Just like last year, the 2014 Daytime Emmy acting reels are being made available for public viewing online. The roundup of episode submissions continues with Best Younger Actress. I’ve watched all five; will Hunter King‘s second nod for “The Young and the Restless” yield her first ever victory?
Length of Reel: 11:48
Synopsis: Summer Newman (King) is devastated when her father, Nick (Joshua Morrow), confesses that she is not his biological daughter. Summer then realizes that the boy she is in love with is actually her brother.
Analysis: King, nominated for the second year in a row, is the focus of her entire 12-minute scene, the longest submission in the category, and the emotions run high throughout. She is at first petulant after her father treats her like a child at a modeling agency, but then she cries when Nick makes his confession.
There’s no shortage of impact here; King gets long one-on-one dialogue exchanges with Morrow — and then with Emmy-winner Michelle Stafford as her mother — as she comes to terms with the news of her parentage and rails against her parents for keeping secrets. King shifts between sadness and anger throughout, but the reel is wall-to-wall tears, so it’s possible voters might wish for more dramatic range.
Will she win? Watch her submitted scenes below and then predict Best Younger Actress and discuss all the episode submissions in our forums: