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WATCH: Outstanding Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy Nominee Reels! Who Should Win?

The 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards are now just a month away and to continue to get soap fans revved up and ready for the ceremonies, NATAS today on their official facebook page posted the nominee reels for one of the more hotly contested categories … that of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series!

Nominated are: Jane Elliot (Tracy ) and Kelly Sullivan (Connie) of General Hospital, and Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), and Amelia Heinle (Victoria) of The Young and the Restless!

Below are the official descriptions of the ladies Emmy submissions followed by a continuous playlist where you can watch all five nominees back-to-back to help you give us your opinion if you were to judge!   Watch the performances and let us know who you think should take home the gold on Sunday night, June 22nd!

Kelly Sullivan  -General Hospital

Connie Falconeri was involved in a car accident on New Year’s Eve that put her only child, Trey Mitchell in a coma. When it was determined that Trey was brain dead, Connie wouldn’t turn off the machines. Trey’s wife, Kristina Corinthos –Davis acted quickly to get a court order to allow her husband to die with dignity. Connie realized that as a mother she had to do the right thing for her son and turned off the machines. Life without her recently discovered son had been completely unbearable for Connie. Connie’s childhood boyfriend, Sonny Corinthos seemed to be the only one that could help Connie through the dark moments.

Jane Elliot  – General Hospital

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Melissa Claire Egan  – The Young and the Restless

Pregnant with her ex-husband’s baby and convinced he is in love with someone else – and that he will likely try and take the baby away from her – Chelsea decides to pass one-night-stand Dylan off as the baby’s father. Virtual strangers at first, Chelsea and Dylan fall in love and marry, baby Connor is born, and the little family is blissfully happy until Chelsea is forced to confess the truth.  She insists nothing needs to change and pleads with a devastated Dylan not to leave – but will he listen?

Elizabeth Hendrickson  -The Young and the Restless

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Amelia Heinle – The Young and the Restless

Victoria couldn’t attend seven-year-old stepdaughter Delia’s school play, but she planned a welcome home celebration, decorating the living room and suggesting husband Billy bring home ice cream. Happily awaiting Billy and Delia’s return, Victoria gets life-changing news: While Billy ran into a store for the ice cream, Delia got out of the car to chase her dog and was the victim of a hit-and-run driver. Now newly arrived home from the hospital, and not knowing where grief stricken Billy has gone, Victoria pulls down the party decorations and shares with sister Abby that she blames herself. If she had gone to the play, if she hadn’t suggested ice cream, Delia would still be alive. When Billy comes home he is upset Victoria removed the decorations and put Delia’s belongings away, but eventually realizes how much he needs to lean on his wife.

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Derrick
Derrick

Liz Hendrickson…………

andrew hass
andrew hass

I think this could a tough category to pick a winner but i personally hope Jane Elliot wins.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

How come Kelly is only nominated for Connie…what about Kate…i thought they were equally good…lol

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Please, a tie win for Kelly(who deserves 2 trophys for obvious reasons…lol) and Jane…will Elizabeth Hendrickson be leaving Genoa City for Port Chuck as the new Robin?

Jeanne
Jeanne

Kelly was fantastic and should definitely win this award. Love Jane Eliott and she deserves a win as well. Both excellent actors.

Vicky
Vicky

OMG! Kelly was no way as great as Elizabeth Hendrickson! Not even close! Elizabeth gave stellar performances for MONTHS and this is HER Year!

Vicky
Vicky

Amelia was equally AWESOME too … it is RARE for a story to showcase a step mother’s feeling of loss, and Victoria nailed her performances, again for MONTHS! Maybe a tie in the women’s category this year …. Chloe and Victoria!

Dinah
Dinah

Elizabeth or anyone on YR for this one

Mama
Mama

Well for starters, Robin Mattson (‘Heather,’ General Hospital) should be in the running because she was magnificent in 2013.

But since she isn’t, it’s absolutely going to go to Elizabeth Hendrickson.

And people, please shut up about Sharon Case (!!!) 🙁

k/kay
k/kay

Sharon Case was pre-nominated for Lead Actress.

Mama
Mama

Yes, I know but in the thread for Outstanding Younger ACTOR, all the fans were complaining about Sharon Case not getting a nomination at all.

su0000
su0000

Jane Elliot (Tracy ) GH or Kelly Sullivan (Connie) GH
Both were outstanding!
I’d like Jane to win but I believe Kelly/Connie will take home the Gold Dummy..

