January 25, 2015 at 7:51 pm #427970
When Julianne Moore won the SAG award for Still Alice tonight she started her speech by mentioning her time on As The World Turns, in which she eventually played two roles, Frannie Hughes and her identitical twin (british) half-sister Sabrina. She said she found it boring to act opposite herself but I sure wasn’t bored by her performances. She won her first Emmy in 1988 for ATWT. She was phenomenal and brilliant. I’ve always wanted to ask her if she learned anything from her screen “mom” (and step-mom) Kathryn Hays. I think she gained valuable skills as an actress from her 3 year stint on ATWT. (btw, has anyone ever noticed that actors who stay on their soaps for no more than 3 years are the most likely to go on to stardom in movies and prime-time television?).
Loved her enthusiasm for her soap opera past!!!! (:January 25, 2015 at 8:10 pm #427972
I too recall Ms. Moore’s years on ATWT. I watched the soap opera as a guilty pleasure for too many years to admit. I think what made Moore so memorable was that we could see that raw talent and watch it mature with challenging yet absurd storylines that forced her to create reality when it was nonsensical.
That ability is still evident. Moore rarely looks different in films. How can an actress who had the same basic visual effect be so compelling authenthic as a porn star in one film and a brilliant linguistics professor in another film?
I think it has taken Moore a longer time than most to be a front runner for her Oscar, because she underplays. It is only by looking at her startling strong body of work that her range and skill become undeniable.January 26, 2015 at 9:06 am #427973
This is why I absolutely adore Julianne. Her shout out last night was AWESOME and a “rock on” hand gesture as well to boot! Going back to ATWT after 20+ yrs during its swan song a few years ago solidified her status as one of the most endearing and humbled screen actresses of our time. I love me some Meryl Streep but Julianne is my pick for most underawarded actress. How she lost that Oscar for Boogie Nights and The Hours I do not know but redemption is hers this year. Oh and I thought she looked amazing last night! Way to go Julianne!January 26, 2015 at 10:06 am #427974
Very sweet moment. Though I’m low-key offended that Zack Galifinakis tried it, but jokes I guess.January 27, 2015 at 1:47 pm #427976
If (haha make that WHEN) Julianne Moore wins her Oscar, I believe she will be the first Daytime Emmy winner (in one of the six soap acting categories) to go onto winning an Oscar. Someone fact-check me on this, but I believe when Moore was nominated for Boogie Nights, she was the first Daytime Emmy winner to be nominated for an Oscar.
Melissa Leo was a Daytime Emmy nominee in 1985 for Outstanding Ingenue (category name later changed to Younger Actress), the first year of the category. She was nominated for her role as Linda Warner on All My Children (the same role for which she beat out Julia Roberts). She lost to Tracey E. Bregman, for her role as Lauren on The Young and the Restless.
I keep thinking Daytime Emmy winners Sarah Michelle Gellar and Josh Duhamel (both for All My Children! Yay!) will get an Oscar nom one day, but I’ll believe it when I see it. Once upon a time, Daytime Emmy winner Anne Heche could have been an Oscar nominee (her potential-peak being in 1997 for both Donnie Brasco and especially Wag the Dog), but unfortunately her personal life overshadowed her work.
Poor Robin Wright received three consecutive Daytime Emmy nominations for her role as Kelly Capwell, but lost all three bids (to Ellen Wheeler/Another World, Martha Byrne/As the World Turns, and – yep! – Julianne Moore/As the World Turns). It looked like Wright would be the first Daytime Emmy nom to go onto an Oscar nom for 1994’s Forrest Gump, but despite a Globe and SAG nom, she didn’t get the Oscar nom.
Moore making history with her Boogie Nights nom and now her win (which, she is a lock to win), sort of sparked curiosity in me on A-listers with a soap/Daytime Emmy history.
Is Judith Light the first Daytime Emmy winner to win a Tony? She won two consecutive Daytime Emmys and recently won two consecutive Tonys. Crazy.
Again, I’m only counting performers nominated in the six acting categories for soap acting.February 6, 2015 at 11:55 pm #427977
Is Judith Light the first Daytime Emmy winner to win a Tony?
I believe that record is held by Helen Gallagher who won Tonys in 1952 for Pal Joey and 1971 for the revival of No, No, Nanette. Her Daytime Emmy Awards were received in 1976, 1977 and 1988 for Best Actress in Ryan’s Hope.