April 7, 2016 at 12:03 pm #662548
Just finished watching the five Emmy reels and one of these actresses has a WOW reel! I will be shocked if she doesn’t win with this reel…
1. Jessica Collins (Avery, Y&R) (7:50) June 8 and June 29
Avery goes ballistic on Joe with pent up anger towards him; part 2 she tells Phyllis she has been raped. esp. the first half of her reel is fiery, exciting, amazing – Emmy-worthy! I really think she will win…
2. Lauralee Bell (Christine, Y&R) (7:29) March 4 and March 10
Christine learns that her baby died due to the hit and run; Paul and Christine have a heart to heart about the aftermath of the loss. First of all: why was Doug Davidson not nominated for his work? If this is what he submitted, he deserved to be a finalist. As for Lauralee: she sure has come a long way from Cricket Blair to this marvelous work! she deserves her nomination.
3. Peggy McCay (Caroline, Days) (7:00) Sept. 21 and Nov. 5
Caroline has visions of Shawn, discusses things with Maggie and Julie, then with Kayla at the hospital; 2nd part starts at the hospital with Kayla and then she is reunited with Bo. She’s feisty and fun to watch, but the dress was distracting in the final scene (plus Bo’s screeching wasn’t helpful either!) She could win a career Emmy. She’s nominated in the right category for a change…
4. Melissa Reeves (Jennifer, Days) (7:15) March 3
Jennifer walks in on JJ and Eve having sex, confronts Eve; and later, she confronts JJ in Horton Square. I was disappointed by this reel. She’s good and has some really good moments but it doesn’t work entirely. I’m not really sure why this reel didn’t WOW me, but it didn’t…. loved Kassie & Casey, just seeing Eve makes me ache, because she really needs to be returned to the show ASAP….
5. Linsey Godfrey (Caroline, B&B) (7:00) Oct. 2 and Oct. 5
Caroline tells Ridge she slept with Thomas and is carrying his baby. She cries lots of tears. For me, this is a one-note performance that doesn’t go anywhere. I know others really like this actress, but she leaves me cold somehow. It doesn’t help that I totally dislike Thorsten Kaye’s Ridge. (on a side note: i loved the background music!)
So, who will win? I am predicting Jessica Collins, based on the reels, but Peggy McCay is the dark horse – they could go with a career award for her. I believe she is 88 years old.April 7, 2016 at 2:25 pm #662574
Everyone loves Jessica Collins and I;m guessing she’s the front runner…but, for me, the stand out is Melissa Reeves. Her tape is exciting, fiery, soapy…kinda reminded me of Eileen Davidson’s masterpiece frrom a couple years back. I mean, that first minute, I was like “Yaas Queen.” Her character’s rivalry with Eve is something I look forward every time I decide to watch an episode of Days. She’s my number 1 choice. But I’m mostly likely going to predict Jessica Collins.
Anyway, my personal ranking is:
1. Melissa Reeves
2. Jessica Collins
3. Lauralee Bell
4. Peggy McCay
5. Linsey Godfrey (I’ve loved her in the past. This tape did little for me.)April 7, 2016 at 4:19 pm #662592
Lauralee Bell as Christine Williams (Y&R)
This is a killer reel for Doug Davidson. Bell is fine throughout but doesn’t really get a ton to sink her teeth into and is completely overshadowed by her scene partner.
Jessica Collins as Avery Bailey Clark (Y&R)
She’s fierce here from the very beginning. Her argument with Joe Clark is killer and she’s incredibly sympathetic in her scenes with Phyllis. She’s just excellent here throughout the whole reel.
Linsey Godfrey as Caroline Spencer (B&B)
Lots of crying here. She’s yelling, crying, screaming, it’s all very dramatic but she has some quieter moments as well. I thought she was great throughout but it may be too one note for voters. Overall, it’s really nice work.
Peggy McCay as Caroline Brady (DOOL)
Voters obviously like her as evidenced by her two recent lead noms. She has incredibly sympathetic material with the Shawn scenes but the hospital scenes aren’t as strong. She only has a few good moments here in the first half of the reel. I could see her getting sympathy votes but she shouldn’t be a threat based on reel.
Melissa Reeves as Jennifer Horton (DOOL)
My 2 favorite things about this reel were Casey Moss without a shirt on and Melissa Reeves’ impersonation of Kassie DePaiva’s southern twang. Reeves is fine here but a little underwhelming considering the material. This would have been a killer reel in the hands of a more skilled actress.
This looks like a runaway to me. I don’t see how Jessica Collins can
lose. Godfrey doesn’t have enough range in her reel. McCay only has a
few good moments. And Reeves and Bell are simply limited actresses.
1. Jessica Collins
2. Linsey Godfrey
3. Peggy McCay
4. Melissa Reeves
5. Lauralee BellApril 8, 2016 at 4:38 am #662687
These tapes were just ok to me…I was expecting MORE from the ladies..
