Thursday, June 20, 2013

Longform and Other Pre-Nominations

Miniseries/Movie, Most Missed Series, and Reality Host Pre-Nominations

Reality Show Host (There will be 6 nominees):
Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race, CBS)
Ryan Seacrest (American Idol, Fox)
Betty White (Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, NBC)
Julie Chen (Big Brother, CBS)
Tom Bergeron & Brooke Burke-Charvet (Dancing with the Stars, ABC)
Guy Fieri (Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Food Network)
Giada de Laurentis & Bobby Flay (Food Network Star, Food Network)
Gordon Ramsay (for both Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares, both Fox)
Alton Brown (Iron Chef America, Food Network)
Charles Stiles (Mystery Diners, Food Network)
Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn (Project Runway, Lifetime)
Robert Irvine (Restaurant Impossible, Food Network)
Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance?, Fox)
Jeff Probst (Survivor, CBS)
Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef, Bravo)
Carson Daly (The Voice, NBC)


Best Made for Television Movie or Miniseries (There will be 6 nominees):
American Horror Story: Asylum (F/X)
Behind the Candleabra (HBO)
Betty and Coretta (Lifetime)
The Bible (History)
The Big C: Hereafter (Showtime)
The Girl (HBO)
Killing Lincoln (National Geographic Channel)
Parade’s End (HBO)
Phil Spector (HBO)
Political Animals (USA)
Steel Magnolias (Lifetime)
Top of the Lake (BBC2)

Best Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (There will be 6 nominees):
Matt Damon as Scott Thorson - Behind the Candleabra (HBO)
Michael Douglas as Wladziu Liberace - Behind the Candleabra (HBO)
Diego Morgado as Jesus - The Bible (History)
Toby Miller as Sir Alfred Hitchcock - The Girl (HBO)
Dominic West as Hector Madden - The Hour (BBC America)
Ben Whishaw as Freddie Lyon - The Hour (BBC America)
Jesse Johnson as John Wilkes Booth - Killing Lincoln (National Geographic Channel)
Grant Bowler as Richard Burton - Liz & Dick (Lifetime)
Benedict Cumberbatch as Christopher Tietjiens - Parade’s End (HBO)
Al Pacino as Phil Spector - Phil Spector (HBO)
Zachary Levi as Gus - Remember Sunday- Hallmark Hall of Fame (ABC)
Sir Kenneth Branagh as Kurt Wallander - Wallander: An Event In Autumn - Masterpiece (PBS)

Best Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (There will be 6 nominees):
Jessica Lange as Sister Jude/Judy Martin - American Horror Story: Asylum (F/X)
Sarah Paulson as Lana Winters - American Horror Story: Asylum (F/X)
Angela Bassett as Coretta Scott King - Betty and Coretta (Lifetime)
Laura Linney as Cathy Jamison - The Big C: Hereafter (Showtime)
Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren - The Girl (HBO)
Romola Garai as Bel Rowley - The Hour (BBC America)
Rebecca Hall as Sylvia Tietjens - Parade’s End (HBO)
Sigourney Weaver as Elaine Barrish Hammond - Political Animals (USA)
Alexis Bledel as Molly Bradford - Remember Sunday- Hallmark Hall of Fame (ABC)
Jewel as June Carter Cash - Ring of Fire (Lifetime)
Queen Latifah as M’Lynne - Steel Magnolias (Lifetime)
Elisabeth Moss as Robin - Top of the Lake (BBC2)

Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (There will be 6 nominees):
James Cromwell as Dr. Arthur Arden - American Horror Story: Asylum (F/X)
Joseph Fiennes as Monsignor Timothy Howard - American Horror Story: Asylum (F/X)
Zachary Quinto as Dr. Oliver Thredson - American Horror Story: Asylum (F/X)
Dan Aykroyd as Seymour Heller - Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Rob Lowe as Dr. Jack Startz - Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Gabriel Basso as Adam Jamison - The Big C: Hereafter (Showtime)
John Benjamin Hickey as Sean- The Big C: Hereafter (Showtime)
Oliver Platt as Paul Jamison - The Big C: Hereafter (Showtime)
Billy Campbell as Abraham Lincoln - Killing Lincoln (National Geographic Channel)
Rupert Everett as Mark Tietjens - Parade’s End (HBO)
Jeffrey Tambor as Bruce Cutler - Phil Spector (HBO)
Ciaran Hinds as Donald “Bud” Hammond - Political Animals (USA)
James Wolk as Douglas Hammond - Political Animals (USA)

Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (There will be 6 nominees):
Lily Rabe as Sister Mary Eunice McKee - American Horror Story: Asylum (F/X)
Kathy Najimy as the Therapist - The Big C: Hereafter (Showtime)
Gabourey Sidibe as Andria - The Big C: Hereafter (Showtime)
Imelda Staunton as Alma Hitchcock - The Girl (HBO)
Adelaide Clemens as Valentine Wannop - Parade’s End (HBO)
Janet McTeer as Mrs. Satterthwaite - Parade’s End (HBO)
Miranda Richardson as Mrs. Wannop - Parade’s End (HBO)/Mother Cecilia - World Without End (Reelz)
Ellen Burstyn as Margaret Barrish Worthington - Political Animals (USA)
Carla Gugino as Susan Berg - Political Animals (USA)

Condola Rashad as Shelby - Steel Magnolias (Lifetime)
Alfre Woodard as Ouiser - Steel Magnolias (Lifetime)
Holly Hunter as G.J. - Top of the Lake (BBC2)

Most Missed Series:
The Big C (Showtime)
The Borgias (Showtime)
The Cleveland Show (Fox)
The Closer (TNT)
CSI: New York (CBS)
Damages (DirecTV)
Don’t Trust the B**** in Apartment 23 (ABC)
Fringe (Fox)
Gossip Girl (The CW)
Happy Endings (ABC)
Leverage (TNT)
The Office (NBC)
30 Rock (NBC)
Weeds (Showtime)

New Series & First-Year Category Pre-Nominations

The Bryan Awards have categories designated especially for shows that debuted during the last year.  Only shows that premiered during the eligibility period are eligible to compete in those categories, with exceptions being to shows that debuted in May 2012.

New Series (There will be between 6 and 10 nominees):
The Americans (F/X)
Bates Motel (A&E)
Ben and Kate (Fox)
Brand X with Russell Brand (F/X)
Dallas (TNT)
Elementary (CBS)
The Following (Fox)
Go On (NBC)
House of Cards (Netflix)
How To Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) (ABC)
Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
Katie (Syndicated)
Key & Peele (Comedy Central)
Legit (F/X)
Major Crimes (TNT)
The Mindy Project (Fox)
Mystery Diners (Food Network)
Nashville (ABC)
The New Normal (NBC)
The Newsroom (HBO)
Rectify (Sundance Channel)

The Soul Man (TV Land)
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (F/X)
Vegas (CBS)

Lead Actor in a New Series (There will be 6 Nominees):
Matthew Rhys as Phillip Jennings - The Americans (F/X)
Nat Faxon as Ben Fox - Ben and Kate (Fox)
Patrick Duffy as Bobby Ewing - Dallas (TNT)
Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes - Elementary (CBS)
Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy - The Following (Fox)
Matthew Perry as Ryan King - Go On (NBC)
Kevin Spacey as Rep. Francis Underwood - House of Cards (Netflix)
Jim Jefferies as Jim Jefferies - Legit (F/X)
Justin Bartha as David Sawyer  - The New Normal (NBC)
Andrew Rannells as Bryan Collins - The New Normal (NBC)
Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy - The Newsroom (HBO)
Cedric the Entertainer as Boyce Ballentine - The Soul Man (TV Land)

Lead Actress in a New Series (There will be 6 Nominees):
Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings - The Americans (F/X)
Vera Farmiga as Norma Louise Bates - Bates Motel (A&E)
Dakota Johnson as Kate Fox - Ben and Kate (Fox)
AnnaSophia Robb as Carrie Bradshaw - The Carrie Diaries (The CW)
Lucy Liu as Joan Watson - Elementary (CBS)
Sarah Chalke as Polly - How to Live With Your Parents (ABC)
Robin Wright as Claire Underwood - House of Cards (Netflix)
Mary McDonnell as Capt. Sharon Raydor - Major Crimes (TNT)

