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March 11, 2020 at 10:12 pm #1203378884
Bernie. He’s likely gonna win CA, which will help him out a lot in the delegate count.
A question was not asked by Marcus after Marcus’s answer.
To get this thread going again…
What is your favorite color?February 27, 2020 at 5:14 am #1203362414
Recent attention has been drawn to Eric Braeden. He has now been on CBS’s The Young and the Restless, in the role Victor Newman, 40 years.
Congratulations to Mr. Braeden!
I became a regular viewer of daytime soaps in 1984. (This included Y&R. I was exposed first to ABC’s Ryan’s Hope in the late-1970s. That was my first soap. I was in elementary school. A close walk between my house and my school. I watched briefly during my lunch period.) And it feels amazing all this time has passed.February 27, 2020 at 5:09 am #1203362410
Ellen Parker’s 1993 win for Supporting Actress should’ve been a tie with Kimberlin Brown. Brown was technically a Lead as she carried so much story as Sheila. She was on fire all year long with Sheila’s craziness.
Ellen Parker blew everyone away.
She had really good competition that not only included Kimberlin Brown but also Jane Elliot, Jill Larson, and Tonja Walker. But, it was an easy decision.January 31, 2020 at 3:04 pm #1203322500
I have recently followed and watched member bandstandmike’s uploaded episodes of CBS’s Guiding Light to YouTube. He runs a 26-year parallel to the current month. As we are about to enter February 2020, bandstandmike will make available episodes from the month of February 1994.
Marj Dusay took over the reactivated role of Alexandra Spaulding in September 1993. (Beverlee McKinsey, who originated the role, left after an eight-year run in 1992. McKinsey died in 2008.) I liked Dusay’s work during her first year. The series, unfortunately, took a quality dive in 1994. Nevertheless, Dusay was a pro who had some misfortune in story quality. (After leading Emmy nominations for five consecutive years, from 1990 to 1994, GL was shut out of Outstanding Drama Series, Directing, and Writing despite seeing ten of its cast—including a Lead Actress nom for Dusay—nominated in 1995.)
Marj Dusay had an elegant and music-like speaking voice. A really strong one that many actors don’t have. I sometimes think of actors who have really good-sounding voices. Not just their voice training. But their very sound of their voices. I saw a clip of an episode of ABC’s All My Children (on which she played Vanessa Bennett from 1999 to 2002) in which she did a little singing while her character was holding hostage Rebecca Budig’s character Greenlee Smythe. I did not see that as it had aired. But, Dusay was really good in that moment—and she was excellent in that role.
Marj Dusay worked with the superb Vincent Irizarry, as they played mother and son on both GL and AMC. (He played Nick McHenry on GL, when worked with Dusay, followed by David Hayward on AMC.) They both made their separate stints, as mother and son, distinctive and remarkably believable.
I found myself interested in something about Marj Dusay’s personal life. Her personal experience. I did not know about it for some time. (I stopped watching GL at some point in 1994, would drop in occasionally, stop again, and repeat the process over its last remaining fifteen years. So, I missed a few things.) Shortly after she joined GL, Dusay’s son Randy died from AIDS at age 36. Dusay was frequently cast as rich and tough—and sometimes unsympathetic—women. Off-screen, she was apparently not cold or distant. (I have read from some people they met the actress in person. She was very approachable.) From what I read, Dusay was there for her son, who was diagnosed in 1986, and was involved with the community which included too many who suffered from that horrible disease. Support groups. Whatever she could do to continue gaining more information and insight.
I am sorry for this loss.
As a child of the 1970s and 1980s, who took on viewing the daytime soaps circa 1984, this is a reminder that as I get older (I turn 49 this year), the same is true of the actors I grew up watching and appreciating.
I enjoyed Marj Dusay as Myrna Clegg on CBS’s Capitol. (Dusay took over the lead role in 1983 after actress Carolyn Jones, an Oscar nominee for 1957’s The Bachelor Party and perhaps best remembered for starring on the 1960s ABC comedy series The Addams Family, was ill and unable to continue. Jones died that same year. Dusay continued with that series until it was canceled and replaced by The Bold and the Beautiful in 1987.) And I appreciated her work on Guiding Light. Good times. Bad times. Marj Dusay was professional, skilled, and talented—and committed to excellence—all times. Again—I am sorry for this loss.January 21, 2020 at 5:50 pm #1203297769
Jonathan Demme’s 1991 Oscar speech for Best Director for The Silence of the Lambs.
What are some of your favorite foods?January 20, 2020 at 6:02 pm #1203295753
Someone took my answer—Frances McDormand in Fargo (1996).
I’ll offer another one—Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind (1939).
Same question.January 13, 2020 at 5:30 am #1203279395
The ’90s Are Back: 1991, 1992, and 1993 (and 1994) Best Actor Oscar winners Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, and Tom Hanks are in one category, Best Supporting Actor—with 1990 Best Supporting Actor Joe Pesci—and the favorite is the one who hasn’t yet won for acting, Brad Pitt (first nominated in 1995).December 19, 2019 at 6:39 am #1203243865
What do you think broadcast TV should do?
