THE 29th ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS
soapcentral.com panelists predict the Emmy winners: Mary Mosholder
Posted Thursday, May 09, 2002 10:03:54 PM
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Mary is a regular viewer of As the World Turns (since 1993) and Guiding
Light.(since 1988). She began watching soaps in grade school in early
80's when she watched the final months of Search for Tomorrow and then
went on to watch The Young and the Restless. She has at some point been a
regular viewer of all the soaps currently on the air with the exception of
Passions. However ATWT and GL are the only soaps she's followed for an
extended amount of time. Though she is mostly familiar with her own
shows, she's tried to be objective and made her predictions based on who
she felt had the edge over the fellow nominees. (it just so happened that
most happened to be with her shows)
Mary was the "big winner" in last year's SOC Emmy picking contest.
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
As the World Turns: Outstanding acting, great story, a consistently good
year. I'd say ATWT will win again.
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR
Hunt Block: This was a tough one. Bergman, Irizarry and Block all have
equal chances of winning. But I'd say the edge goes to Block for his
scenes dealing with Bryant's death. He really showed his range the end of
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS
Colleen Zenk Pinter: Another instance where the actor's story gives them
the edge. Pinter showed her range by starting 2001 with a sane Barbara
and ending it with a bitter, twisted Barbara.
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR
Josh Duhamel: Another tough one. I ruled out the ATWT nominees and then
had to decide between the remaining whom I'm not too familiar with. It's
between Consuelos and Duhamel and I have a hunch that Duhamel will get
this one. It seems like he holds his own with Irizarry and the excellent
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Maura West: In my opinion, Maura is the actress who shows the most range
in her acting, so I think she'll win.
OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR
Jordi Vilasuso: This was the hardest category to pick. I'm so torn between
Vilasuso and McCartney. Though McCartney may have had a better story last
year (as the troubled JR) Vilasuso's character is so multi-faceted (one
minute he's a hot headed mobster, the next he's very sensitive). I'd say
that gives him the edge.
OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS
Eden Riegel: This was the process of elimination. I ruled out the
actresses on my shows and I'm not too familiar with Finnigan's story.
Riegel has had to play the reprcussions of Bianca's coming out, so that
gives her the edge.
OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A DRAMA SERIES
As The World Turns.
I have to go with ATWT. Like 2000, last year's stories were consistently
PICKS AT A CLICK (Check an overview of all our panelists' picks)
DAN J KROLL (Soap Opera Central Founder)
MARY MOSHOLDER (Last year's prediction winner)
JEROME YOUNG (Daily Recapper)
SARAH BETH CURRY (Daily Recapper)
LIZ LEE (Message Board Monitor)
LISA CHRISTINE SVENSON (Writer and non-soap watcher)