Mindy Kaling as Dr. Mindy Lahiri - The Mindy Project (Fox)
Connie Britton as Rayna James - Nashville (ABC)
Jenna Elfman as Martha Gilchrist - 1600 Penn (NBC)
Niecy Nash as Lolli Ballentine - The Soul Man (TV Land)

Supporting Actor in a New Series (There will be 6 Nominees):
Noah Emmerich as Stan Beeman - The Americans (F/X)
Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates - Bates Motel (A&E)
Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing - Dallas (TNT)
James Purefoy as Joe Carroll - The Following (Fox)
Corey Stoll as Rep. Peter Russo - House of Cards (Netflix)
D.J. Qualls as Billy - Legit (F/X)
Powers Boothe as Lamar Wyatt - Nashville (ABC)
Eric Close as Mayor Teddy Conrad - Nashville (ABC)
Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne - Nashville (ABC)
Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley - Nashville (ABC)
Dev Patel as Neal Sampat - The Newsroom (HBO)

Sam Waterston as Charlie Skinner - The Newsroom (HBO)

Supporting Actress in a New Series (There will be 6 nominees):
Lucy Punch as Beatrice Joan (B.J.) Harrison - Ben and Kate (Fox)
Linda Gray as Sue Ellen Ewing - Dallas (TNT)
Brenda Strong as Ann Ewing - Dallas (TNT)
Natalie Zea as Claire Matthews - The Following (Fox)
Kate Mara as Zoe Barnes - House of Cards (Netflix)
Amy Schumer as Amy Schumer/Various Characters - Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes - Nashville (ABC)
Ellen Barkin as Jane Forrest - The New Normal (NBC)
Nene Leakes as Rocky Rhoades - The New Normal (NBC)
Emily Mortimer as Mackenzie McHale - The Newsroom (HBO)
Olivia Munn as Sloan Sabbath - The Newsroom (HBO)
Alison Pill as Maggie Jordan - The Newsroom (HBO)

Guest Actor in a New Series (There will be 6 Nominees):
Derek Luke as Gregory - The Americans (F/X)
Richard Thomas as Agent Gaad - The Americans (F/X)
Martin Sheen as Martin Goodson - Anger Management (F/X)
Jere Burns as Jake Abernathy - Bates Motel (A&E)
Bob Costas as Bob Costas - Go On (NBC)
Gerald McRaney as Raymond Tusk - House of Cards (Netflix)
John Ratzenberger as Walter Nugent - Legit (F/X)
Ed Helms as Dennis - The Mindy Project (Fox)
B.J. Novak as Jamie - The Mindy Project (Fox)
Seth Rogen as Sam Kleinfeld - The Mindy Project (Fox)
Matt Bomer as Monty - The New Normal (NBC)
John Benjamin Hickey as Father Michael - The New Normal (NBC)
Chris Messina as Reese Lansing - The Newsroom (HBO)

Guest Actress in a New Series (There will be 6 Nominees):
Margo Martindale as Claudia - The Americans (F/X)
Jane Seymour as Wendy - Ben and Kate (Fox)
Courteney Cox as Talia - Go On (NBC)
Lauren Graham as Amy - Go On (NBC)
Constance Zimmer as Janine Skorsky - House of Cards (F/X)
Mindy Sterling as Janice Nugent - Legit (F/X)
Ellie Kemper as Heather - The Mindy Project (Fox)
Allison Williams as Jillian - The Mindy Project (Fox)
Sylvia Jefferies as Jolene Barnes - Nashville (ABC)
Mary Kay Place as Colleen - The New Normal (NBC)
Jane Fonda as Leona Lansing - The Newsroom (HBO)
Yvette Nicole Brown as Robyn - The Soul Man (TV Land)
Loretta Devine as Della - The Soul Man (TV Land)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

13th Annual Bryan Awards: Drama Pre-Nominations

The (Primetime) Drama Pre-Nominations for the 13th Annual Bryan Awards

The 2012-13 season saw the arrival of a few breakout dramas: The Americans, F/X's drama about a pair of KGB Agents posing as married travel agents in the early 1980s; The Newsroom, HBO's drama about a cable network news program; House of Cards, Netflix's show about a Congressman's failed bid for a Cabinet Position; Elementary, CBS's American-ized version of Sherlock Holmes; and Nashville, ABC's drama about country music singers.  It would not be surprising to see all five of them duke it out in the New Series race, when the nominees are announced LIVE on "The DJBC Happy Hour" on July 8, but in the drama races, all five of those shows will have to compete against returning favorites such as Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Homeland, and Downton Abbey.

The Americans (F/X)
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Downton Abbey - Masterpiece (PBS)
Elementary (CBS)
The Following (Fox)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Good Wife (CBS)
Homeland (Showtime)
House of Cards (Netflix)
Justified (F/X)
Mad Men (AMC)
Nashville (ABC)
The Newsroom (HBO)
Parenthood (NBC)
Scandal (ABC)

Matthew Rhys - The Americans (F/X)
Steve Buscemi - Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Jeremy Irons - The Borgias (Showtime)
Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad (AMC)
Michael C. Hall - Dexter (Showtime)
Hugh Bonneville - Downton Abbey (PBS)
Jonny Lee Miller - Elementary (CBS)
Kevin Bacon - The Following (Fox)
Damian Lewis - Homeland (Showtime)
Kevin Spacey - House of Cards (Netflix)
Timothy Olyphant - Justified (F/X)
Jon Hamm - Mad Men (AMC)
Jeff Daniels - The Newsroom (HBO)
Peter Krause - Parenthood (NBC)
William H. Macy - Shameless (Showtime)
Andrew Lincoln - The Walking Dead (AMC)

Keri Russell - The Americans (F/X)
Vera Farmiga - Bates Motel (A&E)
Kyra Sedgwick - The Closer (TNT)
Glenn Close - Damages (DirecTV)
Michelle Dockery - Downton Abbey (PBS)
Lucy Liu - Elementary (CBS)
Julianna Margulies - The Good Wife (CBS)
Claire Danes - Homeland (Showtime)
Robin Wright - House of Cards (Netflix)
Elisabeth Moss - Mad Men (AMC)
Mary McDonnell - Major Crimes (TNT)
Connie Britton - Nashville (ABC)
Kerry Washington - Scandal (ABC)
Emmy Rossum - Shameless (Showtime)
Katey Sagal - Sons of Anarchy (F/X)
Anna Paquin - True Blood (HBO)

Noah Emmerich - The Americans (F/X)
Bobby Cannavale - Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Jonathan Banks - Breaking Bad (AMC)
Aaron Paul - Breaking Bad (AMC)
Jim Carter - Downton Abbey (PBS)
Rob James-Collier - Downton Abbey (PBS)
John Noble - Fringe (Fox)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau - Game of Thrones (HBO)
Peter Dinklage - Game of Thrones (HBO)
Kit Harington - Game of Thrones (HBO)
Josh Charles - The Good Wife (CBS)
Alan Cumming - The Good Wife (CBS)
Mandy Patinkin - Homeland (Showtime)
Corey Stoll - House of Cards (Netflix)
Walton Goggins - Justified (F/X)
Vincent Kartheiser - Mad Men (AMC)
Kevin Rahm - Mad Men (AMC)
John Slattery - Mad Men (AMC)
Sam Waterston - The Newsroom (HBO)
Tony Goldwyn - Scandal (ABC)

