June 23, 2014 at 2:36 pm #427227
It dawned on me today that two of the most prestigious winners – Lead Actor and Lead Actress – contained winners that are no longer on their soap.
This thread is definitely for the research savvy. I need something to do to fill my awardsologist void until July 10 (when the Primetime Emmy noms come out) and thought this would be a good start.
As the thread gets more names, I’ll edit the master-list here in the first post.
2014 Daytime Emmys:
- Billy Miller (ex- Billy, Y&R), Lead Actor winner
- Eileen Davidson (ex- Kristen, DAYS), Lead Actress winner
- Bradford Anderson (ex- Spinelli, GH), Supp. Actor nom.
- Elizabeth Hendrickson (ex- Chloe, Y&R), Supp. Actress nom.
- Kelly Sullivan (ex- Connie/Kate, GH), Supp. Actress nom.
- Chandler Massey (ex- Will, DAYS), Younger Actor winner
- Daniel Polo (ex- Jamie, Y&R), Younger Actor nom.
- Kelley Missal (Danielle, iOLTL), Younger Actress nom. – Show ended.
Missing anyone?June 23, 2014 at 3:56 pm #427229
From this year? I think that covers everyone, though a couple of noted oddities are that Kristen Alderson left GH and returned as a different character in 2013 and was nominated for work as the first character, and that Eileen Davidson, though not currently on the show, has already filmed a few months work of material that will hit the air next month.
This is a great list to make, because I wonder about this every year. It seems lately that there are always a lot of nominees who are no longer with the shows for which they were nominated.June 23, 2014 at 4:53 pm #427230
Here are some winners who were gone from their shows when they won an Emmy:
Michael Park and Maura West (Jack and Carly, ATWT) won their Emmys in 2010 (and Julie Pinson too) a few days after taping their last scenes on the cancelled ATWT, and Michael Park won again the next year….
Laurie Heinemann had infamously left her show (Another World) six weeks into the 1977-78 “season” for which she won her Lead Actress Emmy.
My memory is that Jonathan Jackson had already left GH when he won his fifth Emmy in 2012… Julie Marie Berman was gone from GH when she won last year… Jennifer Landon won her third Emmy after she left ATWT… Brittany Allen was long gone from AMC when she won her Emmy in 2011…June 23, 2014 at 7:19 pm #427231
It’s funny that you raised this topic, because it was just on my mind. Every year, it seems, there are several actors who win for roles on shows that they left. It always feels somewhat anti-climactic to me. Although Y&R had a great night, there was an arguably bittersweet aspect; yes, they won Lead Actor, but Billy Miller left the show. And the winner for Lead Actress, Eileen Davidson, is one of their former cast members. It would have been a much better night for Y&R if Miller were staying and Davidson had won for Y&R. (Yes, Davidson is returning to Y&R, but what are the odds they will write for her the way that DAYS has?)
This post inspired me to get out my Tom O’Neill’s Emmy book and look over the list of winners from the early years. Here are some notable examples.
1981: Jane Elliot, Outstanding Supporting Actress, GH
Elliot won for the role of Tracy Quartermaine, but by the time she received the statue, she had moved to New York to appear on Guiding Light. She did not return to GH until 1989.
1984: Justin Deas, Outstanding Supporting Actor, ATWT
Deas brought his trademark humor to the role of Tom Hughes. However, by the time he was awarded for his performance, he had left the role, never to return. His award did, however, pave the way for his work on Santa Barbara and Guiding Light.
1986: John Wesley Shipp, Outstanding Supporting Actor, ATWT
Shipp immediately clicked with the cast when he joined the show in 1985 and received great critical praise. Unfortunately, his role was terminated when his character, Doug, was revealed to be the psychotic secret admirer of Kim Hughes.
1987: Gregg Marx, Outstanding Supporting Actor, ATWT
Marx had the formidable job of replacing Justin Deas. Although his Tom Hughes was very different from that of his predecessor, he nevertheless succeeded in making the role his own and was awarded in the summer of 1987, just after ending a 3-year run on the show.
1988: Julianne Moore, Outstanding Ingenue, ATWT
Moore played core character Franny Hughes for three years. Just after leaving the show, she was recognized in a category that is more or less the equivalent of the Younger Actress category.
1989: Justin Deas, Outstanding Supporting Actor, SB
Deas portrayed Santa Barbara‘s wacky attorney Keith Timmons and made daytime magic playing opposite Robin Mattson. He played the role for 3 years, but didn’t pick up his trophy until just after leaving.
1990: Kim Zimmer, Outstanding Lead Actress, GL
Zimmer won her third award in this category just as she was wrapping up her first stint as the iconic Reva Shayne.
1993: Ellen Parker, Outstanding Supporting Actress, GL
The powers-that-be made the controversial decision to kill off the character of Maureen. Parker lost her job but walked off with an Emmy thanks to her electric performance during her exit storyline.
1998: Cynthia Watros, Outstanding Lead Actress, GL
Watros played the role of Annie Dutton for four years, and nabbed the award shortly after leaving the show.
2004: Chad Brannon, Outstanding Younger Actor, GH
Brannon won the award after completing a four-year run on GH.
June 23, 2014 at 7:45 pm #427232
Sarah Michelle Gellar won for Younger Actress after taping her last scenes on AMC.
Shemar Moore? Anne Heche?June 23, 2014 at 9:17 pm #427233
tamara braun won for ava vitali on DAYS well after she had left the show.June 24, 2014 at 8:02 am #427234
I think Darin Brooks was also already gone from DAYS when he won Younger Actor, the same year Braun won for her already-gone Ava.
Looking at your list, robbalto, it’s funny how some shows/actors/roles seem more prone to this than others, like how it happened twice with Justin Deas and twice with Tom Hughes on ATWT. I wonder how much of a role sentiment played in getting voters to recognize these actors when they did.
Wasn’t Jennifer Finnegan already gone from B&B by the time she won her third Emmy? Or am I misremembering that? It seems like the way to win a third consecutive Emmy is to leave your show. Finnegan, Landon, Massey . . .
Of course, there are people who won Emmys for limited runs, like Vanessa Marcil and Genie Francis, who would have been gone from the show by the time they won.June 24, 2014 at 8:25 pm #427235
Susan Flannery left DAYS in May 1975 so depending on when the Emmy’s were handed out she had left or was very close to leaving the series.
Warren Burton won Supporting Actor in 1980 and had left AMC sometime in 1979.
Someone mentioned Shemar Moore but he won in 2000 and didn’t leave the show until 2002. Jonathan Jackson did leave the GH in December 2011 and won in 2012.
Michelle Stafford won Supporting Actress in 1997 and had left the role in February of that year.
Michael E. Knight won his second Younger Actor Emmy in 1987 and had left the role in 1986.
Tom Pelphrey won his second Younger Actor Emmy in 2008 after he had left and came back and left again, he had finished a 2 month arc in March 2008 and would return again when the series was going off the air.
Ellen Wheeler won Younger Actress in 1988 and left sometime during 1988 (not positive if before or after).
Anne Heche last aired on Another World in July 1991 winning that same year.
Sarah Michelle Gellar’s final scenes aired in July 1995.
Jennifer Finnigan third win was in 2004 and her final scenes on B&B appeared in January 2004.
Eden Riegel won in 2005 and had left in February but had already made a return appearance in May 2005.
Jennifer Landon’s third win came in 2008 about a month after her final scenes aired.July 8, 2014 at 1:05 pm #427236
I believe Tamara Braun won her Emmy for DOOL after she had been off the show for over a year? Am I wrong?