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May 5, 2019 at 7:37 pm #1202881529
Maura West (and Kassie DePaiva or Beth Maitland, for that matter) not winning this award + the reels not being released this year conclusively proves that this process is entirely corrupt. Let’s hope they get it right in 2020. That woman is undoubtedly the best thing on daytime right now.May 1, 2019 at 3:31 pm #1202876172
Y&R (Dark Horse: GH)
Tyler Christopher, DAYS (Dark Horse: Maurice Bernard, GH)
Maura West, GH (Dark Horse: Marci Miller, DAYS)
Max Gail, GH (Dark Horse: Bryton James, Y&R)
Kassie DePaiva, DAYS (Dark Horse: Mishael Morgan, Y&R)
Lucas Adams, DAYS (Dark Horse: William Lipton, GH)
Chloe Lanier, GH (Dark Horse: Victoria Konefal, DAYS)
Kate Mansi, DAYS (Dark Horse: Wayne Brady, B&B)
Inevitably, there will be upsets; I’m only predicting acting wins for DAYS and GH…Y&R will probably sneak an award or two (Bryton James may upset, Peter Bergman could too). B&B might be completely shut out though; the only category I could see them taking is Lead Actress; which would be incredibly unjust in my opinion.April 25, 2019 at 2:05 pm #1202866702
5. Heather Tom, BB
Listen…I know she’s a good actress. She does decent work in this reel. It’s emotionally powerful and she showcases a few different aspects of her character. But, in my opinion, it’s simply a snoozefest. This isn’t an Emmy reel, and I’m upset that she was nominated over someone like Amelia Heinle or Eileen Davidson.
4. Marci Miller, DAYS
I’m very torn about this reel. I liked Marci Miller in the DID storyline as it aired. But this reel is too abstract and is a better Best Show submission than a Best Actress one— she simply doesn’t do much acting at all, in my opinion. Where are the confrontation scenes with Gabi!? Imo, Marci chose to submit flashy scenes rather than ones that show her skill. You’d think a reel about DID would at least let her show her versatility, but MW shows more versatility in her reel, and she’s only playing one character! Lol. Still, it’s a baity reel choice and she might be able to win a farewell Emmy.
3. Laura Wright, GH
This is classic Laura Wright work. My jaw wasn’t on the floor, but there is a definite emotional impact. The first scene in particular is quite touching— even though I’m immensely annoyed that everyone is still harping on Morgan. I enjoyed the scene with Joss too. But it’s not a cohesive reel; the scenes feel very separate, and it doesn’t showcase anything new.
2. Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, BB
She submitted perfectly! I’m not typically a very big fan of hers, but she is uncharacteristically impressive in this reel. Her scene partners are all solid and enhance her performance without stealing or diverging attention…I’m really pleased with this reel. JMW is winning me over a little bit! Lol! This reel ends on a high note; the last scene is sophisticated and shows a lot of restraint. It contrasts nicely with the more emotionally intense scenes earlier. I could see her pulling an upset! I would be a little disappointed, but she’d be a deserving winner in almost any other year!
1. Maura West, GH
She is the titan of daytime television right now, and no one makes the death of a child feel more real than MW. The bodybag scene is so incredibly difficult to watch (and even listen to— her cries are so guttural and touching)…I could feel her pain. And just as I worried her reel was going to be one-note, then came along the scene with Avery. I was in tears all over again. MW played every layer of Ava’s grief…And that final scene, when Ava hand her hands in the dirt, a chill ran down my spine. This is the most impactful Emmy reel I have watched in years. Bravo MW! If she doesn’t walk away with the trophy, it’s a travesty.
I know people will root for MM or JMW, because it’s always exciting to have someone win in the category for the first time, and both of these girls have put in admirable effort over the past year. But I would encourage everyone to try and suppress the “shiny new toy” syndrome and watch these reels for what they truly are. MW undoubtedly comes out on top, in my opinion.April 25, 2019 at 1:22 pm #1202866647
This is an EXTREMELY competitive category. I see Kassie DePaiva and Beth Maitland as the front runners.
5. Vernee Watson, GH
This reel is extremely well acted, but the material is simply not dramatic enough to net Watson a second Emmy, imo. Still, I would be okay seeing her win as I love her on GH and hope she stays around for years to come.
4. Linsey Godfrey, DAYS
There are a few moments where Godfrey slips into hysterics and it really has a negative effect on the reel as a whole. Personally, I’m not a very big fan of hers— I find her screeching in this reel to be pretty grating. But it’s dramatic material and classic soap acting, imo. I hope she doesn’t win.
3. Mishael Morgan, Y&R
So incredibly touching. She does particularly well in the final moments, when Hilary tells Devon to move on someday. A few tears definitely fell when I watched this reel…however, it is quite long, and not very active. It dragged towards the middle, and I could see this being an issue.
3. Martha Madison, DAYS
Something tells me the tie in this category happened between Madison and Morgan, I don’t really know why. Martha Madison submitted perfectly, and her reel doesn’t drag at all. I was captivated the full length of the reel and LOVED the intricacy of Belle and John’s conflict. Brilliant writing and a brilliant performance!
2. Beth Maitland, YR
Beth Maitland is definitely my sentimental favorite…her reel is the most versatile. The scene about Colleen juxtaposed with her confrontation scene with Ashley and Jack was fantastic. I would be thrilled to see her win. However, as FreemanGriffin pointed out, her reel doesn’t end on a strong note, and it’s very long…she probably could have shaved off a scene or two, and this might cost her the Emmy.
