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DiMeraFan67
Jun 4 2012, 09:36 AM
RogerNewcomb
Jun 4 2012, 08:32 AM
DiMeraFan67
May 30 2012, 12:54 PM
If these 4 shows survive another year and this upcoming Emmys is a total bust then I hope they just scrap the Emmy format. I hope the people I listed about (Giddens, Logan, Kerr, Newcomb, etc) create some sort of award show for the actors to celebrate the best in the business. Who knows if the actors would actually embrace it since it won't be on the level of the Emmys but it would be much of an honor, IMO. I would rather get an award from "critics" than my best friends and friends of my best friends. I would also rather have a nice rewarding evening that's all about ME and my genre of entertainment than have something that's more based on Ellen, Oprah, and anything that isn't SOAP related. Not that Ellen, Oprah, etc aren't deserving people but they have totally disregarded soaps and I'm done with it.
We produce the Indie Soap Awards and this year it was actually nicer than the past few Daytime Emmys. Aside from being a fancy party and fun event (with clips!), the entire night was about celebrating soap operas on the web and there was such an uplifting mood in the crowd. There wasn't a single minute that was about something else (Las Vegas included!) With the Daytime Emmys, people party and have fun but there's also an underlying sense of doom and gloom. The fact that the who has been in limbo the past several years doesn't help. I would LOVE to produce a Daytime Soap Awards show to really honor the best of today and the legends that deserve special recognition. I am spending this summer securing advertisers for next February's Indie Soap Awards. We closed the show this year by filling the auditorium with bubbles.
Roger - You were the first person that popped into my mind because while I haven't seen your Indie Soap Awards, I have read hundreds of tweets about how great they are and I have seen a few video clips of things happening there. Everyone seems to be in a very festive mood and it always looks and sounds like such a great time. I need to start supporting more Web Soaps - The Bay is the only one I've ever watched - it seems like a much tighter community. Its sad to say, but I think the Daytime Emmys have totally jumped the shark (years ago) and I don't have a good feeling about this years event. If this year doesn't properly appreciate the soap business I think its time to let go. I know there are some soap stars who don't care and just use it as an excuse to mingle with people that they consider to be "famous", but who is really even at these events anymore?

I would rather see you guys put on a great show supporting SOAPS and showing love to the people with actual talents. I know this couldn't be cheap or easy, but I do have faith that you guys could pull it off and I would hope you would be leading the pack if this ever came to fruition.
Zimmer told me at the ISAs in 2011 that it felt like the early days of the Daytime Emmys, more of a collaborative industry event. This year we were able to double the size of the theater but maintain that same feel. Daytime TV hasn't felt like a community in years and that hasn't helped the Emmys. Many of the biggest stars won't attend. I hate to be a cynic (usually not), and not saying he's not deserving, but when I read Bill Geddie was getting the Lifetime Achievement Award this year, the first thought that popped into my head was, "They're doing this so Barbara Walter will show up."
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