Carolyn's Take on The EmmysBy Carolyn Hinsey Posted: May 11, 2011
As always, the nominations for the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards are full of homeruns, surprises, and a few lemons.
It's ridiculous that ONE LIFE TO LIVE is not included in the OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES or WRITING category. It was easily in the top three in 2010 in both categories, as well as very consistent in a year full of inconsistencies. For inconsistency, you couldn't beat the coast guard delivering Zach's duffle bag, freshly fished out of the ocean yet not even wet, to Kendall in an unmarked cave on a dessert island on AMC. Best show? I think not.
That said, I don't think the episode OLTL submitted, "Starr X'd Lovers: The Musical" showed it at its best. And it certainly wasn't one of the best episodes of the year. I know the shows aren't supposed to write "Emmy episodes" but some do — and OLTL should.
In the homerun category, I would like to cite the following fresh faces:
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS
Debbi Morgan (Angie, AMC)
Laura Wright (Carly, GH)
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR
Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake, AMC)
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Tricia Cast (Nina, Y&R)
Melissa Claire Egan (ex-Annie, AMC)
Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH)
Bree Williamson (Jessica, OLTL)
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jonathan Jackson (Lucky, GH)
Jason Thompson (Patrick, GH)
OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS
Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina, GH)
OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR
Chad Duell (Michael, GH)
As for the distinction between Lead and Supporting, it is up to the actor to choose which category they want to be in. Some confuse the ROLE with the ACTOR, thinking, "I am not supporting!" But if their role WAS supporting in 2010, they won't have a solid enough tape to get a nod for lead. I think Y&R's Jeanne Cooper is a good example of that in 2010. Great actress; not a lot to do.
Everyone has their faves who weren't nominated, but overall the nods are spread pretty evenly, and ATWT even got some love. So let's look forward to the show airing live on CBS on June 19 from Las Vegas, and be grateful that we will be able to celebrate seven soaps, some for the last time.
Now THAT'S a lemon.