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Monty Brinton/CBS

Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Michael Baldwin on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” for the fifth time, Christian Jules Le Blanc, a native of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, goes into tonight’s ceremony with a career total of nine nominations under his belt (the aforementioned five for lead actor and four for supporting actor) with three wins in 2005, 2007 and 2009 in the lead category.

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John Paschal/JPI Studios

While he had plenty of material he could’ve chosen from during calendar year 2013 for his reel, ultimately he chose scenes that included on screen love interest and scene partner Tracey E. Bregman, where her character, Lauren Fenmore, was lying to Michael. “Just bold faced lies,” corrects Le Blanc with a smirk. “It was great. Tracey did amazing work, where it’s one of those ones where you just can’t, well, you don’t see that side of Lauren a lot, but she was just lying like a rug.” But how did that showcase Michael? “Well, I’m calling [Tracey] on it. It’s all that great wonderful stuff that [the writers] came up with. It was so believable and the dialogue was so painful. And I think we talked about this before, where it’s like, we rehearsed in the room and we’d be so upset, because it’s like being an old married couple after awhile. We’ve all known each other for so long, it’s like, ‘Oh god.’ You think you’ve heard it all before, but then they try this whole new, it’s like flexing a whole different muscle. We’d be crying in the dressing room going, ‘This is inappropriate for the scene! Why are we doing this? Let’s get it all out now.’”

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National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

As almost every daytime performer will tell you, the unsung heroes of the business are most definitely the behind-the-scenes crew members who work day in and day out at perfecting the music, lighting, scripts, direction, hair, makeup and other aspects that go into making the daytime industry the spectacular business that it is. Tonight, these talented artists were honored at the 41st Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, held at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. And while Soap Opera Network live blogged during the ceremony, we also wanted to bring you a comprehensive list of the night’s biggest winners! Read on to get the full scoop, which is the first big lead up to the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards that will be live streamed on Sunday, June 22!

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National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

On Friday, June 20, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented “The 41st Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards,” which honors the behind the scenes creative minds that bring daytime programs to television screens each and every day.

David Michaels opened the show and talked about the how the creatives this year had record attendance. June Lockhart helped open the show with a musical montage of daytime programming set to music by Pharrell Williams’ Oscar nominated “Happy.” A clip of Lockhart from her time on “General Hospital” was also shown. The clip was from the early 90s when she appeared in scenes with Kristina Wagner and Jacklyn Zeman.

“The Better Show” hosts Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee Smythe, “All My Children”) and JD Roberto presented three awards: Outstanding Directing in a Children’s series, which went to Sesame Street and Outstanding Directing in a Talk Show/Morning Program, which went to “The Dr. Oz Show.” “Awkward/It’s Your Life – Gimme an ‘S’” won Outstanding Promotional Announcement – Institutional over “General Hospital,” “Nick 2013 Halloween Campaign and Nick Letter IDs.”

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Disney/ABC Television Group

Ratings Report for the Week of June 9-13, 2014

NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings.  Thank you.

NOTE: Days Of Our Lives aired in a different timeslot in some markets due to US Open Golf on Thursday and Friday

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,405,000 (+86,000/-325,000)
2. B&B 3,525,000 (-9,000/-64,000)
3. GH 3,035,000 (-80,000/+503,000)
4. DAYS 2,349,000 (-115,000/-295,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.2/10 (same/-.2)
2. B&B 2.6/8 (same/same)
3. GH 2.2/7 (-.1/+.3)
4. DAYS 1.7/5 (-.1/-.3)

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The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

As previously reported, “The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” will air live exclusively on the internet for the first time on Sunday, June 22 from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA (via www.daytimeemmys.net). While you get yourself prepared to watch daytime’s biggest night online, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced the presenter lineup for the telecast, which includes several of daytime’s biggest names from soap operas, talk shows and game shows, among many other genres airing during the daypart.

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Bell-Phillip Television Productions and NBC

Bell-Phillip Television Productions and NBC

In 2013, “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan) and Heather Tom (Katie Logan) and “Days of our Lives’” Eileen Davidson (Kristen DiMera) and Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker) proved they were the outstanding leading ladies for their respective daytime dramas. They now compete with each other to find out which of them was the most Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Drama Series during “The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.”

