DGA Awards Nominees Announced: CBS Soaps Snubbed; ‘OLTL’ (ABC Version) Nominated for Final Time

Nominees for the 65th Annual DGA Awards were announced earlier this week with "Days of our Lives," "General Hospital" and "One Life to Live" representing the category of Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials for calendar year 2012. CBS soaps "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless" were the only daytime dramas without a nomination in the category. "General Hospital" dominated with nominations for directors Larry Carpenter, Scott McKinsey and William Ludel all getting recognition. Jill Mitwell received her ninth directing nomination for the "One Life to Live" episode entitled "Between Heaven and Hell," which aired during the soaps final week on television. Coincidently, the title of the episode is based on the fact that prior to its 43-year run began in 1968, "One Life to Live" was initially titled "Between Heaven and Hell." Albert Alarr was nominated for episode #11,895, which was the episode following the aftermath of explosions that found several of Salem's citizens in life-threatening situations. It was also the episode that found the drama series returning from a 2-week break while NBC broadcast the Summer Olympic games from London.

Coming Soon: Airhog Awards 2012

Although we didn't get a chance to do one for 2011, I'm pleased to announce that with the assistance of those who've been following your favorite daytime soaps and their episode counts through out 2012, Soap Opera Network will resume its annual Airhog Awards in which daytime soap stars are ranked in order of who hogged the most airtime in daytime during each calendar year.

2013 Writers Guild Awards Nominations

The Writers Guild of America have announced the nominations for the 2013 Writers Guild Awards.  In the Daytime Drama category, "Days Of Our Lives,"...

ABC Announces Hosts of ‘Emmys Red Carpet Live’

Sunday, September 23 marks ABC's turn to host the "The Primetime Emmy Awards" (now in its 64th year) and in honored tradition the network will also be airing the pre-show, "Emmys Red Carpet Live." This year the red carpet festivities will be hosted by the network's Josh Elliott and Lara Spencer ("Good Morning America" and "Good Afternoon America"), Chris Harrison ("The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette") and Clinton Kelly ("The Chew").

The 2010 Daytime Airhog Awards

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The 2009 Daytime Airhog Awards

Who hogged the most airtime in all of 2009? After years of coming in second to his female counterparts, did "General Hospital's" Steve Burton edge out the competition in 2009?

The 2008 Daytime Airhog Awards

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Least Watched Emmy Telecast in History

The Friday, June 20 telecast of the "35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" on ABC was the least watched in the ceremonies history and the network placed third overall against repeats on the other networks.

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