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45th Daytime Emmys: Watch Outstanding Younger Actor In a Drama Series Nominated Reels! Who Should Win?

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Who will take home the gold in the Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama series category at this year’s Daytime Emmys on April 29th?

Best way to try to figure it out is to go to the videotape!  NATAS has released the video submissions in the category for soap fans viewing.

Five young men are vying for the prize: Days of our Lives’ Casey Moss (JJ) and Lucas Adams (Tripp), former The Bold and the Beautiful star, Rome Flynn (Ex-Zende), The Young and the Restless’, Tristan Lake Leabu (Reed), and General Hospital’s Hudson West (Jake).

After the jump take a look at the nominated reels and then let us know who you think should win in the Outstanding Younger Actor category via the comment below!

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If Casey Moss loses this it would be a crime

Mark Y
Mark Y

Tristan impressed me as soon as he arrived. I wish him well.

Mateo
Mateo

Plain and simple, while all actors were great in these clips, Casey Moss stole it. That young man’s acting chops are natural and pure. He is stunning as JJ Devereaux. No shade to any one else involved in this process but Casey deserves the prize for his EXCELLENT work.

tony
tony

Casey should win but his reel was poorly assembled. It’s slow and plodding and doesn’t include his best scenes from the shooting story. Lucas Adams’ reel is much more captivating. I think if Casey wins it will be because of the nature of the story they were telling about white on black copy shooting.

su0000
su0000

Younger actor, younger…
there are 2 that I’d consider Younger;
Tristan Lake Leabu (Reed), and General Hospital’s Hudson West (Jake).

The other 3 are not young as in young..
I’d date them ..

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

The age limit for the category is 26, su. (Or it used to be. I think it still is.)

Now, maybe that’s the wrong age limit, but the Daytime Emmys have never been very logical. . . .

Helen
Helen

Casey gets my vote!

Ray
Ray

I just watched Casey Moss’ tape. This was tough to watch again. Best of luck to Casey!

Joel
Joel

Hudson or Casey.

Jimh
Jimh

Casey Moss…what a fine actor he has become!!!

eddie
eddie

casey moss,he is the next justin harley

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I am pulling for Casey Moss. I think he is terrific playing all the facets of JJ. The suicide episode was riveting. All of his work during the Theo shooting story was outstanding. Good luck Casey!!!!!!!!

DAVID Mycheals
DAVID Mycheals

Casey Moss

Steve
Steve

Probably the easiest category to pick — Casey Moss in a runaway

Matthew
Matthew

Hudson West (Jake, General Hospital)

Satan
Satan

Gotta go with Casey Moss here. JJ’s been through a lot of shit in the relatively short time he’s been in Salem, and he usually knocks it out of the park, especially this recent storyline with Theo’s shooting. (and the after effects of that whole mess – Lani’s pregnancy and all that – might already have next year’s nomination wrapped up for him)

ChandlerFan
ChandlerFan

Gotta say that Casey Moss was riveting in his portrayal of someone contemplating suicide.

Lucas Adams lights up the screen in every scene, even if I don’t agree with some of the decisions that he has been forced to show his character making.

As a side-note, I guess it’s only fair for Chandler Massey to leave some of these awards for other actors occasionally. 😉 (I’m also wondering what the heck happened to the chemistry that Chandler clearly showed in every scene with every other actor during his previous enlistment.)

Mo
Mo

Casey Moss!

Beverly Woodard
Beverly Woodard

I vote for Casey Moss JJ from days of our lives

Jovin
Jovin

Hudsdon West makes me wish they had a Child Category. He is SO good, and very reminiscent of the young guy who played Brandon on Santa Barbara whowon an Emmy in this category. These young categories, with only four soaps, are so weird because they are filled with young people, some of whom would never be nominated in a million years if the playing field wasnt so small. I REALLY like Tristan as Reed. Although he hasn’t had major story, he just has that IT factor that separates young actors from future stars. Casey had some very challenging material and delivered it well, although I feel he should have won in this category a few years ago. This category is entirely incomplete without Kyle who played Theo on Days. In the aftermath of his shooting and coma he delivered some amazing and heartbreaking work! He made some understated and unusual acting choices. He played his part with heart and sincerity that brought me to real tears more than once! He was robbed and should have won!!
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Patrick
Patrick

“… This category is entirely incomplete without Kyle who played Theo on Days. ”

absolutely – the “firing” of Kyle.. because of an immature leak and/or mistake… was simply that

I’ve posted – NO ONE CARES what leaked… WE, THE AUDIENCE, just want, GOOD story. that has been asked and answered… DAYS is ON top.

simply put… our mindset, in this industry…. just want the show to go on. Firing Kyle Pettis , is WRONG. he is an excellent actor

NBC / Sony / DOOL – have their standards ? LOL sigh

Kyle was not even in the pre-nom list. so that answers that.

what a mistake. any way… like you… I teared up multiple times.

