The Daytime Emmy reels for Best Supporting Actress are available for viewing online. I’ve watched all five. Will Kelly Sullivan (“General Hospital“) win as one half of a woman with split personalities?
Length of Reel: 5:24
Synopsis: After her son is pronounced brain dead, Connie Falconeri (Sullivan) drowns her sorrows with childhood boyfriend Sonny (Emmy-winner Maurice Benard).
Analysis: Sullivan, a first-time nominee, plays drunk and angry as Connie copes with losing everything. Like “The Young and the Restless” rivals Elizabeth Hendrickson and Amelia Heinle, she plays out a storyline involving the death of her child, but she’s playing different emotional notes: more defiant and bitter, but at times just as potent.
However, there is a lot of plot for the viewer to process in just five minutes: a fatal car accident for which she was falsely prosecuted, a second car accident that left her son brain dead, a psychologically traumatic rape that caused her to develop split personalities, and a romance between Sonny and her other personality, Kate.
There’s an especially impactful moment when she screams at Sonny not to expect Kate’s return: “She’s not coming back!” she yells, though it might have given her a boost if we did get to meet Kate during these scenes; Emmy voters love actors playing multiple personalities (i.e. six-time winner Erika Slezak).
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