1. Kassie DePaiva, DAYS
The best Emmy reels always have a certain atmosphere or mood— when I watch them, they feel like significant, monumental work…This is how I felt about Kassie’s reel. It’s the perfect length; it never drags, and I was entranced the whole way through. It shows both Eve’s intensity and her vulnerability; Kassie DePaiva handled the Brady/Eve scenes with such subtlety and class, and the scenes with Ben are just the kind of excitement needed to compliment them. I would love to see Kassie accept the award, especially because she didn’t win in 2016 like she should have.April 25, 2019 at 1:04 pm #1202866622
GH or Days for the win!!! I’m pulling for GH because I think their submissions are much better, despite the fact that Days had a better year start-to-finish. The Nurse’s Ball in particular this year was so brilliant, Sonny and Mike’s performance was so touching and MW brought the house down!April 25, 2019 at 1:01 pm #1202866616
I really like Lipton’s reel. I think he has great instincts as a young actor. I’m really NOT a fan of Stitt’s; Oscar really doesn’t feel like a real teenager to me. I think Lucas Adams will win (deservedly so) though part of me wants Lipton to take it!April 25, 2019 at 12:59 pm #1202866610
I think Maurice Bernard has the strongest reel— I thought Jon Lindstrom would, but his is just not layered or nuanced enough. However, clearly the Emmy voters do not really enjoy MB’s work (neither do I, usually), so I think Tyler Christopher will win. His reel is fantastic and subtle. He’s the dark horse here.
5. Jon Lindstrom, GH
His reel dragged on for what seemed like forever, and it felt like the same scene was happening over and over again! This is an example of how NOT to make an Emmy reel. Which is awful, because Jon Lindstrom has really been doing some fantastic work in the Kevin/Ryan storyline. It’s a pity that his reel does not showcase much of it.
4. Billy Flynn, DAYS
I really appreciate the dramatic/comedic contrast in this reel…I remember thinking Billy Flynn did some wonderful work when he found out Abigail was pregnant back when the episode aired. And the scenes delivering the baby mesh so well. I don’t think he will win, and I think there are people who deserve it more, but this is a solid reel.
3. Peter Bergman, YR
This really tugs on the heartstrings. I’ve never been a huge fan of Jack Abbott, but I really did feel for him in this reel…The moments with Ashley leading up to the explosion at the end of the reel were fantastic. I’m impressed! I wouldn’t be surprised if he won; he is an Emmy favorite, after all.
2. Maurice Bernard, GH
I have to preface this: I really DON’T like Maurice Bernard as an actor, nor do I enjoy his character on GH. But this reel is so poignant, and subtle…out of all his years on GH, it might be my favorite work of his. It’s so well constructed, and I love that it finishes with the Nurse’s Ball performance. I wouldn’t mind seeing him win at all!
1. Tyler Christopher, DAYS
As much as Maurice Bernard’s reel touched me, this reel had me on the edge of my seat. That scene with Kate Mansi is, without a doubt, one of the best scenes in daytime television all year. I was worried this reel might seem disjointed, but when I watched it all, it worked perfectly; it had ups and downs and transitioned smoothly. It shows so many facets and layers of Stefan DiMera…bravo TC! He might not win because his work isn’t flashy, but he deserves it in my opinion.April 25, 2019 at 12:57 pm #1202866602
I think Chloe is the most deserving, and I appreciate that her reel is succinct. Some of these other reels are ridiculously long and drag on…it’s the Younger Actress category. No one needs to have a reel that is over 10 minutes, imo. Sometimes less is more.April 25, 2019 at 12:56 pm #1202866597
Kate Mansi deserves the trophy imo!!! I think she will win. Like FreemanGriffin said, though, Patricia Bethune could upset.April 25, 2019 at 11:31 am #1202866434
I love Maura West. I also love Marci Miller. Miller had a better year overall— she had consistently amazing material and put in some great performances. I went back and watched the scenes both she and MW submitted….and I must say that I think her reel is pretty lackluster. It lacks any “big moment,” and focuses too much on the abstract elements of the DID storyline. MW submitted flawlessly. It’s interesting to me that she used NONE of the standalone episode…it’s not a bad choice. I loved that episode, but this way, her reel is entirely about Kiki; it’s very cohesive.
Yeah, so for me, MW is legit miles above the rest, with JMW in second, LW in third, MM in fourth, and HT in fifth (with a reel that just about put me to sleep, frankly).March 21, 2019 at 12:21 pm #1202824665
Maura West and Genie Francis are magic together on GH. The same goes for Laura Wright and Maura, who shared scenes on Tuesday! I’ve been loving all the scenes between the women on the show lately, and I hope GH continues to focus on them. I’d love a SL where Ava, Carly, Laura, and Felicia team up to track down and kill Ryan.March 21, 2019 at 12:19 pm #1202824660
March 19th and 21st
Lead Actress: Maura West
19th- A drunken Ava Jerome visits Carly to see her daughter.
21st- Ava, once again drunk, meets Laura on the pier and thanks her for her kindness through everything.
I’m already hoping for back-to-back Emmys for MW in 2019/2020. I know many people prefer having fresh blood win (it’s more exciting sometimes) but I truly believe MW deserves two more statues.March 13, 2019 at 4:43 pm #1202815476
March 13th, 2019
Best Actress: Maura West
During a conversation with Franco, Ava Jerome grapples with the fact that her fiancé was not the man she thought he was.
She continually tops herself ! I don’t know how she does it. I loved the blend of humor and drama in this episode, it was fantastic.March 11, 2019 at 12:09 pm #1202812607
March 11th, 2019
Best Actress: Maura West
Seconding all of FreemanGriffin’s citations, but especially Ms. West. She just made herself a strong contender for back to back Emmys in 2019/2020. Incredible, chilling work.