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May 11, 2011

Emmy Season Is Here!

In just a little over a month, we will be (possibly) cheering the Emmy voters for bestowing awards on worthy winners, (probably) cursing the same Emmy voters for their steadfast disinterest in, you know, acting, (definitely) angrily sitting through upwards of ten musical numbers and (certainly) marveling at Ronn Moss's formal scarf.

Yes, the Daytime Emmys and the accompanying Serial Drama Live Blogging Extravaganza are just around the corner!  The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (I accidentally typed "and Scientific", I think because I have Jesse St. James on the brain. Why is Jonathan Groff not on television every week?) got the party started by announcing the nominees which were, as ever, a mixed bag.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

ALL MY CHILDREN
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
GENERAL HOSPITAL
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS

Alicia Minshew, ALL MY CHILDREN
Debbi Morgan, ALL MY CHILDREN
Colleen Zenk, AS THE WORLD TURNS
Susan Flannery, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
Laura Wright, GENERAL HOSPITAL
Michelle Stafford, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR

Ricky Paull Goldin, ALL MY CHILDREN
Michael Park, AS THE WORLD TURNS
James Scott, DAYS OF OUR LIVES
Maurice Benard, GENERAL HOSPITAL
Christian LeBlanc, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Melissa Claire Egan, ALL MY CHILDREN
Julie Pinson, AS THE WORLD TURNS
Heather Tom, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
Nancy Lee Grahn, GENERAL HOSPITAL
Bree Williamson, ONE LIFE TO LIVE
Tricia Cast, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR

Jonathan Jackson, GENERAL HOSPITAL
Jason Thompson, GENERAL HOSPITAL
Brian Kerwin, ONE LIFE TO LIVE
Doug Davidson, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Billy Miller, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS

Brittany Allen, ALL MY CHILDREN
Lexi Ainsworth, GENERAL HOSPITAL
Emily O'Brien, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR

Scott Clifton, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
Chandler Massey, DAYS OF OUR LIVES
Chad Duell, GENERAL HOSPITAL

Um.

  • What can you say about the cluster that is the race for Outstanding Daytime Drama, besides "May the Emmy votes be with you, The Bold and the Beautiful" and also "What the FUCK?"? I was going to just copy and paste rants I've ranted in previous years about the wholly undeserved use of the word Outstanding in conjunction with All My Children and General Hospital (the year may be different, but most of my complaints are still the same, because change has not visited Port Charles and Pine Valley in years, unless we're talking change in quality, which has happened. In a downward matter) but then I realized that would STILL be exerting more effort than the Emmy voters put into this exercise.
  • In an utterly shocking move, my pick for Best Actress of 2010 actually got a nomination! That never happens! My fingers are so, so crossed for the lovely Alicia Minshew, who just owned every scene she was in.
  • Also, three cheers for Laura Wright, Nancy Lee Grahn, Jason Thompson (although I wish Kimberly McCullough had been nominated, too, because they both did such stellar work during the Lisa fallout), Chad Duell, Lexi Ainsworth, James Scott, Melissa Claire Egan, Doug Davidson, Billy Miller and Tricia Cast. When it's typed out like that, I have to admit that the majority of the nominees are totally deserving.
  • Uh, then there are the question marks. Like...now, it will be "Emmy-nominated actress Brittany Allen". What and how and also why?   
  • If you were nominated in the same category as Jonathan Jackson and knew that 1.) he is a complete and utter lock for Supporting Actor and 2.) you'd have to sit through a half dozen Wayne Brady songs and a heartfelt tribute to Alex Trebek, would you bother showing up?

What do you think, Serial Drama readers? I know there were some big snubs and head-scratchers; I'm still peeved at the Drama Series nominations and when I'm less doped up on allergy medication, I will be able to discuss it more eloquently (does it count as eloquent if there are expletives in every sentence?)Rant in the comments!

Comments

You're wondering how Brittany Allen got nominated for an emmy? Because she's a talented actress who worked her ass off on a tv show and you're well... someone who who types gossip. People read this blog?-- who? how? and also why, I wonder.

So... when there are only 4 soaps left - will they even bother with the Daytime Emmy's anymore? Seems like they could just throw a dart at the list of actors/actresses and declare "the winner is....(fill in the blank)".

@Soapbaby: I agree, there were better choices. Galen Gering (the RoboRafe storyline is silly, but he's done a great job of playing two distinct characters -- you can tell which one is which just by watching his body language), Molly Burnett (I love the way she plays Melanie), John Aniston (he's just awesome), etc. But anything is better than nothing.

Mallory, I was shocked you didn't give a big ol' "WTF" shout out to Maurice Benard being nominated, unless it was in a newly-formed category, "Best Um's, Uh's, Stutters, Hand-Over-Mouth, Duh-Faced Uttered Dialogue in a Drama Series."

Wow.Its great article.I must appreciate your creative thinking on posting such a informative blog.This blog motivates me to read more articles from your site.I really enjoyed reading you blog.

Alicia Menshew really. People really believe she, Laura Wright rise above actresses like Susan Flannery and Debi Morgan. Wow.

As for James Scott, if scenery chewing was a category he'd get it.

Jonathan Jackson yeah i know I am the one voice of discontent but his emmy reel is just the kind of screamathons daytime emmys reward. No wonder the daytime emmys are and have been a joke for years.

With that, I will say Tricia Cast, Doug Davidson, Emily O'Brien, Debi, Susan, Colleen Zenk, and Michael Park are the only real actors on this list and class it up.

Hey person whose account was deleted, evidently you read the blog too. So much so you commented on it. Unbelieveable.

Amen on the kudos for Jason Thompson, Nancy Lee Grahn and Lexi Ainsworth! And yes I'm still ticked off that Kimberly McCullough wasn't even pre-nominated!

Robin Strasser speaks her mind and gets blackballed for it. Period. Love her to death and I really appreciate her saying in public what the rest of us are thinking in private. I know Billy Miller won last year but to me he is serious contention to JJ. I think this is a more even list than the last few go rounds, but there are still omissions..like Katherine Kelly Lang. And it was nice of them to throw a bone to DAYS. I figure on every AMC/OLTL actor winning simply out of respect for the shows going down. I wonder if there will even be any more Daytime Emmys soon, unless they intend to honor the endless "Who's the Daddy" shows or annoying screechy women talk shows. Oh, and Lexi looks just like my stepdaughter, so I'm rooting for her :)

I think the actor who plays Adam Newman on Y&R does a great job....and Brooke on B&B too. She never gets recognized.
But really, if they continue to cancel soaps, pretty soon there will only be a couple of shows left. Then the Daytime Emmys for acting, best show, etc, will have about as much meaning as the "every kid gets a trophy" soccer leagues.

He is a good friend that speaks well of us behind our backs.

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