Mary SF
Mary SF

I would like to see Jane get it, but unfortunately I think one the gals from Young and the Restless will get it– their submitted scenes are more in tune with the emmy style of favoring highly dramatic crying scenes or expression of anger when choosing the most outstanding work.

Nikki
Nikki

I would love to see Jane Elliot win in this category; that scene was one of my all time favorites for Tracy and the writing, plus her magnificent acting, were incredible.

Elizabeth Hendrickson and Melissa Claire Egan very much deserved their nominations and I predict that one of them will be the victor. I can see Missy winning, not only for her strong reel, but she has been a constant nominee for years and, sometimes, the Emmys love to reward patience. I would be a little shocked if it wasn’t Elizabeth Hendrickson’s year, but, then again, Rebecca Herbst had the exact same storyline and nomination and lost, so who knows.

I’m not discrediting Kelly or Ameila’s talents, but I believe that there were better performances than their’s. I’m still disappointed to not see Kirsten Storms or Kimberly McCullough in the running.

Max
Max

Melissa Claire Egan for the win!

Joel
Joel

I was rooting for Jane before viewing all the submitted performances because she was outstanding all year. All these ladies were AMAZING. Based on the reels alone:

1. Kelly Sullivan
2. Jane Elliott
3. Elizabeth Hendrickson
4. Amelia Heinle
5. Melissa Claire Egan

Tom
Tom

Jane Elliot should win, without question, but we all know the award will go to showkiller/childkiller Phelps. Is it any wonder no network wants to carry the Emmys? We can predict them with sad accuracy from miles away 🙁

Johnny
Johnny

Phelps and Jane Eliot are not in the same category.

Nikki
Nikki

I believe Tom means that the award will go to one of the actresses that were involved in the dead child storyline, for which Phelps was EP of: Elizabeth Hendrickson, Ameila Heinle, Melissa Claire Egan.

Random
Random

I’m rooting for Amelia Heinle.
Elizabeth should have submitted the scenes where she tells her mother. Those were better.

k/kay
k/kay

Kelly Sullivan and hey RC she should have never been written out!

sarah
sarah

Jane Elliot or Amelia Heinle

Libby
Libby

Jane Elliot for the win.

Nanci
Nanci

Definitely Melissa!

Rachelle
Rachelle

Amelia Heinle!!! She was amazing!

Omar
Omar

All the ladies were solid..I so wish GH would have submitted a better reel for Kelly.

I watch both shows and Ms Sullivan is the most deserving of the award overall based on the time period for nominations and she should win!!

But based on these reels alone, Elizabeth’s one was more moving and right up the voter’s alley so she will probably win.!!

That said, I will really love to see the mesmerizing and talented Ms Jane Elliot win !!!
But will be clapping hard also is Kelly Sullivan wins too!!

Dan
Dan

Jane Elliot is my sentimental pick, just because she’s been so good for so long, and hasn’t been recognized for her work in a long time. But Kelly Sullivan’s reel was very good. They were all good in their own way. This is a tough category to call.

I also think it’s interesting to note, for all the trash that people talk about Maurice Benard and the character of Sonny, it’s very telling how many of his co-stars submitted scenes that they shared with Maurice. That says all you need to know about what kind of quality actor he is, which I’ve always thought, but is something that a lot of people seem to forget when they want to bash him.

Jeff
Jeff

Kelly Sullivan by a hair over Jane Elliott.

harry
harry

Oh, Jane Elliot for sure. But why oh why was Finola Hughes not nominated? This is an actress who keeps getting better, who brings something from the depths of her soul when the scene calls for it. Her scenes with Robert and Robin were tear inducing. She was so good I was led to believe she was not acting.

andrew hass
andrew hass

Finola Hughes was in the Lead Actress category in the pre-noms but didn’t get a nomination.Now Finola had every right to choose which category she wanted to be in but maybe she would have had a better chance in the Supporting Actress category.

Mo
Mo

I’m going with Amelia.

Rob
Rob

Jane Elliot will (deservedly) get it but Im rooting for Amelia Heinle.

Kelly
Kelly

As much as I adore Jane Elliot, who is a fantastic actress, my vote this year has to go to Liz Hendrickson! Her portrayal of a grieving mother knocked it out of the park. What a loss for Y&R, to not have this wonderful actress on their cast list. Hope she wins!!

