Friday, September 10, 2010

The BC Bulletin- Bryan Awards Recap

The Bryan Awards- 'Glee' Sings a High Note of 14 Bryan Award Wins

Glee won 14 Bryan Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series, at this year’s Bryan Awards.

Glee, Fox’s smash hit musical comedy series, led all shows with a record 42 Nominations this year, breaking the record of 40 set by CBS soap opera As the World Turns in the inaugural Bryan Awards in 2001.

Glee won prizes for Younger Actor (Chris Colfer), Supporting Actress (Jane Lynch), and two prizes for directing, among its accolades.

“The thing about ‘Glee’ is that it was able to resonate through the television viewing audience in song. In the complete history of the television world, no show has been able to do that, until now,” said Bryan Awards Creator Bryan Curtiss.

The romp by Glee led to a complete sweep over rival freshman comedy, Modern Family, ABC’s multi-layered family skein, which had 24 nominations. The show only won for Supporting Actor in a New Series for co-star Eric Stonestreet and Comedy Series Supporting Actor for Ty Burrell.

Also with 24 nominations, The Young and the Restless, the top-rated daytime soap for over the last 23 years, only won one Bryan Award, Best Supporting Actress honors for Stacy Haiduk, who left the show last month for her dual-role as a madwoman and a psychiatrist.

As the World Turns
, which is ending its 54-year run on September 17, won eight Bryan Awards this year, including Best Daytime Soap for the first time since 2002. The show swept the Lead Acting races with wins for recent Daytime Emmy winners Michael Park and Maura West. Park and West’s on-screen son, Mick Hazen won for Younger Actor. The show also won for Guest Actor (Stuart Damon), makeup, costumes, and casting.

“There will never be another soap like (As the World Turns) in the
history of the Bryan Awards.”

"There will never be another soap like (As the World Turns) in the history of the Bryan Awards," Curtiss remarked about the departing soap. “The loss of both ‘World Turns’ and ‘Guiding Light’ is a huge wake-up call to daytime television and the already slowly dying soap opera industry, telling them that it’s time to completely revamp.”

Also winning eight Bryan Awards was the soap which will take over as the longest-running soap after ATWT wraps, and Damon’s long-time home for over 30 years, General Hospital, which won awards for Supporting Actor (Jonathan Jackson), Younger Actress (recent Daytime Emmy champ Julie Berman), Episode of the Year (Carnival), and five craft prizes.

Another show that left the airwaves in 2010 picked up eight Bryan Awards, and it was the Best Drama of the year, Lost. ABC’s suspense drama about castaways from a plane crash picked up writing, directing, and Episode of the Year laurels for the show’s swan song.

At the Bryan Awards, Lost soared over two-time defending champion Mad Men, which only won three Bryan Awards, including Ensemble Cast and Supporting Actress for Christina Hendricks, who plays an administrative assistant in a 1960s advertising agency.

In Miniseries and Movie races, Temple Grandin and You Don’t Know Jack shared the honor for top TV Movie, while HBO’s ten-part World War II drama The Pacific took home nine Bryan Awards, including Best Miniseries, plus kudos for directing, casting, editing, cinematography, sound editing, sound editing, music, and visual effects..

If Glee was the biggest sensation of the past television season, actress Betty White would have been a clear and distant second biggest sensation.

The veteran Emmy-winning actress hosted Saturday Night Live, in part due to a large Facebook campaign to get White to host the show. The campaign paid off, and SNL reaped it’s third straight Variety Series win. White was named Best Guest Actress for her hosting duties on the show, and won for Performance of the Year. In addition to all of the accolades for hosting Saturday Night Live, White also won for her guest stint on Daytime

Emmy victor The Bold and the Beautiful. White, at 88 years young, is currently on the TVLand sitcom Hot in Cleveland and could might as well be back for more at next year’s Bryan Awards.

“At 88, Betty White is having a renaissance, and is still getting work, and not dropping a beat,” Curtiss said.

THE POWER OF GLEE: Fox's "Glee" has crossed over in both the music and television industry, as the show has hit both the Neilsen ratings and the Billboard Charts, as the show has recorded albums in addition to the weekly show. "Glee" won 14 Bryan Awards and four Emmys last month. (Photo by Bryan Curtiss)

Bryan Curtiss contributed to portions of this story.

Bryan Award Recap of Winners:

