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First Round of Daytime Emmy Presenters Announced

Monday, April 25, 2016 3:39 PM EDT
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today the first round of presenters for "The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," taking place Sunday, May 1 from the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, CA and "The 43rd Annual Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Awards" taking place on Friday, April 29, also at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel.
Bryton James
Get ready for a soap opera showdown. Stars from "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful" are competing against one another in CBS' Soap Mayhem Basketball Tournament on Thursday, March 10. Part of March Madness 2016, the event will stream live on the CBS Facebook page at 11:30 am ET/8:30 am PT.
As we get closer to daytime's biggest night, taking place on Sunday, May 1, the industry is abuzz today over which actors were submitted for a pre-nomination for the "The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," presented by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). With at least two actors per show for each category (exception being Supporting Actress) several of daytime television's biggest and brightest stars are looking to vie for the coveted trophy that celebrates their hard work during calendar year 2015.
Melissa Claire Egan
A panicked wife turns up her efforts to find her missing husband, this week on "The Young and the Restless." Fearing Adam (Justin Hartley) may have been kidnapped by the ruthless Santori family, Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) goes to Nick (Joshua Morrow) and begs him for help.
With hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who were around to promote their new movie "Sisters," last night's final 2015 episode of "Saturday Night Live" featured a daytime drama wrap up presented by Somebody's Mom, Deenie (played by Kate McKinnon) during the popular "Weekend Update" segment. Hilarity ensued as Deenie recapped 2015 on CBS' "The Young and the Restless" with such character descriptions as mustache man, big boobs, sexpot, priss pants, red head, and perfect skin, among others, as a way to describe Genoa City's most prominent citizens.

CBS Daytime to Celebrate Emmys with Live Tweet Week

Thursday, April 16, 2015 1:26 PM EDT
As has been done in the past, cast and crew from CBS Daytime's "The Young and the Restless," "The Bold and the Beautiful," "The Talk," "Let's Make a Deal" and "The Price is right" are set to live tweet during or after their respective show's east coast broadcast throughout the week of April 20, leading up to the industry's biggest night - "The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," airing Sunday, April 26 on Pop, a sister network of CBS.Taking part in the live tweets are: Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood, co-hosts of "The Talk"; Actors Linsey Godfrey, Scott Clifton and Jacob Young from "The Bold and the Beautiful"; Keyboardist Cat Gray and Director Lenn Goodside from "Let's Make a Deal"; Actresses Gina Tognoni and Amelia Heinle from "The Young and the Restless"; and "The Price is Right" Executive Producer Mike Richards (see below...
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As it gears up to broadcast its first major awards telecast with the "42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" on Sunday, April 26, Pop has released the Daytime Emmy Nominee Reels for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Competing this year for the coveted trophy are Peggy McCay as Caroline Brady and Alison Sweeney as Sami Brady, respectively, on "Days of our Lives," Maura West as Ava Jerome and Laura Wright as Carly Jacks, respectively, on "General Hospital," and Gina Tognoni as Phyllis Summers on "The Young and the Restless."
Since joining the cast of CBS' "The Young and the Restless" in early 2014, Cady McClain [ex-Dixie Martin, "All My Children"; ex-Rosanna Cabot, "As The World Turns"] has seen her character, Kelly Andrews, finally deal with several family matters that have helped shape her into who she is today. "Her child died, her marriage broke up, her mom was a drunk and was very unstable. She thought her father was good, and it turns out her father was abusive. So Kelly had a really rough life experience. I hope that the fans kind of remember that. She's really hanging on by her fingernails and trying to make this life, and Jack is a real key... falling in love," McClain says in an exclusive interview with Soap Opera Network, following the Tuesday, February 17 episode of "Y&R," which found Jack Abbott's (Peter Bergman) actions contradict his words when he once again became intimate with Kelly as they did the deed in the storage room of The Underground.

Gina Tognoni Flirts With Disaster on ‘Y&R’

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 2:10 PM EDT
“The Young and the Restless’” Gina Tognoni is having the time of her life. Just seven months after reporting to the CBS Television City studio, where the daytime drama series is filmed, Tognoni is grateful for the warm welcome she’s received from viewers and the daytime community as a whole. Fresh off a pre-nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category, for her role as Phyllis Summers on “Y&R,” Tognoni shares with us what it’s like playing such an interesting and dynamic character, provides insight into the Phyllis, Jack (Peter Bergman) and Kelly (Cady McClain) triangle, and which actors and characters she'd love to share more screen time with.
While CBS is currently producing a latenight version of its popular daytime talk show this week, as it waits out the March launch of "The Late Late Show with James Corden," that daytime version of "The Talk" has just surpassed ABC's competiting "The View" in total viewers for the first time ever. During the week of January 5, "The Talk" had a 2% lead on "The View" in total viewers (2.95 million vs. 2.88 million). Meanwhile, both shows tied in both Women 25-54 (1.0 rating) and Women 18-49 (0.7 rating).