June 28, 2015 at 11:47 am #429503
This was harder and I am sure I have left out some wonderful actors but here is my subjective top ten:
1. Christopher Bernau (Alan Spaulding, GL) How did he never get nominated? Alan was a great character, brilliantly played – but his best years were the years in which ABC got the most nominations. One of the greatest villiains ever! (Ron Raines was great in the role too but I preferred Mr. Bernau)
2. Tuc Watkins (David Vickers, OLTL) Comedy doesn’t win and doesn’t get that much in the way of nominations either. Occasionally, David would be touching, but mostly just hilarious! A terrific actor giving glorious performances!
3. Scott Holmes (Tom Hughes, ATWT) Justin Deas and Gregg Marx won Emmys for their performances as Tom, but SH was never nominated, not even in 1992-93 when Margo was raped and Tom killed her rapist.
4. Anthony Herrera (James Stenbeck, ATWT) How is it possible that this most memorable of villains was never nominated? True, he came and went alot over the years and his storylines were often preposterous, but his acting was always superb.
5. Lane Davies (Santa Barbara). Blanking out on his characters first name, but I was always suprised he wasn’t nominated in the late 1980’s (co-star Nancy Lee Grahn won an Emmy for her work). He combined comedy and drama and created a truly memorable character.
6. Joseph Breen (three shows: ATWT, GL and Loving) – I’ve often wondered whatever became of him? Usually he played villains for a year or two and he was always memorable in his roles. He never came back to daytime after his acknowledgement of his HIV status. Where is he now?
7. Geoffrey Pierson and Daniel Hugh Kelly (Frank Ryan, Ryan’s Hope) – both actors were fantastic in the role; Mr. Pierson had the best story: the Charlotte Greer mystery. Both had tremendous chemistry with Nancy Addison’s Jillian Coleridge. Truly remarkable!
8. Don Hastings (Dr. Bob Hughes, ATWT) I suspect he was too much of a good guy and therefore was overlooked for Emmy consideration, but he certainly should have been nominated for 1990-91 during the Kim/Bob/Susan triangle storyline. I loved Dr. Bob!
9. Mark Pinter (Grant Harrison, Another World) He played a terrific villain and had chemistry with everyone.
10. Philip Carey (Asa Buchanan, OLTL) Ole Asa was FUN! Over-the-top, yes, but memorable, hell yeah!
John Aniston, Days (still eligible for his role)
Forrest Compton, The Edge Of Night
Scott Evans, OLTL (and his acting partner: can’t remember his name?)
William Fichtner, ATWT
Sean Kanan, General Hospital (was he ever nominated for this role? if so, which year?)
Christopher Marcental, Loving
Ray MacDonnell, AMC
Ryan Phillipe, OLTL
I could only come up with a few I thought deserved another nomination for another show:
William deVry, B&B
Tom Eplin, AW (nominated for his role of Jake on ATWT)
Billy Warlock, GH
(I’m sure there are others, but am blanking out on them right now!)
There are a few who I have intentionally left off this list, esp. an ‘actor’ I despised from an ABC soap. (;June 29, 2015 at 11:32 am #429505
I’ll add the following never-nominated names:
Bryan Dattilo, as Lucas Roberts, in Days of Our Lives (NBC)
James Kiberd, as Mike Donovan, in Loving (ABC)
Chris McKenna, as Joey Buchanan, in One Life to Live (ABC)
Wayne Northrop, as Rex Stanton, in Port Charles (ABC)
Tristan Rogers, as Robert Scorpio, in General Hospital (ABC)June 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm #429506
I agree with Bryan Datillo from that list of five but personally not the others…. my best female friend dated James Kiberd back in the 1980’s!
I also forgot about Nicolas Bechtel but he wasn’t submitted last year; I sure hope he makes the list this year!June 30, 2015 at 10:18 am #429507
Unbelievable that Tuc Watkins and Phil Carey were never nominated for their impecable comic relief on “One Life to Live.”
I also think it’s terrible that Sean Kanan has never been nominated for “The Bold and the Beautiful.” He should have been nominated for the Brooke-Deacon affair.
I will add Joseph Mascolo to the list, but not for playing Stefano but for playing Massimo on “The Bold and the Beautiful,” where he was really given a chance to shine and demonstrate that he can play complexity and not just a cartoon.
I’m hoping John Aniston gets his well-deserved nomination soon.
Loved the shout-out for Wayne Northrop as Rex Stanton on “Port Charles.” He was a great villain and his chemistry with wife Lynn Herring was great.
As for actors who should have been nominated for other roles: Stephen Nichols should have been nominated for “General Hospital” (he was nominated once for “Days” back in the 80s) and Ron Hale should have been nominated for “General Hospital” (he was nominated for “Ryan’s Hope”)July 2, 2015 at 4:43 pm #429508
Great List Freeman. I especially agree with Christopher Bernau, Lane Davies, and Joseph Breen. DS0816, I agree that Chris McKenna deserved a Younger Actor nod for OLTL.August 5, 2015 at 10:24 am #429509
Glad to see TUC WATKINS mentioned here. The subject of Tuc’s failure to receive a nomination was discussed by Linda Dano & another commentator on a show in conjunction with The 2006 Daytime Emmys. I cannot recall who the other commentator was, yet he/she spoke on behalf of Tuc receiving a much-deserved nomination. I believe Dano chimed in that Tuc’s performances didn’t demonstrate enough variety & range to capture the voters’ interest. Something about showing another side. At least it was nice to see Tuc’s name mentioned by someone who felt he deserved recognition.August 14, 2015 at 2:27 pm #429510
These are people that work in daytime and/or once worked in it yet still don’t have a single nomination to their name. If they’ve been nominated at least once (even for a different show than I wanted), then they aren’t on here.
All My Children
– Kate Collins, Janet
– James Kiberd, Trevor
– Michael Nader, Dimitri
– Amber Tamblyn, Emily
– Matt Bomer, Ben
One Life to Live
– Phil Carey, Asa
– Catherine Hickland, Lindsay
– Jon Paul Lavoisier, Rex
– Tuc Watkins, David
– Ben Masters, Julian
The Young and the Restless
– Stacy Haiduk, PattyAugust 14, 2015 at 4:33 pm #429511
Matt Bomer has also been robbed of a primetime Emmy for The Normal Heart, though he was nominated.August 26, 2015 at 10:48 pm #429512
I would like to ask you a question.
Does anyone believe that women of cooking is taken for granted?
In fact, I think men should go to help my son.
Although not often! Once in a while will make her feel very happy!
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