January 27, 2016 at 11:12 am #430181
1. CHRISTOPHER SEAN, Days Of Our Lives
Lots of disappointments: no prenoms for John Aniston, Bryan Datillo, Greg Vaughan or Robert Scott Wilson ): So CS is my winner by default. He did great work, esp. the therapy scenes with Marlena.
2. JACOB YOUNG, The Bold and the Beautiful
Belongs in lead, terrific best of career work in 2015, esp. opposite Karla Mosley. He will likely win.
3. DARIN BROOKS, The Bold and the Beautiful
I just love DB! The category is so poor he lands in #3!
4. WALLY KURTH, Days Of Our Lives
It would be nice to see him get his first acting nomination. Excellent work with JE this year.
5. GREG RIKAART, The Young and the Restless
Nice scenes with Camryn Grimes and with Elizabeth Hendrickson
6. BRYTON JAMES, The Young and the Restless
Hated the storyline, but he’s always very solid.
7. SEAN CARRIGAN, The Young and the Restless
Solid but not Emmy-worthy.
8. DOMINIC ZAMPROGNA, General Hospital
Soapy storyline but he’s very meh for me.
9. STEVE BURTON, The Young and the Restless
Really a lead, he underwhelms me.
10. SEAN BLAKEMORE, General Hospital
Again, meh for me, not very compelling ):
(I have the feeling this category won’t go well, I’m only really enamored with emmy wins for Sean or Young).January 27, 2016 at 10:07 pm #430183
^^ Sums it up perfectly.
January 28, 2016 at 12:44 pm #430184
No Bryan Dattilo.
And Bryan Craig is still slumming in younger actor thanks to qualifying age.
I suggest these two:
January 28, 2016 at 8:03 pm #430185
- Bryton James, for touchingly soldiering through a narrow love story (narrow in terms of the scope his series has in presenting storylines for actors/characters who are not white), The Young and the Restless (CBS)
- Christopher Sean, who shines and is generally very interesting to watch (even when given too little), Days of Our Lives (NBC)
I’ll go with Jacob Young where is Chad D or Robert S Wilson??January 30, 2016 at 1:48 pm #430186
Sean Blakemore, Steve Burton, Sean Carrigan, and Dominic Zamprogna are all low-key performers that are unlikely to garner award recognition. Burton did it once, but with material that was more complex than his stories in 2015.
In the middle of the pack, Bryton was engaging in a year-long front-burner performance. He may earn his first nomination in this category. Greg Rikaart is always dynamic, but lacks the substantive material. Wally Kurth pulled double duty on GH and Days. He is nominated for Days, where he shared some touching scenes with Judi Evans and Freddie Smith.
Darin Brooks is arguably the strongest actor in the bunch. He is so believable and sells every scene. Jacob Young did his career-best this year as Rick on B&B. Christopher Sean was outstanding as the third wheel in the saga of Will and Sonny on Days.
1. Christopher Sean, Days
2. Jacob Young, B&B
3. Darin Brooks, B&B
4. Wally Kurth, Days
5. Bryton James, Y&R
6. Greg Rikaart, Y&R
7. Sean Carrigan, Y&R
8. Steve Burton, Y&R
9. Dominic Zamprogna, GH
10. Sean Blakemore, GHFebruary 2, 2016 at 9:21 am #430187
These rankings are a little tricky for me, having seen so much more DAYS and GH than Y&R and B&B over 2015, but I’ve got opinions nonetheless, so here we go. The Daytime Emmy rulebook implied that they would try for five nominees in a category as long as there were enough entrants (something like seven or more), unless there’s a tie, so I went with that in mind.
I’d Rather Not:
With respect, none of these four have made me think “Emmy!” at any point in the past year.
As has been noted, the Winters family has been a mess for a while, and Devon as a character has been a mess for even longer, but I thought Bryton James played his storyline very well. Wally Kurth is a great presence on screen and hasn’t shied away from playing to Justin’s less appealing qualities, at times cold, vindictive, kind of mean, but also helped him ultimately be caring and sympathetic.
Greg Rikaart and Darin Brooks are both great actors who bring a spark to any scene they’re in, and if I’m watching any scene with them, I’m almost always more focused on them than whoever else is there. Both command attention without demanding it. Jacob Young handled his storyline really nicely and certainly deserves to be recognized for his work in 2015. Christopher Sean really impressed me with his performances throughout the year as Paul bounced from one awkward or tricky situation to another, usually with a confident exterior hiding uncertainty and self-doubt.
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