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35th Daytime Emmy Awards

Check out our new soap opera fan blog for even more daytime emmy awards news and then some, and visit our revamped soap opera fan forums! We now cover Bold and The Beautiful, in addition to Days Of Our Lives, General Hospital and Young and The Restless! If you can't find what you want there, cisit our sister site for more!

Soap Opera Fan invites readers to periodically check this section for all news pertaining to the 35th Daytime Emmy Awards! We will be bringing you the news as we hear it. Since we'll be covering this highly anticipated event, live, on Soaps.com, we also invite you to check that out June 19th, starting at 8:00 PM EST. We would love to be able to blog live on Soap Opera Fan, however, the way that we upload articles here, is quite different and we're literally unable to do live posts. Still, we do hope that you are able to visit us on our sister site for some coverage, before we regale you with the rest, here. We've a real treat for you in store with photos, interviews and video clips, so start counting the days to Emmy day!

Friday, June 27: Check out SoapNet Party pics in our new Daytime Photo Gallery page!

Thursday, June 26
Dress Like a Daytime Diva!
Heather Tom's Emmy dress is available for auction at the Clothes Off Our Back website benefiting HIV/AIDS charities! The dress, designed to celebrate Tom's 12th Emmy nod by Project Runway contestant Jack Mackenroth, is pictured here. The auction ends July 12.





The Winners!
Outstanding Drama Series: General Hospital
Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team: One Life to Live
Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team: One Life to Live
Outstanding Lead Actor: General Hospital's Anthony Geary (Luke)
Outstanding Lead Actress: The Young and the Restless' Jeanne Cooper (Katherine)
Outstanding  Supporting Actor: The Young and the Restless' Kristoff St. John (Neil)
Outstanding Supporting Actress: Guiding Light's Gina Tognoni (Dinah)
Outstanding Younger Actor: Guiding Light's Tom Pelphrey (ex-Jonathan)
Outstanding Younger Actress: As the World Turns' Jennifer Landon (Gwen)

Don't forgot, if you missed any of the Creative Arts and Entertainment Award Winners, they were announced last Friday, June 13, 2008 and can be viewed here!

Tuesday, June 24
For all the behind the scenes action, check on the LIVE 35th Daytime Emmy Blog here!

Wednesday June 11

A few of the soap stars from Days that you can expect to see on the red carpet and attending the 35th Daytime Emmys this year...

Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), Judi Evans (Bonnie), Thaao Penglis (Tony/Andre), Arianne Zucker (Nicole), Blake Berris (Nick), Darin Brooks (Max), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla), Shawn Christian (Daniel), Roscoe Born (Dean Robbins), Tamara Braun (Ava), Alison Sweeney (Sami), Peter Reckell (Bo), Jim Reynolds (Abe), Leann Hunley (Anna), Jay Johnson (Philip), Lauren Koslow (Kate), Peggy McCay (Caroline), Shelley Hennig (Stephanie), James Scott (EJ), Rachel Melvin (Chelsea), Stephen Nichols (Steve), Kristen Renton (Morgan) and Suzanne Rogers (Maggie) and more.

Tuesday June 8, 2008

Head over to Soaps.com for our writer's Emmy Predictions (in the Latest News section) this week, and let us know what your own predictions are! Contact us through email and we'll post a few of your predictions here. Shall we see whose predictions come the closest to winning?!

Thursday June 5, 2008

Emmy Presenters!

The Days actors and actresses chosen to present the 35th Daytime Emmy Awards this year, are Alison Sweeney (Sami DiMera), Arianne Zucker (Nicole), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) and ex-cast member, Jason Cook (Matt, General Hospital). No Passions actors or actresses will present.

Monday June 2, 2008


While one of Soap Opera Fan's fine writers, Deanna Barnert, has already brought you the list of nominees for the 35th Daytime Emmy Awards as they pertain to Days Of Our Lives and Passions - originally, you could read about them here: Daytime Emmy Pre-Nominations Released, but we'll post them below. We also plan to keep you abreast with Emmy scoopage as it comes to us!

Emmy News!

Emmy Pre-Nominations Released April 30, 2008: These are the actors that the show puts in for consideration for the final nominations. The final list of who will be up for the award is selected at a later date. For now, here are the actors "Days" put in to be considered. For the list of all soap nominations, check this link.

Lead Actor -Stephen Nichols (Steve), James Scott (EJ), Thaao Penghlis (Tony), Peter Reckell (Bo)

Lead Actress -Deidre Hall (Marlena), Alison Sweeney (Sami)

Supporting Actor - Bryan Datillo (Lucas), Jay Kenneth Johnson (Phillip), Joseph Mascolo (Stefano)

Supporting Actress -Judi Evans (Bonnie/Adrienne), Martha Madison (Belle), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla)

Leading Younger Actor - Blake Berris (Nick), Darin Brooks (Max), Matthew Florida (Ford)

Leading Younger Actress - Kristen Renton (Morgan), Shelley Hennig (Stephanie), Rachel Melvin (Chelsea)


Are you attending the 35th Daytime Emmy Awards?