I MISS Lexie son : Theo

dmr
dmr

I’m really only familiar with Casey Moss (JJ) and Hudson West (Jake)-both are great. Casey Moss has definitely grown as an actor; and Hudson West has more talent in his pinky than most of the adult actors on the show. Best of luck.

Celia
Celia

Hi, dmr,
I wish ‘they’ would have a separate category for children actors/actresses. Choosing between an adult, albeit a young adult, and a child is sort of discombobulating….does not jive.
Little Hudson is a natural….quite a dilemma. This child is on his way to greatness, as an actor, if he sticks to it.
He’s a baby….the world is open to him and his to take…..so many roads.
Yes, my friend, you are sooo right; Hudson does put some adult actors to shame. He never steps over his lines…..never looks ‘staged’ or prompted….his lines flow naturally and flawlessly.
I’m for either, Casey or Hudson. We shall see.
Casey could win simply on his looks, LOL….Hudson on his cuteness. Nah, just kidding…..
Those who ‘select’ the ‘winners’ can be capricious…so, it’s a toss-up, I guess.

Jules
Jules

It’s Casey Moss’s to lose. He was brilliant in that Christmas episode, and IMO, his reel didn’t even do his entire performance justice (because of all the splicing). If he submitted full episodes like they used to do, the magnitude and the impact would have been even more compelling.

Still it doesn’t take away from what a phenomenal fourth quarter Casey Moss had in 2017.

Carole
Carole

Casey Moss, for sure. Not only has the actor come a long way personally, but his acting has improved 100%!

Nikki
Nikki

The one that should win is (Jake played by Hudson West) General Hospital.

Patrick
Patrick

lil’ Jake , broke me, when he first heard that Drew was not his father. in that moment he didn’t want Jason to be. every since that moment… before and after

GH can drop that sugary sweet syrupy run. OK Jake we get it.

I’ll take James Nigbor for shade and because he’s cuter.

Nikki
Nikki

OUCH!!!! Both are cute!

rebecca1
rebecca1

I adore Hudson West! Absolutely adorable/lovable!

Soaphound
Soaphound

Well, young Mr. West is outstanding, especially in his scenes with Billy Miller (Drew), but to me, this is Casey Moss’ award by a long shot. He’s gone from teen eye candy to an accomplished actor who can handle heavy material. The others are good also, but the story and the gravitas brought to it should bring Casey the prize.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I agree, Soaphound. Casey was so moving during the whole Leo story and his suicide attempt. But Hudson is so darn cute (as is the actor who plays Danny. Love these kids!)

Celia
Celia

Hi, Soaphound,
Oh, yeah….Casey for the award!! Do you remember how we were soooo ‘iffy’ about him when he first stepped onto the Days’ stage?
Well. He certainly made a rewarding and literal transformation as an actor and as an upstanding Salem citizen. His talent actually ‘grew’ right before our eyes.
I must admit I wasn’t really into JJ ( but always appreciated Casey—gorgeous!!)……and, I thought he would always remain the brat; the angry teen; the trouble-maker….but, wow!! What a jump and leap into maturity he made. I think Paige had much to do with it as JJ came into his own….his revelation into manhood, leading him to recognize who he really was as a person, came after his fling with Eve…..that was disgusting to me; but it did help JJ grasp what it was he was looking for!!
I love both the actor and the character. Go Casey!

Celia
Celia

Evolution, not revelation, LOL.

Soaphound
Soaphound

Celia, dear, you summed it up beautifully. But I gotta say…though I was also put off by the Eve affair, I’ve never wanted to change places with another woman more in my life! God, even his shoulder blades are sexy!

Celia
Celia

HaHaHaHa….you got me chuckling, my friend….you are as observant as I….yeah, Soaphound; his shoulder-blades, the shape of his head, his neck, his arms….hmmmmm….everything!!
My husband gets a kick out of this….he keeps asking me if he should worry? LOL.

blake
blake

Casey Moss (JJ, Days) should win the Best Younger Actor Emmy just for the Christmas Eve scenes alone!

Rob R
Rob R

How could Casey Moss lose? No one can compare to his reel.

