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Soaps.com's 2013 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Predictions.

Friday, June 14 2013
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Soaps.com's writers predict winners!

Soaps.com posted the Seventh Annual Sudzies winners which were full of surprises. Since the fans don't have their say during the Daytime Emmys, our readers chose their favorite actors and actresses they felt were worth winning a Sudzie, for their fine acting all year. Our writers spent time watching Daytime Emmy reels and came up with a few predictions. Will our picks be validated come Daytime Emmy night?

Drama Series:


Hollie Deese: "'GH' all the way!"

Violette DeSantis:
"'General Hospital." The rain storm where Téa and Sam have their babies. Any clip with two women giving birth in a storm with mobsters running around and two certified mental patients playing God with the newborns wins in my book, hands down. Especially given the fact that it is a blended soap with 'GH' and 'OLTL' characters.

Christine Fix:
"The 'DOOL' Daytime Emmy reel was explosive, 'B&B's' clip from Stephanie's death scene was very powerful, making me torn between the two.

Amy Mistretta:
"As a 'One Life To Live' fan I would love to predict that the show will win in this category, but they didn't have many episodes to choose from since they were only on until January 13, 2012. Their Emmy reel for the 'Fraternity Row' cancellation on January 12 paid homage to the show's unfortunate cancellation but didn't stand out to me as Emmy worthy. With that being said, I predict that 'General Hospital' will take home the award for their Emmy reel surrounding the June 1 'Birth Of Sam And Tea's Babies' storyline. Baby-switching is nothing new to Daytime, but for Llanview and Port Charles fans alike this was a whopper. Todd Manning (Roger Howarth) delivering and ultimately switching Tea's (Florencia Lozano) baby with Sam's started a whirlwind of devastation to come. Not to mention, viewers were able to reconnect with Michael Easton and Kelly Monaco on screen from their 'Port Charles' days, as John helped deliver Sam's baby, who was later believed to have died."

Verachan Martyr:
"'General Hospital'. While the scenes between Florencia Lozano (Téa Delgado) and Roger Howarth (Todd Manning) gave me some measure of 'OLTL' closure, it was the heroic labor and delivery scenes between Kelly Monaco (Sam McCall) and Michael Easton (John McBain) that were a true gift."

Matt Purvis:
"Aimer tells me 'OLTL' should win, but she also said that 'GH' is likely to take it home this year and she's always right. Besides, half the 'GH' episode submitted was really 'OLTL' anyway."

Lead Actor:


Christine Fix:
"'Y&R’s' Michael Muhney (Adam Newman) and Doug Davidson (Paul Williams) both submitted fantastic Daytime Emmy reels but Davidson's got this.

Hollie Deese:
"My pick is Doug Davidson and his struggle with killing his own son, whom Paul feared he turned into a killer by his years of neglect. The fact he had to turn himself in to his own daughter added another level of emotion and his experience showed through in his stunning portrayal of a man full of regret."

Violette DeSantis:
"'GH's'Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake). Some of Thompson's best work. Tissues required."

Verachan Martyr:
"Jason Thomson. He portrayed a piercing level of despair over Robin's death that had me in tears because it was so hard to watch his own."

Matt Purvis:
"'Y&R's' Michael Muhney. He injected a simmering intensity into all of his scenes but marshaled them all carefully so that they could unfold like a well-planned stage performance."

Lori Wilson:
"Michael Muhney and Peter Bergman are both solid actors but their reels highlighted stuff we've always seen from them. I was impressed with Doug Davidson's scenes, but of the four nominees, Jason Thompson's reel evoked the most emotion. Viewers didn't see Thompson's acting, they just felt Patrick's pain over losing Robin, which never went over the top."

Candace Young:
"Muhney or Davidson from 'Y&R'. Both brilliant."


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Lead Actress:


Hollie Deese:
"I don’t see how they could give it to anyone other than 'B&B's' Susan Flannery for her swan song, although 'DOOL's' Peggy McKay (Caroline) has a chance with her touching struggle with her memory lapses. Tough call this year."

Violette DeSantis:
"Do I have to pick? I can't make a call. What incredible actresses they each are. They each deserve to win."

Christine Fix:
"'B&B's' Susan Flannery (ex-Stephanie Forrester). The obvious choice!"

Verachan Martyr:
"'B&B's' Susan Flannery hands down! Her last days' scenes were so unforgettable that Stephanie was probably met with a red carpet and her name in neon lights when she drifted to the other side."

Matt Purvis:
"B&B's Susan Flannery. It was the exit performance for one of the genre's greatest dames. She has to win."

Lori Wilson:
"Susan Flannery will probably win for her swan song on 'B&B'. Not that it won't be deserved, but her reel was more about Brooke Logan than Stephanie Forrester. Despite Flannery possibly being the sentimental favorite, Heather Tom's depiction of Katie going through postpartum depression could earn her another statue."

Candace Young:
"Has to be 'B&B’s' Susan Flannery this year!"

Supporting Actor:


Christine Fix:
"No question. 'Y&R's' Billy Miller's (Billy Abbott) got this."

Hollie Deese:
"I have to go with 'GH’s' Bradford Anderson (Damian Spinelli) for finally laying it on the line with Maxie (Jen Lilley). His heartbreak, pain and even undying love showed through as he laid out to her all he has done for her. He stood up for himself with strength and love and it was great."

