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  • OLTLfan
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    Lead Actor Reels are up!

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    VinceT
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    One great memorable reel out of the five.

    1. James Reynolds

    The best performance in this category (by far) and a slam dunk winning submission. A truly emotional convincing performance with a very uplifting beautiful ending. James brought the anger, pain, tears, understanding, and forgiveness. I can’t even imagine how he doesn’t win his first emmy award. The other four didn’t even come close to this high level quality. Great reel.

    2. Michael Easton

    The first three minutes with Finn going through the withdrawals was very good. The middle stuff is way too short and didn’t build into much of anything. Easton should have submitted more from that withdrawal episode with Budig or when Finn was left at the altar by Hayden. I really liked scene with Hughes at the very end. A tearful heartbroken man that lost his girlfriend and baby. I thought this was a good reel for the most part, but should’ve ran longer cause there was more solid material.

    3. John McCook

    I really liked the scene where Eric disowned Ridge in the manner he did. A father saying a final goodbye as tears rolled down his son’s face. Sadly, this reel was just too short for my liking, and ended so abruptly right when it picked up steam. McCook should have included the excellent scene when Eric confronted Quinn in private over her fling with Ridge. I think this reel had a powerful moment, but wanted something extra added to this.

    4. Peter Bergman

    Disappointing! I liked the last four minutes when Jack was ripping Billy a new one, but the first eight minutes did very little for me. Peter had better scenes to submit than this from last year. This did not have enough from Dina’s Alzheimer’s story or the family fued with Ashley over Jabot at Christmas. This was just an okay reel to me with the end being the best. I excepted so much more given all of the drama that went on in Jack’s life.

    5. Billy Miller

    Disappointing and Flat! I just got nothing from this reel outside of some nice scenes in the first few minutes. The rest of the way it was your average standard ho-hum work and as a whole didn’t have one standout moment like the other four actors. Billy was missing those key tears in Jason sitting by Sam’s bedside that you saw from James when Abe was sitting by Theo’s bedside. This is another case of poor selection in this category. Billy should have went with the more dramatic stuff before/after it was revealed that his Jason was really Drew. We don’t see Drew outside of Sam in the aftermath of that reveal. I remember some far better scenes with Monica, Sonny, Liz, Jake and Danny that packed a bigger punch. I do like this actor, but this reel fell so short.

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    Berlin2002
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    AAAAAGGGGGHHHHH!!!! I’d posted a detailed analysis of my predictions. When I re-read it, I found a syntax error. Went to hit ” Edit ” but hit ” Delete ” by mistake. Criminy! It was to long and detailed to repeat so I’ll just give a Reader’s Digest version.

    History will be made on Emmy night/day. Past Best Actor winners Al Freeman Jr. and Darnell Williams will have company because James Reynolds of Days Of Our Lives will make history as the third African American actor to win Best Actor. Some will argue that it was certainly time for it or it was the PC thing to do and to that I call BS. James Reynolds will win because he gave the best performance among the nominees. He’s extraordinary. Gives a tour de force as a grieving father wrestling with a crisis of forgiveness.

    I’m tend to be long winded in my writing and I have neither the time nor energy to rewrite my lost post. Here’s my rankings:

    5.) Billy Miller -GH.

    4.) Peter Bergman – Y & R

    3.) Michael Easton – GH

    2.) John McCook – B & B – I will say this much, were it not for James Reynolds, McCook would easily win.

    1.) ” And the Emmy goes to…” James Reynolds DOOL…there is no way he’s losing.

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    FreemanGriffin
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    just finished all five reels; four are wonderful and one is monotonous.

    1. Peter Bergman – I am not a fan of his; his reel has it all: humor in the beginning and the crucial scene with Dina and Ashley that will win him his fourth Emmy (I am predicting he will win). Eileen Davidson was great too. The scene with Billy at the end ought to have been the scene under the Christmas tree that Marla Adams had in her reel.

    2. John McCook – I had two favorite scenes in the reels and JM’s 2nd scene was one of them, where he renounced his son Ridge. Powerful! But the other scene was only so-so imo, very good but not Emmy good.

