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March 30, 2017 at 1:20 pm #1202050857
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Best Supporting Actress: Lisa LoCicero (Olivia, GH)
There is a robbery at the Floating Rib and Olivia becomes protective of the engagement ring she has received from Ned. Lisa Lo is her usual funny yet poignant self in these well-acted scenes. Wally Kurth was terrific too, and Maura West was great as one of the other robbery victims, albeit one trying to keep a secret with Morgan’s medication bottle….March 30, 2017 at 3:32 pm #1202050933
Trying this one again . . .
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Days of our Lives
Best Supporting Actress
Judi Evans – Adrienne Kiriakis
Best Supporting Actor
Bryan Datillo – Lucas Horton
As Adrienne recovers from surgery, her doctor delivers good news from her biopsy, that she appears to be cancer free. Adrienne feels it’s time to tell Justin and Lucas which of them she’s chosen, but Lucas insists on speaking to her first. Lucas tells Adrienne how glad he is that she’s healthy and that he doesn’t want her to feel guilty if she chooses Justin over him. Adrienne tells him she’s chosen him, and then has to break the news to Justin. Lucas excitedly tells Anne that Adrienne chose him, to her extreme disappointment. Justin is stunned that Adrienne has chosen Lucas, and is less than receptive when Lucas says he wants to be friends.
Judi Evans continues to shine and just be so present and brilliant throughout this story. I’ve never found Bryan Datillo more effective than these scenes, where he thinks he’s bowing out gracefully and letting Adrienne be happy, wanting happiness for Adrienne more than he wants it for himself. It was quite lovely. Honorable mentions to Wally Kurth and the always enjoyable Meredith Scott Lynn.April 6, 2017 at 3:34 pm #1202058448
Thursday April 6
Elizabeth Hendrickson (Supporting Actress) and Melissa Claire Egan (Lead Actress).
The reveal of Chloe killing Adam was amazing. Both ladies did a terrific job with the confrontation. Best eppy of Y&R in a long time.April 18, 2017 at 7:47 am #1202069727
Monday, April 17, 2017
Days of our Lives
Outstanding Lead Actor – Billy Flynn
Outstanding Supporting Actress – Marcy Miller
Abigail tells Chad that he should be with Gabi and they hash it out.
I thought these 2 were really spectacular. Billy was great as always, but Marcy really held her own and delivered as well. Some of the dialogue came across silly just because some of the plot points have been ridiculous, but once you got past that, their acting shined through and was really stellar.April 24, 2017 at 9:20 am #1202075022
Nancy Lee Grahn as Alexis Davis (GH)
Alexis and Julian make love. Julian wants her to runaway with him and start a new life together. She tearfully tells him whatever they had is over and she needs to move on.
Another strong performance from Grahn. This plus her AA scenes from the beginning of the year already make her a strong contender for back to back lead noms.April 24, 2017 at 9:29 am #1202075028
Jane Elliot as Tracy Quartermaine
Ned tells Tracy she deserved a better father than Edward.
Genie Francis as Laura Spencer
Laura and Valentin have it out on the docks.
I don’t know if either of these Emmy winning vets even submits anymore, but they both delivered strong work. I’m always a sucker for any scenes about Tracy’s relationship with her parents. I was surprised by the Laura/Valentin scenes. They went in a completely unexpected direction and Francis delivered a strong, angry visceral performance I didn’t know she had in her. Nicely done on her part.April 28, 2017 at 12:01 pm #1202079146
April 27, 2017
Best Actress or Supporting Actress: Jane Elliot as Tracy Quartermaine, General Hospital
Tracy puts herself on trial while she is considering leaving town with the painting; there were plenty of flashbacks, but the new scenes were Emmy-worthy, mesmerizing, and why I absolutely love and adore this particular actress! (: I will miss her so much when she is gone from the show. Bravo, Jane, Bravo!!!!! So much range, so many different emotions and colors, and I loved the tender ending. (Seeing her Emmy-winning scene with David Lewis was a special treat!)May 15, 2017 at 10:10 pm #1202094123
Friday, May 12, 2017
Days of our Lives
Outstanding Lead Actress
Arianne Zucker — Nicole Walker
Honorable Mention — Outstanding Supporting Actress
Nadia Bjorlin — Chloe Lane
Eric’s attempts to rescue Nicole from Xander land them both in captivity. Nicole unleashes a torrent of pain and fury at Eric for causing Daniel’s death and being ultimately responsible for her predicament with Holly. Chloe visits Brady in the hospital and admits that she just couldn’t let go of Holly after carrying and giving birth to her.
AZ turned in a fantastic performance here, a real tour de force. Unfortunately, it was really unsympathetic in that, as justified as Nicole is in being upset about what happened, Eric is trying to rescue her and all she’s doing is screaming at him for what was ultimately an accident. Blaming him for dating Serena was unquestionably going too far, as that was clearly a case where she could have just minded her own business. I also found Nadia Bjorlin surprisingly good in the scenes with Brady, definitely one of the best performances I’ve seen from her.May 31, 2017 at 5:22 am #1202106876
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Best Drama Series: Y&R
Best Direction : Y&R
Best Writing: Y&R
Best Supporting Actress: Marla Adams (Dina) and Eileen Davidson (Ashley)
It is rare for an entire episode of a daytime drama to hold me enthralled throughout; this episode, with wonderful work from everybody – I esp. loved the confrontation scene between Phyllis and Dina and Ashley’s decision to allow Dina back in to her life a little bit very powerful. The cliffhanger ending: is Chloe dead or alive? Was she murdered? Superb direction, writing and production values, and everybody delivered excellent acting performances.
