March 5, 2014 at 2:03 am #425936
GH vs. Y&R – I prefer the GH actresses to the Y&R actresses; my gut intuition tells me the academy will do the opposite ): The two glaring omissions who I thought for sure would make the cut were Jacqueline MacInnes Wood for B&B and Kirsten Storms for GH ): I have a clear #1 who I think absolutely ought to win for 2013.
1. JANE ELLIOT, General Hospital (“the whole enchilada” scene, where she discusses Laura’s return with Luke, and expresses a need for her own true love, was the best acting of the year by any actress. Scenes with ghost Alan and Monica, and a solo scene in a New York hotel room where she “talks” to Edward were sublime. So glad she submitted and hope the academy has the good sense to reward her with the Emmy)
2. KELLY SULLIVAN, General Hospital (her best work was from the beginning of the year when Connie’s son died, but she was fierce throughout – can’t understand why they killed her character off)
3. NANCY LEE GRAHN, General Hospital (she is always consistent and watchable! Scenes with Sam dealing with Danny’s health and her attraction to “Derek”/Julian, scenes with Molly, she’s always great!)
4. KIMBERLY McCULLOUGH, General Hospital (Robin’s return was mixed due to its brevity, but her scenes with Anna, Patrick, and esp. Emma – one of the best moments on daytime: Emma running into Robin’s arms after the Patrick/Sabrina wedding)
5. TRACEY E. BREGMAN, The Young and the Restless (the Carmine storyline gave her great acting opportunities when MIchael and Lauren were separated)
6. MELISSA CLAIRE EGAN, The Young and the Restless (Chelsea’s complex relationship with Adam gave her tons of acting opportunities. I want Jane Elliot to win so badly, but I have a suspicion they will give the prize to MCE)
7. LISA LoCICERO, General Hospital (most of her scenes are with Sonny, who I can’t stand, but I preferred her work from the beginning of the year, when crazy Heather stabbed Steven Lars)
8. ELIZABETH HENDRICKSON, The Young and the Restless (I thought her acting during the Delia storyline wasn’t all that great, but the academy might see it differently)
9. AMELIA HEINLE, The Young and the Restless (she has improved as an actress, and might break through with a nomination for the Delia storyline)
10. CYNTHIA WATROS, The Young and the Restless (this is a head-scratcher for me. She’s always competent but I found her Kelly unremarkable. She’s an Emmy winner for her crazy Annie on Guiding Light)March 5, 2014 at 9:09 pm #425938
1. Jane Elliot – see above
2. Elizabeth Hendrickson – I think voters will appreciate her take on the Delia arc
3. Tracey Bregman – the separation stuff was well done, and she is well liked by the Daytime community
4. Amelia Heinle – she finally won over fans, and I think she’ll win over voters too (how ironic if she and Tom both won this year)
5. Kelly Sullivan – depending on her submission
The rest of the pack, IMO, is far below this group in quality of work.
6. MCE – she’s a good actress, but not good enough to sell her ridiculous character
And then the women who had 1-2 good days at best and really have no business being on the ballot
9. Lisa LoCicero
10. Cynthia Watros
March 6, 2014 at 8:38 am #425939
3. Heinle – arguably her best work ever!
4. Egan – gdfl, do you watch any of these shows? She sold her “ridiculous” character last year when she was nominated.
5. Sullivan – was robbed last year of a Best Actress nod by greedy Peggy McCay
6. Bregman – she’s gotten in for weaker work.
I predict Elliot, Hendrickson, Heinle, Egan and Grahn will make the final cut.March 6, 2014 at 9:13 pm #425940
Pujolsfan, our predictions in this category are more similar than different.
Re MCE, I didn’t like her work last year either. Her demeanour and line delivery is the same for Chelsea as it was on AMC for Annie, even though they are completely different characters. More generally, TPTB at Y&R don’t know what they’re doing in characterizing Chelsea, and I would have liked to see Egan do a better job of uniting the pieces, at least on some level. She actually did that quite well on AMC. But she hasn’t done it here. Like I said, she is a good actress, and in the Emmy process she might make it through with isolated reels, but overall I think my #1-5 did significantly better work this year than Egan and the rest of the pack of prenoms.March 7, 2014 at 4:47 am #425941
I felt that Elizabeth Hendrickson over-acted her reactions during the Delia storyline. I prefer the consistency of the GH actresses. But so far we all agree that Jane Elliot deserves to win. It’s all going to depend on who exactly is on the blue ribbon panel, and do the actresses submit their best scenes? My fear about MCE winning is that they keep nominating her year after year but I’m not sure if the panelists take that into consideration. My guess, without knowing which reels they have submitted, is: Melissa Claire Egan, Jane Elliot, Amelia Heinle, Elizabeth Hendrickson and Kelly Sullivan. And Jane Elliot simply has to win!March 28, 2014 at 2:59 pm #425942
1. Jane Elliot, GH
2. Elizabeth Hendrickson, Y&R
3. Melissa Claire Egan, Y&R
4. Tracey E. Bregman, Y&R
5. Kimberly McCullough, GH
6. Amelia Heinle, Y&R
7. Nancy Lee Grahn, GH
8. Lisa LoCicero, GH
9. Kelly Sullivan, GH
10. Cynthia Watros, Y&R