Countdown to the Emmys: Day 2
We continue to look at the Emmy nominees with our ever-judgey eyes and turn to Younger Actress, also known as the WTFiest category to ever WTF. We know that's not the most eloquent statement we've ever made, but...seriously.
After the jump: watch their Emmy reels and let us know which of these illustrious ladies should win, and who you think will go home with the Emmy.
Vail Bloom as Heather Stevens, The Young and the Restless
Vail Bloom is so, so pretty. If we were giving out Emmy awards based on prettiness, we'd totally give her one. But if we're going based on acting, we can't help but note that she expressed rage and heartbreak over her biological father staying out of her life and allowing her to be raised by an abuser the same way that some people express anguish over their computer crashing the night before a big project is due. Not to mention, she was thoroughly upstaged in this episode by Doug Davidson. And her pearl earrings and necklace. And her kicking side ponytail.
Jennifer Landon as Gwen Munson, As the World Turns
All we know about Jennifer Landon is that she's a Daytime Emmy-winning machine, and Michael Landon's daughter, so we were predisposed to be impressed with her. She seems to have a very natural screen presence and charisma. It's one of the best reels, for sure, and that sounds like it's damning with faint praise amongst this sorry lot, but we genuinely mean it!
Rachel Melvin as Chelsea Brady, Days of Our Lives
We love her. We seriously, seriously love her. Rachel Melvin's refreshing talent was key in taking Chelsea from the second most horrific character in all of daytime to one of the most enjoyable. We love her so much that we're not even going to comment on how utterly awful her hair was at this point in her life, except to wonder for a second why such a pretty girl has a hard time finding flattering hairdos. And we're not going to taint this lovely Emmy reel with talk of her involvement in one of the creepiest "romances" in daytime. Because we're classy like that.
Emily O'Brien as Jana Hawkes, The Young and the Restless
Campiness, they name is Emily O'Brien. Her Crazy Eyes need to be commemorated with some sort of award, but we don't think the Emmy is it. But there should totally be a Crazy Eyes Award! This is yet another reason they need to bring back the Soap Opera Digest Awards. Trust that we are constantly lobbying on this critical issue.
Tammin Sursok as Colleen Carlton, The Young and the Restless
Mallory started foaming at the mouth and hysterically shrieking things like "Colleen is supposed to be from WISCONSIN. Why does she have an Australian accent?! And she totally sucks!", so she didn't make it all the way through the clips. Becca was like "isn't this the girl that leads people to our blog through the Google search 'Tammin Suresucks'?" and then got distracted by something shiny.