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  • Jw79bull
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    #1203017390

    https://tvline.com/2019/08/09/daytime-emmys-combine-younger-actor-actress-category/

    I mean this make sense..Less Fillers, and maybe we can get a solid 8-9 people nominated next year…

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    I am against this 100%. It’s a slippery slope, look at what has happened with the Grammys, combining male and female vocal categories. Eventually they will decide to combine the lead and supporting acting categories too. I am really against this. I don’t think it’s a matter of “filler” but more that the panelists do a bad job of judging the reels. We have had really awful winners in these categories, yes, but it’s the blue ribbon panelists fault and has nothing to do with gender or too few soaps (they could limit the nominees to four instead of five with so few entrants, fine).

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    Why not just get rid of the entire category, and make those acts compete is the other acting categories just like at the Primetime Emmys? A gender neutral category is useless.

    The Younger Acting categories have been crap since the late ’00s. Good riddance!

    Digital drama actors should compete with Daytime drama actors as well. They don’t separate the two at the Primetime Emmys.

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    victornewman
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    Totally agree. Just get rid of the categories and let the better young actors compete with the old folks. The best ones (Jennifer Finnigan, Jonathan Jackson, et al) would have always been competitive, even when more soaps were airing.

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    syrus80
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    I don’t like this. I am not a fan of how the Grammys do this and I think it’s an awful idea for the Daytime Emmys.

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    I am against this 100%. It’s a slippery slope, look at what has happened with the Grammys, combining male and female vocal categories.

    The Grammys has not suffered from it… at all.

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    FreemanGriffin
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    I respectfully disagree. I don’t like that there are no longer “Best R&B Vocal, Female” or “Best Country Vocal, Male”, etc., etc. So we simply don’t see it the same way. I actually don’t like that Guest Performer is mixed gender either. I want Eden McCoy to compete with Victoria Konefal, Olivia Rose Keegan and Katelyn MacMullen, and Garen Stitt to compete with William Lipton, Lucas Adams and Casey Moss. Combining them does not please me, but it is a fait accompli. I just hope they don’t go with just one lead acting and one supporting acting category in the future. Of course with the idiotic choices the blue ribbon panels made last year it’s all a moot point anyway I suppose.

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    I respectfully disagree. I don’t like that there are no longer “Best R&B Vocal, Female” or “Best Country Vocal, Male”, etc., etc. So we simply don’t see it the same way.

    It’s not about an opinion or how I “see it”. It’s about fact. The ratings have not been affected, nor has anyone (gender, race or otherwise) been left behind. It’s been 8 years since the combination and it has not had a negative effect on the Grammys.

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    I preferred when there were different winners, say Aretha Franklin and Al Green, or Emmylou Harris and George Jones for the Grammys. I see it from an historicity perspective and don’t care about the ratings, and YES it has left the ones of a different gender behind who haven’t won Grammys due to the change. I would vastly prefer say for Eden McCoy and Garen Stitt (my actual picks) or Olivia Rose Keegan and William Lipton or Katelyn MacMullen and Lucas Adams to win Younger Actress and Younger Actor Emmys – two of them – instead of one. I believe this policy is a slippery slope.

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    YES it has left the ones of a different gender behind who haven’t won Grammys due to the change.

    Nope, you’re incorrect. Each field is perfectly balanced and diverse as far as winners and nominees. For example, Lalah Hathaway became a Grammy favorite once the categories were combined. Before then, she only obtained one prior nomination. That’s why the change at the Grammys is eight seasons deep already. Otherwise, the committee would have backtracked quickly if the voters showed any biases or left artists behind.

    The effect is greatly overstated, and the acting categories at the Daytime Emmys are almost on their way out anyway. You may not like it, but you’re exaggerating its effect.

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    ^can we agree to disagree? I see it quite differently than you and that’s o.k. with me.

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    I voted NO. Keep both the younger actor and actress categories.

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    If they are going to keep the younger category then this is good news because there have been so few submissions in those categories. However, I do think they should get rid of the younger categories altogether and have them compete in lead or supporting.

    As for the Grammys, it has been great that they combined the male and female categories. For too long, they had horrible filler nominees.

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    Also per an update to the article: this is only under consideration. They haven’t come to a decision yet.

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