Shannon and Christine (Soaps.com)
Soaps.com is dedicated to bringing our readers the best coverage when it comes to soaps, and that includes the Daytime Emmys. This year’s Emmys will stream online, with comedian Kathy Griffin as the host. A pre-awards cocktail reception is planned, and the stars will be presenting the awards as they have done in years past. Soaps.com has been at the Daytime Emmys since the 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in 2007, and we will be there again this year. Each year we blog live from the event to bring you the latest news as it happens. In preparation for this year’s event, let’s take a look at what Soaps.com brought our readers in past years.
Before the big night, the stars have plenty of chances to mingle at a variety of parties as well as the annual cocktail reception that honors all the nominees. Soaps.com’s first foray into Emmy week was in 2007 with SOAPnet’s Night Before Party at Boulevard 3 in Hollywood, CA. There we photographed and chatted with the stars on the red carpet before heading in to enjoy the party. We caught up with Jacklyn Zeman (Bobbie Spencer, "General Hospital") and chatted about whether she would be part of the then upcoming "General Hospital" spinoff "Night Shift." At the time she wasn’t sure whether she would be a part of the show, which was okay since she liked being surprised when receiving scripts. We also caught up with Thaao Penghlis and Leann Hunley, who had just returned to "Days of Our Lives" as Tony DiMera and Anna Brady DiMera.
Ellen Wheeler (Soaps.com/Fix)
As the big night approaches the stars are busy getting ready for the show. Meanwhile Soaps.com reporters prepare to cover the night’s events. Leading up to the show we keep our readers informed of all their favorite actors' pre-show pampering and primping. In years past, stars like Rebecca Herbst (Liz Webber, "General Hospital"), Emme Rylan (Lulu Spencer Falconeri, "General Hospital" and ex-Abby Newman, "The Young And The Restless") and Heather Tom (Katie Spencer, "The Bold And The Beautiful" and ex-Victoria Newman, "The Young And The Restless") all took to Twitter to share photos of their pre-award preparations. Actors like Erik Valdez (ex-Trey Mitchell, "General Hospital"), Scott Reeves (ex-Steve Weber, "General Hospital" and ex-Ryan McNeil, "The Young And The Restless") and other men took it easy as low-maintenance stars.
Davisdson & daughter (Soaps.com/Fix)
Many viewers tune into the Daytime Emmy red carpet for the fashion, and Soaps.com covers that as well. We bring you the photos of the stars in their finest outfits, and sometimes their not-so-finest. You never know who will wear what! Some stars like Rebecca Herbst (Liz, "GH") are known to design their own looks for the event. While some stars go for the high-end designers, others like Ashley Jones (ex-Bridget Forrester, "The Bold And The Beautiful") opt for more affordable looks from H&M. Even if they don’t take home a golden statue, many stars are winners for their amazing outfits. The red carpet gives many of the actors a chance to glam it up in comparison to their on-screen counterparts, such as Teresa Castillo (Sabrina Santiago, "General Hospital") who wowed us on the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy red carpet last year.
Beemer & Bjorlin (On 3 Prods.)
On Emmy night, Soaps.com is at the awards and live blogging the Daytime Emmys as they happen. Sometimes the show hits some technical bumps along the way, other times gimmicks don’t work out as planned. One never knows what will happen on Emmy night! Not only do we live blog the night’s events as they happen, we also go backstage at the Daytime Emmys to get the reaction of the winners. The stars are always humble and gracious, and in 2011 Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky Spencer, "General Hospital") celebrated his win for outstanding supporting actor with his kids, telling the press that it made for an amazing Father’s Day memory.
Be sure to tune into the online live stream of the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday June 22. Also visit Soaps.com's Daytime Emmy Coverage as we bring you this year’s Daytime Emmy coverage, fashion highlights, our Sudzies winners, predictions and more leading up to Sunday night's event!
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- Dustin Cushman