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On-Air On-Soaps 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Predictions!

On-Air On-Soaps is getting ready for the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards to be held on Sunday.

While the ceremonies unfortunately will not be televised live, which we know has dampened the spirit of daytime drama fans; there will be plenty of coverage coming your way.  To get you in the mood for Emmy weekend 2016, we have looked into our crystal ball, watched all the nominated performances and episodes, and have come up with our choices.

The Daytime Emmys can be a tricky game to play … it all comes down to the selection of the reels, peer voting, and the competition in the respective categories.  Emmy night can also be tricky to predict, and to try to make sense of, especially when there are many worthy nominees.  With deep thought, a dash of Emmy karma, and gut instinct, On-Air On-Soaps’ Michael Fairman will attempt to predict the winners.  He will also offer his picks for who he thinks Should Win, and the Don’t Count Out nominee(s) in each category, plus analysis.

To the nominees and our colleagues: your work continues to inspire, and is compelling and powerful, and to succeed in a medium that can be this daunting is truly an outstanding accomplishment in its own right.  Enjoy these final days in the race to the finish line. You are all winners no matter what the envelope may say.  And yeah, it sure feels good to go home with the gold!  After reviewing our picks, share your thoughts, and let us know who you think Will Win and Should Win in the major daytime drama categories.

Here now are On-Air On-Soaps fearless predictions for the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmys. 

Outstanding Drama Series

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Who will win:  The Bold and the Beautiful

Who should win:  General Hospital  (for the 52nd Anniversary episode)

Don’t count out:  The Young and the Restless

This is a race impossible to predict, as you can make a case for all four shows winning the golden statuette on Emmy night.  One thing is for sure; we have been assured by the new voting rules of the academy that this year will not end in a tie like last year.  So, one show is going away the victor.  But who will it be?  The Bold and the Beautiful, because it is a half hour show gets to submit four episodes according to the rules instead of two episodes that the hours soaps get to submit.  If topical and socially relevant issues of our time are what Emmy voters are touched by, then B&B should have this.  The exceptionally written and performed episodes included: Maya and Rick’s wedding and the Avant family confrontation, as well as Maya disclosing to Rick, provided the drama and forward thinking – harkening back to the soaps of old when they were known for pioneering the way to bring tough topics such as: abortion, HIV/AIDS, and crib death, to the consciousness of its audience.  B&B took a risk in turning the character of Maya into a trans character, and it paid off.  However, 4 episodes of the same story theme could be a demerit to some who voted.  As for General Hospital, who has had trouble in recent years coming up with the right combination of a one-two punch of Emmy submissions, once again, they got the one of the two.  However, we don’t think there was a finer hour of daytime television this past year than GH’s 52nd Anniversary episode – from black and white to color, how they integrated the show’s genesis in 1963 into the story of Luke’s childhood past, and how when watching it you feel like you are sitting inside an intimate stage play watching performances that are spellbinding.  This was a case where acting, writing, producing, and directing all came together in an episode that will definitely be talked about in the annals of soap opera.  The problem came with GH’s second choice, which features other cast members, and heavy stakes drama including Patrick finding Robin alive and rescuing her, and Nikolas going off a balcony after a fight with Jason.  So if we could go on one reel GH is the choice.  Then we come to the juggernaut that is The Young and the Restless, and actually when you think about the criteria of having two shows that bring riveting drama to the table, Y&R could very easily win another Emmy.  There were not two episodes that were more emotionally compelling last year than the Adam reveal, and its fallout, played to perfection by the cast, and written in a way that everyone found out, everyone had a reaction, and it set off a domino effect that is classic soap story telling.  So, for the continuum Y&R could take this.  Days of our Lives celebrated their 50th anniversary kicking their show into high gear with dark intense drama, and no more was that amplified than in killer Ben’s capture, and Abigail pleading with him to tell her where he took her son, plus Aiden getting ready to end the life of his new bride, Hope, amidst the backdrop of the Salem bicentennial celebration, and Bo’s return.  Good drama.  Again, this category is too tough to truly call.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

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Who will win: Maura West

Who should win:  Maura West

Don’t count out:  Mary Beth Evans, Kassie DePaiva, Finola Hughes

In a difficult category to call, and in a year that the gold statuette could end up in any of these ladies hands; it all comes down to the selection of the reels.  And from where we are sitting, Maura West could very well take home the lead actress prize for the second year win a row for her performance as Ava Jerome on General Hospital, but this time with a touch of Denise DeMuccio thrown in for good measure!  In her nominated performance, West’s Ava is dying of cancer, and wants Silas (Michael Easton) to end her life, only the opposite occurs.   Ava is given a new lease on life, thanks to a bone marrow transplant from her baby girl.  When Denise comes into the story, complete with flashbacks, the audience learns the lengths the mob gal will go to, as well as giving the voting panel a complete story arc, which always has “E-M-M-Y” written all over it. Then, there is the amazing Finola Hughes as Anna Devane on General Hospital, as Anna watches her beloved Duke die from a mob hit, and then sits in her first therapy session with her new psychologist and finally unloads all her pent up guilt and rage she has for Carlos Rivera, the man she thought she had murdered to avenge Duke’s death.  The only thing standing in Hughes’ way of an Emmy may be the jarring cuts in the first half of her reel, which has nothing to do with her, but how the scenes actually aired.  Days of our Lives veteran Mary Beth Evans has a hankie-inducing reel.  As Dr. Kayla Brady tells her brother Bo that he is dying, and then turns around and tells the love of her life, Patch, that his best friend does not have long to live,  Evans was perfection, and made us cry right along with her.  She towed the line of playing a doctor delivering the news to her patient, and then breaking down that it’s her brother’s fate.  In the later part of her reel, Kayla gets a little high off the fumes in a supply closet while trapped with Patch, which showed a nice balance, but might it off-set her chances?  For Kassie DePaiva, a win would be bittersweet.  She never received an Emmy for her performances as Blair Cramer on One Life to Live, and is the sentimental favorite and was let-go by DAYS after turning in terrific performances in the role of Eve.  This Emmy season fans and critics have raved about her performance as a mother who tries to come to terms with the fact that her daughter has been murdered, and she must bury her.  In the process, she is reunited with Paige’s father, Eduardo played by Daytime Emmy winner A Martinez.  DePaiva played the notes of the scenes from A to Z, and she could win the Emmy alone just based on the final moment of her reel when Eve lets loose on the citizens of Salem post-funeral.  Tracey E. Bregman last won a Daytime Emmy over 30 years ago in the then Outstanding Younger Ingénue category.  The scene in which she submitted this year speaks to every woman who has ever gone through a divorce, and obviously spoke to the voters. But will this Y&R vet’s work be enough against the other performances?

