And all 3 had cases to win on reels.
2 women of color have won in any of the 3 actress categories in 44 years of Daytime.
Hold your heads in shame Daytime.
Nichelle nichols was robbed blind. Omg I just don’t believe it. Reign Edwards was a shooting in for the win. Idk what happened. I liked Anna Marie Horsfords tape but I knew Kate Mansi had it. I’m mortified more at GHs win for best drama. I want a recount.
I was very disappointed and shocked Nichelle Nicholas lost. Enough said.
Anna Maria Horsford not winning kicked me in the gutt. She gave one hell of a performance but notice the Emmy purest who award these things probably felt her reel should had been in Guest Performance again since there wasn’t multiple reels.
Reign Edwards I had penciled in to win but I wasn’t too mad she lost to Lexi. Lexi pretty much won over critics and fans early with her performances on GH.
Nichelle Nichols lost was a HUGE SHOCK to EVERYONE! I knew Kate Mansi would win and I would think that Reign Edwards would win!
I like Anna Maria Horsford and liked her reel, but I didn’t think she deserved the win. I was really glad she was nominated, though. I was rooting for Reign Edwards, who is such a talented young woman, but I also thought Lexi Ainsworth’s reel was just a little stronger. I think Edwards could have submitted better. I didn’t see Nichelle Nichols when she aired in Y&R or what she submitted, so I can’t say.
I agree, though, it’s a shame that so few women of color have won at the Daytime Emmys. We can all name plenty of actresses across the spectrum who have never won for great work or great submissions, but I think where change needs to happen is the shows making it a priority to establish and maintain more minority families on the shows. I think we’re seeing it more, though, and hopefully the change trickles through.
A big big part of the problem can be seen when you look at the writing and directing staffs of the shows the last several years: try finding a person of color. Really, try. It’s worse than spotting one at the RNC. So it should come as no surprise (the non CBS shows are especially guilty of this) when few to zero quality roles are written and honored.