April 5, 2018 at 12:29 pm #1202524714
Supporting Actress reels are up!April 5, 2018 at 2:17 pm #1202524761
This one’s too close to call.
Wood’s reel is all build up and no follow through. Just when you think the reel’s about to get really good, it ends. There’s 30 seconds in the middle where she’s happy but for the rest of the reel she’s crying hysterically. There’s very little range and she brings no depth to it. This reel’s a non-starter for me.
I’m shocked how much range Hayes manage to squeeze into a 4 minute reel. I thought the 1st scene where she’s reacting to her son’s death was too big but then she followed that up with an absolutely lovely Carpe Diem scene with Hope that I thought was exquisitely acted. The reel ends with light Chloe scenes where Hayes is clearly having a ton of fun. I don’t think it’ll be enough to stop Y&R from taking this category, but still much better than I expected.
Adams’ reel was a slight letdown for me. The Christmas scenes were lightweight. I wish she had left them out so we could have gotten more of the dramatic dementia/Ashley’s paternity reveal scenes. I could see her getting sympathy votes, but ultimately I think poor scene selection will cost her the Emmy.
Morgan’s reel shocked me. I wasn’t too familiar with the actress but this reel is a knockout. Morgan is absolute fire fighting with Neil for the first half of the reel and shows good vulnerability with Devon in the second half. She even made a cliche hospital bedside scene compelling. This is a damn good actress.
The drunk scenes at the beginning of Hendrickson’s reel were useless and should have been cut. Plus the shaky camerawork throughout was distracting. But once we got to Kevin & Chloe’s wedding day, none of that mattered. Hendrickson delivered a tour de force here (with a ton of help from a fantastic scene partner in Egan). This is a killer reel (pun intended).
Grimes has an absolutely beautifully written reel and is just so present and emotionally available throughout. Just a fantastic performance. While I wouldn’t be shocked to see any of the Y&R ladies take it, she would be my personal choice.
Really, my top 3 are pretty much interchangeable. They’d all make amazing winners!April 5, 2018 at 8:01 pm #1202524928
This is a real tough category because i loved 3 of the reels here are the rankings
6:Hayes:She was good but it was such a short reel. It really wasnt emmy worthy but nice scenes here and there. The nomination is a win for her.
5: Wood: I loved how her reel kind of built up. It was really constructed. From the affair, to being pregnant and then her telling Liam. Wood was good but she lacked the depth and the range of the other nominees.
4: Elizabeth Hendrickson: this was a very good reel by Hendrickson. Her best stuff was with Melissa Claire Egan. Egan was overlooked but probably due to have stacked the lead category was. Only negative is Egan stole a little of her thunder in this.
3: Adams: Adams was fantastic in this reel. The only problem is it felt a little long for me. I know she was building up those scenes towards the end with the dementia. Dont think she needed those scenes with Graham. I liked the christmas scenes because it built up the amensia. Adams losing will be to it could have been a little better edited.
2: Morgan: Wow was she fantastic in this. Her range was steller in those scenes with Kristoff. This is the kind of range that wins emmys. She literally had me glued to her acting her entire reel. It was a perfect 8 minutes. It showed me how capable she was. She could be the dark horse.
1: Grimes: Grimes put out a reel that literally made me want to cry. Her set up in the reel was absolutely perfect. Those scenes with her and Sharon were incredible. Then her last scenes with Tessa were just a great climax of everything. Grimes gave a layered, heartfelt and complex performance. Grimes deserves emmy gold.April 6, 2018 at 6:18 am #1202525088
Hot damn, there is some serious talent on display in all the six submissions. There is not a loser in the bunch. Their reels ( long or short ) brilliantly stated their cases for a nomination. However one tape in particular made the strongest proffer for Emmy gold.
6.) Jacqueline MacInnes Wood – B & B – Plays a great damsel in self inflicted distress. Really nice work but quickly forgotten in the mix.
5.) Susan Seaforth-Hayes – DOOL. Shortest submission of the bunch but it doesn’t matter. Seaforth – Hayes makes every second on screen count. Diva meltdown, wise sage and a wise ass and all under 5 minutes. Loved her work, I just wanted more of it because she was so damned good.
2.) Damn those Y & R girls, they played to win. Seriously I really couldn’t rank any of them in 4th or 3rd because they all deserved second place on the list if not a win.They were just that fantastic. Elizabeth Hendrickson, Marla Adams and new girl on the block ( I’d never seen her work before ) Mishael Morgen all friggin’ killed in their submissions.
1.) Camryn Grimes – Y & R.- DROP.THE.MIC. Emmy.April 6, 2018 at 5:04 pm #1202525412
6. Susan Seaforth Hayes(Days): I loved it but I wanted more from her.
5. Jacqueline MacIness Woods (B&B) I loved it especially her scenes with Diamont but I wanted a lil more
4. Elizabeth Hendrickson (Y&R) She really had me going in this reel. I loved it but Egan stole some if her thunder just a little.
2 (tie). Marla Adams (Y&R) This reel was good as hell.She had good range and her scenes with Bergman, Maitland, and Davidson were phenomenal. I loved when she slapped Grant lol.
