Home Television Daytime Emmy Nominations: Marla Adams, 79 and In Her Prime, Will Win...

Here are the Daytime Emmy nominations. Unaccountably, Megyn Kelly got one for her morning, which is sort of unwatchable.  But the show got the nod, not her.

Anyway, this is all about soap operas. Marla Adams is 79 years old. I remember her on The Young and the Restless years ago. Last year they brought her back to play an Alzheimers story line. Take a look at any of her scenes. She wins, hands down. Adams is a journeywoman actress. She was one of Natalie Wood’s pals in “Splendor in the Grass” in 1961 (with Warren Beatty).

Her imdb is full of work every year since then until 2001, when she must have stopped. Then she had 16 years of life. Now she comes back, and steals the show. What a story. Next year, Max Gail of “Barney Miller” fame, will pick up a similar award for playing a character with Alzheimer’s on “General Hospital.” Soon, everyone on soaps will want Alzheimer’s. But it’s something a real actor can actually play, rather than amnesia, fake twin, etc. Gail is on fire right now.

Lifetime achievement will go to Susan Seaforth Hayes, who’s been on “Days of our Lives” since 1968, and her husband, Bill Hayes, who’s 90 and has been on since the 70s. They were once on the cover of Time magazine. Now Meredith Publishing, which just bought Time, is trying to sell it so they don’t have to deal with it. Imagine this– Time magazine, the gold standard in journalism. But I digress: the Hayeses are a rare commodity in Hollywood. They deserve some recognition. Seaforth-Hayes is also nominated for Best Supporting Actress this year but she’s only 74. She has time. Marla Adams has it.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
The Bold and the Beautiful
Days of Our Lives
General Hospital
The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Eileen Davidson (Ashley, Y&R)
Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH)
Marci Miller (Abigail, Days)
Maura West (Ava, GH)
Laura Wright (Carly, GH)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R)
Michael Easton (Finn, GH)
John McCook (Eric, B&B)
Billy Miller (Jason/Drew, GH)
James Reynolds (Abe, Days)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Marla Adams, (Dina, Y&R)
Camryn Grimes (Mariah, Y&R)
Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie, Days)
Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe, Y&R)
Mishael Morgan (Hilary, Y&R)
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy, B&B)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Wally Kurth (Ned, GH)
Chandler Massey (Will, Days)
Anthony Montgomery (Andre, GH)
Greg Rikaart (Kevin, Y&R)
Greg Vaughn (Eric, Days)

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Reign Edwards (Nicole, B&B)
Hayley Erin (Kiki, GH)
Cait Fairbanks (Tessa, Y&R)
Olivia Rose Keegan (Claire, Days)
Chloe Lanier (Nelle, GH)

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Lucas Adams (Tripp, Days)
Rome Flynn (Zende, B&B)
Tristan Lake Leabu (Reed, Y&R)
Casey Moss (JJ, Days)
Hudson West (Jake, GH)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES WRITING TEAM
The Bold and the Beautiful
Days of Our Lives
General Hospital
The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES DIRECTING TEAM
The Bold and the Beautiful
Days of Our Lives
General Hospital
The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING GAME SHOW HOST
Wayne Brady, Let’s Make a Deal
Chris Harrison, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Steve Harvey, Family Feud
Pat Sajak, Wheel of Fortune
Alex Trebek, Jeopardy!

OUTSTANDING GAME SHOW
Family Feud
Jeopardy!
Let’s Make a Deal
The Price Is Right
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

OUTSTANDING LEGAL COURTROOM PROGRAM
Couples Court With the Cutlers
Divorce Court
Judge Judy
Judge Mathis
Justice With Judge Mablean
The People’s Court

OUTSTANDING MORNING PROGRAM
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS This Morning
Good Morning America
Today

OUTSTANDING ENTERTAINMENT NEWS PROGRAM
Access Hollywood
Daily Mail TV
E! News
Entertainment Tonight
Extra

OUTSTANDING INFORMATIVE TALK SHOW HOSTS
Kit Hoover and Natalie Morales, Access Hollywood Live
Dr. Mehmet Oz, The Dr. Oz Show
Larry King, Larry King Now
Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron, Pickler and Ben
Steve Harvey, Steve

OUTSTANDING INFORMATIVE TALK SHOW
The Chew
The Dr. Oz Show
Larry King Now
Megyn Kelly Today
Steve

OUTSTANDING ENTERTAINMENT TALK SHOW HOSTS
Harry Connick Jr., Harry
Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest, Live With Kelly and Ryan
Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley, The Real
Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, Megan McCain, Paula Faris and Jedediah Bila, The View
Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood, The Talk

OUTSTANDING ENTERTAINMENT TALK SHOW
Ellen
Live With Kelly and Ryan
The Real
The View
The Talk

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