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EMMY 2007 ~ Creative Crafts Show and Winners


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Lee Phillip Bell,  James Lipton & Mike Douglas  honored

 

Lauren Koslow (Kate, Days of our Lives)Boasting the highest attendance in Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment Emmy Awards history, this year’s show incorporated both coasts in one ceremony.  While previous years held separate, yet simultaneous presentations in New York and Los Angeles, the June 14th show welcomed 1,100 performers, producers and craftspeople to honor all genres of daytime television at the Hollywood & Highland Ballroom in Hollywood, California.

Coming out to celebrate the achievements of daytime’s behind-the-scenes players, were several well known on-screen talents.  The ceremony, held the night before the Daytime Emmy Awards, allowed the actors and actresses to pay tribute to the people who support them on a daily basis.

According to Lauren Koslow (Kate, DOOL) who presented Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction for a Drama Series, this was the awards show to be at.  Since she gets up early to work on her farm where she grows organic vegetables, Koslow planned on skipping the big ceremony, opting to attend the smaller show instead because, “I think these are the important ones.  [Lighting is] a very important award because if they don’t light us, that’s it!”

Marie Wilson (Meg, As the World Turns)Echoing Koslow’s sentiment regarding the Creative Awards, Martha Byrne (Lily, ATWT) told us she requested to present Outstanding Achievement in Make-up for a Drama Series because, “Our departments work so hard and they become part of your family.  They’re there everyday from 7 in the morning until whenever we get out. These guys work so hard and our camera guys are getting so many nominations.  I wouldn’t miss it.  It’s like my favorite part.”

But that doesn’t mean Byrne wasn’t excited about the next day’s festivities as well, gushing, “I’m routing for my friends!  My son on the show is nominated—Van (Hansis; Luke, ATWT).  Maura (West; Carly, ATWT), who’s long overdue and Michael (Park; Jack, ATWT), who’s long overdue. You just never know what’s going to happen, but at least we’re there to support everybody.”

Byrne also let us know she’s a huge fan of the Soapdom website, stating, “You guys always have good stories.  You always have the current stuff; what’s going on. I always go to CBS.com and then I go to Soapdom.”  Thanks Martha!

As for flying out to California for what was only the second year the Emmys have been held on the West Coast, Byrne couldn’t have been more thrilled, saying, “I didn’t come out last year because I was pregnant, so this is my first time and it’s just got a Hollywood feel to it.  Don’t get me wrong, Radio City is like unbelievable, but it’s nice to change it up. It gives it new energy and makes it fun for us.”

Jeff Branson with co-star and nominee, Levin Rambin (Jonathan and Lily/Ava, All My Children)Byrne’s co-star on the New York produced As the World Turns, Marie Wilson (Meg, ATWT) was also pleased the ceremony was taking place in L.A. Reminding us that even though she works out East, she lives in California. Therefore, “Since I live here it’s much easier!”

You’d think that living in one part of the country while working on the complete opposite side of it would make for a stressful commute, but according to Wilson, “It’s working out great.  Transportation and people traveling these days is so common that it’s like an Airbus ride.”

As we just spotted Wilson at the SoapNet party mere moments before running into her at the Creative Emmys, it’s clear the actress likes to keep moving.  Since she couldn’t have been at the soap channel’s soiree for long, we asked if she was able to enjoy herself.  Wilson told us she did her best, explaining, “It’s like a whirlwind. You go in and say ‘Hi’ to whoever you can, you’re on a time limit and you get out.  It’s funny, it happens once a year and it goes by so quickly.” 

If all the hubbub is this crazy for the non-nominated, imagine what it’s like for an actual nominee!  We encountered three such women at the Creative Awards show and asked about their thoughts on the big event.

As an Outstanding Supporting Actress nominee, Lesli Kay (Felicia, B&B) told us she was excited about the possibility of winning the award, but was more excited because, “I heard we might win Best Show. We have never won Best Show in 20 years. I’m most excited for that. If I win great, if not then it’s less stressful because I don’t have to get out of my seat and I don’t have to say anything.  It’s all good; it’s win win.  I’m so thrilled to be nominated.”

Jennifer Gareis, the Bold and the BeautifulOver in the Younger Actress category, Leven Rambin (Lily/Ava, AMC), who was nominated last year, told us “I’m really excited. Last year I was really nervous; this year I’m like really looking forward to a positive outcome. And if not, then I’ll have appreciated being nominated twice.”