Comedy Series: Glee (Fox)
Drama Series: Lost (ABC)
Daytime Soap: As the World Turns (CBS)
Miniseries: The Pacific (HBO)
Made for TV Movie: (TIE) Temple Grandin (HBO) and You Don't Know Jack (HBO)
Variety Series: Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Variety Special: Hope for Haiti Now- A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief (Various)
New Series: Glee (Fox)
Actor, Comedy: Tony Shalhoub, Monk (USA)
Actress, Comedy: Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Jane Lynch, Glee (Fox)
Cast, Comedy: Glee (Fox)
Actor, Drama: Michael C. Hall, Dexter (Showtime)
Actress, Drama: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Drama: John Lithgow, Dexter (Showtime)
Supporting Actress, Drama: Christina Hendricks, Mad Men (AMC)
Cast, Drama: Mad Men (AMC)
Younger Actor: Chris Colfer, Glee (Fox)
Younger Actress: Tamzin Merchant, The Tudors (Showtime)
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Al Pacino, You Don't Know Jack (HBO)
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Claire Danes, Temple Grandin (HBO)
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Jim Caviezel, The Prisoner (AMC)
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Brenda Vaccaro, You Don't Know Jack (HBO)
Cast, Miniseries or Movie: You Don't Know Jack (HBO)
Actor, Daytime: Michael Park, As the World Turns (CBS)
Actress, Daytime: Maura West, As the World Turns (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Daytime: Jonathan Jackson, General Hospital (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Daytime: Stacy Haiduk, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Younger Actor, Daytime: Mick Hazen, As the World Turns (CBS)
Younger Actress, Daytime: Julie Berman, General Hospital (ABC)
Cast, Daytime: Guiding Light (CBS)

Reality Competition Series: Survivor (CBS)
Actor, New Series: Thomas Jane, Hung (HBO)
Actress, New Series: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
Supporting Actor, New Series: Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
Supporting Actress, New Series: Jane Lynch, Glee (Fox)
Writing, Comedy: 30 Rock- "Dealbreakers Talk Show # 0001" (NBC)
Directing, Comedy: Glee- "Pilot- Director's Cut" (Fox)
Guest Actor, Comedy: Jon Hamm, Saturday Night Live (NBC) & 30 Rock (NBC)
Guest Actress, Comedy: Betty White, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Guest Actor, New: Mike O'Malley, Glee (Fox) & Parenthood (NBC)
Guest Actress, New: Kristin Chenoweth, Glee (Fox)
Writing, New: The Good Wife- "Pilot" (CBS)
Directing, New: Glee- "Pilot- Director's Cut" (Fox)
Guest Actor, Drama: Gregory Itzin, 24 (Fox)
Guest Actress, Drama: Lily Tomlin, Damages (F/X)
Writing, Drama: Lost, "The End" (ABC)
Directing, Drama: Lost, "The End" (ABC)
Writing, Miniseries or Movie: Temple Grandin (HBO)
Directing, Miniseries or Movie: The Pacific (HBO)
Writing, Daytime: The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Directing, Daytime: General Hospital (ABC)
Talk Show Host: Bonnie Hunt, The Bonnie Hunt Show (Syndicated)
Late Night Host: Conan O'Brien, The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (NBC)
Comedy Episode of the Year: Saturday Night Live- "Betty White/Jay-Z" (NBC)
Drama Episode of the Year: Lost- "The End" (ABC)
Daytime Episode of the Year (TIE): General Hospital- "The Carnival" (ABC) & Guiding Light- "Series Finale" (CBS)
Reality Episode of the Year: American Idol- Season 9 Finale (Fox)
Animated Episode of the Year: South Park- "You Have 0 Friends" (Comedy Central)

The BC Bulletin- Silver Garbage Awards Recap

Silver Garbage Awards Recap- 'Brothers', 'TBL', and 'Melrose' Big Winners as Team Leno Gets the Last Laugh

MENAGE A FAILURE: The CW's failed attempt at resurrecting 1990s primetime soap Melrose Place earned the failed remake honors for Worst Drama Series at the Silver Garbage Awards. (photo taken by Bryan Curtiss)

NBC’s experiment by putting late night into primetime was a complete and total disaster. However, it proved to come up with the big upset on Silver Garbage award night as The Jay Leno Show won for Worst Comedy Series at this summer’s Silver Garbage Awards.

The Silver Garbage Awards are an awards show created by Bryan Curtiss to counteract with both his best of television awards show, The Bryan Awards, and with the Emmy Awards. The nominees for the Silver Garbage Awards are usually announced the day before the Emmy nominees are, and the winners were announced on the morning of August 28, the day before the Primetime Emmy telecast.

Brothers, Fox’s failed sitcom about a retired football player and his wheelchair bound brother, led all shows with 14 nominations.

"It was the worst show imaginable," Curtiss said. "Fox has had a string of stinkcoms in recent years, with Happy Hour, Til Death, Do Not Disturb, The Return of Jezebel James, and now Brothers."

The Jay Leno Show was NBC’s attempt to put Jay Leno into primetime, which was a disaster that NBC would like to forget.

"NBC totally missed the boat by keeping Jay Leno after he wanted to give up The Tonight Show. The Jay Leno Show just wasn’t appointment TV, and especially for an hour a night in which we’re expected to see the action-packed dramas," Curtiss said. "However, when NBC realized they were wrong, they wanted to put Leno back on The Tonight Show and kick Conan O’Brien to the curb, leading to the Team Leno versus Team Coco war."

Brothers did not go home empty-handed, as it won six Silver Garbage awards, including Best Actor for former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan, as a former NFL player, Best Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress, respectively for veteran actors Carl Weathers and CCH Pounder, Guest Actress (Kim Kardashian), Ensemble Cast, and Writing.

