Countdown to the Emmys: Day 4
The Daytime Emmys are fast approaching and tonight, we take a look at the nominees for Outstanding Supporting Actress. After the jump, their submitted reels and your chance to pick who deserves to win and who you think the voters will award.
In case you missed your chance to play Emmy voter for the other categories, take a look at days 1, 2 and 3 of our countdown. It's all the fun of getting to choose your favorite without the debilitating chemical dependency and lack of taste that goes with being one of the official voters.
Tracey Bregman as Lauren Fenmore, The Young and the Restless
Tracey Bregman has always done her best work when she's facing off against Sheila, and she is undoubtedly fierce in the episode she submitted. "The only way you're getting to the hospital is zipped up in a body bag"? That's pretty awesome. On the other hand, reminding voters of the silly plastic surgery twist to the Sheila story, not to mention the fact that Lauren and Michael named an innocent child FENMORE, may not be the best idea in the world.
Judi Evans as Bonnie Lockhart & Adrienne Johnson, Days of Our Lives
Why in the name of all that is good and holy [James Scott] did Judi Evans submit an episode from the Bonnie era? The writing was horrendous! (We hate to do this to our readers, but we feel the need to remind you of what else happened in this episode.) Sure, Evans can make almost anything watchable, but any of her scenes as Adrienne were better written than this schlock. The Adrienne scenes are not included in these brief clips, but we're guessing they didn't involve cheesy southern accents or morgue-related hijinx, so we have a hunch voters might have preferred those.
Kelley Menighan Hensley as Emily Stewart, As the World Turns
Emily is a prostitute who's getting roughed up by a john. General Hospital may not have had a nominee in this category, but somehow we have an inkling who Bob Guza's rooting for!
This is actually a really strong clip; Hensley does some nice subtle things with her eyes and body language. (Is it because she's playing a hooker that that sounded dirty?) We hope she gets cast on a non-imaginary show soon.
Gina Tognoni as Dinah Marler, Guiding Light
Why, when 72 cast regulars have bailed on the sinking ship that is Guiding Light, couldn't Gina Tognoni have been one of them? We want her on a show 1) we are certain exists, and 2) even better, that one of us actually watches. As for this reel, it's strong, plus she's gorgeous but is playing a character with a disability (traumatic brain injury is very now), so if the Daytime Emmys are like the Oscars then Tognoni is a lock for the statue. But wait, the Daytime Emmys are nothing like the Oscars! Nothing! Mediocre performances are routinely nominated for Daytime Emmys, and the awards often go to the bigger stars instead of the most deserving performers. That is TOTALLY unlike the way more respectable and completely merit-based Oscars.
Heather Tom as Katie Logan, The Bold and the Beautiful
Everything Heather Tom touches turns to gold, seriously. This is, like, her fortieth nomination and she totally deserves it. Mallory became a total fangirl at the very sight of this clip, so she leaves it to Becca to provide a reaction besides "PLEASE COME BACK TO Y&R, HEATHER! WE NEED YOUUUUUUU!" (Eh, she didn't blow me away or anything. Though I might have been distracted by Patrick Duffy -- OMGBobbyEwingOMG!!!, the awful blouse and lip implants on the blonde who isn't Brooke, and the fact that this show has a lawyer named Storm. - Becca)