Patrick
Patrick

Lucas Adams – “Tripp” son of Steve Patch Johnson… step-mom “Kayla Kayla Kayla”

I love this young man foray in to acting… he’s doing a bang up job. his job is only going to get that much better…

in scenes with HOT off the track, nuErica Kane herself, Cierra Alice LIVES

in scenes with dad Steve… battling his blindness

in scenes with Kayla – this one I want … because they have wild chemistry as mother and son… who are off the tracks and finding their way back. with dad beset with going blind… this will UNITE Mary Beth and Lucas to work magic. Kayla and Steve NEED that familial bond.. and it’s worth all the effort getting their.

I congratulate his emmy nod. this nomination is warranted. KEEPER

jaybird369
jaybird369

DOOL’S Casey Moss…HANDS DOWN!!!!! As for the rest of them, well…never mind.

Later.

Cindy
Cindy

Casey Moss 100%

Patrick
Patrick

Taken from Wiki : Moss began his acting career on May 3, 2013, by joining the NBC soap opera, Days of Our Lives.

from the get go he turned –

it was he that kept his family forefront: mom Jenny Bear, and sis Abs.

he was electric with Kassie DePaiva : what ? daresay you ? this young buck with megawatt Kassie DePaiva . go their… it was that HOT.

JJ is now back in the drivers seat… Thanks to , Ron Carlivati.

he’s a riveting act. let’s call him James Dean. that sensitive portrayal of , shock and hurt, hard knocks of “that” cop who shoots an unarmed man. his betrayal from Lani.

yeah, he can act. loved him from day 1. I look forward to the emmy excitement , for : @DAYS of OUR Lives. YES !

Patrick
Patrick

” .. and the emmy goes to;” “Casey Moss”

Alan
Alan

The winner is clearly Casey Moss.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Lives Are Forever Changed When Kristen and Xander’s Plans Blow Up In Pivotal Episode

In an explosive and can’t miss episode of Days of our Lives, all roads lead to a warehouse that appears to be filled with presumed dead bodies of former Salemites!  Behind the experiments and illegal activities going on in this creepy place are Xander (Paul Telfer) and Kristen DiMera (Stacy Haiduk)!  This takes us to the action where Nicole (Arianne Zucker), who has been forced under Xander’s thumb, knocks him out and takes the recording of her confession to murdering Deimos, as she desperately tries to find Eric (Greg Vaughan), who has been tied up to a chair in another part of the warehouse thanks to Kristen!

Nicole is traumatized with baby Holly in tow as she comes upon a confusing maze of locked door with the initials VA, AD, AV, SD, ED, JD, and WR on them.  Had you figured out who they all stand for???   Brady (Eric Martsolf) hears Nicole calling out for Eric and is now locked in the E.D. marked room thanks to Sami (Alison Sweeney), who is searching for EJ!  Brady asks Nicole to let him out, she says “no” and not until she finds Eric!

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Kristen, who has Eric hostage, tells him that she and Xander need to move precious cargo in the warehouse and the building has been compromised! Sami finds her brother with Kristen! She demands to know where EJ is and attacks Kristen.  Cut to another shocker! Dr. Rolf (William Utay) is alive and prepares a large syringe for his mystery patient.  He explains to the man that the formula was far from perfected back then when they tried to use it, so he understands how apprehensive the patient would be trying it again. After injecting the patient, who we believe could be EJ, Rolf tells him Samantha Brady is here in the warehouse!  The man jumps up on the hearing of Sami’s name and grabs Rolf, but then a Bunsen burner is knocked over by accident and Rolf yells, “Fire!”  Then, the burner explodes in the man’s face like a fireball!

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Elsewhere, Xander comes in and finds the Sami/Eric/Kristen situation as sounds of explosions rock the warehouse and everyone starts screaming. Xander and Kristen run out, Sami frees Eric, then rushes out to mind the man she believes is EJ.  But then, rubble falls upon Nicole and she is separated from Eric and Brady.  She fits Holly fits through a hole and Brady runs out of the building with the little girl leaving star-crossed loves Eric and Nicole holding hands through the rubble.

Kristen finds Brady outside with Holly and begs him to come with her.  She wants him back and he tells her no way, and she tells him he will be sorry for this! She runs back inside the burning building.  Sami goes into the lab and calls EJ’s name, but she sees Dr. Rolf and he runs out.  Sami gets the burned man out of the blazing inferno!

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Back inside, Nicole begs Eric to watch over Holly, as she is not going to make it out of the fire.  Brady runs back in to save his brother, and hits him with a crowbar, when he won’t leave Nicole and could die himself. A gut-wrenched Nicole knows she is left to die with no way out!  Outside the warehouse, Eric comes to and loses it when he realizes Brady saved him and left Nicole inside!  Next, the warehouse door explodes!  Brady and Eric can’t get back in to save Nicole.

