Nancy Lee Grahn sounds off on Twitter about the Emmys................
Anyone who follows GH's Nancy Lee Grahn, as I do, on Twitter can attest to the fact that she's nothing if not witty and entertaining. She's also fairly opinionated, which can easily be misinterpreted by many as being bitchy and or unreasonable. Robin Strasser is guilty of the same level of "bluntness," in her own unique way. However, Nancy recently took to Twitter to discuss her personal feelings about the ATROCITY that took place in the Younger Actress category, as well as her personal feeling of blame and sadness over the result. Interesting read. As always, I have posted both the e-mail link and the text, in case certain posters can't access the link on their computers. Enjoy. Hopefully, you will learn why I love this woman so much!!
Nancy Lee Grahn
On Wednesday 22nd June 2011, @NancyLeeGrahn said:
Let me start by saying, it is very hard to get me to lose my sense of humor. Sunday night, I had none until after it was all over and I finally saw my friend Michelle Stafford and said, "What the F#*K was that?” That is the summation of my experience from the moment I put my expensively adorned feet on that foot long red carpet, until the Tylenol PM kicked in and I woke up the next morning.
"What the F#*k was that?" can be interpreted any way you choose and that will be up to you, let your imagination take flight. To say any more would be unproductive and quite frankly, self-serving. However, to not say anything at all would fool no one, due to the fact that I am ridiculously transparent and most of you can read my mind anyway.
I will, however, share this one thing with you. Lexi Ainsworth's performance in her submission reel was incomparable. I've been acting for a long time and we all wish we had an Emmy reel that spot on. It would have, in my opinion, been unbeatable in any category.
I was so sure that Lexi would win, that I urged her to prepare her speech so she would say exactly what she wanted because she would remember the moment forever. I assured her she would win and because she looks up to me, she unfortunately believed me. I love this child and not only witnessed her performance, I viewed every single reel in her category. Because of what I believe any trained actor could only see as a slam dunk, I unknowingly set up my TV baby to get unjustifiably crushed.
Because of her class, intelligence and beautiful heart, Lexi handled her loss with maturity and grace. I on the other hand did not. I got up and left the room. I was misbehaved, pissed off, and anything but graceful. I got outraged for Lexi who should've been, but had more maturity and clearly more dignity in the moment than I did.
My Achilles heel is my kids, on TV or not, and I don't handle it well when they are not treated fairly, especially if I created the expectation that they would be. Why did I ever say anything to her besides you should win and I hope you do? Why would I have faith in a judging system that could go so awry?
The judging system has had to be continually adjusted for the Daytime Emmy's to ensure the voting process is equitable. In my opinion, a blue Ribbon panel is the only way to prevent what appears to me to be results that undermine the integrity of what an Emmy should mean. We must do better.
And now for the good news; I am genuinely excited about what Garin Wolf , Ron Carlivati and Jill Phelps are bringing to the new and better GH. They have such an investment in all of you as an audience. Please start watching and keep watching. We have no plans to go anywhere. Just sit back, and let us entertain you. You are loved and appreciated.