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  • EmmyLoser
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    After listening to the podcast that was posted on Goldderby last week, NATAS executive David Michaels wanted to speak to Michael Fairman to clear up a few things and correct a few others.  This is a very interesting interview in regards to the Daytime Emmy process, and I didn’t even listen to the podcast.  Very illuminating, and there’s a date for the ceremony now: creative arts June 20, main ceremony June 22.

    http://michaelfairmansoaps.com/news/natas-david-michaels-interview-the-daytime-emmy-voting-process-more-exclusive-dates-revealed-for-this-years-ceremonies/2014/04/21/ 

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    Fishbiscuit
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    Thank you for sharing this.  I love that all the mis-information was called out and clarified. 

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    eastwest
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    This read (both the interview and the dragging) was glorious! It’s too bad that CBS is not in the running to air these because it’s a missed opportunity to not get the ladies of “The Talk” to host. If it does end up on TVGN, this will be the first year I won’t be able to watch b/c I don’t get that channel. Oh to the well.

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    FreemanGriffin
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    Whoever airs it, if it airs, I so hope for a simpler format – and CLIPS of the nominated actors!

    Thanks for sharing the interview (:

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    alokin
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    What a great and telling interview indeed! I appreciate that Mr. Michaels took the time and care to clear up some of the confusion running rampant out there and I think amongst us a bit here too about the voting process. It was really interesting finding out more about how panelists are selected, what the limit is per show, and how blue-ribbon panels are set up so as to minimize as much as possible any favoritism among actors voting for other actors from their respective shows. I’m glad also that the interview addressed the issues of Debbi Morgan and Michael Muhney not submitting their work for consideration. It’s nice that we have dates set for both ceremonies now, and that the big ceremony will again be held at the Beverly Hilton.

    As for the telecast, I’d actually also been thinking it would be neat if it were to air on TVGN (with SOAPnet officially going off the air at the start of the year, that channel has since become my favorite destination for tuning in to the CBS dramas), with the downside being of course that there are surely many who, like eastwest, unfortunately don’t get reception for that channel. But perhaps they can also stream the ceremony live online over on the CBS Daytime website? I still find the best solution would be for one of the networks to air the telecast. All the hard-working industry professionals, including actors, in the daytime community deserve a least that much recognition one would think.

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    Djoko
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    Only in recent years has the Emmy process been fair. Before that, there was a reason Days was always snubbed. The other networks had a voting block for their own shows which is why I take all of those General Hospital wins with a grain of salt. I’m glad it has become much fairer.

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    EmmyLoser
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    Yes, I think the discussion of the blue ribbon panels was the most enlightening for me.  I really wasn’t sure at all how they worked, but I love knowing that panelists can’t vote without having watched the reels.  That’s great.  It really does seem like NATAS has taken a lot of care to make the process as fair as possible, and even when I complain about the system, I’ve never doubted that NATAS was making an effort to make it better.  There’s no way to make the process completely impartial, or to totally prevent voter bias.  There doesn’t seem to be a great way to get qualified industry voters who’ve watched soaps consistently throughout the year either, unfortunately.

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    Scoopster
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    Yes – the changes have levelled the playing field and FINALLY allowed DAYS to gain some recognition.

    DAYS has almost NO shot back in the 90’s when they suffered from block voting by ABC and CBS….DAYS was on a 2 soap network (and then on its own after PASSIONS was cancelled), their voting block would not even touch the 4 soap voting blocs of CBS and ABC…its no wonder the show was SORELY and UNJUSTLY snubbed so horrible during the 90s and 2000’s. 

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    FreemanGriffin
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    THat block voting is the most likely reason for Alison Sweeney never being nominated for Younger Actress back in the 1990’s when she was eliglbe; Heather Tom was nominated 7 times in a row and Alison (who I personally think is a much better actress) has never ever been nominated! I know there have been years (such as 2012) when Alison didn’t submit, but there have been several years (the baby switch story and Sami on death row) where she absolutely deserved a nomination. 2013 wasn’t as strong a year but I do wish they would consider her work throughout the years and nominate her!!!!

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