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February 17, 2023 at 1:59 pm #1205307030
Oh and I find it hard to believe that Roger Howarth was never nominated in this category for playing Todd (OLTL) but was nominated twice for playing Paul on ATWT.ReplyFebruary 17, 2023 at 1:56 pm #1205307023
Thanks for posting these! It’s been fun to look back and discuss.
It’s interesting to see how many years the lineup was always Peter Bergman, Tony Geary, David Canary and Eric Braeden. Of the four, I think Eric Braeden definitely deserves more than one Emmy. All of them are great. I wish Bob Woods also had at least one more, especially from the late 90s for Drew’s death and Nora’s affair with Sam. (I loved that triangle when Kale Browne played Sam.) The part of my brain that says “spread the wealth” has some issues with Tony Geary having so many Emmys, but he certainly deserves them.
My biggest issue with this category is that Jon Hensley was only nominated once. I always thought he was extremely underrated. I liked his subtlety, genuineness and romantic appeal. I have similar feelings about Robert Newman (in fact both characters and actors remind me of each other). I would have given Newman an Emmy for the clone storyline; he took that material and ran with it and him and Joy Lenz made that whole story work for me.
I’m so glad John McCook finally won last year! I had a similar feeling when James Reynolds and Doug Davison won.
It’s weird to me that Thaao Penghlis has been nominated twice. To me he hasn’t been a lead actor since the 90s. And I think he’s fine but definitely not nomination-worthy.
Would be nice if Ricky Paul Goldin had won once.
I miss Billy Miller as Y&R’s Billy. I’ve never enjoyed Jason Thompson’s version. Thompson should have won for GH, not Y&R.
Michael Zaslow… what an actor!ReplyFebruary 17, 2023 at 1:31 pm #1205306995
Hmmm… about Deidre Hall. I have a weird thing with her. I absolutely love her and I love Marlena, but I don’t think she stands out as much as other actresses. She seems to always have a “wooden-ness” about her, and uses the same tone of voice, and I don’t find her performances very rich or textured. And yet I’ve grown accustomed to that and I feel it’s part of the character and I love her.
Which years would you have nominated her?
(One thing I love about her is her chemistry with Chandler Massey and Alison Sweeney.)ReplyFebruary 16, 2023 at 6:59 pm #1205306386
Thanks for posting! I have two MAJOR problems with this category. The first is the fact that Beverlee McKinsey was never nominated for playing Alexandra on “Guiding Light” (and she should have one). The second one is that Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki, Y&R) has only been nominated once. She is one of the most underrated actresses on daytime and consistently delivers. She should have at least two Emmys in my opinion.
– I never understood how Bobbie Eakes managed to get several nominations for her mehhhh role on All My Children.
– I wish Colleen Zenk had at least one Emmy. Same with Alison Sweeney, who also should have more nominations.
– I remember my WTF when Nicole Forrester was nominated for “Guiding Light”. I absolutely hated the Josh/Cassie pairing.
– It’s interesting how many repeat nominees/winners in this category.
– It’s unbelievable to me that Robin Strasser was not nominated as Dorian (OLTL) since 1985. I wonder if she would have won more Emmys if she had submitted for Supporting on a few of the years when she wasn’t lead.
– 1997 was one of the best years for this category. Any of the actresses deserved it. I was torn between Eileen Davidson and Cynthia Watros. I remember how much I loved Cynthia’s acceptance speech and Joe Mascolo presenting it to her.
– I miss Stephanie so much on B&B! Susan Flannery was one of a kind!February 16, 2023 at 6:48 pm #1205306363
I do hope you’re right and Lisa LoCicero can win one in the future! Sadly I doubt they will ever give Jacklyn Zeman enough material.
To answer your question, if I could choose one nominee who never won and give her an Emmy, I will say one in general (as in, career achievement) and one for a specific year. For the former, I think I choose Kathy Brier. For the latter, I go for Tonya Lee Williams. 🙂 I really think that’s one of the top daytime performances in a story ever.
On Heather Tom, as much as I like Amelia Heinle in the role, I was obsessed with Heather Tom’s Victoria, especially because I loved her chemistry with Eric Braeden. But Amelia really was a great recast. There was another actress that they brought in between the two of them who was really miscast. As for Katie, I just find the character to be a bit bland.ReplyFebruary 16, 2023 at 3:16 pm #1205306235
Some of my favorite wins: Ellen Parker, Maeve Kinkaid, Genie Francis, Cady McClain, Marla Adams, Rena Sofer (for those specific years/roles).
Some of my least favorite: Tamara Braun as Ava (Days, 2009, which I think in general was a weak year), Jessica Collins, Natalia Livingston
– I can’t believe Kathryn Hays (ATWT) was never nominated.