Kelly Macdonald - Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Gretchen Mol - Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Anna Gunn - Breaking Bad (AMC)
Rose Byrne - Damages (F/X)
Elizabeth McGovern - Downton Abbey (PBS)
Dame Maggie Smith - Downton Abbey (PBS)
Natalie Zea - The Following (Fox)
Michelle Fairley - Game of Thrones (HBO)
Lena Headey - Game of Thrones (HBO)
Christine Baranski - The Good Wife (CBS)
Archie Panjabi - The Good Wife (CBS)
Kate Mara - House of Cards (Netflix)
Christina Hendricks - Mad Men (AMC)
January Jones - Mad Men (AMC)
Emily Mortimer - The Newsroom (HBO)
Olivia Munn - The Newsroom (HBO)
Alison Pill - The Newsroom (HBO)
Lauren Graham - Parenthood (NBC)
Monica Potter - Parenthood (NBC)
Kristin Bauer van Straten - True Blood (HBO)

Kendrich Sellati - The Americans (F/X)
Freddie Highmore - Bates Motel (A&E)
R.J. Mitte - Breaking Bad (AMC)
Graham Patrick Martin - The Closer/Major Crimes (TNT)
Connor Jessup - Falling Skies (TNT)
Maxim Knight - Falling Skies (TNT)
Jack Gleeson - Game of Thrones (HBO)
Jackson Pace - Homeland (Showtime)
Dev Patel - The Newsroom (HBO)
Jared Gilmore - Once Upon a Time (ABC)
Max Burkholder - Parenthood (NBC)
Miles Heizer - Parenthood (NBC)
Xolo Mariduena - Parenthood (NBC)
Ethan Cutkosky - Shameless (Showtime)
Cameron Monaghan - Shameless (Showtime)
David Mazouz - Touch (Fox)

Holly Taylor - The Americans (F/X)
Lili Simmons - Banshee (Cinemax)
Nicola Peltz - Bates Motel (A&E)
Holliday Grainger - The Borgias (Showtime)
Ella Rae Peck - Deception (NBC)
Emilia Clarke - Game of Thrones (HBO)
Maisie Williams - Game of Thrones (HBO)
Morgan Saylor - Homeland (Showtime)
Kiernan Shipka - Mad Men (AMC)
Clare Bowen - Nashville (ABC)
Hayden Panetttiere - Nashville (ABC)
Savannah Paige Rae - Parenthood (NBC)
Mae Whitman - Parenthood (NBC)
Adelaide Clemens - Rectify (Sundance)
Emma Greenwell - Shameless (Showtime)
Emma Kenney - Shameless (Showtime)

Jesse Plemons - Breaking Bad (AMC)
Patton Oswalt - Burn Notice (USA)/Justified (F/X)
Ciaran Hinds - Game of Thrones (HBO)
Michael J. Fox - The Good Wife (CBS)
T.R. Knight - The Good Wife (CBS)
Nathan Lane - The Good Wife (CBS)
John Noble - The Good Wife (CBS)
Matthew Perry - The Good Wife (CBS)
William Daniels - Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
Jeremy Davies - Justified (F/X)
Mike O'Malley - Justified (F/X)
Harry Hamlin - Mad Men (AMC)
Robert Morse - Mad Men (AMC)
Chris Messina - The Newsroom (HBO)
Matt Lauria - Parenthood (NBC)
Jason Ritter - Parenthood (NBC)
Ray Romano - Parenthood (NBC)
Christian Clemenson - Shameless (Showtime)
Jimmy Smits - Sons of Anarchy (F/X)

Margo Martindale - The Americans (F/X)
Meg Chambers Steele - Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Janet McTeer - Damages (DirecTV)
Yvonne Strahovski - Dexter (Showtime)
Shirley MacLaine - Downton Abbey (PBS)
Diana Rigg - Game of Thrones (HBO)
Stockard Channing - The Good Wife (CBS)
Martha Plimpton - The Good Wife (CBS)
Carrie Preston - The Good Wife (CBS)
Maura Tierney - The Good Wife (CBS)
Debbie Allen - Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
Natalie Zea - Justified (F/X)
Alison Brie - Mad Men (AMC)
Linda Cardellini - Mad Men (AMC)
Channing Chase - Mad Men (AMC)
Julia Ormond - Mad Men (AMC)
Sylvia Jefferies - Nashville (ABC)
Jane Fonda - The Newsroom (HBO)
Barbara Hershey - Once Upon a Time (ABC)

The nominees for the 13th Annual Bryan Awards will be announced on July 8, 2013.  The Drama Series, Lead Actress, and Lead Actor races will be announced LIVE on "The DJBC Happy Hour" on WCRS-FM in Columbus, Ohio (

Sunday, June 16, 2013

The 40th Annual Daytime Emmys - Live Blogging

The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards – Live Blogging

7:58PM – In just a few minutes from the International Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Hollywood, the Daytime Emmy Awards turn 40 with the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on HLN (Headline News), co-hosted by A.J. Hammer (Showbiz Tonight), Sam Champion (Good Morning America), and morning show host/country singer/Ohio’s native daughter Robin Meade (Morning Express with Robin Meade). The best of the best of daytime television will be honored over the next two hours, so sit back, relax, and enjoy. This blog post will feature highlights and reactions from the ceremony on HLN.

8:00PM – The show has begun!! The three hosts are kicking things off from the Beverly Hilton.

“The Daytime Emmys turned 40 this year, or as I like to call my agents, 29.”- Sam Champion

8:01PM – AJ: How do we celebrate 40 years of Daytime?

8:01PM – Robin starts off with a song about Daytime.

8:02PM – “Maybe the Emmys need a Weather Map.”- Sam

8:02PM – How did George Lucas, Wayne Brady, Giada de Laurentiis, and Steve Harvey end up on this weather map?

8:04PM – Interviewing people who win? Sheryl Underwood was told to come on down, and she jumps up like a “The Price is Right” contestant.

8:05PM – The four Younger Actor nominees – Max Ehrich and Bryton James (Y&R) and Freddie Smith and Chandler Massey (DAYS) present the first category, Lead Actor. Last year, the four nominees in this category presented this category to Tony Geary. The four nominees have been in daytime for 81 years.

8:06PM – After 35 years on Daytime’s # 1 soap, Doug Davidson wins an Emmy in his fourth overall nomination for “The Young and the Restless” for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

8:07PM – “Oh, my gosh!” – D. Davidson; “I’m overwhelmed, actually. Where is Halle Berry when you need her. The presenters are actually younger than my tux.” – D. Davidson

8:10PM – Davidson says that in his storyline that his character had to choose between saving someone’s life or saving his son

8:11PM – Nancy Lee Grahn uses her Emmy as a whisk while Katie Couric uses hers as a date

8:12PM – Todd Newton will present Game Show and Game Show Host after the first commercial break

8:14PM – “Things NOT to Say in Your Acceptance Speech”

8:15PM – Defending Game Show Host champ Todd Newton is presenting the Emmys for Game Show and Game Show Host. Can Alex Trebek go out on top, or will Ben Bailey get the last laugh? First up, Game Show.

8:16PM – COME ON DOWN!! “The Price Is Right” wins for Outstanding Game Show, it’s 6th win in 31 nominations

8:17PM – “Emmy, come on down!! Let’s do this! It’s exciting to win an award in front of George Lucas, you won’t get to do this again.” – Mike Richards, The Price is Right showrunner

8:18PM – Now, the Game Show Host Category.

8:19PM – Bittersweet, Ben Bailey wins the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host, his third and final win for Game Show Host for the now-defunct “Cash Cab”.

8:20PM – “One more time, I can’t really believe this.” – Ben Bailey

8:21PM – Sam Champion interviews Ben Bailey after he wins

8:24PM – Commercial Break

8:27PM – The hosts of “The Talk” present the Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Informative

8:28PM – “…and found out his 22 year-old girlfriend was a man? That sounds like a storyline from the Young and the Restless.” - Sheryl Underwood (about "Katie")

8:29PM – “The winner is not in this category.” – Aisha Tyler; “Someone’s going to bring my an envelope with a puppy and money.”; “Homeland won the Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show”

8:30PM – “The Dr. Oz Show” wins for Outstanding Talk Show Informative for the third time in four years

8:30PM – “I was having palpitations, serious ones” – Dr. Oz (About the envelope snafu)

8:31PM – “In a moment, we’re going to change the envelopes.” – Sam

8:32PM – Defending Supporting Actress champ Nancy Lee Grahn and Don Diamont present the Emmy for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

8:33PM – “It took all four of them to stuff me in this dress.”- NLG

8:34PM – There is a TIE! Scott Clifton wins the first Emmy for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for “The Bold and the Beautiful” and Billy Miller wins the other Emmy for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for “The Young and the Restless”, the second wins for both.

