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May 01, 2014

2014 Daytime Emmy Nominations Announced Amid Zero Fanfare!

Y'all! I forgot this was even happening today. Mostly because I haven't been able to really watch much daytime TV lately and because I figured my beloved and twice-dead favorite show would be shut out completely. But that's not how this played out! (Not that there were many other surprises.)

So what does everyone think?

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

One Life to Live

The Young and the Restless

 

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Eileen Davidson, Days of our Lives

Katherine Kelly Lang, The Bold and the Beautiful

Heather Tom, The Bold and the Beautiful

Arianne Zucker,  Days of our Lives

 

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Peter Bergman, The Young and the Restless

Doug Davidson, The Young and the Restless

Christian LeBlanc, The Young and the Restless

Billy Miller, The Young and the Restless

Jason Thompson, General Hospital

 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Melissa Claire Egan, The Young and the Restless

Jane Elliot, General Hospital

Amelia Heinle, The Young and the Restless

Elizabeth Hendrickson, The Young and the Restless

Kelly Sullivan, General Hospital

 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Bradford Anderson, General Hospital

Steve Burton, The Young and the Restless

Scott Clifton, The Bold and the Beautiful

Eric Martsolf, Days of our Lives

Dominic Zamprogna, General Hospital

 

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Kristen Alderson, General Hospital

Linsey Godfrey, The Bold and the Beautiful

Hunter King, The Young and the Restless

Kim Matula, The Bold and the Beautiful

Kelley Missal, One Life to Live

 

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Bryan Craig, General Hospital

Chad Duell, General Hospital

Max Ehrich, The Young and the Restless

Chandler Massey, Days of our Lives

Daniel Polo, The Young and the Restless

 

OUTSTANING WRITING TEAM IN A DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives 

The Young and the Restless

 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING TEAM IN A DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful

One Life to Live

The Young and the Restless

 

OUTSTANDING CASTING DIRECTOR FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Christy Dooley, The Bold and the Beautiful

Marnie Saitta, Days of our Lives

Judy Blye Wilson, The Young and the Restless

Mark Teschner, General Hospital

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DECORATION/SET DECORATION SCENIC DESIGN DRAMA SERIES

All My Children

The Bold and the Beautiful

General Hospital

One Life to Live

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN LIGHTING DIRECTION DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

 

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM DRAMA SERIES

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MULTIPLE CAMERA EDITING

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

One Life to Live

The Young and the Restless

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT LIVE AND DIRECT TO TAPE  SOUND MIXING

All My Children

The Bold and the Beautiful

One Life to Live

The Young and the Restless

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC SERIES DIRECTION AND COMPOSITION

All My Children

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

The Young and the Restless

 

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SONG

Parachute from All My Children by Denyse Tontz

A Love That Never Ends from Days of our Lives by D.Brent Nelson, Ken Corday, John David Webb

Makes Me Remember from The Young and the Restless by Kati Mac, Ric Krizman

While We Can from The Young and the Restless by Kati Mac, Joie Scott

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN HAIRSTYLING

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

One Life to Live

The Young and the Restless

I'm pretty much dorking out about all the One Life to Live nominations (and those for AMC as well, it's nice to see the hard work those creative teams put into such a risk getting recognized). And Jason Thompson (duh) and Jane Elliott(!). Did I mention Jane Elliott? God I love Jane Elliott.

So let's hear it. Did any of these surprise you? Who got robbed? Who is not on this list that makes you secretly joyful? Who is getting your biggest eye roll right now?

Comments

Robbed: Finola Hughes
Eyeroll: Kelly Sullivan

Good for all the actors who were nominated. Except KA - because WTF - I guess there aren't that many "younger" actresses? I am quite pleased that GH was shut out of the Best Drama series & writing category. I wonder if this mean RC will block the Academy on twitter?

I am quite happy that GH and Cartini are nowhere to be seen. Ditto for the absence of Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, and Roger Howarth.

Don't see how Kristen Alderson rates a nomination, unless that category is pretty weak.

It's so weird to me that Finola Hughes got so much more recognition for her work during her first time around (and on AMC) considering she is ten times the artist now that she was then. So frustrating.

As for Kristen Alderson, y'all know I don't get it. I guess since she won last year they thought it only followed naturally? (But I can't explain the "she won" thing either.)

I have to agree that Finola Hughes was robbed. Glad to see so many nominations for Days since it was so good last year and happy for One Life to Live too.

Very happy to see Kelley Missal nominated. I hope she wins because she really stepped up her game and was just great on the reboot while KA has been just dreadful on GH.

I'm glad for Kelley Missal too. She's grown quite a bit as a performer and whether or not making Dani essentially the lead character of OLTL was a good idea (it wasn't), she put in more time carrying those episodes than any other actor on the show.

