February 5, 2015 at 5:04 am #428079
1. BLAKE BERRIS (ex-Nick, Days). His Emmy reel is easy: his last complete episode, where he talks with Julie on a park bench and then he gets shot. His work was terrific during his diabolical plan to drive Gabi, Sami and Kate crazy for attempting to murder him. He showed great range and was fascinating to watch.
2. CHAD DUELL (Michael, GH). Every bit as good as Blake, he was particularly strong when A.J. needed dangerous surgery, A.J. died, and of course the Hallowedding episode, when he learned that Sonny killed A.J. and Carly knew about it (as did Kiki and Morgan). I would be thrilled if he were to win!
3. DARIN BROOKS (Wyatt, B&B). Wyatt is my favorite character on B&B. I love his scenes with Hope, his romanticism, his struggles with his brother nad esp. his diabolical mother! He’s the only actor from B&B who I would nominate for an Emmy this year.
4. ERIC MARTSOLF (Brady, Days). Last year’s winner ought to be nominated again this year. He has matured greatly as an actor over the past two years. Great work with Jen Lilley, Eileen Davidson, John Aniston, Suzanne Rogers. Drug addiction, thinking he murdered his father, dealing with the complicated women in his life….
5. SEAN CARRIGAN (Ben, Y&R). There is a huge drop-off from #4 to #5 for me. SC is solid and watchable but not Emmy-worthy. He’s only in #5 because I really don’t like the others very much this year.
6. JACOB YOUNG (Rick, B&B). He had two really great episodes (Oct. 24 & 27) in which it was revealed that Rick’s wife Caroline was involved with Ridge. And that’s it. This is the whole Emmy-reel vs. consistency thing that bugs me so much! I don’t like Rick, don’t enjoy him at all on the show. I suspect he will get a nomination if he submits those two episodes.
7. SCOTT CLIFTON (Liam, B&B). Boy, do I not like “Liam the waffler”! He drags the show down for me and is my least favorite character. But he does have acting talent and when he is given “emmy-bait” scenes he makes them work. Ugh!
8. BRYTON JAMES (Devon, Y&R). He’s solid but nothing more than solid. I hate his storyline; it stops the show dead in its tracks. I just don’t like Devon at all and find him quite boring.
9. KRISTOFF ST. JOHN (Neil, Y&R). Well, he got to play blind, which is always an Emmy-bait type of thing I suppose. But I find Neil to be a total bore! I really don’t like this character and find him completely unnecessary. Again, his scenes stop the show dead in its tracks and I get bored bored bored!
10. STEVE BURTON (Dylan, Y&R). Gawd, I can’t stand self-righteous boring Dylan! Grrrr! He’s insufferable! Does he get another nomination? Who knows? I hope not!February 6, 2015 at 2:36 am #428081
Give the Emmy—in a tie—to Days of Our Lives‘ Blake Berris and General Hospital‘s Chad Duell.
Nominate Days‘ Eric Martsolf.
Move on.February 8, 2015 at 1:46 pm #428082
Kristoff St. John
Previous winners Steve Burton, Eric Martsolf and Scott Clifton should
all easily be able to category fraud their way to repeat noms. Previous
winners Jacob Young and Kristoff St. John both have very baity
storylines. Chad Duell and Blake Berris are easily the most deserving
names on this list for their work in 2014 but I doubt either can break
through. Darin Brooks, Bryton James and Sean Carrigan all had some
strong material but again, there’s just no room for them.
Steve Burton as Dylan McAvoy(Y&R)
Scott Clifton as Liam Spencer (B&B)
Eric Martsolf as Brady Black (DAYS)
Kristoff St. John as Neil Winters (Y&R)
Jacob Young as Rick Forrester (B&B)
love to predict Blake Berris and Chad Duell for their stellar work in
2014. But I don’t have enough faith in the voters to see through the
bait and/or category fraud of these five.February 10, 2015 at 5:37 am #428083
At this point, I can narrow it down to six: Blake Berris, Eric Martsolf, Darin Brooks, Scott Clifton, Jacob Young, and Chad Duell.February 11, 2015 at 1:08 pm #428084
At this point, I don’t know whatelse Blake Berris can possible do to get a nomination.
He should have been the winner by a landslide last year, but was instead horrible snubbed for a nomination. This year he is back with even STRONGER material…IMO he is leaps and bounds ahead for this race over 2nd place.
If there is any justice…Berris is walking away with the Supporting Actor Emmy.
I suspect, Eric Martsolf, Steve Burton & Scott Clifton will be back again for nominations. Jacob Young will probably make it aswell.February 11, 2015 at 4:36 pm #428085
I would be surprised if Chad Duell was left off the supporting actor list… I would love for Blake Berris to be nominated – and win- but he has only been nomianted once, for 2008, but lost to his Days co-star Darin Brooks (who could get a nomination this year for B&B)February 12, 2015 at 8:05 am #428086
It wouldn’t surprise me at all if Chad Duell weren’t nominated. It doesn’t seem like the voting body has any particular fondness for him, and he didn’t even get a younger actor nomination two years ago, when Chandler Massey was basically the only competitive reel in the bunch that was nominated. I’d love to see Duell get a nomination, but he’s in a fairly tough spot. He’s the only GH actor to get prenommed, and I think that, despite being well acted, his likeliest reel may not stand out much in this category. I think Eric Martsolf was able to win last year because his reel, in addition to being really well acted, was different, more fun than the other sad-sack baby daddy drama in the reels of the other four nominees, which were well acted as well.