8:34PM – “Happy Father’s Day, Don!”- Scott Clifton (Diamont plays his dad on B&B)

8:36PM – “Everybody in this room is part of the hardest working team in entertainment.” – Billy Miller

8:37PM – Giada de Laurentiis interviews both Supporting Actor Emmy winners

8:37PM – “My wife is like your biggest fan.” – Clifton to Giada

8:39PM – Commercial Break

8:41PM – Erica Kane, Lucinda Walsh, Viki Lord, Reva Shayne, Anna Devane, Katie Logan, Karen Wolek, Lucy Coe, Stephanie Forrester, Phyllis Stafford, Katherine Chancellor, some of the Divas of Daytime, who will win? Find out later.

8:42PM – Kathy Griffin presents the Emmy for Writing in a Drama Series

8:44PM – The writing team from “The Bold and the Beautiful” wins the Emmy for Writing in a Drama Series, their 2nd win in nine nominations.

8:44PM – Both Y&R and B&B have seven wins (including Friday’s Creative Arts Awards), two shy of GH’s year-old record

8:46PM – Robin introduces Wayne Brady to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Monty Hall, one host of “Let’s Make a Deal” to another

8:50PM – Monty Hall comes on stage to accept his Lifetime Achievement Emmy

8:52PM – B&B rivals Linsey Godfrey and Karla (with a K) Mosley appear in a Clairol bit for the telecast

8:53PM – Sam’s mic is not working, then they cut to commercial

8:56PM – The lovely singer Robin Meade performs the theme song to “Good Afternoon America”, one of the two nominees for Original Song.  (Coin Side: Heads)

8:56PM – The lovely singer Robin Meade and guitarist Andy Chance perform the theme song to “Good Afternoon America”, one of the two nominees for Original Song. (Coin Side: Heads)

8:58PM – GH’s Jason Thompson and Kelly Monaco present the Emmy for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

8:59PM – Julie Marie Berman wins her third Emmy for General Hospital, her first for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She left GH in March after seven-plus years of playing Lulu Spencer.

9:00PM – “I wasn’t expecting this at all. I am very honored to be recognized in front of all of you.” – JMB

9:01PM – “Thank you so much ‘General Hospital’ for a wonderful ride.” – JMB

9:02PM – Giada also interviews JMB, after she wins

9:03PM – NLG interviews people on the street

9:04PM – Commercial Break

9:07PM – “Who’s a better dancer – Ellen or Barbara Walters?” – NLG

9:07PM – “I’ve actually danced with Barbara Walters, she can dance.”- Sam

9:08PM – Bethenny Frankel presents the Emmys for Culinary Program and Culinary Host.

9:09PM – Another tie!! “Best Thing I Ever Made” wins the first Emmy for Culinary Program. The other Emmy goes to “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen”, both on Food Network.

9:09PM – “Normally, the title of our show refers to a mac and cheese, but tonight is perfect.” – The Best Thing I Ever Made acceptance speech

9:13PM – Lidia Bastianich wins the Emmy for Culinary Host for Lidia’s Italy (from PBS); “I’m accepting this on her behalf? It’s difficult for me to make these recipes. I toil and sweat blood and tears…”- Bethenny Frankel accepting on Lidia’s behalf

9:14PM – Alex Trebek talks about the NATAS and Smithsonian Exhibition Exhibit on the Legacy of Daytime Television in 2016; A three-year collection initiative

9:16PM – Melody Thomas Scott mentions that Nikki’s wedding dress from Nikki and Victor’s 2002 Y&R wedding is going to the Smithsonian; “2016? Will Nikki still be a Newman by then? Stay tuned.” – MTS

9:18PM – “Anyone whose acceptance speech is over 30 seconds will be dropped through a trap door on the Dr. Drew Show.”

9:19PM – Commercial Break

9:23PM – Stephanie & Brooke, Katherine & Jill, Carly & Brenda, Sami & Nicole, some of the best catfights in Daytime

9:24PM – The four Younger Actress nominees are presenting the Daytime Emmy for Lead Actress in a Drama, with Julie Chen waiting in the wings for the lucky winner

9:26PM – Heather Tom defends her crown by winning for Lead Actress in a Drama Series for “The Bold and the Beautiful” for the second straight year

9:29PM – Corbin Bernsen and Jess Walton pay tribute to Jeanne Cooper and introduce the Memoriam Segment

9:32PM – Il Volo sings as part of the Memoriam

9:33PM – Jeanne Cooper, Fran Bascom, Gary Collins, Carolyn Conwell, Phyllis Diller, Jim Duffy, Michael Clarke Duncan, Bonnie Franklin, Al Freeman Jr., Annette Funicello, Art “Mr. Food” Ginsburg, Luis Godinez Sr., Gary Hunt, John Ingle, Rusty Mills, Jerry Nelson, Al Rabin, Paul Rauch, Paul Skipper, Emily Squires, Jean Stapleton, and Ron Weaver were some of the people of the Daytime community that we lost this past year

9:38PM – Dr. Drew Pinsky presents the nominees for Talk Show Entertainment.

9:39PM – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” wins the Emmy for Talk Show Entertainment, nominated for 110 Daytime Emmy Awards, and the show’s 7th Talk Show win in 10 seasons

9:41PM – Rachael Ray presents the Emmy for Directing in a Drama Series.

9:43PM – The directing team from “The Bold and the Beautiful” wins the Emmy for Directing in a Drama Series, “The Bold and the Beautiful” just tied General Hospital’s year-old record with nine Emmys. B&B won this Emmy in 2011.

9:45PM – Commercial Break

9:48PM – Robin Meade performs the other Original Song nominee, “The Day”, the theme song to Katie Couric’s talk show “Katie” (Coin Side: Tails).

9:50PM – Carrie Fisher presents the Emmy for Special Class Animated Program, of which George Lucas is a nominee.

9:53PM – “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” wins the Emmy for Special Class Animated Program

9:55PM – Up next, Younger Actor, Betty White, and then some, but now…Commercial Break.

9:59PM – Lindsay Hartley presents the Award for Younger Actor in a Drama Series.

10:00PM – Chandler Massey repeats as Younger Actor for his role in “Days of Our Lives”. Only Macdonald Carey had won more than one Emmy for the NBC soap, until now.

10:03PM – Betty White (gets a standing ovation then) introduces the other Lifetime Achievement Award winner for this year, the late game show producer Bob Stewart.

10:11PM – Bob Stewart’s son Sandy accepts his (posthumous) Lifetime Achievement Award on his behalf.

10:13PM – Steve Harvey, Vincent Irizarry, and the Emmys for Younger Actress, Drama Series, and Talk Show host are left

10:16PM – “A lot of people get fired after winning those.” – NLG (on winning Emmys); “You can only have magic superpowers to come back from the dead.”

10:17PM – Steve Harvey, a double-nominee tonight presents the Daytime Emmy for Morning Program.

10:18PM – “CBS Sunday Morning” wins the Emmy for Outstanding Morning Program, the first win for this show in the 34-year history of the Sunday Morning staple.

10:20PM – Vincent Irizarry (from iAMC) presents the Emmy for Younger Actress in a Drama Series.

10:22PM – Kristen Alderson caps off her run as Starr Manning with an Emmy Award for Younger Actress in a Drama Series for “General Hospital”, and Kristen is running to the stage.

10:22PM – “For Starr Manning, she will always be a part of me.” – Kristen Alderson

10:24PM – Robin, not only sings, but she will present the Emmy for Original Song.

10:24PM – The call is “HEADS”: “Good Afternoon America” by Little Big Town wins the Emmy for Original Song.

