Wednesday, June 25, 2014
For the first time since 1984, the Daytime Emmys weren’t broadcast on any network (in the previous instance, NBC refused to air a two-hour long commercial for ABC’s then unbeatable juggernaut of a line up; my, how times change). For the first time ever, the ceremonies were live-streamed, instead, complete with host Kathy Griffin’s un-bleeped opening F-bombs.
Let the new, “hip” and “edgy” Daytime Emmys begin!
And the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor goes to… Eric Martsolf as Brady on Days of Our Lives! Streaming the Emmys may be an executive attempt to attract a younger audience (because everyone knows teens are the ones buying their family’s toothpaste, soap and dishwashing detergent, natch), but playing the classic DOOL theme as Eric goes up to collect his statue brings on the warm fuzzies of nostalgia. He thanks his wife for being right all the time (she told him to write a speech) and his parents for not making him be a lawyer, tells his kids to stop playing Minecraft on their iPad and watch Daddy’s “This is important!” award, then praises DOOL for taking a chance on a “boy from Passions.” Which doesn’t seem to be a compliment to Passions.
Amelia Heinle wins Outstanding Supporting Actress as Victoria on The Young & the Restless. She admits to being terrified of taking on a role previously played by Heather Tom (a past Emmy winner for Outstanding Younger Actress, Outstanding Supporting Actress and 2-in-a-row for Outstanding Lead Actress). Heather is also nominated again tonight for Lead Actress. Which might have been one of the reasons Amelia submitted herself in Supporting.
Read the complete recap, including Kathy Griffin spilling a twenty year old soap secret, a massive video screw up and actors winning Emmys after leaving their respective shows at: http://community.ew.com/2014/06/23/daytime-emmys-2014-recap/
Posted by Alina Adams at 5:04 AM