Welcome to live blogging with Soaps.com during the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards!
Who is ready for the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy awards? We are sipping champagne in the office and watching the red carpet. Can't wait to see the first dress.
6:00 PM: HLN has not disappointed. They've a red carpet pre-show which already has shown to be interesting.
6:05 PM: "GH" is the soap to beat and AJ Hammer asks Anthony Geary how he is feeling after the rough beating he got last week. He has been spending the last few weeks tied to a chair in a gardener's shack, which is par for the course in Daytime. If he wins tonight he will be the most 'winningest' actor in Daytime TV!
6:06 PM Anderson Cooper is nominated for first time this year for his show, also in it's first year. Does he ever not look good in a suit?
6:13 PM: Daytime "OLTL" royalty Erica Slezak has been nominated eight times, won six. If she wins tonight, she will make history like Tony! Of course she loves everyone who is nominated with her. Maybe we will see some history making tonight.
6:15 PM: Reliving the moment Bo kidnapped Hope on her wedding day. Classic! That headpiece she was wearing needs to be in a museum of fabulousness somewhere.
6:20 PM: Marlena is on the carpet! Diedre Hall "DOOL" has been playing the fascinating doc since 1976. She looks amazing. Love her large turquoise danglers and cobalt blue gown. They are all giving love to her possession storyline!
6:22 PM: Chatting with Barbara Walters who is presenting the Lifetime Achievement award tonight to partner Bill Geddie. Can you believe "The View" has been on for 16 years?
6:25 PM: Oops! Trying to pull up a an Oscar the Grouch clip while Bobby Flay waits in the wings. He rolls with it! Up tonight for best culinary host for "Culinary Addiction."
"Soaps.com's Deanna Barnert is on the red carpet with Ellen Curtis who just happens to be her mother. Ellen's doing some reporting for another outlet. Ooh la la. They look snazzy."
— Deanna Barnert (@TVDeeva) June 23, 2012
6:30 PM: Only 30 minutes left! Chatting with the HLN red carpet makeover winners and I couldn't be happier for them! She is a big fan of "Y&R's" Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) and so they bring him out. They are loving it! OMG, they compare him to a honey badger! Lots of giggling.
Disclaimer: Video includes profanity.
6:33 pm: "AMC's" Susan Lucci on the red carpet and she looks amazing in red! She has a special tribute tonight and I can't wait to see it! Big news just broke . her new show is coming to Lifetime in Primetime, "Devious Maids," coming in March. She is giving him a soap opera slap, and she has not lost her touch. Love her!
6:35 PM: Luke and Laura's wedding - wow. I take back what I said about Hope's headpiece. This one was unreal!
6:39 PM: Back with Bethenny Frankel, chatting about her new Daytime show. She seems to love doing it. She thinks women are women and can handle being edgy. She is wearing a black dress with sheer cutouts. Her earrings are amazing, blue stones about the size of a baby's fist!
6:41 PM: Elizabeth Hendrickson on the carpet, chatting about her first nomination for outstanding supporting actress tonight. "Y&R" has 15 noms tonight. She is looking bronzed and beautiful!
6:43 PM: Rachael Ray is presenting the culinary award. She is not wanting to make any of her friends mad ... cute as ever!
6:44 PM: Remembering crazy puzzle solving on Wheel of Fortune. Seriously, how did she do that?
6:49 PM: Catching up with Finola Hughes, who has recently returned to "GH" as Anna Devane. She won back in 1981 for outstanding lead actress, and never even got to get her award in person. Bummer.
6:51 PM: Chatting with the ladies from "The Talk," who are up for three awards tonight. Sounds like they have something tricky up their sleeve for later ...
6:53 PM: Finally got that Oscar the Grouch clip to work. Calling the earlier technical glitch a tease was a good recovery.
6:54 PM: Less than 10 minutes to go!
6:57 PM: Chatting with "DOOL's" Kristian Alfonso, who is channeling Princess Gina tonight. Draped in diamonds and a sunny-colored gown, she looks amazing. They talk about Peter Reckell leaving, but she is holding out hope. "Never say never," she says. She wants him to change his mind and come back home.