I think they should take a gamble and create shows with less episodes. Like shows for the fall season and shows for the spring season only.
They should create more dramedies but very well written (like Parenthood, Brothers And Sisters, This Is Us…)
More diversed casts and stories. Comedys with less episodes too.
We have a realignment going on in which people are using television differently. That it continues on a trajectory toward streaming. There is reaction.
The broadcast networks are still dealing with their traditional model in their business. The episodes count for original series are under the traditional model. Say, 22 to 24 episodes per season. (Some series, like ABC’s The Good Doctor, come up with fewer episodes count—that series, now its 3rd season, produced 18 with each of its first two seasons.)
ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, et al. do not have a priority to produce award-worthy original series anywhere as much as their priority is ratings and dollars. (They’re not interested in…prestige.) So, if a lot of what they broadcast is too formulaic…so be it. If there some years in which they do not see so little as one series receive an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series or Outstanding Drama Series…so be it. So long as they continue to garner ratings and generate dollars—and profits—that is what matters to them.
Congratulations to the likes of HBO and streaming services like Netflix for their recognition year to year by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences! But, for the broadcast networks…that no longer matters to them.December 9, 2019 at 2:19 am #1203225687
This is encouraging me to not care about the next Daytime Emmys. I don’t enjoy mentioning this. I have followed for 35 consecutive years (since 1985). Even in years—applicable to the most recent—in which I did not watch much of daytime programming (like soaps). But, when decisions like these are made…it gives an impression that a statement is being made by NATAS which says, “We find this all an inconvenience for us.” Well, NATAS, I do have interests in addition to your inconveniences.November 17, 2019 at 8:44 pm #1203184127
What is your favorite—and what is your least favorite—time of the year?November 12, 2019 at 5:37 am #1203175806
Most of the recent ones to reach the Triple Crown ended up with also having won each in lead-acting categories.
I don’t know.
Two names, other than specifically Glenn Close, spring to mind: Denzel Washington (Oscar and Tony winner) and Bryan Cranston (Emmy and Tony winner). Denzel needs a television production which gives him the potential. Bryan needs another film which gives him the potential for a second nomination and possible win.
Please name a documentary film you appreciate. (Thank you!)November 4, 2019 at 3:51 am #1203165114
I think it is important to distinguish between whether an actor or actress carries a lead or a supporting role.
I am good with guest roles. (I like that in both daytime and prime-time. I wish prime-time would bring back performance categories—more than one—in variety and not make them compete in other fields.)
The categorical levels are greatly important because they have to regard the level that a character, and the performer, played to storylines and/or a series during an Emmys’ eligibility period.
What this change by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences tells me is NATAS is trying to stretch out the younger acting categories—reduce it to one non-gender-specific category—because of a lack of eligible individuals and/or a lack of interest. But, while NATAS insists on milking the “younger” categorical level for however much longer, enough people should recognize it is time to eliminate the younger-acting categories.
I have followed the Daytime Emmys since 1985, the year the younger-acting categories were introduced. So, this has been 35 consecutive years. There were a lot of years in which there were nominated performances that were really lead roles. But, a nominated actor or actress was of qualifying age. (One memorable year consisted of two lead actors, approximately ten years in age difference, directly working together as a supercouple. One was rightly nominated as a lead while the other was nominated as a younger performer.) This has made the younger-acting categories age-specific and has served as an alternative route to an Emmy nomination—and, often, the Emmy itself—and functions as a substitute for distinguishing between a lead and a supporting role; allowing for a performer to refrain from submitting both honestly and accordingly in a lead or a supporting category. (Oscar, Tony, and prime-time Emmy does not do this.)
With just four daytime soaps remaining on traditional broadcast networks—ABC’s General Hospital, CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless, and NBC’s Days of Our Lives—there is no prestige remaining in the Daytime Emmys. (The four daytime dramas are automatically nominated for Outstanding Drama Series every year because NATAS may as well.) It’s good to see people—especially those who can be considered overdue—win for the first time. Don’t doubt that! But, that’s about as special as the Daytime Emmys nowadays gets.October 12, 2019 at 5:01 am #1203133083
My guess: It has to do with generally more opportunity.
Grammy. Oscar. Tony. Emmy. That was the calendar order of their completion here in 2019. Please rank them, for whatever reasons (like with the awards’ outcomes and/or the ceremonies), from 1 to 4. (Thank you!)October 6, 2019 at 10:46 pm #1203124987
Hogan Sheffer, as then-head writer, catapulted CBS’s As the World Turns to its first-ever win in the outstanding writing Emmy category in 2001. Well-earned, yes, but also overdue and much-appreciated that Sheffer was able to do what Doug Marland (1935–1993) did not.