Daytime Emmy reels: Jason Thompson (‘GH’) makes painful choice at Christmas in Best Actor scenes

The Daytime Emmy reels for Best Actor are available for viewing online. I’ve watched all five. Can four-time nominee Jason Thompson (“General Hospital“) overcome another onslaught of “Young and the Restless” stars?

Watch his rivals’ reels:
Peter Bergman, Doug Davidson, Christian LeBlanc, and Billy Miller

Length of Reel: 10:13

Synopsis: Patrick Drake (Thompson) has a difficult decision to make when his wife (Emmy-winner Kimberly McCullough) returns from the dead. He makes a difficult decision to leave his new love, Sabrina (Teresa Castillo), and reunite with the woman he thought he lost.

Analysis: Last year, Thompson competed against Doug Davidson (“Y&R”) with a subtle performance, but it didn’t pay off. This year’s reel is also subtle, but he is extremely expressive in close-ups. The episode is also much longer, so while he doesn’t demonstrate as much range as some of his competitors, he gets to play out a fuller emotional arc, a distilling of an entire unfolding storyline in just 10 minutes. And with its uplifting ending, he takes the viewer from tears of heartache to tears of joy.

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