The Most Likely Winner for Best Supporting Actor at the Daytime Emmy Awards 2020
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Heartbreak, threats, and confrontations in Supporting Actor highlights.
Soaps.com previously shared the 47th Daytime Emmy nominations, which includes Outstanding Supporting Actor nominations for Days of our Lives’ Wally Kurth (Ned), Chandler Massey (Will) and Paul Telfer (Xander); General Hospital’s James Patrick Stuart (Valentine); and Young & Restless’ Bryton James (Devon) and Mark Grossman (Adam Newman). Though full Emmy submission scenes were not released this year, we based our predictions on the highlight reel the Daytime Emmys posted on social media.
2019 submitted scenes
Days of our Lives’ Wally Kurth’s submission includes Justin opening up to Kayla about Adrienne on their one year anniversary from November 18, 2019. Meanwhile, Chandler Massey submitted the episode of an imprisoned Will ending his marriage to Sonny on December 16, 2019. Finally, Paul Telfer’s reel includes clips of Xander expressing his love for Sarah and Mickey on December 13, 2019 and Xander firing Ciara from Titan on December 16, 2019.
General Hospital’s James Patrick Stuart’s highlight reel includes scenes of Valentin in the aftermath of his failed wedding. One clip sees Valentin confronting Lulu for the damage she caused Charlotte by outing Sasha at his wedding to Nina on October 8, 2019, while the other includes Valentin gleefully informing Laura he threw out Helena’s portrait on October 10.
The Young and the Restless’ Mark Grossman submitted scenes from August 30, 2019 of Adam accusing Victor of using his mother’s memory to lure him out and having run him over. Meanwhile, Bryton James submitted his scene from April 25, 2019 of Devon eulogizing Neil.
Here are the #DaytimeEmmys nominees for Outstanding Supporting Actor!
Mark Grossman @YandR_CBS #YR │ Bryton James @YandR_CBS #YR │ Wally Kurth @nbcdays #DAYS │ Chandler Massey @nbcdays #DAYS │ James Patrick Stuart @GeneralHospital #GH │ Paul Telfer @nbcdays #DAYS pic.twitter.com/V0j5nsw2a0
— Daytime Emmys (@DaytimeEmmys) June 12, 2020
There is something captivating about all the Best Supporting Actor performances. However, James Patrick Stuart always gives such an interesting performance that his clips leapt off the screen for me. His Valentin is angry, snide, vindictive, hurt. It’s never just one emotion with him. Viewers can see the wheels constantly spinning in the once thought to be Cassadine’s head and it adds complexity to every scene he’s in.
Should Stuart not take home the Emmy, I expect it might go to Bryton James. Honestly, every actor who performed during Neil’s funeral is worthy of a win. To grieve in character while grieving in real life deserves to be honored and James more than stepped up to the challenge with his heartbreaking performance. His quiet, honest work is something I’ve long admired and it really shone through in the scenes of Devon mourning Neil.
Find out if our predictions come true by watching the Daytime Emmys on Friday June 26 at 8:00 PM ET on CBS. View all the nominees in the gallery below and tell us who you think will win on the big night. Then sign up for Soaps.com’s newsletter for all the upcoming Daytime Emmy coverage and interviews.