December 22, 2015 at 10:58 am #429952
I just took a few minutes to look through the rule books and saw a couple of interesting things.
Pre-nominees for lead and supporting actor and actress are scheduled to be announced on Wednesday, January 27. The younger actor and actress categories won’t have a pre-nom round, but I’m guessing the entrants will be revealed when the pre-noms are, like last year.
Nominations are scheduled to be announed on Thursday, March 24, with the creative arts ceremony taking place on Friday, April 29 and the main telecast on Sunday, May 1.
I believe this was mentioned in another thread already, but I’ll restate it: Performers were allowed to submit up to four minutes of material from up to two episodes for pre-nom consideration. The 10 performers with the highest score from that general round of voting will be the pre-nominees and advance (along with the younger performers) to the blue ribbon panel.
A big change from last year: Performers for blue ribbon panel judging are allowed to submit up to 20 minutes of material from any two episodes (or in the case of half-hour shows, any two sets of back-to-back episodes). This is an interesting leveling of the playing field. I think with these categories, the more material the panel can consider, the better, and I like that it will probably take more than just one good episode. This could allow performers to show more range, like if someone wanted to submit a comedic reel without sacrificing displaying dramatic chops as well (imagine Lisa LoCicero’s reel from last year paired with a second dramatic episode). There would also be more opportunity for storytelling, as it would be much easier to convey an arc with two episodes rather than one. But it also would have a limiting effect so there wouldn’t be any reels that are a half hour long, like Alison Sweeney’s last year (who’s to say if this would have helped or hurt) or Billy Miller’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” reel a few years ago that won him a supporting actor Emmy.
The guest actor category will return, but I didn’t see as many restrictions mentioned in the rules as there were last year in terms of being new to the role during the eligibility period or being a (theoretically) limited run. There may be other rules elsewhere, but this just mentioned appearing in a limited number of episodes. I can’t help but wonder who will be eligible to participate here: Kim McCullough? Donna Mills? Peter Reckell? Of course, there are plenty of people who would have qualified under last year’s rules as well, like Maya’s parents on B&B and the actors surrounding Luke’s breakdown on GH.
As I believe was the case previously, drama series will be judged on two episodes (or two sets of back-to-back episodes for B&B), while writing and directing will be judged on one episode (or pair of episodes).
There’s more info here: http://emmyonline.com/day_43rd_entry_information December 22, 2015 at 11:45 am #429954
Thanks for the information! (: Looks like the rules are better this year.
I’m thinking that Obba Bubbantandde and Anna Maria horsford might not be eligible since they are still on their show?
Perhaps Eillen Davidson, Robin Mattson, Kimberly McCullough, Peter REckell (not the shouting epis, please!), Alison Sweeney, Donna mills, Jonathan Jackson, Patricia Crowley, will all be eligible for Guest Acting?
I think these new rules might help Camryn Grimes, who doesn’t seem to have one single great epi?
Glad to know these dates. let’s keep this post bumped up for a while….December 22, 2015 at 4:18 pm #429955
Allowing actors to include highlights from multiple episodes is a definite plus, even if it only is two. Given the amount of material produced in a year of daytime, judging by one episode only seems somewhat unfair.
As an aside, I consider the reels a helpful representation of an actor’s work, but I personally judge based on my knowledge of a year’s worth of work.
Overall, I think this is a move in the right direction, because it gives actor some choice in deciding how they can best showcase their acting achievements.January 13, 2016 at 4:34 pm #429956
Here’s an article from Michael Fairman on this year’s Daytime Emmys. According to this, the conclusion I drew above is incorrect and the Guest Actor category is still limited to actors in roles newly created in the eligibility year. I’m glad to hear that there are plenty of people participating in the awards this year, though with only four shows, I fear that a record number of entries could be a double-edged sword. There’s less of a chance that someone who was worthy would have opted not to submit, but it also makes the competition that much tougher and increases the chances that people could get recognized for only a couple of episodes of decent work or because of name checking.January 13, 2016 at 7:31 pm #429957
Am I correct that Obba Bubbatunde and Anna Maria Horsford would NOT be eligible in the Guest Performer category since they are still on B&B?
I expect Dee Wallace Stone to win for playing Pat on GH, and even thought they only appeared on one episode the young actor who played young Luke & Bill and the actress who played young Pat both deserve nominations (what are their names again?). Who else would be strong? I loved the henchman who drugged Brady & Teresa for Kristen. Jensen Buchanan would be eligible but I didn’t find her work all that compelling (and much too short!). Who else??? Jog my memory…January 13, 2016 at 8:11 pm #429958
I believe that Obba Babatunde and Anna Maria Horsford ARE
still eligible. Going on last year, it
was just anyone who was not on contract who debuted in the calendar year. Yes, they are still on the show, but from
what I understand, they are still recurring and never signed contracts, so they
would likely still be eligible. Using an
example from last year, Ray Wise was on for a majority of the year appearing in
nearly 50 episodes, whereas Anna Maria and Obba were in about 34 each, and all
three were recurring characters.
