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What Were They Thinking?: Daytime Emmy Edition

June 28, 2010 by  

So, yes, I’m a fan of the soap genre and generally look forward to the Daytime Emmy Awards. These guys are some of the hardest working people in the business, producing five scripted episodes a week, 52 weeks a year. Think about how many hours that is. They definitely deserve a chance to relax and celebrate their corner of the small screen landscape.

But if you tuned into the award show last night (Sunday, June 27), the two-hour event had very little to do with daytime. And that really is a shame.

The awards were held in Las Vegas for the first time ever, which is cool, but I definitely disagree with the producers decision to focus so much of the broadcast’s attention on their new location. I mean, I understand it to an extent. Glitz, glamour, this could have all meshed well with the daytime TV scene.

But somehow, the awards ceremony managed to pay elaborate tributes to the stage shows of THE LION KING, CIRQUE DU SOLEIL and THE BLUE MAN GROUP, while eeking out just two minutes that paid respect to the recently canceled AS THE WORLD TURNS?

I mean, that’s not only unfair. It’s, like, kind of shameful.

Below is a clip of the short homage, which also includes the time it took host Regis Phiblin to introduce ATWT stars Jon and Kelly Hensley, so the actual video retrospective of the show itself was less than a minute!

Take a look…


ATWT has been on-the-air for 54 years. 54 freaking years, you guys. It is currently the longest-running soap opera on television and it will be airing its last episode in September.

This is the best that 54 years deserves?


There is no excuse for this. And the whole thing is just mind boggling, considering CBS — the network on which ATWT airs — hosted the awards show.

No excuse.


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4 Responses to “What Were They Thinking?: Daytime Emmy Edition”

  1. Canakatydid on June 28th, 2010 7:46 pm

    Well said Marisa! As a longtime fan of As The World Turns I found that “tribute” almost as appauling as the cancellation itself!!!
    And I don’t think that any part of the show gave the Daytime community any of the respect that they so richly deserve!

  2. Rachel on June 28th, 2010 8:35 pm

    I’m so glad I’m not the only fan who thought the show sucked!! I get it’s for all of daytime, but the lack of respect showed to all the soaps was disturbing. At this rate the show prolly won’t be aired next year. On the other hand, most of the actors shown looked bored and pissed, so maybe they won’t care.

  3. KatieR on June 28th, 2010 10:46 pm

    That wasn’t the only thing that didn’t make sense, they didn’t even pay tribute AT ALL to those actors who died this year from Daytime, including Frances Reid. Two others I’m told as well who were vital to the daytime genre (I only watch DOOL, unfortunately can’t remember the other two’s names, sorry!). That was shameful.

    Plus they didn’t even pan out to the actors. Or at least not the actors on DOOL. All I saw was 1 second of Crystal Chappell and her husband Michael Sabatino, who was actually there up for an award for GL not DOOL.

  4. Chris on June 29th, 2010 3:16 am

    It was a crappy tribute to ATWT after 54 years on the air. 1 second for each year? Whoever produced this awards cast should never be allowed to do it again.