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 Supporting Actor. I’ve watched all five. Will first-time nominee Dominic Zamprogna (“General Hospital“) win for a subtle scene?
Length of Reel: 6:36
Synopsis: Dante (Zamprogna) lets off steam at the gym, where he is visited by his father, Sonny (Maurice Benard). Dante and his wife, Lulu (Emme Rylan), have recently lost custody of their daughter, and Lulu blames him for it. After a heart-to-heart with Sonny, he tells Lulu that he wants to have another child.
Analysis: The highlight of the reel comes midway through, when Dante discusses how much he hates the silence since his baby was taken away. Zamprogna is near tears as he discusses his loneliness, and though the performance is understated, it’s emotionally affecting.
However, the actor may be hindered by the editing of his reel: often it cuts away after just a handful of lines, giving him few opportunities to build a scene to a strong emotional climax. But when given time for sustained dialogue, he excels.
How will Zamprogna’s reel measure up in a category full of baby storylines? Watch his submitted scenes below, then predict Best Supporting Actor and discuss all the episodes in our forums: