Cable network HLN, which is broadcasting the Daytime Emmys for the second year in a row, is gradually unveiling the nominated performance reels that were voted on by Emmy judges to decide the winners, which will be announced live on Sunday, June 16, at the Beverly Hilton. Today, you can watch nominees for Best Supporting Actor.
Three previous Emmy winners are nominated in this category, including both contenders from “The Young and the Restless.” As Billy Abbott, Billy Miller has earned three nominations in this category, winning in 2010. In his episode submission, he is fired by his brother Jack (Best Actor nominee Peter Bergman), only to later discover that Jack has been admitted to the hospital for a serious operation.
Jeff Branson is nominated for the first time for his “Y&R” role as Ronan Malloy, though he previously won this category in 2009 for “Guiding Light” and was nominated in 2005 for “All My Children.” In his episode, Ronan suffers through an awkward date with Phyllis (Best Actress nominee Michelle Stafford) and later shows up at her door, drunk and desperate for a second chance.
This is the first nomination in this category for Scott Clifton (“The Bold and the Beautiful“), who previously won Best Younger Actor in 2011 for his role as Liam Spencer. Before that, he earned three nominations for “General Hospital” and one for “One Life to Live,” making this his sixth bid overall. He has the longest reel in the category, clocking in at 13 minutes. In it, he begs his bride-to-be, Hope (Kim Matula), for forgiveness on their wedding day and is later berated for his weakness by his father, Bill (Don Diamont).
Bradford Anderson (“General Hospital“) is nominated for the fourth time but he has yet to win. As lovelorn computer hacker Damian Spinelli, in his reel he gives up on his unrequited love for ungrateful Maxie (Jen Lilley) before commiserating with Maxie’s father (John J. York).
Whose performance will win this race? Watch the episodes below and then make or update your predictions in our predictions center.