As The World Turns Emmy Pre-Noms!
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Soaps.com has learned that the Emmy pre-noms are in for the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards. Here’s a rundown of who is on the list from As The World Turns.
For the lead actress category, Terri Columbino (Katie Snyder) and Maura West (Carly Tenney) are pre-nominated.
From missing out on getting a baby to finally having one and losing her husband, Katie had a pretty emotionally trying year and even if she seemed to spend a lot of it attempting to get some bed rest, the rest of the time she was wide awake and playing nicely off of the many men entangled in her life.
Maura West pushed Carly further than she’s ever gone as she collapsed into alcoholism and a chaotic relationship with Craig only to pull herself back together by the end of the year. Kudos to her for never allowing her character to ever seem like too much of a victim.
Lead Actor pre-nominees go to Jon Lindstorm (Craig Montgomery) and Michael Park (Jack Snyder).
Lindstrom managed to nicely re-invent one of the show’s best established characters with a spin all his own and effortless charisma. He also punches passion into all of his relationships, whether it’s with Carly or her very own sister.
Jack fell apart as the year went on with a dysfunctional marriage and a brother accidentally dead by his own hand. Park managed to sink into the mire of emotional dejection and still master the sarcastic comeback.
Supporting Actress pre-noms go to Cady McClain (Rosanna Cabot) and Julie Pinson (Janet Snyder).
Rosanna returned for a few months as a rather different character than she’d left and quickly fell back in love with her old lover/enemy, Craig. Through the entire ordeal, Cady gave the character fragility and thoughtfulness.
Julie Pinson had the daunting task of playing one of the most divisive characters on the show and successfully filled her, flaws and all, while managing to provide a foil to some of the most overbearing characters in Oakdale.
Supporting Actor pre-nominations go to Trent Dawson (Henry Coleman) and Austin Peck (Brad Snyder).
Trent Dawson provided more comic bravado as his relationship with his lady love, Vienna, accelerated and decayed. He became the new Stenbeck heir and had to hold his own against his mad mother. Even with some stiff competition, he still proved to be a scene stealer and often the saving grace in some lackluster plots.
Austin Peck's role as Brad underwent a significant overhaul before being killed off and left to haunt the town as a ghost. Even dead, he managed to provide his story with charm and some of the most emotionally complicated work of his career.
The only Younger Actress pre-nom this year is Marnie Schulenburg (Alison Stewart).
Alison's dysfunctional relationship with Casey, her struggles at work and her ongoing battle with her inner demons defined most of her year. She also found a new brother and dealt with her crazy family, giving the character a natural and vulnerable air.
Outstanding Younger Actor Mick Hazen (Parker Snyder) and Billy Magnussen (Casey Hughes).
Parker matured a lot last year as he dealt with his mother's drinking problems, having Craig dragged into his life and Liberty going through one trauma after another. While Meredith Hagner, sadly, wasn't entered for a pre-nom, it would be hard to imagine her excellent work without the consistency which Mick gave their scenes together.
Magnussen's charisma and highly laid back performance often overshadow how finely nuanced his scenes can be, even when his character is written in a flaky way. The return of his brother and his ongoing relationship with Alison dominated his character last year.
Are there any actors who you wish had been pre-nominated by their peers but didn't make the list? Are you excited about the nominations and the Emmys? Soaps.com will continue to keep you informed of any nominations for the show and we’ll be there to provide extensive coverage of the awards. You can read about other Daytime pre-noms in our various soap News Rooms.