10:25PM – Commercial Break

10:28PM – Only two categories left: Kris Jenner presenting Talk Show Host and Erika Slezak presenting Drama Series.

10:29PM – Kris Jenner, whose new talk show “Kris” premieres in four weeks, presents the Emmy for Talk Show Host.

10:30PM – Ricki Lake wins the Emmy for Talk Show Host for the revival of “The Ricki Lake Show”

10:30PM – Six-time Daytime Emmy-winning legend Erika Slezak presents the final award of the evening, Outstanding Drama Series.

10:32PM – The last time “Days of Our Lives” won the Emmy, Jimmy Carter was President, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John were dancing in “Grease”, Mork from Ork landed on our TV sets, and Doug Davidson, this year’s Best Actor Daytime Emmy winner, debuted on “The Young and the Restless” and last year’s Daytime Emmy winner in that category, Anthony Geary debuted on “General Hospital”. That’s right, “Days of Our Lives” is your Outstanding Drama Series for 2013. (The last time NBC was victorious in this category was 1990, when George Bush was President, Cheers was the # 1 show on television, and Patrick Swayze haunted Demi Moore on the big screen in “Ghost”, when “Santa Barbara” became the first three-peat Drama Series champ in 1990)

10:35PM – The show goes over by 35 minutes. What else is on? The series finale of “The Borgias”, an all-new “Mad Men”, “The Killing”, and your late local news on the East Coast. Oh, this ceremony will repeat twice, directed by Mark H. Lucas (in case I nominate him for the 14th Annual Bryan Awards), starting after the closing credits wrap up.

Congratulations to all of the Daytime Emmy Winners:
DRAMA SERIES: Days of Our Lives (NBC) - first win in this category since 1978, and only the second win for DAYS in 19 nominations, dating back to 1972; first NBC win since 1990 (Santa Barbara) in Drama Series
LEAD ACTOR: Doug Davidson, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
LEAD ACTRESS: Heather Tom, The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
SUPPORTING ACTOR (TIE): Scott Clifton, The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS) and Billy Miller, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Julie Marie Berman, General Hospital (ABC)
YOUNGER ACTOR: Chandler Massey, Days of Our Lives (NBC)
YOUNGER ACTRESS: Kristen Alderson, General Hospital (ABC)
WRITING: The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
DIRECTING: The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
GAME SHOW: The Price is Right (CBS)
GAME SHOW HOST: Ben Bailey, Cash Cab (Discovery Channel)
CULINARY SHOW (TIE): Best Thing I Ever Made (Food Network) and Trisha's Southern Kitchen (Food Network)
CULINARY SHOW HOST: Lidia Bastianich, Lidia's Italy (PBS)
TALK SHOW INFORMATIVE: The Dr. Oz Show (Syndicated)
TALK SHOW ENTERTAINMENT: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Syndicated)
TALK SHOW HOST: Ricki Lake, The Ricki Lake Show (Syndicated)
SPECIAL CLASS ANIMATED PROGRAM: Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Cartoon Network)
ORIGINAL SONG: "Good Afternoon", Good Afternoon America (ABC)

Friday, June 14, 2013

13th Annual Bryan Awards: Daytime Pre-Nominations

Love is in the air in the afternoon, and the drama is heating up in the Bryan Award Pre-Nominations for 2013.  Which hunks, bad boys, vixens, and divas will make the final cut on July 8?  Here are the Pre-Nominees.

Don Diamont - The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
John McCook - The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Ronn Moss - The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Galen Gering - Days of Our Lives (NBC)
Maurice Benard - General Hospital (ABC)
Anthony Geary - General Hospital (ABC)
Roger Howarth - General Hospital (ABC)
Peter Bergman - The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Doug Davidson - The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Christian LeBlanc - The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Joshua Morrow - The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Michael Muhney - The Young and the Restless (CBS)

Susan Flannery - The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Katherine Kelly Lang - The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Heather Tom - The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Eileen Davidson - Days of Our Lives (NBC)
Finola Hughes - General Hospital (ABC)
Kelly Monaco - General Hospital (ABC)
Kelly Sullivan - General Hospital (ABC)
Laura Wright - General Hospital (ABC)
Sharon Case - The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Jeanne Cooper - The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Melody Thomas Scott - The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Michelle Stafford - The Young and the Restless (CBS)

Scott Clifton - The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Jacob Young - The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Shawn Christian - Days of Our Lives (NBC)
James Reynolds - Days of Our Lives (NBC)
Greg Vaughan - Days of Our Lives (NBC)
Bradford Anderson - General Hospital (ABC)
Brandon Barash - General Hospital (ABC)
Sean Kanan - General Hospital (ABC)
Jason Thompson - General Hospital (ABC)
Billy Miller - The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Peter Porte - The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Greg Rikaart - The Young and the Restless (CBS)

Hunter Tylo - The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Melissa Reeves - Days of Our Lives (NBC)
Suzanne Rogers - Days of Our Lives (NBC)
Arianne Zuker - Days of Our Lives (NBC)
Julie Marie Berman - General Hospital (ABC)
Genie Francis - General Hospital (ABC)
Robin Mattson - General Hospital (ABC)
Kirsten Storms - General Hospital (ABC)
Kelly Thiebaud - General Hospital (ABC)
Tracey Bregman - The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Jessica Collins - The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Melissa Claire Egan - The Young and the Restless (CBS)

Eric Nelsen - All My Children (TOLN)
Adam Gregory - The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Casey Deidrick - Days of Our Lives (NBC)
Chandler Massey - Days of Our Lives (NBC)
Freddie Smith - Days of Our Lives (NBC)
Bryan Craig - General Hospital (ABC)
Jimmy Deshler - General Hospital (ABC)
Chad Duell - General Hospital (ABC)
Tequan Richmond - General Hospital (ABC)
Max Ehrich - The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Bryton James - The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Daniel Polo - The Young and the Restless (CBS)

Denyse Tontz - All My Children (TOLN)
Linsey Godfrey - The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Kimberly Matula - The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Jacqueline McInnes-Wood - The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Camilla Banus - Days of Our Lives (NBC)
Kate Mansi - Days of Our Lives (NBC)
Kristen Alderson - General Hospital (ABC)
Lindsey Morgan - General Hospital (ABC)
Haley Pullos - General Hospital (ABC)
Brooklyn Rae Silzer - General Hospital (ABC)
Christel Khalil - The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Hunter King - The Young and the Restless (CBS)

Ricky Paull Goldin - The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Sean Kanan - The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Rodney Saulsberry - The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Wally Kurth - Days of Our Lives (NBC)/General Hospital (ABC)
Anders Hove - General Hospital (ABC)
Robert Kelker-Kelly - General Hospital (ABC)
Nathan Parsons - General Hospital (ABC)
Ingo Rademacher - General Hospital (ABC)
Richard Simmons - General Hospital (ABC)
Jack Wagner - General Hospital (ABC)
Mark Pinter - The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Ted Shackelford - The Young and the Restless (CBS)

Joanna Johnson - The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Robin Christopher - General Hospital (ABC)
Katie Couric - General Hospital (ABC)
Lynn Herring - General Hospital (ABC)
Vanessa Marcil - General Hospital (ABC)
Kimberly McCullough - General Hospital (ABC)
Erin Hershey Presley - General Hospital (ABC)
Constance Towers - General Hospital (ABC)
Meredith Vieira - General Hospital (ABC)
Judith Chapman - The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Bonnie Franklin - The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Beth Maitland - The Young and the Restless (CBS)

There will be at six nominees for Lead, Supporting, and Guest/Featured Actor and Actress, and there will be at least five nominees for Younger Actor and Actress.  The nominees for Lead Actor, Lead Actress, and Daytime Drama Series will be announced on "The DJBC Happy Hour" on July 8.

13th Annual Bryan Awards: Comedy Pre-Nominations

The 13th Annual Bryan Award nominations will be announced on "The DJBC Happy Hour" on July 8.  The Pre-Nominations for this year's awards are slowly coming in.  Here are the Comedy Pre-Nominations.