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Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

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Who will win:  Anthony Geary

Who should win:  Anthony Geary

Don’t Count Out: Tyler Christopher, Kristoff St. John, Justin Hartley, Christian LeBlanc

It’s hard to beat the master when he delivered what may be his most masterful performance of his legendary career.  If he wins, Anthony Geary will tie Cloris Leachman with the most Emmy wins in history with 9 victories.  The General Hospital icon played both Luke, and his father Tim Spencer, in his nominated work in the series 52nd anniversary episode, which finally unlocked the secret that Luke had been harboring and buried deep in his psyche’- he murdered his father, and accidentally killed his mother.  It was a classic performance that still has you in tears by the time you get to the episode’s final moment, and what a way for Geary to end his daytime career with the gold come Emmy night.  But in the most intriguing match up of Emmy night, Geary is up against four other exceptional performances.  Could one of these gents be crowned the new daytime king?  Let’s start with Geary’s longtime cast mate, Tyler Christopher, who broke our hearts in the most compelling work of his career as Nikolas watched his son Spencer fight for his life after being badly burned in a fire at Wyndemere.  Christopher shared with the audience a rare moment of the dark prince, a scared father who doesn’t’ know what to do if he loses his only child.  As for Y&R’s Justin Hartley, the Adam reveal did not disappoint, in fact it surpassed expectations due in large part to Justin’s nuanced, subtle, and disarming portrayal of the vengeful Adam, who finally has to let his guard down and admit to his wife Chelsea his duplicity in assuming another man’s identity so he could come back to her and their son.   Christian LeBlanc is a three-time Daytime Emmy winner, and so he certainly knows how to pick an Emmy reel.  This time as Michael tries to come to terms with his diagnosis of prostate cancer, he enlists the assistance of a call girl.  But instead of having sex with her, ends up having an emotional purge.  Finally, Kristoff St. John, the sentimental favorite in this category had the opportunity to take longtime good guy Neil Winters and turn him bad.  No one played being wronged, and turning it into a revenge plot better than St. John, and Neil being alcoholic and drinking again, didn’t hurt either.   St. John could become the only second performer, (the first being B&B’s Heather Tom) to win in all three daytime drama performer categories in his career.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

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Who will win:  Melissa Reeves

Who should win:  Melissa Reeves

Don’t Count Out:  Jessica Collins

America’s soap sweetheart, Jennifer Rose Horton, has developed a backbone!  And, there was nothing more delicious to watch than DAYS Melissa Reeves slap-heard-around-the-world as she lashes out at her arch-nemesis, Eve Donovan (Emmy-nominated DePaiva).  Reeves performance was unrelenting, and she let it all out as Jennifer found out the sordid truth – catching her young son JJ in bed with Eve in an ongoing fling.  The fallout from the moment gave Reeves the material, in our opinion, that is hard to beat.  Then there is Jessica Collins, who certainly ended her Y&R run with finally some material worthy of her talent.  Collins, who played Avery Clark, had a reel that centered on her insufferable relationship with her ex Joe Clark, who she believes raped her.  Jessica delivered in spades!  Y&R’s Lauralee Bell, has previously won a Daytime Emmy, but not for her acting work.  Could Bill and Lee Bell, creators of the iconic soap’s daughter, take home the gold?  In some of her best work to date, Lauralee plays Christine’s angst upon finding her baby died after Nikki ran her down and then seeking justice, and in the meantime being jealous of Paul and Nikki’s relationship – since the two have a son together, Dylan.  On The Bold and the Beautiful, Linsey Godfrey had an incredible year, and it is none more illustrated then in her nominated work, where Caroline admits to Ridge that she slept with his son Thomas, and that Thomas is her baby daddy!  Great, powerful scenes!  Finally, Days of our Lives veteran Peggy McCay is in the running once against (last year in lead) but this time as Caroline, who has psychic visions as she sees her beloved late husband Shawn, and then in real time sees her wayward son Bo, has come back to Salem.  But it’s Reeves and Collins who stand out among the lot!

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

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Who will win:  Jacob Young

Who should win:  Jacob Young or Dominic Zamprogna

Don’t count out:  Bryton James

To us, this is a two-person race when it comes down to the reels.  The Bold and the Beautiful’s Jacob Young has a one-two punch of a gun toting paranoid, and vengeful Rick Forrester catching Caroline and his brother Ridge making out on the Forrester Creations couch, and then showing his dramatic prowess in the key scenes where Maya discloses her truth to Rick that she is transgender. The poignant moment when Rick does not shun her, but stands by her is TV at its best, and Young at its best.  But hot on Young’s heels is General Hospital’s Dominic Zamprogna who played ‘betrayed angst’ like no other male actor on the soaps this past season … even though, hot-head Dante Falconeri had it all wrong, and cheated on his beloved Lulu when believing she cheated on him!  The turn in the story, and the two episodes Zamprogna chose, were some of his best work to date.  Y&R’s Steve Burton chose simple, touching scenes where Dylan and Avery have their big break-up.  Burton, who has an Emmy already, is always a stalwart.   For Bryton James, another former Emmy winner, he chose scenes where Devon wises up and figures out just what his duplicitous father, Neil Winters, did to his wife Hilary.  It could be the gold ticket for Mr. James. And for, General Hospital’s Sean Blakemore, he had the opportunity in his reel to show strength, tenderness, and anger as Shawn is hauled off to prison, but first says goodbye to the son he never knew he had.  Young for the win, Zamprogna a length behind, and one of the Y&R guys in an upset – that’s how we are going to call it.

