October 29, 2014 at 4:09 pm #427449
The ceremony is being held April 26.
Guest Performer Category being introduced.
Performer in a New Approaches category introduced.
No prenom process for Younger categories.October 29, 2014 at 7:36 pm #427451
Good news on all counts!
October 30, 2014 at 8:39 am #427452
That is GREAT news! I don’t know if I’m more excited about the Guest Performer category (this introduces a whole new level of questioning category placements!) or that the ceremony will be in April instead of during the summer.October 30, 2014 at 9:08 am #427453
I like the new date. I you’re giving out awards for the work people did in 2014, then I’d rather the ceremony be closer to 2014 than to 2016.
Not liking the introduction of the Guest Performer category. What would anyone possibly have to submit here? And who? A dayplayer who had a 5-minute role as a receptionist?October 30, 2014 at 11:40 am #427454
Oh, I’m THRILLED by the Guest Performer category! (: Robin Mattson, Donna Mills, Leslie Charleson (if deemed eligible), Bradford Anderson, Kelly Sullivan, Sebastian Roche, Kimberly McCullough (if deemed eligible)… I’m sure I’ve forgotten others! (We’ll have to figure out who is eligible, but I would LOVE for Robin Mattson to finally win a way overdue Emmy!)
AND I’m super thrilled we won’t have to wait until June!!!! (:
AND Allison Sweeney better win Best Actress!!!!!!!!!!October 30, 2014 at 4:05 pm #427455
I just looked at the article and saw that the deadline for pre-nom clips is November 28, which seems so early! I guess that’s the price of having the ceremony at a reasonable time? DAYS will be fine, obviously, since by November they’ll be filming April of 2015, but a show like GH with a much faster turnaround might have a tougher time. Are they even done shooting the year’s episodes by November 28?
Yeah, I think there are plenty of people who could benefit from the Guest Performer category as well. The article specifically mentions Donna Mills for GH and Ray Wise for Y&R, but there are plenty. Aside from those mentioned by Freeman above, some that spring to mind are Susan Seaforth Hayes and Laura Kai Chen for DAYS. I would guess that there’s an eligibility criteria for this, like maybe not being on contract at any point during the year and possibly a cap on number of episode in which the person appeared.October 30, 2014 at 4:17 pm #427456
I’m interesed in knowing if that deadline is for air date or filming date??
Is Robin Mattson (Heather) considered a guest or does she have a contract? Is that the way it works? Where would I find that information?
Susan Seaforth Hayes has that one great episode with Blake Berris in the park right before Gabi shoots Nick. Robin Mattson ought to submit the recent episode where Franco visits her in prison – (I so want her to win an Emmy!). I would think Ray Wise would be eligible in Supporting Actor category??? It will be really interesting to learn who qualifies for the Emmy award.
So happy about the April 2015 date!!!!October 30, 2014 at 9:29 pm #427457
Laura Kai Chen as Melinda Trask would be so great! I wish the guest performer category was around last year because Meredith Scott Lynn would have been the frontrunner. It’s going to be interesting to see what the criteria is going to be like how many episodes is the cutoff and how much screen time.October 31, 2014 at 6:57 am #427458
There may be more information on the actual Emmy website, but I haven’t checked there yet. The November 28 deadline is, I think, the submission deadline for prenom entries, so what clips are submitted have to be filmed some time before then. My guess is that most or all of the soaps will be dark that week anyway because of Thanksgiving, so I guess that might give actors some time to pick their scenes and get them edited.
Yeah, Meredith Scott Lynn is someone that I would just love to see recognized but who I can’t see ever making it into the supporting category. This could (depending on eligibility standards) really work for her!October 31, 2014 at 7:44 am #427459
It’s about time they add a guest category. I’m excited to find out what the eligibility rules are. I would think Ray Wise airs way too much to qualify. I’d love to see Lynn Herring finally win an Emmy. She’s got a great tape with Kevin and Lucy’s break up at the Nurse’s Ball. And will it be one category or separate male and female?October 31, 2014 at 9:21 am #427460
I am floored by this news!! The creation of these new categories for the Daytime Emmys, especially that of Guest Performer in a Drama Series, is absolutely fantastic and is a HUGE game-changer affecting all the acting races! I applaud the Academy for embracing this change, one that I think was highly necessary and long-overdue!
Finally, a way for the oh-so-many superb guest performers in daytime to be honored for their exceptional work, and in most cases (like John Aniston, Susan Seaforth Hayes, Mary Beth Evans… just to name a few), that’s work passed over for recognition year after year only because that performer lacked the amount of screentime that would typically be deemed a supporting role. I think Ray Wise is a perfect example of a guest performer, who may be on-screen for a few months, disappear off-canvas for a good while, and then appear again for another couple weeks. Wise better get ready for his well-deserved Emmy come April! And yes, I agree OLTLfan, I’d love nothing more than to see Lynn Herring finally get her due and win an Emmy for her amazing Nurses’ Ball performance back in May.
I would also be interested in knowing if this category will be split up into two fields, Guest Actor/Actress, as is done at the Primetime Emmys? Hopefully that is the case, because off the top of my head, I can already think of at least six female and six male actors all worthy of recognition.October 31, 2014 at 9:27 am #427461
Michael Logan of tv guide tweeted the following clarification about the category:
@TVGMLogan: Nu Guest Performer @DaytimeEmmys category only for 2014 noncontract hires, not returnees, so no Shemar or Bob B. Men/women nom’d together.October 31, 2014 at 9:50 am #427462
^^^ Aww… no Shemar Moore? Darn. He was fantastic in his return to the show in September. But I realize Malcom’s stay in GC was very short-lived and spanned the course of only a few episodes, so I do see the reasoning behind the Academy putting a cap on those performers with very limited screen-time (a week’s worth of episodes) vs. performers like Ray Wise who are on-canvas for a few months and have their own mini-story arc.October 31, 2014 at 10:18 am #427463
In that case, I don’t care about the category at all ): Why do they make such stupid decisions? It would be wonderful to have a “Guest Performer” (or Actor and Actress categories) – there are so many performers who have very little screen time and only occasional performances who really don’t belong in the Supporting Actor or Actress categories who deserve recognition. Very bummed out about this news ):November 1, 2014 at 11:23 am #427464
I’ll give them them the appropriate new ceremony date. I don’t look at those webseries, so I can’t comment on that, but these Johnny Come Latelys with that guest acting category. Why did it take this long? It’s absurd. Our Goldie nominees and winners, and the great guest spots these shows has had going back to when this category existed is proof enough that this category should’ve never been eliminated/brought back way before now.
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