    3. Michael Easton – his first scene was the other best scene I saw in these five but the other two scenes didn’t add up to Emmy for me. But that first addiction scene, yowzers!

    4. James Reynolds – I felt a sameness throughout his reel. I guess it depends on how you feel about Abe and he has never been a favorite of mine. I certainly wouldn’t be upset if he were to win, despite the category fraud, but I would prefer the other 3 mentioned to win this year. I wasn’t as moved as I ought to have been.

    5. Billy Miller – why didn’t he submit the scenes that Hudson West submitted in his reel? He did far superior work in the kid’s reel than in his own! I was bored, couldn’t wait for his reel to be over, which is not the way one should feel while watching an Emmy reel.

    I think Peter Bergman is going to win, but who knows? The pesky panelists are strange beings who are not rational in their choices!

    On a side note, I noticed how great the music is in all of the Days Emmy reels this year, really enhanced the scenes.

    On another side note, the three very best reels i saw of all of them are Casey Moss, Chandler Massey and Nancy Lee Grahn’s.

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    James Reynolds could NOT have submitted a better reel…he had everything…shock, anger, sadness, despair, acceptance, forgiveness…his reel told a solid start-to-finish story about Theo’s shooting. His reel summed up in one word: RANGE. He should win this Emmy by a landslide…Reynolds is a seasoned performer in this industry who has worked across multiple soaps who has yet to pick up a Emmy. He has 3 previous deserving nominations and this reel is his crowning jewel. The Emmy MUST go to James.

    His ONLY competition (reel wise) is John McCook (B&B).

    1) Reynolds (DAYS)
    2) McCook (B&B)
    3) Bergman (Y&R)
    4) Easton (GH)
    5) Miller (GH)

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    Tony Ruiz
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    Where are they posted?

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    OLTLfan
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    The Daytime Emmys Facebook page has the link.

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    Billy Miller. Not impressed. Conventional work.

    Michael Easton. Taped to a chair to address drug addiction? Silly. Not a strong enough performance to overcome the ludicrous script.

    John McCook. Good work but suffers from comparison with scene partner Thorsten Kaye who is much better in the reel than McCook.

    Peter Bergman. The idea of a rather “seasoned,” sixty plus year old man embarrassed to find himself in bed nude with an undesirable woman is pretty funny. Bergman played it well. Unlike Easton, he took a silly script and gave it power. He is my second choice. A distant second choice.

    James Reynolds knocks it out of the park. Much to my chagrin, his tape make me weep. Not tear up. Weep. Big racking sobs. He deserved his Emmy.

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    4. James Reynolds – I felt a sameness throughout his reel. I guess it depends on how you feel about Abe and he has never been a favorite of mine. I certainly wouldn’t be upset if he were to win, despite the category fraud, but I would prefer the other 3 mentioned to win this year. I wasn’t as moved as I ought to have been.

    While I respect your opinion, I also don’t understand it. You went hard for Tyler Christopher (so did Emmy voters) for the same exact reel. He showed no more range than Reynolds did here. And Reynolds isn’t a “category fraud.” He’s a 30+ year Days vet who dominated the storyline he was in, and this storyline was a much bigger one than the one Tyler won for…

    As far as preference, I think James Reynolds should win his first over Peter Bergman winning his fourth. If anything, Bergman should have won his fourth last year.

    I’m hoping the Emmys are not boring this year and go with Reynolds.

    Rankings:
    1. Reynolds
    2. McCook
    3. Bergman
    4. Miller
    5. Easton

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    FreemanGriffin
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    I disagree that Tyler Christopher had the exact same reel; watch it again, he has way more emotions and is far more moving, at least for me. These reels are subjective, we sometimes bring years of watching the character and actor to our assessment. I am a bigger James Reynolds fan than a Peter Bergman fan, I just liked Bergman’s reel better. I would be happy if any of my top four were to win int his category.

    James Reynolds is a supporting player on Days imo. We will never know but he may have won in that category this year.

