January 3, 2019 at 5:38 am #1202717118
It’s a new year and time for a brand new thread for us to cite the performances, directors, writers, producers who we think deserve Emmy award consideration when they deliver exceptional performances!
Last year we cited 74 different performers! Here’s hoping for a terrific year of daytime television! (:January 6, 2019 at 11:59 pm #1202723731
Thursday, January 3, 2019
The Bold and the Beautiful
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
The build-up to Friday’s 8,000th episode was extremely well done and showcases why B&B continues to be the very best in its class. That Hope and Liam’s planned Babymoon was to take place on Catalina Island amidst a gathering storm was in itself a brilliantly-conceived idea by Brad Bell, but that Hope would go into premature labor on the island (with a frantic Liam tied up on the mainland) while in the care of Dr. Reese Buckingham (and have the threads of his story converge), was nothing short of genius! Michele Val Jean also created a wonderful script infused with a lot of suspense but also some humor through the interactions of characters Matt and Kieran Cannistra. There’s always so much care and attention to detail the directors put into filming a scene, and here Cindy Popp does another marvelous job with the camerawork, especially the final sequence that leads up to Hope passing out just as she’s about to give birth.January 8, 2019 at 9:22 am #1202725753
Monday, January 7, 2018
Days of our Lives
Best Supporting Actor
Robert Scott Wilson (Ben Weston)
Best Younger Actress
Victoria Konefal (Ciara Brady)
Hope accuses Ben of kidnapping Gabi for Stefan, and Ciara asks her to leave. When Ben admits to Ciara that he did kidnap Gabi, she has trouble reconciling Ben’s aggressive and potentially violent actions toward Gabi with the way she feels about him and her having been raped by Chase. Ben is crushed by the comparison. Ciara says she cares about him and can’t tell him to quit his job, but she needs time to think about things.
I thought these two did a really good job with these scenes, and the writing for them was really strong. This is also good conflict for these two, and works better than having their obstacles be mostly Hope, Julie, etc.January 9, 2019 at 9:25 am #1202727538
Tuesday, January 8, 2018
Days of Our Lives
Tyler Christopher (Stefan DiMera)
Best Supporting Actress
Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts)
Stefan taunts Rafe over Hope’s priorities and interacts with his adversary-turned-lawyer. Kate tries to convince Chad to take back the DiMera CEO position, much to his frustration.
Both performers play brilliantly off all of their scene partners and provide beautiful emotion.January 15, 2019 at 11:26 am #1202735360
January 15, 2019
Best Younger Actor: Garen Stitt (Oliver, General Hospital)
Oliver learns that he has six weeks to eight months left to live, and his illness will get worse and worse for him. He gets upset and cries genuine earned tears, ably assisted by his mother (Tamara Braun). I don’t know where they are going with this story but the acting has been a pleasure to watch, and Master Stitt has been delivering strong performances.January 21, 2019 at 11:45 am #1202742053
January 21, 2019
Best Actor (or Supporting Actor): Jon Lindstrom (Ryan, General Hospital)
Best Supporting Actress: Genie Francis (Laura, General Hospital)
Ryan reveals who he really is to a stunned Lulu, he then stabs her but is surprised when she survives, he goes to attack her again when he suddenly has an attack, he stumbles out to the elevator and when he gets off the elevator he tells Ava and Carly that he is blind.
Laura is grief-stricken as her daughter Lulu has been stabbed, she is overwhelmed with emotions, she is at the hospital by Lulu’s bedside.January 23, 2019 at 11:56 am #1202745734
January 23, 2019
Best Actress: Kirsten Storms (Maxie, General Hospital)
Understated beautiful performance as Maxie visits Nathan’s grave and has a conversation with Peter about her grief. Just wonderful (: Wesley Ramsey (Peter) ably assists.
Nice performances from Genie Francis, Jon Lindstrom, Michelle Stafford, Scarlett Fernandez, and Maura West as well today.January 24, 2019 at 1:13 pm #1202747112
January 24, 2019
Best Actor: Roger Howarth (Franco, GH)
Best Supporting Actress: Rebecca Herbst (Liz, GH)
Franco and Liz discuss the possibility that Aiden might be a gay kid. This scene was achingly beautiful: superbly written and acted! With the new rules of finding your best 15 minutes of material, Roger Howarth and Rebecca herbst would be wise to utilize this short yet incredibly effective scene! (:January 26, 2019 at 2:15 am #1202749058
January 25, 2019
Best Supporting Actress: Genie Francis (Laura, General Hospital)
Laura is at Lulu’s bedside distraught over Lulu’s condition. The emotions, the acting choices that Genie has been making are astonishing. Truly beautiful performances from this legendary actress! (:January 30, 2019 at 5:36 pm #1202755984
January 30, 2019
Best Actor; Jon Lindstrom (Kevin and Ryan, General Hospital)
Ryan visits Kevin in the psych ward and taunts him after he wakes up and Kevin finds that he is blind. Kevin is furious to learn that Ryan has attempted to murder Lulu. Ryan asks Kevin about Dr. Cabot and learns that Kevin had met with him to talk about a study Dr. Cabot was conducting about identical twins. Jon Lindstrom is doing a great job playing both characters!February 1, 2019 at 11:49 am #1202758217
February 1, 2018
Best Actress: Maura West (Ava, General Hospital)
Ava goes to Olivia and begs her to use her psychic powers to reveal who Kiki’s murderer is. She then goes to Lulu and tries to get her to remember who attacked her. Maura’s display of Ava’s grief was beyond good. Ably assisted by Lisa LoCicero and Genie Francis, these scenes showcased Maura’s formidable acting skills!February 20, 2019 at 11:34 am #1202782741
February 20, 2019
Best Actor: Jon Lindstrom (Kevin and Ryan, General Hospital)
Best Actress or Supporting Actress: Genie Francis (Laura, General Hospital)
Laura wakes up in the basement at Ferncliff with Kevin by her side. Ryan is in the room. Laura and Kevin reunite, she learns that he is blind, Ryan has her call Lulu to tell her she won’t be coming to court (Franco is on trial for murder) – Ryan goes to court and meets up with Ava. Kevin and Laura continue their reunion.
Honorable mention: Roger Howarth (Franco, General Hospital) – he goes ahead and pleads guilty to all charges, as part of his dopey plan with Jordan to flush out the real killer (boy, is this going to go awry, at least for awhile!)…February 28, 2019 at 11:41 am #1202799063
February 27, 2019
Best Actor: Roger Howarth (Franco, General Hospital)
Best Actor: Jon Lindstrom (Ryan, General Hospital)
Franco tells “Kevin” about his and Jordan’s plan to lure the murderer, Ryan stabs him and tells him he is Ryan! The two have been doing amazing acting performances throughout the past several weeks.
Honorable mentions to everybody else in the episode, esp. Rebecca Herbst, Maura West, Kin Shriner, Emme Rylan, William Lipton! (:
The show has been incredibly well acted lately!March 7, 2019 at 4:47 am #1202807457
March 6, 2019
Best Directing: General Hospital
These episodes this week have been incredibly well directed. Yesterday’s show went from the hospital, to Charlie’s Pub, a motel near Niagara Falls – it moved expertly and packed one emotional wallop after another! The directors (and writers and producers and actors) have done an amazing job throughout the Ryan story the past several weeks!March 11, 2019 at 11:37 am #1202812588
March 11, 2019
So many great performances in one episode of General Hospital! Maura West (Ava), Genie Francis (Laura), Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), Roger Howarth (Franco) and Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth) all gave stellar performances they could add to their Emmy reels. I also enjoyed the Ashford family scenes.
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