Countdown to the Emmys: Day 1
It's the most wonderful time of the year! A week from today is the endlessly awesome event known as the Daytime Emmy Awards. Our Serial Drama Daytime Emmys Live Blogging Extravaganza will start with the red carpet arrivals at 7 and go on through the ceremony, which airs live at 8pm on ABC, hosted by The View's Sheri Shepherd and Pine Valley's own Cameron Mathison.
To kickoff Emmy week, we're going to do what we do best: judge others and ask you, dear readers, to do the same. This week, we're posting clips of the Emmy nominees and asking who you think will win, and who you think should win. It's fun for the whole family!
We're going to start by turning our attention to the Younger Actor category, a category that has always confused us. Younger than who, exactly? John Ingle? We don't understand.
Darin Brooks as Max Brady, Days of Our Lives
He's very charming and likable, but...isn't this kind of a weird episode to submit? It barely even registered that Max was even in any of the scenes. This is likely the only Emmy reel in history that starts with the phrase "Virgin sex on the beach" and includes the old tie-a-cherry-stem-with-your-tongue trick, so that's something.
Oh, but Cher Horowitz says lose the chin pubes.
Van Hansis as Luke Snyder, As The World Turns
It's the famous "Nuke" we've been hearing and reading so much about! This was a great reel for Hansis; emotional without being over the top, soapy without being cheesy.
Just think, the GH writers could have done a similar story with Lucas. You know, if they didn't suck.
Most notably, Hansis is the only nominate in this category without a serious hair (head or facial) don't, on which basis alone he should walk away with the statue. Don't you wish we decided all the winners?
Bryton McClure as Devon Hamilton, The Young and the Restless
Mallory wants to point out that this makes up about 98% of Bryton's screentime this year. Becca would like to note that she was unable to pay any attention to McClure's performance because of his troubling embracing of the chin-only facial hair trend. And also because he started it off by carrying a hardsided briefcase. Which no one under the age of 60 has done in at least a decade. And this is the Allegedly Younger Actor category, so that was especially confusing!
Tom Pelphrey as Jonathan Randall, Guiding Light
If more than seven people watched Guiding Light, we could inquire about those rumors that Pelphrey can sometimes lean towards the scenery-chewing side of intense. As GL viewership is going nowhere but down, we are forced to just appreciate the watchable intensity of these scenes and also implore this particular younger actor to step away from the Gold's Gym ponytail.
Jesse Lee Soffer as Will Munson, As The World Turns
Dude: The hair. Unacceptable. Were you trying to make your scene partner feel better about her hair? Because that's not possible. Also, we don't want her to feel good about that hair. False coif confidence is dangerous; it's probably what got her into this 80s-mall-'do situation to begin with.
Oh, the performance? Good. Particularly given the spectacularly unsoapy topic of . . . savings bonds. Seriously, CBS? This might be why 17 people combined watch GL and ATWT.