Meanwhile, actress Jeanne Cooper (Katherine, Y&R) gave us some scoop on the annual, self-explanatory Lead Actress Luncheon.  Having just been at the gathering a few hours earlier, Cooper informed us it was, “Totally mad.  Totally mad!  Insane!  They’re still partying. [fellow nominees] Kim Zimmer (Reva, GL) and Crystal Chappell (Olivia, GL), they’re still partying.  I’ve been going since 9 this morning.  Getting over there at 12, at 3:30 back to the studios and getting here, it’s been hysterical.  But they’re still partying.”

Since we had these women captive for a few minutes each, we asked some of them what was in store for their on screen personas. 

Even though Leven didn’t give out any spoilers, she let us know that she loves playing both good girl Lily and her not so good look alike sister Ava.  “I love it.  It’s a lot of hard work, but I get to stretch my wings really well and it’s a really good opportunity to show my range.  So it’s preparing me for better experiences.”

As for Lauren Koslow, she was at a loss as to what was happening with her character Kate on Days of our Lives, explaining, “It’s pretty much a mystery to me as it is to everyone else.  I don’t know, we have a lot of changes on our show right now, so I’m pretty curious along with everyone else to see where Kate’s gonna fit into all that.”

While we can’t say who gave us the information, because they weren’t sure they were supposed to spill, we did learn that Lesli Kay’s alter ego, Felicia might be getting a new love interest in the form of Constantine, played by…well, Constantine.  Rumor has it the actors just filmed scenes where they kiss!  Lee Phillip BellAlso on B&B, Jennifer Gareis (Donna) was at the Creative Emmys, “Supporting everybody.  Of course I wouldn’t miss it.”

While we had her attention, Gareis shared this with us, “My character has a very nice storyline coming up.  I’m so excited.”  When we pressed her for what it would entail, Gareis teased, “Well, it involves a…hmm, I don’t know if I’m allowed to say that. But it’s very juicy.” Unfortunately we couldn’t get anyone with loose enough lips to go into further detail.

As for who Gareis was most likely in attendance to support, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless co-mastermind Lee Phillip Bell received a Lifetime Achievement Award during the evening’s ceremony.  Honoring Bell for her six decades long contribution to daytime TV as a television pioneer, broadcast journalist and soap opera creator was Ronn Moss (Ridge, B&B), Susan Flannery (Stephanie, B&B), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, B&B) and Jeanne Cooper (Katherine, Y&R) who presented her with the award.

In addition, James Lipton, host of Bravo’s Inside the Actor’s studio and daytime drama alum, was presented with his own Lifetime Achievement award by actress Melanie Griffith (Working Girl) and director Mark Rydell (On Golden Pond).

The third and final special award was given to the late Mike Douglas (The Mike Douglas Show).  Douglas’ posthumous honor was accepted by producers Woody Fraser and Erni Di Massa, Jr.The Creative Emmys were webcast live for the first time by TV Worldwide, which is the first web-based global Internet TV network.  Interested viewers can access the presentation by going to TVWorldwide.com , TVMainstream.com or www.emmyonline.tv .

The evening’s presenters included, Leven Rambin andJeff Branson (AMC) Martha Byrne and Marie Wilson (ATWT), Lesli Kay  and Winsor Harmon (B&B), Lawrence Saint Victor and Jessica Leccia, (GL), Robin Strasser and John-Paul Lavoisier (OLTL), Kristoff  St. John and Doug Davidson (Y&R),  James Scott and Lauren Koslow (DOOL), Dylan Fergus and James Hyde (PAS), Paula Deen (Food Network's Paula's Home Cooking), Tanya Memme and Roger Hazard (A&E's Sell This House), Olympic Gold Medal figure skater Brian Boitano, Kevin O'Connor (PBS's This Old House), Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza, (DIY's Creative Juice for HGTV), Ben Bailey (Discovery Channel's Cash Cab), Brian Baumgartner (NBC's The Office), and Jessica Lee Rose (lonelygirl15).

And the winners of the 2007 Creative Arts & Entertainment Awards are...