Mishael Morgan (Y&R) Damn talk about good range. This isn’t what I expected from Morgan but low and behold I was amazed. I loved her moments with Neil and Devon. It was great to see Hillary be vulnerable for once.
1. Camryn Grimes (Y&R) I have been saying this all along. If Camryn loses I will be hurt. This reel is one of the best reels I’ve seen in a long time. I especially loved her confronting Tessa about their feelings towards each other. This is the winner. I know have no doubts anymore.April 7, 2018 at 4:55 pm #1202525697
All reels are impressive and those Y&R ladies are in it to win it!
6: Woods B&B
5: Haynes Days
4: Adams Y&R
3: Hendrickson Y&R
2: Grimes Y&R
1: Morgan Y&R
Honestly, I could see any of the Y&R ladies winning and my wish is to see Grimes and Morgan tie for the win.April 8, 2018 at 2:12 pm #1202526003
The supporting actress reels were all very good, so I had a hard time ranking them, especially since none of them felt quite like a dominant victory over the others. Still, they were a pleasure to watch.
The one reel that stood apart most from the others is Elizabeth Hendrickson’s. The drunk scenes don’t feel extraordinary, but they are good and provide context for the big scenes that come later. The strongest work is when Chelsea is confronting Chloe at the wedding. These are very good, even though the hysterics aren’t quite believable, though I don’t find them over the top. There’s just a hint of inauthenticity that the other reels don’t have. I would have preferred the reel without the Victor scenes at the end. It gives you a baseline idea of what Chloe is like when not drunk or confessing to murder, but they didn’t do anything for the actress or the character.
Susan Seaforth Hayes’s reel is surprisingly strong, with a nice balance. The anguish of Julie learning her son is dead feels real to me despite being a really big reaction (Julie truly is that dramatic), and is tempered by the subtlety displayed later when Julie is talking to Hope about wishing she had one more day with David. I liked getting the note of humor at the end, too, the only reel levity in any of these reels. It’s just too short against this competition. Jacqueline MacInnes Wood cries beautifully in her reel, and nicely mixes some variety, like the pregnancy reveal scene that ends with Steffy registering that Bill might be the baby’s father. It’s great seeing her combative side when Steffy argues with Bill, and JackieMac does a good job with all of it. The reel feels a little jumpy, but does pack a lot into the relatively short timeframe. The arc of the story is also really clear, even if it leaves you with a cliffhanger.
Mishael Morgan is competitive for the win here, even though the other two reels feel stronger overall. That none of the three segments of the reel seem to relate to one another is a little disappointing, but Morgan is enchanting in the first part as this character who embraces her flaws with her strengths and really goes for it. Hillary feels like a standout character because Morgan can give you a lot in a little time. The shift to Hillary regretting these naked photos is good, heartfelt without betraying the character we just met, but also disappointing because I wanted to see what she’d do next, to see a little more of the fury we see when she’s yelling at Neil. But then the ending gives you a depth of emotion in Hillary’s love for Devon (the thread connecting all these scenes) and this sorrow and devotion that feel palpable. The more I think about this reel, the more I love it. The dialogue at the beginning and end is really strong, which helps.
That leaves who I think are the two most likely winners, Camryn Grimes and Marla Adams, both of whom are truly excellent throughout their reels without letting up. Grimes’s reels is really heavy on emotion, with Mariah doing or having done a lot of soul searching and at points pouring her heart out to Sharon and to Tessa. The story here is clearly laid out, and Grimes does a wonderful job of emoting in every scene. It is incredibly impressive how she’s able to vary the scenes with Sharon from the later scenes with Tessa, where the dialogue is fairly similar. The scenes with Sharon have a strong sense of guilt and a little hopelessness, but in the scenes with Tessa there’s this desperate passion. These really pull you in. Marla Adams’s reels doesn’t really move through story in a traditional way, but it’s very effective in the way it progresses understanding of the character. The way the question of memory echoes throughout it (who remembers what, and what actually happened) is really interesting. In terms of her performance, Adams does deliver on everything, and plays quite a range of emotions and personalities even. The way that Dina turns on Ashley in the latter part of the reel, going from this loving and somewhat apologetic mother or to being cold and dismissive, is really well done, such a total shift in a matter of moments. The performance is riveting, and seems likeliest to win right now, but honestly I could see most of these gaining some advantage on the others and potentially coming out the winner. My best guess at rankings:
1. Marla Adams, Y&R
2. Camryn Grimes, Y&R
3. Mishael Morgan, Y&R
4. Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, B&B
5. Susan Seaforth Hayes, DAYS
6. Elizabeth Hendrickson, Y&RApril 8, 2018 at 4:15 pm #1202526037
Wow, what a great bunch of reels! I think this category is more exciting than Lead Actress!
I am happy to see a nomination for Jacqueline MacInnes Wood as I have cited her numerous times over the last few years. While the reel is solid, it is undermined by the weakness of the story. Steffy cries far too much, and this is essentially the weakest story she has had since returning to B&B a few years ago.
