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    GL Triumphs at the Emmys

    Friday, June 15 2007


    David Kreizman accepts the Emmy for Writing (Soaps.com)
    At the 34th Daytime Emmy Awards, broadcast this year from Hollywood's Kodak Theater, Morgan Fairchild, looking as radiant as ever, arrived on stage to give the Outstanding Drama highlights for Guiding Light early on in the night. We had peaks from the cancer story, the Jammy story, Gus' addiction and the many shirtless moments from the male cast flying by in a flash.

    The extraordinarily handsome trio of Murray Bartlett (Cyrus Foley), Marcy Rylan (Lizzie Spaulding) and Michelle Ray Smith (Ava Peralta) presented the award for Outstanding Writing Team and, to their delight (Marcy screamed with joy), GL won. Head writer David Kreizman walked up to accept on behalf of the team, paying homage to Irna Phillips who created the show 70 years ago, and to all of the people behind the show that make it possible.

    Kim Zimmer, looking lovely in pink, came on to say that she really felt like a winner for being part of a show that has made history and been around for 70 years. To acknowledge the show's history, and its debt to the fans, they showed highlights of the Find Your Light campaign and Robert Newman narrated a brief look back on the history of the show which featured glimpses of many of the favorite characters of the past.


    Producer Ellen Wheeler accepts for Outstanding Drama (Soaps.com)
    In a shocking turn, GL tied for Outstanding Drama Series. Producer Ellen Wheeler ran up to proclaim that '70 rocks!' and thanked everyone at Procter and Gamble and CBS while the cast and crew filled the stage. She thanked the viewers and all of the people who they have worked with rebuilding houses as part of the Find Your Light campaign. The second Emmy went to Y & R, although it was awkward for them to get on the stage.

    There were some disappointments early on though; sadly Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler), Tom Pelphrey (Jonathan Randall), Stephanie Gatschet (Tammy Winslow), Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spenser), Ricky Paull Goldin (Gus Aitoro) and Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne) didn't receive their well-deserved awards. In a side note, former Alan-Michael Spaulding (1990-96), Rick Hearst, won Best Supporting Actor for his work on GH.

    In addition, the show also received the award for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction And Composition For A Drama Series.

    Soaps.com sends out a hearty congratulations to all of the winners and nominees! It's wonderful, and fitting, that they've been honored on their anniversary year, marking one of the most remarkable milestones in television history.

    Soaps.com's own glamorous Editor-In-Chief Christine Fix and Soaps.com Journalist Shannon Burrell will continue to bring everyone highlights from the red carpet and parties around town in coming days.


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    Posted by rei1 at Friday, June 15 2007 08:37 PM

    It's pathetic that Tom Pelphrey didn't win the emmy.. Did anyone watch him ACT ??? I watch Y&R also, but I think Tom way out-acted what's his name. Sorry I need to look back at the awards because he really made no impression on me as did Tom.

    Posted by rei1 at Friday, June 15 2007 08:38 PM

    Sorry I meant that he had no impression on me, But Tom definately had an impression on me.

    Posted by jaslizforever at Saturday, June 16 2007 08:44 AM

    Simply put,Tom Pelphrey is one of the best actors I have ever seeen on daytime. I have NEVER seen another actor, his age, give the performances I have seeh him give. I hope he is moving on to bigger and better red carpets!

    Posted by YR_GH_ATWT_Lover at Saturday, June 16 2007 02:22 PM

    BRYTON DESERVED HIS EMMY!

    Posted by JammyFan74 at Monday, June 18 2007 06:18 AM

    I thought Tom Pelphrey really deserved to win, he had some outstanding moments as Jonathan. I am glad that GL won the top honor of the night though.

    Posted by Maryanne at Monday, June 18 2007 10:01 PM

    I am very upset that Tom Pelphrey didn`t win for best younger actor. Tom is the best actor that I have seen in years. What is wrong the the Emmy judges. TOM PELPHREY SHOULD HAVE WON !

    Posted by lcg21 at Tuesday, June 19 2007 01:23 PM

    YES,YES,YES!!! TOM, KIM, CRYSTAL, KIM, GINA, RICKY-SHOULD'VE WON THEIR AWARDS. I DON'T KNOW WHAT VOTERS VOTED BUT, THEY VOTED WITH BLINDERS ON. GUIDING LIGHT MAY HAVE SOME CRAZY YET DUMB S/L BUT, THEY ARE STILL THE NO.1 SOAP IN MY BOOK....THEY DESERVED EVERY AWARD AS A TEAM AND INDIVIDUALLY ON FRIDAY.

    Posted by lcg21 at Tuesday, June 19 2007 01:23 PM

    OH YEAH, AND STEPHANIE/////// SHE'S SO BEAUTIFUL

    Posted by SndrElkins at Wednesday, June 20 2007 09:56 AM

    Thankyou ladys for all of the great work that you have done with letting us the fans know how things went at the emmys.Congrats GL.

    Posted by CindyAngel at Wednesday, June 20 2007 01:07 PM

    I agree with the others that Tom Pelphrey was excellent. I have watched soaps for 30 years and I have never seen a young person act as good as he did especially when Reva was dying. Stephanie was also good. Ricky Paul is great. I do watch Y&R with Byron and feel he is good also but I feel Tom was better.

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