So we’ve got the Daytime Emmy Awards coming up.
This is one of Snoopy’s most anticipated events of the year. As an avid
CBS watcher, Snoopy is pleased to see many nominees representing CBS.
Snoopy will only comment on the CBS nominees, as to be fair, because
Snoopy is not as familiar with the candidates on other networks. Let’s
look at the leading ladies.
Best Leading Actress
Crystal Chappell: Snoopy can see Crystal
taking it this year. She’s patiently been moving up the ranks to this
category. Crystal’s always been a powerhouse, but this year, she’s had
a storyline to back it up.
Jeanne Cooper: The lady defines the meaning
of the word class. She is no doubt a gifted performer, but Snoopy
thinks that her storyline doesn’t give her the momentum she needs to be
in this category.
Michelle Stafford: This red head can do it all,
comedy, drama, suspense. Michelle Stafford can make you feel sorry for
her or hate her. The tape she submitted of giving birth in the elevator
was pure gold, and it didn’t hurt that the scene was with one of her
best acting partners, Peter Bergman. As much as Snoopy likes Michelle,
she’s already won two Emmy’s and one in the lead category.
Maura West: Talk about a powerhouse! Snoopy
loves Maura West, and hopes she takes it this year. If she ever had
some standout scenes, it was this year during her break-up storyline
with Jack. This lady has been rocking As the World Turns for years. It
would be refreshing to see her get the accolades that she deserves.
Kim Zimmer: What can Snoopy or anyone say
about this daytime legend? Snoopy was none to fond of her cancer
storyline, but Kim rocked it. She had a stand-out year again, but she’s
already won four Emmys, and Snoopy thinks that perhaps there are 1 or 2
ladies that had more of a standout year.
Should have been nominated: Sharon Case
Best Lead Actor
Peter Bergman: This man says it all with his
eyes in every single scene. Peter is a fantastic actor, who can reach
and display an emotional level of vulnerability that many male actors
don’t. Peter is Snoopy’s fave to win.
Michael Park: He has such a wonderful
presence and did fantastic work in his story this year. Snoopy is not
sure if his storyline allowed him to display the same range as Peter
Ricky Paull Goldin: Snoopy hasn’t tuned in
much to Guiding Light this year, but viewers and critics seem to love the man, so he
definitely can’t be counted out.
Christian LeBlanc: Christian is a fascinating actor
to watch on screen. One moment he is humorous and the next he displays
such and intensity and almost viciousness as the legal eagle. Christian
always does good work. His scenes this year, dealing with his crazy
Should have been nominated: Robert Newman (Josh, GL):
Eric Braden (Victor, Y&R)
Gina Tognoni: Who doesn’t love this woman?
Her version of Dinah Marler has been dynamite. She’s done great work
this year, once again. Snoopy’s only concern is that she took home the
Emmy in this category last year.
Leslie Kay: Her portrayal of Felicia
Forrester definitely brought a new energy and vitality to The Bold & The
Beautiful. She did beautiful work during her cancer storyline.
However, her storyline for the second half of 2006 was virtually
non-existent, leaving Snoopy worried that her wonderful work might be
forgotten or too far from memory.
Should have been nominated: Kelley Menighan-Hensley;
Beth Chamberlin: Judith Chapman
Trent Dawson: Actors don’t come any more
versatile than Trent. He steals every scene. However, Snoopy thinks
that the year before was truly Trent’s shining year.
Kristoff St. John: Kristoff is a very
grounded actor, which may make him seem understated in a lot of his
scenes with Victoria Rowell. He does nice work, and he especially had
good story to work with this year, when he found out that Lily was not
Dru’s daughter. He also did pretty great work in his non-affair with
Should have been nominated: Winsor Harmon (Thorne,
Van Hansis: This young man made a seamless
transition into the role of Luke Snyder. He did a wonderful job of
bringing Luke out, without being too over the top. He is a top
Bryton McClure: It’s too bad that Bryton doesn’t get
as much story as he should, because he is a good actor, and he brings a
naturalness to his work that you don’t see some times in young actors.
Snoopy is not sure that the scenes he submitted will bring him the gold,
but Snoopy is always pleased with his work. Now if we could just get
his character a girlfriend.
Jesse Soffer: This young man has practically
grown up on soaps and has become a fine actor. He’s done some great
work this year. What Snoopy loves about Jessie is the realness that he
brings. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s got great chemistry with
Jennifer Landon. The two bring out the best in each other in a scene.
Tom Pelphrey: Tom has brought the daytime
world to its feet. He’s intense, he’s wild, and he’s unpredictable.
It’s pretty clear that he’s had another stellar year. He’s a clear
Alexandra Chando: How adorable is she? Alex
has really surprised Snoopy in a good way. She came on as a meddling
little sister to Henry Coleman, and has grown to be an essential member
of Oakdale’s teen crowd. Alex, whose character can be quirky, rose to
the occasion during the Slasher storyline. Go Alex!
Jennifer Landon: Jennifer portrays the perfect
young heroine in Gwen Norbeck. She’s had great scenes this year with
the slasher storyline as well and dealing with Jennifer’s death. Don’t
count Jen out.
Stephanie Gatschet: What a way to go out with
a bang Steph! Stephanie has never done better work than this past
year. Snoopy’s concerned that her beautiful and understated
performances might be overshadowed by her scene partners (particularly
Tom Pelphrey). But a note to remember is that it takes two actors to
make a supercouple work.
Should have been nominated: Adrianne Leon: Marci