Elizabeth Hendrickson can always be counted on to deliver a strong performance, but this reel is less compelling than some of her previous ones. While it’s a contender, I do not see it as a winning reel.
Marla Adams has been doing great work since her return to Y&R. The reel is strong in that it shows a great range of emotions and tugs at the heart strings. Definitely one of the stronger nominees.
Mishael Morgan also has a very strong reel. It has a lot of range and her displays of emotion feel very authentic. I would not be at all surprised to see her win.
Camryn Grimes submitted a reel that is simply amazing. The level of pathos in her performance stands out in a category filled with talented actresses. While all are outstanding, her performance has an authenticity and complexity that just cannot be beat.
It’s nice to see some recognition for veteran Susan Seaforth Hayes. Her scenes are very strong and highlight perhaps the most range of any of the nominees. Loved her scene with Chloe. The reel is a bit short, however.
1. Camryn Grimes
2. Mishael Morgan
3. Marla Adams
4. Susan Seaforth Hayes
5. Elizabeth Hendrickson
6. Jacquelines MacInnes WoodApril 8, 2018 at 7:22 pm #1202526140
I am very tired, just back from a four day retreat. Just watched the reels and it’s a virtual tie for me between Marla Adams and Camryn Grimes. I loved all 6 of these reels, they are all wonderful!
1. Marla Adams
2. Camryn Grimes (by the tiniest of fractions!)
3. Jacqueline MacInnes Wood
4. Mishael Morgan
5. Elizabeth Hendrickson
6. Susan Seaforth Hayes
I can’t make up my mind which one will win: Adams or Grimes? I so wish it could be a tie as they both deserve to win! I will be very disappointed if neither of them win but not because they weren’t all wonderful, just that Marla and Camryn were extraordinary!April 9, 2018 at 3:18 pm #1202526883
My ranking based on reels:
1) Morgan (Y&R)
2) Hendrickson (Y&R)
3) Grimes (Y&R)
4) Hayes (DAYS)
5) Adams (Y&R)
6) Woods (B&B)
Y&R will win this one for sure….Mishael Morgan was riveting…I was totally caught off guard by her reel as I was fully expecting to be blown away by Adams and Grimes, who both let me down with their reels.
Hendrickson also surprised me…very very strong reel from her.
I was let down by Grimes a bit, she was my #2 going into this, but the reels from Hendrickson and especially Morgan, were just too strong to ignore, which is why I dropped Grimes to #3. Grimes has a very sub-par acting partner in Fairbanks…it truly works against her.
Woods was good, sufficient…but outside of solid crying, i was kinda bored, she had the least range of all 6.
Adams was the biggest let down of them all in this category…her reel was not indicative of the year she had. She had much strong scenes to submit..I had her #1 going into this…but I nearly placed her 6th after the reels.
Susan Hayes was very good, a little over the top in the first minute, but the last 2-3 mins were full of range. If she wins, it is because of the huge split by CBS. Her reel is too short. She is getting the Lifetime Achievement Emmy, so that may suck some support in this category away with those feeling she will be getting some accolades anyways.April 10, 2018 at 6:30 pm #1202527582
1. Mishael Morgan – [shrug emoji]
2. Marla Adams
3. Elizabeth Hendrickson – nice mixture of light and dark moments
4. Camryn Grimes
5. Jacqueline MacInnes Wood
6. Susan Seaforth HayesApril 20, 2018 at 4:28 am #1202532881
imo this is the best batch of reels in any category this year, with Lead Actress in a close second place. They are all very good. I am so torn bewteen marla Adams and Camryn Grimes and I so wish it could be a tie. The last scene in Adams’s reel moved me so deeply and she showed a range of emotions in her amny scenes; there were even better scenes she could have submitted, such as the psychiatrist visit where he tested her for Alzheimers, the fight scene she had with Phyllis, stabbing Nikki, ubt she ended her reel with my very favorite scene, the christmas tree scene with Jack (Peter Bergman should have put that on his reel as well). Grimes only had two scenes in her reel but was so incredibly effective.
JMW was too teary eyed for me, and Hendrickson was out-acted by Melissa Calre Egan in her reel. Mishael Morgan surprised me with a strong reel and esp. a strong ending. Susan Hayes I just don’t get how she got nominated instead of Arianne Zucker – I wish I knew what Ari submitted.
I can’t make up my mind if Adams or Grimes will win (which means of course that neither of them will!) – I so want a tie, they both deserve it so much. Adams has even better material to submit for this year, I have cited her at least 6 times already for 2018. I am still predicting Adams but I am so uncertain…April 20, 2018 at 8:47 am #1202533027
I agree that Adams and Grimes are both excellent with strong reels, but the more I think about it the more I think Mishael Morgan could steal the prize out from under both of them. More than anyone, I think, Morgan takes her material and just makes it way more interesting that it actually is.
While I continue to be bummed that Ari Zucker didn’t get nominated (and, one last time for good measure, that she didn’t win the award with her knockout reel back in 2010), I can imagine she submitted a reel that maybe felt overly weepy and didn’t have the variety and that the other reels had. Zucker is really wonderful, but Nicole did cry a lot over 2016 and 2017.