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THE 39th ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS
The Reel Emmy story: Writing and Directing
Posted Tuesday, May 15, 2012 6:06:45 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. These are the episodes submitted by this year's Outstanding Writing and Directing Team contenders.
These 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 Writing Team


All My Children All My Children
Episode #10712
Air Date: September 23, 2011
Running Time: 36:00
 
Episode Synopsis: The final episode of the 41-year-old series. Brooke purchased Chandler Mansion for Adam, and Adam promptly scheduled a party to celebrate Stuart's return. At the party, all of Pine Valley gathered to recall years of memories. Tad offered a sentimental toast. Jackson angrily walked out on Erica. From a secret passageway behind the walls of the mansion's parlor, JR fired a gun into the crowd.


Days of our Lives Days of our Lives
Episode 11710
Air Date: November 7, 2011
Running Time: 37:53
 
Episode Synopsis: Trapped in a cabin, Jennifer tried to comfort Jack when he began to suffer flashbacks of being held prisoner in Afghanistan. Nicole was stuck at E.J.'s and suspicious of his intentions towards her. Brady and Madison made the most of being stranded at work; the evening included wine, stolen candy, and a kiss. Daniel learned that Maggie was his biological mother.


Logo General Hospital
Episode #12294
Air Date: April 28, 2011
Running Time: 37:00
 
Episode Synopsis: Luke's friends and loved ones staged an intervention for him. Each of Luke's loved ones read him letters explaining what he meant to them, and how his alcohol abuse was affecting their relationships. Throughout the intervention, Luke remained combatant, refusing to acknowledge that he was an alcoholic.


The Young and the Restless The Young and the Restless
Episode #9710
Air Date: August 5, 2011
Running Time: 37:01
 
Episode Synopsis: The residents of Genoa City displayed varying degrees of guilt over the night that Diane Jenkins was murdered. The late Diane provided a haunting voiceover as Ronan Malloy interrogated potential suspects, and those with motives worked on cementing alibis.


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Outstanding Directing Team


Logo The Bold and the Beautiful
Episode #6215 and #6216
Air Date: December 13, 2011, and December 14, 2011
Running Time: 44:08
 
Episode Synopsis: Stephanie and Hope tracked Beverly down to apologize for accusing her for stealing their designs. Pam regretted letting Beverly take the blame for her crime. Stephanie tried to explain to Beverly that, despite their financial disparity, they were very much alike. Real-life men and women who had aged out of the foster care system shared their personal stories.
Because it airs for only 30-minutes, The Bold and the Beautiful is permitted to submit two episodes for this category.
Logo General Hospital
Episode #12294
Air Date: April 28, 2011
Running Time: 37:00
 
Episode Synopsis: Luke's friends and loved ones staged an intervention for him. Each of Luke's loved ones read him letters explaining what he meant to them, and how his alcohol abuse was affecting their relationships. Throughout the intervention, Luke remained combatant, refusing to acknowledge that he was an alcoholic.


One Life to Live One Life to Live
Episode #10917
Air Date: April 27, 2011
Running Time: 36:45
 
Episode Synopsis: In an episode that celebrated Erika Slezak's 40th anniversary with One Life to Live, Viki fought with her alters, Niki and Jean, for control. Viki struggled to regain control before Niki botched her plan to get custody of Ryder and send Jessica to a treatment facility.


The Young and the Restless< The Young and the Restless
Episode #9710
Air Date: August 5, 2011
Running Time: 37:01
 
Episode Synopsis: The residents of Genoa City displayed varying degrees of guilt over the night that Diane Jenkins was murdered. The late Diane provided a haunting voiceover as Ronan Malloy interrogated potential suspects, and those with motives worked on cementing alibis.





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