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  • EmmyLoser
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    The air has turned chilly, every store is having the best sale, and your favorite daytime performers are looking for suggestions of what to submit for their Emmy reels. That’s right, guys! Daytime Emmy season is upon us!

    I just perused the various rules and important dates, all of which are available for download here, and in terms of the traditional soap categories, not much has changed.

    Lead and supporting performers still submit up to four minutes of material from up to two episodes for pre-nom consideration, to be voted on by their peers, this year due by December 15th. Depending on whether the calendar document or the rule book and submission guidelines are correct, pre-noms are to be announced either January 24th or 25th. Pre-nominated performers submit up to 20 minutes of material from up to four episodes by February 14th to be considered for a nomination and a win, which will be determined in the same round of panel voting. The deadline for younger performers to submit their 20-minute reels is January 5th. Guest performers (again, no one who has previously appeared in their submitted role before 2017 is eligible) must submit a single episode by January 5th.

    Nominations are scheduled to be announced March 21st, with the creative arts and main ceremonies to be held April 27th and 29th, respectively.

    There’s a lot more information on the site, most of it repetitive of previous years, but there are some interesting bits like additional deadlines for judging, etc., and a big expansion of categories for the Digital Daytime Dramas. All very exciting.

    If you have any particular episodes or scenes you want to scream about so that a performer or show knows to consider them, now is the time! Deidre Hall was asking for suggestions earlier today on Twitter.

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    FreemanGriffin
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    Thanks for the information (: I am happy that there will be a short period between the nominations and the awards.

    As for Deidre Hall, there are so so so many, but I absolutely loved the scene between Hope and Hattie where Hattie is exposed and Hope – with Hattie’s help – “reads” (tells) her her rights. That might be a good reel for a pre-nomination; she simply has too many scenes to choose from. I actually want her to win this year (:

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    Leon94
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    Which talk shows could be nominated at next year’s Daytime Emmys? The following categories I’m talking about are Entertainment Talk Show, Informative Talk Show, Entertainment Talk Show Host & Informative Talk Show Host.

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    FreemanGriffin
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    I do wish they would have a minimum appearances rule for the Lead Actor and Lead Actress categories, to prevent the category fraud that resulted in Jess Walton, Peggy McCay and Tracey Bregman Lead Actress nominations in years in which they hardly made any appearances. Their reels were fine, of course, but they ought to have been forced to submit in Supporting Actress imo… I also wish they would change the Guest Performer Emmy, to include returning characters/actors, with a maximum number of appearances to determine if they truly are a “Guest Performer” for the year. (All of my favorites this year have been from Days, which has done a phenomenal job with bringing back memorable characters/actors who are Emmy-worthy in short-term roles!).

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    OLTLfan
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    So exciting. I can’t wait to see who submits where. I hope Maura West submits this year. I hope Arianne Zucker, Rebecca Budig & Jane Elliot submit even though they’re already off their shows. I wonder where borderlines like NLG, Deidre Hall, Judi & Mary Beth Evans submit.

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    Laura Wright, Kelly Monaco & Maura West are definitely Lead. Jane Elliot, Finola Hughes, Michelle Stafford, Rebecca Herbst & Budig are definitely supporting. Grahn could go either way. I wish McCullough, Charleson and Zeman could go guest.

    DAYS
    Zucker & Miller are definitely lead. Sweeney and Davidson are definitely supporting. Everybody else is borderline. I’d place Alfonso & Koslow supporting, Hall lead and Judi & Mary Beth Evans could go either way. And they all have tapes strong enough to win!

    I don’t follow Y&R and B&B enough to say for sure. But I’m sure Heather Tom, Gina Tognoni, Jess Walton & Tracey Bregman will be able to piece together reels strong enough to steal spots from the more deserving candidates on DAYS & GH. And Davidson might be able to pull off a double nom between Y&R (lead) and DAYS (supporting).

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    Jw79bull
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    4 damn minutes????? damn it couldn’t be 10 mins

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    EmmyLoser
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    Yeah, the pre-nom round can be so tricky. Someone could have a year full of really great work that just won’t come across in four minutes and miss out on a pre-nom, especially if that person is on a show with a smaller cast. The popularity contest nature of the pre-nom round (sure, voters are, I believe, required to watch, or at least play on their computer, all of the clips in a category before voting, but it’s obviously much easier to vote for a person on your own show than one on another show), with pretty much all the actors being eligible to vote, could skew things.

