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June 5, 2012 at 10:19 am #422564
Is Anthony Geary a member of the Emmy Committee? If so, would there be a Conflict of Interest in nomination process for himself and his castmates/show? Is it legal for him, in accordance with The Television Academy of Arts & Sciences rules and regulations, for this to be, that is, if he is a member?
It seems very curious that so many nominations are coming out of General Hosptial at the expense of other shows, especially in the Supporting Actor category. Right now, General Hospital I think is the lowest rated Daytime Drama currently on air. It seems odd to me that out of 6 shows in contention, there was not any kind of equal balance in nominating for this category at all.
As Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres have done, taking themselves out of the running due to multiple Emmy’s, should that also apply to actors/actresses from Daytime Drama’s who have mulitiple awards, i.e. Anthony Geary and Erica Slezak?
Comments from my fellow Derbyites are welcomed regardless of agreeing or disagreeing on opinions, etc.June 5, 2012 at 11:42 am #422566
Now you are just reaching.June 5, 2012 at 12:10 pm #422567
really, seriously they all do it. is there a particular reason why you askJune 5, 2012 at 1:34 pm #422568
I don’t know about Geary’s involvement with the nomination process or being on the board or whathaveyou, but the submissions are judged by actors every year. That’s why, in the past, shows with bigger casts have more easily garnered nominations. The final reels are being judged by specified panels this year, I believe, so this is probably as close to being merit based as we’ll get.
You bring up an interesting point about actors taking their names out of contention, however. There have been actors in the past who have removed themselves for one reason or another. Kim Zimmer was out for a while, after winning her fourth I believe, but then rejoined the competition saying that it wasn’t fair to the show for her not to submit. Other actors and actresses have gotten tired of the politics or the snubs and decided to stop playing the game for that reason. But I think performers are different than hosts. It is much easier with actors to separate the work they do from who they are than it is with a host like Ellen or Oprah. I think as long as it’s worthwhile to them, people like Geary and Slezak should keep throwing their names into the ring. I do wish the people voting gave a little more consideration to the notion of getting fresh blood into the categories and at the podiums, but it seems like lately, they’ve been trying a little harder.
I’ll also say in GH’s defense, from what I’ve seen, they did an excellent job in choosing submissions. We asked that the people voting be made to actually watch the work that is submitted, and I think GH’s abundance of nominations is the result of that. GH also seemed to take the “more is more” approach to submitting actors, where most shows appeared to limit their choices in most categories. (Whether this was by actors’ choices or the shows’ choices, I have no idea.) Most shows couldn’t have accomplish what GH did in supporting actor, for example, because they didn’t even submit four actors in that category.June 6, 2012 at 1:15 pm #422570
Most of the actors belong to the Emmy judging process. I bet Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams have voted in various committees. I know I have read comments from various actors about juding various categories (like Nancy Lee Grahn, specifically).