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 defending champ Kristen Alderson (“General Hospital“) repeat?
Length of Reel: 10:49
Synopsis: After tending to the wounded following a car accident, Starr Manning (Alderson) finds out what caused another accident, the one the killed her boyfriend and baby daughter. Johnny Zacchara (Brandon Barash) admits to shooting out the tires of his mobster father Anthony, which caused the crash with Starr’s family.
Analysis: Alderson is the defending champion, and she won last year for scenes involving the same storyline: at the cemetery, she vowed to take revenge on whoever was responsible for the death of her family. In this episode, she learns the truth, and has a tearful, impactful moment at the hospital where she confronts Johnny and physically attacks him.
The reel is more than 10 minutes long, but Alderson may be slightly disadvantaged by how divided it is; there are several speaking parts in the clip, and other storylines in progress that aren’t Alderson’s, meaning the actress is in the background for parts of her reel, but when she comes to the forefront, she delivers.
Will it be enough for her to win for the second year in a row? Watch her reel below, then make your Younger Actress predictions and discuss all the episode submissions in our forums: