June 12, 2013 at 8:50 pm #425170
I was trying to come up with some memorable moments from Emmy’s past. These could be good, bad, odd or historic just things that stuck out as memorable.
Lucci’s 1999 win is obviously at the top.
Jeanne Cooper’s 2008 win
David Lago’s 2005 win – for the odd speech.
Tamara Braun’s 2009 win – for breaking DAYS 21 year losing streak.
Eric Braeden’s flub while presenting Drama Series in 2005.
June 12, 2013 at 9:12 pm #425172
GL & Y&R for drama series in 07.
Jeff Branson and Vincent Irizarry for supporting actor in 09.
B&B and Y&R for directing in 11.
Could we see another tie for the races that seemed to be a tight vote during the nomination/winning round? Look out for supporting actress and drama series if that is the case.June 12, 2013 at 10:03 pm #425173
When SB’s Nancy Grahn and AMC’s Debbie Morgan tied for Supporting Actress.
When OLTL finally won Best Drama in 2002 (or 2003?) for the first time. Bittersweet though since most of the cast didn’t show up after being shut-out of nominations completley.
When Maurice Benard finally won and people were able to stop saying “he’s overdue!”
Genie Francis FINALLY winning an Emmy (she was truly overdue)
When Rosie O’Donnell won her first Emmy and gave that inspiring speech…
Oprah’s Lifetime Achievment Award
Some bad ones come to mind:
Soap stars Singing… when they had all these soap stars singing. It was horrible.
the entire broadcast when it was hosted in Las Vegas, too many product placements.
The Soap Star Fashion Show… BORING.
Whey they gave out like 10 Life Achievement Awards to soap legends but didn’t allow ANY of them to speak, they were only allowed to wave from the stage…June 12, 2013 at 10:06 pm #425174
Oh, the year that “The View” finally won Best Talk Show (2003) and they tied with Wayne Brady!
and in 09 when they won for Host!June 12, 2013 at 10:12 pm #425175
camryn grimes being the youngest younger actress emmy winner.
Tamara Braun and Darin Brooks breaking dool’s 21 year losing streak ( and his funny speech where he swore. lol )
Susan Flannery’s win where susan lucci misheard and thought she won and almost walked out on the stage before someone stopped her!June 13, 2013 at 12:29 am #425176
Eric Braeden’s flub while presenting Drama Series in 2005.
Yes, indeed, what a moment! I must say he recovered quite beautifully though with the quick realization of his Freudian slip. Poor guy, bless his heart!
P.S. Great idea to start this thread, jcar!June 13, 2013 at 12:35 am #425177
For me personally, it was witnessing our dearly beloved (and departed – Gosh, even now, it still hurts to say that & doesn’t feel real) Guiding Light sweep a whopping four acting categories in one night (has this ever happened before?): Tom Pelphrey, younger actor; Jordan Clarke, supporting actor (history-making in its own right, his first nomination/win after close to 30 years as recurring actor on the show; Gina Tognoni, supporting actress; Kim Zimmer, lead actress (though IMO this should’ve been won by more deserving fellow castmate, Beth Ehlers, also nominated).
ALSO… the amazing Michael Park’s repeat win as Lead Actor in 2011 (I think this surprised everyone; what a bittersweet moment for all fans of our equally beloved As The World Turns, also taken away from us way too soon… damn you, P&G)June 13, 2013 at 6:03 am #425178
So many good ones, but off the top of my head:
– Michael Park’s two wins. So well deserved.
– Maura West’s two wins. As above.
– Heather Tom’s record setting Lead Actress win.
– Laura Wright’s win, just because I am such a fan and saw that one coming from the day her reel aired.
– Jeanne Cooper’s win in spite of the fact that many considered it undeserved because it was truly overdue.
– And hopefully in the near future we can add to the list… Eileen Davidson’s win!
So many bad ones too:
– Umm Brittany Allen
– Personally I would say Genie Francis since that year was all about Lesli Kay, and Gina Tognoni’s 2006 win which should have gone to Jennifer Ferrin
– The worst IMO was Natalia Livingston beating out the likes of Crystal Chappell, Heather Tom, Jeanne Cooper, and worst of all, Robin Christopher.June 13, 2013 at 9:44 am #425179
-Susan Lucci’s win for Lead Actress
-Michael Park winning for ATWT
-Rosie O’Donnell’s first win
-Oprah getting the Lifetime Achievement Award
-OLTL Drama Series win in 2002
-Tamara Braun’s Supporting Actress win in 2009, ending DAYS 20+ year losing streak.
-Eric Braeden blessing himself.
-Susan Lucci and Susan Flannery both walking to the stage thinking they won (SF was the winner)
-Cynthia Watros (GL) beating out Eileen Davidson (DAYS) in a nail biter in 1998.June 13, 2013 at 9:59 am #425180
Wasn’t there a voting mishappen in the 1980’s for the writing category?
BAD – The Sesame Street sing along with actors several years ago.
Jill Farren Phelps getting cut off after GH wins drama series. I watched the 2005 one on youtube and she gets cut off there, wasn’t there another year as well?
I remember people noting one of Santa Barbara’s win and there being some drama over who accepted.June 13, 2013 at 10:01 am #425181
Whey they gave out like 10 Life Achievement Awards to soap legends but didn’t allow ANY of them to speak, they were only allowed to wave from the stage…
Agreed. They didn’t get the recognition they deserve. I was also thinking that they haven’t awarded an actor since they did that back in 2004.June 13, 2013 at 1:54 pm #425182
I believe Brad Bell was also cut off when B&B won its first Drama Series trophy a few years ago. That was terrible.
Some great moments named above!June 13, 2013 at 2:46 pm #425183
Darnell Williams winning Supporting Actor in 1983 and Lead Actor in 1985. The first AA actor to win both Supporting and Lead Actor. The second AA actor to win Lead Actor behind Al Freeman Jr. of One Life to Live which he won in 1979. Al Freeman was the first AA to win Lead. Darnell Williams was the first to win in both categories.June 13, 2013 at 3:17 pm #425184
“The streak is over! Susan Lucci!”June 14, 2013 at 9:13 am #425185
It’s hard to come up with such a “moment” given the many stings over the years (like most especially in 1992 with Beverlee McKinsey). For me, it was most memorable when Debbi Morgan and Nancy Lee Grahn tied in 1989 for supporting actress. (They are two of the best down-to-earth actresses the industry has ever had.) I also digged Ellen Parker winning the same category in 1993. And among the winning leads, it was greatly satisfying with Hillary B. Smith prevailing, on her birthday, in 1994. (At the time, Smith was nominated for the very first time. And after her, with also highly-deserving Cynthia Watros in 1998, it’s been rare that a first-ever nominee prevails in a lead category given that no one else has since managed to pull it off.)