Violette DeSantis:
"Bradford Anderson. Knowing all the character went through to get to that moment, I'd think Anderson was consistent enough to win with that scene."

Verachan Martyr:
"'B&B's' Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer). His scenes with Don Diamont (Bill Spencer) did it for me. This is probably the one time this year that Clifton could really enjoy getting Liam to stop ping-ponging between a Forrester and a Logan long enough to be re-baptized as a Spencer. For this one moment alone, I think he should win.

Matt Purvis:
"Billy Miller. Because he managed to do sarcasm in a way that was so complex it exposed all of the gears in his character's head."

Lori Wilson:
"I couldn't pick a winner in this category. I'm always impressed by Bradford Anderson, Billy Miller is a presence and Jeff Branson surprised me with how good his reel was. All three of them also showed a range of emotion throughout. My strongest feeling is that Scott Clifton shouldn't win because I was more riveted by Don Diamont than Clifton, who only portrayed desperation and despair, in their scenes."

Candace Young:
"'GH’s' [Bradford] Anderson is so good, but 'Y&R’s' Billy Miller’s got this handled."

Supporting Actress:


Christine Fix:
"I don't know what place Arianne Zucker went to during the scene she submitted but none of the other nominees held a candle. It's sure to get her the Daytime Emmy."

Hollie Deese: "I still remember how I felt watching 'DOOL's' Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker), accepting the loss of her baby and finally admitting the truth to everyone. Not only was she outstanding in her crushing despair, but her co-stars in those scenes brought their best work in response to her. I was in tears then and am in tears now."

Violette DeSantis:
"Arianne Zucker does it for me. I'm a new 'DOOL' fan and Zucker's character is one of the reasons. She easily evokes emotions in this viewer."

Verachan Martyr:
"'DOOL's' Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker DiMera) deserves to win!

Matt Purvis:
"'DOOL's' Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker). Ari filled her scenes with so much anguished, desperate vitality that they would have worked if she'd just been performing with some bricks."

Lori Wilson:
"I was more impressed with Michelle Stafford in Jessica Collins' (Avery) reel than Jessica Collins, no one can cry like Arianne Zucker, Melissa Claire Egan has the insecure woman thing down pat and Katherine Kelly Lang's Brooke holding Stephanie as she died was touching, but Julie Marie Berman's performance as Lulu trying to understand her demons felt the most honest and layered."

Candace Young: "B&B’s KKL. She has to get one, and the material with Stephanie dying was understated yet powerful – just right."


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Younger Actor:


Hollie Deese: "'DOOL's' Chandler Massey (Will Horton) will probably take home the win, and it would be much deserved for his struggle with his sexuality and heartbreaking chat with Marlena. But if 'Y&R’s' Max Ehrich (Fen) took it home for his unbelievable wide range of emotions from his reel, from cold cruelty to despair and regret, I wouldn’t be mad at all."

Violette DeSantis:
"Chandler Massey. What a winning scene. It brought out the mother in me. It was so moving and made me want to fix the world for anyone going through what Will was going through."

Christine Fix:
"Max Ehrich (Fen) had an impressive reel but Chandler Massey is looking at his second win."

Verachan Martyr:
"'DOOL's' Chandler Massey (Will Horton). Massey ups the acting ante of every actor with whom he shares a scene and this year was no exception."

Matt Purvis:
"'DOOL's' Chandler Massey (Will Horton). Although he won last year, I think he's still got a shot. This year's submission was even stronger. "

Lori Wilson:
"Hands down Chandler Massey. Although, I was impressed with Max Ehrich and look forward to seeing more from him."

Candace Young:
"'Days'' Chandler Massey is the logical pick here."

Younger Actress:


Hollie Deese: "Not sure there is a clear winner in this category, but if I have to go with one it is 'Y&R’s' Hunter Haley-King (Summer) for her comparatively subtle clip over some of the other overly emotional performances. She was a hurt teenager grappling with her identity and growing up, and that came through."

Violette DeSantis:
"Hunter Haley-King. She shines in this reel and I think she can win it. I don't even watch 'Y&R' regularly but I've enjoyed her scenes when I have."

Christine Fix:
"'B&B's' Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester Spencer) nailed it this year, though Hunter Haley-King deserves honorable mention for the scene she chose.

Verachan Martyr:
"Hunter Haley-King. She's got the teenage-angst thing locked down [in this clip]."

Matt Purvis:
"Jacqueline MacInnes Wood. Since nothing has changed, I'll repeat what I said last year. 'She's had the most thankless role in one of the stupidest plots in 'B&B' history and manages to be sympathetic even while doing the unfathomable (I mean, loving Liam).'"

Lori Wilson:
"Jacqueline MacInnes Wood is definitely my choice for this category. Not knowing anything about Hunter Haley King, I did enjoy her reel and can see her winning one day, just not yet. As for the other two actresses in the category they chose scenes that only showcased their ability to cry on cue. MacInnes Wood portrayed Steffy's pain without dissolving into hysterics while also throwing in some humor."

Candace Young:
"Torn between 'GH’s' Kristen Alderson and 'B&B’s' Jacqueline MacInnes Wood. Alderson’s material may give her the edge."

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