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The Creative Arts Emmy Awards show will be on Friday, April 28, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. 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) will host 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 are:
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)
Stacy Haiduk (Patty, Y&R)
Finola Hughes (Anna, GH)
Anna Maria Horsford (Vivian, B&B)
Kate Mansi (Abigail, Days)
Kelly Sullivan (Sage, Y&R)
John Aniston (Victor, Days)
Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R)
Chad Duell (Michael, GH)
Jeffrey Vincent Parise (Carlos/Joe, GH)
James Reynolds (Abe, Days)
Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina, GH)
Reign Edwards (Nicole, B&B)
Hunter King (Summer, Y&R)
Chloe Lanier (Nelle, GH)
Alyvia Alyn Lind (Faith, Y&R)
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!

At the Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday, April 30, Susan Lucci (ex-Erica, AMC) will take part in a tribute to Agnes Nixon (AMC, OLTL, & Ryan's Hope Creator).

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!


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

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.

See the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Here!

The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards took place on Friday, April 29, while The Daytime Emmys were presented at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in LA on May 1, 2016. Winners are in red bold below.
Outstanding Drama Series:
The Bold and the Beautiful
Days of Our Lives
General Hospital
The Young and the Restless
Writing Team:
The Bold and the Beautiful

General Hospital
The Young and the Restless
Directing Team:
The Bold and the Beautiful
Days of Our Lives
General Hospital
The Young and the Restless
Lead Actor:
Tyler Christopher (Nikolas, GH)
Anthony Geary (Luke/Tim, GH)
Justin Hartley (Adam, Y&R)
Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Y&R)
Kristoff St. John (Neil, Y&R)
Lead Actress:
Kassie DePaiva (Eve, Days)
Mary Beth Evans (Kayla, Days)
Finola Hughes (Anna, GH)
Maura West (Ava/Denise, GH)
Tracey Bregman (Lauren, Y&R)
Supporting Actor:
Jacob Young (Rick, B&B)
Sean Blakemore (Shawn, GH)
Dominic Zamprogna (Dante, GH)
Steve Burton (Dylan, Y&R),
Bryton James (Devon, Y&R)
Supporting Actress:
Linsey Godfrey (Caroline, B&B)
Peggy McCay (Caroline, Days)
Melissa Reeves (Jennifer, Days)
Lauralee Bell (Christine, Y&R)
Jessica Collins (Avery, Y&R)
Younger Actor:
Pierson Fodé (Thomas, B&B)
Nicolas Bechtel (Spencer, GH)
Bryan Craig (Morgan, GH)
Tequan Richmond (TJ, GH)
Max Ehrich (Fen, Y&R)
Younger Actress:
Reign Edwards (Nicole, B&B)
Ashlyn Pearce (Aly, B&B)
True O'Brien (Paige, Days)
Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma, GH)
Hunter King (Summer, Y&R)
Guest Performer:
Obba Babatundé (Julius, B&B)
Anna Maria Horsford (Vivienne, B&B)
Adam Leadbeater (Dr. Malcolm, Days)
Frank Runyeon (Angel, Y&R)
Dee Wallace (Patricia, GH)
To see the full list of nominations, click here!

"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., 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 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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