Arrested Development (Netflix)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Californication (Showtime)
Episodes (Showtime)
Girls (HBO)
Glee (Fox)
Happy Endings (ABC)
Legit (F/X)
Louie (F/X)
Modern Family (ABC)
New Girl (Fox)
The Office (NBC)
Parks and Recreation (NBC)
30 Rock (NBC)
2 Broke Girls (CBS)
Veep (HBO)

Jason Bateman - Arrested Development (Netflix)
Johnny Galecki - The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
David Duchovny - Californication (Showtime)
Matt LeBlanc - Episodes (Showtimes)
Matthew Morrison - Glee (Fox)
Matthew Perry - Go On (NBC)
Don Cheadle - House of Lies (Showtime)
Jim Jeffries - Legit (F/X)
Louis C.K. - Louie (F/X)
Billy Gardell - Mike & Molly (CBS)
Jake Johnson - New Girl (Fox)
Justin Bartha - The New Normal (NBC)
Andrew Rannells - The New Normal (NBC)
Adam Scott - Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock (NBC)

Portia de Rossi - Arrested Development (Netflix)
Courteney Cox - Cougar Town (TBS)
Lena Dunham - Girls (HBO)
Lea Michele - Glee (Fox)
Fran Drescher - Happily Divorced (TV Land)
Sarah Chalke - How to Live With Your Parents (ABC)
Melissa McCarthy - Mike & Molly (CBS)
Mindy Kaling - The Mindy Project (Fox)
Zooey Deschanel - New Girl (Fox)
Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Amy Poehler - Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Tina Fey - 30 Rock (NBC)
Beth Behrs - 2 Broke Girls (CBS)
Kat Dennings - 2 Broke Girls (CBS)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep (HBO)
Mary-Louise Parker - Weeds (Showtime)

Will Arnett - Arrested Development (Netflix)
Jeffrey Tambor - Arrested Development (Netflix)
Cory Monteith - Glee (Fox)
Damon Wayans Jr. - Happy Endings (ABC)
Neil Patrick Harris - How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Ty Burrell - Modern Family (ABC)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson - Modern Family (ABC)
Ed O'Neill - Modern Family (ABC)
Eric Stonestreet - Modern Family (ABC)
Max Greenfield - New Girl (ABC)
Ed Helms - The Office (NBC)
John Krasinski - The Office (NBC)
Craig Robinson - The Office (NBC)
Rainn Wilson - The Office (NBC)
Aziz Ansari - Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Nick Offerman - Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Bill Hader - Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Jason Sudeikis - Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Tracy Morgan - 30 Rock (NBC)
Matt Walsh - Veep (HBO)

Jessica Walter - Arrested Development (Netflix)
Mayim Bialik - The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Kaley Cuoco - The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Melissa Rauch - The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Alison Brie - Community (NBC)
Tamsin Grieg - Episodes (Showtime)
Kathleen Rose Perkins - Episodes (Showtime)
Jane Lynch - Glee (Fox)
Eliza Coupe - Happy Endings (ABC)
Betty White - Hot in Cleveland (TV Land)
Julie Bowen - Modern Family (ABC)
Sofia Vergara - Modern Family (ABC)
Ellen Barkin - The New Normal (NBC)
Jenna Fischer - The Office (NBC)
Ellie Kemper - The Office (NBC)
Angela Kinsey - The Office (NBC)
Rashida Jones - Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Cloris Leachman - Raising Hope (Fox)
Kate McKinnon - Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Jane Krakowski - 30 Rock (NBC)
Anna Chlumsky - Veep (HBO)

Michael Cera - Arrested Development (Netflix)
Jacob Artist - Glee (Fox)
Chris Colfer - Glee (Fox)
Darren Criss - Glee (Fox)
Blake Jenner - Glee (Fox)
Kevin McHale - Glee (Fox)
Alex Newell - Glee (Fox)
Chord Overstreet - Glee (Fox)
Tyler James Williams - Go On (NBC)
Donis Leonard Jr. - House of Lies (Showtime)
Atticus Shaffer - The Middle (ABC)
Nolan Gould - Modern Family (ABC)
Rico Rodriguez - Modern Family (ABC)
Benjamin Stockham - 1600 Penn (NBC)
Alexander Gould - Weeds (Showtime)
Hunter Parrish - Weeds (Showtime)

Alia Shawkat - Arrested Development (Netflix)
Maggie Elizabeth Jones - Ben and Kate (Fox)
Madeleine Martin - Californication (Showtime)
AnnaSophia Robb - The Carrie Diaries (The CW)
Allison Williams - Girls (HBO)
Melissa Benoist - Glee (Fox)
Heather Morris - Glee (Fox)
Lauren Potter - Glee (Fox)
Eden Sher - The Middle (ABC)
Sarah Hyland - Modern Family (ABC)
Ariel Winter - Modern Family (ABC)
Bebe Wood - The New Normal (NBC)
Mackenzie Aladjem - Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Ruby Jerims - Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Jazz Raycole - The Soul Man (TV Land)
Carly Chaikin - Suburgatory (ABC)
Allie Grant - Suburgatory (ABC)
Jane Levy - Suburgatory (ABC)
Ed Begley Jr. - Arrested Development (Netflix)
Ron Howard - Arrested Development (Netflix)
Henry Winkler - Arrested Development (Netflix)
Seth Rogen - Arrested Development (Netflix)/The Mindy Project (Fox)
Bob Newhart - The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Andrew Rannells - Girls (HBO)
Peter Scolari - Girls (HBO)
Patrick Wilson - Girls (HBO)
Matt Damon - House of Lies (Showtime)
David Lynch - Louie (F/X)
Matthew Broderick - Modern Family (ABC)
Nathan Lane - Modern Family (ABC)
Rob Reiner - New Girl (Fox)
Matt Bomer - The New Normal (NBC)
Bobby Cannavale - Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Morris Chestnut - Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Louis C.K. - Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Martin Short - Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Justin Timberlake - Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Wil Arnett - 30 Rock (NBC)
Ken Howard - 30 Rock (NBC)

Judy Greer - Arrested Development (Netflix)
Mae Whitman - Arrested Development (Netflix)
Kristen Wiig - Arrested Development (Netflix)/Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Maggie Grace - Californication (Showtime)
Alexandra Wentworth - Cougar Town (TBS)
Shiri Appleby - Girls (HBO)
Becky Ann Baker - Girls (HBO)
Kate Hudson - Glee (Fox)
Dot-Marie Jones - Glee (Fox)
Sarah Jessica Parker - Glee (Fox)
Lauren Graham - Go On (NBC)
Bess Armstrong - House of Lies (Showtime)
Melissa Leo - Louie (F/X)
Wendi McLendon-Covey - Modern Family (ABC)
Lucy Lawless - Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Jennifer Lawrence - Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Melissa McCarthy - Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Chloe Grace Moretz - 30 Rock (NBC)
Catherine O'Hara - 30 Rock (NBC)
Elaine Stritch - 30 Rock (NBC)
Jennifer Jason Leigh - Weeds (Showtime)

There will be six nominees in each of these nine categories.  The nominees for Comedy Series, Lead Actress, and Lead Actor will be announced on the July 8 broadcast of "The DJBC Happy Hour" on WCRS-FM in Columbus, Ohio.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

