Ten Daytime Emmy races to watch
Stakes high for soaps, specials
By Michael Maloney
SPECIAL CLASS SHORT FORMAT
Dramatic series "Gotham" and "Venice," helmed respectively by Emmy-winning actresses Martha Byrne ("As the World Turns") and Crystal Chappell ("Days of Our Lives,") are nominated in this newly created category. Votes for these two scripted entrees could split, paving the way to the winner's podium for "Tasty Time With Zefronk" (a food show for children). In the future, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences might expand Web categories so that dramas don't compete against shows about food. Vegetables should be washed -- just not with soap.
Overlooked: Gregori Martin-created Web soap opera "The Bay" is compelling and top-notch.
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