Another show with six Silver Garbage awards was the worst new show of the year, TBL: The Beautiful Life, which had 11 nominations.

“The writing was on the wall, the moment that the CW decided to give this show a chance,” Curtiss said about the failed supermodel drama, which was the first network show to be axed last fall (after only two episodes).

TBL won for Worst Actress (Mischa Barton), Supporting Actor (Corbin Bleu), Writing, Ensemble Cast, New Series, and Screen Couple.

TBL star Barton also won for Worst Guest Actress for her appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which garnered a long overdue Emmy for actress Ann-Margret the week before, making it the first time that a show won an Emmy and Silver Garbage Award in the same calendar year.

In the Guest Actress race, Barton bested out four actresses from the worst Drama Series of the year, Melrose Place, which was an updated remake of the 1990s “appointment” show.

“When Melrose was updated, nobody cared,” Curtiss said. “It was just a shell of its former self.”

Melrose Place also won for Worst Remake or Spin-off, and Worst Supporting Actress for actress-singer Ashlee Simpson-Wentz.

Other big winners included Jenna Elfman as Worst Comedy Actress for her role as a pregnant woman on Accidentally on Purpose, Spencer Pratt as Worst Drama Actor for The Hills, and the directing team of Guiding Light.


Worst Comedy Series: The Jay Leno Show (NBC)
Worst Actor: Michael Strahan, Brothers (Fox)
Worst Actress: Jenna Elfman, Accidentally on Purpose (CBS)
Worst Supporting Actor: Carl Weathers, Brothers (Fox)
Worst Supporting Actress: CCH Pounder, Brothers (Fox)
Worst Guest Actor: Kanye West, The Cleveland Show (Fox) and The Jay Leno Show (NBC)
Worst Guest Actress: Kim Kardashian, Brothers (Fox)
Worst Cast: Brothers (Fox)

Worst Drama Series: Melrose Place (CW)
Worst Actor: Spencer Pratt, The Hills (MTV)
Worst Actress: Mischa Barton, The Beautiful Life: TBL (CW)
Worst Supporting Actor: Corbin Bleu, The Beautiful Life: TBL (CW)
Worst Supporting Actress: Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, Melrose Place (CW)
Worst Guest Actor: Tim Curry, Criminal Minds (CBS)
Worst Guest Actress: Mischa Barton, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)
Worst Cast: The Beautiful Life: TBL (CW)

Worst Reality Show: Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!)
Worst New Show: The Beautiful Life: TBL (CW)

The BC Bulletin- Job Fairs 101

Due to an unforeseen problem with the September BC Bulletin webpage, almost the entire issue was deleted. I am re-posting the Job Fairs 101 story on the BC Bulletin Blog.

- BC

Things You Need To Know Before Going To That Job Fair

THE UNEMPLOYMENT LINE: Long lines like this one, outside of a Columbus, Ohio job fair have been not uncommon all over the country, in this economic recession, as there are so many people applying for the very few jobs that were made available at job fairs. (Photo by Bryan Curtiss)
by Bryan Curtiss

They are advertised in the paper- telling you that "you can find work today", but what is it about job fairs that people should know before heading to the actual job fair itself? Welcome, class, to Job Fairs 101.

In this economy, job fairs are becoming more of a regular thing. But, when people pick up the paper and see the ad for the job fair, they don't do all of the prep work that goes along with attending the job fair itself.

Despite being called a job fair, job fairs are not completely about landing the job, they are about networking as well.

According to job company Local Hires, the job fair also gives you the opportunity to network with the recruiters, as job fairs are about making connections with any and everyone, including people in the line with you, because there may be a person in line that may know someone that knows someone that can help you out. Even if you don't find the right job at a table, you could still give the job recruiter/hiring manager your resume and open up the conversation for other opportunities with that company.

The first step is to research all of the companies that will be present at the job fair. Why? You don't want to sound like you don't know anything about the job. You want to impress the hiring managers with your knowledge and expertise.

The second step is to, if you haven't already, to fine-tone your resume. Make sure that you resume is error-free and that it sounds correct.

The third step is to make sure that you are properly dressed for a job fair. Just what is properly dressed for a job fair anyway? Properly dressed is not a t-shirt and jeans. In fact, that is the biggest mistake that most people make at a job fair. This is not a come as you are party. This is an opportunity for you to meet with several employers, and your wardrobe should reflect that.

The fourth step is to go to many of the tables present at the job fair, preferably all of the tables, and ask how you can help them.

At one recent job fair in Columbus, Ohio, the job fair recruiter at the door, who does job fairs like this all across the country told the jobseekers, "When you walk inside those doors, go to every table. There are so many trees of opportunity out there, but there are too many bushes in the way.”

The recruiter added by saying that some people approach a job fair the wrong way. “When some people go to job fairs, and come out, they say, 'Oh, it's a waste of time.' When you take two seconds to look around the room, read the signs, go to a couple of tables, and grab a pen or souvenir, then yeah, it was a sure waste of time. People think that it’s like window shopping. This isn’t the mall.” The recruiter added by saying that people need to go out to job fairs to network, and ask questions. “That’s how it goes.”

