November 1 is a much-watch day for "Young and Restless" viewers. That is the day when the truth about Sully — aka Christian — is revealed. You cannot just blame Patty — she is crazy. Cunning Hilary is also part of the reveal, which will cause her to lose everything she cares about: power, control, money and her man — especially if he loses his fortune. On November 1, Sharon, Dylan, Nik, Nikki and Paul will see their world torn apart. Mariah will also suffer. Of course, Chelsea knows Adam is really Christian's biological dad; that is a tie that will be kept secret for a while. Folks who have seen the show (which taped last month) say it is one of the most powerful episodes "Y&R" has done in its history. That is saying a lot. With Steve Burton (Dylan) exiting in December, this episode will show the beginning of the end for this character. We will not tell you how he is taken off the canvas — be sure to have Kleenex handy.
When Robb Derringer's time as Sloane on "General Hospital" was cut short, we were sad. Derringer was easy on the eyes and is a terrific actor. "Days of our Lives" made nothing of that. When they needed to cast Scooter — a sex addict and math teacher — he got the part. He will pop up next month.
"Days" also realizes how wonderful the character of Anne is. Even with Theresa, her partner in crime, leaving Salem, Anne will return. The reveal of her mother will be a shocking and wonderful surprise, a real blast from the past.
Things will be changing for the 2016 daytime Emmy's.
—The Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series program category has now expanded to 4 associated performer categories: Along with newly designated Lead Actress and Lead Actor categories, there is now - Outstanding Supporting or Guest Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting or Guest Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama Series.
—The work of Directors in Preschool Animated programs is now honored in its own category - Outstanding Directing in a Preschool Animated Program.
—The work of Sound Mixing and Editing for Preschool Animated programs can now be entered in the new categories of Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Preschool Animated Program and Outstanding Sound Editing for a Preschool Animated Program.
CATEGORY CHANGES AND ADJUSTMENTS
—Talk Shows (both Talk Show/Entertainment and Talk Show/Informative) may now submit up to 2 episodes from the 2016 Calendar year in order to better represent the diversity and multitude of content presented over the course of a season.
—To better represent the variety of production elements and challenges over a season, in the category of Outstanding Directing in a Talk Show/Entertainment News or Morning Program, Directors may now submit a clip reel with a total running time of up to 40 minutes of highlights from up to 5 episodes from the 2016 Calendar year.
—On-Camera Musical Performances from any appropriate Daytime show can now enter the newly renamed category of Outstanding Musical Performance in a Daytime Program. A reminder that the Award recognizes the work of the Principle Artist and the Program's production of the performance. Multiple entries are accepted for performances by different musical artists appearing on a
program throughout the 2016 Calendar year.
—For the Blue Ribbon Judging round, Performers from all Drama Performer categories can now submit up to 20 minutes TRT of appearances from UP TO FOUR Episodes from the 2016 Calendar year.
—In the categories of Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team and Drama Series Writing Team, shows may submit 2 episodes from the 2016 Calendar year for evaluation.
—Outstanding Children's Series has been updated to Outstanding Children's and Family Viewing Series, in order to better reflect general family viewing and Educational and Informational programming. Related Performer, Host and Craft categories have now been adjusted to accommodate the change.
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