Daytime Emmys: Tables + booze + cameras = promise?
I haven’t watched the Daytime Emmys since Susan Lucci actually won one, but I might tune in tonight (ABC, 8 p.m. ET, with hosts Cameron Mathison and Sherri Shepherd) to see the new format. It involves tables à la the Golden Globes, an open bar, and a 50 percent chance that someone will become a viral video star.
Yes, tonight, the producers are putting digital video cameras at the tables and asking attendees to document their evenings in self-shot footage, which will be uploaded to SoapNet.com. (I trust the Hollywood Foreign Press to steal this awesome idea for the Globes, so we can all witness those commercial break-time schmoozefests.) While I’m hoping someone gets tipsy enough to have a real Faith Hill moment after losing his or her category (and that he or she has a genuine enemy who’s quick enough to capture it), I suspect there are soap fans who will be watching to see who wins. So tell us who you’re rooting for, and we’ll keep our fingers crossed. (Check out the full list of nominees here.)
I’m pulling for Van Hansis (pictured), Luke Snyder on As the World Turns, because I was on his set last month. And, I’m easy.
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