To see who you think should win, we thought it would be a great opportunity for readers to review the outstanding performance reels ahead of daytime’s biggest night to see if their choice matches with Emmy voters. To view the reels, click the next button below and make sure to tune in online at www.daytimeemmys.net beginning at 8:00 PM EST/5:00 PM PST on Sunday, June 22, to find out who wins. The event will streamed live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

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ABC, CBS, SOAPnet and JPI Studios

ABC, CBS, SOAPnet and JPI Studios

In 2013, “General Hospital’s” Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake) and “The Young and the Restless’” Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott), Doug Davidson (Paul Williams), Christian Le Blanc (Michael Baldwin) and Billy Miller (ex-Billy Abbott) proved they were the outstanding leading gentlemen for their respective daytime dramas. They now compete with each other to find out which of them was the most Outstanding Lead Actor in a Daytime Drama Series during “The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.”

To see who you think should win, we thought it would be a great opportunity for readers to review the outstanding performance reels ahead of daytime’s biggest night to see if their choice matches with Emmy voters. To view the reels, click the next button below and make sure to tune in online at www.daytimeemmys.net beginning at 8:00 PM EST/5:00 PM PST on Sunday, June 22, to find out who wins. The event will streamed live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

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ABC and JPI Studios

ABC and JPI Studios

In 2013, “General Hospital’s” Jane Elliot (Tracy Quartermaine) and Kelly Sullivan (ex-Connie Falconeri) and “The Young and the Restless’” Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Newman), Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman) and Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe Fisher) proved they were the outstanding supporting ladies for their respective daytime dramas. They now compete with each other to find out which of them was the most Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Daytime Drama Series during “The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.”

To see who you think should win, we thought it would be a great opportunity for readers to review the outstanding performance reels ahead of daytime’s biggest night to see if their choice matches with Emmy voters. To view the reels, click the next button below and make sure to tune in online at www.daytimeemmys.net beginning at 8:00 PM EST/5:00 PM PST on Sunday, June 22, to find out who wins. The event will streamed live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

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ABC, Bell-Phillip Television Productions, JPI Studios and NBC

ABC, Bell-Phillip Television Productions, JPI Studios and NBC

In 2013, “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer), “Days of our Lives’” Eric Martsolf (Brady Black), “General Hospital’s” Bradford Anderson (ex-Damian Spinelli) and Dominic Zamprogna (Dante Falconeri) and “The Young and the Restless’” Steve Burton (Dylan McAvoy) proved they were the outstanding supporting gentlemen for their respective daytime dramas. On Sunday, June 22, they now compete with each other to find out which of them was the most Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series during “The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.”

To see who you think should win, we thought it would be a great opportunity for readers to review the outstanding performance reels ahead of daytime’s biggest night to see if their choice matches with Emmy voters. To view the reels, click the next button below and make sure to tune in online at www.daytimeemmys.net beginning at 8:00 PM EST/5:00 PM PST on Sunday, June 22, to find out who wins. The event will streamed live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

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 ABC, Bell-Phillip Television Productions, JPI Studios, Prospect Park

ABC, Bell-Phillip Television Productions, JPI Studios, Prospect Park

In 2013, “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Kim Matula (Hope Logan) and Linsey Godfrey (Caroline Spencer Forrester), “General Hospital’s” Kristen Alderson (nominated for her portrayal as Starr Manning), “One Life to Live’s” Kelley Missal (Danielle Manning) and “The Young and the Restless’” Hunter King (Summer Newman) proved they were the outstanding younger ladies for their respective daytime dramas. On Sunday, June 22, they now compete with each other to find out which of them was the most Outstanding Younger Actress in a Daytime Drama Series during “The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.”

To see who you think should win, we thought it would be a great opportunity for readers to review the outstanding performance reels ahead of daytime’s biggest night to see if their choice matches with Emmy voters. To view the reels, click the next button below and make sure to tune in online at www.daytimeemmys.net beginning at 8:00 PM EST/5:00 PM PST on Sunday, June 22, to find out who wins. The event will streamed live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

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