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    Tony Ruiz
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    Bergman’s reel was subpar, even for Bergman, who should have won last year. Jack comes off like a creep in the scenes with Billy, and in the other scenes he is out-acted by his leading ladies. He’s not winning, particularly if he couldn’t win with last year’s reel.

    Reynolds is winning this easily. It’s not even close. Easton is ok, but the end of the reel is both confusing and anti-climactic. Miller’s reel is so one note. Sad about Sam. Sad about being Drew. Sad about Sam wanting to be with Drew. Boring.

    The dark horse here is McCook. Yes, it’s a short reel. But it’s almost all him. His long monologue at the end is devastating. I wish he had submitted additional scenes that would make him more competitive.

    But then there’s Reynolds. When these scenes aired I knew he was winning. Such range, depth. A complete arc for his character. Ends on an uplifting note. It’s a perfect submission.

    1. Reynolds
    2. McCook
    3. Bergman
    4. Miller
    5. Easton

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    OLTLfan
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    With 1 undeniable exception, what a pitiful group of reels!

    Bergman gives his usual overly-theatrical performance. But this time he’s completely out acted by Judith Chapman, Gina Tognoni, Eileen Davidson (why didn’t she put these scenes on her reel?) & Jason Thompson (why wasn’t he nominated instead of his onscreen brother?). Just embarrassing.

    I’ve never seen Easton so animated. He comes alive with Budig & Hughes and actually tries for once. He’s solid but I wouldn’t give him an Emmy for it.

    I’ve never seen Miller so sleepy. He completely sleepwalks through his reel. He’s such a fantastic actor that even on autopilot he’s still pretty good but I wouldn’t give him an Emmy for it.

    McCook’s short reel makes two things perfectly clear- he’s an amazing actor and he’s supporting. His scene kissing off Ridge was glorious. If the reel was longer, he might have been able to get away with the category fraud and pull off the win. But he’ll have to settle for runner up.

    Reynolds reel is how you do a theatrical performance. He’s got a ton of range. I especially loved him going in hard on Jennifer and then later forgiving JJ. Just fantastic work. He’s clearly the winner.

    1. Reynolds
    2. McCook
    3. Miller
    4. Easton
    5. Bergman

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    GoMe91
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    I’m like Issa Rae. I’m rooting for everybody black lol

    Personal Ranking:

    1. James Reynolds – best put together reel out of all the nominees in every other category. It literally told a full story with a beginning middle and end
    2. Michael Easton – first scene was fire
    3. John McCook – only other acceptable winner
    4. Billy Miller
    5. Peter Bergman

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    5. Michael Easton (Finn,GH) The first scene is good but the rest is bland.

    4. Billy Miller (Jason/Drew,GH) I loved this tape. It was full of emotion. I just didn’t care for the rewritten history​,which GH often does. The scenes with Sam were marvelous.

    3.John McCook (Eric,B&B) Both scenes were acted brilliantly by McCook. Especially him telling Ridge he can no longer be his son. I wish he had picked more scenes to put on his reel. He had lots to choose from. For what it’s worth the tape is good.

    2. Peter Bergman (Jack,Y&R) As usual Bergman picks another good reel. My favorite scene was with him.and Billy in the park arguing as usual. I would love for him to win but not this year.

    1. James Reynolds (Abe,Days) This reel had me crying. Reynolds taps into Abes hurt and pain and develops a convincing performance of a man who is tremendously hurt by his sons shooting. He had great scene partners in Melissa Reeves, Casey Moss, Sal Stower, Kristian Alfonso, and Kyler Pettis (who I miss at Days). This reel wasn’t Over the top. The range was just right. If he loses the voters need their eyes checked. This was the best out of all the reels. He should win easily.

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    I have bween thinking all along that it is Bergman vs. Reynolds; it will be interesting to see if either of them wins. We all have to remember that almost nobody predicted Scott Clifton – who I believe was 4th in the predictions – last year. So we never know until the envelope is opened! Personally I would have chosen Freddie Smith for Best Actor of 2017; it’s all subjective!

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