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Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series

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Who will win:   Hunter King

Who should win:  Brooklyn Rae Silzer

Don’t count out:   True O’Brien

This is a category that could go several ways, but it looks like Y&R’s Hunter King will emerge as a three-peat in the category.  This time a scorned Summer lets Abby have it for sleeping with her late husband behind her back.  It gave King material to sink her teeth into.  Will the voters give it to her three years in a row?  General Hospital’s Brooklyn Rae Silzer is the youngest nominee of all.  However, her scenes tugged at the heartstrings as little Emma finds out her father Patrick, and his lady love Sam, have broken up. All Emma wants is to have a mother figure in her life, and is desperate for her real mom, Robin, who she believes in Paris unaware she has been kidnapped.  If emotional tugging is the deciding factor Silzer could win, but if her relentless cries of “mommy” turned off the voters, she might not.  Former DAYS star True O’Brien has a strong reel, also.  She turned in a performance where Paige finally learns the truth – her boyfriend JJ was sleeping with her mother.  That set the stage for fireworks when the truth came out.  The Bold and the Beautiful’s Ashlyn Pearce really had the opportunity to shine shortly before she found out the news she was let-go due to storyline, when Aly went nutso on Steffy.  And another B&B star, Reign Edwards, showed us why simply stated is sometimes more in her scenes with her on-screen parents, Emmy nominees Anna Maria Horsford and Obba Babatunde.  For Edwards, we think next year will give her stronger material in which to enter, and is an actress to keep a close eye on.

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series

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Who will win:   Bryan Craig

Who should win:  Bryan Craig

Don’t count out:  Tequan Richmond and Pierson Fode’

Consistently throughout this past Emmy season, General Hospital’s Bryan Craig turned in raw performances as Morgan Corinthos, who tries to come to terms with the fact that he suffers from bipolar disorder, the same mental illness as his father, Sonny.  In a manic and drunken state in his Emmy-nominated reel, Craig’s Morgan ran the gamut of emotions highs and lows that is hard to bet against on Emmy night.  Craig’s recurring GH castmate, Tequan Richmond, also had a very solid reel as TJ watches the man he looked up to, and who turns out to be his dad, Shawn Butler, being sent to prison.  Richmond brought the tears and the dimension to make his performance believable.  Newcomer Pierson Fode’ could fall in line with other young gents of The Bold and the Beautiful who have won this award.  Pierson showed strength, betrayal, and anger in his reel where Thomas rails on his father Ridge and punches him, after dad has some choice words for his son.  Then we come to GH’s scene-stealing machine, Nicolas Bechtel, who is adorable, and well beyond years in moments leading up to the fire at Wyndemere that scarred Spencer as he tries to woo the girl of his dreams, Emma Drake.  Later Bechtel, shares a two-person scene with his on-screen dad, Tyler Christopher.  Finally, perennial nominee Max Ehrich returned for some time to The Young and the Restless, and delivered another strong emotional turn as the misunderstood, never-can-quite do-right Fenmore Baldwin.  This one should be Craig’s.

Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series

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Who will win:  Obba Babatunde

Who should win:  Dee Wallace

Don’t count out:  It’s Obba or Dee for the win!

This past Emmy season gave us two incredibly memorable pieces of work from two extraordinary performers, and having to choose between them is like picking between apples and oranges.  When we first saw The Bold and the Beautiful’s Obba Babatunde’s (Julius) stirring portrayal of a judgmental father in his confrontation with Karla Mosley (Maya) during Maya and Rick’s wedding, we knew right then and there it had Emmy-written all over it.  The scenes where Julius unloads his disappointment on Maya for being transgender, and the price he also paid in his life because of it, stands out as one that will be remembered for time to come …  and let’s not forget those tears that Obba shed, too … yes, soap opera at its best.   However, General Hospital cast the right actress when they landed Dee Wallace as the MIA Patricia Spencer, older sister to Luke and Bobbie.  Patricia comes into the picture to help resolve and reveal the mystery surrounding Luke’s childhood past, and tortured mental state (Fluke).  In her nominated-performance you get an entire story arc as Patricia sees how the decisions she made as a young teen to protect Luke cost him his sanity.  In a sad turn, Patricia, who is very sick, dies by the end of it.  As for the other nominees in the category, the always-good Anna Maria Horsford, as Vivienne Avant, gets an opportunity to talk about the mother’s side of the parental failings with their transgender daughter Maya, in a nice scene.  But although Adam Leadbeater made Dr. Malcolm one evil figure on Days of our Lives his work didn’t feel meaty enough against his competitor’s performances.  As for former ATWT alum Frank Runyeon’s return to soaps as Angel on The Young and the Restless, what could have been interesting just didn’t cut it for us.   Obba and Dee are the ticket here!

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series

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Who will win:  The Bold and the Beautiful

Who should win:  General Hospital

Don’t count out:   The Young and the Restless

This is a two-horse race between The Bold and the Beautiful’s transgender story, and General Hospital’s 52nd anniversary episode.  GH won the WGA Award for former head writer Ron Carlivati, and his writing team for this spectacular episode.  If the same holds true, they should win here.  It was creative storytelling at its finest.  But something also tells us that the voters may have gone with B&B’s stirring Maya Avant story, which as previously mentioned, is a hot button topic of our time.

Outstanding Directing Team in a Drama Series

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Who will win:   General Hospital

Who should win:  General Hospital

Don’t count out:  The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful

Can’t bet against the 52nd anniversary episode of General Hospital for direction, especially when it’s the work of Bill Ludel, who has been the man behind the camera for some of Tony Geary’s and the series most original episodes.  But Y&R and B&B always come away with wins in this category.  The CBS Daytime dramas again turned in drama-filled splashy episodes, disasters, and more to keep this category interesting.  This is one that could go any of four ways, but Port Charles should be the home to this.

So, what do you think of our picks? Who do you think will win and should win in the major daytime drama categories come Emmy night? Share your picks and your reasons in the comment section below!

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su0000
su0000

Michael-
you are the soap guru ..
I believe you are spot on..
However-
the judges will be the problem ………….. LOL

BTW; who are the Judges?
I want their names ..

Harry
Harry

Why, Suoo? So you can put a horse head in one of their beds?

Rj
Rj

What about Billy Flynn as Chad? He has been consistently excellent. Also, Ari Zucker is another one that has been consistently great for years – she needs to be recognized at some point. Kudos to all the others for strong performances!

sherry lasch
sherry lasch

They have to send in their tapes to be nominated and really Billy Flynn and Ari Zucker didn’t really have anything to send in to be nominated for.their stuff started after the deadline that the tapes needed sent in by.so next year we should see those two being nominated.

