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Congratulations are in order for Bradford Anderson (ex-Damian Spinelli, "General Hospital") and wife, Kiera, as the couple welcomed their newest bundle of joy on Friday, May 2, just one day after learning Anderson had received his fifth Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
Just one day after NBC's "Days of our Lives" received the good news from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences that it was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, among its 14 total nominations, for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, comes word that the daytime soap is saying goodbye to one of its leading men. Soap Opera Digest is reporting that James Scott (EJ DiMera) completes filming at The Burbank Studios today, May 2, after an eight year run with the show.
When Bradford Anderson woke up this morning he didn't immediately know that he had received his fifth Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Damian Spinelli on ABC's "General Hospital." How is that even possible, you ask? "I sleep with my phone off," the actor admits. "That's the fun thing about being on the west coast. You generally wake up to the news." He adds, "Just turning on my phone and seeing how many emails and texts I get is generally an indication of a 'yay' or a 'nay.'"
She departed CBS' "The Young and the Restless" last year with her character Phyllis Summers in a coma, and now Michelle Stafford has returned to daytime with a new role on "General Hospital" as the comatose Nina Clay. An ironic character choice for sure, but ABC promises fans that the truth surrounding Nina's mysterious circumstances will reveal itself in the weeks and months to come, as her tangled web of family history starts to unravel. But until then fans are left wondering how the show managed to keep such a reveal so secret and how it all actually came together.
In case you were wondering how the networks and the shows stacked up when nominees for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, Soap Opera Network has you covered! As previously reported, CBS leads the pack with 61 nominations overall with "The Young and the Restless" in particular leading all shows with 26 nominations. But, how do the other networks and shows stack up?
The cast and crew of CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" woke up to the exciting news that their show received 18 nominations for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. While the nominees wait to find out which of their nominations result in a win from each of their respective categories, the show itself has released an interesting breakdown on the history of each category as it relates to their individual nominees.
Like it did last year, CBS swept "The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" nominations with 61 nominations in total, leading all networks. This was an increase from the 49 nominations it received last year. "The Young and the Restless" led the way for the network with 26 nominations overall. It was followed by "The Bold and the Beautiful" with 18. Like last year, "The Talk" had 5 nominations. "CBS Sunday Morning" and "Let's Make a Deal" each received 3 nominations, while "The Price is Right" had 2 and "CBS This Morning" had 1.When CBS opted to honor the life of Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor, "Y&R) with a special tribute airing in place of an original episode of the daytime soap, the decision resulted in an Emmy nomination for the emotional road down memory lane.

DAYTIME EMMYS: The 41st Creative Arts Nominees

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:18 PM EDT
While acting, drama, writing, and directing are some of the more popularized categorizes, and will be part of "The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" whether or not its televised or streamed online on Sunday, June 22, those individuals behind the scenes are just as important to the success of a daytime drama as those that appear onscreen. With that in mind, Soap Opera Network breaks down the nominees in the creative arts categories, which will be awarded on Friday, June 20.
Today, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences officially announced the nominees of the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards! The list of pre-noms in the categories for Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actor and Actress, Supporting Actor and Actress, Younger Actor and Actress and more was whittled down to just a few final contenders who will compete for the coveted National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Emmy award statuettes during the event that will be taking place on Sunday, June 22. Read on for the official list of nominees in the major categories!
During the final minutes of ABC's "Good Morning America," the morning show revealed selected nominees for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," which remains without a TV home despite being scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 22 live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. According to David Michaels, Senior Executive Director and Co-Executive Producer of the awards show, however, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences does plan to stream the ceremony online if no TV deal can be made for this year.