To wrap up our series of Soaps.com Writers' Predictions, we bring you last, but certainly not least, Soaps.com Writer/Reporter Shannon Burrell as he chimes in with his predictions for the 2008 Daytime Emmy Awards...
"As always, it was a very exciting year in daytime! Love, marriage, divorce, death, tears, sex, money, cheating, lies and backstabbing; and that's just a recap of one show! Once again, daytime television has kept us tuning in for more 'edge of your seat drama.' Here's how I think the awards ceremony will pan out."
Lead Actor: Christian LeBlanc, Michael Y&R (Fan favorite and previous winner. Christian makes the most of every scene and I wouldn't be surprised one bit if he takes the Emmy this year.)
Lead Actress: Crystal Chappell, Olivia GL (The character of Olivia is very complex and Crystal portrays her wonderfully! She has won in the supporting actress category, and it's only a matter of time before she picks up a win in lead.)
Supporting Actor: Trent Dawson, Henry ATWT (Trent is a previous nominee for his role as Henry. He makes his scenes believable day in and day out. It's hard to tell that he is acting!)
Supporting Actress: Gina Tognoni, Dinah GL (Gina is a previous winner of this award. Dinah had a difficult year recovering from a gun shot to the head. This gave Gina a lot of material to work with and she made the most of it!)
Younger Actor: Van Hansis, Luke ATWT (What a year it has been for Van! He has turned the character of Luke into a role model for young gay viewers. The writing of his character is definitely on his side!)
Younger Actress: Jennifer Landon, ATWT (Jennifer is last year's winner and had another great year to follow it up.)
Writing: Guiding Light (The writing of GL really stands out as being "different" from the other shows. They twist and turn the storylines so that the unexpected happens. I think that will be what wins this award for them.)
Drama Series: The Young and the Restless (Y&R stays true to what daytime drama is all about. The stories are real and believable. Y&R has been #1 in the ratings for years and is no stranger to winning this award.)
"Whew, that was difficult! I am so glad that I am not on the committee that has to make the final decisions! I found myself wanting to declare a tie in many of the categories, but forced myself to choose only one. Am I right? Am I wrong? Check back with Soaps.com after the June 20th ceremony to see the final results. Best of luck to all of the wonderfully talented nominees!"
Well, like they say in soapland, "That's a wrap!" We hope you've enjoyed reading our Soaps.com Writers' Predictions. If you happened to miss any of them, they can be viewed in their entirety Here!
See you at the Emmys!