Johnny
Johnny

My personal choice would be Amelia Heinle. I have always loved her portrayal of Victoria and she was SO impressive in the aftermath of Delia’s death. But…based SOLELY on the reels, I say Elizabeth for the win. Second…Amelia. Third…Jane. Fourth…Kelly. Fifth…Melissa. Elizabeth’s reel is the stuff Emmy’s were made for. Jane did some nice subtle work in these few scenes. It was a nice change to see her not being an acid tongued bitch…and she displayed Tracy’s inner little girl. It might have been too subtle though. Kelly’s year was 2012 when she was going full tilt as Connie/Kate. Her reel was okay but I just can’t see it being enough. And Melissa…I like her acting on a day to day basis, but this reel fell completely flat. It contained nothing that screamed “I’m an Emmy winner.”

Izabel
Izabel

LIZ HENDERICKSON…. Without a doubt, should win.

Johnny
Johnny

The Supporting actor nominees came in after the ladies. So I will talk about them too. Bradford submitted the exactly correct clip. He was brilliant and his emotions ran the gamut from cluelessness, to joy, to hurt, to rage. It was the first time I ever thought of Spinelli as a man. I would totally place him as front runner. I would not, however, count out Eric Martsolf. He was fantastic going through a myriad of emotions and seamlessly changing moods the way an addict would. He is a very good actor and when he goes off the rails as Brady he can take himself into some very dark places. The other actors are good and reliable. But they lack the flash dazzle of Bradford and Eric.

Tony
Tony

This is not a competition. If Jane Elliot doesn’t win, it’s fixed. And it’s complete bs that GH wasn’t nominated for writing. That scene alone was far and above better than most of the stuff we see on the soaps.

Beacon
Beacon

Jane Elliot, hands down. Screaming and crying does not mean you are worthy of winning an award. She’s the only actress in this category that gets that.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

Another strong competition. It still would have been strong, if not stronger, if the four other soaps were honored in this category!!! And the winner is…JANE ELLIOT!

#2. Amelia Heinle
#3. Kelly Sullivan
#4. Elizabeth Hendrickson
#5. Melissa Claire Egan

Carole
Carole

Like the others have said, it would be nice for Jane to win, but my vote would be for Lizzie..

dmr
dmr

I remember the scenes with Jane Elliot as Tracy telling Luke that she wanted “the whole enchilada;” not only the crumbs. I loved that scene. After watching that, I have found myself say that same thing in various situations. I love, love, love Jane Elliot! I love Kelly Sullivan, too; but, I thought that Kelly’s best scenes were when she was altering from Connie to Kate and vice versa. She was incredible! Also, when she finally remembered that Joe Jr. had raped her as a teenager.

Patricio
Patricio

Kelly Sullivan! For an amazing two years!

Patrick
Patrick

This is far and away the most loaded category Amelia Heinle Elizabeth Hendrickson Jane Elliott STAND out: Kelly Sullivan she gets nominated : MCE for one of the – best – story lines … in years… and befuddles, how weak Y&R has become this was the standing trophy… and last of the GREAT on. I mean really w/ Jeanne Cooper Michael Muhney Billy Miller Michelle Stafford Elizabeth Hendrickson deserves recognition and this is just the actors, who do their best to forefront… a new regime of Genoa City production… behind the scenes… writing team that drives all else… lacks I can’t even call a clear winner in ALL this: you know : how much Amelia Heinle resonates with me… my heartbeat.. and I stand by that she, like, Jane Elliott… have never submitted… every year. is that class in itself.. that they care more about their craft… and don’t hollywood and submit for accolades and spotlight I adore these two for my current pull…. it’s always Amelia … I recognize her Newman…. she’s always maintained, HER. every one else – has – fallen by the wayside… in some way or the other… yet Victoria persevered… that’s recognition of trophy… I love her i’d cull Jane Elliot next.. but it’s Elizabeth Hendrickson she is exquisite… a mainstay.. that perhaps with lack of quality writing is overlooked.. but her quality of presence rises above. I’ll always think of her AMC days… when she beat the odds of spousal abuse… her romance with Bianca… positive stuff… and rose to new heights she ignited for me… as the maids daughter… of Esther… and that’s a statement.. but.. Esther LOVED her daughter I loved the antics with Chase and Ronin… did I say CHASE ? I pull the underdog to the forefront… as that’s what delivers as well. she’s radiant… look at the picture above… of Elizabeth.. just sparkles the love she had WITH Dehlia… was picture perfect… she aired it right…. her resonance with … even tho she didn’t have him… Billy… was a dream…. the “alliance” she had with Victoria… and or fine line… was must see Jane Elliott… a true persona a lively woman… who cares about her craft… who innately… stays out of the limelight… a true force of nature.. who imbues character… unforseen she deserves to WIN…. I know that she’s aware of the business… and would delight in the emmy goes to GOD… excuse… Joe Scully, 3rd.. was such a maligned decision… of canvas… LOVE was wafting in the air… a permeated of senses was true my one and only : Kelly Sullivan… where in this current realm… can you say all time newbie discovered… who radiated everything… about her… was charmed… eloquent… spot on… delivered… real… came on like gangbusters… the biggest blunder of the RC/FV regime. see Patricio… “…Kelly Sullivan! For an amazing two years!” where do you go from this? why can you not see… RC/FV that Kelly Sullivan come back as Kate… just make it… Read more »

