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April 30, 2008

Digging daytime


In case you can't stop what you're doing to watch the live announcements for the 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (and hey, why would you), we'll try to keep you updated this morning.

So far, a bunch of soap stars who no doubt display their interpretation of the Seven Deadly Sins on a weekly basis have gotten nods. One word: Luke!! Yes, Anthony Geary as Luke (that would be half of the "super couple" Luke and Laura) has been nominated again. He's no newbie, having won before, when his hair was much bigger than it is now.

Tyra and Dr. Phil will be duking it out with a PBS show for best talk show/informational, a new category this year. And on the entertainment side, it'll be Ellen vs. Rachael Ray vs. "The View."

As for talk show hosts, there's Ellen vs. Regis and Kelly vs. all five coffee klatch members from "The View."

The guy from People magazine on hand to comment on the nominations wasn't at all put on the spot (and could never have seen it coming) when Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked him to handicap the talk show race. His response: maybe this is the year that "The View" hosts stop becoming the Susan Lucci of the daytime awards.

Or maybe not.

The industry loves Ellen, prefers one-host shows, and well, maybe doesn't so much dig what Joy Behar just called the controversial nature of "The View" banter.

That was a couple seconds before they started chatting about educated women having fewer orgasms and Sherri Shepherd admitting that she's happy being dumb.



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Oscar Contenders

  • So "The Dark Knight" didn't make it into the final five after all, never mind that critical and popular support. Let's just call the comic-inspired mega-hit "The Biggest Snubee."

    Here are the best picture contenders in a race that, two weeks away from the Oscars, seems to be a foregone conclusion ("Slumdog") unless there's a come-from-behind possibility ("The Reader" anyone?)

    "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett; the politically timely "Milk;" rags-to-riches fairy tale, "Slumdog Millionaire," Holocaust best-seller-based drama "The Reader," and Watergate-era biopic "Frost/Nixon."

    Could "Button" and "Slumdog" split the vote, allowing another film to take the prize? Doesn't seem likely. After having clung to "Button" for months as what we thought would be the Academy voters' top vhoice, our money's now on "Slumdog." Momentum can't be ignored.

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