Who from Soap Opera Fan is going to attend the 35th Daytime Emmys? In addition to myself and Lori Wilson, who will be covering the event with Shannon Burrell, Shaun Proulx and Chris Laughter, we hope that some of you will be able to make this glamorous event!

If you belong to certain fan clubs, I hear you can get a deal on tickets. Of course it's from a very good source, and they tell us fans should get their tickets soon. Otherwise, check TicketMaster for tickets to the show, or just show up to the Kodak Theatre, June 20 around 2pm. The stars will be walking the pinkish-red carpet from 3:00pm onward, and you may be able to catch a glimpse of a star.

If you have no plans to attend, no worries! We'll have all the coverage that you'll need to make you feel as though you were there yourself. From various interviews with the soap stars to discussions regarding the soap stars flair for style, we plan to find out the juicy scoop that we feel you'd want to know! You can catch photos and video clips of the red carpet events and our own opinion of all Emmy related events!

Photo: Leann Hunley (Anna) with Thaao Penghlis (Tony/ex-Andre), taken at the 34th Daytime Emmy Awards. As you all know, Tony was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor this year! Very well deserved nomination. Shannon Burrell (reporter) and I had met Leann and Thaao the evening previous and Leann admitted a teensy bit of trepidation over her return to daytime after a 21 year gap! Since our posters had been ecstatic about the 'Anna return', I shared this with her and assured her that "Tony and Anna" fans were eager for her return.



Guess Who is Hosting the 35th Emmys!

All My Children's very own Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery) along with The View's Sherri Shepherd, will be this year's host! If you can't make it or crowds aren't your thing, please check in with Soaps.com for live coverage of the event. We're not the only ones that will be there. You can catch SOAPnet's red carpet Emmy morsels, live, and get to take a sneak peek behind the scenes of the Daytime Emmys. I can tell you in advance that it's full of activity and a lot of fun to be backstage at this event. There are a few rooms last year. One was set up for SOAPnet, a large photographer's room was set up with bleachers. We took photos of the winners and sometime their families. There is another press room that is smallish in size, sporting metal chairs, a stage for the winners to come discuss their win, and a television set for us to view the Emmy coverage as we wait for and talk with the winners! We're fed, watered, and excitement is in the air.



SOAPnet Night Before Party!

Speaking of SOAPnet, last year, Shannon Burrell and I covered the 2007 SOAPnet Night Before Party and attended the party afterwards. A great time, I can assure you! This year, Shannon Burrell, Lori Wilson and Shaun Proulx will be covering the event. We will be getting you the scoop from the actor's mouths and getting you some great shots of the soap stars in their party attire.

As seen to your left, Brian Datillo (Lucas) was on hand to crack us up and let us know what he was up to before the party. A few Days partiers were there. Martha Madison (ex-Belle) was gorgeous in a silver dress, Kyle Lowder (ex-Brady) and wife, Arianne Zuker ( Nicole Walker) turned out to party, Rachel Melvin (Chelsea Brady) and her lovely and wonderful publicist, Cindy, showed up, we were happy to see young Christopher Gerse (Will Horton) there and Kristian Alfonso (Hope Brady) our lovely jewlery guru, amongst many others. From what I recall, from Passions, we also spoke with Charles Divins (ex-Chad Harris), Adrian Bellani (ex-Miguel-Lopez-Fitzgerald and Christopher Maleki (Spike) were all there, amongst others. While we do want to bring you original scoop to SOF, we hadn't purchased the site at that point and therefore will have to make due with showing you a piece we did on the party on our sister site. Please feel free to read more coverage here!




The Second Annual Sudzies Awards!!

The what?!! Don't worry. I'll explain!

With the 35th Daytime Emmys right around the corner, we thought we'd have a little fun with our readers and give them their own makeshift Emmys on our sister site, Soaps.com. We welcome all Soap Opera Fan readers to hightail it over to Soaps.com and vote in the Sudzies Awards!

What the devil are the Sudzies, you ask? We nominate actors and actresses from all 9 soap operas in several categories such as best actor, most annoying character, and honor the best of daytime, even those characters who work the best at getting on our last nerve! It's all in fun.

Click the link below to vote, not just on DAYS and Passions, but any of your other favorite daytime dramas. This is our second year to bring readers 'The Sudzies'. Your votes will show who the fans truly want to win! Make your votes count, and June 12, we will post a final ballot that everyone can participate in the vote. We'll tabulate all votes and on June 12, 2008, we'll post the Sudzies winners!

How to vote: Simply write the name of the character/actor, along with the show name, in the text box for each question. Click here to vote!!

Stay tuned for more coverage!

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