The time is drawing near and by Sunday night all of the hype will be over and we will know exactly who took home a Daytime Emmy Award - and in which categories.
While we wait, some of the writers of Soaps.com wanted to share their Emmy predictions with our readers…
Predictions are never easy. Viewing all of the Daytime Emmy reels is certainly time consuming and though I have my own favorites, I can see where the Academy would choose one actor/actress or show over another, so this year I’m going to give my own thoughts of who I’d like to see win and who might actually win! Whether or not my "predictions" will pan out doesn’t matter. This is all in fun. I don’t believe that we are ‘experts’ who could do a better job than the soap fans, so I’ve added some of their thoughts and a few of my staff’s thoughts and I did try to be objective! Try… the operative word. Those who haven’t viewed the Emmy reels may not understand my choices until Emmy day, because they’re all based on those scenes that the actors have used. It may not be ideal, but that’s where it’s at. As for those who have made their own predictions, they are going by what they’ve watched and kudos to them, because they’ve got some great ideas on who should take home that illustrious Emmy, Sunday!
As Editor-in-Chief of Soaps.com, here are my predictions…
All of the shows, AMC, B&B, and DOOL put up some great reels. AMC had delivered scenes of the tornado and B&B was an emotional reel of Storm’s suicide. DOOL’s scenes were from the plane crash, courtesy of Ava, Steve’s ex. I’m going to vote B&B and say that it’s likely that All My Children will steal the Emmy!
All My Children’s direction during the tornado will probably win, and I think they should.
Outstanding Lead Actress:
It’s between Debbi Morgan (Angie, AMC), Maura West (Carly, ATWT), Susan Flannery (Stephanie, B&B), Susan Haskell (Marty, OLTL), Jeanne Cooper (Katherine, Y&R), and Jeanne Cooper rocked her dual role last year. She should win this year but I’m thinking One Life to Live's Susan Haskell may steal the show this time around.
Thorsten Kaye (Zach, AMC), Peter Reckell (Bo, DOOL), Anthony Geary (Luke, GH) Daniel Cosgrove (Bill, GL) and Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Y&R) are nominated, and I’m torn on this one. Christian LeBlanc always gets my vote, but Anthony Geary’s tape was better than Christian’s (Though I loved that Christmas Scrooge episode on Y&R) and I think multiple role playing General Hospital's Geary could take it. Again!
Outstanding Lead Actress:
Melissa Claire Egan (Annie, AMC), Alicia Minshew (Kendall, AMC), Julie Pinson (Janet, ATWT), Tamara Braun (ex-Ava, DOOL), Bree Williamson (Jessica, OLTL) are the players and though again, I am leaning towards Days of Our Lives' Tamara for her incredible role as disturbed Ava, OLTL's Bree has got to take the Emmy this year with her portrayal of a person with DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) and that’s the scene she submitted.
Outstanding Supporting Actor:
They are as follows, Vincent Irizarry (David, AMC), Jacob Young (JR, AMC), Van Hansis (Luke, ATWT), Bradford Anderson (Spinelli, GH) and Jeff Branson (Shayne, Guiding Light). I truly have no idea on this one and seem to be leaning toward Jeff Branson, who submitted the scene where he finds out Reva has cancer. Van’s scenes were decent and I would have predicted him but they weren’t as strong as Jeff’s.
Outstanding Younger Actress:
Meredith Hagner (Liberty, ATWT), Rachel Melvin (ex-Chelsea, DOOL), Kirsten Storms (Maxie, GH), Julie Berman (Lulu, GH) and Emily O'Brien (Jana, Y&R) are the nominees and I’ll be honest, I wanted Rachel to win this year as I did last year but seeing her Emmy scene where she’s recovering from surgery from Dr. Jonas made me realize that the Academy may not choose her and based on General Hospital's Kirsten Storms and Julie Berman’s even better scenes, I’m sure one of them will take the Emmy.
Outstanding Younger Actor:
Cornelius Smith, Jr. (Frankie, AMC), Blake Berris (ex-Nick, DOOL), Darin Brooks (ex-Max, DOOL), EJ Bonilla (Rafe, GL) and Bryton James (Devon, Y&R) are our nominees, and I was a fan of Berris’ acting all last year and simply put, he’s who I want to win.
Best Show: B&B
Lead Actor: Anthony Geary
Lead Actress: Jeanne Cooper
Supporting Actor: Jeff Branson
Supporting Actress: Tamara Braun
Younger Actor: Cornelious Smith Jr.
Younger Actress: Julie Marie Berman
We’ve one prediction from my personal assistant and OLTL writer, Amy Mistretta. "Though there are a lot of great actors and actresses nominated this year, I only have one prediction that I can fully put my whole backing into… Bree Williamson (Jessica Brennan) will take home the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress. If she doesn't, I'll be shocked, especially since I think she could have taken home the award for Outstanding Lead Actress - given her emotional, tear jerking, edge of your seat scenes surrounding Nash's (Forbes March) death and her ability to play three very different characters at once: Jess, Tess and Bess. I would like to see One Life to Live win in the Outstanding Writing and Directing Team categories. The show displayed some of its best writing in 2008, which spilled over into 2009, keeping the storylines alive." That’s two predictions for Bree! Will they pan out?
Outstanding Drama Series she named Days of our Lives. "I believe Days really picked up this year with their writing, directing, acting. The plots are much better and more engaging. They definitely deserve the acknowledgment!"
For Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, she says, "Jeanne Cooper Katherine Chancellor, The Young and the Restless. She's just great. Enough said. [Editor’s note: Who can argue with that? We all adore Jeanne!]
For Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Rolla predicts a tossup. "Between Peter Reckell (Bo Brady, DOOL, and Christian Jules LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin, The Young and the Restless) She admits: "Peter and Christian have both been phenomenal this year. I can't pick!"
She predicted the Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series. "Emily O'Brien (Jana Fisher, The Young and the Restless.)
Outstanding Young Actor in a Drama Series, Blake Berris (Nick Fallon, Days of our Lives) and says, "Too bad he's off the show, he was amazing especially at the end!!"
For Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team, she chose Days of our Lives and felt that Y&R should have been on the nomination list for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team.
She even chose the technical awards! For Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series, she feels The Young and the Restless is deserving and for Outstanding Original Song for a Drama Series, she put up two songs from The Young and The Restless: "All My Days Filled With You," and "For All Time."
And last, but not least, Allyson Wells, one of our regular writers has also went all out and predicted the winners from the entire list!
For Outstanding Dramatic Series, she chose All My Children.
For Outstanding Lead Actor, she chose Daniel Cosgrove (Bill, Guiding Light).
Her prediction on Outstanding Lead Actress is Susan Haskell, who plays Marty on OLTL.
She says, for Outstanding Supporting Actor, Jeff Branson, (Shayne, Guiding Light) should take the award.
The Outstanding Supporting Actress Award should go to Bree Williamson, Jessica from One Life To Live. That’s our third prediction for Bree, today!
For an Outstanding Younger Actor Award, she felt it belongs to Blake Berris, (ex-Nick, DOOL) and for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Dramatic Series, she felt the lovely Emily O’Brien, Jana from Y&R should take home the award!
Do you agree with these predictions? Do you have some predictions of your own? Please leave them for Soaps.com below, as well as any thoughts on who should have been included in the final nominations. Be sure to stop back here Sunday night, as we'll be blogging live from our Coverage Section with highlights from the show and, from backstage, where we’ll be talking to the winners as they’re announced!
- Christine Fix