March 1, 2016 at 7:45 am #430389
March 24th the nominations will be announced. Here are some random thoughts from category to category:
Best Actress: I need for Kassie DePaiva to be a finalist. I could be happy with any combination except Gina Tognoni, Eileen Davidson (love her but can’t even think of one Emmy reel episode for her; she does have Emmy reel material from 2015: over on Days!), and while I find Laura Wright shrill, as long as she doesn’t win I could live with her as a nominee. If I could nominate five it would be DePaiva, Evans, Hughes, Mansi and West. I could live with Bregman, Egan and Wright getting in.
Best Actor: I am rooting for Billy Flynn and Justin Hartley, with Tyler Christopher and Doug Davidson strong potential nominees. i disliked the Neil/Hilary/Devon story but KStJ did fine acting, so If there were a fifth nominee. I could live with Christian LeBlanc as long as he doesn’t win. But I am rooting against Benard, Bergman, Geary and (esp) Kaye. It will be interesting if they go with “new blood” or the same old same old.
Best Supporting Actress: Judi Evans is my “must” in this category. There are six actresses who I am strongly rooting for: Bell, Collins, Evans, McCay, Reeves and Sullivan. I could live with Godfrey getting a nomination. While I like Molly Burnett and Sofia Pernas they just aren’t anywhere near as good as the other seven. I really don’t care for Christel Khalil.
Best Supporting Actor: the most lacklustre category. My four nominees would be Darin Brooks, Wally Kurth, Christopher Sean and Jacob Young. I could live with Bryton James, despite not caring for his storyline at all. I really don’t want Sean Blakemore, Steve Burton, Sean Carrigan or Dominic Zamprogna. Mixed about Greg Rikaart – he’s always solid but not really Emmy-worthy imo.
Younger Actress: there are six strong contenders: Camila Banus (for Will’s death), Reign Edwards, Camryn Grimes, True O’Brien, Ashlyn Pearce, and Brooklyn Rae Silzer. I really hope the final nominees come from these. My “must” is BRS.
Younger Actor: I really really want Nicholas Bechtel to be among the nominees. Casey Moss deserves to finally be recognized. Bryan Craig, Tequan Richmond, Pierson Fode, yes. Don’t really care for the others.
I am particularly hoping that Days gets a Best Directing Team nomination. It’s crazy that Days has never won the category. all 4 shows are deserving of the award, but I would like to see Days win.
As for Guest Performer, we don’t know who has submitted. I personally don’t regard Obba Babatunde as a Guest on B&B, so I am rooting for Dee Wallace.
It will be interesting to see what the blue ribbon panels do. It’s impossible to predict because we don’t know the composition of each panel. Who shows up is really important! Do they have a CBS bias? have they worked with any of the pre-nominees? There are so many factors! But KDP and Judi Evans are likely to have really strong reels, so I am hoping they will make it onto the final ballot!March 1, 2016 at 8:18 am #430391
In an Interivew with Micahel Fairman Gina said this about the Emmy’s
You made the Pre-Nom list for Lead Actress in a Drama Series for this year’s Daytime Emmys. What material did you go with that earned you a spot into the blue-ribbon round of voting?
GINA: I used when Jack told Phyllis about Marco for the 4 minute reel to get the pre-nom. We have these two cameramen Ty and Chico, and when I was done with these scenes that I chose for the pre-noms, they came from behind the camera and gave me a fist pump, and that to me meant the world and it was something that stuck out. That warmed my heart. I felt good about it and that I did not my job that day.March 1, 2016 at 8:18 am #430392
As I posted in a Previous topic, this is what Kassie DePavia submitted to the Emmy pannel
For the blue-ribbon round I am going with the scenes with A Martinez (Eduardo) after Paige dies, and scenes surrounding Paige’s funeral.March 1, 2016 at 8:55 am #430393
There are pros and cons for Geary…it could really go either way for him.
Pro: Geary’s likely submission will be the 50th Anniversary show where Luke realizes he killed his own mother. It’s a powerhouse submission. Range, impact. Luke breaks down at the end. Plus he has the advantage of playing a dual role. If we were talking about anyone but Geary with this submission, it would be a slam dunk.
Con: Geary did not leave GH on good terms, and some of his exit interviews were quite vicious towards the writers and producers. Plus he’s been off the canvas for so long, voters might be over him.
But any personal feelings aside, nobody will be able to touch his submission.March 1, 2016 at 1:48 pm #430394
Personal feelings aside [and there are many in this forum], I think Maura West has a great shot again this year in the lead actress category if she picks her scenes carefully…she’s usually on point when it comes to submissions & feel that if she combines scenes from her cancer arc with the revelation on the witness stand that she is indeed Ava posing as Denise…the combo could prove to have quite the impact since it showcases great range. She truly is one of the best screamers in the genre and always manages to elevate the material given. She shouldn’t be counted out until we know what was submitted!
For actor, despite the way he left things, Anthony Geary could definitely extend his record breaking EMMY streak with the anniversary episode. It’s an obvious choice and a superbly crafted episode.March 1, 2016 at 4:55 pm #430395
Do we know how much time Geary has in the anniversary episode? I remember him as being on screen for most of it, and I’m wondering how the 20-minute rule will impact him this year. (Interesting how setting a two-episode, 20-minute limit would expand the submissions of most competitors but for someone who got a really baity episode, like Ail Sweeney last year or Billy Miller’s It’s a Wonderful Life episode of Y&R, it’s actually limiting when compared to the previous rule.) It’s a strong submission for sure for Geary, but the need to edit around things and trim the time down could hurt the overall submission. If that gets too complicated, though, and he doesn’t want to be bothered, he could make other choices. While I disliked almost all of the rest of his performances last year, he did also have a great episode with Jonathan Jackson.