Selena.C.
Selena.C.

*Y&R* elizabeth or amelia!

west virgina fan
west virgina fan

Anyone that says GH doesn’t really write for vets or respect their established characters should look at Jane Elliot’s reel–best writing in any of these noms–subtle, drawing on decades of character development and deeply respect of the power and the dreams of a mature woman. (Now if we can only hope that Tracy is going along with Fluke to catch him (and maybe find the original before he is killed–if she is really as stupid as she seems in the current story line, then it will be one giant step forward and then several slides back)

Patrick
Patrick

“OMG” elizabeth hendrickson : reel : did she not hit every stimuli , every button, every note… on Q I”m staggered : having watched it for the first time. I fully realize she deserves to win. as she’s telling Kevin : she shares how Dehila : can talk and talk…. ( what mother wouldn’t not get over her young one relating and communicating with) and how she’s more than bereft that she’s never going to hear her again… Chloe’ life has gone still All soaps delivered human emotion… that triggered highs and lows… this past year… with Genoa City was earth shattering… in front of the camera and behind the scenes… i have to prop and give accolade to how superlative… this Dehlia story… evoked… how Y&R delivered their #1… Amelia Heinle : is not to be taken lightly. she delivers her act… plus she’s carrying the Newmans. she may have been the step parent… she didn’t love any less…. and she loved with every fiber of her being… Billy Abbott… I would have done the same things… continued on… to love and support my husband… knowing he’s grief stricken… and I’d have taken the bullets… because love draws you in… and the pain and process is just that… to align… and plane together… is a hoped for eventual eye to eye together Victoria is the cornerstone… the supplanted if you will… as she’s not a son… ie: Nick… and wasn’t culled from… and yet.. when they do… (y&r production) she rises to the occasion… and beams for every person… out their… the audience cries cheers and bemoans the fact(s) this woman… regardless if she’s the step mother… and her husband… lost HIS child… it’s still a part of her Y&R can deliver… what the heck is happening… since this… a staggering production… of story telling… that top notch actors gave spent and read the script and ripped out our hearts… with ACTion beautiful MCE: was fine… in featuring and showcasing… Steve Burton… and he is propped up in my eyes… for elevating and furthering along… a good story… who’s the father… they both did a fine job… supporting… Michael Muhney. Jane Elliott : I am always waiting… and waiting… and hoping.. that she will one day… as she stated to Luke… I want what ever woman dreams of… true love… my soul mate.. if it takes the rest of my life.. to my last dying breath… I’ll hope and want as much.. and deserved like… a man to dream with wasn’t what I would cull emmy win… but nontheless.. features how reliant and golden Jane Elliott gives… the audience not this year.. but certainly.. she deserves to put her ring in the arc and go with Kelly Sullivan : still IS a STAND out… look at how well they played of off each other… how good… and above par excellence Maurice Benard and Kelly Sullvan… together.. with natural ease… and conviction… on their instinctual nuanced natural delivery… this pair… Read more »

carinamia
carinamia

1) E hendrickson
2) Amelia
3) Melissa clair

Vicky
Vicky

I want a tie in the SUPPORTING ACTRESS category this year! Amelia and Elizabeth NAILED THEIR PERFORMANCES and made EVERY Viewer sob uncontrollably with them for MONTHS! These were DAILY MUST SEE PERFORMANCES–even though NO ONE CONDONED JFP going here and killing this darling child–Delia–the next generation Abbot!

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