Emmy Deets!

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Among GEN­ERAL HOS­PI­TAL’s whop­ping 26 Day­time Emmy nom­i­na­tions, there is at least one ac­tor who was sur­prised to have made the cut and another cast mem­ber that col­leagues felt was snubbed. Who are they, and how will fans be able to watch day­time’s big­gest night this year? Soaps In Depth has the scoop!

Who, Me?

Sup­port­ing Ac­tor con­tender An­thony Mont­gomery (An­dre) ad­mits he was quite sur­prised to re­ceive the phone call from ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer Frank Valen­tini. “I wasn’t sup­posed to be one of these nom­i­nees,” he mar­vels. “Are you kid­ding me? I got put in the mid­dle of a story to bring back Ja­son. I want to make the most of this mo­ment; I don’t know if I’ll ever be in this po­si­tion again. I’m just go­ing to en­joy the ride!”

Two Sides Of The Story

As it turns out, both Laura Wright (Carly) and Chloe Lanier (Nelle) sub­mit­ted scenes from the same episode. “But not the same scenes,” clar­i­fies Lanier. “I sub­mit­ted the scenes where Nelle con­fronts Car- ly af­ter she finds out who I am. The ‘What goes around comes around!’ scene.”

Wright’s tape, on the other hand, fo­cused on when Carly thought Sonny was hav­ing an af­fair with Nelle, and also in­cluded the episode in which Ja­son re­turned. “I love that those scenes told such a clas­sic, com­ing-back-from-thedead sto­ry­line,” smiles the soap vet.

Who Was Over­looked?

Hands down, the con­sen­sus is that Kelly Monaco (Sam) should have been a Lead Ac­tress con­tender, es­pe­cially since scene part­ner Billy Miller is up for Lead Ac­tor for his work as Ja­son/Drew. “She had such great ma­te­rial,” sighs Lanier.

Adds Wright: “It would

have been awe­some to have four spots in the Lead Ac­tress cat­e­gory.”

The Write Stuff

In the Out­stand­ing Writ­ing cat­e­gory, co-head­writer Chris Van Et­ten shares that his team sub­mit­ted the episode in which Tracy de­fended her life, as well as the Thanks­giv­ing show. “That was fun, be­cause the au­di­ence was up in arms for three-quar­ters of the episode. ‘How dare they not have pizza at the Quar­ter­maines?’ And it ended with ev­ery­one com­ing to ser­e­nade Mon­ica with the tra­di­tional song and bring her dozens of piz­zas.”

Where Can You Watch The Em­mys?

Fans will be able to view a live stream of the cer­e­mony via the Day­time Em­mys’ Face­book and Twit­ter pages, as well as on the Na­tional Academy Of Tele­vi­sion Arts & Sciences’ YouTube page. Tick­ets for the Em­mys, which will be held on Sun­day, April 29, at the Pasadena Civic Cen­ter, are avail­able through Tick­et­mas­ter.

“It’s a great val­i­da­tion that all the work I put in was truly not in vain,” says Mont­gomery. “Even if it felt like it at times.”

The Q clan’s an­nual Thanks­giv­ing pizza party got the writ­ers rec­og­nized.

The slap heard ‘round Port Charles nabbed Lanier a nod.

EP Valen­tini will de­fend last year’s Best Drama ti­tle.

Monaco should have been nom­i­nated along­side Miller.

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