Rj
Rj

Thank you, Sherry. I thought there may be some technical/logistical reasons, but want to mention them since Billy Flynn ‘Chad’has been doing an excellent job especially as a new comer, and well, Ari Zucker ‘Nicole’ has been one of my fav performers for years. She gives strong emotional but realistic performances whether she is angry, loving, tough, vulnerable, sad, etc. She is solid and always provides good drama. Congrats and kudos to all the performers!

k/kay
k/kay

The only one I care to see win anything is the little girl from General Hospital that plays Emma. But it has become nothing but a in crowd scene people check the box for their favorites and don’t base it on the actual acting . As far as I am concerned what could have been a riveting storyline on B&B turned into as usual by Brad Bell as a PSA moment he is once again back to the tiresome triangles. Gh should get it hands down for the Black and White scenes and I hated the Fluke storyline.

Phil
Phil

Love Maura West, but still hoping for a Hughes Depaiva toe…. otherwise I want a GH sweep! The anniversary was awesome!

Patricia
Patricia

Where on line can I watch Daytime Emmy’s on Sunday
Help!!!!!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

I’d also like to know!

Vicki
Vicki

They are ONLY showing the Red Carpet online. The show itself will NOT be televised. NO ONE would get past the MONEY to care fans wanted to see the show.

Melissa
Melissa

Bryan Craig will and should win? Nooooooo!

Lauren
Lauren

He was exceptional, yes!

Melissa
Melissa

Let’s agree to disagree!

Harry
Harry

I agree with Melissa.

Wil
Wil

Bryan Craig has always been a joy to watch. From when he found out about Sonny’s betrayal to his current no polar storyline. He was robbed on the former
, the “voters” need to give it to him this time. Chad Duell had an Emmy; he is far less riveting.

mark
mark

Yes he should win!!!

Melissa
Melissa

Well you got your wish! He has been doing less pouting and shouting lately, so I have liked Morgan a *little* better these days.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

His performances are WAY over the top. He must have been taking acting lessons from Tony Geary–lol!

mark
mark

Go Missy Reeves you deserve a ton of Emmys!!! Justin Hartley too! The rest I don’t care.

AJQ
AJQ

The touch of Denise Demuccio should assure that MW doesn’t win. The character and the OTT ridiculous portrayal was an embarrassment and contributed to viewers getting fed up and leaving, resulting in record low ratings for the show.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Agreed!

Harry
Harry

I agree as well.
Maura West is a scene chewer just as the other nominees Bryan Craig and Tony Geary are. To me, the most powerful acting yields to a pause allowing subtlety to drift in. Geary certainly is capable of this, however, as Fluke, he allowed a passive aggressiveness to wash over him and the end result was ridiculous.
The aforementioned three whallop the viewers over the head in case they didn’t get the emoting. Stafford does the same thing but at least she was not nominated.
I realize Michael Fairman is the expert in these matters and I really respect his opinion. I just don’t happen to agree with any of the “who should win” selections he made except, of course, for Brooklyn as Emma. She really SHOULD win, not the darling pet of CBC’s executive suits, Hunter King.

Claire
Claire

This is the last year Anthony Geary can be nominated?! Fingers crossed. He crapped on GH on his way out the door after demanding the show bow to all his demands for years. Good riddance.

Lana
Lana

Your mouth to God’s ears……….

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

I do not think Anthony Geary deserves to win–unprofessional behavior should NOT be rewarded.

Michael
Michael

And that is why he probably didn’t win.

Melissa
Melissa

It’s funny that he even cares about these awards now that he’s retired. He has enough Emmy’s, he doesn’t need another one.

Paul
Paul

I agree. While I’ve always enjoyed his performance, the arrogance displayed in his exit interviews turned me off. I hope he does not win and equally hope he never returns to the show, not even in a guest spot.

Harry
Harry

Me too, Paul, and I NEVER thought I would feel this way about Geary.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Paul…AGREED!!!!! As far as I’m concerned, Anthony Geary’s time at GH is OVER!!!!! SAYONARA!!!!!

Vicki
Vicki

Agreed but tonight he IS the odds on favorite and will likely win. He is the academy’s darling. Interesting he never cared about the whole awards thing until the last couple of years.

robert
robert

i think Y&R will win best drama for the third year in a row. the episodes when everyone finds out Gabe is Adam was fantastic,also the two Y&R episodes submitted were back to back,while the other shows were two separate episodes. i can see the voters glued to their screens watching those episodes. while GH’s 52 episode was good the second submission was weak. every year that seems to happen. i think Hunter King will three peat

Lexie
Lexie

Guess you were wrong. Y&R was the big loser of the night. Phelps used Miller & Muhney two years in a row to win. She canned them and now she lost the Emmy with her recasts. Karma baby, karma.

chuck
chuck

It’s going to Be a tight race between gh,B&B and days, thier reels were good.

Jt
Jt

Fine actors consistently ignored. Emmy’s now a waste of time
T

Lana
Lana

I agree. Seems rigged.

Vicki
Vicki

AMEN to that. Hunter King is JFP’s favorite. Too bad she had little story last year and the story she did have was with the Scooby gang. Personally, I am OVER her. She is so small compared to the BIG name actresses on the show.

Patrick
Patrick

It will be gut wrenching… and sucker punched…. angst

should… Kassie DePaiva or Mary Beth Evans…. NOT “win” for their respective role… on Days of OUR Lives

OK.. the emmy reels… with Maura West… “dying” and asking Dr. Silas Clay to help her… (ala Kevorkian) end her life… is what it is… as a long time viewer however gut wrenching it is… you knew she wasn’t going to

argh!

the loss of a child… at any age… as a parent… has to be the biggest heartache in LIFE

you fear this… you instantly leap head over heals… mind over matter… TURN … spiral… the loss is HUGE… insurmountable

OK how do you get over

Kassie DePaiva riveting nonstop heart pounding pulsed with every trigger human emotion is

I will love my Mary Beth Evans… character…. plus her… for LIFE

argh! this makes me cry

truly the heart mind and soul… of the last of the Brady Clan… in all that is… Salem

she beams… she’s the beacon… and spotlights her talent effortlessly… theirs so much genuine

I love love LOVE this woman… truthfully… I’ve seen pictures of her husband… ( damn! he’s fine ) and pics of her children…. in SOD… recently… and I am so thrilled for her

yes… my emotion is playing in to this

having watched all the ladies.. with the exception of (Lauren @ Y&R)

without doubt…. the women @ Days of OUR Lives…. REELED

I still say…

Kassie DePaiva and Mary Beth Evans… for the win

Harry
Harry

Totally agree about Kassie De Pavia. She was gut wrenching mourning the loss of her daughter. I don’t watch Days but tuned in just to watch Kassie.
It was a huge mistake letting her go–huge!