I totally agree about Maura. I think I said it in another thread, too, but the one-two punch of a cancer episode and the witness stand episode could be incredibly effective for her. I’m rooting for Kassie DePaiva and think she had a great year overall, but in only submitting stuff from Paige’s death, she cut out the material that actually made her my pick early on in the year, everything in the story with Paige, JJ and Jennifer. That was great work, really complex, interesting, enjoyable to watch. I get it, though. People were sobbing every time she came on screen after Paige was killed. And by people, I mean me.March 4, 2016 at 6:55 am #430396
I am predicting (sadly) Geary and Tognoni will get nominations ): I hope not. A few reasons it is so hard to predict the Daytime Emmys has to do with our not knowing who is actually on each of the panels and what they consider terrific acting isn’t necessarily what I enjoy. I felt that winners Freddie Smith and Hunter King submitted poorly last year and yet they both won; I thought Maura had much better material than what she submitted but they disagreed and gave her the Emmy; I vastly preferrred Ali and JT’s submissions – Camila’s and Haley’s way more than Hunter’s – but the pesky “blue ribbon panels” have their own biases and interests. Friendships and co-workers comes in to play. That’s why I like our Goldies better! (;
I have a feeling Geary will actually submit the epis he did with Jonathan Jackson last summer and not the anniversary epi. That scene cited above by GT was not very good but who knows? Maybe that particular panel doesn’t get that while she was great as Kelly on OLTL and Dinah on GL she’s a failed miscast on Y&R (imo).
Kassie was so powerful in her scenes she will have a strong chance at winning this year. I get what EmmyLoser is saying but it’s water under the bridge and I am hoping for the best for her. I am predicting if she gets the nomination she will be the winner but then I thought the same thing about Ali last year. (I will be particularly unhappy if all the Best Actress nominees are from Y&R. Same with Best Actor. Groan! I hope Y&R doesn’t get quite so many nominations this year.
Personally, I think B&B deserves noms for Darin Brooks, Jacob Young, Reign Edwards, Ashlyn Pearce and Pierson Fode. Days deserves nods for Kassie DePaiva, Kate Mansi, Billy Flynn, Judi Evans, Peggy McCay, Melissa Reeves, Wally Kurth, Christopher Sean, True O’Brien and Casey Moss. GH deserves noms for Finola Hughes, Maura West, Tyler Christopher, Brooklyn Rae Silzer, Nicholas Bechtel, Bryan Craig and Tequan Richmond. Y&R for Justin Hartley, Lauralee Bell, Jessica Collins, Kelly Sullivan, and Camryn Grimes. We’ll see how well these performers do.
I also am really hoping Days FINALLY wins for Directing Team. It has never ever won. All four shows are brilliantly directed and I can’t fault the BRP’s for choosing any of the other shows, but I am rooting for Days.March 4, 2016 at 4:44 pm #430397
Geary seems like a slam-dunk for a nomination unless his outspoken bashing of Ron Carlivati undermines him. I did not love his work in 2015, but he had enough good material to assemble a competitive reel. My two must-sees in the Lead Actor category are Billy Flynn and Justin Hartley. I hope both of them are nominated, and that one of them wins. I hope the Blue Ribbon Panel opts not to default to the same old faces that have been nominated a million times.
In Lead Actress, the potential nominees comprise a wonderful group! But some of them did not really have the air time or material in 2015, whereas others did. Kassie DePaiva has incredibly strong material, but given the mixed reaction to her portrayal of Eve, her inclusion on the final list of nominees is not a given. Although I personally would not include Maura West given the year as a whole, I think she is a great actress and definitely has enough material to compete. The cancer scenes in particular were quite dazzling (I would avoid any Denise material if I were her).
Two names I really want to see in other categories: Darin Brooks and Casey Moss. These two bring it every day and had tons of air time last year. They deserve nominations.
The prenominations seemed very biased in favor of Y&R, so I would not be surprised to see the nominations follow suit.
March 7, 2016 at 7:11 am #430398
If there are 4 or (5) nominees, here’s my current wish list:
Kassie DePaiva, Days
Finola Hughes, GH
Kate Mansi, Days
Maura West, GH
(Mary Beth Evans, Days)
Tyler Christopher, GH
Doug Davidson, Y&R
Billy Flynn, Days
Justin Hartley, Y&R
(Kristoff St. John, Y&R)
Best Supporting Actor:
Darin Brooks, B&B
Wally Kurth, Days
Christopher Sean, Days
Jacob Young, B&B
(Greg Rikaart, Y&R)
Best Supporting Actress:
Jessica Collins, Y&R
Judi Evans, Days
Peggy McCay, Days
Melissa Reeves, Days
(Lauralee Bell/Kelly Sullivan, Y&R)
Best Younger Actor:
Nicholas Bechtel, GH
Bryan Craig, GH
Pierson Fode, B&B
Casey Moss, Days
(Tequan Richmond, GH)
Best Younger Actress:
Reign Edwards, B&B
Camryn Grimes, Y&R
True O’Brien, Days
Brooklyn Rae Silzer, GH
(Ashlyn Pearce, B&B)
It will be interesting to see how many of these get nominations. Looking forward, with lots of trepidation, to the annoucement – will it be done on The Talk again this year?March 7, 2016 at 12:45 pm #430399
I haven’t heard anything about where or how the announcement will be done, but I did enjoy seeing it on The Talk last year. It was nice that they seemed like they actually cared about the awards, versus when GMA did them two years ago and just shoehorned the lists of names in at the very end of the show with no ceremony or pomp whatsoever.March 7, 2016 at 4:09 pm #430400
Yea they were good announced on the talk last year, other than how annoying the one lady was, don’t know her name, the black lady, who got waaaaay too excited over it, think she should take a valium before the announcements this year to calm down. lol
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