Soaps.com predicts the future!
Earlier this week, Soaps.com posted their Sixth Annual Sudzies winners. The readers chose the following actors and actresses who they felt were worth winning a Sudzie, which basically means they feel the actors are deserving of a Daytime Emmy. Play along with some of the Soaps.com writers while we wait for the festivities to begin and share our own predictions. Let us know if yours match ours.
Outstanding Actor Sudzies Winner: Maurice Benard (Sonny, "GH")
Who heâ€™s up against for a Daytime Emmy: Darnell Williams (Jesse, "AMC") , John McCook (Eric, "B&B"), Anthony Geary (Luke, "GH") and Robert S. Woods (Bo, "OLTL").
Christine Fix: "I have a feeling Anthony will take home the statue."
Matt Purvis: Matt thinks Anthony should win. "The material he got was bleak but it was an actor's wet dream and he played it to the hilt."
Lori Wilson: Lori thinks Anthony gave a â€˜devastating performanceâ€™. "While his denial about his alcoholism after killing Jake was infuriating, Geary somehow managed to make us still care about Luke Spencer as he delivered some tough love to Lucky."
Amy Mistretta: Amy thinks Anthony Geary should win, but says, "If the hype surrounding Brenda's return and Port Charles exit is any indication, Maurice Benard."
Outstanding Actress/ Sudzies Winner: Erika Slezak (Viki, "OLTL")
Who sheâ€™s up against for a Daytime Emmy: Debbi Morgan (Angie, "AMC"), Heather Tom (Katie, "B&B"), Crystal Chappell (Carly, "DOOL"), Laura Wright (Carly "GH").
Christine says, "Erika deserves it. Erika should take home the Daytime Emmy for the D.I.D storyline. Then again, with "GH" being in the spotlight this year, the show could turn into the "General Hospital Entertainment Emmys." Remember the year "Y&R" took over? Which one you ask?
Matt disagrees. He thinks Laura Wright should win. "Her character is usually only written in two registers but she fills them with enough twinkles and smirks that it makes all the difference." Who he thinks will actually take home the statue? "Erika Slezak."
Amy says Erika deserves it. "2011 was yet another year where she knocked Viki's D.I.D. storyline out of park with emotion, humor and inner strength."
Outstanding Supporting Actor/ Sudzies Winner: Matthew Ashford (Jack, "DOOL")
Who heâ€™s up against for a Daytime Emmy: "GH" actors Bradford Anderson (Spinelli), Sean Blakemore (Shawn), Jonathan Jackson (Lucky), and Jason Thompson (Patrick).
Christine says, "Matthew Ashford deserves it. Not because I adore him and "DOOL," but because he was so genuine in his acting throughout the P.T.S.D storyline that itâ€™s truly well deserved. Jonathan Jackson was nobody to scoff at either."
Matt says, "Matthew Ashford. Not just because he's good but because he always stops himself from going over the top."
Amy says, "Jonathan Jackson - In my eyes none of the other Emmy reels surpassed the emotion in Jackson's. I think others will see that too."
Lori says, "Jonathan Jackson. No one brings the tears and pain as seamlessly and believably as Jackson."
Outstanding Supporting Actress/Sudzies Winner: Melissa Claire Egan (Annie, "AMC")
Who sheâ€™s up against for a Daytime Emmy: "GH" actresses Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) and Rebecca Herbst (Liz), and from "Y&R," Genie Francis (Genevieve) and Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe).
Christine says, "Nancy Lee Grahn is perhaps one of the most underrated actresses in Daytime but Melissaâ€™s Daytime Emmy reel showcased her talent. She earned a statue in my eyes."
Matt says, "Nancy Lee Grahn. She's usually given short shrift but, whenever they actually use her, she quickly reminds you why." Even though Matt thinks Nancy deserves it, he thinks Elizabeth Hendrickson will win.
Amy says Rebecca Herbst should win. "She portrayed a mother fighting at all costs to keep her child alive and exhibited the raw emotion of a situation none of us ever want to be in. If I can't have Herbst walking off the stage with the award, it'll most likely be Melissa Claire Egan."