Also, do not be afraid to show pride in yourself by promoting you. Don't be afraid to brag about your achievements, in a positive way.

Now that you know what to do at a job fair, the best of luck to you on your job search.

HIRING MANAGERS: They are the make or break of any job search. (Photo by Bryan Curtiss)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

LIVE Emmy Nominations Reactions

It's 8:35 in the morning, and right now, the Emmy nominations are going to be announced in a couple of minutes.

What records could fall? Who will be the nominations leader?

Can the newbies break through or will it be same old, same old. We're about to find out from Joel McHale of Community and Sofia Vergara of Modern Family.

UPDATE: 8:38AM- E! broke into broadcast.

Academy CEO John Schaffner introduces McHale & Vergara to announce the lucky nominees. "What a great year," Schaffner said, and he also said it was also difficult this year (to choose, I guess).

Curb Your Enthusiasm, Glee, Modern Family, Nurse Jackie, The Office, 30 Rock

Lea Michele, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Edie Falco, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Toni Collette

Jim Parsons, Larry David, Matthew Morrison, Tony Shalhoub, Steve Carell, Alec Baldwin

Endgame, Georgia O'Keeffe, Moonshot, The Special Relationship, Temple Grandin, You Don't Know Jack

MINISERIES: The Pacific, Return to Cranford

Dame Maggie Smith, Joan Allen, Dame Judi Dench, Hope Davis, Claire Danes

Jeff Bridges, Sir Ian McKellen, Dennis Quaid, Michael Sheen, Al Pacino

The Amazing Race, American Idol, Dancing With The Stars, Project Runway, Top Chef

The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Real Time with Bill Maher, Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien

Bryan Cranston, Michael C. Hall, Kyle Chandler, Hugh Laurie, Matthew Fox, Jon Hamm

Kyra Sedgwick, Glenn Close, Connie Britton, Julianna Margulies, Mariska Hargitay, January Jones

Breaking Bad, Dexter, The Good Wife, Lost, Mad Men, True Blood

Vergara is also nominated for Modern Family.

19 Nominations for Glee!!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The BC Bulletin's Final Emmy Predictions

With the nominees to the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards being announced tomorrow, the BC Bulletin has made their final predictions as to whom the nominees for the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Family Guy (Fox)
Glee (Fox)
Modern Family (ABC)
30 Rock (NBC)
The 7th Man: The Office (NBC)

ALTERNATES: How I Met Your Mother (CBS), Entourage (HBO)

Breaking Bad (AMC)
Dexter (Showtime)
The Good Wife (CBS)
House (Fox)
Lost (ABC)
Mad Men (AMC)
The 7th Man: Damages (F/X)

ALTERNATES: Damages (F/X), 24 (Fox)

Endgame (PBS)
Georgia O'Keeffe (Lifetime)
The Special Relationship (HBO)
Temple Grandin (HBO)
You Don't Know Jack (HBO)
6th Man: When Love is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story- Hallmark Hall of Fame (CBS)


Emma- Masterpiece Classic (PBS)
The Pacific (HBO)
3rd Man: The Prisoner (AMC)

ALTERNATES: Alice (SyFy), Return to Cranford (PBS)

The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (NBC)
6th Man: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC)

ALTERNATE: Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

The Amazing Race (CBS)
American Idol (Fox)
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Survivor (CBS)
Top Chef (Bravo)
6th Man: Project Runway (Lifetime)

Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory, CBS)
Joel McHale as Jeff Winger (Community, NBC)
Larry David as Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO)
Matthew Morrison as Will Schuester (Glee, Fox)
Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk (Monk, USA)
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy (30 Rock, NBC)
7th Man: Steve Carell as Michael Scott (The Office, NBC)

ALTERNATES: Thomas Jane as Ray Drecker (Hung, HBO), David Duchovny as Hank Moody (Californication, Showtime)

Lea Michele as Rachel Berry (Glee, Fox)
Edie Falco as Nurse Jackie Peyton (Nurse Jackie, Showtime)
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation, NBC)
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon (30 Rock, NBC)
Tracey Ullman as Various Characters (Tracey Ullman's State of the Union, Showtime)
Toni Collette as Tara Gregson (The United States of Tara, Showtime)
7th Woman: Courteney Cox as Jules Cobb (Cougar Town, ABC)

ALTERNATES: Mary Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin (Weeds, Showtime)

Chevy Chase as Pierce Hawthorne (Community, NBC)
Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother, CBS)
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy (Modern Family, ABC)
Ed O'Neill as Jay Pritchett (Modern Family, ABC)
Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker (Modern Family, ABC)
Tracy Morgan as Tracy Jordan (30 Rock, NBC)
7th Man: Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold (Entourage, HBO)

ALTERNATES: John Krasinski as Jim Halpert (The Office, NBC), Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute (The Office, NBC), Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel (Glee, Fox), Jon Cryer as Alan Harper (Two and a Half Men, CBS), Fred Armisen as Various Characters (Saturday Night Live, NBC), Jack McBrayer as Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock, NBC)

