With no nominations in the All My Children and As The World Turns dominated Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress categories, B&B scored one nomination in the Lead Actor, Lead Actress, Younger Actor and Younger Actress fields. Though Flannery and John McCook (Eric), a nominee in the Lead Actor category, would eventually be denied Emmy gold, both of the Younger performers collected their first Emmy trophies.
Torkildsen's on-screen partner, Adrienne Frantz (Amber), was likewise overjoyed by her Emmy win. Her arms flapping as feverishly as a hummingbird, Frantz squealed that her victory made her feel "great." Later, Frantz revealed that she knew she was going to win because of a mishap on the way to the ceremony - her limousine was involved in an accident. For more details, be sure to read our comprehensive Emmy coverage in the Soap Opera Central News area.
In Emmy ceremonies held on May 12th, The Bold and the Beautiful was shut out in each of its two technical Emmy nominations. Those nominations included the Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control and Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design categories.
However, the dismissal of Sarah Buxton (Morgan) was discussed more than once. According to some of the chatter, Buxton is reportedly up for a part on another show. Talk of Buxton joining One Life to Live, however, appears way off the mark.
Also discussed was the show's decision to "up the hunk factor," as one reported called it, with the addition of Paulo Benedeti to the cast. "Sean Kanan and Paulo Benedeti? Oh my goodness!"