April 19, 2019 at 10:10 am #1202859097
Hey all! Since we are not getting the reels this year, I figured I would put together a list of any reel descriptions that were confirmed. Some people just have us one scene, so we can add as we know more. If you happen to see ones that are confirmed that are not listed, feel free to chime in or post clips and I will periodically update this first post so it is all in this one post.
Billy Flynn – Scene where Abby tells chad the baby isn’t his. When Chad delivers the baby in the cabin.
Tyler Christopher – At the abortion clinic with convincing Abby to keep the baby. First scenes with Kate Mansi at the mental hospital.
Peter Bergman – scenes with Eileen after the truth comes out.
Maura West – All scenes surround Kiki’s death which include the scene when she first sees her on the stretcher.
Laura Wright – Talking about Morgan and how she doesn’t like walking into her house without him there. Scenes with her daughter. Stuff in the mental hospital. Bitchy scenes with Nelle.
Marci Miller – Abby retracing her steps to see what her alters have been up to. Relaxing with chad that she killed Andre. Some scenes with Tyler Christopher (doesn’t specify which). Some stuff with crazy Abby at the mental institution.
Jacqueline Macinnes Wood
Greg Rikaart – All stuff from his second stint after he came back from the dead.
Eric Martsolf – Includes the scene at Marlena’s bedside when she is shot.
Bryton James – All scenes surrounding Hilary’s death. The final 2 scenes with her at her bedside. The scenes with Lily when he found out she was responsible. Scenes with his therapist.
Dominic Zamprogna – scenes with Max Gail in the stables when he kidnapped Avery. Scenes surrounding Nathans death. Scenes with Peter in the interrogation room when he found a out Peter was partly responsible for Nathan’s death. Last scenes with Lulu when he left the first time.
Max Gail – He only mentioned his performance with Maurice at the Nurses Ball.
Martha Madison – Scenes with Drake in DNR story. Scenes with Greg Vaughan and drake during the DNR story. Sharing thoughts with Marlena at her bedside.
Beth Maitland – speech from the Walnut Grove Reunion gifting the scholarship in Colleen’s name. Episode with the young Abbott flashbacks where she narrates. Cute scene with Kyle. Jack and her fighting when she expresses how it felt for dad to only call on of his daughters beauty. Fight scene with Ashley.
Kassie DePaiva – Breakup of the wedding with Brady. Lashing out at Ben for killing Paige.
Kyler Pettis – Waking up from the coma and discovering he’s paralyzed. All of his goodbye scenes.
Zack Tinker – 1st scenes ever where he is with his parents and tells them he’s dropping out of law school to do music. Recording with Ana where he has a panic attack when she says she wants to do a different song. Scenes where he apologizes to Ana for not standing up for her when Devon asks her to fill out forms instead of recording.
Chloe Lanier – submitted a quick clip when Carly and Nelle were in the nursery and I’m revealing I’m the one who’s been gaslighting her this whole time,” Lanier revealed. “Then with Chase on the pier, when I was trying to convince him to kill Michael for me. Then a scene with Ava — because a reel is not complete without Maura West. Then the scene where I convinced Brad to take my baby, and then the last one was Chad Duell and I where I’m trying to win Michael back over in the hospital after he’s found out all the bad things I’ve done.“
Victoria Konefal – Hungover after New Years, she lashes out at Rafe for sleeping with Sami. Scenes confiding in Kayla about her rape. Light scenes with Ben after he surprises her by fixing her bike.
Olivia Rose Keegan – Scenes involving her team up with Ben and her manipulating him. Her goodbye scenes with Theo.
Eden Mccoy – Cam admits to her that Oscar is sick and they fight. Several scenes with Oscar about their future and his treatment options and asking him why he didn’t tell her he was sick.
Kate Mansi – Her first scenes with Tyler Christopher in the mental hospital.April 19, 2019 at 4:36 pm #1202859384
Thanks for this, GHFan! I’m still steam press that I can’t watch the reels since I don’t watch the stories anymore and this was my way to see what happened in the calendar year in Genoa City, LA, Port Charles, and Salem.April 20, 2019 at 7:56 am #1202859920
Thanks for compiling this! You’re an angel!April 20, 2019 at 2:37 pm #1202860198
NATAS is setting up a password-protected portal for journalists to view the Emmys, and we’ll have access to that early this week and we will keep you posted on what we see there. Meantime, NATAS says they can’t post the eppys on line for everyone to see because they don’t have permissions to post all the reels, so they don’t want to post just a few. Here is the official response on the matter:
Unfortunately, while we understand the fan excitement this experiment generated the last few years, we will not be releasing raw submission materials to the public. After the events you cite from last year, we took a close look at how to maintain fairness in all parts of our process. We determined that making some entrants’ raw submissions available for additional scrutiny by other competitors (as a public release would), while not doing so for all entrants, creates an unfair imbalance.