Cheryl Hines as Cheryl David (Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO)
Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester (Glee, Fox)
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy (Modern Family, ABC)
Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett (Modern Family, ABC)
Kristen Wiig as Various Characters (Saturday Night Live, NBC)
Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney (30 Rock, NBC)
7th Woman: Jenna Fischer as Pam Halpert (The Office, NBC)

ALTERNATES: Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater (Ugly Betty, ABC), Elizabeth Perkins as Celia Hodes (Weeds, Showtime), Dianna Agron as Quinn Fabray (Glee, Fox), Jane Adams as Tanya Skagle (Hung, HBO)

Neil Patrick Harris as Bryan Ryan (Glee, Fox)
Ed Asner as Commandant Von Reichtenstein (The Sarah Silverman Program, Comedy Central)
Jon Hamm as Host (Saturday Night Live, NBC)
Matt Damon as Carol (30 Rock, NBC)
Michael Sheen as Wesley Snipes (30 Rock, NBC)
Carl Reiner as Marty Pepper (Two and a Half Men, CBS)
7th Man: Mike O'Malley as Burt Hummel (Glee, Fox)

ALTERNATES: Eli Wallach as Bernard Zimberg (Nurse Jackie, Showtime), Jason Alexander as Himself (Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO)

Catherine O'Hara as Bam Bam Funkhouser (Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO)
Kristin Chenoweth as April Rhodes (Glee, Fox)
Kathy Bates as Jo (The Office, NBC)
Tina Fey as Host (Saturday Night Live, NBC)
Betty White as Host (Saturday Night Live, NBC)
Julianne Moore as Nancy Donovan (30 Rock, NBC)
7th Woman: Christine Baranski as Beverly Hofstadter (The Big Bang Theory, NBC)

ALTERNATES: Jan Hooks as Verna (30 Rock, NBC), Elaine Stritch as Colleen Donaghy (30 Rock, NBC), Betty White as Mrs. Nethercott (The Middle, ABC)

Bryan Cranston as Walter White (Breaking Bad, AMC)
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan (Dexter, Showtime)
Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House (House, Fox)
Matthew Fox as Dr. Jack Shepard (Lost, ABC)
Jon Hamm as Don Draper (Mad Men, AMC)
Simon Baker as Patrick Jane (The Mentalist, CBS)
7th Man: Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer (24, Fox)

ALTERNATES: Peter Krause as Adam Braverman (Parenthood, NBC), Timothy Olyphant as U.S. Marshal Rayland Givens (Justified, F/X), Wendell Pierce as Antoine Batiste (Treme, HBO)

Sally Field as Nora Walker (Brothers and Sisters, ABC)
Kyra Sedgwick as Det. Brenda Leigh Johnson (The Closer, TNT)
Glenn Close as Patty Hewes (Damages, F/X)
Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick (The Good Wife, CBS)
Mariska Hargitay as Det. Olivia Benson (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC)
January Jones as Betty Draper (Mad Men, AMC)
7th Woman: Anna Gunn as XX White (Breaking Bad, AMC)

ALTERNATES: Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood, HBO), Holly Hunter as Lt. Grace Hanadarko (Saving Grace, TNT), Lauren Graham as Sarah Braverman (Parenthood, NBC), Katey Sagal as Gemma Teller Morrow (Sons of Anarchy, F/X)

Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman (Breaking Bad, AMC)
Martin Short as Leonard Winstone (Damages, F/X)
Michael Emerson as Benjamin Linus (Lost, ABC)
Terry O'Quinn as John Locke (Lost, ABC)
John Slattery as Roger Sterling (Mad Men, AMC)
John Goodman as Creighton Bernette (Treme, HBO)
7th Man: Chris Noth as Peter Florrick (The Good Wife, CBS)

ALTERNATES: Vincent Kartheiser as Pete Campbell (Mad Men, AMC)

Chloe Sevigny as Nicki Grant (Big Love, HBO)
Rose Byrne as Ellen Parsons (Damages, F/X)
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart (The Good Wife, CBS)
Sandra Oh as Dr. Cristina Yang (Grey's Anatomy, ABC)
Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey (Grey's Anatomy, ABC)
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson (Mad Men, AMC)
7th Woman: Khandi Alexander as LaDonna Batiste (Treme, HBO)

ALTERNATES: Katherine Heigl as Dr. Izzie Stevens (Grey's Anatomy, ABC), S. Epatha Merkerson as Lt. Anita Van Buren (Law & Order, NBC), Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris (Mad Men, AMC)

Beau Bridges as Det. George Andrews (The Closer, TNT)
Len Cariou as Louis Tobin (Damages, F/X)
Ted Danson as Arthur Frobisher (Damages, F/X)
John Lithgow as Arthur Mitchell (Dexter, Showtime)
Andre Braugher as Dr. Darryl Nolan (House, Fox)
James Earl Jones as Dibala (House, Fox)
7th Man: Gregory Itzin as Charles Logan (24, Fox)

