The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards took place on Sunday, and the winners ranged from Days of Our Lives to Dr. Oz to Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The Daytime Emmys recognize network and syndicated programming. There were classy moments, like when game show icons Monty Hall and producer Bob Stewart were given Lifetime Achievement Awards. There were also some surprises, like when the ladies of The Talk were given the wrong envelope and when Carrie Fisher talked about dropping acid when presenting George Lucas with a golden statue.
Here are the winners:
OUTSTANDING DAYTIME DRAMADays of Our Lives, NBC
OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW HOST Ricki Lake, syndicated
OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES Kristen Alderson, General Hospital, ABC
OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES Chandler Massey, Days of Our Lives, NBC
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES Doug Davidson, The Young and the Restless, CBS
OUTSTANDING GAME SHOW The Price Is Right, CBS
OUTSTANDING GAME SHOW HOST Ben Bailey, Cash Cab, Discovery
OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SONG “Good Afternoon,” theme song for Good Afternoon America, ABC
OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW / INFORMATIVE The Dr. Oz Show, syndicated
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES (Tie) Scott Clifton, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS Billy Miller, The Young and the Restless, CBS
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES WRITING TEAM The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES Julie Marie Berman, General Hospital, ABC
OUTSTANDING CULINARY PROGRAM (Tie) Best Thing I Ever Made, Food Network Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, Food Network
OUTSTANDING CULINARY HOST Lidia Bastianich, Lidia’s Italy, PBS
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES Heather Tom, The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW / ENTERTAINMENT Ellen DeGeneres, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated
OUTSTANDING DRAMA DIRECTING TEAM The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS
OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS ANIMATED PROGRAM Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Cartoon Network
OUTSTANDING MORNING PROGRAM CBS Sunday Morning, CBS
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Theatrics slapstick and cheer are cinematic qualities you rarely find outside the realm of animation. Disney perfected it with their pantheon of cartoon classics mixing music humor spectacle and light-hearted drama that swept up children while still capturing the imaginations and hearts of their parents. But these days even reinterpretations of fairy tales get the gritty make-over leaving little room for silliness and unfiltered glee. Emerging through that dark cloud is Mirror Mirror a film that achieves every bit of imagination crafted by its two-dimensional predecessors and then some. Under the eye of master visualist Tarsem Singh (The Fall Immortals) Mirror Mirror's heightened realism imbues it with the power to pull off anything — and the movie never skimps on the anything.
Like its animated counterparts Mirror Mirror stays faithful to its source material but twists it just enough to feel unique. When Snow White (Lily Collins) was a little girl her father the King ventured into a nearby dark forest to do battle with an evil creature and was never seen or heard from again. The kingdom was inherited by The Queen (Julia Roberts) Snow's evil stepmother and the fair-skinned beauty lived locked up in the castle until her 18th birthday. Grown up and tired of her wicked parental substitute White sneaks out of the castle to the village for the first time. There she witnesses the economic horrors The Queen has imposed upon the people of her land all to fuel her expensive beautification. Along the way Snow also meets Prince Alcott (Armie Hammer) who is suffering from his own money troubles — mainly being robbed by a band of stilt-wearing dwarves. When the Queen catches wind of the secret excursion she casts Snow out of the castle to be murdered by her assistant Brighton (Nathan Lane).
Fairy tales take flack for rejecting the idea of women being capable but even with its flighty presentation and dedication to the old school Disney method Mirror Mirror empowers its Snow White in a genuine way thanks to Collins' snappy charming performance. After being set free by Brighton Snow crosses paths with the thieving dwarves and quickly takes a role on their pilfering team (which she helps turn in to a Robin Hooding business). Tarsem wisely mines a spectrum of personalities out of the seven dwarves instead of simply playing them for one note comedy. Sure there's plenty of slapstick and pun humor (purposefully and wonderfully corny) but each member of the septet stands out as a warm compassionate companion to Snow even in the fantasy world.
Mirror Mirror is richly designed and executed in true Tarsem-fashion with breathtaking costumes (everything from ball gowns to the dwarf expando-stilts to ridiculous pirate ship hats with working canons) whimsical sets and a pitch-perfect score by Disney-mainstay Alan Menken. The world is a storybook and even its monsters look like illustrations rather than photo-real creations. But what makes it all click is the actors. Collins holds her own against the legendary Julia Roberts who relishes in the fun she's having playing someone despicable. She delivers every word with playful bite and her rapport with Lane is off-the-wall fun. Armie Hammer riffs on his own Prince Charming physique as Alcott. The only real misgiving of the film is the undercooked relationship between him and Snow. We know they'll get together but the journey's half the fun and Mirror Mirror serves that portion undercooked.
Children will swoon for Mirror Mirror but there's plenty here for adults — dialogue peppered with sharp wisecracks and a visual style ripped from an elegant tapestry. The movie wears its heart on its sleeve and rarely do we get a picture where both the heart and the sleeve feel truly magical.