THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL earned its Outstanding Drama Series nomination with Stephanie Forrester’s celebration of life and her good-bye party. “I just thought they were really touching and unique,” says headwriter and executive producer Bradley Bell. “And Susan [Flannery, ex-Stephanie] was stellar, as always. Everyone in the room was amazing.”
And don’t think just because Flannery isn’t with the soap anymore that she’ll be giving the ceremony a miss! “She’ll show up!” Bell insists. “I think this means a great deal to her. It’s so significant because it was the end of her time at THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, which was the biggest chapter of her life. So this means a lot to her.”
And among the other B&B actors who enjoyed Emmy nods is Scott Clifton (Liam), who submitted the episode where Liam has the confrontation with Hope while in his underwear and sporting tattoos and dyed hair, which is followed by the confrontation with Bill where Liam ends up being choked by his dad!
“There were a couple other ones I was proud of,” Clifton muses, “Some very small, subtle scenes with Taylor and some other scenes with Bill. But what I think are nice moments are not the kinds of things that other people are going to appreciate when it comes to Emmy voting. People kind of weighed in and said, ‘No, you need to do that one in the underwear.’ It was much more of an attention-grabber.”
And that was important, because this was the first year where the actor was participating in the Supporting category instead of Younger Actor. “I feel like the competition is a little harder in this category and it means more to me to be recognized as a supportive actor,” Clifton says. “In the medium we’re in, it is an ensemble cast, and there’s nothing more important than being recognized as being supportive of other actors. That’s really special.”