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THE 37th ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS
The Reel Emmy story: Writing and Directing
Posted Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:36:00 PM
A typical soap opera airs over 250 original episodes per year. When it comes to Emmy night, determining the best of the best comes down to a single episode. Here is what this year's nominees submitted for Emmy consideration.
Here are the clips submitted by the Writing and Directing nominees this year for Emmy consideration. We've provided synopses for each clip and provided links to our comprehensive recaps of those episodes so that you can get a better feel for what action took place. To get all the additional details, just click on the appropriate links.


Outstanding Directing Team


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All My Children
Episode #10125
Air Date: May 15, 2009
Running Time: 36:49
 
Episode Synopsis: A dark and stormy night found all of Pine Valley wanting to exact revenge on Adam Chandler. Adam had blackmailed Krystal over her secret child. His iffy business practices resulted in the death of Zach and Kendall's child. Each of the people whose lives he'd destroyed descended upon the Chandler mansion. In the end, Adam was shot and killed, but who pulled the trigger?


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The Bold and the Beautiful
Episode #5697 and #5698
Air Date: November 20, 2009 and November 23, 2009
Running Time: 38:24
 
Episode Synopsis: Ann Douglas returned to Los Angeles and fell ill. Left alone with her mother, Pam was forced to decide whether to let her mother die or disobey her orders and call the paramedics for assistance. Pam called the medics and later grappled with her decision. Stephanie and Pam fought with the doctor to allow their mother to die, but their pleas were rejected. Later, Pam and Stephanie were able to check their mother out of the hospital and they took her to the beach, where she died peacefully.
Because it airs for only 30-minutes, The Bold and the Beautiful is permitted to submit two episodes for this category.
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General Hospital
Episode #11887
Air Date: September 9, 2009
Running Time: 32:52
 
Episode Synopsis: The festive atmosphere of a summer carnival was destroyed when a car plowed through the event, leaving carnage in its wake. Several Port Charles residents were critically injured and others were missing and presumed dead. Elsewhere, a mob of gunmen opened fire on Spinelli and Johnny. Though Spinelli escaped unscathed, Johnny was critically wounded and the 9-1-1 operators were not responding.


One Life to Live
One Life to Live
Episode #10387
Air Date: March 9, 2009
Running Time: 36:38
 
Episode Synopsis:


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Outstanding Writing Team


All My Children
All My Children
Episode #10061
Air Date: February 16, 1009
Running Time: 36:14
 
Episode Synopsis: In Connecticut, Bianca and Reese said their vows and were married. Runaway bride Greenlee was run off the road by her best friend, Kendall. Zach took the fall for the accident, and faced the wrath of those in attendance at the wedding when it was revealed that Greenlee was presumed dead. Aidan stopped Annie from shooting Ryan, and later promised her that he'd get her the help she needed. Before taking her back to the authorities, Aidan allowed Annie to say goodbye to her daughter, Emma.


As the World Turns
As the World Turns
Episode #13599
Air Date: September 8, 2009
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Episode Synopsis: Janet barged in as Liberty was preparing to terminate her pregnancy. Liberty explained that she didn't want to be "the pregnant" girl at school. Later, Teri and Janet argued over their religious upbringing and whether or not abortion was a choice or a sin. James went into cardiac arrest while alone in a room with Audrey, and Henry feared she'd done something to him. Henry later found a syringe and realized his suspicions were right. Paul and Emily admitted their love for each other, but Emily said that there were too many obstacles to get married.


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The Bold and the Beautiful
Episode #5697 and #5698
Air Date: November 20, 2009 and November 23, 2009
Running Time: 38:24
 
Episode Synopsis: Ann Douglas returned to Los Angeles and fell ill. Left alone with her mother, Pam was forced to decide whether to let her mother die or disobey her orders and call the paramedics for assistance. Pam called the medics and later grappled with her decision. Stephanie and Pam fought with the doctor to allow their mother to die, but their pleas were rejected. Later, Pam and Stephanie were able to check their mother out of the hospital and they took her to the beach, where she died peacefully.
Because it airs for only 30-minutes, The Bold and the Beautiful is permitted to submit two episodes for this category.
The Young and the Restless
The Young and the Restless
Episode #9116
Air Date: April 3, 2009
Running Time: 38:06
 
Episode Synopsis: Drama hit on Chloe and Billy's wedding day. Phyllis confronted Sharon about sleeping with Billy on the night before he was to have married Chloe. Despite the interference, Chloe and Billy were married. The wedding guests were surprised to see Katherine Chancellor among the living. At the reception, Katherine and Jill got into a physical altercation that resulted in a food fight with the wedding cake.





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