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Brett Claywell and Scott Evans have very different reactions to this week’s Daytime Emmy nominations

evansclaywell.jpg image by sleepyasthesouth They did such stellar work on One Life to Live this year and last in a very high-profile breakthrough storyline.

But Brett Claywell, Scott Evans and their Kish storyline was snubbed when the 2010 Daytime Emmy Award nominations were announced on Wednesday.

Brett did not hide his disappointment posting this message on his Twitter account: We tell a story that was groundbreaking and powerful, then lose my job and am overlooked for a nomination. Daytime is such a joke.

In contrast, Scott was more diplomatic: Congrats to all the nominees!! Scotty Clifton, Ms. Williamson, Mr. Kerwin and our wonderful directors- you are truly remarkable!!

http://www.advocate.com/uploadedImages/ADVOCATE/ARTS_AND_ENTERTAINMENT/TELEVISION/2009/wedding_kisx390.jpgBrett, who is straight in real life, has been so articulate about how playing this gay man has changed his life and it makes a lot of us so grateful that the role of Kyle was in such good hands.

He told Entertainment Weekly last month: “We were the first [gay] love scene in daytime. It had a lot to do with the writing, but it also has a lot to do with the way Scott and I played the roles. We made a choice in the beginning that we were going to underplay a lot of this storyline. We just wanted it to be really honest and really authentic and just simple. Just tell a love story. That was the most important thing to communicate — love between two men, honestly, on television. I think that people really responded to that because there weren’t a lot of bells and whistles.”

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  1. I think it’s terrible neither actor was nominated. In fact, the 2 weeks following their departure, One Life to Live was in last place.

    Ratings for the Week of April 19-23, 2010.

    (Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

    Total Viewers

    1. Y&R 4,997,000 (+95,000/-112,000)
    2. B&B 3,307,000 (+107,000/-181,000)
    3. GH 2,608,000 (+28,000/+248,000)
    4. DAYS 2,506,000 (-57,000/-394,000)
    5. AMC 2,468,000 (+42,000/+45,000)
    6. ATWT 2,256,000 (-2,000/-232,000)
    7. OLTL 2,255,000 (+2,000/-33,000)

    http://tvbythenumbers.com/category/ratings/daytime

    I stopped watching and obviously others have also. I wonder what ABC’s focus groups would have to say about that.

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