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Emmy 2003 -- The Aftermath


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Emmy night's highs & lows & Why the lack of noms for DOOL

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Hi Suds Buds:

Well, it’s another year and another round of Emmy awards. Did your favorites get the nod this time?  If not, be sure to tell us who you would want to see get the Emmy by casting your ballot in the 4th Annual Soapdom Cybby Awards.

Overall, I enjoyed the show. ABC stepped out on a limb by taking the usual 2-hour broadcast to 3 hours this year.  I enjoyed some of the “bits,” like the ladies of The View poking fun at their 6th loss in the Most Outstanding Talk Show Host Category, and the array of soap singers, although I would have liked to hear a little more than two lines of each song.  But at about 9:30 PM, I was checking my watch to see how much longer there was to watch. Does that mean I was getting bored?  Maybe. For more of my comments on the broadcast, see Soapdom’s Emmy Coverage.  It will be online later this week.

Another thing that struck me during the broadcast was the fact that Days of our Lives was hardly represented by nominations. Why is that, I pondered as I watched Kyle Lowder’s (Brady, DOOL) visible disappointment at being passed over by GL’s Jordi Vilasuso in the Most Outstanding Younger Actor category. Not that Vilasuso didn’t earn and deserve the win, but I couldn’t help wondering what was up with DOOL’s lack of recognition.  Did it have anything to do with the fact that there are only two soaps on NBC and the other two networks have four soaps each?  I mean, doesn’t the voting have something to do with the people who work in the industry?  So let’s say for example, there are about 40 cast members on soap, give or take. And there are maybe anywhere from 60 to 100 crew and production staff, including writers and producers.  That could equal a total of 140 votes per show.  If NBC’s two shows only can offer 280 votes, but CBS and ABC have approximately 560 votes each, no wonder those shows and stars are getting nominated.  It’s pure numbers. Or is it? If I am off in this premise, someone please email me.  Anyone from NBC out there?  Tell me it has nothing to do with sheer numbers. If it does, could NBC be doing its shows a gross injustice by not having at least one or maybe two more soaps on the daytime line up?  Something to consider.

On the Days of our Lives Message Boards at Soapdom.com, we put the question to the fans:  What in their opinion was the reason why DOOL did not get more nominations this year.  Their views covered the spectrum. Here’s what they had to say:

“I think it is a shame, because Hope and Lexie both did really good work during the baby switch/custody scandal.  I think during the 80's Days was so huge that now they are competing with their history. (Which they can't touch). I don't mean Queen of the Night nonsense, but the super couples' era.”  Kellie

“Everyone in the whole world knows why Days isn't getting Emmy nominations...Get a new figgin' headwriter. God there hasn't been a good storyline ever since when Billie got shot!”  Shuis4evr

“I thought it was a political thing... they didn't pay dues or something?” Bcholly

Story lines that are a lot less than compelling, characters stuck in a time warp, Jack and Jennifer, too many teens. I won't dis the actors; they do the best they can with what they have to work with. The writing is bad (though not yet quite as bad as Passions) and the actors do the best they can with what they've got. There were some great moments of acting but nothing much was sustained. All I can say is that it's better than Passions. It's not a patch on Y&R though!” Auntieviv

“IMO, it’s because the other shows are 100% better. DAYS fans are so loyal, that no matter what junk they put on, the fans will always vote them the best at the People's Choice, but when it comes down to voting by the 'academy', they are looking for the real talent of writing a show. DAYS does have wonderful actors, especially Matthew Ashford, but when it comes down to it, it’s the stories that will win the votes. DAYS has been totally lost for years now, and unfortunately, with Reilly coming, it’s going to be worse then ever.   I personally think the Emmy's are RIGHT in not voting for DAYS. They have not deserved it for a while now, and this is coming from a person (me) that doesn't watch any other soap but knows about them, and I still know that DAYS stinks. Next year they should have a category on which soap is the worst; DAYS or Passions; it will be a close call.” JackFOREVER

“It always makes me mad when March comes around and Days and the actors are not recognized by the Emmy's. I really don't know who makes up the blue ribbon panel? Queenruler maybe you can explain the procees to me.  Over the years I have only continued to dislike this awards show. I know Days is not at its best right now but they have certainly deserved some recognition from the Emmy's over the years. Alison Sweeney, Deidre Hall, Kristian Alfonso, Peter Reckel, Melissa Reeves, Matt Ashford, Joe Mascolo, Drake Hogestyn, Renee Jones James Reynolds in my opinion have all had the work to garner an Emmy nomination and a win for that matter. Is it because Days and the actors are so popular with the fans that the other shows and actors are jealous of that? Is it because they have won so many fan awards and because of that they don't feel like they deserve the Emmy?   I won’t say that the actors from other shows don't deserve it, I just would like to see some different people up on the podium. To me, Days and the actors don't get the respect they deserve from the Daytime industry and that's a shame. Until I see my favorites get that recognition I might change my mind, but as of now, I dislike the Emmy's and the process! JMO”  deefan

Thanks for your comments, guys!  Anyone else have any thoughts on this?  Let us know on the DOOL Message Boards

And remember, there’s still time to vote for your favorites in the Soapdom Cybby Awards.  You just have to be a registered member to vote.  Registering is free -- so cast your vote today!  Voting for the Cybby Awards ends May 31, 2003.

Coming SOON to Soapdom.com

  • Our exclusive interview with Jackie Zeman (Bobbie, GH) on her role as spokesperson for the AHA’s “Power of Love” campaign, her role on GH, her first encounter with nuLucky, Greg Vaughan, and saying good-bye to former Lucky, Jacob Young.
  • Our exclusive interview with Greg Vaughan, (nuLucky, GH).
  • Our exclusive interview with Northwest Afternoon’s Cindi Rinehart and more!  Stay tuned.

Til the top of next week,


Linda Marshall-Smith
QueenRuler
CEO, Soapdom, Inc.

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