June 19, 2014 at 2:21 pm #427050
I’ve noticed that all of my choices are from CBS shows.
Outstanding Drama Series: B&B and Y&R ): B&B is an “eye candy” soap and Y&R had two months’ worth of solid material and ten months of junk. That’s not worthy of an Emmy imo.
Outstanding Actress: Heather Tom, B&B – I get it: mine is a minority opinion! I can’t stand her, think it’s ridiculous she has won the past 3 years for this role and would hate it if she won FOUR years in a row – I get she gets these big scene-chewing emotional scenes for her Emmy reels and she has some acting talent, but she’s not all that. This would be the biggest disappointment for me.
Outstanding Actor: Peter Bergman, Y&R – I will never understand why he is the most nominated actor ever in daytime (for male actors) – he’s solid, yes, but he’s not the best, not even close. There were several actors who deserved nominations (I still believe Greg Vaughan’s Eric is a LEAD character, and Jerry verDorn of OLTL deserved recogntion too). This would be a mild disappointment.
Outstanding Supporting Actress: Elizabeth Hendrickson, Y&R – again, a minority opinion but she really didn’t deliver in her reel at all. I thought she over-acted. O.K., Jane Elliot is the only acceptance choice for me, and I would be less than thriled if they called out anyone’s name (although I must admit to loving Kelly Sullivan’s work on GH – it would be a surprise and a nice one.)
Outstanding Supporting Actor: Steve Burton, Y&R – I just don’t get it, I find him quite dull as an actor and don’t care about his character either. Dylan is a monumental bore and time-waster imo. This category is already marred by the lack of nominations for Greg Vaughan and Blake Berris, both of whom deserve to win for their work on Days.
Outstanding Younger Actor: Max Ehrich, Y&R – another one of those who I find really over-rated, uninteresting, lacking in charisma and dull. Ho-hum! I actually love all four of the other nominees.
Outstanding Younger Actress: Hunter King, Y&R – oy, do I have find her to be boring, dull, uninteresting, uncharismatic, and unworthy of Emmy recognition! I like all four of the other nominees so much better!
Outstanding Directing: Y&R – because it would be it’s 15th Emmy in the category! ):
Outstanding Writing: B&B or Y&R – because Days’ writing was simply the best for 2013 – miles ahead of all the other shows!
It will be a bad night for me if CBS wins everything and a great night for me if it’s mostly shut-out! (btw, CBS used to be my favorite daytime network for many years when I loved ATWT, GL and Y&R!)
I know almost everyone disagrees with me, so be it, but these are the wins that I would regard as travesties! (;June 19, 2014 at 3:12 pm #427052
Although I do not agree with every detail of your analysis, I found it very interesting and well-supported. I do agree with the overall sentiment of your post in that I am not, for the most part, pulling for CBS this year. I would rather see the bulk of the awards go to Days and GH. However, the nominations were stacked in favor of CBS, so I anticipate CBS winning in several categories. Hopefully, the winners will at least be evenly spread among the various shows.June 19, 2014 at 10:50 pm #427053
Because of the stupid Emmy system, CBS soaps get more votes because there are two of them which makes it unfair for the other networks with one soap. This is why Days had been shut out for many years.
Enough with my ranting. If Heather Tom wins I’ll barf.June 20, 2014 at 2:53 am #427054
I don’t have strong feelings about this topic. We have only four daytime soaps still on the air. But for the sake of selecting one contender, I will mention that The Young and the Restless is the least worthy of the best-drama nominees. If it weren’t for the Killing Delia story, which was a cheap mistake, what did the show have? The episodes of having to write off Katherine, due to the May 8, 2013 death of Emmy-winning actress Jeanne Cooper, which include the special tribute of the cast speaking about her (which aired May 28, 2013), was about it. Had Y&R missed out on a best-series nod, its slot could, and should, have gone to General Hospital (which had far better quality in story and production). These nominations cannot be remade. (I wouldn’t want to screw up knocking out any well-earned acting nods.) That Y&R may win best drama series would be disappointing.June 20, 2014 at 6:49 am #427055
I’m sorry I’m gonna have to disagree!
I know you have strong feelings towards the CBS soaps but they are my soaps and I will defend them IF I HAVE TOO! I’m happy for CBS and I am a DAYS watcher too so I would be thrilled if DAYS win Best Drama too…………I don’t have any bad feelings towards DAYS!
Now GH is a different story……………………. I’M FOR ONE AM GLAD THEY WERE SHUT OUT IN THE MAIN THREE CATEGORIES………..I don’t watch nor can stand GH!June 20, 2014 at 7:40 am #427056
It is still funny to me how the system seems to favor Y&R right now because CBS has two soaps where NBC and ABC each have one. I would have thought that other factors might come into play that would mitigate that somewhat. I don’t see why the network ties are so strong. It’s not like DAYS seems to be enjoying any comradeship with Y&R, despite both being own by SONY, which I would think would have a big impact as well. And with OLTL and AMC participating, I would expect GH to have had a larger pool of support as well, but that doesn’t seem to have happened.
Anyway, I’m not going to throw down a long list of people I’d rather not see win, and just pick the win I’d find most disappointing. All things considered, the person I least want to win is Scott Clifton. This is based on what I saw of the nominees during the year, recent record, submitted reels, and likelihood that it will actually happen. Most other people/shows I don’t want to see win are cases where the win would still be deserved, at least on some basis, even though I’m against it or the likelihood of a win just seems really far-fetched.June 20, 2014 at 7:52 am #427057
I hope we don’t get all the same winners as the year before, Heather Tom, Scott Clifton, Kristen Alderson and Chandler Massey.
Not that they wouldn’t be deserving. I would like to be pleasently surprised in some of the categories.June 20, 2014 at 12:22 pm #427058
Once again Freeman, your comment about Liz Hendrickson’s acting when her character’s daughter died comes off as such sour grapes that you believe she may actually beat Jane Elliot. I doubt many of us here know how it feels to lose a child at such a young age and I thought Hendrickson’s work was brilliant compared to that of Kristian Alfonso and Becky Herbst when they had similar storylines. Alfonso could barely muster a tear and Herbst practically phoned in that performance. There were no histronics involved with either of those actresses, yet, Hendrickson (likely under the direction of her bosses) was told to play the scene as though she was devastated by her loss. Who wouldn’t have been? Nobody had a problem with Liz Hendrickson until the reels came out and then all the sudden she was “overacting” and “emmy baiting”. For the love of all things Meryl Streep, give this girl her due. She owend those scenes and has no children of her own in real life to draw on.
I also understand, Freeman, that you dislike Y&R. I have been a loyal follower since the early 1980s and have never been this disappointed with the show. I would agree that Y&R winning Best Drama Series would send the WRONG message to CBS and Sony that JFP is doing a good job. Same if they win Best Writing. Fans are outraged – – when they’re not napping through this show. Most of it makes little sense. But you cannot deny some of the performances – – the Emmys certainly did not.
Most of all, I would not want to see Heather Tom win a record setting fourth-straight and sixth overall Emmy. She’s a decent actress, but it makes me sick to think of the actors who have gone without.
For Best Actor, any of them could win and I’d be happy.
For Supporting Actor, I’d laugh if Passions alum Martsolf actually won, but I really would not want to see Scott Clifton or Steve Burton win.
Other than that, most of the nominees all have a shot.
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