ALTERNATES: Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond (Lost, ABC), Keith Carradine as Frank Lundy (Dexter, Showtime), Alan Cumming as Eli Gold (The Good Wife, CBS), Robert Morse as Bertram Cooper (Mad Men, AMC)

Sissy Spacek as Marilyn Densham (Big Love, HBO)
Lily Tomlin as Marilyn Tobin (Damages, F/X)
Debra Winger as Mrs. Woodside (Law & Order, NBC)
Isabelle Huppert as Sophie Gerard (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC)
Sharon Stone as ADA Jo Marlowe (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC)
Allison Janney as Mother (Lost, ABC)
7th Woman: Tyne Daly as Tina (Burn Notice, USA)

ALTERNATES: Christine Lahti as ADA Sonya Paxton (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC), Marion Ross as Ida Holden (Brothers and Sisters, ABC), Maura Tierney as Kelly McPhee (Rescue Me, F/X), Vanessa Redgrave as Dr. Erica Noughton (Nip/Tuck, F/X)

Jeff Bridges as Jon Katz (A Dog Year, HBO)
Jeremy Irons as Alfred Steiglitz (Georgia O'Keeffe, Lifetime)
Dennis Quaid as President Bill Clinton (The Special Relationship, HBO)
Michael Sheen as Prime Minister Tony Blair (The Special Relationship, HBO)
Al Pacino as Dr. Jack Kevorkian (You Don't Know Jack, HBO)
6th Man: Sir Ian McKellen as Number Two (The Prisoner, AMC)

ALTERNATES: Chiwetel Efiojor as Thabo Mbeki (Endgame, PBS), James Badge Dale as Sgt. Robert Leckie (The Pacific, HBO)

Dame Maggie Smith as Mary Gilbert (Capturing Mary, HBO)
Joan Allen as Georgia O'Keeffe (Georgia O'Keeffe, Lifetime)
Dame Judi Dench as Miss Matty Jenkins (Return to Cranford, PBS)
Hope Davis as Hillary Clinton (The Special Relationship, HBO)
Claire Danes as Temple Grandin (Temple Grandin, HBO)
6th Woman: Helen McCrory as Cherie Blair (The Special Relationship, HBO)

ALTERNATES: Caterina Scorsone as Alice (Alice, SyFy), Winona Ryder as Lois Wilson (When Love is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story- Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS), Romola Garai as Emma (Emma- Masterpiece Classic, PBS)

Sir Michael Gambon as Mr. Woodhouse (Emma- Masterpiece Classic, PBS)
Sir Patrick Stewart as Ghost (Hamlet- Great Performances, PBS)
David Strathairn as Dr. Carlock (Temple Grandin, HBO)
John Goodman as Neal Nicol (You Don't Know Jack, HBO)
Danny Huston as Geoffrey Feiger (You Don't Know Jack, HBO)
6th Man: Jim Caviezel as Number Six (The Prisoner, AMC)

Kathy Bates as The Queen of Hearts (Alice, SyFy)
Tyne Daly as Mabel Dodge Stern (Georgia O'Keeffe, Lifetime)
Julia Ormond as Eustacia Grandin (Temple Grandin, HBO)
Susan Sarandon as Janet Good (You Don't Know Jack, HBO)
Brenda Vaccaro as Margo Janus (You Don't Know Jack, HBO)
6th Woman: Catherine O'Hara as Aunt Anne (Temple Grandin, HBO)

ALTERNATES: Imelda Staunton as Miss Octavia Pole (Return to Cranford, PBS), Tammy Blanchard as Amy Roberts (Amish Grace, Lifetime)

Community's Joel McHale and Modern Family's Sofia Vergara will be announcing the nominees LIVE.

Tomorrow, The BC Bulletin will be blogging LIVE on the reactions of the Primetime Emmy Nominations starting at 8:15AM.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Fourth of July 2010

CAPTION: Students from St. Agatha School in Upper Arlington, Ohio dance to "Don't Stop Believin'" from the hit TV series Glee. (Photo by Bryan Curtiss)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

LIVE Rants About the 37th Annual Daytime Emmys

The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards are airing LIVE from Sin City (Las Vegas) tonight, and this thread will serve as my LIVE reactions to the telecast on CBS. Emmy-winning talk show host Regis Philbin is the host, and there will be Vegas acts, as well as a performance from The Lion King and a tribute to Dick Clark and American Bandstand, and a salute to As the World Turns, which is leaving us in less than three short months after a 54-year ride. (Awards Corner Daytime Emmy Predictions/Preview) (8:30PM EDT)

UPDATE (8:56PM EDT)- Supporting Actress Nominee Beth Chamberlin (ex-Beth, GL) tweeted that her category is up first? Will it be Beth's lucky night, or will Carolyn Hennessy do what Trent Dawson couldn't and prove that Comedy is it in Daytime? Or will Arianne Zuker, Bree Williamson, or Julie Pinson win?

UPDATE (9:06PM EDT)- The show opens with illusionist David Copperfield and a magic trick. And out comes Host Regis Philbin. Philbin opens the show with a few jokes, and a special David Letterman Top 10.

