May 18, 2009By Lynn Leahey Posted: May 18, 2009
Relationships are everything on daytime, and this year, they played a big part in Daytime Emmy nominations, too — especially familial connections. I was struck by how many nominees are related on-screen: DAYS's Peter Reckell and Rachel Melvin play father and daughter. GH's Tony Geary and Julie Marie Berman play father and daughter. ATWT's Julie Pinson and Meredith Hagner play mother and daughter. AMC's Debbi Morgan and Cornelius Smith Jr. play mother and son. It makes sense that young actors who work closely with talented vets would raise their game, and it's nice to see that work rewarded with Emmy nominations. Sandwiched between Mother's Day and Father's Day, the nomination announcement was perfectly timed.