Brooklyn Rae Silzer is over the moon about her very first Daytime Emmy Award nomination for playing GENERAL HOSPITAL‘s Emma Drake — of course, being a kid, she was at school when the big news was announced!
“I was just finishing up science, and the phone rang,” she tells Soaps In Depth of learning she was up for Outstanding Younger Actress. “The message was, ‘Brooklyn, please hurry up at the end of the day.’ I always take a while to pack up. At the end of the day, I opened the door and saw huge balloons everywhere and my mom was carrying them.
“She said, ‘Guess what? You’re nominated!’” Silzer continues. “My friends were jumping and screaming and we were hugging. We took a lot of photos, too. I just couldn’t believe it. I was in shock. I was so surprised.”
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Of course, her former on-screen parents, Jason Thompson (ex-Patrick, now THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ Billy) and Kimberly McCullough (ex-Robin) were quick to text her their congratulations.
“Kimberly said, ‘That’s my little booger! Great job!’” Silzer reveals. “And then Jason said, ‘Awesome! We’re so proud of you.’ It was really nice because Jason was my acting coach through the whole thing. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without him.”
Silzer has attended Daytime Emmy Awards ceremonies before, but this is the first time she’ll be doing so as a nominee! “I’ve always dreamed of maybe being nominated for the Emmys,” she confides, “and it came true!”
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