– I would do anything to go back to 1996 and give the Emmy to Tonya Lee Williams for the storyline involving the HIV scare and Nate’s affair.
– 1998 was a great year. I would have gone for Amy Ecklund, but all actresses were really deserving that year.
– I really wish Renee Elise Goldsberrry, Jacklyn Zeman, Kathy Brier, Beth Ehlers, Darlene Conley and Lisa LoCicero had at least one win.
– Gina Tognoni was so great as Dinah on GL.
– I’ve always thought Heather Tom’s better role was Victoria on Y&R rather than Katie on B&B.January 12, 2023 at 9:16 am #1205238933
He was great. I wish he had received at least an Emmy nomination. I agree with Berlin2002: he made the most absurd plots seem “real” with a combination of mustache-twirling villain, genuine vulnerability, and a meta-self-awareness of how ridiculous everything was. Also, he had sizzling chemistry with Kim Johnston Ulrich as Ivy, and especially Tracey Ross as Eve.
“Passions” was really good those first few years, especially year one. Then it just descended into chaos.ReplyJanuary 10, 2023 at 5:21 pm #1205231745
I loved him as Rex Sterling on Y&R! (That’s also one of my favorite soap names ever.) His chemistry with Jeanne Cooper and Jess Walton was perfect. And I always thought he was the love of Katherine’s life.
Looks like Jeanne Cooper agreed with me! This is a nice piece of an interview with her.
Rest in peace, Mr. Redeker.ReplyNovember 22, 2022 at 2:53 pm #1205164321
A DiMera family reunion… love it! Including Theo!
I’ve always found it hard to believe that they haven’t brought back Peter. As much as I hate Gwen, I wouldn’t mind Peter coming back and a connection between them to be revealed.
What other DiMeras are scattered around the world? Benji?ReplyNovember 16, 2022 at 5:07 am #1205155968
I also hope they acknowledge Kiriakis butler Henderson in the tribute.ReplyNovember 14, 2022 at 12:31 pm #1205151154
Hopefully Hope and Bo can be part of the tribute!
Imagine that… Maggie, Justin, Bo, Hope, John, Xander, Alex, Sonny, Brady, Kate, Nicole…ReplyNovember 14, 2022 at 8:32 am #1205150859
Rest in peace, Mr. Aniston.Reply
Last week during the beautiful scene between Doug and Julie, I kept thinking how lucky we are to keep enjoying Suzanne Rogers, Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes, and John Aniston, and how wise Days has been in keeping them on-air and in relevant storylines.
I am very sad to say goodbye to the incomparable Victor Kiriakis. Yes, his one-liners were always incredible, particularly in recent years, and he had chemistry with all of his castmates. For me, his best work was always opposite Peggy McCay as Caroline. The scenes between them always crackled with a loving and tender sense of making peace with what might have been. There was a scene several years ago that I have tried finding on YouTube. It’s at the end of this reel, and I believe it had to do with Chelsea. In case anyone knows what scene I’m talking about and has access to it.
Anyway, my condolences to all those of us who are mourning the passing of this great actor. I will miss him dearly, and I look forward to a poignant memorial from Days.September 15, 2022 at 11:33 am #1205085005
Days really does a good job with those previews!
Interesting that Mike Horton is finally coming back! I wonder what he’s gonna be up to. He was a favorite good guy of mine back in the 90s.
I had two thoughts while watching the preview. First, I keep loving how much Days honors its vets. This preview has Victor, Julie, Marlena, Steve, Jack, Kayla, John, Roman, etc etc. (Missing: Maggie and Doug).
Second, is it my impression or are show’s casts a lot bigger than they used to be 10-15, even 5-6, years ago? It’s interesting because funding is clearly down, but I think DOOL and GH do a good job with recurring characters because seriously the amount of characters in this preview is HUGE! And I love that. I’m fine with sporadic appearances by Tony, Anna, Victor, Justin, etc.
Oh, and I was very happy not to see Orpheus and Clyde in the preview.ReplySeptember 2, 2022 at 3:11 pm #1205063620
You’re right, FilmRoyalty, Susan Lucci would have to be there. I think the other five (and several others) are far better actresses (although I do love La Lucci), but there wouldn’t be a Soap Mount Rushmore without her.
I would remove Beverlee McKinsey in that case.ReplySeptember 1, 2022 at 4:30 pm #1205062426
Wow, you didn’t ask me, but you left me thinking about the Mount Rushmore question. There are so many actresses who were so great during specific periods or storylines, but I am thinking here about the whole body of work, and I think longevity was also a factor.
Mine would be Susan Flannery, Heather Tom, Beverlee McKinsey, Maura West and Erika Slezak.ReplyNot now