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July 30, 2019 at 9:21 pm #1203003288
Kristina Wagner as Felicia on GH most definitely deserved a nomination for her work during the heart transplant storyline. In particular the harrowing scene when Felicia realizes where Maxie’s new heart came from and breaks down in a sob-filled realization.July 30, 2019 at 9:17 pm #1203003280
Yes, Kim Zimmer thought she would win (it was 1999 though; she did win in 1985, 1987, 1990 and 2016) for her dual work as Reva and “Dolly”, which is what she wrote about in her autobiography.
I was disappointed that Elizabeth Hubbard never won for her Lucinda Walsh on As The World Turns – she was nominated in 1986, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92 and for 1998 – 8 times for her iconic role. However, she had won for The Doctors and for First Ladies Diaries: Edith Wilson, so at least she had two Daytime Emmy awards.
Part of why Zimmer thought she would win is because Mimi Torchin from Soap Opera Weekly kept telling her she was going to win and was heavily advocating in the magazine for Zimmer to win.
I don’t think anybody else believed Zimmer was going to win; and it became especially clear once voters saw the reels that Zimmer wouldn’t win. Reportedly, her reels were viewed as laughable compared to the more heavy reels the other nominees submitted.
Based on the tapes; Zimmer and Hubbard were essentially non-factors leaving the door open for Cooper, Lucci or Scott to prevail. My feeling is that in reality it was likely really a two-way race between Cooper and Lucci. Lucci edged out Cooper though.
Perhaps vote-splitting between Cooper and Scott cost Y&R the win giving Lucci the edge?July 30, 2019 at 9:10 pm #1203003273
How many times do you think she ALMOST Won from her previous 18 nominations? Some of her nominations were probably filler but how many times did she come in second and would have won had Kim Zimmer or Erika Slezek for example not been nominated? Kim Zimmer beat her three times and Erika Slezek won over Lucci five times!
I’m sure she probably came close a few times; but the one one time that jumps out at me is when Frances Heflin (and in turn Mona Kane) died in 1994. Lucci’s work as Erica processed her mother’s death and broke down at the funeral was incredible work.
However, that was a fairly strong year for the Lead Actress category and I believe that Lucci was third behind Erika Slezak (who won) and Leslie Charleson (who was long overdue).
If that had been a less competitive year I think Susan would have won easily. I recall reading interviews in Soap Opera Weekly that year where panelists from the blue ribbon panel had said that going into the voting process they were favoring Lucci or Leslie Charleson but that Erika Slezak’s reels were basically unbeatable in their opinion.July 5, 2019 at 7:59 pm #1202963573
Law & Order actually did win an Emmy for Drama Series in 1997.June 27, 2019 at 6:59 am #1202953644
Not a fan of the casting would have prefered to see a more likable lead than Kristen Stewart.June 27, 2019 at 6:56 am #1202953637
It still kind of pains me that Calista Flockhart has never won an Emmy; not for her three nominations for “Ally McBeal” or her incredible work on “Brothers & Sisters” where she deserved to be nominated and basically carried the series at times.June 26, 2019 at 3:51 pm #1202952931
Heather Locklear– A major star on TV in the 1980’s and 1990’s and she was never once nominated for “Dynasty”, “Melrose Place” or “Spin City”.
Sarah Michelle Gellar— Despite critical acclaim for her work on “Buffy”; she never got a single nod. Though she does boast a Daytime Emmy for her stellar performance on “All My Children.”
Dixie Carter— the star of “Designing Women” was never nominated for her outstanding performance. Her only nominations were in 2007 for “Desperate Housewives” and a Daytime Emmy nods for a special in the 1990.
Brooke Shields— Considering her lengthy career it’s a shocker that Brooke has ZERO Emmy’s to her name.June 17, 2019 at 5:09 pm #1202942215
What the hell is going on with all those movie actresses? They decide to slam it on TV and they end up on shows like this one? First Halle with Extant then Naomi with Gypsy then Uma with Chambers and now Renee with What/If. I thought if they finally decide to do TV, they’re gonna do something worthy of their talents not trash shows with no redeeming qualities. Thank god some female movie stars will never do TV if this is the best it can offer them.
I think this is an unfair generalization. Especially considering Julia Roberts in “Homecoming” or Sissy Spacek in “Ozar” (or Laura Linney for that matter) or the entire cast of “Big Little Lies.”June 10, 2019 at 6:34 pm #1202932076
Meryl Streep fully proved why she’s won boatload of awards and is considered the greatest living actress of her generation.
Reese was great too, but something about her delivery so far is lacking; I feel like Madeline isn’t as nucanced or likable as she was last year. and Bonnie is a real downer. Even though this is a dark show i hope to see it maintain some of its sense of humor.
and let’s all agree, Meryl’s character Mary Louise is fully going to murder somebody right? Probably Celeste or Madeline. Maybe Jane.June 3, 2019 at 6:19 am #1202921442
Just please don’t cast Rebel Wilson in this. I’m not familiar at all with the original series but anything with Rebel in it is just awful.
That said, Vanessa Bayer is a great choice and I’d love to see her paired with somebody like Aidy Wilson or Cicely Strong.June 3, 2019 at 6:11 am #1202921436
I’ve seen eight episodes and I still don’t get the title. Unless I missed something of course, but every episode title starts with, what a shocker, “what.”
The title “What/If” represents the eternal question of “What If I made a different choice” or “What If my life turned out differently.” I thought the title was pretty on point.June 3, 2019 at 6:10 am #1202921434
Watched the whole show in a few days and LOVED IT. Yes, it’s cheesy and over the top but that was kind of the point. Not every show is supposed be Emmy-Worthy or brainy like “The Wire”, some shows are designed to just be popcorn worthy TV. This show succeeds at that. It’s a throwback to the Aaron Spelling type shows of the 80’s and 90’s.
Renee was amazing and sold every second of it. She was giving me real Glenn Close as Patty Hewes vibes with a tiny bit of Viola Davis as Annalise Keaton thrown in.
Jane Levy has grown as an actress considerably since “Suburgatory” and Blake Jenner was good but had nothing of substance to do. But man was he nice to look at.May 28, 2019 at 6:47 pm #1202914242
Celebrity is imho the best NSYNC album. But I still rank NSYNC below New Kids On The Block, Backstreet Boys and Boyz II Men.May 28, 2019 at 6:39 pm #1202914235
are the full uncensored roundtables up on Hollywood Reporter’s site or on youtube? I’m only finding short clips, not the full roundtable.