Inside, as the warehouse burns around her, Kristen says she is not afraid, and turns and reveals the Phoenix tattoo on her back! Looks like she is burning herself in the fire only to rise again!

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But that’s not all! Rex has returned to Salem in the form of Kyle Lowder making his debut as Kate and Roman’s son. You remember the Gemini Twins???  During Lowder’s first scenes back in Salem (he previously played Brady Black), Ron Carlivati and the DAYS writing team took the opportunity to give us some quickie Rex history including that: sister Cassie was stuck in a piñata and left for dead once, and how he and Cassie fell out of the sky!  Now in present day, Rex tells Roman (Josh Taylor) he is engaged and before he can tell his dad her name, Lucas (Bryan Dattilo) walks in with Baby Bonnie.  Rex holds the baby, not knowing that elsewhere Mimi Lockhart (Farah Fath) is confessing to Belle (Martha Madison) that Rex is the true bio-dad of Baby Bonnie!

What did you think of DAYS’ jam-packed, pivotal episode? Share your thoughts via the comment section below, and let us know what was your favorite moment in it?

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Over the last week, actors, colleagues, and fans have paid tribute and shared their remembrances of Days of our Lives’ Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) who passed away at the age of 90.

One of Peggy’s most cherished and longtime scene partners was none other than Peter Reckell, who played the iconic Bo Brady, and was Caroline’s son.  This on-screen mother/son duo shared a bond like no other in Salem.

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This weekend, Peter shared his thoughts on working with the Emmy-winning actress, who was also nominated four times for a Daytime Emmy, by taking to social media on the loss of the matriarch of the Brady clan.

Peter expressed via his tweet:  “I was so fortunate to have worked with some amazing actors that shaped the actor and person I am .Looking in Peggy’s eyes, all I could see was a Mom who loved me, and wanted the best for me. She was always so committed to the story.Those sparkling eyes RIP”

After a fan put together a tribute of Bo and Caroline scenes through the years on You Tube and shared it with Reckell, he responded back with: “This is beautiful! Brought back so many wonderful memories. She truly was a powerful, loving presence, I miss her so much. Thanks for putting this together for all of us who love her. Lots of love.”

Watch the tribute made by Angie Evangelia below, then let us know your favorite Bo and Caroline through the years on DAYS via the comment section below.

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Over the last 24 hours, cast members and colleagues past and present of Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) have taken to social media to share their sorrow and their memories of this great and beloved actress who passed away a few days ago at the age of 90.

Here is just a sampling of the heartfelt tributes from many longtime castmates and more who cherished their time with Peggy below.

Eric Martsolf (Brady) : RIP Peggy McCay. Feisty, witty, and not an unkind bone throughout her body. She was warm to me when I first entered the hallways of DOOL, and made every word she was given poetry. I will miss this true lady of daytime.

Alison Sweeney (Sami): Every day working with Peggy was a win. She had such an incredibly colorful & often hilarious history in tv. I was so lucky to hear her stories. She was feisty, funny & ever so talented. She was very much a grandmother to me and will miss her so much. #rip

Deidre Hall (Marlena) : “Our dearest Peggy McCay has left us. She was a friend, an activist and a real scrapper!!  I remember meeting her at the bedside of a dear, very ill friend. I backed her up as she ferociously took on doctors and nurses to make sure he had the very best care. She fought that hard for all her causes. Passionate and tireless.  And how she loved being “Caroline”!! Days of our Lives

Billy Flynn (Chad): “Just heard Peggy took her Final bow. RIP love…you’re a star forever!”

Galen Gering (Rafe): “So sad to hear about the passing of . She was fierce & firey with the heart of a lion yet could be as soft as a petal. I always looked forward to our scenes together, eager to see what kind of spontaneous thing she’d do. She was loved & adored & will be missed.”

Kristian Alfonso (Hope): “Peggy #thankyou for all of your #kindness , #love & encouragement through the years . #loveu Rest In Peace”

Greg Meng (Co-EP, DAYS): “I feel so blessed to have known her, and worked with her… she was an animal lover… a superb actor… had an interest in fashion… fascinated in anything creative… inquisitive, supportive… and she was ageless. Not just an inspiration but a FIRECRACKER! Lucky me, lucky us… thank you, Peggy.”

Ryan Quan: RIP Peggy McCay. She was as warm, friendly, and spunky in person as she was on screen. One of my favorite recent Caroline scenes was her speech at Will and Sonny’s wedding… Peggy’s performance was amazing. She will be missed!

Mary Beth Evans: (Kayla): Oh how I loved this woman! Her strength & professionalism was like no other! She set such an amazing standard for all of us….as actors & people. She will always be the  & soul of the Brady family & she lives on in Salem and in our hearts.

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