    It seems like many daytime performers prefer to pick a category and stick with it on a fairly permanent basis unless a major shift forces them to move, which is by you get people like Jess Walton or Tracey Bregman showing up in the lead category in years where they don’t play a lead role. There are others, like Kristian Alfonso, who generally will either submit in lead or not at all, which an interesting approach. One theory basically says that if you’re a lead actress you’re a lead actress no matter how much or how little screentime you got, and the other suggests that a lead character remains a lead character even if that character hasn’t had a year that produced much Emmy-worthy material. People like Nancy Lee Grahn and Finola Hughes seem the less common case of people who tend to evaluate the year and decide accordingly. Though, really, on GH the roles don’t change much anyway. Laura Wright, Kelly Monaco and Maura West are always leads, and almost any other actress on the show falls to supporting.

    Where DAYS is concerned, by guess is that Deidre Hall, Arianne Zucker, Mary Beth Evans and Kristian Alfonso will all submit in lead actress, with supporting actress getting Marci Miller, Judi Evans, Lauren Koslow, Vanessa Williams, Sal Stowers and Camila Banus, as well as any of the sometime submitters like Suzanne Rogers and Melissa Reeves and any of the many limited and short-term returning actresses who’ve been on this year (Leann Hunley, Christie Clark, Kassie DePaiva, Alison Sweeney, Eileen Davidson, and probably others I’m forgetting). That’s just my guess, though. The submission guidelines clearly instruct guest actors who have appeared on the show prior to 2017 to submit in a supporting category, so I wouldn’t expect, say, Sweeney, who has been on possibly more than any other actor or actress since she returned, to try submitting in lead, but otherwise this could all change.

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    That’s interesting. I don’t think that Wright, Monaco and West are always lead. They always submit there, but there’s many years where Carly and Sam are just supporting characters in Sonny & Jason stories and don’t have much going on at all. Ava was backburnered the last half of last year and the first few months of this year while Alexis was getting a ton of story. For the last few months, Ava’s been front and center and we haven’t seen much of Alexis but if you add it up, they’ve probably had pretty equal screen time this year. Even Hughes always gets consistent screen time when the actress isn’t on vacation. And she played two characters this year (Alex Merrick & Anna Devane) and had a baity illness story that gave her at least one great tape. I wouldn’t even be surprised to see Genie Francis submit in lead; she could piece together a strong reel with the 4 ep/20 min rule and she is a daytime legend who’s never submitted supporting for this role unless she’s doing a guest appearance.

    I could easily see West, Grahn, Hughes and Francis score pre-noms in whichever category they choose to submit. Ironically, Wright and Monaco might be out of luck. Wright’s story sucked this year (what would she even submit, the stupid Nelle reveal?) and Monaco had a ton of story (toxoplasmosis, shooting Sonny, The Two Jasons) and she was a really strong performer all year round, but she probably won’t be able to compete with all the heavy hitters in lead. She could win supporting though much like Mansi did last year. But I don’t think she’s submitted supporting since her one and only lead nom back in ’06. I don’t know if she’d go that route in a year when she had so much story.

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    robbalto
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    Thanks for the intel, EmmyLoser!

    This is by no means a complete list, but some performances that stand out:

    Arianne Zucker
    January 24: Nicole learns the truth about Chloe’s baby.
    February 1: Nicole breaks up with Deimos.
    February 20: Nicole loses custody.
    October 16: Nicole reunites (briefly) with Eric.

    Judi Evans
    March 24: Adrienne prepares for surgery.
    March 29: Adrienne chooses Lucas.
    October 23: Bonnie’s plans unravel.
    October 24: Adrienne is rescued.

    Bryan Datillo
    March 29: Adrienne chooses Lucas.
    August 11: Lucas gets drunk with Brady.
    September 15: Lucas argues with Kate and has a vision of Will.
    October 10: Kate and Lucas argue.

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    EmmyLoser
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    Fair enough, OLTLfan. Whenever I’ve been watching GH, over the last five or so years, it’s always felt to me like Carly, Sam and Ava were the most prominent and important female characters, with the sometimes exceptions of Anna and Alexis, but considering that I’m not all the frequent of a watcher, my perception is probably skewed.

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    I don’t want GH actresses to do well this year – with the exception of Maura West – but I would suggest to Laura Wright to submit her explosive terrific scene when Josslyn confronted her about her abusive ongoing relationship with Sonny. Those scenes were amazing!

    I want Days to do the best of all the shows but we all know there is a huge Y&R bias. I definitely want to see nominations for Deidre Hall, Arianne Zucker, Judi Evans, Lauren Koslow, Alison Sweeney, Billy Flynn, Eric Martsolf, Freddie Smith, Greg Vaughan, Bryan Datillo, Chandler Massey, Christopher Sean, Robert Scott Wilson, Lucas Adams, James Lastovic and Casey Moss. Additionally, I thought Camila Banus, John Aniston, Suzanne Rogers, James Reynolds, Eileen Davidson, Paul Telfer, Marci Miller, all gave marvelous performances.

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