The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards are coming up fast, and leading up to it, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences have been releasing the submission reels of the nominated actors so fans can see exactly the same scenes that the judges are when they vote on who should win the Emmy!
Check out these incredible reels from Lead Actress contenders Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GENERAL HOSPITAL), Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS), Heather Tom (Katie, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL), Jess Walton (Jill, Y&R), and Laura Wright (Carly, GH) and see if you can predict who will be the winner!
Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH)
Grahn had plenty of meaty material to sink her teeth into over the past year, and for her official Emmy reel, she went with a variety of scenes where Alexis pushed Julian away after he learned she was pregnant, when the lawyer woke up after her drunken one-night stand and tried to keep her composure when confronted by Jax, getting drunk with Julian, and responding to Julian’s confession where he tried to make things right.
Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R)
Tognoni’s powerful reel starts with Phyllis on the stand angrily testifying about how Victor hired Marco to impersonate Jack, then continues after the trial where she opened up to Billy. The final scenes on her reel were the ones in which Jack confronted Phyllis about sleeping with his brother, Billy and she begged him not to leave her.
Heather Tom (Katie, B&B)
Tom’s reel opens with the scene where Katie is shocked to find Brooke hiding under her bed and assumes the worst, then continues with her accusing Bill and Brooke of having an affair behind her back. Next is the scene where Bill confronts Katie about her drinking, followed by the scenes where she regains her strength and tells Bill and Brooke exactly what she thinks of them destroying her family.
Jess Walton (Jill, Y&R)
For her Emmy reel, Walton selected scenes where Jill berates Billy for his drinking and bad behavior, warns Phyllis to stay away from Jack and Billy, and unloads on everyone in the hospital as they wait for word on Billy’s condition.
Laura Wright (Carly, GH)
Wright chose to open her tape with a sweet scene where Carly gave Morgan the jade medallion, followed by one where she begged Sonny not to assassinate Julian. Then she showcases her talent with the emotional scenes where Dante tells Carly that Morgan has died, and she breaks down in grief. Next are the scenes where she opened up to Michael and left Sonny, and it concludes with her leaning on Jason for support.
Now that you’ve seen each and every one of the official submissions in the Lead Actress category, you know just how difficult the decision is for the judges to try and select a winner! Don’t forget to tune in at 8:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 30, to find out who takes home the gold!
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