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May 19, 2019 at 4:48 pm #1202900208
Youngest winner: Jordin (at age 17)
2nd youngest: Scotty AND Laine would tie him if he were to win.
Ah yes, Scotty McCreery. I had forgotten how close he came to being the youngest winner (that goes for Lauren Alaina too, had she won that same year).May 19, 2019 at 4:45 pm #1202900201
Can we just take a moment and give a huge round of applause to Ari Zucker, who has been phenomenal these last couple weeks. I love how DAYS brought her back just in time for May sweeps, and it seems like everyone in the cast has stepped up their game. If what the ending to Friday’s show is alluding to, does turn out to be true, then I agree it’s a very clever twist and Ron C. & co. deserve the gold star for creativity!
And can we also hear it for Suzanne Rogers?! She has been killing it with this addiction storyline. The scene where Maggie makes her first attempt at a drink was so magnificently acted, it sent chills down my spine.May 19, 2019 at 4:31 pm #1202900193
^^^ Thx Freeman, your post reminded me that I’d neglected to also include a directing citation. How great is it that Gary Tomlin hasn’t just been writing on GH but frequently been flexing his muscles too as part of the directing team?! He did a really nice job with the smooth flow and overall tone of the episode.May 18, 2019 at 1:02 am #1202898346
How wonderful that Eva La Rue is returning to daytime! And you’re not alone, linecelts. I’ve also been very much enjoying the various relationships stemming from the Rosales clan. Josh Griffith did a really admirable job during his head-writing tenure at DAYS not too long ago, highlighting the Hernandez family and bringing on board most notably A Martinez, Rafe and Gabi’s father. So I’m confident that he’s cooking up some intriguing story on Y&R for Celeste.
It’s too bad the show will soon be losing the very talented Noemi Gonzalez, though. It’s kind of incredible what she able to accomplish in such a relatively short amount of time as a newcomer to the canvas, molding Mia into a complex and dynamic soap heroine/villainess with rooting value. I’d have loved to have seen firecracker Mia and Celeste go head-to-head in a sparring match! Perhaps a missed opportunity?May 18, 2019 at 12:44 am #1202898332
Rebecca Budig returning to the show is fantastic news! I wonder if Hayden will somehow be connected to the character of Willow or perhaps even Shiloh (though it seems like the Dawn of Day cult storyline could be wrapping up in the next couple weeks).May 18, 2019 at 12:31 am #1202898310
Thanks vinny for clarifying, and congrats to both you and Tyler on your perfect scores last week! It’s kind of amazing that Jordin Sparks has been able to hold on to that record title for all these years. Congrats to her! It could very well go down on Sunday the way you have it outlined in your predix. I’m still placing my bets on Madison as I love rooting for the underdog. No guts, no glory, right?!May 18, 2019 at 12:11 am #1202898299
Monday, May 13, 2019
Outstanding Lead Actor: Billy Miller
Outstanding Supporting Actress: Tamara Braun
Outstanding Younger Actress: Eden McCoy
Outstanding Younger Actor: William Lipton
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
Outstanding Music Composition/Direction for a Drama Series
The residents of Port Charles come together to remember Oscar.
GH can often be hit-or-miss with the overall execution of storylines, but I think in this particular episode dealing with Oscar’s memorial, they got it just right. Billy, Tamara, Eden and William all did a wonderful job emoting while delivering difficult monologues. The planting of seeds for a meadow in Oscar’s memory was also a beautifully-conceived idea, so kudos once again to the writing team!
The gorgeous piano piece set to Drew’s (Billy Miller) monologue and ending with the three teens holding hands left me completely floored, because it’s my all-time favorite theme and seldomly does it get scored for a particular set of scenes in its entirety, but it is done so here (once in a blue moon, we may hear bits and pieces or slight variants of it). It’s such a special treat when it gets played, and I wish the GH music team would utilize it more often, because imo it’s the best theme the team has ever composed.May 17, 2019 at 11:53 pm #1202898277
Still on cloud 9 that Jacqueline won! She had a phenomenal year with so much challenging material to play, and wholeheartedly deserved to take home the trophy. I love how utterly surprised she was when her name was called, and was practically beaming on stage (plus, all of my Logan girls looked absolutely stunning!)
Even though Kyler Pettis wasn’t my first choice, he is certainly the most seasoned actor in the bunch, and he was incredibly effective in Theo’s farewell scenes. So I’m okay with his win even though I’ve never particularly been a fan of his acting style (his choices in portraying a young man with autism too often came across as rather limited and unrealistic, though perhaps blame should not be placed so much on his interpretation as what was written on the page for the character).
I get that most here were bummed about Maura West’s loss. I’ve always been a huge fan of her work and feel that she has turned in so many brilliant performances over the years. It should come as no wonder that she’s a multiple Emmy-winner. But that may have just as much been a curse as it is a blessing. Judges this year may have felt she’s already been amply rewarded, with a recent Lead Actress Emmy for a character that is not only relatively new to the 56-year-old GH canvas, but for the larger part, a villainous one (and very rarely does such a type of role translate to an Emmy win). Daniel also mentioned something very interesting in one of his recent articles, that no GH actress has ever won two Lead Actress Emmys, and had Maura won again this year, she would’ve been the first to break that spell. And let’s not forget that Maura won not one but THREE Lead Actress trophies in the span of just eleven years.
