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  • OLTLfan
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    Kristoff St. John is a talented vet who is completely effective throughout his reel. The material just isn’t strong enough.

    Peter Bergman submitted his strongest reel in years. His hammy, theatrical acting style is perfectly appropriate for these scenes. He’s competitive for the win. But I kept thinking of how Erika Slezak played similar scenes years ago with Kim Zimmer and Brian Kerwin. She brought a new dimension to her performance in those scenes which is saying a lot considering she had been playing the role for 40 years. I didn’t feel anything like that from Bergman here. He was good, but not extraordinary and nothing we haven’t seen from him before.
    (Side note, I wish Gina Tognoni had submitted all these scenes along with her courtroom testimony against Victor. She displayed some nice vulnerability here that I thought was missing from her reel.)

    Scott Clifton finally submitted in the right category and delivered a killer reel. His final scene with Bill was fantastic and could make him the first male actor to win at all three category levels (Heather Tom already did it). I personally felt it was too similar to his previous submissions plus there’s not a ton of range or subtlety.

    I was really impressed with the DAYS reels in this category. Vincent Irizzary delivered a strong reel with a good mix of loud and quiet moments. I thought he was incredibly effective throughout. Billy Flynn delivered a fantastic, nuanced, layered, rich performance in a strong reel. His work is compelling and magnificent.

    I’m sure Scott Clifton or Peter Bergman will win again, but I’d vote for the DAYS men in a heartbeat over them.

    1. Flynn
    2. Irizzary
    3. Clifton
    4. Bergman
    5. St. John

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    Jw79bull
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    Billy Flynn’s A$$ should win…Those skinny pants he had on in his reel showed that he got some cake,cake,cake….

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    Tony Ruiz
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    Flynn’s reel is too weepy for my taste. I wanted to see some more range. Irizarry has never been my favorite actor, and he’s upstaged by Zucker in his scenes. St. John’s reel might be too quiet to win, although he may have the best emotional way to end the episode. I really liked Clifton’s reel up until the scene with with his father; I felt like it took all the air out the performance. That leaves Bergman, who is so overdue for Emmy number four, and his reel is overall the strongest. There’s an element of the reel not being dynamic as it could be, but his intensity, anger and sorrow are well acted and very impactful.

    My rank:
    1. Bergman
    2. St. John
    3. Clifton
    4. Flynn
    5. Irizarry

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    DML67
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    1. Bergman
    2. St. John
    3. Flynn
    4. Irizarry
    5. Clifton

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    Shell A.
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    Who will win: Bergman! His reel was the best out of the bunch. Seasoned actor who can knock out any material you give him. Really hope he wins.

    Who should win; Bergman.

    Dark horse to win: Irizarry. As much as I hated the story and character development for Deimos on Days, the reel would fool you if you haven’t watched Days in sometime or never at all. The reel has humanizing elements that a committee could go like “Hmm.”

    Favorite reel: St. John. Those scenes were powerful and made me teary. However, I feel this should have been in supporting.

    1. Bergman
    2. Flynn
    3. St. John
    4. Irizarry
    5. Clifton

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    robbalto
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    Peter Bergman‘s reel is classic soap. Good storytelling, strong acting. He works very well with Gina Tognoni, who almost, but not quite, steals the scenes. On the down side, this type of performance is nothing new for the stalwart Bergman.

    Vincent Irizarry delivers a strong performance and holds his own with Arianne Zucker. The reel is compelling, but probably not enough so to win.

    Billy Flynn‘s reel is angsty and very soapy. It’s very emotional as he first confronts the ghost of his father and later talks to his dead wife. You have to give him credit for carrying those scenes with very little support. However, the cliched writing may work against him. Talking to ghosts and throwing furniture and ornaments are both overused soap conventions.

    Scott Clifton also throws household items in his reel. But aside from that, his performance is very intense and convincing. He is fully immersed in his character. Even though I have seen him on other soaps, it truly feels as though he is Liam.

    Kristoff St. John delivers a beautiful, moving performance. His performance felt very natural to me. The scenes afforded him the opportunity to interact with his long-lost mother and to reflect on his other familial relationships, resulting in a complex, nuanced performance.

    Billy Flynn is a personal favorite of mine, but in terms of the reels, I’m torn between Clifton and St. John.

    1. Scott Clifton

    2. Kristoff St. John

    3. Billy Flynn

    4. Peter Bergman

    5. Vincent Irizarry

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    GoMe91
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    Interesting group of nominees. Like every other category this year, all the reels have their strong points.

