February 12, 2018 at 8:34 am #1202492469
Best Drama Series: DAYS OF OUR LIVES
Best Ensemble: DAYS OF OUR LIVES
Best Directing: DAYS OF OUR LIVES
Best Writing: DAYS OF OUR LIVES
Best Casting: DAYS OF OUR LIVES
Best Actor: (tie) BILLY FLYNN, Days Of Our Lives; and FREDDIE SMITH, Days Of Our Lives
Best Actress: DEIDRE HALL, Days Of Our Lives
Best Supporting Actor: JAMES REYNOLDS, Days Of Our Lives
Best Supporting Actress: JUDI EVANS, Days Of Our Lives
Best Younger Actor: CASEY MOSS, Days Of Our Lives
Best Younger Actress: REIGN EDWARDS, The Bold and the Beautiful
Best Guest/Limited Performer: ALISON SWEENEY, Days Of Our Lives
Lifetime Achievement: JANE ELLIOT
Legacy Award: CLAIRE LABINEFebruary 12, 2018 at 8:39 am #1202492472
Days was the big winner this year: 12 awards in 11 categories; B&B won the only other award from us.
Days won handily in the five production categories.
Casey Moss and Jane Elliot had landslide victories, with only one vote for another nominee in their categories.
One vote victories in Supporting Actor, Younger Actress, Guest/Limited and Legacy Award.
James Reynolds and Reign Edwards had come from behind victories as they were not the winners of the first round of voting.
Despite not winning any awards Y&R rebounded this year with far more votes and B&B went in the other direction.
Ask questions about either round of voting and I would be glad to answer them!
Thanks to everyone who voted this year!February 12, 2018 at 8:55 am #1202492477
Yay for Jane Elliot!!!!! So well-deserved.
Deidre Hall was wonderful last year and totally deserving of a nomination but I really thought Maura West would prevail. Surprised.
I can’t argue with James Reynolds, Judi Evans, Alison Sweeney and Casey Moss. All 4 did tremendous work this year.
I can’t say I agree with the Lead Actor and Younger Actress wins but those categories are so weak this year I can’t really complain. I guess the GH actresses cancelled each other out.February 12, 2018 at 3:57 pm #1202492727
This is a great list of winners as far as I’m concerned! Not all of them are who I voted for, but I’m very happy with these results.
It’s always interesting to me looking at the difference between our voting and the Emmys. I would guess that Deidre Hall benefited from being great in various storylines throughout the year and her snub from the Emmy prenom list. By contrast, Maura West has been prenominated for an Emmy and also is already off to a strong start for 2018. I’d love to know how close the voting in that category was. Arianne Zucker seemed like a strong contender for much of the year as well.
Probably the biggest surprise to me is Freddie Smith tying for the lead actor win.
Outside of being happy about the DAYS wins, I’m also really happy for Reign Edwards, who did a great job in that pretty terribly done story about Nicole wanting to take Lizzie from Maya and Rick.February 12, 2018 at 4:24 pm #1202492746
Deidre Hall won handily with Eileen Davidson in 2nd place, Maura West in 3rd; Ari Zucker didn’t get any votes in the final round.
The closest category was Supporting Actor; James Reynolds had a one vote win over Bryan Dattilo and Chandler Massey who had one more vote than Greg Vaughan.
Reign Edwards won by one vote over Chloe Lanier, who had handily gotten the most points in the nominating round.
Alison Sweeney had one more vote than Eileen Davidson.
13 of 16 of the actors got points in the first round; the 3 who didn’t were Maurice Benard, Eric Braeden and Thorsten Kaye. 14 of 16 of the actresses, with Sharon Case and Courtney Hope the only ones who didn’t get any points.
Judi Evans won handily, with Lauren Koslow in 2nd, Marla Adams in 3rd and Camryn Grimes in 4th.
Claire Labine had a one vote victory over Michael Zaslow for the Legacy Award.
Almost nominated: Daniel Goddard, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, Christopher Sean, Olivia Rose Keegan and Victoria Konefal – all one point shy of a nomination in the nominating round!February 13, 2018 at 8:13 am #1202493150
Thanks for the behind-the-scenes info, Freeman, and also for putting these together again! It’s cool thinking that my last-minute ballot could have turned the tides of several of the races (or in some cases fallen just short of changing the outcome). It’s a little shocking to me that Sharon Case didn’t get any votes in the nominating round! But lead actress is always such a tough category, full of great actresses with great performances. The category I found hardest to vote in was supporting actor, in both rounds. The four eventual nominees plus Christopher Sean all felt like great choices.
Can I ask about lead actor? Which ones were tied in the nominating round to get us five nominees? How close was the voting outside of the tie with the two winners in the final round? I had kind of assumed that Freddie Smith was one of the people who was tied to last place in the nominating round, so I was really surprised when he won.February 13, 2018 at 9:13 am #1202493178
The tie in the nominating round for 4th place was between Peter Bergman and Eric Martsolf. The vote was not close at all in the final round with the other three nominees only getting one or two votes each. Freddie Smith was ahead until the final two votes came in which created the tie with Billy Flynn.
Yes, EmmyLoser, you did change the outcomes in several categories! On the other hand, you were the reason that Jane Elliot did not win unanimously! (;February 13, 2018 at 3:17 pm #1202493370
Wow! Great list of winners! I’m especially happy for Deidre Hall and Judi Evans, both of whom did a great job with a full range of complex stories.
I am very surprised to see Days sweep to the degree that it did. Most of my votes were for Days, but I figured Y&R and GH would win in one category or another.
But then again, whereas some years the soaps are relatively close in quality, Days has moved into a position of being far ahead of the others, at least from my perspective (and apparently a few others too).
Thank you for doing the awards, Freeman!February 26, 2018 at 2:09 am #1202500969
A solid set of winners! Surprised we only had a single tie, assuming the same amount of votes came in this time around as opposed to the previous years.
Even though Eileen would’ve wholly deserved some recognition too (she had an incredible year of truly stellar performances both on Y&R and DAYS), it’s really nice seeing Deidre Hall awarded… and make Goldies history!
Now all we need is for Jane Elliot to give Deidre some competition by making a grand return to daytime and sweep next year’s Goldies Best Actress award!!
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