In these final weeks preparing for the show, we simply do not have the production resources — nor, in many cases, the rights holders’ permission — to prepare and distribute these raw material for every category. As such, we are adopting the approach that nearly every other awards competition in our space employs.
Feel free to tell actors with concerns to reach out to me publicly, and to note that there is nothing in our rules that prevent shows or actors from sharing themselves the materials they prepared and submitted for the judges’ consideration.
President & CEO
The National Academy of Television Arts & SciencesApril 21, 2019 at 4:41 pm #1202861002
Thank you Tom for looking into the matter on our behalf and relaying the message from NATAS President Sharp! The reasons given in his letter as to why reels cannot be released this year certainly sound very plausible, and I’m glad he took the time to clarify the issue to all who were concerned.April 22, 2019 at 9:27 am #1202862004
Thank you, GHFan, for putting together this list! This is super helpful in terms of at least trying to compare what each person submitted.
And thank you, Tom, for getting us a bit more of an explanation as to why the reels aren’t being released. While I’m still incredibly disappointed at not getting to see the reels, that fact that they’ll be made available for journalists at least makes the whole thing feel less shady. And even though I’m still not sure I totally understand all of the whys behind it, I’ve had a few days to accept that we as fans aren’t entitled to view the submissions, as much as we want to, and that hundreds of posts a year on Goldderby still don’t make me an actual critic or anything.
Hopefully we can at least get a description of the other submissions before the awards are handed out!April 22, 2019 at 7:26 pm #1202862682
I’ve watched the Lead Actor and Actress Reels, and I will expand on what was already posted.
Benard: Scenes involving Mike’s Alzheimers, including one scene where Mike doesn’t recognize him; One scene during the “alternate” timeline with Dante; Nurse’s Ball Performance with Mike.
Bergman: All revolving around the paternity storyline, with Jack and Billy at the bar, Jack raging at Dina, and then Jack’s confrontation with Ashley
Christopher: Stefan taunting Chad on the stairwell; pleading with Abby at the clinic; torturing Gabi
Flynn: Confronting Abby about her pregnancy and then delivering the baby
Lindstrom: Kevin telling Franco about his past; scenes with both Kevin and Ryan in the Asylum; Imagined scene with Kevin Stabbing Laura
GH Fan nailed the descriptions of Miller, Wright, and West
Tom: Scenes involving the custody battle with Bill, both in and out of the courtroom
Wood: Steffy tells Liam about her tryst with Bill; Giving Birth; saying goodbye to Liam.April 23, 2019 at 4:07 am #1202863100
I’m gonna stick with my top three for Lead Actor…Bergman, Flynn, and Christopher even though Jon’s tape is good and lead Actress…the same…Marci and MauraApril 23, 2019 at 10:39 am #1202863513
I think it’s between Maura and Marci for Lead Actress but hoping for Marci Miller to win.
I really think Bryton and Mishael will win Supporting Actor and Actress.
I would like Peter Bergman to win Lead Actor and it could happen but it might be one of the GH actors winning.April 23, 2019 at 3:52 pm #1202863823
Looks like we have the first confirmed Emmy Reel!
Thanks Daniel Montgomery for the analysis.
Check it out on the Goldderby Homepage.
Maura West (Ava Jerome, GH)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Synopsis: Ava is in denial when Griffin (Matt Cohen) informs her that her daughter Kiki has been murdered, but she finally breaks down when she goes to the crime scene and sees that it really is Kiki in the body bag. When she wakes up surrounded by her daughter’s photos she’s distraught again when Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) reminds her that Kiki really is dead.
Next, Ava is furious with Griffin in the police station, telling him that even if he wasn’t the one who murdered Kiki, he’s still the reason Ava and her daughter never reconciled before her death. Then she has to tell her other daughter, Avery, the bad news. The last scenes on the reel are at the cemetery, where Ava rails against the other mourners, including Carly (fellow Best Actress nominee Laura Wright). She believes that Carly must be thrilled for Kiki’s death because of the part Ava played in the death of Carly’s son. It ends with a quiet moment with Ava at her daughter’s grave.April 24, 2019 at 5:54 am #1202864591
Thank you, Daniel Montgomery 🙂
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Synopsis: Tom’s scenes revolve around a custody battle between her character, Katie Logan, and her ex Bill (Don Diamont). In the first scene Katie informs Bill that his absentee parenting is unacceptable and that she is going to fight him for full custody of their son.
