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October 12, 2021 at 2:21 pm #1204516002
Instead of having Alexis in the same facility as Ryan & Harmony, they should have put her in the same facility as Heather Webber!
Letting this Alexis prison story last THIS long might actually be worth it if it meant we got to see NLG and Mattson share scenes.October 12, 2021 at 2:16 pm #1204515995
Maura West as Ava Jerome
Nicholas Chavez as Spencer Cassadine
Ava puts Spencer in his place, makes it clear he will never target her or Avery again and then has him arrested for harassment!September 18, 2021 at 3:46 pm #1204468196
I didn’t realize he had that many! I think he’s a talented actor capable of delivering strong performances. He’s just not my cup of tea. He has an overly theatrical acting style that I don’t care for.
I’ve ranked his nominated reel many times and only thought he was competitive once. But that’s only over the last 10 years or so.
Back in the 90’s when he won his first two Emmys, that histrionic acting style was favored by voters, so I won’t begrudge him those wins. How he won again after 2000 and consistently gets noms even today, I’ll never understand. He’s really the only actor, male or female, I can think of that the Daytime Emmys have never gotten sick of nominating. Who knows why!September 14, 2021 at 11:08 am #1204459316
I’m shocked Ron didn’t do it sooner! He’s a huge fan of revisiting his show’s history and a nutty, campy story like that seems right up his alley.September 14, 2021 at 3:54 am #1204458600September 13, 2021 at 9:49 am #1204457090
No, the fact that Slezak won means she was first place in the second round of voting. It doesn’t mean she was top five in the first round. She easily could have been tied for last place in the initial round of voting.September 13, 2021 at 9:00 am #1204456948
My Top 5 guess is Byrne, Flannery, Grahn, Stafford & Zimmer as they were the ones consistently getting lead noms and/or wins at the time. Slezak hadn’t been nominated in 9 years and had been snubbed in years where she had even stronger material. And DePaiva & Mills had no Emmy history at all. I’m pretty comfortable assuming they were the bottom 3 in the first round of voting.
I don’t know who would have won out of those 5. Grahn cost herself the win with an incredibly poor 2nd tape. My guess is Flannery would have repeated if it hadn’t been for the crazy tie.September 13, 2021 at 8:47 am #1204456917
This was tedious and poorly written. It wasn’t fun, sexy or thrilling. I’m guessing the sex party, the drag queen contest and three naked men in a shower together were thrown in for shock value but it was just stupid. (Lani & Eli’s sex scene was hot though!) You could see the cheesy Michelle Obama reveal coming a mile away. And the final twists were so 80’s (in a bad way!)
It was nice to see Lisa Rinna, Eileen Davidson, Austin Peck, Christie Clark, Charles Shaughnessy, Chandler Massey & Greg Rikart return. I just wish the story wasn’t so stupid. The whole thing felt like a really bad, cheesy fanfic story.September 9, 2021 at 6:13 pm #1204447497
DePaiva’s story that year:
Dorian drags Blair to the Llanview PD to meet with Nora (who was DA at the time). Blair tells Nora that Todd raped her on New Year’s Eve. Nora presses charges but Todd denies the allegations and says the sex was consensual. The mystery is who’s lying: Todd or Blair? The twist answer: neither! It turns out Blair had a brain tumor that made her think it was rape (which makes no sense!)
The story was stupid and it’s sole purpose was to prop Trevor St. John as nuTodd. They even brought Susan Haskell’s Marty back for a guest appearance to testify that Todd learned his lesson after raping Marty and loved his kids so much that he would never rape another woman again. It was gross!
DePaiva had win worthy reels two years earlier when Blair found out Roger Howarth’s Todd lied to her about her baby being dead and read him for filth during OLTL’s live week but unfortunately wasn’t nominated.September 9, 2021 at 9:47 am #1204446459
DePaiva & Mills had no chance against the other ladies and were just lucky to even be nominated. Voters didn’t take Passions seriously enough to give it an acting win and DePaiva was nominated for the wrong year.
Byrne, Flannery, Zimmer & Stafford are always fantastic but this was really a two horse race between NLG & Slezak.
NLG was the expected winner after a fantastic year. Kristina was sick in the hospital and in dire need of a stem cell transplant. The truth finally comes out; Ned isn’t Kristina’s father, Sonny is. Sam happens to be pregnant with Sonny’s baby at the same time. If Sam agrees to induce labor, her baby’s stem cells can be used to save Kristina’s life. Sam refuses because there is a small chance that inducing labor could kill her baby. Alexis confronts Sam in the hospital chapel and begs her to induce. When Sam says no, Alexis screams at her until Sam goes into labor. Sam’s baby dies and Kristina lives. The scenes screamed Emmy and easily should have finally won NLG the lead prize. But, as usual, she bungled her 2nd submission. She had brilliant scenes from earlier in the year where Alexis is stuck in an elevator with Carly during the Port Charles Hotel fire and believing she won’t survive, tearfully admits to Carly that Ned isn’t Kristina’s father, Sonny is. They’re saved and Carly uses the secret to blackmail Alexis. She didn’t submit them. Instead, she went with stupid comedic scenes of Ric and Alexis shopping for a Christmas tree that never should have made it anywhere near an Emmy reel.
Slezak submitted scenes where Viki’s husband Ben briefly wakes up from his coma on Valentine’s Day. The episode featured sweet, romantic (newly filmed) flashback scenes and moving, emotional monologues at Ben’s bedside.
She paired that subtle episode with an incredibly dramatic one where Ben loses all brain function while Viki’s heart is failing. The only way she can survive is a transplant. Dorian notices that Ben’s heart is a perfect match for Viki’s. Asa & Renee agree to take Ben off life support and to harvest his heart to donate to Viki. Viki is unconscious so her family agrees to the operation on her behalf. Viki comes to and instantly knows something is wrong. She can feel that something has happened to Ben. Her kids tell her everything and say that since she is awake, it is up to her whether or not she takes Ben’s heart. Viki struggles with the decision, delivers a devastating monologue and then agrees to the operation.
The two episodes worked together, told a full story and showed a ton of range. Just a strong, solid, effective reel.
It’s still strange to me that Slezak even got the nomination that year. It was her first nom after winning two consecutive trophies for her DID story in the 90’s. She deserved nominations for many years between ‘96 & ‘05 but didn’t get them, probably because voters felt she had been rewarded enough. I’ll never understand why she suddenly got nominated for this year but not the others. Once she got the nomination, it was an easy win for her since NLG submitted so poorly.September 9, 2021 at 8:58 am #1204446391
Maura West as Ava Jerome (GH)
Nikolas shows up at the gallery to question Ava about the restraining order she took out against him. The two have a huge fight. Ava has two hired goons forcibly remove Nikolas from her place of work.