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Daytime Emmys 2015: Soap Showrunners Submit Most Emotional Episodes

24 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In an era when soap production budgets have been drastically cut, showrunners are facing even tougher choices when it comes time to choose which episodes they’ll submit to win the Daytime Emmy for drama series.

But this year’s quartet of contenders say the decision ultimately comes down to an age-old strategy — aim for the heart.

There was a time when daytime serial producers had a lot more money to spend and the flashiest (read: priciest) episodes would typically be slamdunk Emmy submissions. Nowadays, showrunners are singling out the episodes that deliver emotional wallops.

“When the Emmys come around it takes a while to reflect back on the year before,” says “General Hospital” exec producer Frank Valentini. “We do quite a few episodes a year so we have to be very self-actualizing.”

“Gh” went with the first episode from its annual Nurses Ball (which had numerous entanglements) and also »

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