It seems really strange to me that they wouldn’t open up
this category to returning characters, especially since there doesn’t really
seem to be that many eligible this year that I can think of. A lot of them aren’t really worthy, but after
looking over episode appearances for the year, here’s a list of those likely eligible:
Obba Babatunde (Julius), B&B
Anna Maria Horsford (Vivienne), B&B
Dee Wallace (Pat), GH
Joey Lutham (Young Luke), GH
Chloe Lanier (Young Pat), GH
Scott T. Schofield (Nick), B&B
Elizabeth Bogush (Dr. Anderson),
Jensen Buchanan (Judge Moxley),
Michael E. Knight (Dr. Simon Neville),
Grayson McCouch (Kyle Sloane), GH
Lucas Kerr (Clint), DAYS
Hiro Ambrosino (Tori Narita),
Michael Cardelle (Kyle Southern),
DAYSJanuary 14, 2016 at 3:57 am #429959
Thanks for the great list GHFan! (: Here would be my five picks for the nominees:
Obba Babbatunde, The Bold and the Beautiful
Michael Cardelle, Days Of Our Lives
Chloe Lanier, General Hospital
Joey Luthman, General Hospital
Dee Wallace, General Hospital
I also really enjoyed Hiro Ambrosino, Anna Maria Horsford, Lucas Kerr, Elizabeth Bogush – I didn’t care for Michael E. Knight’s Dr. Nevllie nor did I feel Jensen Buchanan would be a deserving nominee based on the material she was given. Why don’t I remember Nick on B&B?
Michael Cardelle’s Kyle was extremely memorable. I wish GH or Y&R would scoop him up and give him a contract role! (: Chloe Lanier and Joey Luthman also ought to get roles, how about as young doctors on GH?January 14, 2016 at 6:38 am #429960
Yeah once they clarified the rules I thought “This is Dee Wallace’s to lose.”January 14, 2016 at 8:15 am #429961
Even though this list we’ve come up with isn’t that long, there are still some really strong candidates on it, more than can be nominated. Babbatunde, Horsford, Wallace, Luthman, Lanier, Ambrosino, and Cardelle were all very good and very memorable. I guess the rule that they can only submit one episode (or I guess in the case of B&B, two back-to-back episodes?) will affect things a little. I’m trying to think if there are other characters that are basically supporting characters but not on contract who debuted in 2015.January 14, 2016 at 11:56 am #429962
Two quick things:
McCouch as Kyle Sloane is not eligible. Although he did indeed play the role
exclusively in 2015, the rules say the CHARACTER must have been introduced in
2015, not the actor. The character of Kyle Sloane was originated by Robb
Derringer in 2014. Therefore, McCouch cannot submit.
worry the academy might exclude Dee Wallace based on the fact that the
character, while not portrayed on screen, was mentioned multiple times in
dialogue by Bobbie in 1978. Does anyone know if that counts as an introduction?
She was never shown onscreen until last year, so in my view, she’s eligible,
but I don’t always hold the same view as the Academy.
said, here are my likely nominees for this category.
Wallace as Patricia Spencer, General Hospital
Babatunde as Julius Avant, The Bold & The Beautiful
E. Knight as Simon Neville, The Young & The Restless
Maria Horsford as Vivienne Avant, The Bold & The Beautiful
Ambrosino as Tori Narita, Days Of Our LivesJanuary 15, 2016 at 12:24 pm #429963
Wasn’t sure where to put this, but this seemed as good a place as any. Michelle Stafford gave an interview with Michael Fairman where she said that she did NOT submit at all for the Emmys this year because she was too busy with her new son and it fell by the wayside. She did have some good stuff last year, but at least it will open up the supporting actress category a little bit, since she definitely was a contender.January 15, 2016 at 3:14 pm #429964
Thanks for posting this, GHFan. I was going to suggest starting a thread for this year’s Emmy submissions once we start to find out who submitted which episodes/scenes and in which categories, but we have so little information right now it hardly seemed worthwhile. Unless there’s an influx of intel soon, we can probably just wait another 12 days and start a thread when we know who the prenoms are.January 17, 2016 at 7:41 pm #429965
First off, I think it’s wonderful news that the guest performer category is returning this year. But unless I’m missing something, the current rules don’t deviate much from those of last year’s, which is a real shame because if the idea of having returning performers like DAYS’s Peter Reckell (Bo) or Y&R’s Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe) be able to compete in the guest category was already nixed, then I’d have hoped that at the very least this category could be split up into female and male performers, which also didn’t come to fruition. But I guess there’s always hope for next year, right?! EmmyLoser makes a good point though; even with the rules as they stand, this is still a very competitive category. Granted, I have to re-watch the GH anniversary episode to refresh my memory specifically on the younger acting performances, as on my first viewing they really didn’t resonate much with me as being necessarily Emmy-worthy. But I can definitely see Y&R’s Michael E. Knight (Dr. Neville) scoring a very deserving nom, and perhaps also Jensen Buchanan, despite her stint as Judge Elise Moxley being short yet still very memorable. Of the DAYS performers, I’d say Hira Ambrosino (Tori) has the best chance and Michael Cardelle (Kyle) with an outside but still better shot at a nom than the GH younger acting candidates, since his work was actually featured in more than just a single episode. With these current rules in place, though, this race is already pretty much decided and will come down to the two B&B performers. Obba Babatunde (Julius) and Anna Maria Horsford (Vivienne) have both done exceptional work over the past year with the benefit of being showcased in a riveting, beautifully-written and multi-layered story arc, but I feel like the unique way that Babatunde brought to life such a complex character as Julius might give him the slight edge.
Hira Ambrosino (Tori Narita), DAYS
Obba Babatunde (Julius Avant), B&B
Jensen Buchanan (Judge Elise Moxley), Y&R
Anna Maria Horsford (Vivienne Avant), B&B
Michael E. Knight (Dr. Simon Neville), Y&R
Dee Wallace Stone (Patricia Spencer), GH
WILL WIN: Obba Babatunde (Julius Avant), B&B
SHOULD WIN: We have a TIE! Obba Babatunde AND Anna Maria Horsford (Vivienne Avant), B&B
DARK HORSE: Hira Ambrosino (Tori Narita), DAYSJanuary 18, 2016 at 5:32 am #429966
I have a strong feeling that Obba Babatunde will be in the Supporting Actor category. I think he will be eligbile there and not as Guest Actor. We will find out soon.
An aside: I found Michael E. Knight’s wrok on Y&R incredlby bland and undeserving of a nomination.