Earlier today the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, announced the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards.
All entrants that submitted this year were judged by their peers via an online ballot. Eligible judges viewed clips containing work of each performer and were required to select their top 10 performer choices. In the case of the Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Supporting Actor categories, there were ties this year that resulted in more than 10 pre-nominees.
The candidates below will now advance to the blue ribbon screening round, which will determine both nominees and recipients. The final nominations will be announced May 1.
It may be super cold in the Northeast (and much of the country) right now, but come Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6, much of the cast of ABC’s “General Hospital” will be heating things up for those in and around Montclair, New Jersey and Boston, Massachusetts.
Produced by Coastal Entertainment Productions, “GH’s” Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) and Laura Wright (Carly) will host co-stars Kristen Alderson (Kiki), Chad Duell (Michael), Kelly Thiebaud (Britt), Bryan Craig (Morgan), Dominic Zamprogna (Dante), Lisa LoCicero (Olivia), Maura West (Ava) and Michael Easton (Silas) for the ultimate “GH” Fantasy Weekend. The actors will all be on hand for a star studded afternoon in Montclair on Saturday, April 5 and in Boston on Sunday, April 6 for what is being dubbed the largest soap opera event in the Northeast.
As previously reported, the annual “General Hospital” Fan Club weekend will take place from Thursday, July 31 through Monday, August 4 at the Sportmen’s Lodge Hotel and Events Center in Studio City, CA. Tickets for the Kick Off Cocktail Party, Main Cast and Blast from the Past – Part II events went on sale last week Monday.
Recently, the fan club announced additional events for several “GH” stars including mainstays Rebecca Herbst, Lisa LoCicero, Tyler Christopher, Laura Wright, Kelly Moncao, Kirsten Storms, Jason Thompson and Dominic Zamprogna. Joining the actors this year with their own events will be Michael Easton, Ryan Paevey, Kathleen Gati, and even the return of Karaoke night, now hosted by Sean Blakemore, Marc Anthony Samuel and Parry Shen.
ABC’s “General Hospital” is fast becoming the place to be to hopefully find the one it seems as another pair of stars have revealed their real-life relationship status, this time via social media.
Hot on the heels of word that Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones) and Brandon Barash (Johnny Zacchara) were an item, and the recent revelation of Kristen Alderson (Kiki Jerome) and Chad Duell (Michael Quartermaine) hooking up, comes word that Bryan Craig (Morgan Corinthos) and Kelly Thiebaud (Britt Westbourne) are also a couple!
Times, they are a-changin’! Due to a last minute switch in the production schedule over at “General Hospital,” there are some schedule changes taking place for a few of the “GH” Fan Club Weekend events taking place on Friday, July 26.
The Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos) and Kristen Alderson (Kiki Jerome) event has been moved to a later time slot, now taking place from 7PM to 9PM. And the Bryan Craig (Morgan Corinthos), Tequan Richmond (T.J. Ashford) and Jimmy Deshler (Rafe Kovich) event has been moved up to the earlier time of 4PM to 6PM. Meanwhile, Lisa LoCicero’s (Olivia Falconeri) event has been pushed back an hour. Her festivities will now take place from 10AM to 1PM.
As far as we know, none of the other “GH” event times have been affected by the scheduling conflict.
EXCLUSIVE: “General Hospital” Head Writer, Ron Carlivati (pictured above, far right), chats with Soap Opera Network on his double nominations for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team (both “GH” and “One Life to Live” were nominated), teases what’s to come with Michael (Chad Duell), Kiki (Kristen Alderson) and Morgan (Bryan Craig), and much more.
Former “One Life to Live” star Brittany Underwood (ex-Langston Wilde; ex-Loren Tate, “Hollywood Heights”) has announced on her YouTube Channel that on Tuesday, June 4 she will be releasing her debut EP. While no title has been announced at this time, the actress and singer released her debut music video directed by Robert Adamson (Noah Newman, “The Young and the Restless”) on February 28, entitled “Flow.” The song, which is expected to be part of Underwood’s EP, features appearances by “General Hospital‘s” Kristen Alderson (Kiki Jerome) and Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos) as well as ” Heights” co-star from “Heights,”Ashley Holliday (Melissa Sanders).
On Monday, April 1, ABC’s “General Hospital” turns 50! In honor of the event, fans have been anticipating the return of one of the shows grandest events…the Nurses Ball. While things don’t kick into high gear for the event until the Friday, April 5 episode, we at Soap Opera Network wanted to make sure you got a glimpse of some of your favorite actors before their characters start singing, dancing, and throwing punches.
Brittany Underwood, who starred as Langston Wilde on ABC’s “One Life to Live” and Loren Tate on Nick @ Nite’s “Hollywood Heights,” recently released her music video for the song “Flow,” which was shot and directed by Robert Adamson, who co-starred with Underwood on “Heights” as Phil Sanders and is now appearing on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” as Noah Newman. Also making an appearance in the music video are “General Hospital’s” Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning) and Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos) as well as another of Underwood’s co-stars from “Heights,” Ashley Holliday (Melissa Sanders).
The peer votes have been cast, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards! Five categories have been announced, including Lead Actress and Lead Actor, Supporting Actress and Supporting Actor, as well as Younger Actress and Younger Actor. Without further adieu, here are the pre-nominees:
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series