Eileen Davidson vs. Heather Tom for Best Actress at Daytime Emmys? Forum posters say …

The 2014 Daytime Emmy acting reels have been made available for public viewing online, and it looks like Best Actress might be a face-off between five-time Emmy-winner Heather Tom (“The Bold and the Beautiful“) and Emmy-less veteran Eileen Davidson (“Days of Our Lives“). The nominees are as follows (click each actor’s name to watch their submissions):

Daytime Emmy nominees reveal episodes submitted to judges

Eileen Davidson, “Days of Our Lives
Katherine Kelly Lang, “The Bold and the Beautiful
Heather Tom, “The Bold and the Beautiful”
Arianne Zucker, “Days of Our Lives”

Like last year, Tom has submitted a powerhouse episode, and may be tough to beat for her third consecutive Best Actress Emmy, but fan-favorite Davidson stands out with a villainous performance that gives her a range of emotions to play (bitter defeat, rage, petty revenge). Most of our forum posters are torn between the two and are hashing it out in our forums:

OLTLfan: “Phenomenal reel [from Tom]. The only drawback I see is that if Tom wins, she’ll break the record of most consecutive lead actress wins and tie Erika Slezak’s record of most Emmy wins for an actress (although Tom’s aren’t all in lead like Slezak’s). If Emmy voters are aware of that, then I could see them deciding to give Tom a break this year and looking elsewhere.”

FreemanGriffin: “[Davidson’s] Kristen DiMera was magical – she had chemistry with … pretty much everyone on the show, and she delivered. Her Emmy reel has everything – I remember when I watched those scenes last May thinking she will win her first Emmy.”

Scoopster: “Without a doubt, Davidson wins the reel race for me.  The range displayed in her reel was phenomenal and IMO firmly outshines the other 3 actresses in their reels.”

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Allan: “This is Tom’s category and the one I would bet the most points on in my predictions. I don’t care if Heather has 100 Emmys, the judging should be done on what is on the reel they submitted and IMHO, Tom’s is by far the best, tho if I had to choose a spoiler it would be [Arianne Zucker].”

SummerSoap31: “Heather Tom is a genius at picking Emmy reels. What a performance and completely Emmy worthy. Then we have Eileen Davidson who made ‘Days of Our Lives’ last year the best soap and in my opinion will win the Emmy again for best show.”

montana82: “Eileen should win but Heather will.  Her reel and performance feels like the last couple reels of hers that I watched (which won her the Emmy).”

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Do you think Tom or Davidson will win? Can Katherine Kelly Lang or Arianne Zucker pull off an upset? Make your prediction below, and join the discussion in our forums:

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