June 13, 2014 at 3:26 pm #426981
Ugh, no Talk Show Host?
I can’t believe The Talk didn’t submit their confession episode for consideration!June 13, 2014 at 5:43 pm #426983
[quote=”montana82″]Ugh, no Talk Show Host?
I can’t believe The Talk didn’t submit their confession episode for consideration!
Didn’t the confessions last the whole week? Which episode would you have submitted? [/quote]
I thought the day I saw it. The Aisha Tyler one where she confesses how she has struggled to have a baby would win it for them . It was real and genuine and would have stood out . Haven’t watched their whole talk show submission yet but Regis and Kelly always lost submitting their Halloween costume episodes and it looks like The Talk submitted a similarly themed dress up episode.June 13, 2014 at 10:47 pm #426984
Cool! Will watch the drama reels sometime this weekend.June 14, 2014 at 9:39 am #426985
My Rankings for Drama Series
4. B&B (The Room 8 crap was so bad)June 14, 2014 at 4:48 pm #426986
After seeing the reels, I don’t know how anyone can even come close to Days. They just blew the other shows out of the water. Watching B&B’s reel gave me a headache with all of Heather Tom’s yelling and overacting. It will be a travesty if she beats Eileen Davidson.June 14, 2014 at 9:57 pm #426987
I thought OLTL was terrible. Were those really the two best episodes? Also, to a first timer at least, there was like little continuity between the episodes. This was the only reel I disliked.
Days was the best by a mile. The editing, the music, Eileen Davidson, it was pretty perfect. I really liked the first YnR episode because it was only focused on one story line and was surprisingly poignant. B&B was refreshing because it was funny. I think Linsey Godfrey should win because I really like that reel.June 15, 2014 at 12:05 pm #426988
And the Emmy goes to……..Days of Our Lives!
I really don’t see how they can lose this one. Both were stand out episodes, great acting, great story, great show! The only other one that I liked was Y&R first episode. That’s the only other one that maybe has a chance at winning although when two shows are so focused on a child dying normally that doesn’t win. I can’t see this going to B&B or OLTL.June 15, 2014 at 6:50 pm #426989
The race is between DAYS and Y&R. iOLTL got in on the strength of its pilot, but that second episode was a filler. B&B mix of comedy and drama is a brave choice to go with, but the comedy is fluffy and takes away from the drama. I would love for DAYS to repeat. Perfect soap opera in each episode with the compelling A-story anchoring things nicely, but I can’t underestimate the power of JFP. She knows how to play the game and she came to play with those two searing acting showcases. DAYS should win, but Y&R will.June 16, 2014 at 2:58 am #426990
3 observations about Y&R’s episodes: very few cast members are utilized; I got quite bored half way thorugh the second episode; and they are incredibly depressing and gloomy…. will that affect the voters? I dunno…
Loved both OLTL episodes – actually, OLTL was my favorite but I think it’s because I miss the show so much and the characters are so dear to me. It was particularly wonderful seeing Dorian (Robin Strasser) again and Jerry verDorn as Clint absolutely should be competing in the lead actor race (perhaps he didn’t submit though)….
B&B had dreadful comedy scenes that turned me off completely – worse that Richard Simmons’ caterwauling on GH, Ha ha ha! (; Mixed feelings about the dramatic scenes – too much yelling and screaming and Eric was such a total jerk! Loved Hunter Tylo’s Taylor the best. …
Days was superb soap and deserves to win – but will it? This is a category that is usually the hardest to predict. Depends on who votes and what their biases are…. and of course, Greg Vaughan in the second episode proves why he deserved to win an Emmy for 2013…. also, Days utilized (almost) it’s entire cast the best during the two episodes….
B&B’s reel was the shortest, al little over 37 minutes; OLTL was I think 57 minutes; and both Days and Y&R were 73 minutes.June 16, 2014 at 7:57 am #426991
First, thanks to Tom and the Goldderby team for badgering NATAS into posting these! I am dying to watch them, and hopefully will get a chance to over the next couple of days. It’ll be fun to check out some of the other stuff, too, if I have time, but Drama Series is of course my top priority.
I don’t know what he submitted, but I believe it was mentioned on one of the podcasts that Jerry verDorn submitted, but didn’t get a prenom.June 16, 2014 at 11:36 am #426992
Absolutely SLAM dunk submission from DAYS…it had it all…it is classic SOAP OPERA at its best!
Y&R’s 1st episode was very strong as well….The Emmy is between Y&R and DAYS.
DAYS should win and is BY FAR more deserving than Y&R but I am going to say it is 50/50…either soap could take it.
It all depends on which soap voters from AMC/OLTL/GH parked their 2nd place votes.June 16, 2014 at 7:22 pm #426993
Was it ever revealed what judge judy won with last year?June 18, 2014 at 4:58 pm #426994
I just finished plowing through the Drama Series reels. My rankings from bottom to top:
4. ONE LIFE TO LIVE
Submitting the season premiere was a savvy choice. It introduces myriad actors playing myriad storylines with a diversity of tones (comic, romantic, mysterious). The second episode, however, is a non-starter. They submitted an episode full of incomprehensible exposition, and it looks like the real action doesn’t commence until the episode that follows. Down and out.
3. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
Solid episodes, but if they award these episodes for Best Drama, the producers should stay in their seats and let Heather Tom accept. She carries the episodes on her back, and anything that doesn’t involve her (Eric and Taylor, the silly webseries) just aren’t up to snuff.
2. DAYS OF OUR LIVES
These episodes were by far the most fun to watch. Pure soap. The first episode was almost perfect, and the wedding reveal in the second episode was a giddy, soapy thrill. Unfortunately, the second episode cuts away to deadly dull B and C storylines that made mewant to claw my eyes out — get back to the good stuff! About 70-80% of their reels are gold. The rest is utterly forgettable. Side note: Did Blake Berris submit the rape reveal for Supporting Actor? If so, why the hell wasn’t he even nominated? That performance was better than anything in the Supporting Actor race. J’accuse!
1. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
“Y&R” rips your heart out and feeds it to you. First off, what was Billy Miller thinking not submitting the what-if episode about Delia. He’s in every single scene, and gets tons of impact and range, speeches, lighthearted humor, fatherly pride, heartbreak. He would have had Best Actor in the bag.
That said, these episodes were incredibly smart choices. The first episode is creative, not your typical soap storytelling, and focuses in on Billy, Victoria, and Delia. The second episode opens up the storyline to the rest of the cast and features superb ensemble acting. And there’s no boring B-story to distract attention from the main event. I think “Y&R” has this.