Patrick
Patrick

Thank You Harry…. last August… DAYS started out with a bang… guns smoking… and fired cylinders

the excitement has waned… and once again…. we are back at the starting gate… waiting for – after – the NBC Olympics to stage with new arsenal

OK… so I resigned myself… that I’ll put all my hopes in to the DAYS women nominations,,,, LEAD

I’m happy for True O’Brien… good girl… that storyline…. with Kassie DePaiva… Melissa Reeves… and CAsey Moss…these ladies ROARED to the finish line… and what culminated was all the women being nominated

how good is that…

Kassie DePaiva
Melissa Reeves
True O’Brien – she deserved this… a young ingénue … use as an example… new writers who took the time to write for her… especially the scenes when she went to her own surprise birthday party hosted by Jenny Bear… and Paige.. had a surprise of her own… and let Jennifer and JJ know she knew

so any way… I put all my energies wanting… either or… Kassie DePaiva or Mary Beth Evans… for the winS (wanting a tie of course)

I can rest easy because MBE and Tyler Cristopher .. two GEAT LEADS who deserve gold

their first ones !!!!

Kassie DePaiva… currently theirs still an open gaping WOUND for my Eve.

Kassie DePaiva has magic … she’s front row seat… i’m charmed forever

louisa
louisa

I seriously hope you are wrong about the lead actors. I want anybody but those two.

Patrick
Patrick

yeah, isn’t it just time… to “reward” gold to someone NEW

Anthony Geary has 8
Maura West has 3

su0000
su0000

I want to know who the judges are.
Anybody have a list of the judges..
Are the judges a big secret?
Who judged the soaps? (names….

Harry
Harry

Suoo, hold your horse head……no one is going to give you the names and addresses of the judges.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

🙂 Harry you are so fine!

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

My fingers and toes are crossed for Kassie DePaiva to win!!!!!!!!!!!! She is outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vicki
Vicki

I don’t believe she will just based on past history. Whenever someone is off a show (via firing) they usually don’t reward them. We shall see how it goes this year

Patrick
Patrick

yeah, this really hurts

“bites”

I feel like a school kid… enamored by a beautiful woman… add in her intelligence… presence… chutzpah … wherewithal… and she commands

she’s an act all to herself

like I’ve posted before… with – ALL – the upheaval.. DAYS is…

they FIRED her…. can you believe that…

I – will – always – blame Ken Corday

in order to bring back the light… and intellect…

Kassie DePaiva IS needed

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I wonder if Caroline Brady will have a vision of who wins…lol

jaybird369
jaybird369

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Hey, Jim…GOOD ONE…LOL!!!!!

Mo
Mo

Wish I could watch it on TV.

su0000
su0000

hi Mo-
Go to Twitter and in search put ; Parachute TV
there will be links to the Emmy’s ..
Or just search google ; Parachute TV

I did post a link to the backstage goodies but I see it wasn’t allowed 🙁 if you find the link it was quite fun to watch ..

good luck ..

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Do you have to pay?

carolyn
carolyn

@bryan-craig is or will b an in-law soon we r all in 4 @bryan-craig @kelly thiebaud

Alan
Alan

I predicted GH would lose best drama based on their second choice of episodes to submit. Ron’s 52nd Anniversary episode was amazing television so the Jean and Shelley material was going to pale in comparison and show a shift in the tone and quality of the writing. I’m no fan of Charles Pratt’s but at least Y&R’s submissions showed continuity in tone and writing and I think that will pay off for them.

I’m hoping for a Justin Hartley win in the lead actor category. I’ve been mystified by the praise heaped on Anthony Geary over the years — he’s a good actor but I’ve always thought David Canary was the gold standard for male leads.

I love Maura West but I’d love to see Kassie DePaiva win (partly because she was never recognized for her work on OLTL and partly so DOOL can see what a gem they threw away).

None of the supporting nominees really stand out above the others for me so I’d have to go with Jacob Young and Jessica Collins (her final scenes proved how badly Y&R wasted her talents with that awful Dylan pairing).

For best young actor I’m hoping for GH’s Emma and Spencer to win. Bryan Craig and Hunter King’s performances tend to evoke annoyance in me more than any other emotion and I just FF or go fold laundry when they are on (probably not the intended reaction for legacy characters the shows are building their futures on).

diane
diane

The Young and the Restless has gotten so stupid and boring, I hope it doesn’t win for anything. It’s only going to encourage the horrible writers!!

Cc
Cc

Wish Sharon Case love she deserved a emmy for yr

Nellie
Nellie

Not sure where the story you saw showed this. This actress hasn’t received a decent story in a few years. How many more Baby saga stories will get thrown her way.

Freeman Griffin
Freeman Griffin

So upset over Mary Beth Evans’ win instead of Kassie DePaiva – it’s just so wrong! If Kassie had lost to Finola or Maura, fine, but to lose to Mary Beth, who is a SUPPORTING ACTRESS in 2015 on Days, is crazy. She deserved to win for The Bay, she is a fine actress, but Kassie deserved to win so much and so much more. I am heartbroken. Who are these panelists? Why are they so out of touch with reality – MBE is NOT the Best Lead Actress of 2015! Really upset! Wrong wrong wrong!

On the other hand, thrilled about Tyler Christopher, Jessica Collins and True O’Brien – the 1st win ever in Younger Actress for Days! I was hoping True’s win was a good omen for Kassie (sigh). The Best Actress panelists, two years in a row, rooked the Best Actress of the year (sigh).

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DAYS Promo: What’s Going To Happen At Jarlena’s Wedding Anniversary Shindig?

Coming up next week on Days of our Lives, prepare for drama, drama, and more drama! From the looks of the latest promo for the NBC soap opera, the action takes place at Marlena (Deidre Hall) and John’s (Drake Hogestyn) surprise one-year wedding anniversary soirée, where things could take a deadly turn!

But with the Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) masquerading as “Nicole” plot reaching new heights, Anna DiMera (Leann Hunley) and Tony DiMera (Thaao Penghlis) back in Salem, and the promo telling viewers “For one guest, the party, is over” followed by Sonny (Freddie Smith) yelling, “She’s got a gun!” and Brady’s (Eric Martsolf) ending line, “Oh, my God!” there is plenty to conjecture.

Also seen in the teaser is Kate (Lauren Koslow) trying to rip off the face of Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk), and Stefan (Brandon Barash) and Gabi (Camila Banus) getting hot and heavy and Eric (Greg Vaughan) yelling, “No!”

