May 10, 2015 at 6:00 am #429375
I believe there ought to be a Guest Performer category. But I think it should include RETURNING actors/characters who appear in less than 20 episodes per year. So far this year we’ve had several really fine guest performances that would qualify with the rules they had this past year: Dee Wallace, and the two young actors who played young Luke and young Pat on the 52nd anniversary episode. But I think Eileen Davidson should be submitted as a Guest Performer for her ten (I only counted 8) episodes on Days; Robin Mattson for her short-term few episodes on GH; Peggy McCay feels like more of a guest and has probably appeared on 5 or 6 episodes in 2015. I understand that Donna Mills is returning for a guest stint on GH (depends on the length of her stay; I do think there needs to be a maximum number of episodes – I’m thinking 20 makes sense) later this year (I’m hoping it’s to usher out the useless Nina! And take Franco with them!)
(I’m not sure how many epsiodes he appeared in, but the actor who played Clint would be a strong contender for Guest Actor).
There has been talk about splitting the Guest Performer into two: one for male actors and one for female actresses. I’ve only found one actor compelling in the first 4+ months of 2015, but that could change (young Luke, can’t remember the actor’s name?).
I don’t know how many episodes Genie Francis will be appearing in, but if it’s 20 or less, again I think this would be the right category for her.
We could avoid ridiculous outcomes like Fred Willard winning for doing absolutely nothing (except, of course, he’s well known & well liked in the industry).
So, I wish NATAS would recognize that returning characters who are only on briefly throughout the calendar year should be recognized with Emmy consideration for their work.May 10, 2015 at 6:54 am #429377
No. I think it’s an unfair advantage to allow someone to reprise a role they played under contact for years and can phone in in their sleep (HELLLLLOOOOOO Shemar Moore!) over someone who is creating a new character out of whole cloth. Your Fred Willard point is noted but really what was that 3 way tie about other than NATAS being crappy yet again? Also under your logic, Leslie Charleston and even probably Kristina Wagner could qualify, even though they’re technically “recurring.” Limit it based on the actual contract I say, and don’t allow returning faves to commit category fraud. There’s too many acting categories as it is IMO, and bastardizing this one out of existence doesn’t make it better.May 14, 2015 at 2:32 pm #429378
Peggy McCay appeared in 26 episodes in 2014 and is under contract with the show so I don’t know if that status factors in at all.May 14, 2015 at 2:36 pm #429379
Lucas Kerr who played Clint appeared in 20 this year (plus a couple last year near the end of the year).
Eileen Davidson made 10 appearances on DAYS (11 if you count the rollback footage when she went out the window).
My guess is anyone NOT on contract could submit – Linda Elena Tovar (Rosalie) appeared in more than 25 episodes and was nominated.
Shemar Moore didn’t even submit for consideration.May 19, 2015 at 5:10 pm #429380
After giving this a lot of thought, I think the category should be based solely on the number of episodes. That is the only fair way. Whatever the number of episodes may be, it should be firm and consistent. Anyone who falls in to that range should submit in that category, regardless of previous affiliation with the show.