UPDATE (9:09PM EDT)- First Category- Best Supporting Actress (presenters Kelly Monaco & Jonathan Jackson)

UPDATE (9:10PM EDT)- Julie Pinson pulls off the upset for Supporting Actress for As the World Turns. "Wow, this is really nice up here."- Pinson accepting the trophy

UPDATE (9:12PM EDT)- Ryan Seacrest with the American Bandstand Tribute;
This is a colorful tribute to the "soundtrack to our lives" and America's oldest teenager, Dick Clark. And now are some of the acts that appeared on Bandstand, including The Spinners (who appeared on Bandstand eight times over the years).

UPDATE (9:21PM EDT)- The Dick Clark/Bandstand Tribute is STILL going on. Um....this awards show is supposed to be about the Drama of Daytime, isn't it?

UPDATE (9:28PM EDT)- Commercial Break. Rachael Ray & The Lion King cast are presenting Supporting Actor after the break. Will Jonathan Jackson, who won three Daytime Emmys before the age of 18- get Lucky with a fourth? Will his co-star Bradford Anderson break through at the nerdy Spinelli? Or will it be a Wonderful Life for Billy J. Miller? Will the third time be the charm for Ricky Paull Goldin? Or can Brian Kerwin win?

UPDATE (9:31PM EDT)- While I am eating dinner and typing, The Lion King number feels out of place, kind of the like the snooze-fest known as the 61st Annual Academy Awards (Rob Lowe + Snow White anyone?)

UPDATE (9:34PM EDT)- It's a Wonderful Life for Billy J. Miller, who won for the EXACT SAME episode that won Christian LeBlanc an Emmy last year. "Mom and Dad, I love you. This will be on your mantle, as soon as I get in trouble in Vegas."- Miller, accepting the Emmy; Up Next is Game Show, presented by The Doctors.

UPDATE (9:36PM EDT)- Cash Cab wins for Game Show for the third year in a row. "First of all, I can't believe I had to give a speech after a Dick Clark tribute and a pair of rhinos dancing."- the Cash Cab Executive Producer, who called Cash Cab host Ben Bailey, the "wittiest" Game Show host. The As the World Turns tribute and The Blue Man Group presenting Best Informative Talk Show are up after the Commercial Break.

UPDATE (9:45PM EDT)- Alex Trebek and The Blue Man Group Present the Nominees for Best Informative Talk Show. Each of the three Blue Men on stage get into a little box and display the nominees for Informative Talk Show and do their thing. The Emmy goes to The Doctors, who gets its first win in this category. "This is awesome."- Jay McGraw, accepting the Emmy, "This team is the hardest working team in all of TV. Thank you so much!"

UPDATE (9:48PM EDT)- All My Children's Cameron Mathison & Rebecca Budig present the Nominees for Best Younger Actor- three of the nominees left their shows (Patton, Clifton, & . The Emmy went to Drew Tyler Bell for The Bold and the Beautiful in another Emmy upset. Bell is the only actor from his soap to be nominated, and the only actor in his category on his respective show.

UPDATE (9:50PM EDT)- As the World Turns real-life couple Jon Hensley & Kelley Menighan Hensley present a tribute to their soap. "The show has cared about each other, and the show is about six generations of families who loved and cared about each other."- Jon Hensley

UPDATE (9:53PM EDT)- Commercial Break; Wayne Brady and Cirque du Soleil are coming up; It was great to see clips of As the World Turns through the years, and it will be sad to see it go. How can you replace an institution like As the World Turns? More on that in the September issue of the BC Bulletin as The World Stops Turning.

UPDATE (9:57PM EDT)- The Young and the Restless's Joshua Morrow and Sharon Case present the Daytime Emmy for Talk Show Entertainment, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show gets an unexpected win; Ellen did not show up for the Emmys, and she took her name out of the Talk Show Host category this year.

UPDATE (10:00PM EDT)- It's the halfway point of the show; Christopher & Kyle Massey are up on stage to present Younger Actress. Julie Berman repeats as Best Younger Actress for General Hospital. "I'll see you guys later."- Berman jokingly to the Masseys, accepting her Emmy; "I love the actors that I work with genuinely."- Berman in her acceptance speech; OK, I think Wayne Brady and Cirque are after this Commercial Break.

UPDATE (10:10 PM EDT)- Wayne Brady & Cirque du Soleil present the nominees for Best Drama Series Directing team, which are the three ABC soaps and The Bold and the Beautiful; I think General Hospital will win it for the Carnival scenes (and Drama Series later on); What happens in Vegas does not happen on Daytime...right? WRONG? And I'm correct, because those were some powerfully explosive scenes at the Carnival. You just can't beat that. The GH directors paid tribute to As the World Turns and Guiding Light and the Procter & Gamble soap legacy, which was pretty nice.

UPDATE (10:12 PM EDT)- Laura McKenzie, Emmy-nominated travel host takes us on a tour of the Hilton, where the Emmys are airing, and where the afterparty will be, including a stop at Benihana

UPDATE (10:17PM EDT)- Montel Williams introduced an update to Daytime Gives Back, where this year, Daytime gave back to American families in need. General Hospital's Kelly Monaco and The Bold and the Beautiful's Ronn Moss gave the update to Daytime Gives Back, where Daytime stars visited Americans at homes and in shelters. This is a tearjerking segment, and my heart sank, because in this economy, we can be a paycheck away from being poor.