1) Melissa Reeves. – She stood out for me cause she commanded the screen and I felt her hurt and pain after seeing her son in bed with EVE. She did a good job of showing those emotions in her reel
2) Peggy McCay – She gives a natual performance. She brought alot to the role. She thinks she is dying and she is tring to figure our what do do..Good performance.
3) Jessica Collins. – Well she over-acted in this tape. It was over the top for me..and the writing was horrbile. She was good when she told Phyliss she was raped in the hospital. But other than that, this was too over the top.
4)Lauralee Bell – Yea she isn’t that good of an actress. Doug Davidson stole this tape from her.
5) Lindsay Godfrey — I felt nothing from her tape. She tells her husband that she cheated on him with his son, AND she is pregnant with his child. She was trying to cry but no tears, just a red nose. She didn’t show any emotions..just a bad one note performance.
Based on the Tapes I want Melissa to win.. However I wouldn’t be surprised if either Peggy or Jessica won…April 12, 2016 at 9:51 am #1201673832
I agree that Collins overacted.
Reeves performance felt so real to me….I really am glad she submitted this episode.
Godfrey and Bell are for sure not in the running.
I could see McCay stealing this away…she is clearly an Emmy favorite and I feel like they want to reward her with something since she has struck out 3 times in Lead Actress and now is nominated again but finally in the correct category. Voters may feel like she should win this year.April 12, 2016 at 1:51 pm #1201673876
I actually think Collins was amazing in her reel, and I wouldn’t begrudge a win from her. She should really try out for primetime (How to Get Away With Murder, Scandal maybe). She’s my personal favorite here.
Ultimately, I think Peggy McCay will land a win here. Her being a Lead Actress nominee even though she was Supporting, and then switching to Supporting and being nominated signal something.
I think Days will have a great night, winning three acting cats (Lead Actress, Supporting Actress and Younger Actress) and Drama Series.April 12, 2016 at 4:13 pm #1201673903
I agree with PoweR gonna pick Ms PeggyApril 12, 2016 at 9:30 pm #1201673948
Collins had the best reel in my opinion. I could see McKay winning, but her reel did nothing for me. Reeves was good, but the reel ended too abruptly and was a little too one-note for my taste. I would give it to Collins, but again, I could see Mckay or Reeves winning.April 14, 2016 at 4:06 pm #1201674279
Linsey Godfrey’s reel was good, but probably not strong enough to nab the win. She appeared in numerous episodes throughout 2015 that would have made better reels, espcially the one where she has the heart-to-heart with Maya.
Peggy McKay’s reel is strong, and shows her versatility as Caroline in various states and situations. Melissa Reeves reel is compelling. It’s classic soap and she brings it in a way that is entertaining yet convincing.
Lauralee Bell’s reel is good, but the strongest part of it is at the beginning, and she is slightly overshadowed by Doug Davidson later in the reel.
Jessica Collins gives a strong performance, but these scenes do not play well out of context. The reel does not tell a complete story and raises questions as to what happens before, between, and after the reels.
1. Peggy McKay
2. Melissa Reeves
3. Linsey Godfrey
4. Jessica Collins
5. Lauralee BellApril 16, 2016 at 1:44 pm #1201746644
Wow, I must be seeing different things from the rest of you because I thought Lauralee Bell’s reel was FABULOUS. The only reel I have seen so far that made me cry. Her breakdown with Paul is very realistic and her eyes communicate soooo much. I thought it was the best reel BY FAR. And Doug Davidson should have submitted this exact same reel and WON the category of Supporting Actor (especially given the weakness of the other nominees’ submissions). I’m upset he wasn’t nominated (he was my #3 best Supporting Actor of the year after Kristoff St. John and Bryan Dattilo).
Jessica Collins is great, but I thought the first episode in the real was a bit over-acted and badly written. The second one was much better. Linsey Godfrey is fine and I really like her, but I don’t know, it doesn’t grab me as much as the others. Melissa Reeves is great in these very soapy scenes. And Peggy McKay could win a well-deserved career Emmy. I have a soft spot for her and I think she’s a great actress, but I didn’t think there was anything special in this reel.
Predicted Winner: Lauralee Bell (Christine, Y&R). Runner-Up: Peggy McKay (Caroline, DOOL)
Should Win (on strength of tape): Lauralee Bell (Christine, Y&R). Runner-Up: Melissa Reeves (Caroline, DOOL)
Should Win (on entire year’s body of work): Judi Evans (Adrienne, DOOL)… oh wait! She wasn’t nominated — what a crime. Lauralee Bell (Christine, Y&R)April 24, 2016 at 5:01 pm #1201820680
Since only five of us ranked, this may not mean much, but this is the group composite of our rankings. As in golf, the lowest score wins.