Yay, OLTL! I'm pleased to see the quality of its return recognized. Even if the behind-the-scenes stuff sounds like a total cluster-f in most respects, they put on a good show. I would've preferred New Matthew getting an young actor nom over Kelley Missal, but I thought she was much improved and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked Dani during the show's brief reprisal.

I know awards don't mean anything in the grand scheme of things, but it would be SO SWEET if OLTL wins anything over the still-broadcast soaps - especially since it actually deserves all the nominations it got.

The only thing I can say is JT better win this year because now that he is back in Sabrina-ville, this is his last hope for a while..... Glad for a lot of the nomination both with GH and Days. A few eye rolls....

Finola was robbed, and I can't figure out if I'm
rooting for or against Mark Teschner. On the one hand, he's the hardest working man in show business and his workload is 10x that of the other casting directors. On the other hand, most of the hires have been dreadful but I don't think it's his fault. He probably brings in talented actors who get bypassed because they don't look good shirtless.

Glad to see I'm not the only one shrugging at the KA nomination. I mean, seriously? What is the criteria? Overblown hand gestures that aren't warranted in the scene? Having giant, wide-eyed expressions when they aren't warranted in a scene? Being overbearingly angry and surprised when it isn't warranted in a scene? If so, then she's got it nailed.

I find a lot of the general reactions kind of fascinating -- there is so much rage and/or glee regarding GH not getting an "Outstanding Drama Series" nomination. Only in daytime would it be an egregious affront (or hilarious snub) for a show that won the Emmy last two years running and has like 28 best show nominations and multiple wins under its belt to miss one year of being nominated.

I think my favorite nomination is OLTL's for direction, though. They did some interesting, innovative stuff on that front. They won't win, but still.

Do we feel like maybe KA's nomination was a combo of "aww, but she won last year" and "wait, she can play more than Starr!" a little bit? I don't know. I've scratched my head for years about the interest in her, though.

If this were any other genre in the world, I'd say Jason Thompson has it in the bag since every other nominee is from Y&R and they'll cancel each other out, but somehow that literally never happens with the Daytime Emmys.

I know it was a long shot since she's just a little kid, but I really think Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma on GH) had some fantastic performances last year. That scene when she saw Robin in the church and ran into her arms was beautiful… made me cry like a baby.

The other long shot I was hoping for was Sal Stowers as Cassandra on the AMC reboot. She had some really powerful scenes right from the beginning, and I thought she did a great job.

And I am pleasantly surprised not to see Maurice Benard, Tony Geary, Laura Wright, or Roger Howarth anywhere on this list!

Just the fact that Y&R garnered 26 noms had me checking the ol' calendar to make sure it wasn't April 1st.

GH being snubbed so that OLTL could be included in the best show category is a joke. Carlivati's last year of OLTL (which was robbed of best show/best writing awards that year) set that the reboot up to soar and instead it flopped. HARD. From the second the presumed dead Victor Lord Jr showed up and no one so much as blinked at his return, it was clear that show wasn't in the right hands.

And I'm still trying to figure out how only 3 soaps could be nominated for best Writing yet 4 are nominated for Best Show -- logic would dictate that without the best writing one shouldn't be eligible for best show...

So much lack of interest all around for these nominations.

OLTL was not nominated at GH's expense, they could have both been nominated. I don't understand why everyone has to pit them against each other.

So happy OLTL got some love! I hope Kelley Missal wins this year - she really was outstanding on the reboot IMO. And OMG! Miranda's song on AMC - that young lady is an amazing singer, I really hope it wins.

And, take THAT, ABC! OLTL beat out GH! Ha!

When I saw these nominations I almost wanted to laugh. It reminded me of a game show type of reality show in the last 30-40% of the season such as Survivor and Big Brother. This is that all that is left is pure crap with lazy idiots that only do good because all of the good people are gone. How many times have we seen the end of these shows have the upmost laziest losers who did nothing but then go back and say that was their game plan. My point is that we have crap nominees with a few good ones that never would have been nominated if not for great shows getting cancelled. That of course leads to great actors not being on soaps and therefore not being nominated.

One of the other problems is that the soap opera genre has completely lost its way. There was a time when characters were developed and were quite unique. The stories were more realistic and things that the audience faced such as losing jobs. Now all of the characters have very similar personalities. We have rich characters that no one can relate to and don't have much realistic conflict. Nobody really has to worry about where their next meal is going to be because they can just ask some rich relative for a job. Then there are the plots that are only there for ratings every February, May and November. It's hard to connect with this.

This has led the acting to be very poor. This is also related to the fact that "actors" get hired for their looks and not their talent. The truth is that a truly talented actor might not be a size zero with an expanded bust or 6 pack abs. That's the point. They're not supposed to be perfect. Now we have idiots such as that stupid cop Nathan West. The actor who plays him can barely stutter out his lines. That's really sad.

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