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March 31, 2018 at 10:27 pm #1202522314
I re-watched the reels earlier; I stand by my rankings. I was so surprised that I liked Olivia Rose Keegan’s reel I may have overstated it. Truly Chloe Lanier is the only one I believe deserves to win based on these reels. I hoped maybe I would like Reign Edwards’s reel better but I stand by what I have said – she is too one-note, lacking in variety and I found her work surprisingly dull. I actually like her very much and remember her reel from 2 years ago very well. Who knows what the panel will do, Hunter King won a few years ago with a very dull reel so there are always surprises.
I hope they put up Younger Actor on Monday. I am going on a retreat next Thursday for four days and will have to wait until I return on Sunday night to watch any reels that are put up on Thursday or Friday.April 2, 2018 at 5:55 am #1202522795
Where are the reels at? I don’t see them on Youtube, so where are you seeing them at?April 2, 2018 at 6:08 am #1202522818
They are up on soapcentral and also on soaps.sheknows.com (did i get that right?)April 3, 2018 at 10:03 am #1202523571
I usually don’t feel so clear about rankings, but these felt straightforward to me.
Three of the actresses boldly submitted reels where they are blatantly outacted by at least one senior cast member, but none moreso than Cait Fairbanks, whose reel, yeah, totally belongs to Camryn Grimes. Fairbanks is fine, and I assume the character is meant to be reserved, but Mariah is so full of emotion and Tessa seems to be basically just shrugging her shoulders. Reign Edwards’s reel is quite disappointing. I hated this storyline where Nicole learned that she might have trouble conceiving, goes off the rails, and considers trying to take Lizzie away from Maya and Rick. There was so much that was dumb about the storyline, but it plays a lot better out of context where most of the details aren’t mentioned. I love Edwards, but the big chunk of scenes where Nicole is weeping and deciding whether or not to sign the papers do her any favors. She seems truly upset and remorseful, but it’s a lot of crying that doesn’t really progress emotionally. Karla Mosley shows much more range in Maya’s dialogue. Hayley Erin’s reel is nice, and I like seeing her progress as an actress. She’s developed into a perfectly capable young soap heroine, and she handles everything in the scenes well. I just don’t find there to be a lot of sizzle or excitement. The big takeaways for me were how painful Ava’s injuries look and how hot Julian looked. The performance just didn’t make much of an impression.
I can’t see any of those three winning with these submissions, and I think it’ll be between Olivia Rose Keegan and Chloe Lanier. I get so annoyed with the character of Claire that I sometimes overlook how good some of Keegan’s performances are. Her work here is excellent. She gets to show a wide range of emotions and really nails all of them. (I especially love when Claire says to Jade, “I never liked you. And now, I like you even less.”) Keegan has the best collection of scenes of all the nominees in terms of telling a story, but the scenes are bafflingly out of order, as others have said, pretty much backwards. Keegan totally owns her reel, but then so does Chloe Lanier. Lanier is great in each of the segments she has submitted, and even though they are pretty short chops from four fairly unconnected episodes, they do work well together to give you a sense of what Nelle has been through and what kind of person she is. She plays really well against her Emmy-winning co-stars (especially Laura Wright, whose Carly is the original target of Nelle’s anger), and really fills every moment in her fairly brief reel. The mix of emotions and different personality facets really nicely conveyed, so I think this one comes out on top.
1. Chloe Lanier, GH
2. Olivia Rose Keegan, DAYS
3. Hayley Erin, GH
4. Reign Edwards, B&B
5. Cait Fairbanks, Y&RApril 3, 2018 at 2:56 pm #1202523701
Left my impressions under the previous thread but here’s my rank
5. KeeganApril 3, 2018 at 7:54 pm #1202523812
I legitimately don’t understand the love for Lanier. Her performance is near pathetic. Not believable for a second in any emotion. She’s boring as a villain. She’s boring when angry. She’s boring when regretful. She’s simply boring.
I also don’t understand why the reels are not put together in chronological order. Look at Keegan’s reel, which jumps back and forth between episodes, and often airing earlier scenes AFTER later scenes. Didn’t make any sense.
Erin is fine, but the reel never builds towards anything. And Fairbanks does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in her reel. She has so little dialogue. How did she even make it in?