    Favorite Performance:
    1. Billy Flynn (Days) – I’ll put him first. I was pleasantly surprised by how affected I was by his performance. He’d get my vote.
    2. Peter Bergman (Y&R) – If both he and Tognoni won, that’d be great. Their scenes are fire.
    3. Kristoff St. John (Y&R)
    4. Scott Clifton (BB)
    5. Vincent Irizarry (Days)

    Favorite Reel: Again, Peter Bergman and Tognoni’s scenes are fire. And, actually, watching Peter Bergman’s reel made me appreciate Tognoni’s performance even more (although, I already ranked her 2nd in the Lead Actress category, so I’ve thought she was great all along).

    Who Will Win?: Hm…I think voters slept through most of St. John’s reel, so I think I’ll predict Billy Flynn, even though he is young.

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    Ardejah Cat Harbin
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    1. Billy Flynn ( Chad broke me down especially during his meltdown over Abigails death)
    2. Peter Bergman ( he still might win I loved this reel so much)
    3. Scott Clifton ( Liam gave it to Quinn omg he snapped on her but it was the Bill scenes that made him come in third)
    4. Vincent Irizarry ( I am a big fan of his but it was overshadowed by Ariana Zucker)
    5. Kristoff St. John (I loved it but it’s not his win)

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    I didn’t love any of these reels, but I liked all of them, so these are tough to rank. They’re all plausible winners.

    1. Peter Bergman
    2. Kristoff St. John
    3. Scott Clifton
    4. Vincent Irizarry
    5. Billy Flynn

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    rlk
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    1. Bergman
    2. Clifton
    3. Flynn
    4. St. John
    5. Irizarry

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    EmmyLoser
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    I found these reels oddly disappointing. They were all good, but yeah, not great. I didn’t love that four of the five of them featured really heavy yelling, throwing of things, or both, but I guess that judging panel was down with that sort of thing.

    1. Billy Flynn
    2. Vincent Irizarry
    3. Peter Bergman
    4. Scott Clifton
    5. Kristoff St. John

    In the end, I think Flynn’s reel was the strongest even though I don’t feel either of the episodes he used was a great choice for him. The scenes with Chad and Stefano were moving, though, and certainly the breakdown after Abigail’s death was really well done. I wanted him to really hit it out of the park, though, and I don’t think he did. I kept waiting for another reel to be better, but didn’t think any of them were. Irizarry is great in the first part of his reel, though I was annoyed that it was the beginning rather than the end, as it would have been chronologically. He’s great in the scenes on the pier, and the other scenes are effective in showing range, but Arianne Zucker does totally upstage him in the scenes at the cabin. Peter Bergman is Peter Bergman. He’s a great actor and the scenes played well, but it all did feel like retread, especially since the first episode was a recap of the storyline and he remarked more than once in the second that there was something new and worse about this betrayal. It was like he wanted to make sure the judges got the message that, yes, this stuff happens on soaps all the time and I’ve played this before, but HERE’S SOMETHING NEW! Also, his reel is filled with oddly shaky camerawork that actually made me a little dizzy. Bergman can come off as a little much at times as well, but he’s helped in that regard by Clifton. Some of the scenes are great, but parts of the middle episode feel severely overacted to me. It’s also immensely unsatisfying that his character spends most of the reel professing his love for a woman we never see. The scene with Quinn at the house would have been sold much better had there been a scene of Liam and Steffy to convince us of this love he keeps talking about. Maybe that would have made the reel feel less overacted for me. St. John’s acting is solid, but there just doesn’t seem to be enough here. It takes to the end of the reel to get to something memorable, something juicy, and it’s gone in a flash. By contrast, Flynn is emotional about his messed up relationship with a dead/dying parent for half his reel, and it’s much more compelling viewing.

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    linecelts
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    Billy Flynn submitted a perfect reel dealing with the death of Stefano, the same with Peter Bergman after he learns about Billy & Phyllis affair. I also love Kristoff St. John’s emotional episode where he forgives his dying mother played by Nichelle Nichols before she passes away. I do like Scott Clifton’s reel too. I didn’t care for Vincent Irizzary’s reel.

    1. Billy Flynn
    2. Kristoff St. John
    3. Peter Bergman
    4. Scott Clifton
    5. Vincent Irizzary

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    Mootzic
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    I enjoyed the reels but felt there was one that was riveting and intense from start to finish which was the reel Bergman submitted.

    1. Bergman
    2. St. John
    3. Irizarry
    4. Clifton
    5. Flynn

    Shannon Mootz

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