as he develops characters and storylines that will engage and thrill our viewers.”
Recipient of two Daytime Emmys®, Wolf has been working for the daytime drama since 1997 and over the years has held the roles of associate head writer, breakdown writer and script writer. He has also written for SOAPnet's prime-time spin-off series, "General Hospital: Night Shift" and daytime drama "As the World Turns," as well as animated series "Batman" and "Tiny Toon Adventures." In addition, Wolf has won a Writer's Guild Award for his work on "General Hospital."
Good luck to Garin but this change is over a decade due!!
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Series
Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart-Slater, All My Children) - ABC
Debbi Morgan (Angie Hubbard, All My Children) - ABC
Colleen Zenk (Barbara Ryan, As the World Turns) - CBS
Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful) - CBS
Laura Wright (Carly Corinthos Jacks, General Hospital) - ABC
Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Summers, The Young and the Restless) - CBS
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Daytime Series
Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake Martin, All My Children) - ABC
Michael Park (Jack Snyder, As the World Turns) - CBS
James Scott (EJ DiMera, Days of Our Lives) - NBC
Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) - ABC
Christian Le Blanc (Michael Baldwin, The Young and the Restless) - CBS
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Daytime Series
Melissa Claire Egan (Annie Chandler, All My Children) - ABC
Julie Pinson (Janet Ciconne, As the World Turns) - CBS
Heather Tom (Katie Logan Spencer, The Bold and the Beautiful) - CBS
Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis, General Hospital) - ABC
Bree Williamson (Jessica Brennan, One Life To Live) - ABC
Tricia Cast (Nina Webster, The Young and the Restless) - CBS
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Series
Jonathan Jackson (Lucky Spencer, General Hospital) - ABC
Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake, General Hospital) - ABC
Brian Kerwin (Charlie Banks, One Life to Live) - ABC
Doug Davidson (Paul Williams, The Young and the Restless) - CBS
Billy Miller (Billy Abbott, The Young and the Restless) - CBS
Outstanding Younger Actress in a Daytime Series
Brittany Allen (Marisa Chandler, All My Children) - ABC
Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina Corinthos Davis, General Hospital) - ABC
Emily O'Brien (Jana Hawkes, The Young and the Restless) - CBS
Outstanding Younger Actor in a Daytime Series
Scott Clifton (William Spencer III aka Liam Cooper, The Bold and the Beautiful) - CBS
Chandler Massey (Will Horton, Days of Our Lives) - NBC
Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos, General Hospital) - ABC
Outstanding Drama Series
All My Children, ABC
Julie Hanan Carruthers, Executive Producer
Jadine Aronson, Coordinating Producer
Hope Harmel Smith, Supervising Producer
The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
Bradley P. Bell, Executive Producer
Rhonda Friedman, Supervising Producer
Ronald L. Weaver, Senior Producer
Adam Dusevoir, Coordinating Producer
Edward Scott; Cynthia J. Popp and Casey Kasprzyk, Producers
General Hospital, ABC
Jill Farren Phelps, Executive Producer
Robert Guza, Jr., Consulting Producer
Mary O'Leary; Michelle Henry; Mercer Barrows, Producers
The Young and the Restless, CBS
Maria Arena Bell, Executive Producer
Paul Rauch, Co-Executive Producer
Anthony Morina and John C. Fisher, Supervising Producers