This one is really Edwards’s to lose. Hers is the only one with real emotion. And it’s a complete arc, with a beginning, middle, and end. And she has that killer ending, making the performance feel complete.
5. FairbanksApril 3, 2018 at 11:18 pm #1202523876
So just like the Goldies it’s Edwards vs. Lanier. I find it fascinating when we have the exact opposite reactions from each other! I wonder if the panelists split in their reactions as well?April 4, 2018 at 9:52 am #1202524074
I want Reign Edwards to win. Her reel was good. I agree with Tony Ruiz. It’s Reigns to lose.April 4, 2018 at 9:59 am #1202524081
It is incredible to see how we can react so differently, and so strongly, to the same performances.
Also, in terms of the order of scenes on the reel, I’m under the impression that’s determined by the actors. Maybe it varies by show. I remember a few yeas ago, when Chandler Massey won his third Emmy, his reel was really short, like two minutes, and I was baffled because there had been not only way more scenes than that for him in that episodes but probably stronger scenes. I kept whining about it, and eventually I got in touch with the person responsible for putting the reels together, through Twitter. She assured me that the reel on the site was correct and was what Chandler had wanted. I’m guessing this is the same, and the actors chose their reel orders thinking to highlight or contrast certain things. Maybe someone produced a guide saying to start your reel with a softer scene where the character is at a disadvantage, then move into anger and aggression, before ending with a sympathetic scene that includes a hug. That’s the pattern Olivia Rose Keegan and Lucas Adams both follow, with little regard for chronology.April 4, 2018 at 6:50 pm #1202524330
1. Reign Edwards – perfect as always
2. Chloe Lanier – liked her last year, like her this year too
3. Olivia Rose Keegan – lol @ the scenes being out of order
4. Hayley Erin
5. Cait Fairbanks – overshadowed by Grimes, snsApril 9, 2018 at 3:35 pm #1202526891
1) Lanier (GH)
2) Erin (GH)
3) Keegan (DAYS)
4) Edwards (B&B)
5) Fairbanks (Y&R)
Fairbanks is terrible…Keegan suffers from a very poorly organized reel. Overall, the weakest category so far out of the 4 categories where reels have been released. Lanier wins by default really as being the best of all of these highly average reels.
None of them really deserve an Emmy.April 19, 2018 at 6:23 pm #1202532679
1. Chloe Lanier
Excellent! The best reel in this category by a sizable margin and one impressive versatile actress. She showed several different sides to her complex guarded character in under eight minutes. A savage kickass opening scene and remarkable tear filled ending. She was so good in this reel and brought the drama like a pro. I could not take my eyes off this girl for a second and it will be a crime if she doesn’t win.
2. Hayley Erin
Good work. She is the most sympathetic character and her story the easiest to follow among the five. She brought out the waterworks and was the focus in the near fourteen minutes. I would have liked to seen more with mom and daughter in the burn unit.
3. Olivia Rose Keegan
Well, I was entertained. She seemed to have the same temperament throughout and didn’t show much in the way of range. This wasn’t the best acting, but not the worst either. She played the bitchy role well.
4. Reign Edwards
One note work. The sister is the standout performer in this reel and the father steals some thunder. She fails to break out any real tears like her tough competition above. I thought it was a decent performance, but didn’t match the drama of the story. I liked her way more last year and was bored by her this year. I hope that she doesn’t win simply cause she’s been nominated the most.
5. Cait Fairbanks
To be fair, I think that she gave an okay performance in the only meaty part for her. The problem is that she isn’t the focus of her own reel for a long stretch. She puts in the least work of the five and a shorter submission would’ve worked better.April 25, 2018 at 9:36 pm #1202535843
Just catching up on this thread and I’m kinda surprised. Like Tony Ruiz I wasn’t impressed by Lanier. She submitted a great reel that just needs another actress in that role. She’s just not convincing at all. Better than last year’s reel, but that’s not saying much. But Reign Edwards ripped my heart out. The only competition I think she really has is Erin.
1. Reign Edwards
2. Hayley Erin
3. Cait Fairbanks
4. Chloe Lanier
5. Olivia Rose Keegan
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