So, check out the promo below and then let us know via the comment section below, what you think is about to go down at Jarlena’s party, where last August at their nuptials … things did not go off without a hitch, either!

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DAYS Stacy Haiduk and Eric Martsolf Talk Kristen & Brady’s Twisted Relationship : The Mask, The Deception, The Sex

Last week on Days of our Lives, Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) was able to get the man she craves in between the sheets.  So, just how did that happen when Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) had no idea she was alive?  Well … he still doesn’t, really.  You see, Kristen returned to Salem disguised as another ex flame of Brady’s, Nicole Walker (who everyone believed died in the warehouse explosion).  And Kristen has been parading around town donning an incredible likeness of Nicole’s face – via a prosthetic mask – and some other tricks to sound and look just like her!

Kristen’s goal is to infiltrate Salem, remind Brady of the love and passion they shared, take over DiMera Enterprises, and who knows what else!  And everyone who stands in her way, better watch out as we have seen! We are speaking to you (the late) Ted, and (once kidnapped) Kate, et al.

Fans of the NBC daytime drama series have followed the tortured relationship between Kristen and Brady for years and through many plots; Kristen was first played and brought to life by Eileen Davidson, and for well over a year now by Stacy Haiduk.  Not only has Haiduk reprised the role of a frustrated, vengeful Kristen, she is also playing at times multiple roles: the wacky and often misunderstood, Susan Banks, Kristen playing Susan, or Kristen pretending to be Sister Mary Moira.

As for Daytime Emmy winner, Eric Martsolf, this latest story arc puts him front and center as viewers watch to see if what Brady senses, and the clues, and the feelings he is having, bring him to the conclusion that he has been duped by Kristen, and that her horrendous scheme – pretending to be Nicole (Arianne Zucker), and dumping Nicole’s longtime love Eric (Greg Vaughan) to be with him have a result that is unexpected or catastrophic!

Michael Fairman TV sat down with Stacy and Eric for this conversation about: all the plot twists, and playing the drama and the humor of the situations they find themselves in as actors in a wild story that only head writer Ron Carlivati could pen and keep the audience on the edge of their seats in the process. Check out this oh-so-fun, direct, and enlightening chat with two of DAYS most shining stars.

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Eric, what has it been like working in this part of your storyline; where there’s the character of Kristen in its many forms: Arianne Zucker playing “Nicole” (but it’s really Kristen), Kristen as Susan, and the real Kristen, etc?

ERIC:  It’s been a nightmare Michael.  (Laughs)  I don’t know who I’m sleeping with anymore.  I’m at the point where I go home at night, and I just tug on my wife’s cheek just to make sure that she is not my ex-girlfriend from high school.

When you first heard of this storyline, and that it was going to facilitate how Arianne was going to come back to the show… and that it was supposed to be Kristen in a Nicole Walker prosthetic mask with a voice alternator, what went through your mind?

ERIC:  I think in the back of Ron’s Carlivati’s (head writer, DAYS) mind, he was thinking to himself, “This dude started his soap career on Passions, he’s okay with this kind of thing,” and honestly, nothing surprises me anymore.  When you’re thrown into that supernatural, crazy reality, doesn’t-live-here sort of atmosphere for you first soap gig, you don’t sweat a mask and a voice modulator.  That’s just par for the course.  My biggest problem was the body thing … that Brady is not able to distinguish one body from the other, because I would as Eric.  My God, I know every inch of my wife’s body.  So, it’s difficult to get my head around that, but at the same time, I’m going with the whole “love is blind” thing here. (Laughs)

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(Laughs) I was going just going to say that Brady would absolutely know Kristen’s body from how passionate their relationship has been in the past, as well, he would Nicole’s body from his relationship with her.

ERIC:  Since Kristen did finally just succeed – let’s use the word in “seducing” him, and using her wonderful feminine wiles as only Kristen has to get Brady in to bed, there was also another twist.  What plays after that is that he notices the tattoo that’s been removed, and she plays it off as scarring from the fire.  What’s going through his mind as he is making love to Nicole is a “Kristen train”.  He can’t get Kristen out of his mind, and the guilt that he feels about that is horrendous.

Right! Brady is thinking: “Why am I feeling this when I am supposed to be with Nicole!?”

ERIC:  Right!  Brady has been waiting for a relationship for God knows how many years now – at least a successful one.  He is so eager to have this work, even though he has been concerned about how Eric (Greg Vaughan) would feel about this.  In Brady’s mind, Eric is done with Nicole.  He’s good.  He loves Sarah (Linsey Godfrey).  This is fair game.  Brady and Nicole have always been close … they’ve been close before … so, for him, it’s, why not give it a fair try?   However, he finds himself now thinking about another woman the whole time.  That’s rough.

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Do you think in the back of his mind, that this whole time, he possibly knew that “Nicole” was Kristen?

ERIC:  Well, you just have to wait.  There will be a reveal eventually, obviously, but until then, let the games play on.

So, once Brady and “Nicole” have sex, he keeps thinking about Kristen?

ERIC:  Constantly!  She just plagues his mind.  I think he’s realizing that his affection for Kristen is anything but dead and is very alive, and I think this is Kristen’s master plan from the very beginning.  She knows that she pervades his soul, and once she does reveal herself, I would guess he would probably be surprised, maybe a little angry, but in the end … you can’t deny what your heart and your body wants, right?

One of my favorite recent scenes had Brady half-naked and Kristen as Susan getting into his room, because she was looking for the MIA Nicole mask she so desperately needed.  She finds herself gawking and lusting after Brady under her disguise, and he tries to remove himself from the situation and says, “Susan, I’m going to get in the shower…”

ERIC:  Yeah! And, “It’s not going to happen, baby.”

What was that like doing that scene?

STACY:  I loved it!  I thought Eric was brilliant in it.  I watched it, and I thought, “Oh, my God!”  (Laughs) It is one of my all-time favorite scenes.

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ERIC:  Kristen is a tiger.

STACY:  She is a tiger.  She’s got a goal, and she is going to go after that.  She has obstacles that are going to come in-between her goal, but she will go after whatever she wants.

When Stacy comes in to Brady’s room as Susan, were you not laughing?