Best Supporting Actress: Suzanne Rogers (Maggie)
Maggie confronts Deimos. Suzanne Rogers proves once again that she is one of the greatest actresses in daytime television history! (:May 31, 2017 at 8:45 am #1202107036
Outstanding Lead Actress
Maura West as Ava Jerome
May 26 & 30
Sonny & Carly confront Ava about switching Morgan’s bipolar meds with placebo.
Maura West is the best in biz. It’s about time she finally got scenes worthy of her immense talent.June 12, 2017 at 3:07 pm #1202118730
June 12, 2017
Best Younger Actress: Hayley Erin (Kiki, GH)
Kiki is distraught that Ava has agreed to a DNR and wants to die. Hayley Erin has grown so much as an actress; I suspect it’s working with Maura West that has enabled such huge growth (: Very moving work by her. An honorable mention to the young actress now playing Josslyn: her scenes where she tries to get Carly to see how codependent and sick her relationship is with Sonny. She is terrific. And of course: Nicholas Behctel, who continues to charm as Spencer – such a breath of fresh air!
Best Supporting Actress: Vinessa Antoine (Jordan, GH)
Jordan deals with an ornery aunt, keeping T.J.’s paternity a secret. I so enjoy Jordan; Vinessa Antoine is a favorite (:June 30, 2017 at 2:50 pm #1202138476
Here are my half-year mark who I would nominate for Daytime Emmys plus who would be on my pre-nominations list for their work in the first 6 months of 2017. I had, as usual, a tougher time with the male acting categories in finding ten worthwhile nominees, and a tough time paring down the actresses to just ten. Would love to know others choices, too! (btw, I placed actors in the categories I think they belong in, just the way I see it, not necessarily in the “right” categories)
Eileen Davidson, The Young and the Restless
Nancy Lee Grahn, General Hospital
Rena Sofer, The Bold and the Beautiful
Maura West, General Hospital
Ariane Zucker, Days Of Our Lives
(5 runners-up: Camila Banus, Days; Sharon Case, Y&R; Amelia Heinle, Y&R; Mishael Morgan, Y&R; and Laura Wright, GH)
Michael Easton, General Hospital
Billy Flynn, Days Of Our Lives
Daniel Goddard, The Young and the Restless
John McCook, The Bold and the Beautiful
Freddie Smith, Days Of Our Lives
(5 runners-up: Eric Braeden, Y&R; Bryton James, Y&R; Eric Martsolf, Days; Joshua Morrow, Y&R; and James Patrick Stuart, GH)
Best Supporting Actress
Marla Adams, The Young and the Restless
Tracey E Bregman, The Young and the Restless
Jane Elliot, General Hospital
Judi Evans, Days Of Our Lives
Suzanne Rogers, Days Of Our Lives
(5 runners-up: Vinessa Antoine, GH; Judith Chapman, Y&R; Camryn Grimes, Y&R; Christel Khalil, Y&R; and Jess Walton, Y&R)
Best Supporting Actor
Bryan Datillo, Days Of Our Lives
Greg Rikaart, The Young and the Restless
Christopher Sean, Days Of Our Lives
Paul Telfer, Days Of Our Lives
Greg Vaughan, Days Of Our Lives
(5 runners-up: John Aniston, Days; Darin Brooks, B&B; Steve Burton, Y&R; Chad Duell, GH, and Alex Wyse, B&B)
Best Younger Actress
Reign Edwards, The Bold and the Beautiful
Hayley Erin, General Hospital
Josslyn Jacks, General Hospital (actress name?)
Chloe Lanier, General Hospital
Best Younger Actor
Nicholas Bechtel, General Hospital
Pierson Fode, The Bold and the Beautiful
Casey Moss, Days Of Our Lives
Tequan Richmond, General HospitalJuly 22, 2017 at 7:54 pm #1202162099
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Genie Francis as Laura Spencer
Laura continues her conversation with Sonny with regards to him helping her find Spencer. Later she runs into Valentin at the PCPD station and learns he’s been released on bail and unleashes her fury on him and estranged wife, Nina. At the docks, as she continues to let him have it, Laura is overcome with anger and assaults him.
Genie RISES when given the chance and this episode featured an amazing performance.July 27, 2017 at 5:11 am #1202166414
I had meant to site Deidre Hall (Marlena/Hattie) and Judi Evans (Adrienne/Bonnie) a few days ago. the contrast between the two pairs (Marlena/Adrienne and Hattie/Bonnie) was outstanding (:
July 26, 2017
Best Younger Actor: Nicholas Bechtel as Spencer Cassadine (General Hospital)
Master Bechtel shined as he showed up at the police station and accused Valentin of kidnapping him. He eventually admits he doesn’t know for sure. The kid is so charming and fun to watch! (:July 27, 2017 at 12:11 pm #1202166796
^^Freeman, I had also been thinking of citing Deidre Hall (Dr. Marlena Evans/Hattie Adams) and Judi Evans (Adrienne Kiriakis/Bonnie Lockhart) in supporting actress for the Monday, July 24 episode of DAYS, where Marlena and Adrienne have a heartfelt conversation touching upon, among other things, Sonny’s recent arrest for Deimos’s murder, and Hattie convinces Bonnie to agree to impersonate Adrienne in order to get revenge on Maggie. Though, I think Deidre Hall was even better on Wednesday, July 19, where Hattie practices impersonating Marlena as she and Angelica discuss their plans, while Marlena is briefly reunited with John before he leaves town again.