Scenery chewing will be well represented at this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards — if by just one actress. Former General Hospital star Lindsey Morgan (Kristina) received a nomination in the Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series category. Co-star Kristen Alderson (ex-Starr) also landed a nomination. READ MORE
Sorry, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Bold and the Beautiful. Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless were the only soaps to land Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series nominations for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
Days of Our Lives may have earned some Daytime Emmy love in the Lead Actress and Supporting Actress categories, but not among the Lead Actor or Supporting Actor categories. General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson (Spinelli), The Bold and the Beautiful’s Scott Clifton (Liam) and The Young and the Restless’ Jeff Branson (ex-Ronan) and Billy Miller (Billy) all received nods.
The Young and the Restless dominated the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category with three Daytime Emmy nominations for Peter Bergman (Jack), Doug Davidson (Paul) and Michael Muhney (Adam). General Hospital’s Jason Thompson (Patrick) earned his soap's only Lead Actor nod.
TV Guide’s Michael Logan has published his yearly prediction about which soaps have the best and worst chance of landing a Daytime Emmy Best Drama nomination. From the report:
The Bold and the Beautiful: After months and months of that hopelessly inane Liam-Hope-Steffy drivel, exec producer-head writer Brad Bell finally put the "bold" back in his show by killing off its longtime matriarch Stephanie Forrester with lung cancer — a move that was painful yet weirdly exhilarating and ballsy beyond belief. Bell wisely submitted the two episodes (shows 6448 and 6449, airdates: Nov. 12-13, 2012) where Stephanie's family and friends gather for an Irish-themed party to celebrate her life, little knowing they'll also be saying goodbye. Watching Celtic Woman perform "Danny Boy" at the bash was enough to put us on the floor, but the kicker left us immobile. Out of nowhere, Stephanie announces that she's going off to die at an undisclosed location and that no one — not even her children — will ever see her again. It was shocking, cruel, heartbreaking and so very Stephanie, who was a control freak to the very end. You've never seen anything like it in soaps, and you never will again.
Chance of a nomination: Excellent. READ MORE