40th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Final Predictions

The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Final Predictions
(In Conjunction with The DJBC Happy Hour)

by Bryan Curtiss

39 years ago last month, the very first Daytime Emmy Awards were held outside at Rockefeller Center Plaza in New York City. NBC’s The Doctors (not the talk show) won for Best Drama and also won Best Actress honors for future ATWT vet Elizabeth Hubbard. Macdonald Carey won Best Actor for Days of Our Lives, the first of two consecutive wins for the late DAYS star. PBS’s Zoom won for Children’s Program and Hollywood Squares won for Game Show. The Daytime Emmys have come a long way in 40 years, from New York to Los Angeles, even a couple of ceremonies in Las Vegas. Anthony Geary, Justin Deas, Erika Slezak, David Canary, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Rosie O’Donnell, and the Cast, Crew, and Muppeteers of Sesame Street have found their ways to the top of Daytime Television’s Mount Olympus. Long streaks of futility (Susan Lucci and Regis Philbin, this means you) began and ended at the Daytime Emmys. When long-time vets finally got nominated (Genie Francis, Melody Thomas Scott, Robert Newman, Doug Davidson, and Eileen Fulton as Lisa), we couldn’t help but root for them, only to see them lose. Good Morning America meteorologist Sam Champion is the co-host for the ceremony on Headline News, in a year where Awards Hosts also helped out with the nominations (Champion announced the nominees on Good Morning America; Oscar host Seth MacFarlane co-presented the Academy Award nominations, Grammy host LL Cool J also hosted the Nomination Concert Special, and last year’s Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel, at the last minute co-presented the Primetime Emmy nominations), Champion seems like a natural to host. CBS leads with 49 nominations, with almost half of them going to top-rated soap The Young and the Restless (leading with 23 nods). Game Show Hosts Monty Hall (Let’s Make a Deal) and Bob Stewart (To Tell the Truth, Password) will both be honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards. Until then, here is a look at who will win the top races on Sunday night (The Creative Arts Awards are tomorrow night).

The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)- WILL WIN
Days of Our Lives (NBC)
General Hospital (ABC)
One Life to Live (ABC)- DARK HORSE
The Young and the Restless (CBS)- SHOULD WIN

ANALYSIS: The race is really between the two shows that the late Bill Bell co-created with his wife. Both DAYS and GH submitted one great episode and a second episode that can be put to question, while OLTL submitted the final two episodes of it’s long 44-year ABC run. While sentimentality could be on OLTL’s side, it’s been 17 months since OLTL has been on ABC. Y&R submitted the better episodes, while B&B has the advantage, and is expected to dominate on Sunday night by most experts.

Peter Bergman (Jack, The Young and the Restless, CBS)
Doug Davidson (Paul, The Young and the Restless, CBS)- WILL WIN
Michael Muhney (Adam, The Young and the Restless, CBS)
Jason Thompson (Patrick, General Hospital, ABC)- SHOULD WIN

ANALYSIS:  It's a two-man race, with apologies to Y&R's Bergman and Muhney.  Doug Davidson has been on Y&R for 35 years. Jason Thompson is 36. Since last summer, all soap fans have been watching this two-man race very closely (until the category placements were leaked in February, we were watching mostly in the Supporting Actor race, with the possibility the two could both go lead or one could go lead and the other supporting). Thompson submitted a reel where his characters gets ready for his wife’s funeral, while Davidson submitted a reel from the storyline where his character accidentally kills his own son in self-defense. Thompson’s reel at only five minutes is very emotional, but Davidson submitted the better reel.

Susan Flannery (Ex-Stephanie, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS)- SHOULD WIN
Peggy McCay (Caroline, Days of Our Lives, NBC)
Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, The Young and the Restless, CBS)
Heather Tom (Katie, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS)- WILL WIN

ANALYSIS:  For the first time in 40 years, a category with all Emmy-winners (McCay has a Primetime Emmy, while Flannery, Stafford, and Tom, who have a combined 10 Daytime Emmys).  At almost 15 minutes, Tom has the longest reel. In it, her character is suffering from post-partum depression. It was a gut-wrenching performance, and last year, Tom became the first soap actor to win in all three levels (Lead, Supporting, Younger). Despite former co-star Flannery’s swan song, Heather Tom is hard to beat.

Bradford Anderson (Spinelli, General Hospital, ABC)- WILL WIN
Jeff Branson (Ex-Ronan, The Young and the Restless, CBS)
Scott Clifton (Liam, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS)- SHOULD WIN
Billy Miller (Billy, The Young and the Restless, CBS)

ANALYSIS: Clifton’s reel at 13 minutes is the longest of the quartet, and it’s a mix of comedy and empathy as his character shows up hungover for his own wedding (something about Emmys and alcoholism should be put here). Meanwhile, I was blown away by Anderson’s reel, and Emmy voters also love empathetic people. It’s a tight race, any of those two could win.

Julie Marie Berman (Ex-Lulu, General Hospital, ABC)- WILL WIN
Jessica Collins (Avery, The Young and the Restless, CBS)
Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, The Young and the Restless, CBS)
Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS)- SHOULD WIN
Arianne Zucker (Nicole, Days of Our Lives, NBC)

ANALYSIS: It took Katherine Kelly Lang 26 years to get her first nomination, an amazing feat in itself. (Daytime Emmy) History has dictated that luck is not on her side (just ask Melody Thomas Scott and Robert Newman), but Lang (and Susan Flannery as well) submitted the show where Stephanie (Flannery) dies in Brooke (Lang)’s arms. Julie Marie Berman submitted a great reel, which goes to show how much she is missed (she left GH in March) on GH.

Max Ehrich (Fenmore, The Young and the Restless, CBS)
Bryton James (Devon, The Young and the Restless, CBS)
Chandler Massey (Will, Days of Our Lives, NBC)- WILL/SHOULD WIN
Freddie Smith (Sonny, Days of Our Lives, NBC)

ANALYSIS: Case closed, because there is no real competition in this race. Massey will join the late Macdonald Carey as the only back-to-back Emmy-winners for the NBC soap, plus the only two-time winners, as well.

Kristen Alderson (Ex-Starr, General Hospital, ABC)- WILL WIN
Hunter King (Summer, The Young and the Restless, CBS)
Lindsey Morgan (Ex-Kristina, General Hospital, ABC)
Jacqueline MacInnes-Wood (Steffy, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS)- SHOULD WIN

ANALYSIS: Kristen Alderson has been in daytime since she was seven, playing Starr Manning, first on OLTL, then (after ABC cancelled OLTL) to GH, until the whole Prospect Park legal soap opera (Alderson now plays a different character on GH). In her reel, Starr grieves the loss of her boyfriend and daughter and vows to avenge their deaths. Her biggest competition is Jacqueline MacInnes-Wood, who submitted a reel where she not only acts, but sings. Tough call.

The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)- WILL/SHOULD WIN
General Hospital (ABC)
One Life to Live (ABC)
The Young and the Restless (CBS)
ANALYSIS: B&B submitted Stephanie’s death, which will be hard to top (GH submitted an action-packed episode and OLTL submitted the penultimate episode).

The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Days of Our Lives (NBC)- SHOULD WIN
General Hospital (ABC)- WILL WIN
The Young and the Restless (CBS)

ANALYSIS: GH has the edge (GH submitted the disaster stunt from September), with DAYS (which submitted the post-Olympic DAYS-aster) and Y&R (which submitted the episode where Paul killed Ricky) not far behind. B&B (which submitted the Hope/Liam wedding in Italy) is a non-factor.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Syndicated)- WILL/SHOULD WIN
Live with Kelly and Michael (Syndicated)
The Talk (CBS)
The View (ABC)

ANALYSIS: I can never fully support the show that replaced ATWT. Never, never, never. So until Ellen stops submitting in this category, she’s favored to win.

The Doctors (Syndicated)
The Dr. Oz Show (Syndicated)
Katie (ABC/Syndicated)- WILL/SHOULD WIN

ANALYSIS: Katherine Anne Couric (Katie for short) is daytime and network news TV royalty, having been the co-anchor of the Today Show for 15 years, and then evening anchor for the CBS Evening News, and now daytime talk show host. Katie is the new Donahue/Oprah/Rosie/Ellen/Dr. Oz of Daytime.

Anderson Cooper (Anderson Live, Syndicated)
Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show, Syndicated)- SHOULD WIN
Ricki Lake (The Ricki Lake Show, Syndicated)
Dr. Mehmet Oz (The Dr. Oz Show, Syndicated)- WILL WIN
Rachael Ray (Rachael Ray, Syndicated)

ANALYSIS: In a weak category (Ellen no longer submits in this race; the multi-host shows all were snubbed), Dr. Oz seems like the favorite, but if funny man Steve Harvey wins, odds are greater here (Harvey is also nominated for Game Show Host).

