Soap Stars Celebrate The Emmy Awards
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Daytime stars attend a gala for the upcoming Emmy Award season.

On August 28 soap opera stars came out to celebrate the 71st Emmy Awards season. They not only stepped out on the red carpet but also attended a reception held at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California. A gallery of the red carpet can be viewed right here on, which featured many reunions between current and past soap opera actors from The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless.

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From The Bold and the Beautiful, Courtney Hope (Sally Spectra) attended with her boyfriend Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos on General Hospital). Annika Noelle (Hope Logan) and Matthew Atkinson (Thomas Forrester) were there, and Patrika Darbo (Shirley Spectra, and Nancy Wesley on Days of our Lives) was reunited with her former Days co-star Kevin Spirtas (Dr. Craig Wesley). From Days of our Lives, Robert Scott Wilson (Ben Weston), Victoria Konefal (Ciara Brady) and Olivia Rose Keegan (Claire Brady) palled around in photos. Real-life couple Shawn Christian and Arianne Zucker (Dr. Daniel Jonas, Nicole Walker) also had a good time. Paul Telfer (Xander Kiriakis) attended with his wife Carmen Cusack, while Matthew Ashford (Jack Deveraux) sported a country western look. Also in photos from the NBC soap were Linsey Godfrey (Sarah Horton), Stacy Haiduk (Kristen DiMera/Susan Banks), Kyle Lowder (Rex Brady) and Eric Martsolf (Brady Black). And from The Young and the Restless Jordi Vilasuso (Rey Rosales) was accompanied by his wife Kaitlin Vilasuso. Also present was Hunter King (Summer Newman), Cait Fairbanks (Tessa Porter), Jason Thompson (Billy Abbott), Sasha Calle (Lola Rosales), and Kate Linder (Esther Valentine). Finally, from Passions Andrea Evans (Rebecca Hotchkiss) attended, and Santa Barbara’s A Martinez (Cruz Castillo, also Eduardo Hernandez on Days of our Lives) were there.

The 71st Emmy Awards honors achievements in television between June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The ceremony will be held on September 22 at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California and broadcast on Fox. Game of Thrones leads the nominations this year with fourteen, including nine for acting and three for directing.