UPDATE (10:20PM EDT)- Another Commercial Break. Coming up next are the 40th Anniversary Tribute to All My Children and Susan Lucci presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award to All My Children's Creator and past Executive Producer and Head Writer Agnes Nixon. There are six categories (Drama Series Writing, Game Show Host, Lead Actor and Actress, Talk Show Host, and Drama Series) left.

UPDATE (10:26PM EDT)- Susan Lucci is on stage. She IS the face of Daytime ("I don't remember the premiere of AMC. I was only five at the time."). 22 Nominations, 1 Win. She won on her 19th try. Agnes Nixon is a groundbreaker in Daytime with tackling social issues on daytime. If there wasn't Agnes Nixon, Daytime television would be different.

UPDATE (10:28PM EDT)- Commercial Break. Jeff Foxworthy is presenting Talk Show Host. REMEMBER, Ellen DeGeneres took her name out, so she will not win. Outside, it's raining heavily now.

UPDATE (10:31PM EDT)- Cheech and Chong get into the Cash Cab. Uh-oh, more commercials.
..and more rain...

UPDATE (10:36PM EDT)- The Bold and the Beautiful's Kimberly Matula and Younger Actor loser Zac Conroy present the Game Show Host category. Ben Bailey, who drove Cheech and Chong in the last bumper (lol) pulls off a win in the Game Show Host category. Cash Cab is a great show, and it makes you think on your toes. "I'd like to thank my fellow stand-up comedians and taxi drivers."- Bailey in his acceptance speech

UPDATE (10:38PM EDT)- Days of Our Lives Peter Reckell (Bo) & Louise Sorel (Vivian) present the Drama Series Nominees for Writing (AMC, ATWT, B&B, and Y&R). Bradley Bell wins an Emmy for Writing The Bold and the Beautiful, which submitted the Betty White death episodes in this, Directing, and Series reels.

UPDATE (10:40PM EDT)- Jeff Foxworthy of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader and Blue Collar Comedy Tour fame presents the (Ellen DeGeneres-free) Talk Show Host Category; The View pulled off the shocker last year, but the new kid on the block, Dr. Oz won for Talk Show host, and he wasn't able to show up, which means the show is moving on.

UPDATE (10:42PM EDT)- Which Leading Studs and Lovelies will win for Best Actor & Actress? Michael Park, Maura West, James Scott, Peter Bergman, Doug Davidson, Michelle Stafford, Sarah Brown, Bobbie Eakes, Jon Lindstrom, and Crystal Chappell are up, and two of them will win. (1) 1975 was the only year that the Lead Actor and Actress were from the same show; (2) 1983 was the last year the Lead Actor winner was a first-time nominee; (3) No soap star from a cancelled soap has won for their cancelled soap after it went off the air

UPDATE (10:48PM EDT)- Vanessa Marcil Giovanazzo presents Best Actor. Park is the wide favorite to win, based on his reel. The third time is the charm for Oakdale's G-Man who played the role for 13 years. "I'm sorry, Regis. There's a party going on and I can't leave now....Thank you for your leadership....we had to say goodbye to 60 members of our family on Wednesday....Maura West, I really am going to miss you, thank you for being my friend."- clips from Park's acceptance speech. Park was the first ATWT actor since 1987 to win in this race and Maura West (see below) was nominated in the years that Park has been (2001, 2007, 2010).

UPDATE (10:52PM EDT)- Trevor St. John and Michael Easton from One Life to Live present Best Actress. For the first time in 35 years, the Best Actor and Actress are from the same soap as Maura West joins the Emmy "AA Club"*. Guiding Light goes home emptyhanded after 72 years, 15,762 episodes, and 3 Drama Series wins, plus more Emmys. The losing streak for cancelled soaps continues at the Daytime Emmys.
*- Dennis Franz, Linda Dano, Sharon Gless, Kirstie Alley, Jordan Clarke, and now Maura West have all won Emmys for substance abuse segments

ONE MORE Category- Drama Series. As I mentioned, General Hospital will win its record 11th Emmy in a few.

UPDATE (10:55PM EDT)- Drama Series is the last race (the nominees besides GH are All My Children, B&B, and Y&R). Regis and Susan Lucci are Presenting the Category. B&B's clip is from its Emmy reel. Y&R is clipping to Lady Gaga's Bad Romance. GH's clip is outstanding, as is AMC's.

UPDATE (10:58PM EDT)- The fourth time is NOT the charm for General Hospital Disaster Plots. The Bold and the Beautiful pulled off an almighty upset over the heavily favored GH, thanks to a Golden Girl who is 88 years young, Betty Marion White. Brad Bell should have thanked Betty White in his speech, because Lorne Michaels will in August, hehe...

Wow, the show is over. Now off to digest my thoughts. I'll post again.