Countdown to the Emmys Day 4: Outstanding Supporting Actress
We continue our look at the Emmy reels submitted by the nominated actors and actresses, this time looking at the nominees for Supporting Actress to see just how much Emmy bait they managed to pack into their reels.
What counts as Emmy bait? These ultra-dramatic buzzwords do:
- Breaks down/tailspin
- Confronts/blasts/rips into/tears into, etc.
- Illness--mental illness, cancer, coma, miscarriage, shot, injured, etc.
Beth Chamberlin, Guiding Light: Beth grieved after being told that Coop had died. Later, she told Alan that she was leaving him, despite his claims that she always ran out the minute things hit a rough patch, only to return once things had calmed. Beth visited Phillip in prison to thank him for risking his own life by pulling Coop from a fiery car wreck, thereby giving Coop a few more hours to live.
Carolyn Hennesy, General Hospital: Diane salivated when she learned that Molly was trying to fix up Alexis on a Thanksgiving date. Later, Diane learned from Spinelli that Max had suffered permanent impotency as a result of a car accident. Diane spent quality time with Max -- and a plunger -- and thought that she had cured his problem, but she learned that Max never had any erectile dysfunction. Spinelli's story was just an attempt to get Diane and Max back together
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Julie Pinson, As the World Turns: Janet learned that her daughter, Liberty, was uneasy having Jack, the man that had killed her father, sleeping in the same house. Janet tried to explain that the shooting was accidental, but Liberty remained unconvinced. Later, Janet tried to make Jack promise that he'd never walk out on her again, but Jack couldn't guarantee that he wouldn't flee again. Janet then decided that she would have to leave, and, after doing so, collapsed and burst into tears.
Bree Williamson, One Life to Live: Viki pretended to be one of her alters, Jean, in order to get through to her daughter Jessica, who was suffering from her own battle with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Bess, the so-called "gatekeeper" of Jessica's alters, refused to let Jessica surface because she felt that Jess was unable to deal with the death of her daughter. Viki eventually coaxed out Jessica, who painfully recounted giving birth to her daughter, only to learn that the child was stillborn.
Arianne Zucker, Days of Our Lives: Nicole squared off with Sami and refused to allow Sami's baby to be returned to her -- a baby that Nicole had stolen from Sami at birth. Later, Nicole tried to explain her actions to the baby's father, E.J., by saying that she had "snapped" because she'd lost her own baby. As a furious E.J. lashed out at Nicole, the police arrived and placed Nicole under arrest.