By Marlena De Lacroix
I first attended and wrote about the Daytime Emmys in 1980 and I should be over them by now. But I continue, year after year, to be exasperated by the fact that two things never change. 1) No matter how many times they have been revised or have been updated over the years, the nomination and award processes are still inequitable and unfair. 2) There is always one irritating thing that happens along the way with either the nominations or awards that’s so egregious, Marlena explodes with rage!
This year it happened right away, as the nominations were announced on The View. The person interviewed on the show as a daytime awards expert/prognosticator wasn’t anyone from the soap press or a soap publication or blog. Instead, he was a senior writer from People magazine. I’m sure Marc D’Agostino is a capable guy, but does he dedicate 100% of his working time and career to the soaps, the way soap journalists do, day after day, year after year, decade after decade? Marlena, who has moved on to teaching, was born and bred in the soap press and has great respect for young soap magazine writers and editors who have full-time jobs doing interviews and other reporting on soaps. They deserve the spotlight!
This is not the first time ABC has gone for a big time magazine writer over a poor soap press scribe in publicizing its show. Years ago [Read more...]