Guiding Light’s Nominations at the Daytime Emmys: Updated
Updated: June the 16th
This week, of course, is Emmy week and everyone is giddy in anticipation of this Friday’s big event. Even before the stars trail down the red carpet and through the packed aisles of the theatre for the primetime ceremony, some awards are already being given out. Murray Bartlett (Cyrus Foley) and Bonnie Dennison (Susan “Daisy” LeMay) were at a black-tie gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City for the 35th Annual Daytime Creative Arts and Entertainment Awards, being handed out on Friday. In spite of being Friday the 13th, luck proved to be on Guiding Light‘s side when it scooped up a trio of honors. These technical honors recognize excellence in achievement in the creative fields which normally catch our notice, even if they get less public attention.
Hanne Anderson took home the first statuette for Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing. Hanne was recognized for the work done on last year’s historical “Hands On: After Katrina” episode which broke away from the traditional frame of the series to document the cast and crew as they took part in reconstruction initiatives. The show’s second nod came in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction And Composition For A Drama Series. This award was shared by music directors Gary Deinstadt, Billy Barbwr Robyn Cutler and composers Brian D. Siewert, Danny Pelfrey, Chieli Minucci, Mark Stephen Ross, Kenneth Eberhard, Linda Lawley, Michele Vice-Maslin and Ron Komie.
The show took home its final trophy of the night for Outstanding Achievement in Live and Direct To Tape Sound Mixing For A Drama Series. Taking home that prize were production mixers Charlie Jones, Robert Drew Primrose and Steve Watson; post-production mixers Thomas Ineson, Thomas Bornkamp and Doug Kent; boom operators Andrew C. Capuano, Charlie Iacono, Anthony Valentino, Anthony Butch Inglese and Eric Shuttleworth. For the full list of this year’s Creative Awards winners, please see our article. For full coverage of this year’s Emmy awards, please keep you eyes on Soaps.com for the next week as we follow all of the nominees and the winners with exclusive coverage from the red carpet.
Soaps.com sends our congratulations to everyone who was nominated and to everyone who took home an award.
This year's Emmy nominations were announced today on ABC's talk show The View. To crown off Guiding Light's much touted anniversary year last year, the show received a pack of nominations with few surprises.
Outstanding Drama Series
After the show's surprising win last year, when it made Emmy history and tied with The Young and the Restless for Outstanding Drama Series, the show has earned the nomination once again. Last year was the special anniversary year and Producer Ellen Wheeler and Head Writer David Kreizman made a point of tying everything up in the history of the show while continuing to push for greater experimentation in style and content.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
The show garnered two nods for its lead actresses this year. Emmy winner Crystal Chappell took home yet another nod this year for her work as Olivia Spencer. The past year saw the character undergo fairly severe changes which included coming to grips with Jeffrey O'Neill raping her in the past and their reconciliation with their troubled adult daughter Ava. More significantly last year, Olivia developed a dangerous heart condition which tore her apart and sent her on a downward spiral from which she still hasn't recovered. While these story lines proved controversial, they've certainly allowed her to display a range of contrasting emotions, bringing a perspective on the character which had never really been there before.
The other actress to get a Lead Actress nod was a bit more of a surprise. Nicole Forester (Cassie Winslow Lewis) picked up a nomination for her hard work as the stripper turned minister's wife. Last year we got to see her go through every degree of grief and mourning that daytime actresses hold in their arsenal. She has managed to firmly make the character her own, consistently surprising audiences with her choices.
Outstanding Supporting Actress
Gina Tognoni earned yet another well-deserved accolade for her performance as Dinah Marler. Whether showing off her comic bravura with Mallet or displaying her ability to be both vicious and fragile, sometimes simultaneously, Tognoni has proven once again to be a versatile and highly nuanced performer. Her work last year in the brain injury storyline earned raves from fans and critics alike.
Outstanding Supporting Actor
The past year saw the welcome return of Daniel Cosgrove to the role of Bill Lewis. The character came back and quickly brought chaos with him, causing upheaval in his family and quickly seducing most of the show's young female cast. His bad boy image, a stark contrast to the flawed but good-natured light the character used to have, caught on quick with viewers, particularly in his on-again/off-again romance with Lizzie Spaulding.
Outstanding Younger Actor
Fan favorite, and sometime Emmy winner, Tom Pelphrey got one more nod for his performance as Jonathan Randall. Although the character was only briefly on screen for scattered dates last year, he still registered well with viewers for his intense performance as the single father, sometime pyromaniac and former prince.
Guiding Light received a total of thirteen nominations this year. In addition to those already listed, the show was also recognized in the following categories: Outstanding Achievement for a Casting Director For A Drama Series, Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling For A Drama Series, Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction And Composition For A Drama Series, Outstanding Achievement in Live & Direct To Tape Sound Mixing For A Drama Series, Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control For A Drama Series and Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team.
Soaps.com sends our congratulations to everyone who has been nominated for their hard work and to all the people involved in the shows!
For a full list of nominees, please visit this article on our Main Page. Also, be sure to check out the News Rooms of all of the soaps to find out more about who got noticed this year. And be sure to keep coming back to us as we provide you with teh latest news on this year's awards.
This year's Emmys will be held on June the 20th, 2008 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California.