1. Jessica Collins (11 points)
2. Melissa Reeves (12 points)
3. Peggy McKay (13 points)
4. Lauralee Bell (19 points)
5. Linsey Godfrey (20 points)April 25, 2016 at 8:04 am #1201820982
Cool idea doing this across the acting categories, robbalto! I fully intend to be adding my ranking in this category, supporting actor and the lead categories before the weekend. I like how close this one is with the top three.April 25, 2016 at 4:18 pm #1201821291
Great, EmmyLoser! I will add your ranking and update the tally!April 26, 2016 at 11:45 am #1201821764
I like Melissa Reeves submission the most.
It really shows her acting talent.
She acts so real I really believed her anger when I saw the clip.
The emmy is about the best acting and to me she stands out from the rest.
Melissa Reeves is an actress whom I think belongs in the lead actress category.
She’s a veteran on Days and I think the only reason she hasn’t been nominated often is because she never submits herself.April 27, 2016 at 4:52 pm #1201822158
Unlike the supporting actor reels, I really enjoyed watching all of the supporting actress reels. These were pretty tough to rank, especially the top three, and I don’t think I’d be particularly bothered with a win by any of them. But based on the reels and my feeling on them, and a little bit on some recent Emmy trends, here’s my thinking:
1. Melissa Reeves, DAYS
2. Jessica Collins, Y&R
For me these two are virtually tied and I can barely decide between them in terms of predicting, so I went with wishful thinking. I found Melissa Reeves’ reel the most enjoyable of the bunch, and I’ve already seen it a couple of times. There’s real fury and disbelief, and the physical stuff is really well done. I remembered feeling shocked and how Jennifer goes after Eve the first time I saw this. Jennifer’s disdain for Eve comes from the core and the emotions just felt laser focused. These are the kind of scenes people watch soaps for. I also feel like the reels that were basically just continuous (Reeves’, Godfrey’s and for the most part Bell’s) worked better than the ones that moved around more, because they were all brief enough that seven minutes didn’t feel like too long to be dealing with one situation or issue. And Jennifer imitating Eve was my favorite thing in any of the reels. Jessica Collins would certainly get the award for most acting in her reel. I’d describe it less as having range and more as lacking focus. I don’t think she overacted the scenes necessarily, but I did feel thrown by how forceful the emotions were in the first part of the reel. Voters would have gotten some summary I believe that could have explained things, but without knowing why Avery reacts the way she does to Joe or really getting what she was remembering that made her change gears, it was hard for me not to question whether she’s overacting. Not helping either are that Scott Elrod seems almost sedated in the scenes (making Collins look even more extreme) and, as others have noted, the writing. Still, I think Collins’ effectively gives us a bunch of different emotions in that first part, and then does a great job of being both strong and vulnerable in the second part of the reel. That’s strong, but also problematic. Obviously Avery is sympathetic after having been raped, but that she jumps to wanting to kill Joe for it undermines that a little because for one thing there doesn’t feel like enough buildup to that and for another the two episodes together make it seem like Joe’s possibly/probably not the rapist but Avery is making him the bad guy anyway.
3. Peggy McCay, DAYS
This reel is pretty nicely balanced with the heavier stuff with Caroline talking about her memory issues and concern she might be dying in the first episode and then the lighter scenes of her sneaking out of the hospital in the second part. The acting is spot on, and it really hit me seeing Caroline’s struggles that have come with aging. That really resonated, and I found the reunion with Bo touching. The dress over the hospital gown made me smile but also I thought added a touch of continuity with the first part of the reel, as this seemed like something a forgetful old woman might do. Voters seem to like her, and she gets to show lots of different emotions, rather effortlessly.
4. Lauralee Bell, Y&R
5. Linsey Godfrey, B&B
These to me seem less likely to win than the other three, for a few reasons. Overly weepy reels have not been particularly successful in this category for a few years now. They can get nominated, but they don’t win. The lack of a nomination for Judi Evans (whose reel I assume would have been heavy on the water works) seems to support this idea. The acting in both of these reels centers on crying and the anguish that goes with the crying. Lauralee Bell is good but I think ever so slightly underwhelming throughout her reel. She does everything she’s supposed to do, but I didn’t find anything particularly interesting or significant about it. She does a great job conveying the pain believably, but it doesn’t stand out. I didn’t feel she was overshadowed by Doug Davidson, but he’s great in the scenes. Linsey Godfrey, for the second year running, feels like a background player in her reel. The scenes seem much more focused on Ridge and he feelings about this than Caroline’s, which makes sense because the whole thing is Ridge reacting to Caroline’s confession about sleeping with Thomas and then Caroline’s eventual reaction to Ridge’s reaction. I found her to be very good, but there’s not enough focus on her. I also think there’s a certain charm to Godfrey that is generally present but was lacking in her reel both this year and last year.
robbalto, I promise I’m not deliberately trying to create ties for your composite rankings!