ERIC: No!  I thought she was hot. (Laughs)

STACY:  He did … he loved it.  You liked me, didn’t you baby? (Laughs)

ERIC:  I don’t think anybody can deny that Stacy Haiduk’s portrayal of Susan Banks is ridiculously good.  Everything from her delivery … to her facial expressions.  I think it is amazing.  I mean, it is corny, and it is fun, and soaps need characters like that once in a while to lighten the load of the heavy dialogue and the drama.  It’s a welcomed addition.  So, I love playing scenes with Susan.

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Eric, you always have been able play the straight-man so well in comedic scenes with impeccable timing,

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STACY:  You’re brilliant, Eric.

ERIC:  You guys are being very nice to me.

STACY:  You are.  I remember on the day how much fun we had, but then, seeing it back and the crap that I was giving you, and just the stuff you were giving back was so beautiful, and innocent, and so alive.  It was so funny.

Does Kristen think that now that she finally got Brady into bed that she won … that she got what she wanted … even if she had to don a “Nicole” mask to do it?

STACY:  Well, no, because she still can’t be really Kristen.  I think she is grateful that she gets to be with him.  That’s one of her biggest goals: to be with Brady and she wants to have him fall back in love with her again.  But for her, now it’s all about, “How do I reveal myself so that he doesn’t get scared away?”  That’s the toughest part for her.  Kristen’s love is so deep that it goes beyond this mask.  So, how is it going to be when he sees her?   Is he going to freak out?  What’s going to happen?

ERIC:  Did you think Kristen would be a little pissed off and think, “Oh my God.  He did go for Nicole?”

STACY:  Yes!  I do, because she’s like, “Finally, I got him!  But wait a minute … did I get him because I was Nicole … or because I was Kristen?”  As Kristen, she always believes there is something deeper between them and a deep connection.  That remains a driving force to her.

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ERIC:  That’s why I love these characters so much, because of you and the history of Kristen with Brady.  She’s always wanted him as much as he has wanted her.  She’s always wanted to be loved.

STACY:  Yes … and very much so.

ERIC:  Kristen had always wanted to be a part of the DiMera Empire, just as Brady has always wanted to be a part of the Kiriakis Empire, and they’ve always wanted love.  They’ve never had it.  They believe in the back of their minds that anything is attainable.  So, I can see why Kristen would just forgo the Nicole disguise and just go, “He wants me.”

STACY:  Kristen wants to believe that Brady knows it.  She says to herself, “He knows it’s me inside and behind the mask.  When he finds out, he will fall back in love with me.”

Now that she actually had sex with Brady, wouldn’t that make Kristen even more insatiable to be with him? Like, “I’ve got to have him!?”

STACY:  The fear is still .. what happens she takes this mask off?  She always says, “I’ll reveal myself, but I have to do it slowly when it is the right time.”  I think there is that built up frustration now for her, absolutely!

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Arianne Zucker really has Stacy’s mannerisms down as Kristen.  It really comes into in scenes where “Nicole” goes off on someone or loses her temper.  Eric, you have worked with Arianne for years on this show.  What do you think about her performances in this storyline?

ERIC:  I have worked with Ari over the years, and I have enjoyed it a lot.  Ari did do her homework.  She did study Stacy’s tape, and she watched her mannerisms, and she took it very seriously.  I know that because she is a hard worker, as much as a goofball as she is, she does work hard, and she wanted it to be good.  I think my favorite parts were the Kristen meltdowns.  You have to understand though; Stacy and Ari get along very well!  They’re kind of two peas in a pod.  So, it wasn’t a big stretch for her to take on how Stacy would play those types of scenes.  They’re both animated, they’re both wild people by nature, and so, it was a good fit.  It was a smart idea from the writers.

STACY:  It was a good fit!

ERIC:  I’ve been out with the two of them, and it’s hard to tell the two of them apart. (Laughs)

STACY:  We are just like two cuddly bunnies.

ERIC:  They’re like flirting with each other, and hugging each other.  You find yourself thinking, “Are they going to start ordering the same food at the same time?  This is getting weird. (Laughs)

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In the recent scene that aired; where Kristen as “Nicole” turns off the light while having sex with Brady, is she worried her plan will now go awry?

STACY:  Yes.  I think she is worried about her body because it is burned.  You know, how they take a tattoo off, and it’s as painful as can be.  Not that I’ve had that done personally.  I like my tats, but I hear it is painful.  So, in the storyline, the burn is that pain that she has and the tattoo. There’s a part of her that thinks,  she has to cover it up, and turn the lights down low.

ERIC:  “Nicole” is sleeping, and Brady is rubbing his hands over her shoulder and touching her body, and as he goes over the burn marks.  He sees a flash of the tattoo!  That is a pivotal moment when he starts to put some pieces together.   He thinks, “Woah! That’s exactly where that tattoo was.”  It’s a slow little rollercoaster ride.

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In the past, Kristen then played by Eileen Davidson, drugged and raped Father Eric.  Stacy, did you ever see that story arc?  Literally the sex scene is playing on the screen at Kristen’s wedding to Brady and then all hell breaks loose.  This to say Kristen is notorious for the ways and the lengths she goes to get her men into bed.

STACY:  Yes! I saw her Eileen do those scenes.

ERIC:  You also saw how close Kristen and Brady were to their dream, to their happiness, their goal, which was they were going to marry each other.  Brady is looking upon his loved ones in this town and thinking, “I know what you all think of her, but I’m going to show you our love on this screen, and once you see the connection that we have here as a couple, you all are going to be convinced that we belong together as well.  This is the happiest day of my life,” and the screen comes up and it’s his brother banging Kristen instead.

Marlena (Deidre Hall) played the wrong DVD!

STACY:  It was so good.  See, I try to find as much info as I can on the character’s past, because all of the time I’m trying to find where these characters have been in their dark and twisted past.

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ERIC:  You’re putting your own stamp on Kristen.  You got a direct call from DAYS casting department, didn’t you … when they were recasting the role?

STACY:  Yes.  You have to understand, I had two really separate characters to play when I was on Y&R.  One was a doctor, and one was this crazy passionate, wild, little minx.

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ERIC:  I will say to find the wild and the beauty in one package is not easy in any town, yet alone Los Angeles.  I’m glad they called you, because you have that.  You have that villainous nature, but you also are able to show a vulnerable side to Kristen that is going to be a lot of fun and interesting to see.

Stacy is one of those people that will leap off of the screen at you and you will remember her.  She is one actress that will have fans talking about their work, like when you played crazy Patty Williams on Y&R.  The audience was on the edge of their seats going, “Oh, my God!  What is Patty going to do next?”