That’s followed by a lengthy scene in which Katie testifies at the custody hearing. She explains how much she regrets that she was forced to take legal action to protect her son, but she also admits to the judge how supportive Bill was of her decision to go through with her pregnancy in the first place even though it was life-threatening for her.
At the end of the reel, Katie has won full custody, and she finally comes to terms with Bill. She tells him that she takes no pleasure in his pain, and he commits to repairing the damage he has done to his relationship with his son. He wants to be there when Katie tells him the news about the judge’s decision.April 24, 2019 at 8:34 am #1202864716
Thanks to Daniel for these writeups, which I just saw on the main page, and StallionCity for posting them here! In the absence of actually seeing the reels, this is incredibly helpful, especially in cases where I saw the episodes. Looking forward to the rest of them.April 24, 2019 at 10:55 am #1202864967
Love love love Heather Tom’s submission choices. The scene that Daniel describes as being part of the middle section of the reel, where Katie testifies at the custody hearing, is a wonderful acting showcase for Heather, so full of subtle emotion. It was taken from the episode that aired on 10/1/18 (in which the prosecution and the defense give closing statements in the custody case) that I think would’ve also made for a great writing, directing, and perhaps drama series submission for B&B. It’s an absolute gem of a script by the one and only, Patrick Mulcahey, and Jennifer Howard did a fantastic job directing.April 24, 2019 at 8:21 pm #1202865532
Tony and I are doing full write-ups on lead and supporting. Probably no time to do individual write-ups on Younger and Guest, but I’ll try to do roundups of those categories.
I’ve now watched all the reels in lead, supporting, and younger (I’ll watch guest soon). I thought I’d share some snap judgments briefly, but take me with a grain of salt because opinions may vary. For instance, I didn’t think Lanier was very good in her reel last year, but everyone in here loved her and she won.
LEAD ACTOR: Bergman and Benard are my faves; Bergman emotes bigger, Benard is (surprisingly) subtler but more moving and has the Alzheimer’s storyline as an advantage. Lindstrom is good, but too much side-by-side twin stuff and exposition and not enough emotional character work. Christopher and Flynn are good too. I dug this category overall.
LEAD ACTRESS: West has the best reel in any category, it’s a textbook example of an Emmy reel. Tons of impact and range and a nice, full story arc. Miller went way too abstract with her DID scenes; she’s actually better in the Best Actor reels. Wright is good, but her scenes are short and don’t really build to a payoff. Tom is very good, but she doesn’t have a lot of range. MacInnes Wood is better than I expected, and she has good impact and range, but it’s a LOT of ugly-cry.
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Gail in a walk, I think, but I was surprised by how much I liked Martsolf and James’s reels. I love Rikaart, and I love him as Leo, but there isn’t much emotion in his scenes. Zamprogna is solid in his reel, but it’s short, and its biggest contribution to this category is giving Gail another good scene.
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Could be a complete toss-up. Everyone has good scenes, but no one’s reel is perfect. Anyone could plausibly win. But my favorites were Watson, Madison, and Maitland. DePaiva is really good too. Morgan disappointed me: it’s 100% deathbed stuff and it gets monotonous. Godfrey starts well but ends with drunk scenes that are kind of a snooze. But Tony watched the reels too and we disagree significantly. He likes DePaiva the best and didn’t like Madison at all. But Watson is the only actress in both of our top three, and we agree she has the single best acted scene in the category (therapy with Chandra Wilson).
YOUNGER ACTOR: Please come back, Casey Moss! I don’t know why he didn’t submit, but he could have won this just by standing upright. Heck, Tequan Richmond, Max Ehrich, and even Pierson Fode could have won this in a walk if they were still around in this category. I like Lucas Adams the best, but Tony hated his reel. Tony is going with Stitt, who I think has the best reel in terms of storyline, but his acting is a bit wobbly. In this category the female co-stars overshadow the men in every. single. reel.
YOUNGER ACTRESS: Would you believe Lanier has the shortest reel (6:33)? Just knowing offhand what kinds of storylines she had last year, she must have left a lot of good material on the table. Still, it’s my favorite reel of her three nominations, and I think she might be a notch above the others. Erin is good, but her early scenes are too short (she has a good long stretch testifying about her sexual harassment, though). Konefal is good, but her scenes don’t deliver a big impact moment. McCoy is good, but kinda one-note. I liked Keegan too, but not much emotional impact and the scenes are choppily edited. This probably could have been a walk for Lanier, but she left the door open.April 24, 2019 at 8:54 pm #1202865554
I was watching Y&R this week because of the send off to St. John and I see what you mean about how Bergman emotes. I expect him to start twirling his moustache he goes so broad. Thanks for all the reviewing and writing!
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