Judge Judy (Syndicated)- SHOULD WIN
Last Shot with Judge Gunn (Syndicated)- WILL WIN
The People’s Court (Syndicated)

ANALYSIS: Judge Judy has the current Daytime streak of futility, having never won for Legal/Courtroom Program. A lot of pundits thought last year would be the year, but I predicted that “Last Shot with Judge Gunn” would pull off the big upset, which it did. If you go to a swanky restaurant, you’re finally going to get served (Judge Judy, this means you), but Judge Gunn could be back for seconds.

Cash Cab (Discovery Channel)
Family Feud (Syndicated)
Jeopardy (Syndicated)- WILL/SHOULD WIN
Let’s Make a Deal (CBS)
The Price Is Right (CBS)
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (Syndicated)
ANALYSIS: With Alex Trebek retiring, Jeopardy seems to be the favorite here in this category, which includes the dearly departed Cash Cab.

Ben Bailey (Cash Cab, Discovery Channel)
Wayne Brady (Let’s Make a Deal, CBS)
Billy Eichner (Funny or Die’s Billy on the Street, Fuse)
Steve Harvey (Family Feud, Syndicated)- SHOULD WIN
Alex Trebek (Jeopardy)- WILL WIN

ANALYSIS: In what could be his last rodeo at the Daytime Emmys, Alex Trebek cannot be denied.


Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (Nickelodeon)
Penguins of Madagascar (Nickelodeon)- WILL WIN
Robot and Monster (Nickelodeon)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nickelodeon)- SHOULD WIN
WordGirl (PBS)

Best Thing I Ever Made (Food Network)
Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction (Food Network)- WILL/SHOULD WIN
Recipe Rehab (Syndicated)
Trisha’s Southern Kitchen (Food Network)

Lidia Bastianich (Lidia’s Italy, PBS)
Giada De Laurentiis (Giada at Home, Food Network)
Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics, Food Network)- WILL/SHOULD WIN
Ching-He Huang (Easy Chinese with Ching-He Huang, Cooking Channel)
Nathan Lyon (Good Food America with Nathan Lyon, Veria Living)
Kelsey Nixon (Kelsey’s Essentials, Cooking Channel)

CBS Sunday Morning (CBS)
Good Morning America (ABC)- WILL WIN

The Fresh Beat Band (Nickelodeon)
Pajanimals (NBC)
R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour (The HUB)
Sesame Street (PBS)- WILL/SHOULD WIN

Born to Explore with Richard Wiese (ABC)
Equitrekking (PBS)
Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild (Syndicated)- WILL/SHOULD WIN
Over Hawaii (PBS)

Capture w’ Mark Seliger (YouTube)
Home & Family (Hallmark)
Hooked Up w’ Tom Collichio (YouTube)
The Martha Stewart Show (Hallmark)- WILL WIN
My Generation (PBS)- SHOULD WIN
This Old House (PBS)

Paige Davis (Home Made Simple, OWN)
Leeza Gibbons (My Generation, PBS)
Jack Hanna (Into the Wild, Syndicated)- WILL/SHOULD WIN
Suzanne Somers (The Suzanne Show, Lifetime)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The 67th Annual Tony Awards: Final Predictions

On Sunday night from Radio City Music Hall (not the Beacon Theatre), the 67th Annual Tony Awards will air live on CBS, hosted for the third straight year by Neil Patrick Harris. The Tony Awards honor the best of Broadway from the past year in plays and musicals. This year, the musical “Kinky Boots” leads with 13 nominations in a neck-and-neck race with “Matilda”, which has 12 nominations. All four Best Musical nominees were musical adaptations of movies, which is a first in the 67-year history of Broadway’s big honor (the other Best Musical nominees are “Bring It On: The Musical” and “A Christmas Story: The Musical”). In the last 15 years, most of the Best Musical winners (“The Lion King”, “The Producers”, “Thoroughly Modern Millie”, “Hairspray”, “Spamalot”, “Billy Elliot”, and last year’s winner “Once”) were musicals that were based off of movies. In the Best Play race, it seems like Christopher Durang’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” is an absolute lock to win Best Play for the legendary playwright.



The Assembled Parties (Richard Greenberg, Author)

Lucky Guy (Nora Ephron, Author)

The Testament of Mary (Colm Toíbín, Author)

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Christopher Durang, Author)- WILL/SHOULD WIN


Golden Boy (A Revival of the 1937 Play by Clifford Odets)

Orphans (A Revival of the 1983 Play by Lyle Kessler)

The Trip to Bountiful (A Revival of the 1953 Play by Horton Foote)

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (A Revival of the 1962 Play by Edward Albee)- WILL/SHOULD WIN


Tom Hanks (Lucky Guy)- WILL WIN

Nathan Lane (The Nance)

Tracy Letts (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)

David Hyde Pierce (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike)- SHOULD WIN

Tom Sturridge (Orphans)


Laurie Metcalf (The Other Place)

Amy Morton (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)

Kristine Nielsen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike)

Holland Taylor (Ann)

Cicely Tyson (The Trip to Bountiful)- WILL/SHOULD WIN


Danny Burstein (Golden Boy)- WILL WIN

Richard Kind (The Big Knife)

Billy Magnussen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike)

Tony Shalhoub (Golden Boy)

Courtney B. Vance (Lucky Guy)- SHOULD WIN


Carrie Coon (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)

Shalita Grant (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike)

Judith Ivey (The Heiress)

Judith Light (The Assembled Parties)- SHOULD WIN

Condola Rashad (The Trip to Bountiful)- WILL WIN (The DJBC Happy Hour Upset Pick)


Pam MacKinnon (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)

Nicholas Martin (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike)- WILL/SHOULD WIN

Bartlett Sher (Golden Boy)

George C. Wolfe (Lucky Guy)



Bring It On: The Musical

A Christmas Story: The Musical

Kinky Boots- SHOULD WIN

Matilda- WILL WIN


Annie (A Revival of the 1977 Musical)

(Rodgers & Hammerstein’s) Cinderella (A Revival of the 1957 CBS Live Musical Broadcast)

The Mystery of Edwin Drood (A Revival of the 1986 Musical)

Pippin (A Revival of the 1972 Musical)- WILL/SHOULD WIN


Bertie Carvel (Matilda)

Santino Fontana (Cinderella)

Rob McClure (Chaplin)

Billy Porter (Kinky Boots)- WILL/SHOULD WIN

Stark Sands (Kinky Boots)


Stephanie J. Block (The Mystery of Edwin Drood)

Carolee Carmello (Scandalous)

Valisia LeKae (Motown)

Patina Miller (Pippin)- WILL WIN

Laura Osnes (Cinderella)- SHOULD WIN


Charl Brown (Motown)

Keith Carradine (Hand on a Hardbody)

Will Chase (The Mystery of Edwin Drood)

Gabriel Ebert (Matilda)

Terrence Mann (Pippin)- WILL/SHOULD WIN


Annaleigh Ashford (Kinky Boots)

Victoria Clark (Cinderella)

Andrea Martin (Pippin)- WILL/SHOULD WIN

Keala Settle (Hand on a Hardbody)

Lauren Ward (Matilda)


Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood)

Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots)

Diane Paulus (Pippin)- WILL WIN

Matthew Warchus (Matilda)- SHOULD WIN


A Christmas Story (Joseph Robinette)

Cinderella (Douglas Carter Beane)

Kinky Boots (Harvey Fierstein)- SHOULD WIN

Matilda (Dennis Kelly)- WILL WIN


A Christmas Story (Music & Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul)

Hands on a Hardbody (Music by Trey Anastasio & Amanda Green, Lyrics by Amanda Green)

Kinky Boots (Music & Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper)- SHOULD WIN

Matilda (Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin)- WILL WIN


Bring It On (Andy Blankenbuehler)

Kinky Boots (Jerry Mitchell)

Matilda (Peter Darling)

Pippin (Chet Walker)- WILL/SHOULD WIN