Of course, some judges may have simply taken issue as I did with Maura’s submission. What she displays isn’t anything particularly novel that we haven’t seen her do many times before. Ava gets to run the whole gamut of emotions, but the reel’s true selling point (as is so often the case) rests in Maura’s trademark explosive brusqueness, a staple of most of her past reels (Carly’s alcoholism and intervention scenes on ATWT most prominently come to mind). It was so refreshing to see Maura win one of her two ATWT Lead Actress Emmys the year of Carly/Holden’s affair because it was for work that was so different than we’d been used to seeing from her up to that point, with so many varied, emotional undertones that she captured beautifully in her performances. I think the big challenge going forward (ie., next year’s submission) will be for the GH writers to come up with compelling story that will shed light on a completely undiscovered side to Ava. There’s a potential goldmine of possibilities in connection with Ava’s past, for instance, that the writers have yet to tap into.May 12, 2019 at 4:54 pm #1202890680
Nice to see Alejandro finally step it up in his performances this past week. I can’t shake the feeling that we’re in for a shocking elimination tonight, with either Wade or Laci (or perhaps even both) making it to the finale; then again, this season has been packed with so much insane talent (enough to satisfy two seasons!) that it seems like every week there was a shocking elimination. I’m rooting for Madison and hoping she prevails (she would be the youngest ever American Idol winner, correct?), but at this point, it’s really anyone’s game.May 5, 2019 at 8:34 pm #1202881665
It’s funny how they actually look like they spent money on those envelopes. Usually the envelopes are just straight paper in a paper envelope!
I noticed that too! The stylish design with the wax seal makes for a really nice touch! Kudos to NATAS for going the extra mile this year!May 5, 2019 at 8:26 pm #1202881656
Y&R completes the Trifecta!!! Huge congrats!!! After dominating the Creative Arts Emmys, I took that to mean they likely wouldn’t take home the big prize. What another historic Emmys!!!
And yes, great job, linecelts, for calling that Lead Actress upset!May 5, 2019 at 7:57 pm #1202881582
JACQUELINE MACINNES WOOD!!!!!!!!! SHE DID IT!!!! HALLELUJAH!!!!! I’M CRYING SO MANY HAPPY TEARS RIGHT NOW!!!! THRILLED BEYOND WORDS!!!!!
THANK YOU EMMY GODS!!!! BEST.EMMYS.EVER!!!!May 5, 2019 at 4:13 pm #1202881088
I can’t believe it’s already been twenty years since Lucci’s milestone win! Time sure does fly. Thanks for the trip down memory lane, DS! Loved the nominee clips! Even for someone (I was a student in high school back then) who wasn’t nearly as attuned to the Daytime Emmy Awards as I am now, seeing Lucci finally receive her trophy to the jubilation from all her peers in the audience and what seemed like the longest standing ovation(!), made me feel like I was witness to something truly historic. And you’re absolutely right, BTN, that moment would not have had the gravitas it did without Shemar Moore being a part of it and making it special in a way that only he could.May 5, 2019 at 3:52 pm #1202881084
Congrats to Y&R and The Talk on all their much-deserved Creative Arts wins! Thrilled that DAYS won for best music composition/direction and the team from B&B for best original song (the latter in part makes up for B&B‘s inexplicable snub of a music composition/direction nomination).
Here, my gutsy final predix! Especially for categories like Supporting Actress, Younger Actress, Guest Performer or Drama Series, the races are just too close to call, so I’m not very confident in who I’ve picked as the likely winners.
Will win: DAYS
Should win: B&B
Dark Horse: GH
Will win: Y&R
Should win: B&B / DAYS
Dark Horse: GH
Will win: Y&R
Should win: B&B
Dark Horse: DAYS
Will win: Peter Bergman, Y&R
Should win: Peter Bergman
Dark Horse: Maurice Benard, GH
Will win: Maura West, GH
Should win: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood / Heather Tom, B&B
Dark Horse: Marci Miller, DAYS
Will win: Max Gail, GH
Should win: Max Gail
Dark Horse: Eric Martsolf, DAYS
Will win: Beth Maitland, Y&R
Should win: Beth Maitland
Dark Horse: Kassie DePaiva, DAYS
Will win: Lucas Adams, DAYS
Should win: Garren Stitt, GH
Dark Horse: William Lipton, GH
Will win: Chloe Lanier, GH
Should win: Victoria Konefal, DAYS
Dark Horse: Hayley Erin, GH
Will win: Patricia Bethune, GH
Should win: Thaao Penghlis, DAYS
Dark Horse: Thaao Penghlis
Was it ever revealed what was submitted for Writing & Directing?! I’ve been looking at the different threads in the forum and can’t really find anything.
Perhaps we’ll get some clues as to what was submitted from the clips that (hopefully) are shown when the awards for those categories are presented. What I found particularly odd is that, B&B (as the only half-hour show in the group of nominees) should’ve been allowed to submit four episodes (not just the two that we know of) for drama series consideration. Hopefully, we’ll still get word on what the other two episodes are.