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At the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards show on Sunday, April 30, 2017, the following winners were announced:
Writing Team: Y&R
Directing Team & Drama Series: GH
Supporting Actress: Kate Mansi (Abigail, Days)
Supporting Actor: Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R)
Younger Actress: Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina, GH)
Younger Actor: Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan, GH)
Lead Actress:
Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R)
Lead Actor:
Scott Clifton (Liam, B&B)

At the Creative Arts Emmy Awards show on Friday, April 28, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California, the following winners were announced:
Casting Director: Marnie Saitta, Days of Our Lives
Art & Lighting Direction, Set Decoration, Editing: Y&R
Technical Team, Costume Design, & Makeup: B&B
Sound Mixing & Music Direction: Days of Our Lives
Original Song: Days' "When Time Was On Our Side"
Hairstyling: General Hospital
Stunt Coordinator: Terry James, Days
Digital Drama Series: The Bay the Series
Digital Drama Series Outstanding Actress: Mary Beth Evans (Sara Garrett, The Bay)
Outstanding Actor: Kristos Andros (Pete Garrett, The Bay)
Supporting or Guest Actress: Carolyn Hennesy (Karen Blackwell, The Bay)
Supporting or Guest Actor: Nicolas Coster (Mayor Jack Madison, The Bay)

The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards show, hosted by Mario Lopez & Sheryl Underwood, will be live-streamed at Facebook Live & Twitter-Periscope Producer at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Sunday, April 30, 2017.

Carolyn Hennesy (Diane, GH) hosted the red-carpet pre-show from 5:30 - 7:30 ET / 2:30 - 4:30 PT on both days as well as 2 additional Facebook Live appearances from the NATAS Emmy Gifting Suites for the nominees on Saturday, April 29 at 4 & 7 p.m. ET / 1 & 4 p.m. PT.

2017 Daytime Emmy nominations (Winners in bold)
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS (See Nominee Videos Here!)
Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH)
Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R)
Heather Tom (Katie, B&B)
Jess Walton (Jill, Y&R)
Laura Wright (Carly, GH)
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR (See Nominee Videos Here!)
Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R)
Scott Clifton (Liam, B&B)
Billy Flynn (Chad, Days)
Vincent Irizarry (Deimos, Days)
Kristoff St. John (Neil, Y&R)
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS (See Nominee Videos Here!)
Stacy Haiduk (Patty, Y&R)
Finola Hughes (Anna, GH)
Anna Maria Horsford (Vivian, B&B)
Kate Mansi (Abigail, Days)
Kelly Sullivan (Sage, Y&R)
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR (See Nominee Videos Here!)
John Aniston (Victor, Days)
Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R)
Chad Duell (Michael, GH)
Jeffrey Vincent Parise (Carlos/Joe, GH)
James Reynolds (Abe, Days)
OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS (See Nominee Videos Here!)
Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina, GH)
Reign Edwards (Nicole, B&B)
Hunter King (Summer, Y&R)
Chloe Lanier (Nelle, GH)
Alyvia Alyn Lind (Faith, Y&R)
OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR (See Nominee Videos Here!)
Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan, GH)
Pierson Fodé (Thomas, B&B)
James Lastovic (Joey, Days)
Tequan Richmond (TJ, GH)
Anthony Turpel (R.J., B&B)
Complete list here!

CW Picks Up DYNASTY Reboot 
The DYNASTY reboot has been picked up by THE CW for the upcoming 2017-18 TV season. The show will be helmed by GOSSIP GIRL execs Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, with soap vet Grant Show (ex-Spence, DEVIOUS MAIDS, ex-Jake, MELROSE PLACE) taking on the iconic role of Blake Carrington, head of the wealthy and powerful Carrington clan. Brianna Brown (ex-Taylor, DM; ex-Lisa, GH) posted, “Dynasty just got picked up by CW and I’ll be reprising the iconic role of Claudia Blaisdel!!!!”

If you loved AMC and/or OLTL and would like to see them back, please show your support to ABC & Hulu. Right now, they are considering airing vintage episodes & incorporating some characters into GH. Click here to find out how you can help make that happen!

OLDER NEWS:

Joseph Peter Mascolo (Stefano DiMera, Days; ex-Massimo Marone, B&B; ex-Nicholas Van Buren, GH) died at 87 on December 8, 2016, in Lake Arrowhead, CA, after battling Alzheimer’s disease for many years.

With the dismissal of a 2013 lawsuit by Prospect Park on December 1, 2016, ABC regained the rights to "All My Children" & "One Life to Live."

Writer Claire Labine died on November 10, 2016 at 82 years of age. She created Ryan's Hope as well as many beautiful stories for GH, OLTL, & GL.

Agnes Nixon, creator of AMC & OLTL, died on September 27, 2016 at 93 in Rosemont, PA of Parkinson's Disease. She also wrote for "Another World," "Guiding Light," & "Search for Tomorrow."

The digital drama series "The Bay" is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime with never-before-seen footage in two seasons. Fourteen digitally-remastered episodes have been released, followed by 14 additional episodes later in fall 2016. The series boasts a cast chock-full of soap fan faves. More info can be found at www.thebaytheseries.com.

Lisa Hackner, ABC's VP of daytime and syndicated programming for 3 years, has left due to the department's "reorganization." She did not develop or bring about any successful new programs.

"Ladies of the Lake," the new digital series based on the novel by Days' Executive Producer Ken Corday, has announced its cast. Kyle Lowder (ex-Brady, Days; ex-Rick, B&B), Arianne Zucker (Nicole, Days), John-Paul Lavoisier (Philip, Days; ex-Rex, OLTL), Martha Madison (Belle, Days; ex-Elizabeth, GH; ex-Lola, Passions), Wally Kurth (Justin, Days; Ned, GH), Marie Wilson (Summer, Days; ex-Meg, ATWT; ex-Karen, PC & GH), Gordon Thomson (ex-Walter, Days; ex-Freeman, Passions; ex-AJ, Sunset Beach; ex-Adam, Dynasty), John Callahan (ex-Edmund, AMC; ex-Dr. Baker, Days; ex-Leo, GH), Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy, Days), Lilly Melgar (ex-Lily, GH; ex-Claudia, B&B), Jessica Morris (ex-Jennifer, OLTL) & Jillian Clare (ex-Abby, Days) will appear in the new soap from Michael Caruso.

Christian Slater, who had small parts in "Edge of Night," "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" when he was little, and played D.J. on "Ryan's Hope," won a 2016 Golden Globe Award for Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, for his role in "Mr. Robot" on USA Network.

General Hospital's writing team won The Writers Guild of America (WGA) award for 2015 in the daytime drama category. The award ceremony took place on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and simultaneously in New York.
ABC's General Hospital, Writers: Ron Carlivati, Anna Theresa Cascio, Andrea Archer Compton, Suzanne Flynn, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Daniel James O’Connor, Elizabeth Page, Jean Passanante, Katherine Schock, Scott Sickles, Chris Van Etten.

Sudsvilletv.com, a new online network of all-original programming aimed at the soap opera audience, launched in the fall of 2015. There will be a major new soap opera with 40 total episodes, created by former "Days of Our Lives" writer Meg Kelly, as well as 16 other series, a combination of reality, game shows, and improvised shows, including a three-time weekly soap chat show, "AM Sudsville." Expect to see many familiar soap favorites cast in the New York-based productions. Go to http://www.sudsvilletv.com/ and sign up for alerts about casting news, watch exclusive previews, enter contests to win set visits, participate in online chats, and get a chance to be a contestant on sudsvillestv game shows or to be an extra on the new soap series.

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