Outstanding Individual Achievement In Animation
THE BACKYARDIGANS  *  NICKELODEON

Jeanne Cooper (Kay, Young and the Restless)Outstanding Special Class Animated Program
TUTENSTEIN  *  DSC KIDS

Outstanding Children's Animated Program
ARTHUR  *  PBS

Outstanding  Achievement in Art
Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design
THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW  *  SYN

Outstanding Achievement in Art
Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic
Design for a Drama Series
ONE LIFE TO LIVE  *  ABC

Outstanding Achievement for a Casting Director For A Drama Series
GENERAL HOSPITAL  *  ABC
MARK TESCHNER, CASTING DIRECTOR

Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Photography (Film or Electronic)
THE VICTORY GARDEN  *  PBSJOEL A COBLENZ, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Outstanding Achievement in CostumeDesign/Styling
SESAME STREET  *  PBS

Outstanding Achievement in CostumeDesign For A Drama Series
AS THE WORLD TURNS  *  CBS

Outstanding Directing In A Talk Show
THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW  *  SYN

Outstanding Lifestyle Directing
PASSPORT TO EUROPE WITH SAMANTHA BROWN  *  TRAVEL CHANNEL

Outstanding Directing In A Children's Series
SESAME STREET  *  PBS

Outstanding Special Class Directing
80TH ANNUAL MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE  *  NBC
GARY HALVORSON, DIRECTOR

Outstanding Achievement in Single
Camera Editing
STARTING OVER  *  SYN

Outstanding Achievement in Multiple
Camera Editing
SESAME STREET  *  PBS

Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing For A Drama Series
DAYS OF OUR LIVES  *  NBC

Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling
THE TYRA BANKS SHOW  *  SYN
THE VIEW  *  ABC

Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling For A Drama Series
AS THE WORLD TURNS  *  CBS

Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction
THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW  *  SYN

Direction For A Drama Series
AS THE WORLD TURNS  *  CBS

Outstanding Achievement in Main Title Design
THE UPSIDE DOWN SHOW  *  NOGGIN

James Lipton Outstanding Achievement in Makeup
THE TYRA BANKS SHOW  *  SYN
THE VIEW  *  ABC

Outstanding Achievement in Makeup For A Drama Series
AS THE WORLD TURNS  *  CBS

Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction And Composition
SESAME STREET  *  PBS

Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction And Composition For A Drama Series
GUIDING LIGHT  *  CBS

Outstanding Original Song
PASSIONS  *  NBC
Song Title: Love is Ecstasy

Original Song-Children's/Animated
BETWEEN THE LIONS  *  PBS
Song Title: Q Without U

Outstanding Performer In A Children/Youth/Family Special
LIFE OF THE PARTY  *  LIFETIME
EION BAILEY AS MICHAEL ELGIN

Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program
DISNEY'S THE EMPEROR'S NEW SCHOOL  * DISNEY
EARTHA KITT AS YZMA

Outstanding Lifestyle Host
PAULA'S HOME COOKING  *  FOOD
PAULA DEEN, HOST

Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
THE PRICE IS RIGHT  *  CBS

Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series
SESAME STREET  *  PBS

Outstanding Children's Series
READING RAINBOW  *  PBS

Outstanding Children/Youth/Family Special
SAVING A SPECIES: THE GREAT PENGUIN
RESCUE  *  DSC KIDS

Outstanding Morning Programming
GOOD MORNING AMERICA  *  ABC
TODAY SHOW  *  NBC 

Outstanding Lifestyle Program
PAULA'S HOME COOKING  *  FOOD

Outstanding Special Class Series
MADE  *  MTV

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Live Action and Animation
THE BATMAN  *  KIDS WB!

Outstanding Achievement in Live & Direct To Tape Sound Mixing
THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW  *  SYN

Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control
RACHAEL RAY  *  SYN

Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video
Control For A Drama Series
ALL MY CHILDREN  *  ABC

Outstanding Writing In A Children's Series
READING RAINBOW  *  PBS
RONNIE KRAUSS, WRITER

Outstanding Special Class Writing
THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW  *  SYN

Outstanding Broadband Program - Drama
SATACRACY 88  *  ITSALLINYOURHANDS.COM

Outstanding Broadband Program - Children's
CYBERCHASE  *  PBS

Outstanding Broadband Program - Comedy
THE OFFICE: ACCOUNTANTS * NBC

Outstanding Broadband Program - Variety
ITS JERRYTIME!  *  OZONE INC.

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