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February 1, 2021 at 1:15 am #1204011915
I’m sure many a voter (as I certainly would) go into this process with the intention of judging reels as objectively as possible. The truth of the matter is, though, there’s always going to be some degree of subjectivity intrinsic to the task because acting is an art form, and as a judge one is essentially evaluating a work of art. Naturally, opinions are going to vary. What one judge views as a really great performance might be a complete non-starter for another. Also, for me personally, so much of how I look at a performance hinges on the writing. If an actor is able to navigate challenging material and transcend what’s written on the page, giving me all the feels, that’s an undeniable winning combination.January 28, 2021 at 12:49 am #1204006205
I’d love to see JMW score a Lead Actress victory for her extraordinary set of heart-rending performances in what was imo the single-most compelling storyline of the year.January 28, 2021 at 12:29 am #1204006188
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
The Bold and the Beautiful
Outstanding Lead Actress: Heather Tom (Katie Logan Spencer)
Outstanding Lead Actor: Don Diamont (Bill Spencer)
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
An apologetic Bill pleads with a guarded Katie to let him back into her life and her heart.
Captivating work by both Tom and Diamont, who bring a quiet intensity to each of their respective monologues, splendidly constructed by
Brad Bell & Co.January 22, 2021 at 1:07 am #1203995514
Thursday, January 21, 2021
The Young and the Restless
Outstanding Lead Actress: Melissa Ordway (Abby Newman Chancellor)
Outstanding Supporting Actress: Beth Maitland (Traci Abbott)
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
Abby is devastated that she can’t carry a child and searches her soul in an effort to come to terms with her diagnosis. Traci reminisces about Colleen and all that could have been had her daughter still been alive.
Just magnificent work by both Ordway and Maitland, aided by a profoundly moving script by Michael Conforti and Janice Ferri Esser.
Honorable mention to Peter Bergman who once again shines as Maitland’s screen partner.January 21, 2021 at 11:54 pm #1203995498
I second the motion! Wonderful idea, Sean!January 21, 2021 at 12:33 am #1203994039
Thanks for those findings, EmmyLoser. How interesting that the majority of the incidents where all the acting nominees in a category are from the same show always occurred with actors from DAYS! I’m particularly glad Stephen Nichols made the lead actor’s lineup. If one is able to look past the absurdity of the Stevano/Princess Gina storyline, one has to admit he did a really admirable and believable job selling his impersonation (which was no easy feat!) of Stefano to the audience.
Great point about the likelihood of recency bias with winners chosen for the legacy award. Perhaps one way to solve this is to have two recipients instead of just one in a given year (kind of like the Daytime Emmys do for their Lifetime Achievement award)?January 20, 2021 at 12:11 am #1203992702
Stunned that Sharon Case is the sole acting nominee from Y&R (love seeing the support that came through though for B&B!). And this must be a Goldies first, where an acting category consists of nominees all from the same show?January 19, 2021 at 11:57 pm #1203992685
She didn’t chart on the year end HOT 100 this year.
Thanks M for making me aware. For some reason, when reading the opening post in this thread, my eyes had glazed over the (all-important!) part about making one’s selections going strictly by those songs that made it onto the year-end Billboard Hot 100 chart. Here I thought the task was to simply make a personal top ten list, regardless of a song’s chart placement. I must read more carefully next time!January 16, 2021 at 7:45 pm #1203987372
A Different Light (Anne Dudley)
In The Heights (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Pride & Prejudice (Dario Marianelli)January 16, 2021 at 7:33 pm #1203987364
Shocked that Taylor Swift (with the biggest-selling album of 2020) missed out completely here, with not even one (of potentially many) song mention in the best top ten. I expected her to dominate this category! Just where are all the Swifties when you need them lol.