STACY:  I never knew what she was going to do!

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Eric, has Stacy come to you at any point where she been overwhelmed by the task at hand; playing Susan while playing Kristen, etc, and the two of you have a moment where you work through some of the challenges of complex scenes  … and ones where she is playing multiple characters?

ERIC:  We’ve had many moments  to speak of.

STACY:  I always come into Eric’s room, and am like, “I’m scared!”

ERIC:  It’s funny you mention it.  We have had some very emotional scenes, and Stacy – who cares so damn much about this job and portraying this character correctly – that she gets a little overwhelmed, and the material that they give her is overwhelming for any anybody on any level.  I have looked at her in the eyes, and said, “You’ve got this gig.  You are this character.  You are knocking it out of the park.  Just do it.  Just be you.”   I can’t wait for people to see some of the stuff we have shot recently and have been doing.

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Stacy, do you think Kristen can be redeemed? Many characters on daytime … and on DAYS … have done horrible things and later turned over a new leaf.

STACY:  The thing is that villains are bad and all that other crap, but they’ve got a lot of stuff going on inside and insecurities, and they’ve got a heart.  I’m sorry, the villain with a heart of gold, can be very  true.  I never see villains (and I play them a lot) as bad.  You have to find where it comes from … how far does this go … where did that little seed change … and what made them go into the dark, but also, where is the good?  You want to bring the good to it, too.

ERIC:  Let’s face it!  Star Wars is all about Darth Vader and how he became that because it’s intriguing.

Because of the pace in which DAYS tapes its episodes; do the two of you find time to run lines together before you go hit the set?

ERIC:  We are running out of time to run lines.  It’s pretty wild.  Funnily enough, I was recently filming a movie and I was so underwhelmed at the pace of everything.  I’ve gotten so accustomed to moving at this militant style, that as hard as it is, it is preferable to me now.  I almost like it because you don’t have time to overthink what you are going to do, and you end up getting more visceral and natural reactions to the material.  You can overthink a scene, and you can come to a wrong performance that way.  When you burn your fingers on a hot stove, that’s the most natural reaction you are going to get.  You can’t have ten minutes to think about how you are going to scream about that pain.

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But, would you like the pace of shooting the show to be a bit slower?

STACY:  I would like to, but I do think sometimes just jumping in, and going and seeing what happens is great.  I love that.  I do appreciate that.

ERIC:  It’s scary.

STACY:  It is scary.  I would love if we would get to do a rehearsal and then two takes just to see, and then they can mix  together what happens.  Sometimes I am hard on myself as an actress.  I’ve always been.  It’s that jumping in when you only get to do one take.  You have to just give it everything you’ve got.

ERIC:  You can have a second take.  Want me to give you a little secret?  All you have to do is screw up your last line.

STACY:  I can’t do that.   I don’t even need it to be perfect because nothing is perfect.  It doesn’t matter what I’ve done if I sometimes don’t feel it.  I need to feel it when I’m on that set.  I need to feel something because when I shut down, I close myself off.  It’s like an athlete who has just got to  train as hard as they can to reach their goal.

ERIC:  You’re an Olympic swimmer!

STACY:  You’ve got to do it as hard as you can.  You practice, and you practice, and you practice, and you practice, so that when you come to that day, you do the best you can, but sometimes you are disappointed because you didn’t get that one last thing you had hoped for.

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How do you view what happened to Eric with Kristen, who disguised as Nicole, tricked Brady into bed with her?  Some fans commented that that they thought it was akin to a rape.

ERIC:  No, I would disagree with that theory.  I believe there is a high degree of deception in this, but there is a willingness on behalf of Brady.  He’s not drugged.  He’s not being forced to do anything.  Deception, yes.  Rape, no.

Stacy, what do you think?

STACY:  Total deception.  There is no rape.  There is absolutely no rape.  These are willing participants; he just doesn’t know exactly who he is dealing with.

ERIC:  I appreciate the context of how somebody could construe that, and the seriousness of the matter.  I don’t think it really has a place in this particular storyline.

Do you guys think that Brady and Kristen are each other’s star-crossed lovers in a weird, twisted, bizarre way?

ERIC:  I don’t know.  I think they’re magnetism can’t be denied.  I think the hurdles that they’ve jumped through are astronomical.  Will they end up together in the end?  Who knows!  Will there ever be an end?  Who knows!  It’s definitely been one of, if not the most, in-depth relationships Brady has ever had.

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And intense!

ERIC:  Yeah.  They’ve just gone through so much to be together, and when you do that, anybody who is married knows that, that’s where the good stuff is; the wars that you win together and the battles that you go through.  When you come out of the war, and you’re still together, that’s the bond.  That’s what lasts.

What would Kristen do if she couldn’t have Brady in the end?  Would she find a new obsession?  What if she could not nab her man?

STACY:  Wow!  Hmmm. (Laughs)  She’s going to get her man.  She wants her man.  She wouldn’t settle.  She’d keep fighting.  I would say to her, “Kristen, keep fighting the good fight.”

So, do you think Kristen will reveal herself to Brady sooner than later? Will Brady figure out what Kristen has been doing to get to him?  Will Brady turn Kristen away if he knew she was alive and back in action  … or would he fall back into her arms? Share your theories via the comment section below.

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Daytime Emmys To Merge Younger Actor & Actress Category Into One As Gender-Inclusive Categories Are On The Rise

The upcoming 47th annual Daytime Emmys are already making some changes to key categories and specifically this one that affects daytime drama performers.  Word from Variety is that NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) is going to announce that they are combining the Younger Actor and Actress categories into one gender-neutral category

Not only will the Younger performer category be gender-inclusive, but network soap performances will be combined with digital drama series performances for the category.  Previously, for this past Daytime Emmys, NATAS had changed the Guest Performer in a Drama Series to be gender-inclusive.

This category was initially created in 1985 when it was called the Outstanding Ingenue and then from there tweaked into Outstanding Juvenile Female and Male, and more recently that morphed into the Younger Actor and Actress categories.

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Former GH star Hayley Erin (Ex-Kiki) and former DAYS star, Kyle Pettis (Ex-Theo) will now be the last female and male to win the two separate categories with this new move for 2020.

Fans of film and TV have noticed that on several award shows on MTV: their Movie and TV Awards and their VMA’s, there are several gender-inclusive categories, as well as the Television Critics Association Awards who for instance doles out Outstanding Individual Achievement in Drama in comedy.

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