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    I personally regard Jen Lilley as a Limited/Guest Performer.

    The list of all the nominees in the acting categories would be 28 performers, maybe more if there are any unbreakable ties. I am not sure that is workable? Any suggestions? If we didn’t include Limited/Guest Performer then it’s 24 names on the “Performer of the Year” ballot – would it be like the first round and points awarded and just one round of voting?

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    That was how I imagined it, with points awarded for voting and letting that decide the winner. But we could also just shelve the idea until next year and vote for it directly. Although the downside of doing any separate Performer of the Year category is that it indicates stronger vote-getters in other categories and potentially influences voting. Otherwise, I’d suggest cutting the field in half and just using the top two vote-getters per category, leaving only 14 or 12 nominees, depending on whether guests should be included.

    Or maybe we could use a certain threshold? Anyone who gets more than a certain number of points qualifies for Performer of the Year? Or just take the top, say, 10 vote-getters overall across all categories?

    OR, we just add the Performer of the Year category now, and you can vote for whoever you want. Anyone who has already voted could send in an additional ballot with Performer of the Year, and if they don’t, we either just treat that as if the person opted not to vote in that category or allot a certain number of points to each of their first place votes in the other acting categories.

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    alokin
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    I’d most prefer the third option, adding the Performer of the Year category now. We still have a bit of time till the 17th to vote and I’m assuming not that many ballots have come in yet (I’m still deliberating on mine so it wouldn’t be an issue for me). But if you guys feel one of the other options is more feasible, then I’m fine with that too.

    Regarding Jen Lilley, it’s true a case could me made for either placement. I ultimately decided she was more of a supporting player having had a considerably greater amount of screentime (roughly an additional month’s-worth, right?) than the other more prominently featured guest performers (like Alison Sweeney or Stacy Haiduk) on DAYS this past year, but if the consensus is that she belongs in the latter group then I will of course adjust my vote accordingly.

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    EmmyLoser
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    Maybe Jen Lilley did have more screentime than the others, but it seems like she was on about three months, which is close to the amount of time that Alison Sweeney and Stacy Haiduk had. Honestly I wouldn’t have any problem considering all three of them supporting, but I know we’ve been talking about Sweeney and Haiduk, at least, as guest.

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    FreemanGriffin
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    Actually what happens every year is that there are lots of votes right away, then just a trickle in the middle, and then lots of votes at the very end of the voting period.

    I would be comfortable doing a ballot in the next round with all of our finalists for a Performer of the Year award, using the top 4 ballot system we are using in this first round. Let’s see how it goes. We can come up with something else for next year, o.k.? it’s too hard with so many having already voted to start over now.

    btw, I am in genuine suspense this year! I have no idea how these nominations are going to go, which of course is a great deal of fun! (:

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    That sounds fine to me, especially given that there have already been a lot of votes. It gives us time to devise the best system for next year.

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    Ok, it makes the most sense then to cast my vote for Jen Lilley in the Limited/Guest Performer category. I’ll also update my previous FYC’s to include:

    Supporting Actress: Michelle Stafford (Nina Reeves), GH

    Lifetime Achievement (and Performer of the Year!): Susan Seaforth Hayes (who in December just celebrated her 50th Anniversary on DAYS!)

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    FreemanGriffin
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    Just a reminder that voting ends in the nominations round this coming Thursday, January 17th at 7 p.m. EST.

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    FreemanGriffin
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    If there were no more votes to come in there would be one category with 7 nominees and 3 categories with only 3 nominees – voters are definitely thinking outside the box this year! I know there will be a flurry of votes on Wednesday and Thursday to clarify those categories! (:

    12 out of the 15 actresses in Best Actress have received votes, and 12 out of 16 of the Best Actors have received votes! (:

    So looking forward to finding out who the nominees will be this year! (:

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    Reminder: voting ends this Thursday at 7 p.m. EST, so get your votes in! Every vote counts as most categories are super close! (:

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    Last two days to vote for nominees! Voting ends tomorrow at 7 p.m. EST!

    Voting is really close in most races so your votes really do count! (:

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    EmmyLoser
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    I just last night did a run through the citations thread to refresh my memory on the year as a whole, and I’m glad I did. I had definitely developed recency bias in quite a few cases, so it was good to remember the stuff that I really loved in the first half/three quarters of the year in particular.

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    alokin
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    ^^^ Yes. I tried to avoid falling into that trap too when making my choices and take into consideration the year as a whole, which of course makes the task of selecting only four performers per category that much more difficult! Also, thinking about the progression of various storylines and how different the canvas looked just a year ago always reminds me of what an insane amount of material our daytime dramas cover over the course of a given year. An incredible feat, to which I tip my hat!

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    Last chance to vote for the Goldies nominees. Voting ends today at 7 p.m. EST!

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    Some fun facts now that voting for the nominations is over.

    13 out of 15 Best Actress candidates got at least one vote; Katherine Kelly Lang and Laura Wright were the two exceptions

    12 out of 16 Best Actor candidates got at least one vote; Maurice Benard, Eric Braeden, Thorsten Kaye and Ingo Radamacher were the four exceptions

    There were 18 Supporting Actresses and 18 Supporting Actors cited by us

    10 Younger Actresses and 9 Younger Actors were cited.

    14 Guest/Limited Performers got at least one vote

    19 for Lifetime Achievement, with 16 performers, two headwriters and one Executive Producer cited.

    16 for the Legacy Award, also with two headwriters nad one Executive Producer cited.

    Thanks for all of your votes! Be sure to check out the nominations and ballot thread and vote in the final round for our winners!

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