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  • eastwest
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    #422106

    All predictions and commentary here.

    Can also discuss the crafts if you want too. 

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    eastwest
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    GH won both the guild awards for the incredible intervention show, so I am assuming that is what they are going to submit for these categories (and in all honesty, for series too). Both of last year’s winners, B&B and Y&R, are always on point w/their directing so both could end up in that category again. Though the situation could be iffy for writing for both, but the latter has proven that they can eek out a solid episode even though the show is in a creative quandry. B&B’s special episodes I now roll my eyes at. I am at that point w/them like I was w/GH a few yrs. back. But in fairness, w/GH it was always entertaining and B&B’s first two wins were soapy entertainment. I just can’t w/the PSA as awards bait. Makes it seem more exploitive than geniune. As for the canceled soaps, AMC & OLTL, the latter has been getting undeserved awards loved for awhile now and w/it seeming more realistc that the campy OLTL, I am confident that AMC will get some love for its final year. OLTL is a case of voters taste and for the last couple yrs. the voter have not been feeling the camp at all. I think they’ll net another directing nod, but writing (and drama series for that matter) is a giant question mark. I am hoping they submit the hilarious/met heavy Fraternity Row dream episode for writing. As for DAYS, if they stay w/the new material, they have a shot at being nominated for writing (the rebot episodes w/the dedication of the Horton town Square?). IDK about direction.

    As for the crafts, everyone minus DAYS (the exception of hair and MAYBE for that new set of the Horton Town Square) has a solid shot at getting into those categories.

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    eastwest
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    bump

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    eastwest
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    Here are my predix for these categories.

    DIRECTING
    B&B
    GH
    OLTL
    Y&R

    Next in Line: AMC, DAYS

    WRITING
    AMC
    GH
    OLTL
    Y&R

    Next in Line: DAYS, B&B 

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    Lantzer
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    My Predix:

    Directing
    AMC
    B&B
    GH
    OLTL

    Writing
    AMC
    B&B
    GH
    OLTL           

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    eastwest
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    Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team Analysis
    First off I am honored to have the opportunity to be apart of Goldderby’s judging panel for the second year in a row. I believe this race will boil down to what the voters prefered, because the work submitted here is fantastic. OLTL submitted Erika Slezak’s 40th anniversary show. The show was known for making a lot out of nothing and that is on display here. It has the look and feel of a classic soap opera. That kind of novelty could either be seen as a advantage or a detriment in a field with different stylistic choices. The scenes taking place in Viki’s psyche were the highlights, because the scope that was captured by the variety camera angles were inspired. Y&R submitted the kickoff to the “Who Killed Diane Jenkins” storyline. Issues with that storyline set aside, I do think that this is a gorgeous episode. It blended different styles, crime drama and artistry, that created this moody tone that worked perfect for the story being told and made for striking contrasts throughout. My favorite shot was the closing one featuring the cast in that room. The lighting and panning were stunning. B&B submitted the episodes from their foster care storyline. They could easily repeat for these two episodes. The interview setup, shooting on location, the use of natural lighting, and the subtle cinematography makes it a feast for the eyes. It’s a well made PSA and I say that as a compliment. GH submitted Luke’s intervention. I think that will be the one that prevails. The episode is a fine example of directors and actors collaborating to create riveting television. I give it the edge for a variety of reasons. Its stage play approach makes it stands out from the overt displays of directing in the field (though I can totally see that being a disadvantage too). And for a show known for its bells and whistles doing an episode (and submitting it for Emmy consideration when they had said bells and whistles to submit) on such a low scale and still getting maximum impact from the action going on is impressive. And the episode won the DGA, so I wouldn’t count out that kind of cache the show had going into this race. I am predicting GH, but will stress that this is one of the races to look out for because it’s any of the shows to lose.

    RANKINGS
    1. GH
    2. B&B
    3. Y&R
    4. OLTL 

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    eastwest
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    Going w/GH for writing.

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    EmmyLoser
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    Do we have the final word on what episodes each show submitted for writing?  I know GH was the strong favorite going in (with the intervention episode, presumably), but I’m wondering what the other shows submitted.

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    Boidiva02
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    I posted my Directing write-up in the judging forum, so I wont repeat that here, what I will say is this, GH and Y&R seem to me to be the likeliest victors.    I found the B&B reel to be a bit hollow and vacant feeling.    It was supposed be moving but I found it to be a bit of a yawn.    OLTL I think will suffer from people viewing it out of context and it will seem a bit too campy. 

    1. GH
    2. Y&R
    3. OLTL
    4. B&B

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